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Christopher Engeland

Professor; Biobehavioral Health Joint Faculty

229 Biobehavioral Health Building
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-4694


Research & Publications

Research Overview

I am interested in how stress, age, gender, and hormones affect immunity, inflammation, and health; also, the feasibility of different biomarkers (e.g., from blood, saliva, wound fluid) for predicting health outcomes.                

Research Interests

  • Effects of stress, age, sex & hormones on inflammation and wound healing (human, animal)
  • Stress, inflammation, cognitive aging/decline, and dementia (human)
  • Inflammation and mental health (e.g., depression, bipolar, PMDD) (human)
  • Inflammatory biomarkers and stress as predictors of preterm birth (human)
  • Salivary diagnostics and immunity (human)
  • Effects of chronic stress and oxytocin on wound healing (animal)

Visit Dr. Engeland’s lab site

Stress and Immunity

Nese College of Nursing named a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence