Director, Ohio State Institute for Behavioral Medicine
The Ohio State University
Janice Kiecolt-Glaser also holds the title of Distinguished University Professor as well as the S. Robert Davis Endowed Chair in the Ohio State College of Medicine. A clinical psychologist who works in the area of psychoneuroimmunology, she has more than 250 articles, chapters, and books. Her studies have demonstrated important health consequences of stress, including slower wound healing and impaired vaccine responses; they have also shown that chronic stress substantially accelerates inflammation which has been linked with many age-related diseases.
In addition, her programmatic work has focused on how personal relationships influence immune and endocrine function, and health. A newer segment of her research focuses on the intersection of nutritional neuroscience and psychoneuroimmunology; her recent work has shown that stress and depression can dysregulate energy metabolism following high-fat meals. Most notable among her honors is her elected membership in the National Academy of Medicine. A Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as well as the American Psychological Association, she received the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology twice. She has served on the editorial boards of 11 journals. Her research has been supported by a series of NIH grants, including a MERIT award.