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|Jennifer Pike, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
Neuropsychiatric Institute and David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology
UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute
Dr. Pike’s research interests focus on the psychosocial mediators of alterations in immunity, disease progression, and health outcomes in clinical and at-risk populations; and the use and refinement of novel behavioral and CAM interventions for persons suffering from rheumatic diseases, pain, and chronic illness. She is Principle Investigator on an NIH-National Centers for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) sponsored project investigating the effects of Tai Chi Chih on immunity and health outcomes in persons with Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and is a co-investigator on a research award from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders evaluating psychosocial predictors of disease outcome in RA.
Selected Current Research
Complementary Interventions in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Tai Chi Chih in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Behavioral Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Selected Recent Publications
Irwin MR, Pike JL, Cole, JS & Oxman M (2003). Effects of a behavioral intervention, Tai Chi Chih, on Varicella zoster virus specific immunity and health functioning in older and at-risk adults. Psychosomatic Medicine, 65:824-830.