Janice Kiecolt-Glaser

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Janice Kiecolt-Glaser
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2018 photo
Scientific career
InstitutionsOhio State Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research
WebsiteDepartment of Psychology

Janice K Kiecolt-Glaser is a psychologist, Director of the Ohio State Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research [1][2]. She specializes in psychoneuroimmunology.


Kiecolt-Glaser, who has written more than 250 publications (often in collaborations with her husband, virologist Ronald Glaser[3]), is a clinical psychologist working in the field of psychoneuroimmunology. Kiecolt-Glaser has served on eleven journal's editorial boards and she has been recognised for her Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology twice. She led the study at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center[4], contributing to the fields of research that show both stress and diets high in saturated fat lead to inflammation[5].

Her work focuses on ways stress and depression influence the immune and endocrine system and includes research on the relationship between physical fitness and inflammation, a reliable predictor of all-cause mortality in older adults[6]. Her research has expanded into the world of depression and stressors like daily conflicts, marital problems and major depressive disorders[6]


  1. ^ "4 Surprising Ways Your Immune System & Mood Are Connected". Bustle. Retrieved 2016-07-20.
  2. ^ "Relationship Problems? Try Getting More Sleep". New York Times. Retrieved 2017-09-05.
  3. ^ "Kiecolt-Glaser Offers New Paradigm on How Stress Kills". National Institute of Health. Retrieved 2019-04-22.
  4. ^ "Study: Women's stress can offset benefits of healthier foods". Fox 2 Detroit. Retrieved 2016-09-21.
  5. ^ "Anxiety 'counteracts all the benefits of healthy eating'". HealthMediciNet.com. Retrieved 2016-09-20.
  6. ^ a b "Director of Ohio State University College of Medicine Dr. Janice Kiecolt-Glaser to give lecture on stress". Penn State Daily Collegian. Retrieved 2017-04-24.

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