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David Black, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine
Institute for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
SSB 302D 2001 N. Soto Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 8223

Overview

Dr. David S. Black is an Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine in the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, and faculty member of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. His research focuses on the delivery and evaluation of mind-body medicine modalities, specifically mindfulness training, in order to modify psychological stress and other mental/physical health symptoms and states. He is broadly interested in how mind-body approaches impact stress biology, specifically neuroendocrine and immune system function in humans. His studies incorporate both observational and experimental methodology with measurements quantified by survey, brain imaging, gene expression, and biomarker (from saliva and blood) research.

Research topics of interest include the impact of mind-body approaches on: 1) cortisol and inflammatory markers, 2) brain and biokinetic function, and 3) alleviating symptomatology. The overall goal of this work is to elucidate the harmonious interactions between mind and body, and to inform how these interactions can be harnessed for the prevention and treatment of psychological suffering and disease states in order to promote health and wellness.

Awards

NIH - National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: Clinical LRP Award, 2014-2016

Society of Behavioral Medicine: SBM Citation Award, 2014

University of Southern California: Medical Innovation Program finalist, 2013

NIH - National Institute on Drug Abuse: RTI International Travel Award, 2012

NIH - National Institute of Mental Health: Postdoctoral Research Fellow , 2011-2013

Charlotte Resnick Memorial Scholarship

NIH - National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: featured_pub_2, 2014-2016

University of Southern California: featured_pub_2, 2013

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NIH - National Institute of Mental Health: featured_pub_2, 2011-2013

NIH - National Institute on Drug Abuse: featured_pub_2, 2012

Society of Behavioral Medicine: featured_pub_2, 2014

University of Southern California: has faculty rank, 2013

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NIH - National Institute of Mental Health: has faculty rank, 2011-2013

NIH - National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: has faculty rank, 2014-2016

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NIH - National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: person in primary position, 2014-2016

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University of Southern California: person in primary position, 2013

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ORNG Application URL

NIH - National Institute of Mental Health: In The News, 2011-2013

NIH - National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: In The News, 2014-2016

University of Southern California: In The News, 2013

In The News

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Society of Behavioral Medicine: In The News, 2014

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Department

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NIH - National Institute of Mental Health: http://orng.info/ontology/orng#ApplicationInstance^^ORNG Application Instance^^9897-118, 2011-2013

NIH - National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: http://orng.info/ontology/orng#ApplicationInstance^^ORNG Application Instance^^9897-118, 2014-2016

University of Southern California: http://orng.info/ontology/orng#ApplicationInstance^^ORNG Application Instance^^9897-118, 2013

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University of Southern California: email address, 2013

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University of Southern California: start date, 2013

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University of Southern California: award conferred by, 2013

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NIH - National Institute on Drug Abuse: has ORNG Application Instance Data, 2012

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University of Southern California: has ORNG Application Instance Data, 2013

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Society of Behavioral Medicine: has ORNG Application Instance Data, 2014

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NIH - National Institute of Mental Health: Keck School of Medicine of USC, 2011-2013

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NIH - National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: Keck School of Medicine of USC, 2014-2016

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University of Southern California: Keck School of Medicine of USC, 2013

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University of Southern California: featured_pub_4, 2013

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NIH - National Institute of Mental Health: featured_pub_4, 2011-2013

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NIH - National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: http://orng.info/ontology/orng#ApplicationInstance^^ORNG Application Instance^^9897-115, 2014-2016

NIH - National Institute on Drug Abuse: http://orng.info/ontology/orng#ApplicationInstance^^ORNG Application Instance^^9897-115, 2012

Faculty Rank

NIH - National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: Faculty Rank, 2014-2016

Society of Behavioral Medicine: Faculty Rank, 2014

NIH - National Institute on Drug Abuse: Faculty Rank, 2012

University of Southern California: Faculty Rank, 2013

NIH - National Institute of Mental Health: Faculty Rank, 2011-2013

Society of Behavioral Medicine: Organization, 2014

NIH - National Institute of Mental Health: Organization, 2011-2013

NIH - National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: Organization, 2014-2016

University of Southern California: Organization, 2013

Organization

NIH - National Institute on Drug Abuse: Organization, 2012

Society of Behavioral Medicine: award or honor for, 2014

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NIH - National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: award or honor for, 2014-2016

NIH - National Institute on Drug Abuse: award or honor for, 2012

NIH - National Institute of Mental Health: award or honor for, 2011-2013

NIH - National Institute on Drug Abuse: position in organization, 2012

position in organization

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NIH - National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: position in organization, 2014-2016

University of Southern California: position in organization, 2013

Society of Behavioral Medicine: position in organization, 2014

Person

NIH - National Institute on Drug Abuse: Person, 2012

NIH - National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: Person, 2014-2016

NIH - National Institute of Mental Health: Person, 2011-2013

University of Southern California: Person, 2013

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NIH - National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: first name, 2014-2016

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NIH - National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: featured_pub_5, 2014-2016

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NIH - National Institute of Mental Health: MediaLinks, 2011-2013

Society of Behavioral Medicine: MediaLinks, 2014

MediaLinks

NIH - National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: MediaLinks, 2014-2016

NIH - National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: Agent, 2014-2016

NIH - National Institute of Mental Health: Agent, 2011-2013

NIH - National Institute on Drug Abuse: Agent, 2012

Society of Behavioral Medicine: Agent, 2014

Agent

University of Southern California: Award or Honor Receipt, 2013

Award or Honor Receipt

NIH - National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: Award or Honor Receipt, 2014-2016

Society of Behavioral Medicine: Award or Honor Receipt, 2014

NIH - National Institute on Drug Abuse: Award or Honor Receipt, 2012

NIH - National Institute of Mental Health: Award or Honor Receipt, 2011-2013

NIH - National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: links, 2014-2016

NIH - National Institute of Mental Health: links, 2011-2013

links

Society of Behavioral Medicine: featured_pub_1, 2014

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NIH - National Institute on Drug Abuse: featured_pub_1, 2012

University of Southern California: featured_pub_1, 2013

NIH - National Institute of Mental Health: featured_pub_1, 2011-2013

Black, David

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NIH - National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: Black, David, 2014-2016

NIH - National Institute on Drug Abuse: Black, David, 2012

University of Southern California: Black, David, 2013

Society of Behavioral Medicine: Black, David, 2014

University of Southern California: Institute for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention, 2013

Society of Behavioral Medicine: Institute for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention, 2014

Society of Behavioral Medicine: Featured Publications, 2014

NIH - National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: Featured Publications, 2014-2016

Featured Publications

University of Southern California: Featured Publications, 2013

NIH - National Institute of Mental Health: Featured Publications, 2011-2013

NIH - National Institute on Drug Abuse: Featured Publications, 2012

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NIH - National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: photo, 2014-2016

University of Southern California: photo, 2013

Society of Behavioral Medicine: photo, 2014

NIH - National Institute on Drug Abuse: photo, 2012

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NIH - National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: HR job title, 2014-2016

NIH - National Institute on Drug Abuse: HR job title, 2012

Society of Behavioral Medicine: HR job title, 2014

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University of Southern California: HR job title, 2013

NIH - National Institute of Mental Health: HR job title, 2011-2013

NIH - National Institute on Drug Abuse: position in department, 2012

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University of Southern California: position in department, 2013

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Publications

Mindfulness practice reduces cortisol blunting during chemotherapy: A randomized controlled study of colorectal cancer patients. Cancer. 2017 Apr 07. View in: PubMed

Shared health characteristics in Hispanic colorectal cancer patients and their primary social support person following primary diagnosis. Psychooncology. 2016 Sep; 25(9):1028-35. View in: PubMed

Complementary and Integrative Health Practices Among Hispanics Diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer: Utilization and Communication with Physicians. J Altern Complement Med. 2016 Jun; 22(6):473-9. View in: PubMed

Mindfulness meditation and the immune system: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2016 Jun; 1373(1):13-24. View in: PubMed

The Applied Mindfulness Process Scale (AMPS): A process measure for evaluating mindfulness-based interventions. Pers Individ Dif. 2016 Apr 1; 93:6-15. View in: PubMed

Mental resilience training modulates stress physiology of active duty marines preparing for deployment. Evid Based Ment Health. 2015 May; 18(2):61. View in: PubMed

Mindfulness meditation and improvement in sleep quality and daytime impairment among older adults with sleep disturbances: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Apr 1; 175(4):494-501. View in: PubMed

Mindfulness Training and Classroom Behavior Among Lower-Income and Ethnic Minority Elementary School Children. J Child Fam Stud. 2014 Oct; 23(7):1242-1246. View in: PubMed

Mindfulness-based intervention for prodromal sleep disturbances in older adults: Design and methodology of a randomized controlled trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2014 Sep; 39(1):22-7. View in: PubMed

Community-Based Mindfulness Program for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: Targeting Stress Reduction. Am J Health Promot. 2014 Aug 27. View in: PubMed

Mindfulness-based interventions for obesity-related eating behaviours: a literature review. Obes Rev. 2014 Jun; 15(6):453-61. View in: PubMed

Mindfulness-based interventions: an antidote to suffering in the context of substance use, misuse, and addiction. Subst Use Misuse. 2014 Apr; 49(5):487-91. View in: PubMed

Mindfulness for chronic pain and prescription opioid misuse: novel mechanisms and unresolved issues. Subst Use Misuse. 2014 Apr; 49(5):608-11. View in: PubMed

The thinking mind as addiction: mindfulness as antidote. Subst Use Misuse. 2014 Apr; 49(5):605-7. View in: PubMed

Unresolved issues in the application of mindfulness-based interventions for substance use disorders. Subst Use Misuse. 2014 Apr; 49(5):601-4. View in: PubMed

Feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary outcomes of a mindfulness-based relapse prevention intervention for culturally-diverse, low-income women in substance use disorder treatment. Subst Use Misuse. 2014 Apr; 49(5):547-59. View in: PubMed

Use of mindful reappraisal coping among meditation practitioners. J Clin Psychol. 2014 Mar; 70(3):294-301. View in: PubMed

Tai Chi Meditation Effects on Nuclear Factor-?B Signaling in Lonely Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Psychother Psychosom. 2014; 83(5):315-7. View in: PubMed

Applying neurodevelopmental theory to school-based drug misuse prevention during adolescence. New Dir Youth Dev. 2014; 2014(141):33-43, 9-10. View in: PubMed

Brain Gray Matter Changes Associated with Mindfulness Meditation in Older Adults: An Exploratory Pilot Study using Voxel-based Morphometry. Neuro. 2014; 1(1):23-26. View in: PubMed

Spirituality in addictions treatment: wisdom to know…what it is. Subst Use Misuse. 2013 Sep; 48(12):1203-17. View in: PubMed

Adolescent neurocognitive development, self-regulation, and school-based drug use prevention. Prev Sci. 2013 Jun; 14(3):218-28. View in: PubMed

A comparison of stigma among patients with leprosy in rural Tanzania and urban United States: a role for public health in dermatology. Int J Dermatol. 2013 Apr; 52(4):432-40. View in: PubMed

Yogic meditation reverses NF-?B and IRF-related transcriptome dynamics in leukocytes of family dementia caregivers in a randomized controlled trial. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2013 Mar; 38(3):348-55. View in: PubMed

Assessing hairdressers' knowledge of scalp and neck melanoma and their willingness to detect lesions and make referrals to dermatologists. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Jan; 68(1):183-5. View in: PubMed

Trait mindfulness helps shield decision-making from translating into health-risk behavior. J Adolesc Health. 2012 Dec; 51(6):588-92. View in: PubMed

Randomized controlled trial of mindfulness-based stress reduction delivered to human immunodeficiency virus-positive patients in Iran: effects on CD4? T lymphocyte count and medical and psychological symptoms. Psychosom Med. 2012 Jul-Aug; 74(6):620-7. View in: PubMed

Psychometric Assessment of the Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS) Among Chinese Adolescents. Assessment. 2012 Mar; 19(1):42-52. View in: PubMed

Mindfulness and substance use intervention. Subst Use Misuse. 2012 Feb; 47(3):199-201. View in: PubMed

Incorporating mindfulness within established theories of health behavior. Complementary Health Practice Review. 2012; 2(15):108-109. View in: PubMed

Testing the indirect effect of trait mindfulness on adolescent cigarette smoking through negative affect and perceived stress mediators. J Subst Use. 2012; 17(5-6):417-429. View in: PubMed

Component Processes of Executive Function-Mindfulness, Self-control, and Working Memory-and Their Relationships with Mental and Behavioral Health. Mindfulness (N Y). 2011 Sep; 2(3):179-185. View in: PubMed

Decision-making style and gender moderation of the self-efficacy-condom use link among adolescents and young adults: informing targeted STI/HIV prevention programs. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011 Apr; 165(4):320-5. View in: PubMed

Cultural values associated with substance use among Hispanic adolescents in southern California. Subst Use Misuse. 2011; 46(10):1223-33. View in: PubMed

Skin disease and stigma in emerging adulthood: impact on healthy development. J Cutan Med Surg. 2010 Nov-Dec; 14(6):285-90. View in: PubMed

The influence of school-based natural mentoring relationships on school attachment and subsequent adolescent risk behaviors. Health Educ Res. 2010 Oct; 25(5):892-902. View in: PubMed

Mindfulness Research Guide: a New Paradigm for Managing Empirical Health Information. Mindfulness (N Y). 2010 Sep 1; 1(3):174-176. View in: PubMed

Gender differences in body consciousness and substance use among high-risk adolescents. Subst Use Misuse. 2010 Aug; 45(10):1623-35. View in: PubMed

School disrepair and substance use among regular and alternative high school students. J Sch Health. 2010 Aug; 80(8):387-93. View in: PubMed

A further look at the intergenerational transmission of violence: witnessing interparental violence in emerging adulthood. J Interpers Violence. 2010 Jun; 25(6):1022-42. View in: PubMed

Peer group self-identification as a predictor of relational and physical aggression among high school students. J Sch Health. 2010 May; 80(5):249-58. View in: PubMed

A concise history of school-based smoking prevention research: a pendulum effect case study. J Drug Educ. 2010; 40(3):217-26. View in: PubMed

Sitting-meditation interventions among youth: a review of treatment efficacy. Pediatrics. 2009 Sep; 124(3):e532-41. View in: PubMed

Substitute addiction: a concern for researchers and practitioners. J Drug Educ. 2008; 38(2):167-80. View in: PubMed

Tobacco control in developing countries: Tanzania, Nepal, China, and Thailand as examples. Nicotine Tob Res. 2007 Sep; 9 Suppl 3:S447-57. View in: PubMed

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