Core Faculty

There are 20 core faculty in the program and 35 affiliated faculty including psychologists, psychiatrists, internists, pediatricians, and sociologists. Fellows will be expected to work with a primary mentor from among the core faculty, but also with other core and affiliated faculty.

See Affiliated Faculty 

Nancy Adler, PhD 
Program Director

Reproductive health and STD, Risk-taking behaviors, Socioeconomic determinants of health; Social-cognitive model, Secondary: stress and coping theory; Quasi-experimental design, Field research, Multi-level designs

Patricia Areán, PhD 

Depression, Mild cognitive impairment, Substance abuse (all in late life and ethnic minorities); Social learning theory; Clinical trials

Elissa Epel, PhD 

Psychoneuroendocrinology, Major depression, chronic stress, and medical comorbidity (obesity, risk for cardiovascular disease), Aging; Stress, appraisal, and coping theory, Translational neuroscience; Observational cohort studies, Experimental design, Psychobiological reactivity

Susan Folkman, PhD 

AIDS, Caregiving, Bereavement; Stress, appraisal, and coping theory; Observational cohort studies

Sharon Hall, PhD 

Drug abuse and dependence; Social learning theory; Clinical trials and process methods

Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD 

Adolescent decision-making and risk perceptions concerning risk behaviors, including tobacco and alcohol use and sexual behavior; Expectancy-value models, Cognitive appraisals, Theories of decision-making; Survey development, Quantitative and qualitative methodology

Margaret Kemeny, PhD 

Psychoneuroimmunology, Emotion/mood regulation, Inflammatory diseases, HIV; Cognitive appraisal models of emotion; Experimental designs, Randomized clinical trials, Observational cohort studies

  Alicia Lieberman, PhD 

Traumatic stress and traumatic bereavement in infancy and early childhood; Attachment theory and trauma theory and research; Clinical trials

Susan Millstein, PhD 

Risk judgment, Decision-making, Risk behavior; Behavioral decision theory, Emotion regulation, Cognitive development; Survey research, qualitative-quantitative mix, Experimental design

Stephen Morin, PhD 

HIV/AIDS policy and intervention; Social action theory, Diffusion of Innovation theory; Randomized controlled clinical trials, Qualitative research, Policy analysis

Judith Moskowitz, PhD 

HIV and other chronic illnesses, Chronic stress; Stress and coping theory; Longitudinal field studies

Ricardo F. Muñoz, PhD 

Depression prevention and treatment, Impact of depression on other health problems, especially smoking; Social learning theory, Cognitive-behavioral interventions; Randomized control trials, Internet research, Work with Spanish-speaking populations

Thomas Neylan, MD 

Posttraumatic stress disorder, Insomnia, Major depression; Psychobiology: sleep physiology; Neuroendocrinology, Neuropeptides, Brain imaging, Psychopharmacology; Sleep Disorders: polysomnography, quantitative sleep EEG analysis, Psychopharmacology- clinical trials

  Lauri Pasch, PhD 

Marital relationships and health, Social support, Infertility, Arthritis, Breast cancer; Stress, coping and adaptation, Cognitive behavioral theory; Laboratory observational studies, Field research, Clinical trials

  Victor Reus, MD 

Bipolar disorder, Depression, Tourette disorder, Nicotine dependence Biological determinants of behavior; Psychopharmacology, Clinical trials, Genetics, Neuroendocrinology

Jeanne Tschann, PhD 

Parental conflict, Adolescents' sexual relationships, sexuality, risk behavior, violence; Family systems theory, Stress and coping; Path models

  Constance Weisner, DrPH 

Alcohol and drug abuse; Individual, organizational, and environmental models of  access and utilization of health care; Clinical and health services trials, cost-effectiveness

Owen Wolkowitz, MD 

Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Substance abuse and dementia, Psychoneuroendocrinology; Biological psychiatry; Clinical trials, Psychopharmacology

Kristine Yaffe, MD 

Dementia, Geriatric depression; Geriatric psychiatry; Clinical trials, Prospective cohorts with repeated measures


Leadership in research, education, psychiatric care and public service