Eli Puterman, PhD - Contact Information

Eli Puterman, PhD

Title: Assistant Professor in Adjunct Series


Department of Psychiatry, Center for Health and Community

Postgraduate Training:

University of California, San Francisco

Biography Summary:

I completed undergraduate degrees in Physiology and Psychology in Montreal, Quebec, my MA in Clinical Psychology and PhD in Health Psychology at The University of British Columbia. At UCSF, I was employed as a biostatistician at UCSF from 2009 through 2011, until I transitioned to the K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Clinical Expertise:

While I have a MA in clnical psychology, I am currently not licensed to practice.

Educational Expertise:

I lecture in the area of health psychology, with a focus on stress reactive psychological and biological pathways, and ways to promote healthy lifestyles.

Research Areas:

Primary areas of research are exercise as a stress buffer, stress and cell aging, financial stress and cardiovascular risk.


Physical activity; Psychosocial stress; Financial Strain; Cell aging; Cortisol

Campus Location: Laurel Heights

Publications on PubMed »


Leadership in research, education, psychiatric care and public service