Michael H. Antoni, Ph.D.

University of Miami, 1986

Director, Center for Psycho-Oncology Research
Editor, Int'l Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Psychology & Health

Psycho-oncology, AIDS and psychoneuroiminunology: coping styles, social support, life event stress, and health/disease.

Research Interests

My research interests within the field of behavioral medicine/health psychology are focused in psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) particularly as it applies to certain human cancers and viral infections such as HIV-1 infection.  Most of my work centers on delineating PNI mechanisms underlying the associations between stressors and stress reduction on the one hand and immune and endocrine system changes and physical disease course on the other, in the context of persons dealing with immune-mediated diseases such as certain cancers, HIV/AIDS, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Selected Publications

Mcintosh, R., Ironson. G., Antoni, M.H., Lai, B., Kumar, M., Fletcher, M.A. & Schneiderman, N. (in press, 2017). Psychological distress mediates the effects of alexithymia on 2-year change in HIV viral load. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine.

Milrad, S., Hall, D., Jutagir, D., Lattie, E., Czaja, S., Perdomo, D., Fletcher, M.A., Klimas, N. & Antoni, M.H. (in press, 2017). Poor Sleep Quality is Associated with Greater Circulating Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines and Severity and Frequency of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) Symptoms in Women. Journal of Neuroimmunology. NIHMSID 839586.

Hall, D., Lattie, E., Milrad, S., Czaja, S., Fletcher, M.A., Klimas, N., Perdomo, D., & Antoni, M.H. (in press, 2017). Telephone-Administered versus Live Group Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management for Adults with CFS. Journal of Psychosomatic Research.

Collins KP, Geller DA, Antoni M, DOnnell DM, Tsung A, Marsh JW, Burke L, Penedo F, Terhorst L, Kamarck TW, Greene A, Buysse D, Steel JL. (in press, 2017). Sleep duration is associated with survival in advanced cancer patients. Sleep Medicine.

Antoni, M.H., Jacobs, J.M., Bouchard, L.C., Lechner, S.C., Jutagir, D.R., Gudenkauf, L., Blomberg, B.B., Gluck, S. & Carver, C.S. (2017). Post-surgical depressive symptoms and long-term survival in non-metastatic breast cancer patients at 11-year follow-up. General Hospital Psychiatry, 44, 16 - 21.

Webb-Hooper, M., Dietz, N., Antoni, M.H., Okuyemi, K., & Resnicow, K. (in press) A Randomized Controlled Trial of Culturally Specific Cognitive Behavioral Therapy among Low-Income African American Smokers. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 2016 Jul 15. pii: ntw181. [Epub ahead of print]

Antoni, M.H., Bouchard, L.C., Jacobs, J.M., Lechner, S.C., Jutagir, D.R., Gudenkauf, L.M., Carver, C.S., Lutgendorf, S., Cole, S.W., Lippman, M., & Blomberg, B.B. (2016). Stress management, leukocyte transcriptional changes and breast cancer recurrence in a randomized trial: An exploratory analysis. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 74, 269 - 277.

Steel, J., Kim, K., Geller, D., Butterfield, L., Spring, M., Grady, J., Sun, W., Marsh, W., Antoni, M.H., Dew, A., Helgeson, V., Schultz, R & Tsung, A. (2016). A Web-based Collaborative Care Intervention to Manage Cancer-Related Symptoms in the Palliative Care Setting. Cancer, 122(8):1270-82.

Bouchard, L.C., Antoni, M.H., Blomberg, B.B., Stagl, J., Gudenkauf, L., Jutagir, D.R., Diaz, A., Lechner, S., Glück, S., Derhagopian, R.P., & Carver, C.S. (2016). Post-surgical depressive symptoms and pro-inflammatory cytokine elevations in women undergoing primary treatment for breast cancer. Psychosomatic Medicine, 78(1), 26-37.

McIntosh, R., Ironson, G., Antoni, M.H., Fletcher, M.A. & Schneiderman, N. (2016). HIV Patient Assertiveness Mediates the Relationship amongst Trait Alexithymia, Medical and Social Support: Ramifications for Adherence and HIV-Disease Severity. AIDS & Behavior, 20(2):325-38.

Stagl, J., Lechner, S., Carver, C.S., Bouchard, L., Guidenkauf, L., Jutagir, D., Diaz, A., Yu, Q., Blomberg, B., Ironson, G., Gluck, S. & Antoni, M.H. (2015). A randomized controlled trial of cognitive-behavioral stress management in breast cancer: survival and recurrence at 11-year follow-up. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 154 (2), 319 - 328.

Gudenkauf, L., Antoni, M.H., Stagl, J., Lechner, S., Jutagir, D., Bouchard, L., Blomberg, B, Gluck, S., Dehrogopian, R., Torres-Salichs & Carver, C.S. (2015). Brief Cognitive-Behavioral and Relaxation Training Interventions for Breast Cancer: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83 (4), 677 - 688.

Stagl, J., Bouchard, L., Lechner, S., Blomberg, B., Gudenkauf, L., Jutagir, D., Glück, S., Derhagopian, R., Carver, C.S. & Antoni, M.H. (2015). Long term psychological benefits of cognitive-behavioral stress management for women with breast cancer: 11-year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial. Cancer, 121, 1873-1881.

McIntosh, R. Hurwitz, B., Antoni, M.H., Alex Gonzalez, A., Seay, J., Schneiderman, N. (2015) The ABCs of Anger, Psychological Distress, and HIV-Disease Severity. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 49 (3), 420 - 434.

Hall, D., Lattie, E., Antoni, MH., Fletcher, MA., Czaja, S., Perdomo, D. & Klimas, N (2014). Stress Management Skills, Cortisol Awakening Response and Post-Exertional Malaise in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 49, 26 - 31.

Lechner, S. C., Ennis-Whitehead, N., Vargas, S., Annane, D. W., Robertson, B. R., Carver, C. S., Kobetz-Kerman, E., & Antoni, M. H. (2014). Does a community-based stress management intervention affect psychological adaptation among underserved black breast cancer survivors? JNCI: The Journal of the National Cancer Institute Monograph, 50, 315 - 322

Vargas, S., Antoni, M.H., Carver, C.S., Lechner, S., Wohlgemuth, W., Llabre, M., Blomberg, B., Glück, S. & DerHagopian, R. (2014). Sleep Quality and Fatigue After Stress Management Intervention in Women Under Adjuvant Treatment for Early Breast Cancer. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 21, 971-981.

Antoni, M.H. (2013). Psychosocial intervention effects on adaptation, disease course and biobehavioral processes in cancer. Brain, Behavior and Immunity, 30,S88-98.

Antoni, M.H., Lutgendorf, S., Blomberg, B., Carver, C.S., Lechner, S., Diaz, A., Stagl, J., Arevalo, J. & Cole, S. (2012). Cognitive-behavioral stress management reverses anxiety-related leukocyte transcriptional dynamics. Biological Psychiatry, 71, 366 - 372.

Antoni, M.H., Lutgendorf, S., Cole, S., Dhabhar, F., Sephton, S., McDonald, P., Stefanek, M., & Sood, A. (2006). The influence of biobehavioral factors on tumor biology, pathways and mechanisms. Nature Reviews Cancer, 6, 240 - 248. PMID:16498446.


Chesney, M. & Antoni, M.H. (Eds) (2002) . Innovative Approaches to Health Psychology: Prevention and Treatment Lessons from AIDS. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association Press.

Christensen, A. & Antoni, M.H (Eds) (2002) Chronic Medical Disorders: Behavioral Medicine's Perspective. Oxford,U.K.: Blackwell Publishers.

Antoni, M.H. (2003) Stress Management Intervention for Women With Breast Cancer. Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association Press.

Antoni, M.H. (2003) Stress Management Intervention for Women With Breast Cancer: Participant Workbook. Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association Press.

Antoni, M.H., Ironson, G. & Schneiderman, N. (2007) Stress Management for Persons with HIV Infection. New York : Oxford University Press.

Antoni, M.H., Ironson, G. & Schneiderman, N. (2007) Stress Management for Persons with HIV Infection: Participant Workbook. , New York: Oxford University Press.

Penedo, F., Antoni, M.H. & Schneiderman, N. (2008) Stress Management for Prostate Cancer Recovery. New York : Oxford University Press.

Penedo, F., Antoni, M.H. & Schneiderman, N. (2008) Stress Management for Prostate Cancer Recovery: Participant Workbook. New York: Oxford University Press.

C. Park, S. Lechner, A. Stanton, & M. Antoni (Eds.). (2008). Positive Life Changes in the Context of Medical Illness. American Psychological Association Press, Washington, DC.


Sample Syllabi
Psy 613/590: Psychoneuroimmunology
PSY 481DE: Seminar in Behavioral Med.: Psychology and Cancer


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