Gary Berntson

Professor Emeritus of Psychology

Gary Berntson was a Professor of Psychology at the Ohio State University and on the faculty of the Neurosciences Graduate Program. He has also held joint appointments in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics. During his tenure at Ohio State, Berntson also held an appointment as an Affiliate Scientist at the Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center (Emory University), and was a Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago. His research has been in the area of behavioral neuroscience, psychophysiology and psychosomatic medicine. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and has edited numerous books, including the Handbook of Psychophysiology and the Handbook of Neuroscience for the Behavioral Sciences. He held several offices in the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR), including a member of the board of directors (2006-2012), secretary (2006-2009) and President (2011-2012). He also chaired the SPR committee on standards and guidelines for Heart Rate Variability studies. He has served on numerous federal advisory committees (NIH, NSF, Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense, Defense Science Board), as well as international agencies (Austrian Science Fund and the Portuguese Science Foundation). Berntson is a Fellow in several professional associations and has served on the editorial boards of numerous journals, including Psychophysiology, the International Journal of Psychophysiology and Emotion Review, among others. He was the recipient of a Distinguished Scholar awards from the Ohio State University, a Distinguished Teaching award from the Department of Psychology, and an Ohio House of Representatives special recognition for scholarship. He also received the Paul D MacLean Award for Outstanding Neuroscience Research from American Psychosomatic Society (2013).