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Lee Berk, DrPH
Associate Professor, Allied Health Studies
School of Allied Health Professions
Assoc Res Prof, Pathology and Human Anatomy
School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
School of Allied Health Professions
Member, Physical Therapy, SAHP, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Service    International Service
  • Editorial Board Member - Journal Advance in Mind Body Medicine ( 7/2004 - Present )
  Community Service
  • TV, Press - Media Coverage ( 6/2006 - Present )
    158. 6/21/2006 Request for Health Magazine -- Story on Dr. Lee Berk research presented at the FASEB Meeting in San Francisco April 1, 2006. ?The Anticipation of Laughter? Greg Cosby Research Editor, Research Editor, Health Magazine 2100 Lakeshore Drive Birmingham, AL 35209 205-445-8867, f205-445-5123 159. 8/7/2006 Request for information regarding laughter clubs (groups who meet to laugh without using jokes or humor for the therapeutic benefit) for Reader?s Digest. Connie Proteau Freelance Writer, Salmon Arm, BC cproteau@sunwave.net home/office (250) 832-8088 cell (250) 517-9706 160. 8/14/06 Request for information regarding the science of laughter for the London Times Sacha Bonsor Health Editor Telephone: 0207 782 5295 sacha.bonsor@the-times.co.uk 161. 8/21/2006 CNN TV request for Documentary interview regarding The Science of Happiness with Dr. Sanja Gupta David Martin CNN Medical Unit (404) 827-1826 office (404) 918-4348 mobile 162. 8/23/2006 Request for interview regarding how or why the anticipation of a humorous experience leads to these positive changes in endorphins and HGH for All You Magazine Stacey Colino Writer (301) 907-3164 163. 8/24/2006 Request for information regarding Interview with BBC Radio Ulster (Ireland) for The Steve Nolan Show Camilla Carroll Producer Phone: 011-44-2890-338-313 (Ireland) 011-44-2890338465 (Camilla) 164. 8/24/2006 Request for interview regarding mirthful laughter for RTE Radio- 2FM (Gerry Ryan Show- Ireland) Orla Cotter Tel: +353-1-208(2065) 165. 9/5/2006 Request for articles regarding laughter for the Colombian News Brett Oppegaard, Staff writer The Columbian News Telephone: 360-759-8208 brett.oppegaard@columbian.com 166 9/29/2006 Request for interview regarding ?Your New Health Checklist? for Glamour Magazine Mindy Berry Freelance writer 914-478-9386 mberry10@optonline 167 10/5/2006 Request for information regarding humor as a coping skill used to help women help themselves in the event of a setback, disappointment, or rough patch for Good Housekeeping Magazine (February Issue) Diane di Costanzo 203-938-2722 cell: 917-880-7044 164 Black Rock Turnpike Redding, CT 06896 168 11/15/2006 Request for information regarding the effect of laughter on health for Glamour Magazine Siobhan Fitzpatrick Siobhan_Fitzpatrick@condenast.com 169 12/7/2006 Request for information regarding the effect of laughter on immunoglobulins for Health Magazine Tajinder Rehal trehal@verizon.net 170 12/19/2006 Request for interview regarding Six Things You Didn?t Know About Stress for Ladies Home Journal. Joan Smith 410-778-4028 171 12/20/2006 Request for information regarding mirthful laughter study for Cartoon Network Catherine Lyon, MA Development Consultant Cartoon Network 5724 Shropshire Ct. Alexandria, VA 22315 (703) 922-8820 (office) (703) 628-742 (cell) 172 12/20/2006 Request for information regarding laughter and allergies for Reader?s Digest Patty Curtis Senior Editor Reader''s Digest 1 Reader''s Digest Road Pleasantville, NY 10570 pcurtis@rd.com 173 12/21/2006 Request for information regarding laughter clubs and the benefits of laughter for Old Farmer?s Almanac 2008 Edition Stacey Kusterbeck StaciKusterbeck@aol.com (631) 425-9760 174 1/5/2007 Request for interview regarding ?Things you didn?t know about stress? for Ladies Journal Joan smith jksmith@dmv.com 175 4/17/2007 Request for information regarding the importance of laughter on health for Glamour Magazine Megan Kelley Hall 71 Millett Road Swampscott, MA 01907 Ph. 781.842-0111 Ce. 617.680.1605 Em. MeganKelleyHall@comcast.net 176 4/30/2007 Article regarding Health Benefits of Laughter in LLU Today.   Currently on-going.
  Church Activities
  • Deacon - Loma Linda University SDA Church ( 7/2004 - 6/2005 )
  Committee Membership (LLU)
  • University IFAC Committee ( 6/2006 - 6/2007 )
  • School of Public Health AdCom Committee ( 6/2006 - 6/2007 )
  • HPRO & Educ Departmental Faculty Committee ( 6/2006 - 6/2007 )
  • SPH "Healthy People -2007" Planning Committee ( 9/2006 - 4/2007 )
  • IFAC Committee Member -- Loma Linda University ( 7/2005 - 6/2006 )
  • Loma Linda University SPH Adcom Member ( 7/2005 - 6/2006 )
  • Healthy People 2007 Committee Member ( 7/2005 - 6/2006 )
  • Member - Preventive Care Committee ( 7/2004 - 6/2005 )
  • Member - SPH Seed Money Grant Review Committee ( 7/2004 - 6/2005 )
  • Member - SPH Awards and Traineeship Committee ( 7/2004 - 6/2005 )
  • Member - SPH Continuing Professional Education Committee ( 7/2004 - 6/2005 )
  • Coordinator - Coordinator Certificate in Lifestyle Intervention, School of Public Health ( 7/2004 - 6/2005 )
  • Co-Coordinator - Preventive Care Program Clinical Internships ( 7/2004 - 6/2005 )
  • Member - Board of Directors - American College of Lifestyle Medicine ( 7/2004 - 6/2005 )
  • Chair - Spirituality and Health Conference May 2005, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University ( 7/2004 - 6/2005 )
  • Member - Health Promotion and Education Department Committee ( 7/2004 - 6/2005 )
  • Doctoral Dissertation Committees - Students: Olivia Moses Micheline Vargas ( 7/2004 - 6/2005 )
  • Member of Research Committee DSc Program in Physical Therapy  ( 7/2008 - Present )
  • Member of the PhD Committee in Rehab. Science, School of Graduate Studies, Loma Linda Univ.  ( 7/2008 - Present )
  • Member of the Committee of Faculty of Graduate Studies ( 7/2008 - Present )
  • Member of the Graduate Committee – Post-Professional Physical Therapy Programs, School of Allied Health Professions ( 7/2008 - Present )
  • Member of the SAHP Graduate Council Committee, LLU ( 6/2008 - Present )
  • Member of the DrPH Preventive Care Committee, School of public Health ( 6/2000 - Present )
  Committee Membership (non-LLU)
  • Southern California Conference of SDA Health Response Steering Committee ( 7/2005 - 6/2006 )
  • Southern California Conference of Seventh-Day Adventist  Health Responses Steering Committee ( 7/2007 - Present )
  Presentations -- Lay Audience
  • "A Merry Heart Does Good Like A Medicine" - Spirituality and Health Lecture Series: Special Health Seminar Series Loma Linda University SDA Church, 2005 ( 9/2009 )
  • Laughter Real Good Medicine - The Worship Company Christian Fellowship S.D.A. Church, July 30 2005 ( 7/2005 - 6/2006 )
  • Media/Press Interviews regarding Research (on-going) ( 6/2005 - 6/2006 )
    INVITED/REQUESTED PUBLIC RELATIONS ACTIVITIES PRESS AND MEDIA (TV AND RADIO) REQUESTS FOR DR. LEE S. BERK SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY LOMA LINDA, CA 92350 Updated 7/27/2004 DATE MEDIA AGENCY CONTACT PERSON PHONE # 1. 8/3/01 Interview for Parade Magazine for Newspapers across the USA Sally Stitch 303-757-3765 2. 8/14/01 Interview with Arizonia Republic NewsPaper, AZ Anita Malik 602-444-8923 3. 9/10/01 Phone interview with Daily Trojan at USC Neil Apeles ? Student at USC 213-740-5667 4. 9/10/01 Interview with Reader?s Digest Magazine Neena Samuel?Senior Research Editor 718-343-0110 5. 9/28/01 Article for Self Magazine Stacey Colino - 6. 10/3/01 Interview with Men?s Health Magazine Christina Bilheimer ? Research 610-967-8974 7. 10/9/01 Interview with Glamour Magazine Caroline Bollinger ? Staff Reporter 212-286-6710 8. 10/9/01 Interview with Akron Beacon Journal and Knight Ridder Newspapers Cheryl Powell ? Medical Writer 330-996-3902 9 10/19/01 Requested quote form BoardRoom Magazine Marty Edelston?President Boardroom, Inc. 203-861-7443 10. 10/22/01 Interview with Career Journal from The Wall Street Journal. Titled: Laugh More at Work To Ease Office Stress. On-Line at the following address: http://www.careerjournal.com/myc/climbingladder/20011206-odonnell.html Sinara O?Donnell 417-889-7987 11. 10/23/01 Phone interview with Shape Magazine Mary Ellen Strote 818-222-0221 12. 10/24/01 Phone interview with Men?s Health Magazine Jessica Rozler 610-967-7998 13. 10/24/01 Interview for Men?s Health Magazine Hugh O?Neill 610-967-7984 14. 10/25/01 Interview for Aqueduct Magazine?Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Thair Peterson 213-217-5628 15. 11/1/01 Interview with OC Metro Magazine for the ?HOT 25 WHO MOVE US.? Dr Berk elected as one of the 25 who positively influence the citizens and community of Orange County, CA Sandy Bennett 949-757-1404 16. 11/7/01 Interview for UCIMC press release of SFN presentation Andrew Porterfield 949-824-3969 17. 11/19/01 ABC News Jeff Carpenter 781-455-6070 18. 11/19/01 CBS News Joyce Balwin ? Medical Writer 19. 11/19/01 Lion TV in the UK Peter Chinn ? Associate Producer 20. 11/19/01 Phone interview with KGO radio in San Francisco Eric Nordby ? News Producer 415-362-4878 21. 11/20/01 Focus a popular science monthly magazine based in the UK Susan Aldridge ? Freelance Science Writer and Editor 44 208 346 8991 22. 11/21/01 Pre-interview with ?Natural Living? Radio Show in New York with Dr. Gary Null Paul Strikwerda 646-505-4660 x119 23. 11/21/01 Interview for New University Article Mark Juloya 949-725-3729 24. 11/27/01 Newsletter for the UCI Biomedical Research Center Bill Ross ? Development Communications Officer 949-824-2751 25. 11/28/01 Interview for HealthScout News Randy Dotinga ? Reporter 619-574-1820 26. 11/29/01 Interview with Self Magazine Caroline Schaefer ? Psychology Editor 212-286-6309 27. 11/29/01 Interview with Ivanhoe News Story Teresa Jacobs 949-459-2280 28. 12/1/01 Request radio interview with ?Natural Living? Radio Show in New York Paul Strikwerda 646-5054660 x119 29. 12/4/01 Interview with Fitness Magazine Norine Dworkin?writer Jenna Mahoney?Assoc Research Editor 917-602-5465 646-7580490 30. 12/7/01 Radio interview with The ?Ken & Company? Morning Show on KABC Bernard Pendergrass 310-840-2863 31. 12/7/01 TV Media request Toronto, Canada for NextTV Kelly O?Brien Chris Trowbridge 416-591-7400 x2709 416-591-7400 x2718 32. 12/17/01 Family Circle Magazine article Sue Snyder (FC) and Glenn Plaskin 212-499-1959 33. 12/18/01 National Public Radio request for NPR story Peggy Mears (producer) pmears212@home.com, Michelle Trudeau (NPR) mtrudeau@home.com 949-725-0068 34. 12/19/01 Los Angeles Times Newspaper article Appeared January 10, 2002 Ajay Singh 310-557-0788 ageesingh@earthlink.net 35. 12/19/01 Phone interview with Shape Magazine on exercise (appeared in March, 2002 Issue p133-135) Title: 10 Easy Ways to Boost your Immunity Mary Ellen Strote 818-222-0221 mestrote@aol.com shape.com 36. 1/7/02 NY Times TV ? Science Times co-production of the New York Times and National Geographic and airs on the National Geographic TV Channel (Interview done 2/6/02 at the Susan Samueli Center at UCI) John Plummer, Producer, Science Times, New York Times Television 212-905-1800 x213 plummer@sciencetimes.tv 37. 1/9/02 Cooking Light Magazine story on the health benefits of laughter for July or Aug issue Michele Meyer 713-726-1301 mmeyer@compuserve.com 38. 2/6/02 La Times article ?How Clowns benefit Patients Such as at the Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in Whitter, CA?they have started a clown school there to train volunteers Bob Pool 800-LATIMES x-76873 bob.pool@latimes.com 39. 2/12/02 TV LAND/NICK-AT-NITE Television Channels Requested for contact with the VP for Research & Planning Christine Heye VP for Research & Planning 212-258-8907 212-258-7676 fax Christine.heye@nick.com 40. 2/14/02 Chicago Tribune?How Humor affects our Health for the weekly women?s section (for a March or April issue both hard copy and on-line) phone interview done Karla Zimmerman 773-283-5239 kzimmer370@aol.com www.chicagotribune.com 41. 2/20/02 Shape Magazine?Benefits of Humor and Laughter (Requested interview) Richard Laliberte 610-481-9975 ph 610481-0059 fx 1530 Walnut Lane Macungie, PA rlaliberte@compuserve.com 42. 2/28/02 St. Louis Post-Dispatch?Article on the Health Benefits of Laughter Newspaper and On-Line (requested interview) Michelle Meyer (Reporter) 314-340-8394 mmmeyer@post-dispatch.com 43. 3/01/02 First for Women Magazine?Article about the relationship between joyful movement and joyful moods (requested interview) Robin Rinaldi (Journalist) Nikky Nieburg, Features Editor 215-893-0528 manfis@ixpres.com (NN) 270 Sylvan Ave, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 201-569-6699 x381 44. 3/06/02 Weight Watchers Magazine?Article on Longevity boosters, including Laughter (media interview) Nancy Rones (Reporter) 914-946-0143 reneswriter@msn.com 45. 3/18/02 American Medical News (AMA)---Article on Stress & Health (Requested interview) Victoria Elliot 312-464-5577 46. 3/19/02 ABCNews.com--- request for news stories of new medical advances and research Roger Sergel (Triage reporter) Roger.H.Sergel@abc.com 47. 3/19/02 Great Life Magazine---request for reference for laughter study Andrea Sercu 310-445-7502 asercu@greatlifemag.com 48. 3/26/02 Paradise Magazine ? Article on laughter Anita Goss 49. 4/16/02 Remedy Magazine ? Interview Patricia Volin (973) 729-8394 pvlookitup@yahoo.com 50. 4/17/02 Fitness Magazine---Interview for Article on mistakes women make that keep them from feeling better, mentally, physically and spiritually. Camille Noe Writer 646-758-0462 646-758-0550 fax cnoe@fitnessmagazine.com 51. 4/22/02 Discovery Channel TV?London, England?interview for a series for the Discovery Channel called the Living Pulse 2, on innovations in healthcare. Would like to interview you on your work of using humor with heart Patients. Leila Lak Researcher Living Pulse. Producer (Krisztina Katona). Llak@mentorn.tv 52. 5/07/02 Las Vegas Review-Journal (largest newspaper in Nevada with circulation of about 300,000. Request for an interview and story on the health benefits of laughter/humor. Sonya Padgett Las Vegas Review-Journal features writer www.reviewjournal.com phone #702- 380-4564, fax #702-383-4676 e-mail : spadgett@reviewjournal.com 53. 5/09/02 Brain Waves Newsletter ? Humor Improves Health will be printed in the issue of the Society?s quarterly newsletter. Joe Carey joe@sfn.org 54. 5/13/02 Human Media Radio Program taped interview. Producer came out from Boston for the interview on 5/23/02. Series funded by the National Cancer Institute for Mind ? Body Approaches to Cancer. The Executive Producer stated: ?The recording is intended for use in an documentary, to be broadcast nationwide on public radio and also to be distributed on audio tape. The National Cancer Institute funds the project. The subject of our documentary is mind/body approaches to cancer and we are very interested in your research into the physiological benefits of humor and laughter -- especially in regard to cancer. Others who have agreed to participate in this interview are Dr. David Spiegel and Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, as well as members of the Wellness Community.? Dave Freudberg Executive Producer 617-489.5130 (Boston) 617-4895131 fax dfreudberg@humanmedia.org 55. 5/27/02 Producer for the CBS News morning broadcast, The Early Show. We are seen weekdays from 7-9am across the country. I would like to do a three part series on what I am calling "Creative Therapies". One part would focus on Laughter Therapy and two other parts on would concentrate on some combination of Music, Art, Poetry and/or Drama Therapy. For each piece, I want to be able to introduce our audience to ongoing therapy programs and the patients and practioners involved in them. However, I think it is equally important to have a voice within the story that can explain the science behind the therapy. My early research suggested that you would certainly be someone who could help us understand what is currently known about why Laughter and its healing properties and/or medical benefits. Pam Auerbach Producer CBS NEWS morning broadcast, The Early Show. 212-975-7645 pmi@cbsnews.com 55 6/11/02 Dr. Berk - It was a pleasure speaking with you yesterday regarding your research about the positive anticipation of mirthful laughter. Your study about changes in mood states related to anticipating (and watching) a humorous video will work perfectly for my story. As I mentioned, the piece will be about simple ways to boost emotional and physical health. It will be running in the October issue of Fitness Magazine, a woman's health magazine available on most newsstands. Andrew Porterfield sent me a copy of your research (presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in October, 2001). And I'll be using several quotes from our interview. Fact-checkers from the magazine will probably be contacting you to verify quotes later this month. Again, thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me about your humor and laughter research. Jan Sheehan Health Journalist 828 Humboldt Street Denver, CO 80218 Tel: 303-832-0061 JKSWrite@aol.com 56. 6/19/02 Glamour Research department would like a copy of the study presented at the 1997 International Conference on Preventive Medicine regarding the health benefits of humor on cardiac patients. Michelle Pacht (212) 286-6027 michelle_pacht@condenast.com 57. 6/19/02 Parent Magazine ? requesting interview. Sally Kuzemchak Freelance Writer 614) 262-8585 sallyk@earthlink.net 58. 7/16/02 Fitness Magazine ? Interview regarding an upcoming piece, ?30 Days to Better Health? for the October issue. Sabrina Toback Writer for Fitness Magazine (646) 758-0478 fitnesstemp@fitnessmagazine.com 59. 7/16/02 Parent Magazine ? Phone interview regarding a story, which is titled ?10 Ways to Optimize Your Immune System?. The article will appear in the November 2002 issue. Sally Kuzemchak Freelance Writer (614) 262-8585 sallyk@earthlink.net 60. 7/25/02 The Infinite Mind of WNYC ? requesting interview Deirdre Kennedy Freelance Writer (415) 307-4560 zoestella@yahoo.com 61. 8/3/02 Oprah Magazine ? fact checking a story called ?Soothers? Shelly Jefferson O Magazine Research (212) 903-5272 snjefferson@hearst.com 62. 8/9/02 Fitness Magazine ? requesting interview Marguerite Lamb Writer (215) 321-5869 marglamb@comcast.net 63. 8/14/02 UCLA, Daily Bruin Newspaper ? interview Emily Leung Mnmdot33@yahoo.com 64. 8/17/02 ComedySportz of Chicago ? requesting interview Steph DeWaegneer Producer (773) 549-8080 x227 65. 8/30/02 German journalist ? request questions by email Dr. Karoline Sturmer k.stuermer@t-online.de 030-44357661 66. 9/17/02 Men?s Health Magazine Research Query Shelley Drozd Senior Researcher Shelley.Drozd@Rodale.com 610-967-7795 67. 9/20/02 Natural Health Magazine ? requesting phone interview Melissa Nachatelo Freelancer mnachatelo@hotmail.com 617-852-1737 68. 10/01/02 Homemaker?s Magazine in Toronto, Canada ? interested in checking some information regarding Georgie Bink?s article on the importance of laughter. Stacey Smithers Editorial Intern Intern1@homemakers.com 69. 11/09/02 (recv?d info) Mentorn?a TV Corporation Company Re: Living Pulse 2 TV Documentary airing Transmission dates: INDIA?Jan 2, 9,16, 23, 30; Feb 6,13, 20, 27; Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 Thurs, 1pm , 2003 United Kingdom?Every Wed from Oct 2 @ 23.30 hrs, 2003 Gemany?Begin airing April 2003 Rachel Parkinson Production Co-ordinator Living Pulse T +44 (0) 20 72586800 F +44 (0) 2072586888 mentorn@mentorn.co.uk www.mentorn.co.uk 70. 11/12/02 Glenn and Gary Show, Ontario ? radio interview Glenn and Gary glenngary@NewsTalk570.com 71. 11/18/02 Coffey Communications, Inc. ? would like to include a short clip about your study titled ?The Anticipation of a Laughter Eustress Event Modulates Mood States Prior to the Actual Humor Experience?. I would like to locate a copy Candace Ball, MPH Researcher Ball@coffeycomm.com 509-525-0101 ext. 559 72. 11/22/02 Men?s Health Magazine ? requesting question about study on laughter anticipation and stress reduction. Alison Kotch Alison.kotch@rodale.com 610-967-7627 73. 11/27/02 Scholastic?s Science World ? requesting phone interview regarding stress hormone study. Libby Tucker 212-389-3081 74. 12/4/02 Lifetime Magazine ? requesting phone interview regarding anticipating laughter. Jenny Tzeses Jennifer_tzeses@timeinc.com 75. 12/5/02 Psychiatric Times ? the editors at Psychiatric Times would like to extend an invitation for you to write an article on your research into humor and its use in psychoneuroimmunology. Ellen A. Diamond Asst. Managing Editor Ellen.diamond@geriatrictimes.com 76. 12/13/02 KPCC ?Talk of the City? Christal Smith Producer 77. 1/8/03 Reader?s Digest ? requesting phone interview regarding laughter Peter Jaret Contributing Writer pjaret@sonic.net 707-778-8256 78. 1/16/03 North Carolina State University ? requesting info regarding laughter. Darryl Glover degi@hotmail.com 79. 1/21/03 Humankind public radio program on mind/body approaches to cancer. The program will air on NPR throughout the USA. Aired on Sunday Jan. 26, 2003 4pm broadcast of Humankind on KPCC-FM 89.3 in Pasadena area. David Freudberg Executive Producer Human Media, 68 Leonard Street, Belmont, MA 02478 617-489-5130, Fax 617-489-5131 dfreudberg@humanmedia.org www.humanmedia.org 80. 1/28/03 Interview for a story for Fitness Magazine on anti-aging?-specifically how to live better longer and would very much like to include your thoughts on the relationship of laughter to longevity. Erica Lumiere Health Writer elumiere@nyc.rr.com 212-799-6573 81. 2/3/03 Interview on study on the anticipation of laughter for an article in Self Magazine April issue. Sarah Lippmann fact checker Sara_Lippmann@condenast.com 212-286-2455 82. 2/3/03 KBS Korean Broadcasting System -Seoul, Korea TV: The title of the documentary program is ?Birth, Aging, Illness, and Death?; this program is geared to inform viewers of current technology and treatments available for illness we face everyday. The airdate is February 16th, to be aired nationally in Korea. This will include Dr. Berk?s Laughter research. Taped on 2/06/03. Jerry H. Yoon Producer KBS Seoul, Korea yonicam@aol.com 818-760-0773 office 818-760-1287 fax 11125 Acama Street #104 Studio City, CA 91602 213-364-1315 cell yoonivision@home.com 83. 2/05/03 Parenting Magazine: ?interview you briefly about your work on humor and health. It's for a piece in an upcoming issue in the Your Health department, which is for the women who subscribe to PARENTING Magazine (May Issue)?.. I'd like to understand it better, and talk about how readers who are moms with the stresses of a young child can use humor/laughter to reduce stress, feel better and be healthier? Bob Barnett Health Editor Parenting Magazine Robert_Barnett@timeinc.com 212-522-8749 office 84. 2/13/03 NEWSWEEK Magazine request for interview. Article on coping with fear by various methods ---mediation, yoga, massage, music and mirthful laughter. Article appeared in the NEWSWEEK Feb., 24, 2003 issue and was entitled: COPING WITH ANXIETY. Anne Underwood Reporter NEWSWEEK MAG. (212) 445-4449 Anne.Underwood@Newsweek.com 85. 3/3/03 NEWSWEEK Magazine request for interview. Article on book review on luck. Reporter asking question related to the psychological and possible biological correlates Anne Underwood Reporter NEWSWEEK MAG. (212) 445-4449 Anne.Underwood@Newsweek.com 86. 3/5/03 Marie Claire Magazine requested interview for Article about women and stress and how laughter helps reduce stress levels. (June Issue) Hallie Levine Interviewer Marie Claire (212) 721-8649 HZLevine@aol.com 87. 3/6/03 Glamour Magazine interview. Editorial on the Power and Importance of Humor. (June Issue) Nanette Varian Editorial Writer Glamour Magazine (212) 286-5235 nanv@aol.com 87.5 3/10/03 Chicago Daily Herald story on Humor and Health Lorilyn Rackl Writer 88. 3/17/03 The Press Enterprise Newspaper in Riverside, CA Interview for story in Health &Fitness Section About the positive effects of laughter Donna Kennedy Reporter for The Press Enterprise (909) 784-0772 dibkennedy@pe.net 89 3/28/03 HEALTH Magazine Article on Laughter Clubs (Aug issue) Maureen Kennedy Freelance writer (415) 516-1703 kennedymaureen@hotmail.com 90 4/1/03 The Press Enterprise Newspaper in Riverside, CA Interview for short ?Love is in the air? feature for Health & Fitness Section?appeared April 8, 2003 Covering biological, psychological and neuroimmunological perspective Mike Schwartz News writer (909) 368-9591 (O) (909) 687-6855 (H) mschwartz@pe.com 91. 4/3/03 Interview for Nationally-syndicated public radio program, BEEN THERE, DONE THAT produced out of WHYY in Philadelphia. It?s a interview magazine program heard on around 40 stations around the country. Marty Goldensohn is the host. Interview would be on the health benefits of humor/laughter. Debbie Bilder Producer, ?Been There/Done That? (215) 351-2054 dbilder@whyy.org 92. 4/8/03 Request to be interviewed for a major international documentary series on the science of emotions. It is a 4-part series and is a co-production between ABC TV in Australia and CBC in Canada. As part of the Happiness episode, they are interested in doing some filming with Dr. Berk on the science of laughter. They would like to interview about what happens in the brain when you laugh. They are planning to do filming in the US in June. Anna Carter Producer Cater.anna@abc.net.au 93. 4/8/03 Request for information on Dr. Berk?s laughter studies for MEN?S HEALTH MAGAZINE for an article Sarah Mattaliano Researcher for Men?s Health Magazine 610-967-7964 (p) 610-967-7725 (f) Sarah.Mattaliano@rodale.com 94. 4/9/03 Request for interview about laughter for the July/August issue of Science & Spirit magazine. Cindy Kuzma Freelance writer 773-879-3965 707-549-4337 (f) cindykuzma@yahoo.com 95. 4/08/03 The Press Enterprise Newspaper article titled ?Love is in the Air? Mike Schwartz News writer (909) 368-9591 (O) (909) 687-6855 (H) mschwartz@pe.com 96. 4/11/03 Request to be interviewed for Sydney radio 107.3 for a weekly show called Themepark, where they take a theme pertaining to different lifestyle issues, on April 14th. Zoe Mack Radio Brodcaster mackzoe@hotmail.com www.2ser.com 97. 4/15/03 The Society for Neuroscience editorial services department is compiling a media resource directory to which Dr. Lee Berk?s name will be added. Tentatively Dr. Berk will be listed in the following area of expertise: Laughter, Humor, & Happiness. The directory will be available to reporters and members of the media who are seeking expert comments on news stories. Elissa Petruzzi 202) 462-6688 ext. 7156 elissa@sfn.org 98. 4/20/03 Request for radio interview on ABC RADIO'S EARLY MORNING PROGRAM on the subject of ?Laughter and its effects on health? HELEN RICHARDSON, COORDINATING PRODUCER 61-3-9626 1696 www.abc.net.au/earlymornings 99. 5/2/03 Request for work citation to be used in an article for SELF magazine with regards to the aspect of humor enhancing energy Dana Hudepohl 813-792-8142 100. 5/7/03 Request for info regarding research on the anticipation of laughter and stress, to appear in a Stress Guide in the October issue of Health magazine, which is put out by Time, Inc. Nancy Stedman 718-543-8872 stedman@rcn.com 101. 5/11/03 Request for television interview documentary on Happiness; science of emotions, as part of the 4-part series on the science on emotions, being made by the ABC in Sydney and CBC in Canada. Topics to include - Humour and hope. Stress hormones reducing in anticipation of a funny - enjoyable - hopeful event. Destruction of killer cells linked to laughter. ANNA CATER Hugh Pipper cater.anna@abc.net.au piper.hugh@abc.net.au 102. 5/15/03 Request for interview for the Orange County Register?s O.C. science calendar. Gary Robbins grobbins@ocregister.com 714-796-7970 103. 6/2/03 Request for interview for 702 ABC Sydney Austrailia Radio with regards to Bob Hopes?s Birthday?he says laughter is good for you. Also news out that worriers are more prone to cancer (Arnstein Mykletun at the University of Bergen in Norway) I felt this discussion would not be complete without your research! Ella James Broadcaster james.ella@abc.net.au 61 2 8333 1241 104. 7/14/04 Request for interview for Family Circle regarding the power and glory of laughter Kathryn Rose Gertz kerg1075@aol.com 212-534-6837 105. 7/15/04 Request for information regarding anticipating a positive event reduced feelings of stress. Wanted for the October issue of Redbook Elise Nersesian enersesian@hearst.com 212-649-3426 106. 7/26/04 Request for information regarding Anticipating a joyous event lowers detrimental stress hormones and increases endorphins, which will put you in a good mood for Redbook Riki Markowitz rmarkowitz@hearst.com 212-649-3413 107. 9/9/04 Request for Status of laughter and health -- what has been proven and what has not -- and especially about what has been shown regarding yogic laughter. Wallstreet Journal Saranow, Jennifer Jennifer.Saranow@wsj.com 108. 9/13/04 Request for information regarding maintaining your energy during the holiday season. In reference to the study done Novemeber 13, 2001 at UC Irvine at the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego, CA. Wanted for December issue of Fitness Magazine. Gary Negbaur garynegbaur@hotmail.com 646-758-0478 109. 9/15/04 Request for an interview regarding the medical benefits of laughter; article being written for a piece on a local New York laughter club. Newspaper: New York Sun. Tracey Middlekauff stooha@yahoo.com 718-972-8182 110. 9/29/04 Request for a phone interview regarding the link between mental states and physical well being. Press Enterprise 111. 10/21/04 Request for information regarding making yourself laugh. Seventeen Magazine Sunny Sea Gold Health Editor 1440 Broadway, 13th floor New York, NY 10018 (917) 934-6527 SGold@hearst.com 112 11/8/2004 Fact Checking regarding the benefits of laughter/humor for the January 2005 Family Circle Magazine Lauren Wiener Editoral Assistant 375 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10017 lwiener@familycircle.com 212.499.1962 113 4/6/2005 Request for information regarding laughter/stress and the affect on the body for an article for MSN (website) Sam Greengard Writer/Journalist Past President, American Society of Journalists and Authors Phone: 818-848-3783 Fax: 818-566-7705 sam@greengard.com Web: www.greengard.com 114 4/8/2005 Request for information regarding using humor to defuse embarrassing or self-conscious situations for an article for First for Women Magazine. Amber Maguire Research Editor 270 Sylvan Avenue Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 T: 201.569.6699 ext. 249 E: amaguire@bauerpublishing.com F: 201.569.6264 115. 4/13/2005 Request for information regarding interesting health benefits of things people probably do every day for an article for Glamour magazine. Lexi Petronis 212/209-8149 or 212/866-9333 lpetronis@earthlink.net 116. 4/21/2005 Request for information regarding Positive affect and health-related neuroendocrine, cardiovascular, and inflammatory processes for an article for the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Rob Stein The Washington Post 202-334-7338 phone 202-496-3883 fax steinr@washpost.com 117. 4/27/2005 Request for information for Glamour magazine Doria Lavagnino 212.286.4750 118. 5/11/2005 Request for information regarding how tart taste/smells stimulate the trigeminal nerve which, in turn affects alertness for First for Women magazine. Amber Maguire Research Editor 270 Sylvan Avenue Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 T: 201.569.6699 ext. 249 E: amaguire@bauerpublishing.com F: 201.569.6264 119. 5/12/2005 Request for interview regarding humor and medicine for September Issue of Reader?s Digest. William Speed Weed 310-444-9319 120. 6/8/2005 Request for interview regarding the Pleasure-Health Connection for the September 13th, 2005 issue of Women?s Day Magazine Ruth Manuel-Logan 1633 Broadway, 42nd Floor New York, NY 10019 212-767-6456 (work) 212-767-5600 (Fax) e-mail: rmanuellogan@hfmus.com 121. 6/14/2005 Request for interview regarding the Physical Effects of Laughter for the Bay Area Newspaper. Lydia Anderson, MPH, RN 1307 Hoover Street Menlo Park, CA 94025 650-323-7837 fax: 650-838-9140 LydAnder@pacbell.net 122. 7/21/2005 Request for information regarding the power of laughter and humor as healing therapy for a popular book by Dr. Post and journalist Jill Neimark to be published by Random House. Brie Zeltner bbz026@gmail.com 440-338-6454 www.unlimitedloveinstitute.org 123. 7/22/2005 Request for interview regarding on ?Your Life story on the surge in holistic healing centers and practitioners in the Inland Empire? for the Press Enterprise Laurie Lucas llucas@pe.com 951 368-9569 124. 7/25/2005 Request for information regarding humor, laughter, mirth, and the like from various perspectives, including the physiological aspects and effects on health and well-being for Men?s Health Magazine, Best Life (new magazine). Jim Thornton jamesthornton1@comcast.net 15 Blackburn Road Sewickley, PA 15143 (412) 741-4202 125. 7/26/2005 Request for interview regarding what research has shown about the effect of laughter on our health and what the health benefits are of laughing (i.e. comedy clubs) for the San Diego Union Tribune Norma Myer Copley News Service 126. 8/9/2005 Request for interview regarding laughter and research on how it helps reduce risk of stress, depression and heart disease for Glamour Magazine. Hallie Levine HZLevine@aol.com (212) 721 8649 127. 8/9/2005 Request for information regarding the neurology of innocence. Basically, it discusses how children are more in tune with ?divine? influences than adults for First for Women Magazine. Amber Levine Research Editor 270 Sylvan Avenue Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 T: 201.569.6699 ext. 249 E: amaguire@bauerpublishing.com F: 201.569.6264 128. 8/9/2005 Request for interview regarding: biology and physiology of the mirthful laughter experience, laughter and stress hormones, the biological benefits of laughter, recent research findings, the mechanism of the immune effects of laughter, laughter and the cardiac patient, lifestyle, positive behaviors and understanding laughter at the molecular level for the Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS). Mia Lee 213-437-0124 www.sbs.co.kr mialeemialee@yahoo.com 129. 8/9/2005 Request for interview regarding humor, health and related topics for Best Life/Men?s Health. James Thornton 15 Blackburn Road Sewickley, PA 15143 (412) 741-4202 jamesthornton1@comcast.net 130. 8/12/2005 Request for interview regarding laughter improving mental performance for "ša m'intÚresse" Magazine (French magazine) Adeline Colinat 4345/av. de Clichy Paris cedex 17 adcolonat@yahoo.fr 131. 9/6/2005 Request for interview regarding pessimism (negative attitudes) vs. optimism (positive attitudes) for the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/The Sun. LaRue Novick Health Reporter (909) 483-9328 larue.novick@dailybulletin.com larue.novick@sbsun.com 132. 9/19/05 Request for information regarding the anticipation of laughing at a funny video decreased stress levels in men for a course assignment. Barbara Creeden Graduate student in counseling psychology at Framingham State College in Massachusetts bcreeden@comcast.net 133. 9/28/2005 Request for an interview regarding the effects of smiling and laughing on patients for Medi-TV, one of Korean Broadcasting host Han Choi 415-238-3237 hansnine@hotmail.com 134. 10/6/2005 Request for an interview regarding the health benefits of humor and laughter for Vim & Vigor Magazine. Jon Bowen jonbowen1@hotmail.com 135. 10/25/2005 Request for an interview regarding the connection between humor and health for Current Health magazine. Eric Messinger Emmessinger@aol.com 136. 10/27/2005 Request for information regarding benefits of laughter and the emergence of laughter clubs for the Patriot Ledger Lindsay Taub 400 Crown Colony Drive PO Box 699159 Quincy, MA 02269-9159 (617) 786-7330 Phone (617) 786-7335 Fax 137. 10/31/2005 Request for an interview regarding how to train your brain to be happy for Glamour Magazine. Kimberly Tranell Kimberly_Tranell@condenast.com 4 Times Square, 16th Floor New York, NY 10036 212.286.7325 138. 11/17/05 Request for information regarding the benefits of humor for Louisiana Health and Fitness Magazine Maria Coder mariacoder@yahoo.com 917.202.8514 139. 1/17/06 Request for information regarding laughter research for the April issue of Women?s Health Magazine. Brittany Risher Medill School of Journalism Northwestern University b-risher@northwestern.edu 140. 1/17/06 Request for information regarding the effect of mirthful laughter on neuroendocrine and immune function for the Palo Alto Daily News Lydia Anderson, MPH, RN lydander@pacbell.net 650-823-4457 (cell) 141 2/6/2006 Request for information regarding learning improvements associated with exercise for a freelance article that will be piched to Elle Magazine and Slate.com Michael Coren michaeljcoren@gmail.com 772-532-6926 142 2/9/2006 Request for information regarding research with laughter and health and any other referrence to the mind-body connection for Chicago Tribune. Ronald Kotulak Science Reporter RKotulak@tribune.com (312) 222-3539 143 2/15/2006 Request for information regarding abstract #435 on "mirthful laughter? for The American Physiological Society. Mayer Resnick Communications Officer American Physiological Society mresnick@the-aps.org Tel: 301.634.7209 Cell: 301.332.4402 144. 31/2006 Request for verification of information regarding stress and the body for Ladies Home Journal. Molly M. Ginty Research Dept. Molly.Ginty@meredith.com 212-455-1265 145 3/1/2006 Request for interview regarding the connection between humor and health for an Arthritis Foundation Publication called Kids Get Arthritis Too. Linda Brown lbk@sprintmail.com (908) 479-1038 146 3/1/2006 Request for interview regarding laughter and happiness and their beneficial effects on the body for Reader?s Digest Canada. Gladys Pollack Gladys_Pollack@ReadersDigest.com 1-800-363-7309 147 3/8/2006 Request for information regarding Therapeutic Laughter Susan Phinney SusanPhinney@seattlepi.com 206-448-8397 148 3/8/2006 Request for interview regarding the science of laughter for National Newspaper in Sydney Australia Erica Harrison ericaharrisonis@gmail.com +61(0)413-589-399 149 3/15/2006 Article in the Adventist Review (March 9, 2006) edition. ?Stop Being So Serious Your Life Depends On It? JTS shims@cfl.rr.com 150 3/15/2006 Article in the SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER, March 14th, 2006 Article. Steve Wilson steve@stevewilson.com 151 4/17/2006 Request for information regarding the little things you can do to make yourself healthy for Glamour Magazine (September Issue) Shaun Driesbach shaun_driesbach@glamour.com 802.878.5143 152 4/17/2006 Request for information regarding the anticipation of laughter raising endorphin and HGH levels for Shape Magazine. Kim Schworm Acosta senior associate editor/health kacosta@shape.com 818-595-0554 153. 4/26/2006 Request for interview regarding the elevated levels of endorphins and HGH measured in people anticipating laughter for PREVENTION Magazine Amanda MacMillan Assistant Editor 733 Third Avenue New York, NY 10017 amanda.macmillan@rodale.com Phone: 212.297.1514 Fax: 212.573.0219 154. 5/3/2006 Article in the West Australian Newspaper (April 25, 2006), Title: Mind and Body Forever Young 155. 5/15/2006 Request for information regarding the benefits of anticipating laughter for Health Magazine Elizabeth Terry eliza_terry@yahoo.com 310-828-2893 156. 5/17/2006 Request for information regarding the anticipation of laughter for the August Issue of Cosmopolitan. Lixandra Urresta freelance researcher Cosmopolitan 212-649-3634 phone lixandra@verizon.net 157. 6/6/2006 Request for interview regarding the benefits of humor for Reader?s Digest. Dan Ferber Freelance Journalist Ph: 317-347-9480 ferber@nasw.org 158. 6/21/2006 Request for Health Magazine -- Story on Dr. Lee Berk research presented at the FASEB Meeting in San Francisco April 1, 2006. ?The Anticipation of Laughter? Greg Cosby Research Editor, Research Editor, Health Magazine 2100 Lakeshore Drive Birmingham, AL 35209 205-445-8867, f205-445-5123 159. 8/7/2006 Request for information regarding laughter clubs (groups who meet to laugh without using jokes or humor for the therapeutic benefit) for Reader?s Digest. Connie Proteau Freelance Writer, Salmon Arm, BC cproteau@sunwave.net home/office (250) 832-8088 cell (250) 517-9706 160. 8/14/06 Request for information regarding the science of laughter for the London Times Sacha Bonsor Health Editor Telephone: 0207 782 5295 sacha.bonsor@the-times.co.uk 161. 8/21/2006 CNN TV request for Documentary interview regarding The Science of Happiness with Dr. Sanja Gupta David Martin CNN Medical Unit (404) 827-1826 office (404) 918-4348 mobile 162. 8/23/2006 Request for interview regarding how or why the anticipation of a humorous experience leads to these positive changes in endorphins and HGH for All You Magazine Stacey Colino Writer (301) 907-3164 163. 8/24/2006 Request for information regarding Interview with BBC Radio Ulster (Ireland) for The Steve Nolan Show Camilla Carroll Producer Phone: 011-44-2890-338-313 (Ireland) 011-44-2890338465 (Camilla) 164. 8/24/2006 Request for interview regarding mirthful laughter for RTE Radio- 2FM (Gerry Ryan Show- Ireland) Orla Cotter Tel: +353-1-208(2065) 165. 9/5/2006 Request for articles regarding laughter for the Colombian News Brett Oppegaard, Staff writer The Columbian News Telephone: 360-759-8208 brett.oppegaard@columbian.com 166 9/29/2006 Request for interview regarding ?Your New Health Checklist? for Glamour Magazine Mindy Berry Freelance writer 914-478-9386 mberry10@optonline 167 10/5/2006 Request for information regarding humor as a coping skill used to help women help themselves in the event of a setback, disappointment, or rough patch for Good Housekeeping Magazine (February Issue) Diane di Costanzo 203-938-2722 cell: 917-880-7044 164 Black Rock Turnpike Redding, CT 06896 Last updated 10/5/2006