Judy Cameron, PhD

Member, Scientific Research Council

Child Mind Institute

Professor of Psychiatry

University of Pittsburgh

Senior Scientist, Affiliate Scientist and Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience

Oregon National Primate Research Center

Judy Cameron, PhD

Judy Cameron, PhD, a renowned researcher of stress and resilience, has devoted her career to understanding how stressful experiences interact with genetic factors and can affect cardiovascular, reproductive and immune functions, as well as the development of mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression. She has tracked the developmental course of monkeys to uncover what makes some individuals more sensitive and others more resilient to stress — work that has profound implications for the development of prevention and early intervention programs for human physical and mental health. A major figure in the field of behavioral neuroscience, she continues to lead research that may one day enable clinicians to identify which individuals are most vulnerable to stress-sensitive diseases.


  • Oregon Health and Science University, Excellence in Teaching, 2006
  • Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, Invited Member, Dana Alliance, 2001
  • Oregon Health and Science University, Excellence in Teaching, 1997


  • University of Pennsylvania, Post-doctoral Fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1984
  • University of Washington, Post-doctoral Fellowship in Physiology and Biophysics, 1983
  • University of Arizona, PhD in Physiology, 1981
  • University of California at Berkeley, AB in Physiology, 1977