Eric Loucks

Eric Loucks
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Director of the Mindfulness Center
Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Associate Professor of Medicine


Eric Loucks, Ph.D., is a cardiovascular physiologist and social epidemiologist, whose research agenda focuses on elucidating biological mechanisms, by which social and psychosocial factors may influence cardiovascular disease. More specifically, his research program focuses on evaluating (1) associations of childhood family psychosocial environment and life course socioeconomic position with biological cardiovascular disease risk factors/markers, (2) epigenetic mechanisms by which social and psychosocial factors may influence cardiovascular disease risk, and (3) impacts of mindfulness on biological and behavioral cardiovascular disease risk factors/markers.