UCLA Center for Neurobiology of Stress
Specialized Center for Neurovisceral Sciences & Women's HealthCNS Program in Mind Body ResearchCNS Program in Pain NeurobiologyCombat Related Disorders of Pain and Emotion




Dear Visitor:

We are pleased to announce that our website is under construction to accomodate the expansion and reorganization of our center. The new name of the overarching Center is the UCLA Center for Neurobiology of Stress (CNS), and the Center for Neurovisceral Sciences & Women's Health is now one of several Programs within the CNS. A brief description of all the programs can be found by clicking on each program panel above.

We expect the new website to be fully operational in 2012.

Click here to proceed to the current website

Major Themes of the Center

  • Homeostasis and its disturbance in health and disease
  • Stress and its relationship with pain and emotion in common chronic medical and psychiatric disorders
  • Mind-brain-body interactions in health and disease (obesity, eating disorders, inflammatory and functional bowel disease, psychiatric disorders)
  • Women’s health and role of sex-related differences in homeostatic mechanisms

Center Cores:

  • Administrative Core
  • Neuroimaging Core
  • Psychophysiology Core
  • Health Outcomes Core
  • Animal Models Core
  • Neuroimmune Measures Core

Center Directors

Executive Director: Emeran A. Mayer, MD
Co-Directors: Lin Chang, MD
  Bruce D. Naliboff, PhD
  Yvette Taché, PhD

Funding Sources:

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH), National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) and VA Medical Research Program