Perry Nicassio, Ph.D.
Work Phone Number:
760 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology
A Short Biography:
University of Southern California, B.A. Psychology 1969
Northwestern University, M.A. Clinical Psychology 1971
Northwestern University, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology 1973
Dr. Nicassio?s research has concentrated on the adjustment process in persons with chronic illness and the development and evaluation of behavioral interventions for persons with rheumatoid arthritis, chronic pain, and sleep disturbance. Dr. Nicassio is the principal co-editor of the book, Managing Chronic Illness: A Biopsychosocial Approach, published by the American Psychological Association (1995). Much of his work has focused on the contribution of illness beliefs to depression and health outcomes in persons with autoimmune disorders such as RA and systemic lupus erythematosus. Dr. Nicassio?s past and present work in these areas has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Carr F N, Nicassio P M, Ishimori M L, Moldovan I, Katsaros E, Torralba K, Shinada S, Cooray D, Wallace D J, Finck S, Jolly M, Wilson A L, Weisman M H
Depression predicts self-reported disease activity in systemic lupus
Sharif Roozbeh, Mayes Maureen D, Nicassio Perry M, Gonzalez Emilio B, Draeger Hilda, McNearney Terry A, Estrada-Y-Martin Rosa M, Nair Deepthi K, Reveille John D, Arnett Frank C, Assassi Shervin, Assassi Shervin
Determinants of work disability in patients with systemic sclerosis: a
longitudinal study of the GENISOS cohort.
Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism,
Moldovan I, Katsaros E, Carr F N, Cooray D, Torralba K, Shinada S, Ishimori M L, Jolly M, Wallace D J, Weisman M H, Nicassio P M
The Patient Reported Outcomes in Lupus (PATROL) study: role of
depression in health-related quality of life in a Southern California
Pike J L, Smith T L, Hauger R L, Nicassio P M, Patterson T L, McClintick J, Costlow C, Irwin M R
Chronic life stress alters sympathetic, neuroendocrine, and immune
responsivity to an acute psychological stressor in humans.
Parker J C, Bradley L A, DeVellis R M, Gerber L H, Holman H R, Keefe F J, Lawrence T S, Liang M H, Lorig K R, Nicassio P M
Biopsychosocial contributions to the management of arthritis
disability. Blueprints from an NIDRR-sponsored conference.
Arthritis and rheumatism,