Jan A. Moynihan, Ph.D.

Jan A. Moynihan, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box PSYCH
Rochester, NY 14642

Administrative: (585) 273-2831
Office: (585) 275-4648
Fax: (585) 273-1384

Professional Bio

Jan A. Moynihan is currently the George L. Engel Professor in Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and she has a secondary appointment in Microbiology and Immunology. She is the Associate Chair for Research in Psychiatry. She is an expert in the field of psychoneuroimmunology, and most recently has become very interested in mind-body interventions for individuals with a variety of physical and mental health issues. Dr. Moynihan received her PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1985.

Awards & Honors (National)

Elected Secretary-Treasurer of Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society 2013 - 2016
Member NIH IRG: Mechanisms of Emotions, Stress and Health (MESH) 1999 - 2005
Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Cancer Fund Postdoctoral Fellow | University of Rochester | Rochester, NY 1984 - 1986

Awards & Honors (Local)

George L. Engel Professor in Psychiatry 2005 - Present
Wendy Jill Fread Award | University of Rochester 1976
Bausch and Lomb Scholar | University of Rochester 1972 - 1976

Recent Journal Articles

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2016 Oct
Robertson Blackmore E, Mittal M, Cai X, Moynihan JA, Matthieu MM, O'Connor TG. "Lifetime Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence and Proinflammatory Cytokine Levels Across the Perinatal Period." Journal of women's health. 2016 Oct; 25(10):1004-1013. Epub 2016 Jan 08.
2016 Aug 10
Gallegos AM, Moynihan J, Pigeon WR. "A Secondary Analysis of Sleep Quality Changes in Older Adults From a Randomized Trial of an MBSR Program." Journal of applied gerontology : the official journal of the Southern Gerontological Society. 2016 Aug 10; Epub 2016 Aug 10.
2016 May
Barkan T, Hoerger M, Gallegos AM, Turiano NA, Duberstein PR, Moynihan JA. "Personality Predicts Utilization of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction During and Post-Intervention in a Community Sample of Older Adults." The journal of alternative and complementary medicine : research on paradigm, practice, and policy. 2016 May; 22(5):390-5. Epub 2016 Mar 31.
2015 Nov
Gallegos AM, Lytle MC, Moynihan JA, Talbot NL. "Mindfulness-based stress reduction to enhance psychological functioning and improve inflammatory biomarkers in trauma-exposed women: A pilot study." Psychological trauma : theory, research, practice and policy. 2015 Nov; 7(6):525-32. Epub 2015 Apr 27.
2015 Aug
O'Connor TG, Wang H, Moynihan JA, Wyman PA, Carnahan J, Lofthus G, Quataert SA, Bowman M, Burke AS, Caserta MT. "Observed parent-child relationship quality predicts antibody response to vaccination in children." Brain, behavior, and immunity. 2015 Aug; 48:265-73. Epub 2015 Apr 09.

Current Appointments

George L. Engel Professorship in Psychosocial Medicine - Department of Psychiatry, Behav/Psychosoc Med (SMD)
Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Behav/Psychosoc Med (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Microbiology and Immunology (SMD)


PhD | Microbiology | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent1982
BA | Biology | University of Rochester1976