Lisa Christian

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Lisa Christian

Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Health; Clinical Area Affiliated Faculty


Wexner Medical Center
460 Medical Center Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Stress
  • Behavioral Immunology
  • Health Disparities Lab


  • PhD: Clinical Health Psychology, The Ohio State University

Lisa Christian is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health and the Director of the Stress, Behavioral Immunology, and Health Disparities Lab at the Ohio State University Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research. See for an overview of her research program and copies of her publications. Her studies focus on immune and neuroendocrine pathways linking maternal factors, particularly sleep, stress, race, and obesity, with adverse outcomes including preterm birth, poor responses to vaccines, risk for perinatal depression, propensity toward obesity, and effects on fetal/infant development.