Wayne State University

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Samuele Zilioli
Assistant Professor, Full-time
(313) 577-1128

iBio Building Behavioral Health, 2119
6135 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48202


Dr. Samuele Zilioli is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences at Wayne State University (WSU), Detroit. He received his Ph.D. in Cognitive and Neural Sciences from Simon Fraser University and was the recipient of the Governor General's Gold Medal for achieving the highest academic standing upon graduation. Before becoming Faculty at WSU, Dr. Zilioli completed a postdoc in Health Psychology under the supervision of Dr. Richard Slatcher.


Stanton, S. C. E., Zilioli, S., Briskin, J. L., Imami, L., Tobin, E. T., Wildman, D. E., D. J., Mair-Meijers, H., Luca, F., Kane, H. S., & Slatcher, R. B. (in press). Mothers’ Attachment is Linked to their Children’s Anti-Inflammatory Gene Expression via Maternal Warmth. Social Psychology and Personality Science.

Zilioli, S., Slatcher, R. B., Chi, P., Li, X., Zhao, J., & Zhao, G. (2017). The Impact of Daily and Trait Loneliness on Diurnal Cortisol and Sleep Among Children Affected by Parental HIV / AIDS. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 75, 64-71.

Zilioli, S., Imami, L., & Slatcher, R. B. (2017). Socioeconomic Status, Perceived Control, Diurnal Cortisol, and Physical Symptoms: A Moderated Mediation Model. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 75, 36-43.

Zilioli, S., Slatcher, R. B., Chi, P., Li, X., Zhao, J., & Zhao, G. (2016). Childhood Adversity, Self-Esteem, and Diurnal Cortisol Profiles across the Lifespan. Psychological Science, 27, 1249-1265.

Zilioli, S., Imami, L., & Slatcher, R. B. (2016). The impact of negative family-work spillover on diurnal cortisol. Health Psychology, 35, 1164-1167.

Tobin E. T., Zilioli, S., Imami, L., Kane, H. S., Saleh, D. J., & Slatcher, R. B. (2016). Neighborhood stress, depressive symptoms, and asthma morbidity in youth. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 41, 952-960.

For a full list of publications, please visit www.researchgate.net/profile/Samuele_Zilioli


Health Psychology, Social Neuroendocrinology, Social Psychology, Socioeconomic Status and Racial Health Disparities

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Education Training

Ph.D. Cognitive and Neural Sciences

M.A. Developmental and Communication Psychology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart (Milan, Italy), 2009

B.A. Psychological Sciences and Practice, Catholic University of Sacred Heart (Milan, Italy), 2009