Francesco Chiappelli, Ph.D.


Dr. Chiappelli has been at UCLA continuously since 1972. He obtained his bachelor’s (1975), master’s (1981) and Ph.D. degrees (1986) at UCLA, and completed his post-doctoral training in psychoneuroimmunology (mind/body interactions), and fundamental & clinical immunology at UCLA. He has been on the UCLA faculty since. Dr. Chiappelli joined the School of Dentistry faculty in 1994, where he has taught evidence-based dentistry, psychoneuroimmunology, anatomy, ontogeny, osteo-immunology, and advanced seminars in cellular immunology to undergraduate & graduates students, as well as to Residents & fellows, and in continuing education courses. Dr. Chiappelli also held a joint position of Health Science Specialist at the Veterans Administration Medical Center.