Emeran Mayer, MD

Professor, Physiology, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences,  Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Dr. Mayer is Co-Director of CURE, the Executive Director of the G.Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience at UCLA, PI of a NIH-supported P50 grant on the same topic and PI of a NIH consortium grant on chronic pelvic pain conditions. His long term research interest has been focused on identifying and characterizing brain circuits concerned with the encoding and modulation of pain and emotional stimuli in health and in patients with chronic visceral pain, and in identifying interactions of these brain signatures, with clinical, behavioral and biological parameters. As one of the pioneers and leading researchers in the role of mind-brain-gut interactions in health and chronic disease, he has made major scientific contributions to the area of basic and translational enteric neurobiology with wide-ranging applications in clinical GI diseases and disorders. He has published more than 300 scientific papers (h-factor 100), a recent book on Mind Gut Interactions, and co edited 3 books. In addition to his ongoing research in studying the role of the brain in chronic visceral pain, his most recent work in the area of brain gut interactions has focused on the role of the gut microbiota in influencing different aspects of the brain gut axis, and the possible role of altered brain gut microbiome interactions in functional and inflammatory intestinal disorders, food addiction and obesity, and autism spectrum disorders, He is the recipient of the 2016 Paul D McLean award from the American Psychosomatic Society and the Distinguished Mentor Award from the American Gastroenterological Association.


Emeran A. Mayer
UCLA Med-Div of Digestive Dis, UCLA Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress
BOX 957378, 42-210 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7378