George M. Slavich

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Dr. George Slavich is an expert on the basic science, assessment, and management of life stress. He conducts research on how stress affects mental and physical health, and provides expert stress consultation and management services to major public and private organizations. He is a standing member on several scientific working groups at the National Cancer Institute and National Institute on Aging, and has also helped many large companies and universities design and implement brief social-psychological stress intervention programs using sophisticated, computer-based systems.

Dr. Slavich 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 and a clinical fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He subsequently completed three years of postdoctoral training in psychoneuroimmunology, first as an NIMH Postdoctoral Fellow in the Health Psychology Program at UCSF and then as an NIMH Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology at UCLA. Currently, he is an associate professor and Society in Science – Branco Weiss Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA, and a Research Scientist at the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology where he directs the UCLA Laboratory for Stress Assessment and Research. Additional information about his basic scientific work can be found at

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George M. Slavich, Ph.D. :: Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology
UCLA Medical Center Plaza
300, Rm 3156 :: Los Angeles, CA 90095-7076
+1 310-825-2576 :: gslavich at