Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine, UCSF
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, B.A., 1959, History
University of Missouri, St. Louis, M.Ed., 1974, Counseling
University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D., 1979, Ed. Psych
1979 - 1987
Assistant to Associate Research Psychologist, University of California, Berkeley
1988 - 1990
Research Psychologist, Dept. of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
1990 - present
Professor of Medicine, Dept. of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
1994 - 2001
Co-Director, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California, San Francisco
2001 - present
Director, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
2001 - 2013
Osher Foundation Distinguished Professor of Integrative Medicine, UCSF
Professor Emeritus, UCSF
Honors & Awards
Distinguished Visiting Professor,Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, TX
Honorary PhD, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Distinguished Visitor, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Mary Opal Wolanin Memorial Lectureship, University of Arizona, Tucson
UCSF AIDS Research Institute George S. Sarlo Award for Excellence in Mentoring
Dukoff Visiting Professor, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute, New York
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Tel Aviv University, Israel
- Fellow: American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, Western Psychological Association
- (Selected since 1993)
- Adler, N.E., Boyce, W. T., Chesney, M.A. Folkman, S., Syme, S. L. (1993). Socioeconomic Inequalities in health: No easy solution. Journal of the American Medical Association, 269, 3140-3145.
- Folkman, S., Chesney, M.A., Pollack, L., & Coates, T.J. (1993). Stress, control, coping, and depressive symptoms in HIV seropositive and HIV seronegative gay men. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 18, 409-416.
- Folkman, S., Chesney, M.A., Christopher-Richards, A. (1994). Stress and coping in caregiving partners of men with AIDS. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 17, 35-55.
- Adler, N.E., Boyce, T., Chesney, M.A., Cohen, S., Folkman, S., Kahn, R.L., Syme, S.L. (1994). Socioeconomic status and health: The challenge of the gradient. American Psychologist, 49, 15-24.
- Chesney, M.A. & Folkman, S. (1994). Psychological impact of HIV disease and implications for intervention. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 17, 163-182.
- Folkman, S., Chesney, M.A., Cooke, M., Boccellari, A., Collette, L. (1994). Caregiver burden in HIV+ and HIV- partners of men with AIDS. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 62, 746-756.
- Boyce, W. T., Chesney, M. A., Alkon, A., Tschann, J. M., Adams, S., Chesterman, B. Cohen, F., Kaiser, P., Folkman, S., & Wara, D. (1995). Psychiobiologic reactivity to stress and childhood respiratory illnesses: Results of two prospective studies. Psychosomatic Medicine, 57, 411-422.
- Folkman, S., Chesney, M. A., Collette, L., Boccellari, A., & Cooke, M. (1996). Post bereavement depressive mood and its pre-bereavement predictors in HIV+ and HIV- gay men. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 70, 336-348.
- Folkman, S., (1997). Using bereavement narratives to predict well-being in gay men whose partners died of AIDS: Four Theoretical Perspectives. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,72, 851-854.
- Park, C. L. & Folkman, S. (1997). Meaning in the context of stress and coping. Review of General Psychology, 2. 115-144.
- Folkman, S. (1997). Positive psychological states and coping with severe stress. Social Science and Medicine, 45, 1207-1221.
- Park, C. L. & Folkman, S. (1997). Stability and change in psychosocial resources during caregiving and bereavement in partners of men with AIDS. Journal of Personality,65, 421-447.
- Richards. T. A. & Folkman, S. (1997). Spiritual aspects of a loss at the time of a partner's death from AIDS. Death Studies, 21, 527-552.
- Cooke, M., Gourlay, L., Collette, L., Boccellari, A., Chesney, M A., & Folkman, S. (1998). Informal caregivers and the intention to hasten AIDS-related death. Archives of Internal Medicine, 158, 69-75.
- Mayne, T. J., Acree, M., Chesney, M. A., & Folkman, S. (1998). HIV sexual risk behavior following bereavement. Health Psychology, 17 403-411.
- Richards, A. T., Acree, M., Folkman, S. (1999). Spiritual aspects of loss among partners of men with AIDS: Post-bereavement follow-up. Death Studies, 23, 105-127.
- Munet-Vilaro, F., Folkman, S., & Gregorich, S. (1999). Depressive symptoms in three Latino groups. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 21, 209-224.
- Folkman, S. (1999). Thoughts about psychological factors, PNI, and cancer. Advance in Mind-Body Medicine, 15, 255-259.
- Folkman, S. & Greer, S. (2000). Promoting psychological well-being in the face of serious illness: When theory, research, and practice inform each other. Psycho-Oncology, 9, 11-19.
- Folkman, S. & Moskowitz, J. T. (2000). Stress, positive emotion, and coping. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 9,115-118. Reprinted in The Western Psychologist, October, 2000.
- Folkman, S. & Moskowitz, J. T. (2000). Positive affect and the other side of coping. American Psychologist, 55, 647-654.
- Billings, D.W., Folkman, S., Acree, M., Moskowitz, J.T. (2000). Coping and physical health during caregiving: The roles of positive and negative affect. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 79, 131-142
- Park, C., Folkman, S., & Bostrom, A. (2001). Appraisals of controllability and coping in caregivers and HIV+ men: Testing the goodness-of-fit hypothesis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 69, 481-488.
- Munet-Vilaro, F., Gregorich, S., & Folkman, S. (2002). Factor analysis of the Spanish version of the "Ways of Coping" questionnaire. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 32, 1938-1954.
- Mohr, D.C., Moran, P., Kohn, C., Hart, S., Armstrong, K., Dias, R., Bergsland, E., Folkman, S. (2003). Couples therapy at end-of-life. Psycho-oncology, 12, 620-627.
- Folkman, S. & Moskowitz, J. T. (2003). Positive psychology from the perspective of coping. (Reply to Lazarus). Psychological Inquiry, 14, 121-125.
- Chesney, M.A., Chambers, D.B. Taylor, J. M., Johnson, L. M. Folkman, S. (2003). Coping effectiveness training for men living with HIV: Results from a randomized clinical trial testing a group-based intervention. Psychosomatic Medicine, 65, 1038-1046.
- Folkman, S. & Moskowitz, J. T. (2004). Coping: pitfalls and promise. Annual Review of Psychology, 55, 745-774.