||PROFILE — Sheldon Cohen
Robert E. Doherty Professor of Psychology
Psychology office: 335D Baker Hall
Psychology phone: 412-268-2336
Laboratory for the Study of Stress,
Immunity and Disease
Lab link: http://www.psy.cmu.edu/~scohen
Dr. Cohen's work focuses on the roles of stress and social support systems in health
and well-being. He has published pioneering theoretical and empirical work on the
effects of aircraft noise on health and development of school children, and on the
roles of stress and social networks in physical and mental health. During the last
25 years, he has been studying the effects of stress, affect, and social support on
immunity and susceptibility to infectious disease. His experimental laboratory work
focuses on establishing the neuroendocrine (hormonal) pathways that may link
psychological states to alterations in the immune system, while his correlational
work focuses on identifying neuroendocrine, immune, and behavioral pathways that
link stress, personality, and social networks to disease susceptibility. His classic
work on the role of psychosocial factors in susceptibility to the common cold has
been published in the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the
American Medical Association.
Click HERE for here a Complete list of Publications
Cohen, S., Janicki-Deverts, D., Turner, R. B., Marsland, A. L., Casselbrant, M. L., Li-Korotky, H-S, Epel, E. S., & Doyle, W. J. (in press, 2013). Childhood Socioeconomic Status, Telomere Length, and Susceptibility to Upper Respiratory Infection. Brain, Behavior and Immunity.
Cohen, S., Janicki-Deverts, D., Turner, R. B., Casselbrant, M. L., Li-Korotky, H-S., Epel, E. S. & Doyle, W. J. (2013). Association between telomere length and experimentally induced upper respiratory viral infection in healthy adults. Journal of the American Medical Association, 309, 699-705.
Cohen, S., Janicki-Deverts, D., Doyle, W. J., Miller, G. E., Frank, E., Rabin, B. S., and Turner, R. B. (2012). Chronic stress, glucocorticoid receptor resistance, inflammation and disease risk. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109, 5995-5999.
Cohen, S., Janicki-Deverts, D., Crittenden, C. & Sneed, R. (2012) Personality and human immunity. In S.C.Segerstrom (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Psychoneuroimmunology (pp. 146-169). New York: Oxford University Press.
Cohen, S., & Janicki-Deverts, D. (2012). Who's stressed? Distributions of psychological stress in the United States in probability samples from 1983, 2006 and 2009. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 42, 1320–1334.
Assistants to Dr. Cohen:
Ellen Conser, firstname.lastname@example.org
Denise Janicki-Deverts, email@example.com
Current Graduate Students:
Crista Crittenden, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rodlescia Sneed, email@example.com
Curriculum Vitae (pdf file)
Laboratory for the Study of Stress, Immunity and Disease
Pittsburgh Mind-Body Center
APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award
APA Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award
MacArthur Network on SES & Health
ISI Highly Cited Author
IOM Member (Institute of Medicine)
CMU Directory Information
Wikipedia: Perceived Stress Scale