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Christopher G. Engeland
Associate Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Summary Statement

Christopher Engeland is interested in how stress, age, gender, and hormones affect immunity, inflammation, and health.

  • Biobehavioral Health - BBH
  • University of Western Ontario, PhD, Behavioral Neuroscience, 2002
Currently Accepting Graduate Students
Office Address
229 Biobehavioral Health
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
Additional Websites
  • Effects of stress, age, and sex on wound healing and inflammation (human, animal)
  • Stress, inflammation, cognitive aging, and dementia (human)
  • Inflammatory biomarkers and stress as predictors of preterm birth (human)
  • Inflammation and depression (human)
Professional Experience

Current Funded Research Projects

  • CTSI Bridges to Translation Award (Engeland) 11/01/2015 – 12/31/2016 $45,980 Penn State University. Hyperglycemia and impaired healing in medically complex surgical patients. Role: PI 
  • Inflammatory Mediators of Stress and Cognitive Aging. NIH (R01AG042595), 2012-2017. C. Engeland (MPI), J. Graham (MPI).
  • Feasibility of a Stress Reduction Intervention Study in Sickle Cell Disease. UIC Midwest Roybal Center for Health Promotion and Translation, 2014-2015. C. Engeland (Co-I).
  • Healthy Aging in a Changing Climate: Heat Wave Survival, Critical Biomarkers and Interventions. University of Sydney, 2015-2016. C. Engeland (Co-I).



  • Faculty Scholarship Award (Research)


  • 1st Place Postdoctoral Research

2004, 2005

  • PNIRS Research Scholars Award

1999, 2000, 2001

  • Accuscan SFN Research Award

2000, 2001, 2002

  • IBNS Research Scholars Award


  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology


  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship
Grants and Research Projects

How factors such as stress, age, gender, and hormones affect immunity, inflammation, and health. I am particularly interested in tissue repair (mucosal and dermal wound healing). Also the feasibility of biomarkers for predicting health outcomes. I conduct both human and animal research.