Lisa M. Christian, PhD: “Psychoneuroimmunology in Pregnancy and Postpartum: The Critical Role of Sleep”

Lisa M. Christian, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Health and The Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research,
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio

Lisa M. Christian, PhD is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health and a member of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research (IBMR) at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. She completed her graduate training in Clinical Health Psychology at the Ohio State University and internship at the University of Florida Health Sciences Center in Gainesville, Florida.

Dr. Christian is the director of the Stress, Behavioral Immunology, and Health Disparities Lab. Her studies focus on biological mechanisms linking stress and health, including inflammation, neuroendocrine function, the gut microbiome, cellular aging, and gene expression. Her research to-date has focused largely on racial disparities in health among women during pregnancy and postpartum. She is also developing new focus areas, including studies of the role of stress and discrimination in health disparities among sexual and gender minorities.

Thursday, 9th May 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Medical Plaza 300, 3rd Floor, Marisa Leif Conference Room

A light lunch will be provided
With questions, please contact Marina Samaltanos at ext: 58281