Ryan C. Brindle Associate Professor of Cognitive and Behavioral Science

Ryan C. Brindle

Parmly Hall 131
Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. - University of Birmingham, United Kingdom (2015)
B.S. - Allegheny College (2012)


Our research examines the impact of mental stress on health and disease. In particular we are interested in understanding how individual differences in physiological (e.g., blood pressure, heart rate) reactions to mental stress impact mental and physical health. Also, we examine how stress impacts nocturnal sleep and whether sleep can buffer the negative impact of stress and improve health.


Brain and Behavior (PSYC 110)
Statistics and Research Design II (PSYC 250L)

Selected Publications

Brindle, R.C., Ginty, A.T., Phillips, A.C., Carroll, D., & Lucas, S.J.E. (2018). Assessment of cerebral pressure-flow relationship using psychological stress to manipulate blood pressure. Psychophysiology, e13265.

Hall, M.H., Brindle, R.C., & Buysse, D.J. (2018). Sleep and cardiovascular disease: Emerging opportunities for health psychology. American Psychologist.

John-Henderson, N., Brindle, R.C., & Ginty, A.T. (2018). The changing relationship between childhood emotional trauma and sleep quality: The role of psychological distress during a life transition. British Journal of Psychology.

Brindle, R.C., Cribbet, M.R., Duggan, K.A., Kline, C.E., Krafty, R.T., Thayer, J.F., Mulukutla, S.R., & Hall, M.H. (2018). Slow-wave sleep moderates the relationship between cardiovascular reactivity to acute psychological stress and carotid intima-media thickness. Psychosomatic Medicine, 80, 301-306.

Brindle, R.C., Cribbet, M.R., Samuelsson, L.E., Frank, E., Krafty, R.T., Thayer, J.F., Buysse, D.J., & Hall, M. (2018). Remnants of the past: Childhood trauma exposure and age of first traumatic experience relate to poor sleep health. Psychosomatic Medicine, 80, 200-207.

Brindle, R.C., Phillips, A.C., Bibbey, A., Carroll, D., & Ginty, A.T. (2017). Exploring the possible origins of blunted cardiac reactivity to acute psychological stress. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 113, 1-7.