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Susan Lutgendorf is a Clinical Health Psychologist and a Professor in the Clinical Science Training Area in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Iowa. She also has faculty appointments in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology and is a member of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center. She is the Program Director of the NIGMS-funded T32 Mechanisms of Health and Disease at the Behavioral and Biomedical Interface Training Program. Dr. Lutgendorf is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research. She has recently served as the President of the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society and the President of the American Psychosomatic Society. Her current research is funded by the National Cancer Institute.

The Lutgendorf lab studies biological mechanisms underlying effects of stress and resilience on disease. If you are an undergraduate interested in joining the lab, please complete the application form and email Jennie Lipson ( jennie-lipson@uiowa.edu ). 

Dr. Lutgendorf is not accepting applications from new graduate students at this time.

About Us

The main projects in the laboratory examine effects of psychological stress on neuroendocrine function, inflammation, and tumor biology. We also study adjustment to chronic illness, particularly cancer.