Joshua M. Smyth

 Joshua Smyth

Distinguished Professor of Biobehavioral Health and Medicine

Contact Information

231 Biobehavioral Health Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802


(fax) 814-863-7525


Ph.D. Stony Brook University, 1998

Research Interests

Three broadly defined areas – and the integration between them – comprise my research program: (1) What are the effects of experiencing stress on psychological and physical well-being? (2) Can we assess stress, affect, and health in an ecologically relevant manner that facilitates our understanding of biopsychosocial processes as they unfold in time and in context? (3) Can psychosocial interventions improve health and well-being?

Stress, Health, and Daily Experiences Lab (SHADE) Web Pages

Courses Taught

BBH 101 Introduction to Biobehavioral Health
view BBH 101 syllabus

Curriculum Vitae

Joshua Smyth vitae

Strategic Themes

  • Human Development
  • Domains of Health and Behavior
  • Contexts and Social Institutions
  • Populations of Special Interest