Perry Nicassio

Dr. Nicassio?s research has concentrated on the adjustment process in persons with chronic illness and the development and evaluation of behavioral interventions for persons with rheumatoid arthritis, chronic pain, and sleep disturbance. Dr. Nicassio is the principal co-editor of the book, Managing Chronic Illness: A Biopsychosocial Approach, published by the American Psychological Association (1995). Much of his work has focused on the contribution of illness beliefs to depression and health outcomes in persons with autoimmune disorders such as RA and systemic lupus erythematosus. Dr. Nicassio?s past and present work in these areas has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases