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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Photo: Nicholas D. Giardino, Ph.D. (Adjunct)

Nicholas D. Giardino, Ph.D. (Adjunct)

Contact Information


Primary Programs/Services:
Ambulatory - Stress, Anxiety and Personality


  • Ph.D., Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (Clinical Psychology)
  • B.S., Brown University, Providence, RI (Psychology)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Neuroimaging Research Group, Department of Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Clinical Interest:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Functional somatic syndromes
  • Anxiety in chronic medical illness

Research Interest:

  • Respiratory psychophysiology
  • Psychological determinants of disability in chronic lung diseases
  • Brain-body interaction in anxiety disorders
  • Mechanisms of exposure therapy

Academic Appointment:

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Giardino, N. D., Lehrer, P. M., & Edelberg, R. (2002). Comparison of finger plethysmograph to ECG in the spectral analysis of heart rate variability. Psychophysiology, 39, 246-253
  • Giardino, N. D., Schmaling, K. B., & Afari, N. (2002). Relationship satisfaction moderates the association between catastrophic cognitions and asthma symptoms. Journal of Asthma, 39, 749-756.
  • Giardino, N. D., Glenny, R. W., Borson, S., & Chan, L. (2003). Respiratory sinus arrhythmia is associated with the efficiency of pulmonary gas exchange in healthy humans. American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 284, H1585-H1591.
  • Giardino, N. D., Chan, L., & Borson, S. (2004). Combined heart rate variability and pulse oximetry biofeedback for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A feasibility study. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 29, 121-133.