The Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research

The IBMR team comprises 18 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

KielcoltGlaserJanice

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 works in the field of psychoneuroimmunology and is the principle investigator in the Stress and Health Research Program. Her current research interests include the interaction between stress and health, longer-term mental and physical health of cancer survivors, and the mind-body interventions to modulate endocrine and immune responses in cancer survivors. 


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MalarkeyWilliam

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. He specializes in pituitary disorders and his research interests include stress and health outcomes. He has published over 190 articles, as well as several reference articles and book chapters, and is a Landacre Society Awardee.


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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. He received his bachelor’s degree from Fordham University, and his master’s and doctorate from Rutgers University. He has authored over 140 articles, is a former AAAS Fellow and serves on the editorial staff of Brain, Behavior and Immunity. His research interests include psychoneuroimmunology, neuroendocrine regulation of inflammation, neuroimmunology, stress biology, and immunity to viral and bacterial challenges.


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GodboutJonathan

Jonathan Godbout, PhD

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

Jonathan Godbout is an associate professor of Neuroscience at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He is the Assistant Director for Basic Science of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research and faculty member of the Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair. His background is in neuroscience, immunology and biochemistry, with specific training and expertise in microglia, inflammatory cytokines and behavior. Dr. Godbout's research has been concentrated in the areas of aging, neuroimmunology and neurotrauma.

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Our Researchers

Our leaders

Staff

Maria Ariza, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Molecular Virology, Immunology, & Medical Genetics

ariza.3@osu.edu

614-366-3065

Michael Bailey, PhD

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

Martha Belury, PhD, RDN

Carol S. Kenney Professor of Nutrition

Belury.1@osu.edu

614-292-1680

Lisa Christian, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health

Lisa.Christian@osumc.edu

614-293-0936

Courtney DeVries, PhD

Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology; Adjunct Professor for the College of Nursing

courtney.devries@osumc.edu

614-292-7353

Charles Emery, PhD

Professor of Psychology and Internal Medicine

emery.33@osu.edu

614-688-3061

Jonathan Godbout, PhD

Assistant Director for Basic Science, Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research; Associate Professor, Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair

jonathan.godbout@osumc.edu

614-293-3456

Mireia Guerau-de-Arellano, PharmD, PhD

Assistant 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

Tamar Gur, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, and Obstetrics & Gynecology

gur.2@osu.edu

Michelle Humeidn, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Division of Neuroanesthesiology

Michelle.Humeidan@osumc.edu

614-293-7308

Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, PhD

Director, Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research; S. Robert Davis; Distinguished University Professor

kiecolt-glaser.1@osu.edu

614-293-3499

Stanley Lemeshow, PhD

Professor of Biostatistics

lemeshow.1@osu.edu

614-247-8779

William B. Malarkey, MD

Professor Emeritus, Department of Internal Medicine, Director, Clinical Research Center, Associate Director, Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research

William.Malarkey@osumc.edu

614-293-8775

Randy J. Nelson, PhD

Chair of Department of Neuroscience, Brumbaugh Chair in Brain Research and Teaching, Professor of Neuroscience

randy.nelson@osumc.edu

614-688-8327

Phillip Popovich, PhD

Director of the Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair, Professor of Neuroscience

popovich.2@osu.edu

614-688-8576

Leah Pyter, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

leah.pyter@osumc.edu

614-293-3496

Ning Quan, PhD

Professor of Biosciences; adjunct professorship in Medical Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics and the Neuroscience Program

quan.14@osu.edu

614-366-1037

John Sheridan, PhD, MS

Associate Director, Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research

john.sheridan@osumc.edu

614-293-3571

Baldwin Way, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychology

way.37@osu.edu

614-292-3348

Caroline Whitacre, PhD

Senior Vice President for Research, Professor of Microbial Infection and Immunity

whitacre.3@osu.edu

614-247-8356

Marshall Williams, PhD

Professor of Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics, and Microbiology

marshall.williams@osumc.edu

614-293-6175