​OSU Ross ​Center for Brain Health and Performance

​ Dr. Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, Ph.D., is a professor of psychiatry and psychology at The Ohio State University and is the Director of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research at OSU's Wexner Medical Center.  Her research has demonstrated important health consequences of stress, including slower wound healing and impaired vaccine responses; and, that chronic stress substantially accelerates age-related changes in inflammation, linked to some cancers, cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, and frailty and function decline.  In addition, her programmatic work has focused on how personal relationships influence immune and endocrine function, and health.

Dr. Lisa Jaremka, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the University of Delaware. She is the Director of the Close Relationships and Health Lab where she studies human attachment and health. She predominantly studies human attachment and the effects of social disconnection on motivation, physiology, and health among both breast cancer survivors and healthy adults. Her expertise lies at the interface between physiology and psychology with a specialization in psychoneuroimmunology and psychoneuroendocrinology.

Dr. Ruchika Prakash, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the Department of Psychology at The Ohio State University. She is the Director of the Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory and Associate Director of Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging; a state-of-the-art neuroimaging research facility housed in the department of psychology. Her research interests center around designing and evaluating methodologically-rigorous randomized controlled trials of exercise training and mindfulness meditation. 

Dr. John V. Campo, MD, is Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He serves on the executive committee for the Stanley D. and Joan H. Ross Center for Brain Health and Performance. He is board certified in pediatrics, psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry. His interests include suicide prevention, the relationship between medically unexplained physical symptoms and emotional disorders, the delivery of evidence based behavioral health interventions, and the integration of mental health services into primary care medical settings.

Dr. Janet B. Reid, Ph.D., is CEO of BRBS World Consulting, LLC; and, a Founding Partner and retired Director of Global Novations, a management consulting firm that serves Fortune 100 corporations.  Previously at Procter & Gamble, she was a Research Chemist, Section Head and Brand Manager.  She earned a Ph.D. in Bioinorganic Chemistry from Howard University in 1979, and a B.S. in Chemistry in 1975.  She is recognized as a global thought-leader on issues of organizational structure, career development, diversity and inclusion, and globalization.  Dr. Reid serves on the Board of Trustees at both The Ohio State University and Xavier University.

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