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John Cacioppo is the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor of Psychology, Director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience, and Past-Director of the Arete Initiative of the Office of the Vice President for Research and National Laboratories at The University of Chicago. He is a pioneer in the field of social neuroscience and an expert in social isolation, emotional contagion, and social behavior. Dr. Cacioppo completed his PhD at Ohio State University and served on the faculty at the University of Notre Dame (1977-1979), University of Iowa (1979-1989), Ohio State University (1989-1999), and University of Chicago (1999-present). He also served as the Bijzonder Hoogleraar Sociale Neurowetenschappen (External Professor Chair in Social Neurosciences) Free University Amsterdam (2003-2007), and a Guest Professor at State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, Beijing Normal University (2008-2010). He is a Past-President of the Association for Psychological Science (2007-2008), the Society for Psychophysiological Research (1992-1993), the Society for Consumer Psychology (1989-1990), the Society of Personality and Social Psychology (1995), and he is currently the Chair-Elect of the Psychology Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a recipient of the National Academy of Sciences Troland Research Award (1989), the Society for Psychophysiological Research Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution (1981) and their Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Psychophysiology (2000), the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Donald Campbell Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions (2000), the American Psychosomatic Society Patricia R. Barchas Award (2004), the Psi Chi Distinguished Member Award (2006), the American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award (2002), an honorary doctorate from Bard College (2004), the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Theoretical Innovation Prize (2008), the Society of Personality and Social Psychology Award in Service to the Discipline (2008), and the American Psychological Association's Presidential Citation (2008). He has also served on various boards including the Department of HHS National Advisory Council on Aging; the External Advisory Committee of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois; and the National Research Council Board on Behavioral, Cognitive and Sensory Sciences (2010-present); and he Chairs the International Advisory Board of the Cluster of Excellence at Freie Universität Berlin (2008-present). He has published more than 400 papers and 17 books, is listed among "ISI Highly Cited Researchers" in Psychiatry/Psychology (since 2003), and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1990), Society of Experimental Psychologists, Association for Psychological Science (1989), American Psychological Association (1984), International Organization of Psychophysiology (1987), Society for Personality and Social Psychology (1984), Society of Behavioral Medicine (1998), Academy of Behavioral Medicine (1986), and American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2003).