Carnegie Mellon University


Distinguished Scientist Award, American Psychosomatic Society, 2018

Top 1000 Researchers (across all disciplines) according to the number of Citations in Google Scholar Public Profiles, 2017

Named one of the 100 Extremely Eminent Psychologists of the Modern Era, Archives of Scientific Psychology, Vol 2(1), Aug 25, 2014, 20-31

Elected to the National Academy of Medicine (formerly Institute of Medicine), National Academy of Sciences, 2004

Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, American Psychological Association, 2004

James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award in recognition of distinguished achievements in psychological science, American Psychological Society (now Association of Psychological Science), 2002

Patricia R. Barchas Award for significant contributions to the study of the impact of social behavior on physiology, American Psychosomatic Society, 2006

First Contributions in Positive Health Award, International Positive Psychology Association, 2009

World’s Most Cited Authors by Current Contents (Institute for Scientific Information), 2003. In both Psychology/Psychiatry and Social Sciences, General

Senior Scientist Award, 1997-2002; Research Scientist Development Awards, 1987-1992; 1992-1997, National Institute of Mental Health

British Psychological Society Visiting Fellow, 2000

Distinguished Scientist Lecturer, American Psychological Association, 1997

One of the 20 psychologists with the greatest impact on the field, 1990-1994, Institute for Scientific Information, American Psychological Society Observer, January, 1996

Citation Index Classic (Institute of Scientific Information), 1992, Cohen, S. & Wills, T. A. (1985), “Stress, social support and the buffering hypothesis,” Psychological Bulletin

Award for Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division of Health Psychology (38), Junior Investigator Award,1987; Senior Investigator Award, 2008

Fellow, American Psychological Association

Fellow, Association of Psychological Science

Fellow, Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research

Fellow, Society of Behavioral Medicine

Member, Society of Experimental Social Psychology

Executive Council, Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, 1989-1992

Executive Committee, International Commission on the Biological Effects of Noise, 1978-1983; 1983-1988

Executive Council, Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society, 1994-1995

Founder’s Award for Outstanding Scholarship, New York University, 1974

Listed in Who’s Who in America, 2006 and subsequently