Michael H. Antoni

Michael H. Antoni, Ph.D.

Professor
University of Miami, 1986

Director, Center for Psycho-Oncology Research
Editor, Int'l Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Psychology & Health

Psycho-oncology, AIDS and psychoneuroiminunology: coping styles, social support, life event stress, and health/disease.

Research Interests

My research interests within the field of behavioral medicine/health psychology are focused in psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) particularly as it applies to certain human cancers and viral infections such as HIV-1 infection.  Most of my work centers on delineating PNI mechanisms underlying the associations between stressors and stress reduction on the one hand and immune and endocrine system changes and physical disease course on the other, in the context of persons dealing with immune-mediated diseases such as certain cancers, HIV/AIDS, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Selected Publications

Fekete, E., Antoni, M.H., Lopez, C., Mendez, A., Szeto, A., Fletcher, M.A., Klimas, N., Kumar, M. & Schneiderman, N. (in press) Stress Buffering Effects of Oxytocin on HIV Status in Low Income Ethnic Minority Women. Psychoneuroendocrinology.

Lopez, C. , Antoni, M.H., Penedo, F., Weiss, D., Cruess, S., Segotas, M.C., Helder, L., Siegel, S., Klimas, N. & Fletcher, M.A. (in press). A Pilot study of Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management Effects on Stress, Quality of life, and Symptoms in Persons with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Journal of Psychosomatic Research.

Lutgendorf, S., Mullen-Houser, E., Russell, D., DeGeest, K., Jacobsen, G., Hart, L., Bender, D., Buekers, T., Goodheart, M., Antoni, M.H., Sood, A., & Lubaroff, D. (2010). Preservation of Immune Function in Cervical Cancer Patients during chemoradiation using a Novel Integrative Approach. Brain, Behavior and Immunity, 24, 1231 - 1240.

Lutgendorf, S., Sood, A. & Antoni, M.H. (2010). Host Factors and Cancer Progression: Biobehavioral Signaling Pathways and Interventions. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 28, 4094 - 4099.

Antoni, M. H., Lechner, S., Diaz, A., Vargas, S., Holley, H., Phillips, K., McGregor, B. A., & Carver, C. S., & Blomberg, B. (2009). Cognitive behavioral stress management effects on psychosocial and physiological adaptation in women undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Brain, Behavior and Immunity, 23, 580 - 591.

McGregor, B. & Antoni, M.H. (2009). Psychological intervention and health outcomes among women treated for breast cancer: a review of stress pathways and biological mediators. Brain Behavior and Immunity, 23, 159 - 166.

Phillips, K.M., Antoni, M.H., Lechner, S.C., Blomberg, B.B., et al. (2008). Stress management intervention reduces serum cortisol and increases relaxation during treatment for nonmetastatic breast cancer. Psychosomatic Medicine, 70, 1044-1049. PMID: 18842742.

Antoni, M.H., Pereira, D. B., Buscher, I. , Ennis, N., Peake-Andrasik, M. Rose, R., McCalla, J., Simon, T., Fletcher, MA, Lucci, J., Efantis-Potter, J., & O'Sullivan, M.J. (2008). Stress Management Effects on perceived stress and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia in low-income HIV Infected Women. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 65, 389 - 401.

Antoni, M.H., Wagner, S., Cruess, D., Kumar, M., Lutgendorf, S., Ironson, G., Dettmer, E., Williams, J., Klimas, N., Fletcher, M, & Schneiderman, N.(2000) Cognitive behavioral stress management reduces distress and 24-hour urinary free cortisol among symptomatic HIV+ gay men. Ann Beh Med, 22, 29 - 37.

Antoni, M.H., Cruess, D., Klimas, N., Maher, K., Cruess, S., Kumar, M., Lutgendorf, S., Ironson, G., Schneiderman, N., & Fletcher, M.A. (2002) Stress management and immune system reconstitution in symptomatic HIV-infected gay men over time: Effects on transitional naïve T-cells (CD4+CD45RA+CD29+). American Journal of Psychiatry. 159, 143 - 145.

Penedo, F.J., Dahn, J.R., Molton, I., Gonzalez, J., Roos, B., Schneiderman, N., & Antoni, M. (2004). Cognitive-Behavioral Stress Management improves quality of life and stress management skill in men treated for localized prostate cancer. Cancer, 100, 192 - 200.

Antoni, M.H., Cruess, D., Klimas, N., Maher, K., Cruess, S., Lechner, S., Carrico, A., Kumar, M., Lutgendorf, S., Ironson, G., Fletcher, M.A., & Schneiderman, N. (2005) Increases in a marker of immune system reconstitution are predated by decreases in 24-hour urinary cortisol output and depressed mood during a 10-week stress management intervention in symptomatic gay men. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 58, 3 - 13.

Antoni, M.H., Lutgendorf, S., Cole, S., Dhabhar, F., Sephton, S., McDonald, P., Stefanek, M., & Sood, A. (2006). The influence of biobehavioral factors on tumor biology, pathways and mechanisms. Nature Reviews Cancer, 6, 240 - 248.

Antoni, M.H., Caricco, A., Duran, R., Spitzer, S., Penedo, F., Ironson, G., Fletcher, M.A., Klimas, N. & Schneiderman, N. (2006). Randomized Clinical Trial of Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management on HIV Viral Load in Gay Men Treated with HAART. Psychosomatic Medicine, 68(1),143-151.

Antoni, M.H., Wimberly S. Lechner, S., et al. (2006). Reduction of cancer-specific thought intrusions and anxiety symptoms with a stress management intervention among women undergoing treatment for breast cancer. American Journal of Psychiatry, 163, 1791 - 1797. PMID: 17012691.

Books

Chesney, M. & Antoni, M.H. (Eds) (2002). Innovative Approaches to Health Psychology: Prevention and Treatment Lessons from AIDS. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association Press.

Christensen, A. & Antoni, M.H (Eds) (2002) Chronic Medical Disorders: Behavioral Medicine's Perspective. Oxford,U.K.: Blackwell Publishers.

Antoni, M.H. (2003) Stress Management Intervention for Women With Breast Cancer. Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association Press. [INFO]

Antoni, M.H. (2003) Stress Management Intervention for Women With Breast Cancer: Participant Workbook. Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association Press. [INFO]

Antoni, M.H., Ironson, G. & Schneiderman, N. (2007) Stress Management for Persons with HIV Infection. New York : Oxford University Press. [INFO]

Antoni, M.H., Ironson, G. & Schneiderman, N. (2007) Stress Management for Persons with HIV Infection: Participant Workbook. , New York: Oxford University Press. [INFO]

Penedo, F., Antoni, M.H. & Schneiderman, N. (2008) Stress Management for Prostate Cancer Recovery. New York : Oxford University Press.

Penedo, F., Antoni, M.H. & Schneiderman, N. (2008) Stress Management for Prostate Cancer Recovery: Participant Workbook. New York: Oxford University Press.

C. Park, S. Lechner, A. Stanton, & M. Antoni (Eds.). (2008). Positive Life Changes in the Context of Medical Illness. American Psychological Association Press, Washington, DC.

Teaching

Sample Syllabi
Psy 613/590: Psychoneuroimmunology
Psy 481DE: Seminar in Behavioral Medicine: Psychology and Cancer

Other

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University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology