Lydia Temoshock is since 1998 ,Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine,Baltimore, Maryland.
For the last 33 years she has been involved in cancer and psychoneuroimmunology research, exploring the multiple complex interrelationships among the mind, the central nervous system, the immune system, and the outcome of immunologically mediated diseases. In her previous appointment at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF), she directed a decade-long program of research on PNI and cancer progression. In 1982, she was in the first small group of scientists to receive a federal grant to study the newly- recognized disease that would eventually be called AIDS. AT UCSF, she created and directed the multidisciplinary Biopsychosocial AIDS Project, researching the role of PNI linkages in HIV and AIDS progression, as well as the psychosocial and neuropsychological sequella of HIV infection.Currently, She is expanding this research into understanding stress hormone- activated signaling mechanisms in prostate cancer and malignant melanoma.Her Behavioral Medicine Research Program has also published other studies on, the multidimensional effects of “forgiveness” on mental and physical health in HIV.She is also a Visiting Professor at the Psychoneuroimmunology Center (Director: Dr. Nicholas Hall) of the College of Nursing, University of South Florida.She is a Senior Scientist of Division of Mental Health for the World Health Organization where she has been Scientific Director of the Behavioral Prevention Program . Also she was Assistant Professor, Principal Investigator and Director of the Clinical Health Psychology Internship Program at the University of California School of Medicine San Francisco