Jeffrey Janata, PhD

Director, Behavioral Medicine Program Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Reproductive Biology, Neurology, and Psychology

Jeffrey Janata, PhD, is the Director of the Behavioral Medicine Program and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Reproductive Biology, Neurology, and Psychology for Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Janata earned his PhD from Case Western Reserve University in 1984. Dr. Janata's specializes in Behavior Therapy, Behavioral Medicine, Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy, Health Psychiatry, Health Psychology, and Pain Management.

Dr. Janata's expertise is the behavioral/psychological aspects of medicine. Dr. Janata studies the psychological contributions to, and consequences of, illness. His research lately has emphasized pain, particularly behavioral aspects of pain, such as the contributions of depression and anxiety to pain presentations. Dr. Janata's program provides services such as intervention in patients with pain, diabetes, cancer, sexual issues, infertility, eating disorders, obesity and stress-related illness. Dr. Janata studies the non-medical contributions to medical illness presentations, such as disincentives to improvement, fabricated illness presentations and other psychological factors impeding return to health.