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Julian F. Thayer

Julian F. Thayer

Board Member

Julian F. Thayer is a Distinguished Professor of Psychological Science in the School of Social Ecology at the University of California Irvine.He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in psychophysiology from New York University and a B.A. in psychology from Indiana University. Specializing in health psychology, psychopathology, health disparities, heart rate variability, emotions, stress and neuroimaging research, Thayer was previously at Ohio State University, where he was the Ohio Eminent Scholar in Health Psychology and where he ran the Emotions and Quantitative Psychophysiology Lab.

His numerous accolades include the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 2019 Distinguished Scientist Award, the most prestigious honor granted by the organization.



  • Ph.D and M.A., New York University
  • B.A., Indiana University