Gail H. Ironson, M.D., Ph.D.,

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 100 publications in the field of behavioral medicine applied to HIV/AIDS, cancer and cardiovascular disease, is incoming 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 (Mind/Body Medicine, AIDS and Behavior, Heath Psychology, International Journal of Behavioral Medicine 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 cancer, HIV/AIDS, and cardiac illness, massage therapy and immunity, and the biological effects of trauma (Hurricane Andrew).  Finally, she set up and runs the trauma treatment program at the University of Miami Psychological Services Center, that makes available to the community (on a sliding scale basis) both traditional (PE) and newer (EMDR) approaches to treatment.  Her particular interests involve looking at the impact of psychological factors on the immune, neuroendocrine, and cardiovascular systems, and on health.