The Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research

The IBMR team comprises 21 faculty researchers, making this interdisciplinary group perhaps the largest contingent of psychoneuroimmunology researchers in the world.

Our researchers have appointments in basic and clinical science departments and centers, including:

  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • College of Medicine
  • Center for Microbial Pathogenesis
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Public Health Division of Biostatistics
  • Department of Human Sciences
  • Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity
  • Department of Neuroscience
  • Department of Neurological Surgery
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Department of Pediatrics
  • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
  • Department of Psychology

Our Leaders

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Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, PhD

Director, Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research

Janice Kiecolt-Glaser is the director The Ohio State Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research and holds the S. Robert Davis Chair of Medicine in The Ohio State University College of Medicine and the title of Distinguished University Professor. She is the principle investigator in the Stress and Health Research Program.

 

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William Malarkey, MD

Associate Director, Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research

William Malarkey is the associate director of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research and director of The Ohio State Clinical Research Center. He is faculty emeritus-retiree in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine. His research interests include stress and health outcomes. 

 

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John Sheridan, PhD

Associate Director, Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research

John Sheridan is the associate director of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research and holds the George C. Paffenbarger Alumni Endowed Chair in Research. He is a professor of Oral Biology and of Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics at Ohio State.

 

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Jonathan Godbout, PhD

Assistant Director for Basic Science, Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research; Professor, Neuroscience

Dr. Godbout is a Professor of Neuroscience at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He is also appointed in the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research and Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair. 

 

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Our Researchers

Our Researchers

Maria Eugenia Ariza, PhD Research Assistant Professor, Cancer Biology and Genetics

Research Assistant Professor, Cancer Biology and Genetics
Ariza.3@osu.edu
614-366-3065

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Michael Bailey, PhD College of Medicine Principal Investigator, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University, College of Medicine Principal Investigator, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital Adjunct Associate Professor of Biosciences, The Ohio State University, College of Dentistry
Michael.Bailey2@nationwidechildrens.org
614-722-2764

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Charles Emery, PhD Professor and Department Chair, Clinical Faculty, Department of Psychology

Professor and Department Chair
Clinical Faculty, Department of Psychology
Emery.33@osu.edu
614-688-3061

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Johnathan Godbout, PhD Assistant Director for Basic Science, Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research

Assistant Director for Basic Science, Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research; Professor, Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair
Jonathan.Godbout@osumc.edu
614-293-3456

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Mireia Guerau-de-Arellano, PharmD, PhD Associate Professor, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Medical Laboratory Science Division

Associate Professor, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Medical Laboratory Science Division; Courtesy Joint Faculty Appointment, Department of Neuroscience; Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity
Mireia.Guerau@osumc.edu
614-293-4176

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Tamar Gur, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Health , Neuroscience, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Health, Neuroscience, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Associate Director, Medial Scientist Training Program
Gur.2@osu.edu

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Kathryn Lenz, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Department of Neuroscience

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Department of Neuroscience
Lenz.56@osu.edu
614-292-8565

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William B. Malarkey, MD Director, Clinical Research Center, Associate Director, Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research

Professor Emeritus, Department of Internal Medicine, Director, Clinical Research Center, Associate Director, Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research
William.Malarkey@osumc.edu
614-293-8775

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Phillip Popovich, PhD Director of the Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair; Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience; Director of the Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair

Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience
Co-Director of the Neuroscience Research Institute
Director of the Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair
Faculty Affiliate, Chronic Brain Injury
Popovich.2@osu.edu
614-688-8576

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