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Department Faculty

Charles Emery

Professor Emery received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Columbia University in 1980 and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Southern California in 1985. At USC, Emery specialized in Aging and Adult Development. After internship training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Emery was a post-doctoral fellow at Duke University's Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development for 2 years. In 1988, he joined the faculty in the Division of Medical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center. Emery remained at Duke until December 1994, when he moved to Columbus and the Department of Psychology at Ohio State University. At OSU, Emery has continued his research program in behavioral medicine and the psychology of aging, specifically addressing psychological adjustment to chronic illness and psychological outcomes of physical exercise. He is Director of the Cardiopulmonary Behavioral Medicine Program, providing practicum training experience in health psychology for graduate students at OSU. Emery is currently on the editorial board of Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention.

Selected Publications

Emery, C.F., Honn, J.L., Diaz, P.T., Lebowitz, K.R., & Frid, D.J. (2001). Acute effects of exercise on cognitive function among patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 164: 1624-1627.

Emery, C.F. & O'Neil, J.N. (2002). Behavioral medicine and heart disease. In Topol, E. (Ed.), Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott.

Glazer, K.M., Emery, C.F., Frid, D.J., & Banyasz, R.E. (2002). Psychological predictors of adherence and outcomes among patients in cardiac rehabilitation. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 22: 40-46.

Lunsky, Y., Emery, C.F., & Benson, B. (2002). Staff and self-reports of health risk behaviours, somatic complaints, and medications among adults with mild intellectual disability. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability,27, 125-135.

O'Neil, J.N., & Emery, C.F. (2002). Family history of coronary heart disease, sex, psychosocial vulnerability, and hostility among college students. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine,9,17-36.


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