Department of Psychology; Co-Director, Pittsburgh Mind-Body Center
Carnegie Mellon University
scheier @ andrew.cmu.ed
Michael Scheier is currently Professor and Head of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University and a member of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. He is Co-Director of the Pittsburgh Mind-Body Center, one of six NIH-funded centers created to investigate mind-body interactions and health, and serves as the Co-Chair of the Behavioral and Health Outcomes Committee of the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP). This latter committee is responsible for designing the quality of life components for the Phase III clinical trials conducted by the NSABP. Scheier's research ranges from prospective observational studies of patients recovering from coronary artery bypass graft surgery to clinical trials evaluating the impact of psychosocial interventions designed to enhance quality of life (and lessen recurrence and mortality) among breast cancer patients. He has published over 100 journal articles, as well as numerous book chapters, and books. Scheier has received grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and the National Cancer Institute. In 1998, he received an award for Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology form Division 38 of the American Psychological Association. In 2007, he received the Donald Campbell Award from Division 8 of the American Psychological Association.