Faculty - Health Psychology
Julienne Bower [Edit Page]
Ph. D., UCLA
Office: 5532D FH
Phone: (310) 794-7838
Research and Teaching Interests
Dr. Bower’s research focuses broadly on mind-body interactions among individuals confronting stressful life events, particularly diagnosis with life-threatening illnesses such as cancer. One area of her research examines how positive psychological factors, such as benefit finding, positive affect, and goal engagement, influence physical health, with a focus on the biological pathways that link positive psychological states and health outcomes. Another line of research examines immune effects on mood and behavior, including fatigue, depression, and sleep disturbance. Dr. Bower also conducts mind-body interventions (i.e., yoga, Tai Chi, and mindfulness meditation) with a focus on how these treatments influence immune and neuroendocrine function. Dr. Bower is associated with the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology and the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research at UCLA and provides trainees with didactic and research training in these areas.
Representative Publications Bower, J.E. (2008). Behavioral symptoms in patients with breast cancer and survivors. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 26, 768-777.
Bower, J.E. (2008). Behavioral symptoms in patients with breast cancer and survivors. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 26, 768-777.