Professional Bio

Education
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Immunology, Stanford University
  • Ph.D., Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado
  • B.S., Exercise Science-Cardiac Rehabilitation, Ithaca College

Research & Scholarship

Dr. Campisi focuses on understanding immune system functioning, particularly with respect to how biological factors (e.g., aging) and lifestyle behaviors (stress, physical activity status, diet) modulate immune outcomes and interact. Chronic stress is well known to have deleterious consequences on immune system function. However, recent evidence suggests that acute stress may actually enhance numerous features of the immune system. A growing body of research suggests that the impact of stress on measures of immunity can be changed by the physical activity status of an organism. For example, physical activity can buffer the supressive effects of stress on acquired immunity while further enhancing the positive effects of stress on innate immunity. Research projects focus on understanding the mechanisms mediating these interactions. He is also interested in community health and wellness programs designed to enhance health awareness, provide experiential learning opportunities for students, create environments that support good health practices, and prevent illness, injury and disability.


Recent Publications

Campisi, J, May, J, Burch, K, Larson, K, Doscher, J, Doherty, S, Isaacson, K, Sebring, K, Gahan, A. Anxiety-Inducing Facebook Behavior Is Associated With Higher Rates of Upper Respiratory Infection in College-Aged Users. Computers in Human Behavior, 76: 211-217, 2017.
 
Campisi, J, Folan, D, Diehl, G, Kable, T, Rademeyer, C. Social Media Users Have Different Experiences, Motivations, and Quality of Life. Psychiatry Research, 228: 774-780, 2015.
 
Finn, KE, Campisi, J. Peer-Led Team Learning in Anatomy and Physiology: Effects on Student Perception and Academic Performance. Journal of College Science Teaching, 44(6): 38-43, 2015.

Campisi, J, Sharkey, C, Johnson, JD, Asea, A, Maslanik, T, Bernstein-Hanley, I, Fleshner, M. Stress-induced facilitation of host response to bacterial challenge in F344 rats is dependent on extracellular Heat Shock Protein 72 and independent of alpha beta T cells.  Stress: The International Journal of the Biology of Stress 15(6): 637-646, 2012.
 
Campisi, J, Bravo, Y, Cole, J, Gobeil, K.  Acute psychosocial stress differentially influences salivary endocrine and immune measures in undergraduate students. Physiology & Behavior 107(3): 317-321, 2012.


Awards & Recognition

Awards

• Visiting Professor, Departamento de Ingeniería Biomédica, Universidad de Navarra, Campus Tecnológico de la Universidad de Navarra (TECNUN) & Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones Técnicas de Gipuzkoa (CEIT), San Sebastián/Donostia, Spain
• Dean’s Award for Outstanding Service to the College, Regis College
• Excellence in Honors Presentations in Human Biology Awarded to Mentee, Stanford University, Center for Teaching and Learning
• Scholars Award, Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society
• University Fellowship Award, University of Colorado
• Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Grant, University of Colorado
• Beverly Sears Graduate Student Grant Award, University of Colorado


Grants

• Sponsored Projects Academic Research Council (SPARC) Grant, Regis University
• University Research and Scholarship Council (URSC) Grant Award, Regis University
• Faculty Development Committee Summer Research Grant, Regis College
• Faculty Development Committee Convention/Travel Grant Award, Regis College
• Faculty Development Committee Small Grant for Research, Regis College
• Bogs 2% for Outdoor Education Grant
• Post-Institute Implementation Award, National Center for Science Education
• Faculty Development Grant, Merrimack College
• Experiential Learning Development Grant, Davis Foundation
• Capitol Hill Day Travel Award, Joint Steering Committee for Public Policy
• National Research Service Award, Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Institutes of Health
• National Research Service Award, Institutional Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford University, National Institutes of Health
• Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Grant, University of Colorado





Campisi, J, May, J, Burch, K, Larson, K, Doscher, J, Doherty, S, Isaacson, K, Sebring, K, Gahan, A. Anxiety-Inducing Facebook Behavior Is Associated With Higher Rates of Upper Respiratory Infection in College-Aged Users. Computers in Human
Behavior, 76: 211-217, 2017.
 
Campisi, J, Folan, D, Diehl, G, Kable, T, Rademeyer, C. Social Media Users Have Different Experiences, Motivations, and Quality of Life. Psychiatry Research, 228: 774-780, 2015.
 
Finn, KE, Campisi, JPeer-Led Team Learning in Anatomy and Physiology: Effects on Student Perception and Academic Performance. Journal of College Science Teaching, 44(6): 38-43, 2015.

Campisi, J, Sharkey, C, Johnson, JD, Asea, A, Maslanik, T, Bernstein-Hanley, I, Fleshner, M. Stress-induced facilitation of host response to bacterial challenge in F344 rats is dependent on extracellular Heat Shock Protein 72 and independent of alpha beta T cells.  Stress: The International Journal of the Biology of Stress 15(6): 637-646, 2012.
 
Campisi, J, Bravo, Y, Cole, J, Gobeil, K.  Acute psychosocial stress differentially influences salivary endocrine and immune measures in undergraduate students.  Physiology & Behavior 107(3): 317-321, 2012.
Campisi, J, May, J, Burch, K, Larson, K, Doscher, J, Doherty, S, Isaacson, K, Sebring, K, Gahan, A. Anxiety-Inducing Facebook Behavior Is Associated With Higher Rates of Upper Respiratory Infection in College-Aged Users. Computers in Human
Behavior, 76: 211-217, 2017.
 
Campisi, J, Folan, D, Diehl, G, Kable, T, Rademeyer, C. Social Media Users Have Different Experiences, Motivations, and Quality of Life. Psychiatry Research, 228: 774-780, 2015.
 
Finn, KE, Campisi, JPeer-Led Team Learning in Anatomy and Physiology: Effects on Student Perception and Academic Performance. Journal of College Science Teaching, 44(6): 38-43, 2015.

Campisi, J, Sharkey, C, Johnson, JD, Asea, A, Maslanik, T, Bernstein-Hanley, I, Fleshner, M. Stress-induced facilitation of host response to bacterial challenge in F344 rats is dependent on extracellular Heat Shock Protein 72 and independent of alpha beta T cells.  Stress: The International Journal of the Biology of Stress 15(6): 637-646, 2012.
 
Campisi, J, Bravo, Y, Cole, J, Gobeil, K.  Acute psychosocial stress differentially influences salivary endocrine and immune measures in undergraduate students.  Physiology & Behavior 107(3): 317-321, 2012.
Campisi, J, May, J, Burch, K, Larson, K, Doscher, J, Doherty, S, Isaacson, K, Sebring, K, Gahan, A. Anxiety-Inducing Facebook Behavior Is Associated With Higher Rates of Upper Respiratory Infection in College-Aged Users. Computers in Human
Behavior, 76: 211-217, 2017.
 
Campisi, J, Folan, D, Diehl, G, Kable, T, Rademeyer, C. Social Media Users Have Different Experiences, Motivations, and Quality of Life. Psychiatry Research, 228: 774-780, 2015.
 
Finn, KE, Campisi, JPeer-Led Team Learning in Anatomy and Physiology: Effects on Student Perception and Academic Performance. Journal of College Science Teaching, 44(6): 38-43, 2015.

Campisi, J, Sharkey, C, Johnson, JD, Asea, A, Maslanik, T, Bernstein-Hanley, I, Fleshner, M. Stress-induced facilitation of host response to bacterial challenge in F344 rats is dependent on extracellular Heat Shock Protein 72 and independent of alpha beta T cells.  Stress: The International Journal of the Biology of Stress 15(6): 637-646, 2012.
 
Campisi, J, Bravo, Y, Cole, J, Gobeil, K.  Acute psychosocial stress differentially influences salivary endocrine and immune measures in undergraduate students.  Physiology & Behavior 107(3): 317-321, 2012.