Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

Linda Janusek, PhD, RN, FAAN

Title/s:  Professor
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing Endowed Chair for Research

Office #:  CTRE 336, HSD

Phone: 708.216.9551


Research Interests

Ongoing Research Projects: 

National Cancer Institute (Janusek - PI) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Immune Dysregulation in Cancer
Total Costs: $444,000 

National Institute of Nursing Research - (Janusek - PI) Psychoneuroimmunology & Decision Making in Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
Total Costs: $1.4 million 

National Cancer Institute - (Janusek-Co-PI)
Immune Dysregulation by Psychosocial
Distress: Epigenetic Mechanisms
Total Costs: $650,000 

Professional & Community Affiliations


NIH Special Emphasis Panel - 2005
Health of the Population (HOP) Integrated Review Group

Selected Publications

Recent Publications:

  • Witek-Janusek L, Page GG. Importance of Animal Research in Nursing. Nurs Outlook. 2004 Jul-Aug;52(4):164-5.

  • Starkweather, A., L. Witek-Janusek, and H. L. Mathews. 2005. Neural-Immune Interactions: Implications for Pain Management in Patients with Low Back Pain and Sciatica. Biol. Res. Nurs. 2005 Jan;6(3):196-206.

  • Starkweather, A., L. Witek-Janusek, and H. L. Mathews. 2005. Applying the psychoneuroimmunology framework to nursing research. J Neurosci Nurs. 2005 Feb;37(1):56-62.