Dr. Daniel Stokols

Chancellor’s Professor
School of Social Ecology and College of Health Sciences
University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA


Daniel Stokols is Chancellor’s Professor of Planning, Policy, and Design, and Psychology and Social Behavior in the School of Social Ecology (where he served as Director and founding Dean during 1988-1998) at the University of California, Irvine. He is also Professor of Public Health, Epidemiology, and Nursing Science in the College of Health Sciences at UCI. He is past President of the Division of Environmental, Population, and Conservation Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA) and currently serves as a Section Editor for the American Journal of Health Promotion and as a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Environmental Psychology and the Journal of Architectural and Planning Research. Stokols received the Annual Career Award of the Environmental Design Research Association in 1991, the UC Irvine Lauds and Laurels Faculty Achievement Award and the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Fostering Undergraduate Research in 2003, and UCI’s Outstanding Professor Award for the School of Social Ecology during 2009. .


His research examines contextual factors that influence the success of transdisciplinary research and training programs, as well as the health and behavioral impacts of environmental stressors such as traffic congestion, overcrowding, and information overload. Stokols is co-author of Behavior, Health, and Environmental Stress (1986) and co-editor of the Handbook of Environmental Psychology (1987) and Promoting Human Wellness (2002). Stokols served as Scientific Consultant to the National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences and as a member of NCI’s Science of Team Science (SciTS) team between 2005-2011. He is currently a Team Science Evaluation Consultant for the National Academies of Science-Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) for promoting interdisciplinary research.