Emeran A. Mayer, M.D.

Titles

Director, UCLA Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress
Professor, Department of Medicine
Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Digestive Diseases/Gastroenterology
Co-Director, CURE: Digestive Diseases Research Center
Professor, Neuroscience IDP
Physiology
Member, Brain Research Institute
Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Physiology GPB Home Area
Neuroscience GPB Home Area
Faculty, Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology IDP

Awards and Honors:

Kreiskrankenhaus Traunstein West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Med Ctr Vancouver General Hospital Klinikum Grosshadern Senior Research Scientist Award, Functional Bowel Research Group Janssen Award for Outstanding Achievements in Gastroenterology Senior Basic Scientist Award, International Foundation for Functional GI Disorders (IFFGD)

Contact Information

Email
emayer@ucla.edu
Phone
Fax Number: 310-206-4808 Office Phone Number: 310-206-0449Work Phone Number: 310-206-0192
Address
Mailing Address: 10833 Le Conte AveLos Angeles, CA 90095UNITED STATES Work Address: Practice Location100 UCLA Medical Plaza #303Los Angeles, CA 90095UNITED STATES Office100 Med PlazaUNITED STATES

Biography

Dr. Emeran Mayer is a Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Physiology and Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Executive Director of the Oppenheimer Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress, and Co-director of the CURE: Digestive Diseases Research Center at UCLA. Dr. Mayer has had a career-long interest in the role of mind brain body interactions in health and chronic disease, which he has pursued early in his career by studying healers amongst indigenous tribes in the Orinoco area (Yanoami), and in Irian Jaja (Asmat). He has a longstanding interest in ancient healing traditions, and has personally practiced different mind based strategies, including Zen meditation, Ericksonian hypnosis, and Autogenic Training. He started his research carrier at the Institute of Physiology in Munich, with a dissertation into the mechanisms by which stress and the brain affects coronary blood flow in the heart. After moving to the US, he became a gastroenterologist and focused his work on basic, translational and clinical aspects of brain gut interactions. He has 30 years of experience in the study of clinical and neurobiological aspects of how the digestive system and the nervous system interact in health and disease, and his work has been continuously supported by several NIH grants. He has published over 300 peer reviewed articles (average H index 76), including 90 chapters and reviews, co-edited four books, and organized several interdisciplinary symposia in the area of visceral pain and mind body interactions. He is a thought after speaker all over the world, with 32 speaking engagements during the past 2 years. He has made seminal contributions to the characterization of physiologic alterations in patients with various chronic pain disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), as well as on pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment approaches to this conditions. He has been studying brain mechanisms underlying the effect of mind body interventions such as hypnosis, mindfulness meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy on chronic pain. He is principal investigator on a center grant from the National Institutes of Health on sex-related differences in brain gut interactions, and on a NIDDK funded consortium grant (Multidisciplinary Approaches to Pelvic Pain, MAPP) in which he also heads a multisite neuroimaging core. His research efforts during the past few years have focused on several new areas of brain gut interactions, in particular on the role of the gut microbiota in influencing brain structure and function, and associated behavior, and on the role of food addiction in obesity. In addition to his research accomplishments, he is a nationally renowned clinical expert on disorders related to altered brain gut interactions, including irritable bowel syndrome, functional dyspepsia, chronic nausea, cyclical vomiting syndrome.

Publications:

Wang Zhuo, Ocampo Marco A, Pang Raina D, Bota Mihail, Bradesi Sylvie, Mayer Emeran A, Holschneider Daniel P   Alterations in prefrontal-limbic functional activation and connectivity in chronic stress-induced visceral hyperalgesia PloS one, 2013; 8(3): e59138.
Tillisch Kirsten, Labus Jennifer, Kilpatrick Lisa, Jiang Zhiguo, Stains Jean, Ebrat Bahar, Guyonnet Denis, Legrain-Raspaud Sophie, Trotin Beatrice, Naliboff Bruce, Mayer Emeran A   Consumption of fermented milk product with probiotic modulates brain activity Gastroenterology, 2013; 144(7): 1394-401, 1401.e1-4.
Ellingson Benjamin M, Mayer Emeran, Harris Robert J, Ashe-McNally Cody, Naliboff Bruce D, Labus Jennifer S, Tillisch Kirsten   Diffusion tensor imaging detects microstructural reorganization in the brain associated with chronic irritable bowel syndrome Pain, 2013; 154(9): 1528-1541.
Mayer Emeran A, Tillisch Kirsten, Ellingson Benjamin M   Dyspepsia: Structural changes in functional gastrointestinal disorders Nature reviews. Gastroenterology & hepatology, 2013; 10(4): 200-2.
Mayer Emeran A   Gut sensations - not so gut specific after all? Pain, 2013; 154(5): 627-8.
Labus Jennifer S, Hubbard Catherine S, Bueller Joshua, Ebrat Bahar, Tillisch Kirsten, Chen Michelle, Stains Jean, Dukes George E, Kelleher Dennis L, Naliboff Bruce D, Fanselow Michael, Mayer Emeran A   Impaired Emotional Learning and Involvement of the Corticotropin-Releasing Factor Signaling System in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome Gastroenterology, 2013; 154(9): .
Hong Jui-Yang, Kilpatrick Lisa A, Labus Jennifer, Gupta Arpana, Jiang Zhiguo, Ashe-McNalley Cody, Stains Jean, Heendeniya Nuwanthi, Ebrat Bahar, Smith Suzanne, Tillisch Kirsten, Naliboff Bruce, Mayer Emeran A   Patients with chronic visceral pain show sex-related alterations in intrinsic oscillations of the resting brain The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2013; 33(29): 11994-2002.
Labus Jennifer S, Gupta Arpana, Coveleskie Kristen, Tillisch Kirsten, Kilpatrick Lisa, Jarcho Johanna, Feier Natasha, Bueller Joshua, Stains Jean, Smith Suzanne, Suyenobu Brandall, Naliboff Bruce, Mayer Emeran A   Sex differences in emotion-related cognitive processes in irritable bowel syndrome and healthy control subjects Pain, 2013; 154(7): .
Dinov Ivo D, Petrosyan Petros, Liu Zhizhong, Eggert Paul, Zamanyan Alen, Torri Federica, Macciardi Fabio, Hobel Sam, Moon Seok Woo, Sung Young Hee, Jiang Zhiguo, Labus Jennifer, Kurth Florian, Ashe-McNalley Cody, Mayer Emeran, Vespa Paul M, Van Horn John D, Toga Arthur W, Toga Arthur W   The perfect neuroimaging-genetics-computation storm: collision of petabytes of data, millions of hardware devices and thousands of software tools Brain imaging and behavior, 2013; 154(9): .
Bradford Kara, Shih Wendy, Videlock Elizabeth J, Presson Angela P, Naliboff Bruce D, Mayer Emeran A, Chang Lin   Association between early adverse life events and irritable bowel syndrome Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association, 2012; 10(4): 385-90.e1-3.
Golovatscka Viktoriya, Ennes Helena, Mayer Emeran A, Bradesi Sylvie   Chronic stress-induced changes in pro-inflammatory cytokines and spinal glia markers in the rat: a time course study Neuroimmunomodulation, 2012; 19(6): 367-76.
Berman Steven, Suyenobu Brandall, Naliboff Bruce D, Bueller Joshua, Stains Jean, Wong Heng, Mandelkern Mark, Fitzgerald Leah, Ohning Gordon, Gupta Arpana, Labus Jennifer S, Tillisch Kirsten, Mayer Emeran A   Evidence for alterations in central noradrenergic signaling in irritable bowel syndrome NeuroImage, 2012; 63(4): 1854-63.
Rubenstein Peter A, Mayer Emeran A   Familial visceral myopathies: from symptom-based syndromes to actin-related diseases Gastroenterology, 2012; 143(6): 1420-3.
Naliboff Bruce D, Kim Sharon E, Bolus Roger, Bernstein Charles N, Mayer Emeran A, Chang Lin   Gastrointestinal and psychological mediators of health-related quality of life in IBS and IBD: a structural equation modeling analysis The American journal of gastroenterology, 2012; 107(3): 451-9.
Mayer Emeran A, Brunnhuber Stefan   Gastrointestinal disorders Handbook of clinical neurology / edited by P.J. Vinken and G.W. Bruyn, 2012; 106(2): 607-31.
Guo Christine C, Kurth Florian, Zhou Juan, Mayer Emeran A, Eickhoff Simon B, Kramer Joel H, Seeley William W   One-year test-retest reliability of intrinsic connectivity network fMRI in older adults NeuroImage, 2012; 61(4): 1471-83.
Chang Lin, Adeyemo Mopelola, Karagiannides Iordanis, Karagiannidis Iordanis, Videlock Elizabeth J, Bowe Collin, Shih Wendy, Presson Angela P, Yuan Pu-Qing, Cortina Galen, Gong Hua, Singh Sharat, Licudine Arlene, Mayer Minou, Tache Yvette, Pothoulakis Charalabos, Mayer Emeran A   Serum and colonic mucosal immune markers in irritable bowel syndrome The American journal of gastroenterology, 2012; 107(2): 262-72.
Kurth Florian, Mayer Emeran A, Toga Arthur W, Thompson Paul M, Luders Eileen   The right inhibition? callosal correlates of hand performance in healthy children and adolescents callosal correlates of hand performance Human brain mapping, 2012; 153(4): .
Luders Eileen, Kurth Florian, Mayer Emeran A, Toga Arthur W, Narr Katherine L, Gaser Christian   The unique brain anatomy of meditation practitioners: alterations in cortical gyrification Frontiers in human neuroscience, 2012; 6(2): 34.
Wolitzky-Taylor Kate, Craske Michelle G, Labus Jennifer S, Mayer Emeran A, Naliboff Bruce D   Visceral sensitivity as a mediator of outcome in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome Behaviour research and therapy, 2012; 50(10): 647-50.
Craske Michelle G, Wolitzky-Taylor Kate B, Labus Jennifer, Wu Stephen, Frese Michael, Mayer Emeran A, Naliboff Bruce D   A cognitive-behavioral treatment for irritable bowel syndrome using interoceptive exposure to visceral sensations Behaviour research and therapy, 2011; 49(6-7): 413-21.
Sadler Theodore R, Nguyen Peter T, Yang Jun, Givrad Tina K, Mayer Emeran A, Maarek Jean-Michel I, Hinton David R, Holschneider Daniel P   Antenatal maternal stress alters functional brain responses in adult offspring during conditioned fear Brain research, 2011; 1385(1): 163-74.
Anderson Ariana, Labus Jennifer S, Vianna Eduardo P, Mayer Emeran A, Cohen Mark S   Common component classification: what can we learn from machine learning? NeuroImage, 2011; 56(2): 517-24.
Hubbard Catherine S, Labus Jennifer S, Bueller Joshua, Stains Jean, Suyenobu Brandall, Dukes George E, Kelleher Dennis L, Tillisch Kirsten, Naliboff Bruce D, Mayer Emeran A   Corticotropin-releasing factor receptor 1 antagonist alters regional activation and effective connectivity in an emotional-arousal circuit during expectation of abdominal pain The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2011; 31(35): 12491-500.
Wang Zhuo, Bradesi Sylvie, Charles Jonathan R, Pang Raina D, Maarek Jean-Michel I, Mayer Emeran A, Holschneider Daniel P   Functional brain activation during retrieval of visceral pain-conditioned passive avoidance in the rat Pain, 2011; 152(12): 2746-56.
Mayer Emeran A   Gut feelings: the emerging biology of gut-brain communication Nature reviews. Neuroscience, 2011; 12(8): 453-66.
Kilpatrick Lisa A, Suyenobu Brandall Y, Smith Suzanne R, Bueller Joshua A, Goodman Trudy, Creswell J David, Tillisch Kirsten, Mayer Emeran A, Naliboff Bruce D   Impact of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction training on intrinsic brain connectivity NeuroImage, 2011; 56(1): 290-8.
Hubbard Catherine S, Ornitz Edward, Gaspar John X, Smith Suzanne, Amin Jenny, Labus Jennifer S, Kilpatrick Lisa A, Rhudy Jamie L, Mayer Emeran A, Naliboff Bruce D   Modulation of nociceptive and acoustic startle responses to an unpredictable threat in men and women Pain, 2011; 152(7): 1632-40.
Tillisch Kirsten, Mayer Emeran A, Labus Jennifer S   Quantitative meta-analysis identifies brain regions activated during rectal distension in irritable bowel syndrome Gastroenterology, 2011; 140(1): 91-100.
Bradesi Sylvie, Golovatscka Viktoriya, Ennes Helena S, McRoberts James A, Karagiannides Iordanes, Karagiannidis Iordanes, Bakirtzi Kyriaki, Pothoulakis Charalabos, Mayer Emeran A   Role of astrocytes and altered regulation of spinal glutamatergic neurotransmission in stress-induced visceral hyperalgesia in rats American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology, 2011; 301(3): G580-9.
Kilpatrick Lisa A, Labus Jennifer S, Coveleskie Kristen, Hammer Christian, Rappold Gudrun, Tillisch Kirsten, Bueller Joshua A, Suyenobu Brandall, Jarcho Johana M, McRoberts Jim A, Niesler Beate, Mayer Emeran A   The HTR3A polymorphism c. -42C>T is associated with amygdala responsiveness in patients with irritable bowel syndrome Gastroenterology, 2011; 140(7): 1943-51.
Mayer Emeran A, Tillisch Kirsten   The brain-gut axis in abdominal pain syndromes Annual review of medicine, 2011; 62(1): 381-96.
Holschneider Daniel P, Bradesi Sylvie, Mayer Emeran A   The role of experimental models in developing new treatments for irritable bowel syndrome Expert review of gastroenterology & hepatology, 2011; 5(1): 43-57.
Mayer Emeran A   The search for biomarkers and endophenotypes in functional gastrointestinal disorders Gastroenterology, 2011; 140(5): 1377-9.
Kilpatrick Lisa Ann, Ornitz Edward, Ibrahimovic Hana, Hubbard Catherine S, Rodríguez Larissa V, Mayer Emeran A, Naliboff Bruce D   Gating of sensory information differs in patients with interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome The Journal of urology, 2010; 184(3): 958-63.
Labus, JS, Naliboff BD, Berman SM, Suyenobu, B, Mayer EA.   Brain networks underlying changing perceptual ratings of aversive stimuli after repeated application of visceral stimuli, Neuroimage, 2009; 47: 952-960.
Labus Jennifer S, Naliboff Bruce D, Berman Steve M, Suyenobu Brandall, Vianna Eduardo P, Tillisch Kirsten, Mayer Emeran A   Brain networks underlying perceptual habituation to repeated aversive visceral stimuli in patients with irritable bowel syndrome NeuroImage, 2009; 47(3): 952-60.
Videlock Elizabeth J, Adeyemo Mopelola, Licudine Arlene, Hirano Miyoshi, Ohning Gordon, Mayer Minou, Mayer Emeran A, Chang Lin   Childhood trauma is associated with hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis responsiveness in irritable bowel syndrome Gastroenterology, 2009; 137(6): 1954-62.
Camilleri Michael, Mayer Emeran A   Developing irritable bowel syndrome guidelines through meta-analyses: does the emperor really have new clothes? Gastroenterology, 2009; 137(3): 766-9.
Spiegel Brennan, Harris Lucinda, Lucak Susan, Mayer Emeran, Naliboff Bruce, Bolus Roger, Esrailian Eric, Chey William D, Lembo Anthony, Karsan Hetal, Tillisch Kirsten, Dulai Gareth, Talley Jennifer, Chang Lin   Developing valid and reliable health utilities in irritable bowel syndrome: results from the IBS PROOF Cohort The American journal of gastroenterology, 2009; 104(8): 1984-91.
Bradesi Sylvie, Mayer Emeran A   Experimental models of stress and pain: do they help to develop new therapies? Digestive diseases (Basel, Switzerland), 2009; 27 Suppl 1(2): 55-67.
Twiss Christian, Kilpatrick Lisa, Craske Michelle, Buffington C A Tony, Ornitz Edward, Rodríguez Larissa V, Mayer Emeran A, Naliboff Bruce D   Increased startle responses in interstitial cystitis: evidence for central hyperresponsiveness to visceral related threat The Journal of urology, 2009; 181(5): 2127-33.
Bradesi Sylvie, Martinez Vicente, Lao Lijun, Larsson Håkan, Mayer Emeran A   Involvement of vasopressin 3 receptors in chronic psychological stress-induced visceral hyperalgesia in rats American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology, 2009; 296(2): G302-9.
Rhee Sang H, Pothoulakis Charalabos, Mayer Emeran A   Principles and clinical implications of the brain-gut-enteric microbiota axis Nature reviews. Gastroenterology & hepatology, 2009; 6(5): 306-14.
Bradesi Sylvie, Svensson Camilla I, Steinauer Joanne, Pothoulakis Charalabos, Yaksh Tony L, Mayer Emeran A   Role of spinal microglia in visceral hyperalgesia and NK1R up-regulation in a rat model of chronic stress Gastroenterology, 2009; 136(4): 1339-48, e1-2.
Wang Zhuo, Guo Yumei, Bradesi Sylvie, Labus Jennifer S, Maarek Jean-Michel I, Lee Kevin, Winchester Wendy J, Mayer Emeran A, Holschneider Daniel P   Sex differences in functional brain activation during noxious visceral stimulation in rats Pain, 2009; 145(1-2): 120-8.
Rhee, SH, Pothoulakis, C, Mayer EA   The emerging concept of the brain gut microbial axis: basic principles and clinical implications, Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2009; 6: 306-314.
Benninga Marc A, Mayer Emeran A   The power of placebo in pediatric functional gastrointestinal disease Gastroenterology, 2009; 137(4): 1207-10.
Hultgren Scott, Goldstein Jill M, Delancey John O L, Bandstra Emmalee S, Brady Kathleen T, Brown Jeanette S, Deng Hong-Wen, Dunaif Andrea, Ehrmann David A, Mayer Emeran A, Sinha Rajita, Tobet Stuart, Levine Jon E   The vital role of ORWH Science (New York, N.Y.), 2009; 323(5917): 1009-10.
Mayer EA   Clinical Perspectives: Irritable bowel syndrome, NEJM, 2008; 358: 1692-1699.
Mayer Emeran A   Clinical practice. Irritable bowel syndrome The New England journal of medicine, 2008; 358(16): 1692-9.
Larauche Muriel, Bradesi Sylvie, Million Mulugeta, McLean Peter, Taché Yvette, Mayer Emeran A, McRoberts James A   Corticotropin-releasing factor type 1 receptors mediate the visceral hyperalgesia induced by repeated psychological stress in rats American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology, 2008; 294(4): G1033-40.
Naliboff Bruce D, Waters Allison M, Labus Jennifer S, Kilpatrick Lisa, Craske Michelle G, Chang Lin, Negoro Hideki, Ibrahimovic Hana, Mayer Emeran A, Ornitz Edward   Increased acoustic startle responses in IBS patients during abdominal and nonabdominal threat Psychosomatic medicine, 2008; 70(8): 920-7.
Mayer Emeran A, Tillisch Kirsten   Is lansoprazole effective for the initial management of young patients with dyspepsia? Nature clinical practice. Gastroenterology & hepatology, 2008; 5(4): 200-1.
Spiegel Brennan, Strickland Amy, Naliboff Bruce D, Mayer Emeran A, Chang Lin   Predictors of patient-assessed illness severity in irritable bowel syndrome The American journal of gastroenterology, 2008; 103(10): 2536-43.
Berman Steven M, Naliboff Bruce D, Suyenobu Brandall, Labus Jennifer S, Stains Jean, Ohning Gordon, Kilpatrick Lisa, Bueller Joshua A, Ruby Kim, Jarcho Johanna, Mayer Emeran A   Reduced brainstem inhibition during anticipated pelvic visceral pain correlates with enhanced brain response to the visceral stimulus in women with irritable bowel syndrome The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2008; 28(2): 349-59.
Wang Zhuo, Bradesi Sylvie, Maarek Jean-Michel I, Lee Kevin, Winchester Wendy J, Mayer Emeran A, Holschneider Daniel P   Regional brain activation in conscious, nonrestrained rats in response to noxious visceral stimulation Pain, 2008; 138(1): 233-43.
Labus, JS, Naliboff, BN, Berman SM, Suyenobu, B, Bueller JA, Mayer, EA   Sex differences in brain activity during aversive visceral stimulation and its expectation in patients with chronic abdominal pain: a network analysis, Neuroimage, 2008; 41: 1032-1043.
Tillisch Kirsten, Wang Zhuo, Kilpatrick Lisa, Holschneider Daniel P, Mayer Emeran A   Studying the brain-gut axis with pharmacological imaging Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 2008; 1144(6): 256-64.
Mayer Emeran A   The challenge of studying the biology of complex, symptom-based GI disorders Gastroenterology, 2008; 134(7): 1826-7.
Fass Ronnie, Naliboff Bruce D, Fass Shira S, Peleg Nitzan, Wendel Christopher, Malagon Isaac B, Mayer Emeran A   The effect of auditory stress on perception of intraesophageal acid in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease Gastroenterology, 2008; 134(3): 696-705.
Bradesi Sylvie, Herman Jeremy, Mayer Emeran A   Visceral analgesics: drugs with a great potential in functional disorders? Current opinion in pharmacology, 2008; 8(6): 697-703.
Bradesi Sylvie, Lao Lijun, McLean Peter G, Winchester Wendy J, Lee Kevin, Hicks Gareth A, Mayer Emeran A   Dual role of 5-HT3 receptors in a rat model of delayed stress-induced visceral hyperalgesia Pain, 2007; 130(1-2): 56-65.
Berman SM, Naliboff BN, Suyenobu B, Labus JS, Stains J, Ohning G, Kilpatrick L, Bueller JA, Ruby K, Jarcho J, Mayer EA   Female IBS patients show altered anticipatory responses which predict the brain???s enhanced response to pelvic visceral stimulus, J. Neuroscience, 2007; 28: 349-59.
Bradesi Sylvie, Mayer Emeran A   Novel therapeutic approaches in IBS Current opinion in pharmacology, 2007; 7(6): 598-604.
Labus Jennifer S, Mayer Emeran A, Chang Lin, Bolus Roger, Naliboff Bruce D   The central role of gastrointestinal-specific anxiety in irritable bowel syndrome: further validation of the visceral sensitivity index Psychosomatic medicine, 2007; 69(1): 89-98.
Mayer Emeran A   Commentary on peripheral and central contributions to hyperalgesia in irritable bowel syndrome The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society, 2006; 7(8): 539-41; discussion 542-3.
Chang Lin, Mayer Emeran A, Labus Jennifer S, Schmulson Max, Lee Oh Young, Olivas Teresa I, Stains Jean, Naliboff Bruce D   Effect of sex on perception of rectosigmoid stimuli in irritable bowel syndrome American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology, 2006; 291(2): R277-84.
Bradesi Sylvie, Tillisch Kirsten, Mayer Emeran   Emerging drugs for irritable bowel syndrome Expert opinion on emerging drugs, 2006; 11(2): 293-313.
Li Jichang, McRoberts James A, Ennes Helena S, Trevisani Marcello, Nicoletti Paola, Mittal Yash, Mayer Emeran A   Experimental colitis modulates the functional properties of NMDA receptors in dorsal root ganglia neurons American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology, 2006; 291(2): G219-28.
Naliboff Bruce D, Berman Steve, Suyenobu Brandall, Labus Jennifer S, Chang Lin, Stains Jean, Mandelkern Mark A, Mayer Emeran A   Longitudinal change in perceptual and brain activation response to visceral stimuli in irritable bowel syndrome patients Gastroenterology, 2006; 131(2): 352-65.
Mayer Emeran A, Naliboff Bruce D, Craig A D Bud   Neuroimaging of the brain-gut axis: from basic understanding to treatment of functional GI disorders Gastroenterology, 2006; 131(6): 1925-42.
Berman Steven M, Naliboff Bruce D, Suyenobu Brandall, Labus Jennifer S, Stains Jean, Bueller Joshua A, Ruby Kim, Mayer Emeran A   Sex differences in regional brain response to aversive pelvic visceral stimuli American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology, 2006; 291(2): R268-76.
Bradesi Sylvie, Kokkotou Efi, Simeonidis Simos, Patierno Simona, Ennes Helena S, Mittal Yash, McRoberts James A, Ohning Gordon, McLean Peter, Marvizon Juan Carlos, Sternini Catia, Pothoulakis Charalabos, Mayer Emeran A   The role of neurokinin 1 receptors in the maintenance of visceral hyperalgesia induced by repeated stress in rats Gastroenterology, 2006; 130(6): 1729-42.
Chang Lin, Ameen Vanessa Z, Dukes George E, McSorley David J, Carter Eric G, Mayer Emeran A   A dose-ranging, phase II study of the efficacy and safety of alosetron in men with diarrhea-predominant IBS The American journal of gastroenterology, 2005; 100(1): 115-23.
Tillisch Kirsten, Labus Jennifer S, Naliboff Bruce D, Bolus Roger, Shetzline Michael, Mayer Emeran A, Chang Lin   Characterization of the alternating bowel habit subtype in patients with irritable bowel syndrome The American journal of gastroenterology, 2005; 100(4): 896-904.
Schwetz Ines, McRoberts James A, Coutinho Santosh V, Bradesi Sylvie, Gale Greg, Fanselow Michael, Million Mulugeta, Ohning Gordon, Taché Yvette, Plotsky Paul M, Mayer Emeran A   Corticotropin-releasing factor receptor 1 mediates acute and delayed stress-induced visceral hyperalgesia in maternally separated Long-Evans rats American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology, 2005; 289(4): G704-12.
Mayer Emeran A, Berman Steven, Suyenobu Brandall, Labus Jennifer, Mandelkern Mark A, Naliboff Bruce D, Chang Lin   Differences in brain responses to visceral pain between patients with irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis Pain, 2005; 115(3): 398-409.
Spiegel Brennan M R, Gralnek Ian M, Bolus Roger, Chang Lin, Dulai Gareth S, Naliboff Bruce, Mayer Emeran A   Is a negative colonoscopy associated with reassurance or improved health-related quality of life in irritable bowel syndrome? Gastrointestinal endoscopy, 2005; 62(6): 892-9.
Tillisch Kirsten, Mayer Emeran A   Pain perception in irritable bowel syndrome CNS spectrums, 2005; 10(11): 877-82.
Bradesi Sylvie, Schwetz Ines, Ennes Helena S, Lamy Christophe M R, Ohning Gordon, Fanselow Michael, Pothoulakis Charalabos, McRoberts James A, Mayer Emeran A   Repeated exposure to water avoidance stress in rats: a new model for sustained visceral hyperalgesia American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology, 2005; 289(1): G42-53.
Spiegel Brennan M R, Kanwal Fasiha, Naliboff Bruce, Mayer Emeran   The impact of somatization on the use of gastrointestinal health-care resources in patients with irritable bowel syndrome The American journal of gastroenterology, 2005; 100(10): 2262-73.
Spiegel Brennan M R, Gralnek Ian M, Bolus Roger, Chang Lin, Dulai Gareth S, Mayer Emeran A, Naliboff Bruce   Clinical determinants of health-related quality of life in patients with irritable bowel syndrome Archives of internal medicine, 2004; 164(16): 1773-80.
Schwetz Ines, Bradesi Sylvie, McRoberts James A, Sablad Marciano, Miller Jerry C, Zhou Huping, Ohning Gordon, Mayer Emeran A   Delayed stress-induced colonic hypersensitivity in male Wistar rats: role of neurokinin-1 and corticotropin-releasing factor-1 receptors American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology, 2004; 286(4): G683-91.
Li Jichang, McRoberts James A, Nie Jingjiang, Ennes Helena S, Mayer Emeran A   Electrophysiological characterization of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors in rat dorsal root ganglia neurons Pain, 2004; 109(3): 443-52.
Tan Steven, Tillisch Kirsten, Mayer Emeran   Functional Somatic Syndromes: Emerging Biomedical Models and Traditional Chinese Medicine Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM, 2004; 1(1): 35-40.
Mayer Emeran A   Inflammation in irritable bowel syndrome: curiosity or culprit Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition, 2004; 39 Suppl 3(16): S751-3.
Gralnek Ian M, Hays Ron D, Kilbourne Amy M, Chang Lin, Mayer Emeran A   Racial differences in the impact of irritable bowel syndrome on health-related quality of life Journal of clinical gastroenterology, 2004; 38(9): 782-9.
Mayer Emeran A, Berman Steve, Chang Lin, Naliboff Bruce D   Sex-based differences in gastrointestinal pain European journal of pain (London, England), 2004; 8(5): 451-63.
Naliboff Bruce D, Mayer Minou, Fass Ronnie, Fitzgerald Leah Z, Chang Lin, Bolus Roger, Mayer Emeran A   The effect of life stress on symptoms of heartburn Psychosomatic medicine, 2004; 66(3): 426-34.
Lieberman Matthew D, Jarcho Johanna M, Berman Steve, Naliboff Bruce D, Suyenobu Brandall Y, Mandelkern Mark, Mayer Emeran A   The neural correlates of placebo effects: a disruption account NeuroImage, 2004; 22(1): 447-55.
Million Mulugeta, Grigoriadis Dimitri E, Sullivan Sue, Crowe Paul D, McRoberts James A, Zhou Huping, Saunders Paul R, Maillot Celine, Mayer Emeran A, Taché Yvette   A novel water-soluble selective CRF1 receptor antagonist, NBI 35965, blunts stress-induced visceral hyperalgesia and colonic motor function in rats Brain research, 2003; 985(1): 32-42.
Mayer Emeran A, Bradesi Sylvie   Alosetron and irritable bowel syndrome Expert opinion on pharmacotherapy, 2003; 4(11): 2089-98.
Chang Lin, Berman Steve, Mayer Emeran A, Suyenobu Brandall, Derbyshire Stuart, Naliboff Bruce, Vogt Brent, FitzGerald Leah, Mandelkern Mark A   Brain responses to visceral and somatic stimuli in patients with irritable bowel syndrome with and without fibromyalgia The American journal of gastroenterology, 2003; 98(6): 1354-61.
Schwetz Ines, Bradesi Sylvie, Mayer Emeran A   Current insights into the pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome Current gastroenterology reports, 2003; 5(4): 331-6.
Mayer Emeran A, Fanselow Michael S   Dissecting the components of the central response to stress Nature neuroscience, 2003; 6(10): 1011-2.
Bradesi Sylvie, McRoberts James A, Anton Peter A, Mayer Emeran A   Inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome: separate or unified? Current opinion in gastroenterology, 2003; 19(4): 336-42.
Dickhaus Britta, Mayer Emeran A, Firooz Nazanin, Stains Jean, Conde Francisco, Olivas Teresa I, Fass Ronnie, Chang Lin, Mayer Minou, Naliboff Bruce D   Irritable bowel syndrome patients show enhanced modulation of visceral perception by auditory stress The American journal of gastroenterology, 2003; 98(1): 135-43.
Naliboff Bruce D, Berman Steve, Chang Lin, Derbyshire Stuart W G, Suyenobu Brandall, Vogt Brent A, Mandelkern Mark, Mayer Emeran A   Sex-related differences in IBS patients: central processing of visceral stimuli Gastroenterology, 2003; 124(7): 1738-47.
Berman Steven M, Chang Lin, Suyenobu Brandall, Derbyshire Stuart W, Stains Jean, Fitzgerald Leah, Mandelkern Mark, Hamm Lynn, Vogt Brent, Naliboff Bruce D, Mayer Emeran A   Condition-specific deactivation of brain regions by 5-HT3 receptor antagonist Alosetron Gastroenterology, 2002; 123(4): 969-77.
Berman Steven M, Naliboff Bruce D, Chang Lin, Fitzgerald Leah, Antolin Tim, Camplone Art, Mayer Emeran A   Enhanced preattentive central nervous system reactivity in irritable bowel syndrome The American journal of gastroenterology, 2002; 97(11): 2791-7.
Mayer Emeran A, Collins Stephen M   Evolving pathophysiologic models of functional gastrointestinal disorders Gastroenterology, 2002; 122(7): 2032-48.
Sach Joel, Bolus Roger, Fitzgerald Leah, Naliboff Bruce D, Chang Lin, Mayer Emeran A   Is there a difference between abdominal pain and discomfort in moderate to severe IBS patients? The American journal of gastroenterology, 2002; 97(12): 3131-8.
Marvizón Juan Carlos G, McRoberts James A, Ennes Helena S, Song Bingbing, Wang Xueren, Jinton Lisa, Corneliussen Brit, Mayer Emeran A   Two N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors in rat dorsal root ganglia with different subunit composition and localization The Journal of comparative neurology, 2002; 446(4): 325-41.