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Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine

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Dimsdale, Joel E.

  • Joel E. DimsdaleAffiliated withDepartment of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego Email author 
Joel Dimsdale was born in Sioux City, Iowa, in 1947, and obtained his BA degree in biology from Carleton College. He then attended Stanford University, where he obtained an MA degree in Sociology and an MD degree. He obtained his psychiatric training at Massachusetts General Hospital and then completed a fellowship in psychobiology at the New England Regional Primate Center. He was on the faculty of Harvard Medical School from 1976 until 1985, when he moved to University of California, San Diego (UCSD) (Fig. 1).

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Dimsdale is distinguished professor emeritus and research professor in the department of psychiatry at UCSD. His clinical subspecialty is consultation psychiatry. He is an active investigator, is a former career awardee of the American Heart Association, and is past president of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, the American Psychosomatic Society, and the Society of Behavioral Medicine. He is on numerous editorial boards, is editor-in-chief emeritus of Psychosom ...

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