Julianne Holt-Lunstad, PhD

Julianne Holt-Lunstad, PhD is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Brigham Young University. Dr. Holt-Lunstad’s program of research takes an interdisciplinary and multi-level approach to understanding the associations between social relationships and long-term health outcomes, factors that may moderate the association, and the biological (autonomic, neuroendocrine, gene) pathways by which these associations occur.

She has also recently begun work that examines how social relationships may be utilized in interventions to potentially reduce risk.  She has been awarded the George A. Miller Award from the American Psychological Association, the Citation Award for Excellence in Research by the Society of Behavioral Medicine in 2006, 2008, and 2010, and has received considerable international media attention for her research.  She is a member of the American Psychosomatic Society, European Health Psychology Society, Society of Personality and Social Psychology, the Association for Psychological Science, American Psychological Association (div 1, 8, 38), and is a fellow of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology and Association for Psychological Science.