Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry University of Wisconsin, 1977; M.D. University of Miami School of Medicine, 1986; Residency Stanford University 1986-1990
Scholarship and Research
Dr. Ironson has over 200 publications in the field of behavioral medicine applied to HIV/AIDS, cancer, and cardiovascular disease, is past president of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research Society (a senior level organization by invitation only), and is current or past member of the editorial board of five journals (International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Mind/Body Medicine, AIDS and Behavior, Health Psychology, and Journal of Applied Psychology). She has directed or co-directed federally funded research studies investigating psychological factors in long survival with HIV/AIDS, stress management in HIV and cancer, massage therapy and immunity, and the biological effects of trauma in underprivileged people, people with HIV, and people at risk for HIV. Finally, she set up and runs the trauma treatment program at the University of Miami Psychological Services Center, which makes available to the community (on a sliding scale basis) both traditional (PE, CPT) and newer (EMDR) approaches to treatment. Her current areas of focus include examining positive psychological factors and health (especially spirituality) and trauma. She is one of the core investigators in the nationwide Templeton Landmark study on Spirituality and Health, and has just completed another study on treating trauma in men at risk for HIV.