J R Jennings, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Clinical and Translational Science

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

University of California, Berkeley Psychology

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, American Heart Association
Member, Society for Psychophysiological Research
Member, American Psychosomatic Society

Selected Honors & Awards

Distinguished Scientist Award, American Psychosomatic Society
Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Psychophysiology, Society for Psychophysiological Research

Research Interests

Brain function in hypertension; Stress and cardiovascular disease; Aging and balance
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Gianaros PJ, Jennings JR. Host in the machine: A neurobiological perspective on psychological stress and cardiovascular disease. Am Psychol. 2018 Nov;73(8):1031-1044. doi: 10.1037/amp0000232. PMID:30394781 Psychophysiology. 53(4):444-454, 2016. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12586
  2. Jennings JR, Heim AF, Sheu LK, Muldoon MF, Ryan C, Gach HM, Schirda C, Gianaros PJ. Brain Regional Blood Flow and Working Memory Performance Predict Change in Blood Pressure Over 2 Years.Hypertension. 2017 Dec;70(6):1132-1141. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.117.09978. Epub 2017 Oct 16.PMID:29038202
  3. Jennings JR, Pardini DA, Matthews KA. Heart rate, health, and hurtful behavior. Psychophysiology. 2017 Mar;54(3):399-408. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12802. Epub 2016 Dec 27.PMID:28026867.
  4. Jennings JR, Muldoon MF, Ryan C, Gach HM, Heim A, Sheu LK, Gianaros PJ. Prehypertensive Blood Pressures and Regional Cerebral Blood Flow Independently Relate to Cognitive Performance in Midlife.J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Mar 17;6(3). pii: e004856. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.116.004856
  5. Jennings, J.R., Allen, B., Gianaros, P.J., Thayer, J.F., & Manuck, S.B.: Focusing neurovisceral integration: Cognition, heart rate variability, and cerebral blood flow. Psychophysiology, 52(2):214-224, 2015. DOI: 10.1111/psyp.12319

Education Interests

Psychophysiology methods and concepts