John T. Cacioppo

John T. Cacioppo, Ph.D., is the Tiffany & Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor in the department of psychology and the director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. Dr. Cacioppo’s work focuses on social isolation, real and perceived, as a lens through which to investigate the neural, hormonal, cellular, and genetic mechanisms underlying our social nature. Cacioppo is currently the president of the Society for Social Neuroscience, the chair of Section J (Psychology) of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of various boards, including the Council of the Center for Scientific Review of the National Institutes of Health and the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences of the National Research Council. He has received the Scientific Impact Award from the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association, and the Troland Research Award from the National Academy of Sciences.