Michael V. Stanton, Ph.D. Faculty Profile

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Michael  V.  Stanton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Public Health

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Dr. Stanton is a licensed Clinical Health Psychologist and Associate Professor of Public Health at California State University, East Bay. Dr. Stanton's research examines how stress affects health behaviors and health conditions like obesity, and his clinical work integrates mindfulness with cognitive behavioral therapy to treat both mental and physical health problems. Dr. Stanton is also a guest contributor to several news stations including ABC, NBC, Fox News, the SF Chronicle and other media, where he adds psychology and public health expertise to the analysis of current events. He holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with a focus in Behavioral Medicine, from Duke University, completed his postdoctoral training at Stanford University, and received his B.A. from Brown University. 

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, WRIISC (focus: Behavioral Medicine), Veterans Affairs Palo Alto / Stanford University Medical School
  • Certificate, Ignite Program, Stanford University Graduate School of Business
  • Ph.D., Duke University, Clinical Psychology (focus: Behavioral Medicine)
  • Pre-doctoral Internship, Clinical Psychology (focus:Behavioral Medicine), Veterans Affairs Palo Alto (Stanford University affiliate)
  • B.A., Brown University (Double Maj: Psychology and Africana Studies)

Not teaching this semester.

  • Stanton, M. V., Jones, A., Shahani, D. (in-press). Relationship Among Interpersonal Stressors in Adolescence, Social Support Buffers, and Obesity in Adulthood 14 Years Later. Health Psychology.
  • Keng, S.-L. (co-first authors), Stanton, M. V., (co-first authors), Haskins, L. B., Almenara, C. A., Ickovics, J., Jones, A., Grigsby-Toussaint, D., Agostini, M., Bélanger, J. J., Gützkow, B., Kreienkamp, J., Lemay, E. P.,vanDellen, M. R., Abakoumkin, G., Khaiyom, J. H. A., Ahmedi, V., Akkas, H., Atta, M., Bagci, S. C., … Leander, N. P. (2022). COVID-19 stressors and health behaviors: A multilevel longitudinal study across 86 countries. Preventive Medicine Reports, 27, 101764. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2022.101764
  • Cuevas, A. G., Stanton, M. V., Carvalho, K., Eckert, N., Ortiz, K., Assari, S., & Ransome, Y. (2021). Stressful Life Events and Obesity in the United States: The Role of Nativity and Length of Residence. American Journal of Health Promotion. https://doi.org/10.1177/08901171211034410
  • Breland, J. Y., Stanton, M. V. (2021). Anti-Black racism and behavioral medicine: confronting the past to envision the future. Translational Behavioral Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1093/tbm/ibab090
  • Bayley, P. J., Schulz-Heik, R. J., Cho, R., Mathersul, D., Collery, L., Shankar, K., Ashford, J. W., Jennings, J., Tang, J., Wong, M. S., Avery, T. J., Stanton, M.V., Meyer, H., Friedman, M., Kim, S., Jo, B., Younger, J., Mathews, B., Majmundar, M., & Mahoney, L. (2020). Yoga is effective in treating symptoms of Gulf War illness: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Psychiatric Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2020.11.024
  • Moore, M. D., Ali, S., Burnich-Line, D., Gonzales, W., & Stanton, M. V. (2020). Stigma, Opioids, and Public Health Messaging: The Need to Disentangle Behavior From Identity. American Journal of Public Health, 110(6), 807-810. doi:10.2105/ajph.2020.305628 
  • Breland, J. Y., Stanton, M. V. (2020) Should we give up on motivational interviewing? Not so fast. Heart. Published Online First: 07 January 2020. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2019-316170
  • Oppezzo M. A., Stanton, M. V., Garcia, A., Rigdon, J., Berman, J. R., Gardner, C. D. (2019) To text or not to text: electronic message intervention to improve treatment adherence versus matched historical controls. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 7(4), e11720. URL: https://mhealth.jmir.org/2019/4/e11720. DOI: 10.2196/11720. PMID: 30964436
  • Offringa, L. C., Stanton, M. V., Hauser, M. E., & Gardner, C. D. (2018). Fruits and Vegetables Versus Vegetables and Fruits: Rhyme and Reason for Word Order in Health Messages. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1177/1559827618769605
  • Schulz-Heik, R. J., Meyer, H., Mahoney, L., Stanton, M. V., Cho, R. H., Moore-Downing, D. P., … Bayley, P. J (2017). Results from a clinical yoga program for veterans: yoga via telehealth provides comparable satisfaction and health improvements to in-person yoga. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 17, 198.
  • Stanton, M. V., & Smith, J. A. (2017). Law, Stigma, and Meaning: Implications for Obesity and HIV Prevention. The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 45(4), 492–501. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073110517750583
  • Stanton, M. V., et al. (2017). DIETFITS Study (Diet Intervention Examining The Factors Interacting with
    Treatment Success) – Study Design and Methods. Contemporary Clinical Trials. Feb; 53: 151-161.
  • Templeton, E. M., Stanton, M. V., & Zaki, J. (2016). Social norms shift preferences for healthy and unhealthy foods. PLoS ONE, 11(11), e0166286.
  • 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.