Research Funding

  • July 1, 2007 - August 31, 2022 - Training Researchers in Clinical Integrative Medicine (TRIM) , Co-Principal Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: T32AT003997
  • September 24, 2001 - August 31, 2021 - Center for AIDS Prevention Studies , Co-Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: P30MH062246
  • September 30, 2004 - June 30, 2010 - MBSR, Stress Arousal and Immune Response in Early HIV , Co-Principal Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: P01AT002024
  • December 1, 1981 - March 31, 2007 - PEDIATRIC CLINICAL RESEARCH CENTER , Co-Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: M01RR001271


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

Honors & Awards

  • 1988,1991
    Distinguished Visiting Professor,Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, TX
  • 1997
    Honorary PhD, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • 1998
    Distinguished Visitor, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
  • 1999
    Mary Opal Wolanin Memorial Lectureship, University of Arizona, Tucson
  • 2000
    UCSF AIDS Research Institute George S. Sarlo Award for Excellence in Mentoring
  • 2000
    Dukoff Visiting Professor, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute, New York
  • 2000
    Distinguished Visiting Professor, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Fellow: American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, Western Psychological Association

Selected Publications

  1. Hecht FM, Moskowitz JT, Moran P, Epel ES, Bacchetti P, Acree M, Kemeny ME, Mendes WB, Duncan LG, Weng H, Levy JA, Deeks SG, Folkman S. A randomized, controlled trial of mindfulness-based stress reduction in HIV infection. Brain Behav Immun. 2018 10; 73:331-339.  View on PubMed
  2. Moskowitz JT, Carrico AW, Duncan LG, Cohn MA, Cheung EO, Batchelder A, Martinez L, Segawa E, Acree M, Folkman S. Randomized controlled trial of a positive affect intervention for people newly diagnosed with HIV. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2017 05; 85(5):409-423.  View on PubMed
  3. Kupst MJ, Butt Z, Stoney CM, Griffith JW, Salsman JM, Folkman S, Cella D. Assessment of stress and self-efficacy for the NIH Toolbox for Neurological and Behavioral Function. Anxiety Stress Coping. 2015; 28(5):531-44.  View on PubMed
  4. Moskowitz JT, Shmueli-Blumberg D, Acree M, Folkman S. Positive Affect in the Midst of Distress: Implications for Role Functioning. J Community Appl Soc Psychol. 2012 Nov; 22(6):502-518.  View on PubMed
  5. Ahn AC, Nahin RL, Calabrese C, Folkman S, Kimbrough E, Shoham J, Haramati A. Applying principles from complex systems to studying the efficacy of CAM therapies. J Altern Complement Med. 2010 Sep; 16(9):1015-22.  View on PubMed
  6. Folkman S. Stress, coping, and hope. Psychooncology. 2010 Sep; 19(9):901-8.  View on PubMed
  7. Rabow MW, Goodman S, Chang S, Berger M, Folkman S. Filming the family: a documentary film to educate clinicians about family caregivers of patients with brain tumors. J Cancer Educ. 2010 Jun; 25(2):242-6.  View on PubMed
  8. Wrubel J, Acree M, Goodman S, Folkman S. End of living: maintaining a lifeworld during terminal illness. Psychol Health. 2009 Dec; 24(10):1229-43.  View on PubMed
  9. Epel E, Daubenmier J, Moskowitz JT, Folkman S, Blackburn E. Can meditation slow rate of cellular aging? Cognitive stress, mindfulness, and telomeres. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 Aug; 1172:34-53.  View on PubMed
  10. Rabkin JG, McElhiney M, Moran P, Acree M, Folkman S. Depression, distress and positive mood in late-stage cancer: a longitudinal study. Psychooncology. 2009 Jan; 18(1):79-86.  View on PubMed
  11. Catania JA, Paul J, Osmond D, Folkman S, Pollack L, Canchola J, Chang J, Neilands T. Mediators of childhood sexual abuse and high-risk sex among men-who-have-sex-with-men. Child Abuse Negl. 2008 Oct; 32(10):925-40.  View on PubMed
  12. Folkman S. The case for positive emotions in the stress process. Anxiety Stress Coping. 2008 Jan; 21(1):3-14.  View on PubMed
  13. Banthia R, Moskowitz JT, Acree M, Folkman S. Socioeconomic differences in the effects of prayer on physical symptoms and quality of life. J Health Psychol. 2007 Mar; 12(2):249-60.  View on PubMed
  14. Moskowitz JT, Butensky E, Harmatz P, Vichinsky E, Heyman MB, Acree M, Wrubel J, Wilson L, Folkman S. Caregiving time in sickle cell disease: psychological effects in maternal caregivers. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2007 Jan; 48(1):64-71.  View on PubMed
  15. Folkman S, Berman B, Bondurant S, Eisenberg D, Haramati A, Kreitzer MJ, Kronenberg F. Debating the Worth of NCCAM Research. Science. 2006 Nov 17; 314(5802):1083-4; author reply 1083-4.  View on PubMed
  16. Chesney MA, Neilands TB, Chambers DB, Taylor JM, Folkman S. A validity and reliability study of the coping self-efficacy scale. Br J Health Psychol. 2006 Sep; 11(Pt 3):421-37.  View on PubMed
  17. Stroebe MS, Folkman S, Hansson RO, Schut H. The prediction of bereavement outcome: development of an integrative risk factor framework. Soc Sci Med. 2006 Nov; 63(9):2440-51.  View on PubMed
  18. Wilson LS, Moskowitz JT, Acree M, Heyman MB, Harmatz P, Ferrando SJ, Folkman S. The economic burden of home care for children with HIV and other chronic illnesses. Am J Public Health. 2005 Aug; 95(8):1445-52.  View on PubMed
  19. Wrubel J, Moskowitz JT, Richards TA, Prakke H, Acree M, Folkman S. Pediatric adherence: perspectives of mothers of children with HIV. Soc Sci Med. 2005 Dec; 61(11):2423-33.  View on PubMed
  20. National Institutes of Health State-of-the-Science Conference statement: management of menopause-related symptoms. Ann Intern Med. 2005 Jun 21; 142(12 Pt 1):1003-13.  View on PubMed

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