Paul J. Mills, PhD

Paul J. Mills, PhD, is a professor of psychiatry in the behavioral medicine program at UC San Diego. He is a long-standing National Institutes of Health (NIH)-supported clinical investigator with expertise in cardiovascular and stress physiology as well as psychoneuroimmune processes in wellness and in disease. In addition to more traditional biomedical research topics, his interests include examining the effects of complementary and alternative medicine treatments for fatigue, pain, physical functioning and PTSD. He has published more than 300 manuscripts and book chapters on these topics. He is a former president of the American Psychosomatic Medicine Society, former Associate Editor of the journals Health Psychology, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, and Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology, and former Guest Editor of the journal Annals of Behavioral Medicine for a special issue on the topic of Spirituality, Religiousness, and Health: From Research to Clinical Practice. He is currently Associate Editor for the textbook Behavioral and Social Science in Medicine: Principles and Practice of Biopsychosocial Care (S. Waldstein, Ed.) (Springer).

He is an active faculty member in the Behavioral Medicine track of the UC San Diego/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology and the Health Behavior track of the UC San Diego/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health. He is director of the UCSD Clinical Research Biomarker Laboratory and Co-director of the UCSD Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) Translational Research Technology (TRT) Division, where he manages TRT’s Affiliated Laboratories Program and Catalyst Grant program, the latter which provides in-kind research support for junior faculty. He is active in the UC San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine, and is currently serving as director of research at the Chopra Foundation, overseeing the Self Directed Biological Transformation Research Initiative.