Peter J. Gianaros, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Department of Psychology

Graduate Student Advisees:

Caitlin DuPont

Thomas Kraynak

Kimberly Lockwood

Education & Training

  • PhD, Penn State University

Research Interests

Neurobiology of psychological stress, socioeconomic status, and cardiovascular disease risk.

Representative Publications

de Geus EJC, Gianaros PJ, Brindle RC, Jennings JR, Berntson GG (2018). Should heart rate variability be “corrected” for heart rate? Biological, quantitative, and interpretive considerations. Psychophysiology.

Gianaros PJ, Sheu LK, Uyar F, Koushik J, Jennings JR, Wager TD, Singh A, Verstynen T (2017). A brain phenotype for stressor-evoked cardiovascular reactivity. Journal of the American Heart Association.

Kraynak TE, Marsland AL, Wager TD, Gianaros PJ (2018). Functional neuroanatomy of peripheral inflammatory physiology: A meta-analysis of human neuroimaging studies. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 94, 76-92. 

Lockwood KG, Marsland AL, Matthews KA, Gianaros PJ (2018). Perceived discrimination and cardiovascular health disparities: A multi-system review and health neuroscience perspective. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1428, 170-207.


Accepting Graduate Students