Investigator Spotlight: Dr. Charles Raison

Charles L. Raison, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Emory University School of Medicine

Supported Research

  • An evaluation of the efficacy of the tumor necrosis factor-alpha antagonist infliximab in treatment resistant major depression: Mechanisms and mediators - NIMH
  • Compassion and Attention Longitudinal Meditation Study - NCCAM
  • Phenomenology and Pathophysiology of Interferon-alpha Induced Behavioral Change - NIMH
  • Pathophysiologic Mechanisms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS): Neuroendocrinology and Genomics - CDC
  • Stress and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Psychobiological Study in a Population-Based Sample - CDC
  • Compassion Meditation as a Strategy for Reducing Depressive Symptoms and Physiological Stress in Freshman College Students
  • Phenotyping Immune-based Depression
  • The Compassion and Attention Longitudinal Meditation (CALM) Study - Can Compassion Meditation Help Relieve Stress? VIDEO

ACTSI Support

Protocol support - GCRCs
Biomedical Informatics support - BIP
Biostatistics support - BERD

News Selections

ABC News | Re-wiring your brain for happiness: Research shows how meditation can physically change the brain
Nightline | Sign of the times: Meditate to find happiness
July 28, 2011

CNN | Can meditation change your brain?
October 26, 2010

CNN | WAVY-TV | Meditation reduces stress, instills compassion
October 18, 2010

Emory Health Now | Eastern and Western Medicine United for Mind/Body Health
January 4, 2010

Publication Selections

Biological Psychiatry | Inflammation and its discontents: the role of cytokines in the pathophysiology of major depression

Brain, Behavior and Immunity | Association of peripheral inflammatory markers with chronic fatigue in a population-based sample

Psychoneuroendocrinology | Effect of compassion meditation on neuroendocrine, innate immune and behavioral responses to psychosocial stress