Director of the UCLA Laboratory for Stress Assessment and Research

Professor

Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

gslavich@mednet.ucla.edu

Dr. George Slavich a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA, Founding Director of the UCLA Laboratory for Stress Assessment and Research, an Investigator at the One Mind Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, and a Research Scientist at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. In addition to these research roles, he serves as Director of the UCLA Bruin Stress Resilience Network, Co-chair of the APS National Task Force on Stress Measurement in Primary Care, Director of the California Stress, Trauma, and Resilience (CalSTAR) Network, Director of the Branco Weiss Fellowship International Collaborative Grants Program, and Director of the Global Belonging Collaborative. He completed undergraduate and graduate coursework in psychology and communication at Stanford University, and received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Oregon. After graduate school, he was a clinical psychology intern at McLean Hospital in Boston and a clinical fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He subsequently completed three years of NIH-supported postdoctoral training in psychoneuroimmunology at UCSF and UCLA. In addition to his research, which examines how stress affects mental and physical health, Dr. Slavich is deeply devoted to teaching and mentoring, and to developing groups and forums that promote student development.