How does psychological stress influence physical and mental health? Why are some people more vulnerable to the effects of stress, while others are resilient and even thrive after experiencing stressful events? Do mind-body interventions improve health outcomes, and what are the pathways that underlie these effects? The Mind-Body Research lab seeks to address these questions using observational, experimental, and intervention approaches. We are particularly interested in the immune system as a key pathway linking mind and body.
Julienne E. Bower, Ph.D.
Professor, UCLA Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry/Biobehavioral Sciences
Associate Director, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
Member, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
*Dr. Bower is accepting applications for new graduate students for 2024! For information about the UCLA Health Psychology Program, please see our website: https://health.psych.ucla.edu/.