Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research

GlaserRonProfessor Emeritus in the Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology & Medical Genetics, Founding Director of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, Director of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, Environmental Health Sciences Professor in the College of Public Health, Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine

Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, Wexner Medical Center

120C Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research
460 Medical Center Drive
Columbus, Oh. 43210
Phone: 614-293-0178

General Research: Dr. Glaser has been involved in the cell biology, molecular biology, and immunology of EBV and cancer for 37 years.  In 1982, Dr. Glaser started a collaboration with Dr. Kiecolt-Glaser and established a program combining behavior with the Virology and Cellular Immunology Laboratory in order to study the consequences of commonplace stressful events on the interactions among the CNS, endocrine, and immune systems.  This line of research has also allowed Dr. Glaser to continue his studies of EBV latency from a clinical perspective.  Dr. Glaser has been recognized as one of the World's Most Cited Authors comprised of less than one-half of one percent of all publishing researchers.  In 2004, he was elected as an AAAS fellow and served as president of the Psychneuroimmunology Research Society.  Dr. Glaser has been the principal investigator on three Program Project Grants and the Center grant in the field of Psychoneuroimmunology and the PI on an NIH post-doctoral training grant also in this area.  Many of the faculty involved in all three Program Project Grants, the Center grant and the Training grant are part of the training faculty.

Research Interests: Tumor virology/stress and immunology

PubMed articles


1962 B.A., University Of Bridgeport
1964 M.S., University of Rhode Island
1968 Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Editorial Activities:

present  International Journal of Cancer
present  Archives of Psychiatry
present  Psychoneuroendocrinology
present  Psychological Bulletin
present  Journal of Leukocyte Biology
present  Journal of Clinical Immunology
present  JAMA
present  British Journal of Psychiatry
present  Biological Psychiatry
present  Journal of Immunology
present  Nature Immunology
present  Virology
present  Psychosomatic Medicine
1988-present  Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
1992-present  International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
1993-present  Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research
1994-2005  Journal of Behavioral Medicine
2007-present  International Journal of Oncology


1968-1969  National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellowship Award.
1974-1979  Leukemia Society Scholar Award (equivalent to an NIH Research Career Development Award).
1975  Visiting Fellow, awarded by the International Association for Research on Cancer (WHO), Lyon, France (not utilized).
1975  Listed - American Men and Women of Science.
1975  Fellow of the Franco-American Exchange program. Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health and INSERM.
1977  Fellow of the Franco-American Exchange Program. International Center at the National Institutes of Health and INSERM.
1980  Invited to Cancer Institute. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, and Shanghai Institute of Cell Biology, Academia Sinica, Shanghai, People's Republic of China.
1981  Listed - Who's Who in Technology Today, Who's Who in the Midwest and Who's Who in the United States.
1983  Invited Visiting Faculty, Arkansas Medical Society.
1984  Selected by National Academy of Science to write the Review of Collaborations with the People's Republic of China in the area of cancer. This document was this body's recommendation to our government in regard to future scientific exchanges.
1984  Listed - Who's Who in Professionals and Resources in Cancer Research..
1986  Invited guest lecturer, Hunan Medical College, Changsha, Hunan, People's Republic of China.
1987  Invited to be the Consulting Editor for Oncology Overview: Viral Etiology of Human Cancer, Part IV, Epstein-Barr Virus, by the National Cancer Institute.
1989  Invited to testify before the Congressional Advisory Panel on Alzheimer's Disease, Washington, D.C.
1990  Ida Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor.
1991  Invited key speaker. Graduate Student Association.
1992  Recipient of 3rd Annual Lectureship of The Fund for Psychoneuroimmunology.
1993  Recipient of the 1st Simson First Foundation Research Award.
1994  Gilbert and Kathryn Mitchell Endowed Chair in Medicine.
1995  Distinguished Scholar Award. Office of Research.
1995  Listed, Who's Who in the World.
1995  Listed, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.
1997  Recipient of the SPHERE research award ($60,000). Dow Chemical Company Foundation.
1997  Invited to testify before the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education briefing, Washington, DC.
1997  Listed, American Men and Women of Science.
1998  Listed, Strathmore™ Who’s Who and National Registrar’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals.
2000  Listed, International Who’s Who of Professionals.
2001  Appointed to a seven member advisory panel for the Basic Biobehavioral Research Brain Initiative for the National Cancer Institute.
2002  Recognized by Thomson (formerly ISI) as one of the World’s Most Cited Authors comprised of less than one half of one percent of all publishing researchers.
2003  President of the PsychoNeuroImmunology Research Society (PNIRS) (International).
2003  Chair. Scientific Advisory Committee.
2003  AAAS Fellow.
2004  Recipient of the Norman Cousins Memorial Lectureship Award. Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society.
2004  Organizing Committee. National Institute on Aging Workshop Inflammation, Inflammatory Cytokines and Aging, September 1-2, 2004  Bethesda, MD.
2004  Co-chair. National Cancer Institute’s workshop. Exploring the Integration of Psychoneuroimmunology and Tumor Immunology in Cancer Control Research, April 15-16, 2004 - Bethesda, MD.
2004  Listed, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.
2006  Listed, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education.
2006-2007  Past President. Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research (ABMR) (International).
2006-2008  Member, Institute of Medicine of The National Academy of Science's Committee on Military Nutrition Research.
2007  Epiphany CFIDS Advisory Board Member.
2007  Executive Committee, Emory/OSU Alliance for Predictive and Personalized Health.
2007  President, Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research (international).
2007  Advisory Committee, Sixth International Conference on HHV - 6 & 7.
2007  Committee Member, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory panel to the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
2007  Listed, Biltmore Who's Who Executive and Professional Registry, Honors Edition.
2008  Listed, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education.
2008-2009  Listed, Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals.
2009  Scientific Advisory Board - Johnson & Johnson Corp..
2009  Reviewer NIH study section Biobehavioral Mechanisms of Emotion, Stress and Health (MESH).
2009  Listed, Who's Who in America.
2009  Mentor-MICR Professional Advancement Roundtable.
2009  Listed, Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals.
2009-2012  Listed, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare. Who's Who.
2010  Listed, Who's Who in America.
2010  Selected by the editor to highlight my research accomplishments. International Journal of Oncology.
2011-present  Invited Guest Lecturer. State of the Knowledge Workshop.
2011-2012  Listed, Who's Who in Science and Engineering.
2013-present  Distinguished Professor. College of Medicine.

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