Janine M. Dutcher, Ph.D.


Carnegie Mellon University

Department of Psychology

5000 Forbes Ave, Baker Hall

Pittsburgh, PA, 15213

About Me

I am an Assistant Research Professor of Psychology, Lab Director for the Health & Human Performance Lab at Carnegie Mellon University, and the Co-Director of the CMU-Pitt BRIDGE Center.

My research seeks to understand the neurobiological mechanisms of stress reduction interventions. I use multiple methods, including functional and structural neuroimaging, psychoneuroimmunology, and ecological momentary assessment to explore how these processes have effects on physical health and well-being. I also conduct translational work that investigates the role these stress reduction interventions play in improving mental and physical health among clinical and at-risk groups.

I received my B.S. in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA in 2010 and my Ph.D. in Psychology from UCLA in 2016.