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Julianne Holt-Lunstad

Professor
Psychology, Psychology

1024 KMBL
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

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Research Interests

There is now robust evidence of the protective effects of social relationships both on morbidity and on mortality, with a magnitude of effect comparable with many well-established risk factors such as smoking cessation and obesity. My program of research examines the influence of both the quantity and the quality of social relationships on long-term health and on risk for mortality, and the biological pathways (e.g., cardiovascular, neuroendocrine, genetic) by which such associations may occur. I also consider the potentially detrimental influence of negativity in close relationships (e.g., ambivalence, marital distress). My studies have examined social relationships at a network level, among married couples, in mother-and-infant relationships, and within friendships. My work is interdisciplinary and takes a multimethod approach including experimental, naturalistic, meta-analytic, and intervention studies.

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Psychological Association (2019 - Present)
  • Fellow, Association for Psychological Science (2016 - Present)
  • Martin B Hickman Outstanding Scholar, Brigham Young University (2021 - 2022)
  • Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Research Award, BYU (2018 - 2019)
  • Marjorie Pay Hinkley Endowed Chair Research Award, Brigham Young University (2013 - 2015)
  • George A. Miller Award, American Psychological Association (2013 - 2014)
  • Fulton Young Scholar Award, Brigham Young University (2009 - 2012)
  • Citation Award for Excellence in Research, Society of Behavioral Medicine (2010 - 2010)
  • Citation Award for Excellence in Research, Society of Behavioral Medicine (2008 - 2008)
  • Citation Award for Excellence in Research, Society of Behavioral Medicine (2006 - 2006)

Memberships

  • American Psychosomatic Society
  • Society of Experimental Social Psychology (2012 - Present)
  • European Health Psychology Society (2011 - Present)

Professional Citizenship

  • Committee/Council Member, National Academy of Sciences Engineering and Medicine (2023 - Present)
  • Committee/Council Member, Global Initiative on Loneliness and Connection (2021 - Present)
  • Committee/Council Chair, Foundation for Social Connection (2020 - Present)
  • Board Member, Rural Aging Advisory Counsel (2018 - Present)
  • Board Member, AARP Service, Inc and UnitedHealthCare (2017 - Present)
  • Board Member, Australian Coalition to End Loneliness (2017 - Present)
  • Board Member, Foundation for Art & Healing (2017 - Present)
  • Editorial Review Board Member, American Psychological Association (2015 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Annals of Internal Medicine (2013 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Epidemiology (2013 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (JPSP) (2013 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) (2013 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, PLOS One (2013 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) (2013 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Annals of Behavioral Medicine (2010 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, APA: Psychological Bulletin (2010 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Social Science and Medicine (2010 - Present)
  • Board Member, Connec (2018 - 2020)
  • Editor, Associate Editor, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology (2018 - 2020)
  • Board Member, National Academy of Sciences (2018 - 2020)
  • Board Member, UK Cross Departmental Loneliness Team (2018 - 2019)
  • Committee/Council Member, American Psychological Association (2018 - 2018)
  • Other, US Senate Committee on Aging (2017 - 2017)
  • Conference-Related Role, American Psychological Association (2012 - 2014)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, American Psychosomatic Society (2009 - 2014)
  • Guest Speaker, American Psychological Association (2013 - 2013)
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine (2013 - 2013)
  • Grant Proposal Reviewer, External, National Institute of Health (2010 - 2010)

Courses Taught

Publications

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Presentations

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