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School of Education, Health and Human Behavior
School of Education

Dr. Mitsuru Shimizu

Assistant Professor


Education: Ph.D., 2009
State University of New York at Buffalo

Health Psychology

(618) 650-5707


Mitsuru Shimizu

About Dr. Shimizu

Mitsuru Shimizu received his Ph.D. in social/personality psychology from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York in 2009 and he is now an assistant professor in the psychology department. Before coming to SIUE in 2013, he was a postdoctoral research associate at the Cornell Food and Brand Laboratory. He presently teaches Health Psychology, Social Psychology, Research Design and Statistics, and Foundations of Psychology. His research focuses primarily on how psychological variables such as personality, self-evaluation, and interpersonal experiences influence the physiological and behavioral processes known to influence both short-term and long-term physical health.

Mentoring Expertise

Dr. Shimizu is available to mentor students interested in pursuing graduate degrees in experimental areas of psychology, especially those interested in health behavior.

Representative Publications

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