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Michael V. Stanton, Ph.D. Faculty Profile

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Michael  V.  Stanton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Health Sciences

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Dr. Stanton is a licensed clinical health psychologist and Assistant Professor at California State University, East Bay. Dr. Stanton holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a focus in Behavioral Medicine from Duke University. He completed his clinical internship with a focus in Behavioral Medicine at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System (affiliate of Stanford University) and his Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University and the VA Palo Alto. He received his B.A. from Brown University. Dr. Stanton's research focuses on psychosocial determinants of obesity. His clinical work in clinical health psychology integrates mind-body skills such as mindfulness and hypnosis with cognitive behavioral therapy to treat health problems including obesity, hypertension, chronic pain, insomnia and depression. His work has been recognized at national and international scientific conferences, and he is a co-author of several studies which have been published in various academic journals, including Molecular PsychiatryPsychosomatic Medicine, and Harvard Review of Psychiatry.

  • Ph.D., Duke University
  • B.A., Brown University
Spring Semester 2019
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampusTextbook Info
HSC 11002Health Syst Social DeterminantTTH11:00AM12:15PMVBT-0124Hayward Campus View Books
HSC 35002Health Behavior Educ TheoryMW5:00PM6:15PMMI-2002Hayward Campus View Books
HSC 35003Health Behavior Educ TheoryMW5:00PM6:15PMMI-2002Hayward Campus View Books

  • Stanton, M. V., Matsuura, J., Fairchild, J. K., Lohnberg, J. A., & Bayley, P. J. (2016). Mindfulness as a Weight Loss  Treatment for Veterans. Frontiers in Nutrition, 3, 30.
  • Gardner, C, Stanton, M. V. (2014) Digesting Dietary Data: Why are there so many contradictory nutrition  studies, and how can they be improved? The Scientist. 28(6):30-31.
  • Stanton, M. V. (2012) Walking Barefoot: A Fulbrighter’s Journey from Senegal to Duke. International  Psychology Bulletin. 16(3):65-6.
  • Stanton, M. V., Jonassaint, C. J., Bartholomew, F. B., Edwards, C., Richman, L., DeCastro, L., & Williams, R.  B. (2010) The association of optimism and perceived discrimination with health care utilization in adults with sickle cell disease. Journal of the National Medical Association. 102(11):1056-63.
  • Jonassaint, C. J., Jonassaint, J. C., Stanton, M. V., DeCastro, L., & Royal, C. D. (2010) Clinical and  sociodemographic factors predict coping styles among adults with sickle cell disease. Journal of the National Medical Association. Nov;102(11):1045-9.
  • Stanton, M. V., Jonassaint, C. J., Williams, R. B., & James, S. A. (2010). Socioeconomic status moderates the  association between John Henryism and NEO PI-R personality domains. Psychosomatic Medicine, 72(2):141-7.
  • Whitfield, K., Jonassaint, C., Brandon, D., Stanton, M., Sims, M., Bennett, G., Salva, J., & Edwards, C.L.  (2010). Does coping mediate the relationship between personality and cardiovascular health in African Americans. Journal of the National Medical Association. 102(2):95-100.
  • Belsky, J., Jonassaint, C., Pluess, M., Stanton, M., Brummett, B., & Williams, R.B. (2009). Vulnerability  Genes or Plasticity Genes? Molecular Psychiatry. 14(8), 746-54.
  • Nelson, T. F., Labrie, R. A., LaPlante, D. A., Stanton, M., Shaffer, H.J., & Wechsler, H. (2007). Sports Betting  and Other Gambling in Athletes, Fans and Other College Students. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 78(4), 271-83.
  • Shaffer, H. J., Stanton, M. V., & Nelson, S. E. (2006). Trends in Gambling Studies Research: Quantifying,  Categorizing, and Describing Citations. Journal of Gambling Studies, 22(4), 427-442.
  • Shaffer, H. J., LaPlante, D. A., LaBrie, R. A., Kidman, R. C., Donato, A., & Stanton, M. V. (2004). Toward a  Syndrome Model of Addiction: Multiple Manifestations, Common Etiology. Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 12(6), 367-374.
  • Shaffer, H. J., LaBrie, R., LaPlante, D., Nelson, S. E., & Stanton, M. V. (2004). The Road Less Travelled:  Moving From Distribution to Determinants In The Study of Gambling Epidemiology. Canadian Journal  of Psychiatry, 49(8), 504-516.
  • Wittenburg. K., Lanning T., Heinrichs M., Stanton, M. Parallel Bargrams for Consumer-based Information  Exploration and Choice. In Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Systems and Technology, (UIST '01). Orlando, Florida, Nov. 2001, pp. 51-60.

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