Peer Reviewed Publications

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193. Hagan MJ, Bush N, Mendes WB, Arenander J, Epel E, Puterman E (2017). Associations between childhood adversity and daily suppression and avoidance in response to stress in adulthood: can neurobiological sensitivity help explain this relationship? Anxiety Stress Coping: 30(2):163-175. 

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192. Lindqvist D, Dhabhar FS, James SJ, Hough CM, Jain FA, Bersani FS, Reus VI, Verhoeven JE, Epel ES, Mahan L, Rosser R, Wolkowitz OM, Mellon SH (2017). Oxidative stress, inflammation and treatment response in major depression. Psychoneuroendocrinology: 76:197-205.

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191. Felder JN, Laraia ,B Coleman-Phox K, Bush N, Suresh M, Thomas M, Adler N, Epel E, Prather AA (2017). Poor Sleep Quality, Psychological Distress, and the Buffering Effect of Mindfulness Training During Pregnancy. Behavioal Sleep Medicine: 1-15.

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190. Adler E, Dhruva A, Moran PJ, Daubenmier J, Acree M, Epel ES, Bacchetti P, Prather AA, Mason A, Hecht FM (2016). Impact of a Mindfulness-Based Weight-Loss Intervention on Sleep Quality Among Adults with Obesity: Data from the SHINE Randomized Controlled Trial. J Altern Complement Med. 

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189. Hodes RJ, Sierra F, Austad SN, Epel E, Neigh GN, Erlandson KM, Schafer MJ, LeBrasseur NK, Wiley C, Campisi J, Sehl ME, Scalia R, Eguchi S, Kasinath BS, Halter JB, Cohen HJ, Demark-Wahnefried W, Ahles TA, Barzilai N, Hurria A, Hunt PW (2016). Disease drivers of aging. Ann N Y Acad Sci.: 1386(1):45-68. 

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188. Rehkopf DH, Needham BL, Lin J, Blackburn EH, Zota AR, Wojcicki JM, Epel ES (2016). Leukocyte Telomere Length in Relation to 17 Biomarkers of Cardiovascular Disease Risk: A Cross-Sectional Study of US Adults. PLoS Med: 13(11):e1002188.

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187. Hough CM, Lindqvist D, Epel ES, Denis MS, Reus VI, Bersani FS, Rosser R, Mahan L, Burke HM, Wolkowitz OM, Mellon SH (2016). Higher serum DHEA concentrations before and after SSRI treatment are associated with remission of major depression. Psychoneuroendocrinology: 5;77:122-130. 

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186. Bersani FS, Wolkowitz OM, Lindqvist D, Yehuda R, Flory J, Bierer LM, Makotine I, Abu-Amara D, Coy M, Reus VI, Epel ES, Marmar C, Mellon SH (2016). Global arginine bioavailability, a marker of nitric oxide synthetic capacity, is decreased in PTSD and correlated with symptom severity and markers of inflammation. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 52:153-160

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185. Mason AE, Epel ES, Kristeller J, Moran PJ, Dallman M, Lustig RH, Acree M, Bacchetti P, Laraia BA, Hecht FM, Daubenmier J (2016). Effects of a mindfulness-based intervention on mindful eating, sweets consumption, and fasting glucose levels in obese adults: data from the SHINE randomized controlled trial. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 39(2):201-213. PMCID: PMC4801689

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184. Lin JE, Neylan TC, Epel E, O'Donovan A (2016). Associations of childhood adversity and adulthood trauma with C-reactive protein: A cross-sectional population-based study. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 53:105-112

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183. Blackburn EH, Epel ES, Lin J (2016). Human telomere biology: A contributory and interactive factor in aging, disease risks, and protection. Science, 350(6265):1193-1198

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182. Prather AA, Hecht FM, Epel ES (2016). Factors related to telomere length. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 53:279. PMCID: PMC4869862

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181. Mathur MB, Epel E, Kind S, Desai M, Parks CG, Sandler DP, Khazeni N (2016). Perceived stress and telomere length: A systematic review, meta-analysis, and methodologic considerations for advancing the field. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 54:158-169

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180. Mason AE, Epel ES, Aschbacher K, Lustig RH, Acree M, Kristeller J, Cohn M, Dallman M, Moran PJ, Bacchetti P, Laraia B, Hecht FM, Daubenmier J (2016). Reduced reward-driven eating accounts for the impact of a mindfulness-based diet and exercise intervention on weight loss: Data from the SHINE randomized controlled trial. Appetite, 100:86-93. PMCID: PMC4799744

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179. Congdon JL, Adler NE, Epel ES, Laraia BA, Bush NR (2016). A prospective investigation of prenatal mood and childbirth perceptions in an ethnically diverse, low-income sample. Birth, 43(2):159-166.

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178. Daubenmier J, Moran PJ, Kristeller J, Acree M, Bacchetti P, Kemeny ME, Dallman M, Lustig RH, Grunfeld C, Nixon DF, Milush JM, Goldman V, Laraia B, Laugero KD, Woodhouse L, Epel ES, Hecht FM (2016). Effects of a mindfulness-based weight loss intervention in adults with obesity: A randomized clinical trial. Obesity, 24(4):794-804. PMCID: PMC4898945

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177. Wojcicki JM, Shiboski S, Heyman MB, Elwan D, Lin J, Blackburn E, Epel E (2016). Telomere length change plateaus at 4 years of age in Latino children: Associations with baseline length and maternal change. Molecular Genetics and Genomics, 291(3):1379-1389

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176. Lin J, Cheon J, Brown R, Coccia M, Puterman E, Aschbacher K, Sinclair E, Epel E, Blackburn EH (2016). Systematic and cell type-specific telomere length changes in subsets of lymphocytes. Journal of Immunology Research, [Epub published online]. PMCID: PMC4764743

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175. Mathur MB, Epel E, Kind S, Desai M, Parks CG, Sandler DP, Khazeni N (2016). Toward a mechanistic understanding of psychosocial factors in telomere degradation. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity,56:413

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174. Jin RO, Mason S, Mellon SH, Epel ES, Reus VI, Mahan L, Rosser RL, Hough CM, Burke HM, Mueller SG, Wolkowitz OM (2016). Cortisol/DHEA ratio and hippocampal volume: A pilot study in major depression and healthy controls. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 72:139-146

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173. Hough CM, Bersani FS, Mellon SH, Epel ES, Reus VI, Lindqvist D, Lin J, Mahan L, Rosser R, Burke H, Coetzee J, Nelson JC, Blackburn EH, Wolkowitz OM (2016). Leukocyte telomere length predicts SSRI response in major depressive disorder: A preliminary report. Molecular Neuropsychiatry, 2(2):88-96. PMCID: PMC4943759

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172. Wojcicki JM, Heyman MB, Elwan D, Lin J, Blackburn E, Epel E (2016). Early exclusive breastfeeding is associated with longer telomeres in Latino school children. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 104(2):397-405. PMCID: PMC4962153

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171. Sagner M, McNeil A, Puska P, Auffray C, Price ND, Hood L, Lavie CJ, Han ZG, Chen Z, Brahmachari SK, McEwen BS, Soares MB, Balling R, Epel E, Arena R (2016). The P4 Health Spectrum - A predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory continuum for promoting healthspan. Progress in Cardiovascular Disease. 2016 Aug 18. doi: 10.1016/j.pcad.2016.08.002. PMID: 27546358

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170. Puterman E, Gemmill A, Karasek D, Weir D, Adler NE, Prather AA, Epel ES (2016). Lifespan adversity and later adulthood telomere length in the nationally representative US Health and Retirement Study. PNAS. 2016 Oct 3. doi:   10.1073/pnas.1525602113. PMID: 27698131

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169. Goglin, S, et al. (in press). Change in leukocyte telomere length predicts mortality in patients with stable coronary heart disease from the Heart and Soul Study. PLOS ONE: 11(12):e0168868.

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168. Aschbacher K, Milush JM, Gilbert A, Almeida C, Sinclair E, Epling L, Grenon SM, Marco EJ, Puterman E, Epel E (2016). Chronic stress is associated with reduced circulating hematopoietic progenitor cell number: A maternal caregiving model. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 2016 Sep 10. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2016.09.009. PMID: 27622676

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167. Rasgon N, Lin KW, Lin J, Epel E, Blackburn E. (2016). Telomere length as predictor of response to Pioglitazone in patients with unremitted depression: a preliminary study. Transl Psychiatry. 2016 Jan 5;6:e709. doi: 10.1038/tp.2015.187. PMID: 26731446.

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166. Blackburn EH, Epel ES, Lin J (2015). Human telomere biology: A contributory and interactive factor in aging, disease risks, and protection. Science. 2015 Dec 4;350(6265):1193-8. doi: 10.1126/science.aab3389. Review. PMID: 26785477.

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165. Zota, A.R., Needham, B.L., Blackburn, E.H., Lin, J., Park, S.K., Rehkopf, D.H., & Epel, E.S. (2015). Association of cadmium and lead exposure with leukocyte telomere length: Findings from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2002. Am J Epidemiol, 181(2), 127-136. PMID: 25504027.

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164. Czajkowski, S.M., Powell, L.H., Adler, N., Naar-King, S., Reynolds, K.D., Hunter, C.M., Laraia, B., Olster, D.H., Perna, F.M., Peterson, J.C, Epel, E., Boyington, J.E., Charlson, M.E; for the Obesity Related Behavioral Intervention Trials (ORBIT) Consortium. (2015). From ideas to efficacy: The ORBIT model for developing behavioral treatments for chronic diseases. Health Psychology, Epub ahead of print. PMID: 25642841.

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163. Verhoeven, J.E., Revesz, D., van Oppen, P., Epel, E.S., Wolkowitz, O.M., & Penninx, B.W. (2015). Anxiety disorders and accelerated cellular ageing. Br J Psychiatry, Epub ahead of print. PMID: 25657360. 

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162. Geronimus, A., Pearson, J., Linnenbringer, E., Schulz, A., Reyes, A., Epel, E., Lin, J., Blackburn, E. (2015). Race/Ethnicity, poverty, urban stressors and telomere length in a community-based sample of Detroit adults. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, in press.

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161. Leung, C.W., Epel, E.S., Willett, W.C., Rimm, E.B., & Laraia, B.A. (2015). Household Food Insecurity is positively associated with depression among low-income Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participants and income-eligible nonparticipants. J Nutr, 145(3), 622-627. PMID: 25733480.

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160. Fair, B., Mellon, S.H. Epel, E.S., Révész, D., Verhoeven, J.E., Penninx, B.W., Reus, V.I., Mahan, L., Hough, C., Rosser, R., Burke, H.M., Lin, J., Blackburn, E.H., Wolkowitz, O.M. (2015). Telomere length is inversely correlated with urinary stress hormone levels in healthy controls but not in un-medicated depressed individuals - Preliminary findings.Psychoneuroendocrinology, 61, Epub ahead of print. PMID: 26383442.

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159. Conklin, Q., King, B., Zanesco, A., Pokorny, J., Hamidi, A., Lin, J., Epel, E., Blackburn, E., Saron, C. (2015). Telomere lengthening after three weeks of an intensive insight meditation retreat. Psychoneuroimmunology, 61, 26-7. PMID: 26383348

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158. Incollingo Rodriguez, A.C., Epel, E.S., White, M.L., Standen, E.C., Seckl, J.R., Tomiyama, A.J. (2015). Hypothalmic-pituitary-adrenal axis dysregulation and cortisol activity in obesity: A systematic review. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 62,301-318. PMID: 26356039

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157. Puterman, E., Prather, A.A., Epel, E.S., Loharuka, S., Adler, N.E., Laraia, B., Tomiyama, A.J. (2015). Exercise mitigates cumulative associations between stress and BMI in girls age 10 to 19. Health Psychol, Epub ahead of print. PMID: 26301595

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156. Moskowitz, J.T., Duncan, L.G., Moran, P.J., Acree, M., Epel, E.S., Kemeny, M.E., Hecht, F.M. Folkman, S. (2015). Dispositional mindfulness in people with HIV: Associations with psychological and physical health. Pers Individ Dif, 86, 88-93. PMCID: PMC4521219

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155. Magriples, U., Boynton, M.H., Kershaw, T.S., Lewis, J., Rising, S.S., Tobin, J.N., Epel, E., Ickovics, J.R. (2015). The impact of group prenatal care on pregnancy and postpartum weight trajectories. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 213(5), 688e.1-688e.9. PMID: 26164694

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154. Mason, A.E., Laraia, B., Daubenmier, J., Hecht, F.M., Lustig, R.H., Puterman, E., Adler, N., Dallman, M., Kiernan, M., Gearhardt, A.N., Epel, E.S. (2015). Putting the brakes on the "drive to eat": Pilot effects of naltrexone and reward-based eating on food cravings among obese women. Eat Behav, 19, 53-56. PMCID: PMC4644449

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153. Bersani, F.S., Morley, C., Lindqvist, D., Epel, E.S., Picard, M., Yehuda, R., Flory, J., Bierer, L.M., Makotkine, I., Abu-Amara, D., Coy, M., Reus, V.I., Lin, J., Blackburn, E.H., Marmar, C., Wolkowitz, O.M., Mellon, S.H. (2015). Mitochondrial DNA copy number is reduced in male combat veterans with PTSD. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry, 64, 10-7. PMID: 26120081

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152. Prather, A.A., Epel, E.S., Arenander, J., Broestl, L., Garay, B.I., Wang, D., Dubal, D.B. (2015). Longetivity factor klotho and chronic psychological stress. Transl Psychiatry, 5, e585. PMCID: 4490291

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151. Wojcicki, J.M., Heyman, M.B., Elwan, D., Shiboski, S., Lin, J., Blackburn, E., Epel, E. (2015). Telomere length is associated with oppositional defiant behavior and maternal clinical depression in Latino preschool children. Transl Psychiatry, 5, e581. PMCID: PMC4490282

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150. Entringer, S., Epel, E.S., Lin, J., Blackburn, E.H., Buss, C., Shahbaba, B., Gillen, D.L., Venkataramanan, R., Simhan, H.N., Wadhwa, P.D. Maternal folate concentration in early pregnancy and newborn telomere length. Ann Nutr Metab 66(4), 202-208. PMID: 26067849

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149. Needham, B.L., Rehkopf, D., Adler, N., Gregorich, S., Lin, J., Blackburn, E.H., Epel, E.S. (2015). Leukocyte telomere length and mortality in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2002. Epidemiology, 26(4), 528-535. PMID: 26039272

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148. Lindqvist, D., Epel, E.S., Mellon, S.H., Penninx, B.W., Révész, D., Verhoeven, J.E., Reus, V.I., Lin, J., Mahan, L., Hough, C.M., Rosser, R., Bersani, F.S., Blackburn, E.H., Wolkowitz, O.M. (2015). Psychiatric disorders and leukocyte telomere length: Underlying mechanisms linking mental illness with cellular aging. Neurosci Biobehav Rev, 55, 333-364. PMCID: PMC4501875

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147. Mason, A.E., Lustig, R.H., Brown, R.R., Acree, M., Bacchetti, P., Moran, P.J., Dallman, M., Laraia, B., Adler, N., Hecht, F.M., Daubenmier, J., Epel, E.S. (2015). Acute responses to opioidergic blockade as a biomarker of hedonic eating among obese women enrolled in a mindfulness-based weight loss intervention trial. Appetite, 91, 311-320. PMCID: PMC4485926

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146. Geronimus, A.T., Pearson, J.A., Linnenbringer, E., Schulz, A.J., Reyes, A.G., Epel, E.S., Lin, J., Blackburn, E.H. (2015). Race-ethnicity, poverty, urban stressors, and telomere length in a Detroit community-based sample. J Health Soc Behav, 56(2), 199-224. PMCID: PMC4621968

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145. Chae, D.H., Nuru-Jeter, A.M., Adler, N.E., Brody, G.H., Lin, J., Blackburn, E.H., & Epel, E.S. (2014). Discrimination, racial bias, and telomere length in African-American men. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 46(2), 103-111. PMID: 24439343.

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144. Buss, J., Havel, P.J., Epel, E., Lin, J., Blackburn, E., & Daubenmier, J. (2014). Associations of ghrelin with eating behaviors, stress, metabolic factors, and telomere length among overweight and obese women. Preliminary evidence of attenuated ghrelin effects in obesity? Appetite, 76C, 84-94. PMID: 24462487.

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143. Rehkopf, D., Dow, W., Rosero-Bixby, L., Lin, J., Epel, E., & Blackburn, E. (2014). Seasonal variation of peripheral blood leukocyte telomere length in Costa Rica: a population based observational study, American Journal of Human Biology, 26(3), 367-75. PMID: 24615938.

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142. Incollingo Belsky, A.C., Epel, E.S., & Tomiyama, A.J. (2014). Clues to maintaining calorie restriction? Psychological profiles of successful long-term restrictions. Appetite, Epub ahead of print. PMID: 24747211.

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141. Thomas, M., Vieten, C., Adler, N., Ammondson, I., Coleman-Phox, K., Epel, E., & Laraia, B. (2014). Potential for a stress reduction intervention to promote healthy gestational weight gain: Focus groups with low-income pregnant women.Womens Health Issues, 24(3), e305-11. PMID: 24794544.

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140. Epel, E.S. & Lithgow, G.J. (2014). Stress biology and aging mechanisms: Toward understanding the deep connection between adaptation to stress and longevity. Journal of Gerontology A Biol Sci Med Sci, 69 Suppl 1, S10-S16. PMID: 24833580.

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139. Aschbacher, K., Kornfeld, S., Picard, M., Puterman, E., Havel, P.J., Stanhope, K., Lustig, R.H., & Epel, E. (2014). Chronic stress increases vulnerability to diet-related abdominal fat, oxidative stress, and metabolic risk.Psychoneuroendocrinology, 46, 14-22. PMID: 24882154. PMCID: PMC4104274.

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138. Daubenmier, J., Hayden, D., Chang, V., & Epel, E. (2014). It's not what you think, it's how you relate to it: Dispositional mindfulness moderates the relationship between psychological distress and the cortisol awakening process.Psychoneuroendocrinology, 48, 11-18. PMID: 24971591.

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137. Epel, E.S., Tomiyama, A.J., Mason, A.E., Laraia, B.A., Hartman, W., Ready, K., Acree, M., Adam, T.C., St. Jeor, S., & Kessler, D. (2014). The reward-based eating drive scale: A self-report index of reward-based eating. PLoS One, 9(6), e101350. PMID: 24979216. PMCID: PMC4076308.

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136. Jacobs, E.G., Epel, E.S., Lin, J., Blackburn, E.H., & Rasgon, N.L. (2014). Relationship between leukocyte telomere length, telomerase activity and hippocampal volume in early aging. JAMA Neurology, 71(7), 921-923. PMIC: 25023551.

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135. Tomiyama, A.J., Epel, E.S., McClatchey, T.M., Poelke, G., Kemeny, M.E., McCoy, S.K., & Daubenmier, J. (2014). Associations of weight stigma with cortisol and oxidative stress independent of adiposity. Health Psychology33(8), 862-867. PMID: 25068456.

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134. Puterman, E., Lin, J., Krauss, J., Blackburn, E.H., & Epel, E.S. (2014). Determinants of telomere attrition over 1 year in healthy older women: Stress and health behaviors matter. Molecular Psychiatry, Epub ahead of print. PMID: 25070535.

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133. Leung, C.W., Epel, E.S., Ritchie, L.D., Crawford, P.B., & Laraia, B.A. (2014). Food insecurity is inversely associated with diet quality of lower-income adults. J Acad Nutr Diet, Epub ahead of print. PMID: 25091796.

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132. Corey, S.M., Epel, E., Schembri, M., Pawlowsky, S.B., Cole, R.J., Araneta, M.R., Barrett-Connor, E., & Kanaya, A.M. (2014). Effect of restorative yoga vs. stretching on diurnal cortisol dynamics and psychosocial outcomes in individuals with the metabolic syndrome: the PRYSMS randomized controlled trial, Psychoneuroendocrinology, Epub ahead of print. PMID: 25127084.

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131. Chen, S.H., Epel, E.S., Mellon, S.H., Lin, J., Reus, V.I., Rosser, R., Kupferman, E., Burke, H., Mahan, L., Blackburn, E.H., & Wolkowitz, O.M. (2014). Adverse childhood experiences and leukocyte telomere maintenance in depressed and healthy adults. Journal of Affective Disorders, 169, 86-90. PMID: 25173430.

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130. Needham, B.L., Mezuk, B., Bareis, N., Lin, J., Blackburn, E.H., & Epel, E.S. (2014). Depression, anxiety, and telomere length in young adults: Evidence from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Molecular Psychiatry, Epub ahead of print. PMID: 25178165.

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129. Lindqvist, D., Mueller, S., Mellon, S.H., Su, Y., Epel, E.S., Reus, V.I., Rosser, R., Mahan, L., Mackin, R.S., Yang, T.T., & Wolkowitz, O.M. (2014). Peripheral antioxidant markers are associated with total hippocampal and CA3/dentate gyrus volume in MDD and healthy controls-preliminary findings. Psychiatry Research, Epub ahead of print. PMID: 25266915.

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128. Aschbacher, K., Rodriguez-Fernandez, M., van Wietmarschen, H., Tomiyama, A.J., Jain, S., Epel, E., Doyle, F.J. 3rd, van der Greef, J. (2014). The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-leptin axis and metabolic health: A systems approach to resilience, robustness and control. Interface Focus, Epub ahead of print. PMID: 25285198.

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127. Needham, B., Adler, N., Gregorich, S., Rehkopf, D., Lin, J., Blackburn, E.H., & Epel, E.S. (2014). Leukocyte telomere length and mortality in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2002. Epidemiology, 2015 Jul;26(4):528-35. PMID: 26039272.

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126. Leung, C.W., Laraia, B.A., Needham, B.L., Rehkopf, D.H., Adler, N.E., Lin, J., Blackburn, E.H., & Epel, E.S. (2014). Soda and cell aging: Associations between sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and leukocyte telomere length in healthy adults from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys. American Journal of Public Health, Epub ahead of print. PMID: 25322305.

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125. Entringer, S., Epel, E.S., Lin, J., Blackburn, E.H., Buss, C., Simhan, H.N., & Wadhwa, P.D. (2014). Maternal estriol (E3) concentrations in early gestation predict infant telomere length. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, Epub ahead of print. PMID: 25337925.

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124. Kennedy, B.K., Berger, S.L, Brunet, A., Campisi, J., Cuervo, A.M., Epel, E.S., Franceschi, C., Lithgow, G.J., Morimoto, R.I., Pessin, J.E., Rando, T.A., Richardson, A., Schadt, E.E., Wyss-Coray, T., & Sierra, F. (2014). Geroscience: Linking aging to chronic disease. Cell, 159(4), 709-713. PMID: 25417146.

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123. Prather, A.A., Gurfein, B., Moran, P., Daubenmier, J., Acree, M., Bacchetti, P., Sinclair, E., Lin, J., Blackburn, E., Hecht, F.M., & Epel, E.S. (2014). Tired telomeres: Poor global sleep quality, perceived stress, and telomere length in immune cell subsets in obese men and women. Brain Behav Immun, Epub ahead of print. PMID: 25535858.

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122. Ye, S., Shaffer, J.A., Kang, M.S., Harlapur, M., Muntner, P, Epel, E., Guernsey, D., Schwartz, J.E., Davidson, K.W., Kirkland, S., Honig, L.S., & Shimbo, D. (2013). Relation between leukocyte telomere length and incident coronary heart disease events (from the 1995 Canadian Nova Scotia Health Survey). American Journal of Cardiology, 111(7), 962-967. PMID: 23375186. PMCID: PMC3602395.

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121. Laraia, B., Epel, E., & Siega-Riz, A. (2013). Food insecurity with past experience of restrained eating is a recipe for increased gestational weight gain. Appetite, 65C, 178-184. PMID: 23402720.

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120. Jacobs, E.G., Kroenke, C., Lin, J., Epel, E.S., Kenna, H.A., Blackburn, E.H., & Rasgon, N.L. (2013). Accelerated cell aging in female APOE-ε4 carriers: Implications for hormone therapy use. PLoS One, 8(2), e54713. PMID: 23418430. PMCID: PMC3572118.

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119. Cohen, S., Janicki-Deverts, D., Turner, R.B., Casselbrant, M.L., Li-Korotky, H., Epel, E.S., & Doyle, W.J. (2012). Association between telomere length and experimentally induced upper respiratory viral infection in health adults. JAMA, 309(7), 699-705. PMID: 23423415.

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118. Coleman-Phox, K., Laraia, B., Adler, N., Vieten, C., Thomas, M., & Epel, E. (2013). Recruitment and retention of pregnant women for a behavioral intervention: Lessons from the Maternal Adiposity, Metabolism, and Stress (MAMAS) Study. Preventing Chronic Disease, Epub ahead of print. PMID: 23469765. PMCID: PMC3592785.

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117. Aschbacher, K., O’Donovan, A., Wolkowitz, O.M., Dhabhar, F.S., Su, Y., & Epel, E. (2013). Good stress, bad stress and oxidative stress: Insights from anticipatory cortisol reactivity. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 38(9), 1698-1708. PMID: 23490070.

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116. Jacobs, T.L., Shaver, P.R. Epel, E.S., Zanesco, A.P., Aichele, S.A., Bridwell, D.A., Rosenberg, E.L., King, B.G., Maclean, K.A., Sahdra, B.K., Kemeny, M.E., Ferrer, E., Wallace, B.A., & Saron, C.D. (2013). Self-reported mindfulness and cortisol dynamics during a Shamatha meditation retreat. Health Psychology, 32(10), 1104-1109. PMID: 23527522.

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*Read more about Shamatha Meditation and Dr. Clifford Saron's project here.

115. Needham, B.L., Adler, N., Gregorich, S., Rehkopf, D., Lin, J., Blackburn, E.H., & Epel, E.S. (2013). Socioeconomic status, health behavior, and leukocyte telomere length in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2002. Social Science & Medicine, 85, 1-8. PMID: 23540359.

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114. Shalev, I., Entringer, S., Wadhwa, P.D., Wolkowitz, O.M., Puterman, E., Lin, J., & Epel, E.S. (2013). Stress and telomere biology: A lifespan perspective. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38(9), 1835-1842. PMID: 23639252.

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113. Puterman, E., Epel, E.S., Lin, J., Blackburn, E.H., Gross, J.J., Whooley, M.A., & Cohen, B.E. (2013). Multisystem resiliency moderates the major depression-Telomere length association: Findings from the Heart and Soul Study. Brain Behavior and Immunity, 33, 65-73. PMID: 23727245.

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112. Prather, A.A., Epel, E.S., Cohen, B.E., Neylan, T.C., & Whooley, M.A. (2013). Gender differences in the prospective associations of self-reported sleep quality with biomarkers of systemic inflammation and coagulation: Findings from the Heart and Soul Study. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 47(9), 1228-1235. PMID: 23746737.

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111. Cohen, S., Janicki-Deverts, D., Turner, R.B., Marsland, A.L., Casselbrant, M.L., Li-Korotky, H.S., Epel, E.S., & Doyle, W.J. (2013). Childhood socioeconomic status, telomere length, and susceptibility to upper respiratory infection. Brain Behavior and Immunity, 34, 31-38. PMID: 23845919.

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110. Talbot, L.S., Maguen, S., Epel, E.S., Metzler, T.J., & Neylan, T.C. (2013). Posttraumatic stress disorder is associated with emotional eating. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 26(4), 521-525. PMID: 23893425.

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109. Patterson, S., Moran, P., Epel, E., Sinclair, E., Kemeny, M.E., Deeks, S.G., Bacchetti, P., Acree, M., Epling, L., Kirschbaum, C., Hecht, F.M. (2013). Cortisol patterns are associated with T-Cell activation in HIV. PLoS One, 8(7), e63429.

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108. Puterman, E., Haritatos, J., Adler, N.E., Sidney, S., Schwartz, J.E., & Epel, E.S. (2013). Indirect effect of financial strain on daily cortisol output through daily negative to positive affect index in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 48(11), 1266-1273. PMID: 23969421.

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107. Rehkopf, D., Dow, W., Rosero-Bixby, L., Lin, J., Epel, E., & Blackburn, E. (2013). Longer leukocyte telomere length in Costa Rica’s Ncoyan Peninsula: A population-based study. Experimental Gerontology, 48(11), 1266-1273. PMID: 23988653.

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106. McCoy, S.K., Wellman, J.D., Cosley, B., Saslow, L., & Epel, E. (2013). Is the belief in meritocracy palliative for low status groups? Evidence for a benefit for self-esteem and physical health via perceived control. European Journal of Social Psychology, 43(4), 307-318. PMID: 24039310.

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105. Ornish, D., Lin, J., Chan, J.M., Epel, E., Kemp, C., Weidner, G., Marlin, R., Frenda, S.J., Magbanua, M.J., Daubenmeir, J., Estay, I., Hills, N.K., Chainani-Wu, N., Carroll, P.R., & Blackburn, E.H. (2013). Effect of comprehensive lifestyle changes on telomerase activity and telomere length in men with biopsy-proven low-risk prostate cancer: 5 year follow-up of a descriptive pilot study. Lancet Oncology, 14(11), 1112-1120. PMID: 24051140.

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104. Prather, A.A., Puterman, E., Epel, E.S., & Dhabhar, F.S. (2013). Poor sleep quality potentiates stress-induced cytokine reactivity in postmenopausal women with high visceral abdominal adiposity. Brain Behavior & Immunity, Epub ahead of print. PMID: 24060585.

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103. Verhoeven, J.E., Révész, D., Epel, E.S., Lin, J., Wolkowitz, O.M., & Penninx, B.W. (2013). Major depressive disorder and accelerated cellular aging: Results from a large psychiatric cohort study. Molecular Psychiatry, Epub ahead of print. PMID: 24217256.

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102. Daubenmier, J., Lustig, R.H., Hecht, F.M., Kristeller, J., Woolley, J., Adam, T., Dallman, M., & Epel, E. (2014). A new biomarker of hedonic eating? A preliminary investigation of cortisol and nausea responses to acute opioid blockade.Appetite, 74, 92-100. PMID: 24291355.

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101. Saslow, L.R., McCoy, S., van der Lowe, I., Cosley, B., Vartan, A., Oveis, C., Keltner, D., Moskowitz, J.T., & Epel, E.S. (2014). Speaking under pressure: Low linguistic complexity is linked to high physiological and emotional stress reactivity.Psychophysiology, 51(3), 257-266. PMID: 24354732.

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100. Puterman, E., Epel, E.S., O’Donovan, A., Prather, A.A., Aschbacher, K., & Dhabhar, F.S. (2013). Anger is associated with increased IL-6 stress reactivity in women, but only among those low in social support. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Epub ahead of print. PMID: 24357433.

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99. Aschbacher, K., Epel, E., Wolkowitz, O.M., Prather, A.A., Puterman, E., & Dhabhar, F.S. (2012). Maintenance of a positive outlook during acute stress protects against pro-inflammatory reactivity and future depressive symptoms. Brain Behavior and Immunity, 26(2), 346-352. PMID: 22119400.

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98. Aschbacher, K., Chen, Q., Varga, M., Haddad, D., Yeghiazarians, Y., Epel, E., Wolkowitz, O., & Springer, M. (2012). Higher fasting glucose levels are associated with reduced circulating angiogenic cell migratory capacity among healthy individuals. American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease2(1), 12-19. PMID: 22254209. PMCID: PMC3257152.

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97. O'Donovan, A., Tomiyama, J., Lin, J., Puterman, E., Adler, N., Kemeny, M., Wolkowitz, O., Blackburn, E., & Epel, E. (2012). Stress appraisals and cellular aging: A key role for anticipatory threat in the relationship between psychological stress and telomere length. Brain Behavior and Immunity, 26(4), 573-579. PMID: 22293459.

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96. Puterman, E., Adler, N., Matthews, K.A., & Epel, E. (2012). Financial strain and impaired fasting glucose: The moderating role of physical activity in the coronary artery risk development in young adults study. Psychosomatic Medicine, 74(2), 187-192. PMID: 22286855.

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95. Lavretsky, H., Epel, E.S., Siddarth, P., Nazarian, N., Cyr, N.S., Khalsa, D.S., Lin, J., Blackburn, E., & Irwin, M.R. (2012). A pilot study of yogic meditation for family dementia caregivers with depressive symptoms: Effects on mental health, cognition, and telomerase activity. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 28(1), 57-65. PMID: 22407663.

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94. Needham, B.L., Fernandez, J., Lin, J., Epel, E., & Blackburn, E.H. (2012). Socioeconomic status and cell aging in children. Social Science & Medicine, 74(12), 1948-1951. PMID: 22472277.

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93. Tomiyama, A.J., Schamarek, I., Lustig, R.H., Kirschbaum, C., Puterman, E., Havel, P.J., & Epel, E.S. (2012). Leptin concentrations in response to acute stress predict subsequent intake of comfort foods. Physiology & Behavior, 107(1), 34-39. PMID: 22579988.

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92. Kroenke, C., Seeman, T., Matthews, K., Adler, N., & Epel, E. (2012). Mood patterns based on momentary assessment of positive and negative mood over a day, and coronary artery calcification in the CARDIA study. Psychosomatic Medicine,74(5), 526-34. PMID: 22685242.

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91. Langer, C., Epel, E., Matthews, K., Moskowitz, J., & Adler, N. (2012). Social hierarchy and depression: The role of emotion suppression. Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 146(4), 417-36. PMID: 22808688.

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90. Adler, N., Pantell, M.S., O’Donovan, A., Blackburn, E., Cawthon, R., Koster, A., Opresko, P., Newman, A., Harris, T.B., & Epel, E. (2012). Educational attainment and late life telomere length in the Health, Aging and Body Composition (Health ABC) Study. Brain Behavior & Immunity27(1), 1-15. PMID: 22981835.

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89. Tomiyama, A.J., Puterman, E., Epel, E.S., Rehkopf, D.H., & Laraia, B.A. (2012). Chronic psychological stress and racial disparities in body mass index change between Black and White girls aged 10-19. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 45(1), 3-12. PMID: 22993022.

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88. Kiecolt-Glaser, J., Epel, E., Belury, M.A., Andridge, R., Lin, J., Glaser, R., Malarkey, W.B., Hwang, B.S., & Blackburn, E. (2012). Omega-3 fatty acids, oxidative stress, and leukocyte telomere length: A randomized controlled trial. Brain Behavior & Immunity, 28, 16-24. PMID: 23010452.

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87. Hassett, A.L., Epel, E., Clauw, D.J., Harris, R.E., Harte, S.E., Kairys, A., Buyske, S., & Williams, D.A. (2012). Pain is associated with short leukocyte telomere length in women with fibromyalgia. The Journal of Pain, 13(10), 959-969. PMID: 23031395.

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86. Epel, E. (2012). How ‘reversible’ is telomeric aging? Cancer Prevention Research5(10), 1163-1168. PMID: 23041472.

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85. Beery, A.K., Lin, J., Biddle, J.S., Francis, D.D., Blackburn, E.H., & Epel, E.S. (2012). Chronic stress elevates telomerase activity in rats. Biology Letters, 8 (6), 1063-1066. PMID: 23054915.

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84. Blackburn, E. & Epel, E. (2012). Telomeres and adversity: Too toxic to ignore. Nature, 490(7419), 169-171. PMID: 23060172.

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83. Bansal, N., Whooley, M.A., Regan, M., McCulloch, C.E., Ix, J.H., Epel, E., Blackburn, E., Lin, J., & Hsu, C.Y. (2012). Association between kidney function and telomere length: The Heart and Soul Study. American Journal of Nephrology, 36(5), 405-411. PMID: 23108000.

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82. O’Donovan, A., Slavich, G.M., Epel, E.S., & Neylan, T. (2012). Exaggerated neurobiological sensitivity to threat as a mechanism linking anxiety with increased risk for diseases of aging. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 37(1), 96-108. PMID: 23127296.

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81. Shaffer, J.A., Epel, E., Kang, M.S., Ye, S., Schwartz, J.E., Davidson, K.W., Kirkland, S., Honig, L.S., & Shimbo, D. (2012). Depressive symptoms are not associated with leukocyte telomere length: Findings from the Nova Scotia Health Survey (NSHS95), a population-based study. PLoS One, 7(10), e48318. PMID: 23133583. PMCID: PMC3485011.

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80. Puterman, E., & Epel, E. (2012). An intricate dance: Life experience, multisystem resiliency, and rate of telomere decline throughout the lifespan. Social & Personality Psychology Compass, 6(11), 807-825. PMID: 23162608.

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79. Entringer, S., Epel, E.S., Lin, J., Buss, C., Shahbaba, B., Blackburn, E.H., Simhan, H.N., & Wadhwa, P.D. (2012). Maternal psychosocial stress during pregnancy is associated with newborn leukocyte telomere length. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 208(2), 134.e1-7. PMID: 23200710. PMCID: PMC3612534.

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78. Rawdin, B., Mellon, S.H., Dhabhar, F.S., Epel, E.S., Puterman, E., Su, Y., Burke, H.M., Reus, V.I., Rosser, R., Hamilton, S.P., Nelson, J.C., & Wolkowitz, O.M. (2012). Dysregulated relationship of inflammation and oxidative stress in major depression. Brain, Behavior, & Immunity, 31, 143-152. PMID: 23201587. PMCID: PMC3669232

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77. Epel, E., Puterman, E., Lin, J., Blackburn, E., Lazaro, A., & Mendes, W. (2012). Wandering minds and aging cells.Clinical Psychological Science, 1(1), 75-83.

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76. Jacobs, T.L., Epel, E.S., Lin, J., Blackburn, E.H., Wolkowitz, O.M., Bridwell, D.A., Zanesco, A.P., Aichele, S.R., Sahdra, B.K., Maclean, K.A., King, B.G., Shaver, P.R., Rosenberg, E.L., Ferrer, E., Wallace, B.A., & Saron, C.D. (2011). Intensive mediation training, immune cell telomerase activity, and psychological mediators. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 36(5), 664-81. PMID: 21035949.

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75. Lin, J., Kroenke, C.H., Epel, E.S., Kenna, H., Wolkowitz, O., Blackburn, E., & Rasgon, N. (2011). Greater endogenous estrogen exposure is associated with longer telomeres in postmenopausal women at risk for cognitive decline. Brain Research, 1379, 224-31. PMID: 20965155.

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74. Rehkopf, D., Laraia, B., Segal, M., Braithwaite, D., & Epel, E. (2011). The relative importance of predictors of body mass index change, obesity and overweight in adolescent girls. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 6(2-2), e233-242. PMID: 21244233.

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73. Wolkowitz, O.M., Mellon, S.H., Epel, E.S., Lin, J., Reus, V.I., Rosser, R., Burke, H., Campognone, M., Nelson, J.C., Dhabhar, F.S., & Blackburn, E.H. (2011). Resting leukocyte telomerase activity is elevated in major depression and predicts treatment response. Molecular Psychiatry17(2), 164-172. PMID: 21242992. PMCID: PMC3130817.

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72. Humphreys, J., Epel, E.S., Cooper, B.A., Lin, J., Blackburn, E.H., & Lee, K.A. (2011). Telomere shortening in formerly abused and never abused women. Biological Research Nursing, 14(2), 115-123. PMID: 21385798.

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71. Wolkowitz, O.M., Mellon, S.H., Epel, E.S., Lin, J., Dhabhar, F.S., Su, Y., Reus, V.I., Rosser, R., Burke, H.M., Kupferman, E., Compagnone, M., Nelson, J.C., & Blackburn, E.H. (2011). Leukocyte telomere length in major depression: Correlations with chronicity, inflammation and oxidative stress-preliminary findings. PLoS One, 6(3), e17837. PMID: 21448457. PMCID: PMC3063175.

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70. O’Donovan, A., Epel, E., Lin, J. Wolkowitz, O., Cohen, B., Maguen, S., Metzler, T., Lenoci, M., Blackburn, E., & Neylan, T.C. (2011). Childhood trauma associated with short leukocyte telomere length in post-traumatic stress disorder. Biological Psychiatry70(5), 465-471. PMID: 21489410. PMCID: PMC3152637.

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69. Hoen, P.W., de Jonge, P., Na, B.Y., Farzaneh-Far, R., Epel, E., Lin, J., Blackburn, E., & Whooley, M.A. (2011). Depression and leukocyte telomere length in patients with coronary heart disease: Data from the Heart and Soul Study.Psychosomatic Medicine, 73(7), 541-547. PMID: 21597035.

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68. Wojcicki, J.M., Holbrook, K., Lustig, R.H., Epel, E., Caughey, A.B., Munoz, R.F., Shiboski, S.C., & Heyman, M.B. (2011). Chronic maternal depression is associated with reduced weight gain in latino infants from birth to 2 years of age.PLoS One, 6(2), e16737. PMID: 2137368. PMCID: PMC3044151.

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67. O'Donovan, A., Pantell, M., Puterman, E., Dhabhar, F.S., Blackburn, E.H., Yaffe, K., Cawthon, R.M., Opresko, P.L., Hsueh, W., Satterfield, S., Newman, A.B., Ayonayon, H.N., Rubin, S.M., Harris, T.B., & Epel, E.S. For the Health Aging and Body Composition Study (2011). Cumulative inflammatory load is associated with short leukocyte telomere length in the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study. PLoS ONE6(5), e19687. PMID: 21602933. PMCID: PMC3094351.

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66. Wolkowitz, O.M., Wolf, J., Shelly, W., Rosser, R., Burke, H., Lerner, G.K., Reus, V.I., Nelson, J.C., Epel, E.S., & Mellon, S.H. (2011). Serum BDNF levels before treatment predict SSRI response in depression. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry, 35(7), 1623-1630. PMID: 21749907.

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65. Entringer, S., Epel, E.S., Kumsta, R., Lin, J., Hellhammer, D.H., Blackburn, E.H., Wust, S., & Wadhwa, P.D. (2011). Stress exposure in intrauterine life is associated with shorter telomere length in young adulthood. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA108(33), E513-518. PMID: 21813766. PMCID: PMC3158153.

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64. Kroenke, C.H., Epel, E., Adler, N., Bush, N., Obradovic, J., Lin, J., Blackburn, E., Stamperdahl, J.L., Boyce, T. (2011). Autonomic and adrenocortical reactivity and buccal cell telomere length in kindergarten children. Psychosomatic Medicine,73(7), 533-540. PMID: 21873585.

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63. Tomiyama, J., Dallman, M., & Epel, E. (2011). Comfort food is comforting to those most stressed.Psychoneuroendocrinology, 36(10), 1513-1519. PMID: 21906885.

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62. Puterman, E., O'Donovan, A., Adler, N., Tomiyama, A.J., Kemeny, M., Wolkowitz, O., Epel, E. (2011). Physical activity moderates stressor-induced rumination on cortisol reactivity. Psychosomatic Medicine, 73(7), 604-611. PMID: 21873586.

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61. Daubenmier, J., Kristeller, J., Hecht, F.M., Maninger, N., Kuwata, M., Jhaveri, K., Lustig, R.H., Kemeny, M.E., Karan, L., & Epel, E. (2011). Mindfulness intervention for stress eating on cortisol and abdominal fat among overweight and obese women: An exploratory randomized controlled study. Obesity Research, Epub ahead of print. PMID: 21977314. PMCID: PMC3184496.

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60. Lin, J., Epel, E., & Blackburn, E. (2011). Telomeres and lifestyle factors: Roles in cellular aging. Mutation Research,730(1-2), 85-89. PMID: 21878343.

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59. Szanton, S.L., Rifkind, J.M., Mohanty, J.G., Miller, E.R. 3rd, Thorpe, R.J., Nagababu, E., Epel, E.S., Zonderman, A.B., & Evans, M.K. (2011). Racial discrimination is associated with a measure of red blood cell oxidative stress: A potential pathway for racial health disparities. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine,19(4), 489-495. PMID: 21913047.

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58. Prather, A.A., Puterman, E., Lin, J., O’Donovan, A., Krauss, J., Tomiyama, A.J., Epel, E.S., & Blackburn, E.H. (2011). Shorter leukocyte telomere length in midlife women with poor sleep quality. Journal of Aging Research,Epub ahead of print. PMID: 22046530. PMCID: PMC3199186.

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57. Krauss, J.D., Farzaneh-Far, R., Na, B., Lin, J., Epel, E., Blackburn, E., & Whooley, M.A. (2011). Physical fitness and telomere length in patients with coronary heart disease: Findings from the Heart and Soul Study. PLoS One, 6 (11), e26983. PMID: 22096513. PMCID: PMC3212515.

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56. Tomiyama, A.J., O’Donovan, A., Lin, J., Puterman, E., Lazaro, A., Chan, J., Dhabar, F., Wolkowitz, O., Kirschbaum, C., Blackburn, E., & Epel, E. (2011). Does cellular aging relate to patterns of allostasis? An examination of basal and stress reactive HPA axis activity and telomere length. Physiology & Behavior, 106(1), 40-45. PMID: 22138440.

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55. Groesz, L., McCoy, S., Carl, J., Saslow, L., Stewart, J., Adler, N., Laraia, B., & Epel, E. (2011). What is eating you? Stress and the drive to eat. Appetite, 58(2), 717-721. PMID: 22166677.

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54. Daubenmier, J., Lin, J., Blackburn, E., Hecht, F.M., Kristeller, J., Maninger, N., Kuwata, M., Bacchetti, P., Havel, P.J., &Epel, E. (2011). Changes in stress, eating, and metabolic factors are related to changes in telomerase.Psychoneuroendocrinology, 37(7), 917-28. PMID: 22169588.

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53. Kroenke, C.H., Pletcher, M.J., Lin, J., Blackburn, E., Adler, N., Matthews, K., & Epel, E. (2011). Telomerase, telomere length, and coronary artery calcium in black and white men in the CARDIA study. Atherosclerosis, 220(2), 506-512. PMID: 22178426.

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52. Adam, T., Schamarek, I., Springer, E.A., Havel, P.J., & Epel, E.S. (2010). Adiponectin and negative mood in healthy pre- and post-menopausal women. Hormones and Behavior58(5), 699-704. PMID: 20483360.

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51Epel, E., Lin, J., Dhabhar, F., Wolkowitz, O., Karan, K., Puterman, E., Sinclair, E., & Blackburn, E. (2010). Dynamics of telomerase activity in response to acute psychological stress. Brain Behavior and Immunity24(4): 531-539. PMID: 20018236. PMCID: PMC2856774.

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*Commentary by Drs. Janice Kiecolt-Glaser and Ronald Glaser

50. Farzaneh-Far, R., Lin, J., Epel, E.S., Harris, W.S., Blackburn E.H., & Whooley, M.A. (2010). Association of marine omega-3 fatty acid levels with telomeric aging in patients with coronary heart disease. Journal of the American Medical Association, 303(3), 250-257. PMID: 20085953. PMCID: PMC2819264.

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49. Farzaneh-Far, R., Lin, J., Epel, E., Lapham, K., Blackburn, E., Whooley, M.A. (2010). Telomere length trajectory and its determinants in persons with coronary artery disease: Longitudinal findings from the Heart and Soul Study. PLoS ONE,e8612.PMID: 20072607. PMCID: PMC2797633.

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48. Kumari, M., Badrick, E., Chandola, T., Adler, N., Epel, E., Seeman, T., Kirschbaum, C., & Marmot, M. (2010). Measures of social position and cortisol secretion in an aging population: Findings from the Whitehall II study.Psychosomatic Medicine, 72, 27-34. PMID: 19995885.

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47. Lin, J., Epel, E., Cheon, J., Kroenke, C., Sinclair, E., Bigos, M., Wolkowitz, O., Mellon, S., & Blackburn, E. (2010). Analyses and comparisons of telomerase activity and telomere length in human T and B cells: Insights for epidemiology of telomere maintenance. Journal of Immunological Methods352, 71-80. PMID: 19837074.

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46. Needham, B.L., Epel, E.S., Adler, N.E., & Keife, C. (2010). Trajectories of change in obesity and symptoms of depression: the CARDIA study. American Journal of Public Health100, 1040-6. PMID: 20395582. PMCID: PMC2866598.

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45. Puterman, E., Lin, J., Blackburn, E., O'Donovan, A., Adler, N., & Epel, E. (2010). The power of exercise: Buffering the effect of chronic stress on telomere length. PLos ONE, 5, e10837. PMID: 20520771. PMCID: PMC2877102.

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44. Slavich, G., O'Donovan, A., Epel, E., & Kemeny, M.E. (2010). Black sheep get the blues: A psychobiological model of social rejection and depression. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 35, 39-45. PMID: 20083138.

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43. Wolkowitz, O., Epel, E., Reus, V., & Mellon, S. (2010). Depression gets old fast: Do stress and depression accelerate cell aging? Anxiety & Depression, 27, 327-338. PMID: 20376837.

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42. Cosley, B., McCoy, S., Saslow, L., Epel, E. (2010). Is compassion for others stress buffering? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology46, 816-823.

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41. Rosenberger, P.H., Dhabhar, F.S., Epel, E., Jokl, P., & Ickovics, J.R. (2010). Sex differences and factors influencing recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 468(12), 3399-405. PMID: 20848242.

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40. Bower, J.E., Moskowitz, J.T., & Epel, E. (2009). Is benefit finding good for your health? Pathways linking positive life changes after stress and physical health outcomes. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 18(6), 337-341.

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39. Braithwaite, D., Moore, D.H., Lustig, R.H., Epel, E.S., Ong, K.K., Rehkopf, D.H., Wang, M.C., Miller, S.M., & Hiatt, R.A. (2009). Socioeconomic status in relation to early menarche among black and white girls. Cancer Causes and Control, 20, 713-720. PMID: 19107561.

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38. Dhabhar, F. S., Burke, H.M, Epel, E., Mellon, S.H., Rosser, R., Reus, V., & Wolkowitz, O.W. (2009). Low serum IL-10 concentrations and loss of regulatory association between IL-6 and IL-10 in adults with major depression. Journal of Psychiatric Research,43, 962-969. PMID: 19552919.

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37. Epel, E. (2009). Psychological and metabolic stress: A recipe for accelerated aging? Hormones, 8, 7-22. PMID: 19269917.

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36. Epel, E. (2009). Telomeres in a life-span perspective: A new "Psychobiomarker"? Current Directions in Psychological Science, 18, 6-10.

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35. Epel, E., Daubenmier, J., Folkman, S., & Blackburn, E. (2009). Can meditation slow rate of cellular aging? Cognitive stress, mindfulness, and telomeres. Annals of New York Academy of Sciences1172, 34-53. PMID: 19735238. PMCID: PMC3057175.

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34. Epel, E., Merkin-Stein, S., Cawthon, R., Blackburn, E., Adler, N., Pletcher, M., & Seeman, T. (2009). The rate of leukocyte telomere shortening predicts mortality from cardiovascular diseases in elderly men. Aging, 1, 81-88. PMID: 20195384. PMCID: PMC2830080.

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33. Maninger, N., Wolkowitz, O.M., Reus, V.I., Epel, E.S., & Mellon, S.H. (2009). Neurobiological and neuropsychiatric effects of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and DHEA sulfate (DHEAS). Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 30, 65-91. PMID:19063914. PMCID: PMC2725024.

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32. O'Donovan, A., Lin, J., Dhabhar, F.S., Wolkowitz, O., Tillie, J.M., Blackburn, E., & Epel, E. (2009). Pessimism correlates with leukocyte telomere shortness and elevated interleukin-6 in post-menopausal women. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 23, 446-449. (cited in "Impact papers on aging in 2009" Aging, 2010, 2, 111-21).

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31. Rosenberger, P. H., Ickovics, J., Epel, E., Nadler, E., Jokl, P., Fulkerson, J. P., Tillie, J. M., & Dhabhar, F.S. (2009). Surgical stress induced immune cell redistribution profiles predict short-term and long-term postsurgical recovery: A prospective study. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, 91, 2783-94. PMID: 19952239. PMCID: PMC2780920.

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30. Wolkowitz, O., Burke, H., Epel, E., & Reus, V. Glucocorticoids: Mood, memory and mechanisms (2009). Annals of New York Academy of Sciences1179, 19-40. PMID: 19906230.

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29. Kiefer, A., Lin, J., Blackburn, E., & Epel, E. (2008). Dietary restraint and telomere length in pre- and postmenopausal women. Psychosomatic Medicine, 70, 845-849. PMID: 18923062. PMCID: PMC3078526.

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28. Wolkowitz, O.M., Epel, E.S., & Mellon, S. (2008). When blue turns grey: Do stress and depression accelerate cell aging? World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 9(1), 2-5. PMID: 18273736.

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27. Bower, J.E., Low, C.A., Moskowitz, J.T., Sepah, S., & Epel, E. (2008). Benefit finding and physical health: Positive psychological changes and enhanced allostasis. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2, 223-244.

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26. Moskowitz, J., Epel, E., & Acree, M. (2008). Positive affect uniquely predicts lower risk of mortality in people with diabetes, Health Psychology, 27, S73-82. PMID: 18248108.

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25. Ornish, D., Lin, J., Daubenmier, J., Weidner, G., Epel, E., Kemp, C. Magbanua, M. Marlin, R., Yglecias, L., Carroll, P. & Blackburn, E. (2008). Increased telomerase activity and comprehensive lifestyle changes: a pilot study. Lancet Oncology, 9, 1048-57. PMID: 18799354.

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24. Sultan, S., Epel, E., Sachon, C., Vaillant, G., & Hartemann-Heurtier, A. (2008). A longitudinal study of coping, anxiety, and glycemic control in adults with Type 1 Diabetes. Psychology and Health, 23, 73-89

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23. Adam, T. & Epel, E. (2007). Stress, eating and the reward system. Physiology and Behavior, 91, 449-58. PMID: 17543357.

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22. Mendes, W., Gray, H., Mendoza-Denton, R., Major, B., & Epel, E. (2007). Why egalitarianism might be good for your health: Physiological thriving during stressful intergroup encounters. Psychological Science, 18, 991-8. PMID: 17958714. PMCID: PMC2430625.

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21. Novack, D., Cameron, O. Epel, E., Ader, R., Waldstein, S., Levenstein, S., Antoni, M., & Rojas-Weiner, A. (2007). Psychosomatic medicine: The scientific foundations of the Biopsychosocial Model. Academic Psychiatry, 31, 388-401. PMID: 17875624.

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20. Cohen, S., Schwartz, J.E., Epel, E., Kirschbaum, C., Sidney, S., & Seeman, T. (2006). Socioeconomic status, race, and diurnal cortisol decline in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study. Psychosomatic Medicine 68(1), 41-50. PMID: 16449410.

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19. Epel, E., Lin, J., Wilhelm, F., Wolkowitz, O., Cawthon, R., Adler, N., Dolbier, C., Mendes, W.B., & Blackburn, E. (2006). Cell aging in relation to stress arousal and cardiovascular disease risk factors. Psychoneuroendocrionlogy, 31, 277-287. (Curt Richter Award Paper). PMID: 16298085.

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18. Moskowitz, J.T., & Epel, E.S. (2006). Benefit finding and diurnal cortisol slope in maternal caregivers: A moderating role for positive emotion. Journal of Positive Psychology, 1, 83-91.

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17. Abercrombie, H., Sephton, S., Giese-Davis, J., Epel, E., Turner-Cobb, J., & Spiegel, D. (2004). Flattened cortisol rhythms in metastatic breast cancer patients. Psychoneuroendocrinology 29, 1082-92. PMID: 15219660.

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16. Epel, E., Blackburn, E., Lin, J., Dhabhar, F.S., Adler, N.E., Morrow, J.D., & Cawthon, R.M. (2004). Accelerated telomere shortening in response to life stress. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 101, 17312-17315. [Commentary in Sapolsky, R., (2004), PNAS, 101, 17323-4]. PMID: 15574496. PMCID: PMC534658.

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15. Epel, E., Jiminez, S., Brownell, K., Stroud, L., Stoney, C., & Niaura, R. (2004). Are stress eaters at risk of the Metabolic Syndrome? Annals of New York Academy of Sciences, 1032, 208-210. PMID: 15677412.

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14. Rosenberger, P., Ickovics, J., Epel, E., D'Entremont, D., & Jokl, P. (2004), Physical recovery in arthroscopic knee surgery: Unique contributions of coping behaviors to clinical outcomes and stress reactivity. Psychology and Health, 19, 307-320.

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13. Stroud, L., Salovey, P., & Epel, E. (2002). Sex differences in stress responses: Social rejection versus achievement stress. Biological Psychiatry, 52, 318-327. PMID: 12208639.

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12. Epel, E., Lapidus, R., McEwen, B., & Brownell, K. (2001). Stress may add bite to appetite in women: A laboratory study of stress-induced cortisol and eating behavior. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 26, 37-49.

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11. Wolkowitz, O., Epel, E., & Reus, V. (2001). Stress hormone-related psychopathology: Pathophysiological and treatment implications. World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 2, 115-143.

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10. Salovey, P., Stroud, L. R., Woolery, A., & Epel, E. S. (2002). Perceived emotional intelligence, stress reactivity, and symptom reports: Further explorations using the Trait Meta-Mood Scale. Psychology and Health, 17, 611-627

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9. Adler, N., Epel, E. Castellazzo, G., & Ickovics, J. (2000). Relationship of subjective and objective social status with psychological and physiological functioning: Preliminary data in healthy white women. Health Psychology, 19, 586-592.

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8. Epel, E., McEwen, B., Seeman, T., Matthews, K., Castellazzo, G., Brownell, K., Bell, J., & Ickovics, J. (2000). Stress and body shape: Stress-induced cortisol secretion is consistently greater among women with central fat.Psychosomatic Medicine, 62, 623-632.

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7. Epel, E., Adler, N., Ickovics, J., & McEwen, B. (1999). Social status, anabolic functioning, and fat distribution. Annals of New York Academy of Sciences, 896, 424-426.

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6. Epel, E., Bandura, A., & Zimbardo, P. (1999). Escaping homelessness: The roles of self-efficacy and time perspective.Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 29, 575-596.

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5. Epel, E., Moyer, A., Martin, C., Macary, S., Cummings, N., Rodin, J., & Rebuffe-Scrive, M. (1999). Stress-induced cortisol, mood, and fat distribution in men. Obesity Research, 7, 9-15.

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4. Epel, E., McEwen, B., & Ickovics, J. (1998). Embodying psychological thriving: Physical thriving in response to stress.Journal of Social Issues, 54, 301-322.

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3. Epel, E., Spanakos, A., Kasl-Godley, J., & Brownwell, K. (1996). Body shape ideals across gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, race, and age in personal advertisements. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 19, 265-273.

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2. Banks, S., Salovey, P., Greener, S., Rothman, A., Moyer, A., Beauvais, J., & Epel, E. (1995). The effects of message framing on mammography utilization. Health Psychology, 14, 178-184.

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1. Ickovics, J. & Epel, E. (1993). Women's health research: In practice and policy. IRB: A Review of Human Subjects Research, 15, 1-7. PMID: 11652149.


Books and Chapters

Parker, S.C., Nelson, B.W., Epel, E.S., & Siegal, D.J. (2015). "The Science of Presences: A Central Mediator of the Interpersonal Benefits of Mindfulness" in Handbook of Mindfulness: Theory, Research, and Practice, Ed. K.W. Brown, J.D. Cresswell, & R.M. Ryan.

Prather, A., Aschbacher, K., & Epel, E. (2013). "Obesity and immune aging" in Immunosenescence: Behavioral and Psychosocial Determinants, Eds, J. Lord, J. Bosch, A. Phillips, Springer, in press.

Epel, E., Tomiyama, J., Dallman, M. (2013). Stress and Reward-Neural Networks, Eating, and Obesity. In Food & Addiction, Eds. K Brownell & M. Gold, in press.

Kristeller, J. & Epel, E. (2013). "Mindful eating, mindless eating, and neurobiology" in Handbook of Mindfulness, Eds. Le & Langer, in press.

Tomiyama, J., & Epel, E. (2012) "Telomeres and Telomerase" in Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine, M. D. Gellman & J. R. Turner, Eds. New York: Springer (invited contribution, peer reviewed).

Seeman, T., Epel, E., Gruenwald, T., Karlamangla, A., & McEwen, B. (2010), Socio-economic differentials in peripheral biology: cumulative allostatic load. In Adler & Stewart, Socioeconomic Status and Health. Annals of New York Academy of Science,1186, 223-39.

Lin, J., Epel, E., & Blackburn, E. (2009) Telomeres, Telomerase, Stress, and Aging. In G. Bernstein & J. Caccioppo (Eds.), Handbook of Neuroscience for the Behavioral Sciences (1280-1295).Hoboken, NJ: J. Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Bower, J., Epel, E., & Moskowitz, J. (2008). Biological correlates: How psychological components of benefit finding may lead to physiological benefits. In C.L. Park, S. Lechner, A. Stanton, & M. Antoni (Eds.), Medical illness and positive life change: Can crisis lead to personal transformation? (155-172).Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Epel, E., Burke, H., & Wolkowitz, O. (2007). The psychoneuroendocrinology of aging: Biopsychosocial perspectives. In C.M. Aldwin, C.L. Park, & A. Spiro III (Eds.), Handbook of Psychology of Aging and Health, (110-141). New York, NY: Guilford Publications, Inc.

Wolkowitz, O. M., Epel, E. S., & Reus, V. I. (2001). Antiglucocorticoid strategies in treating major depression and improving health outcome. In: J. Thakore (Ed.), The Physical Consequences of Depression (181-213). Petersfield (UK): Wrightson Biomedical Publishing, Ltd.


Other Publications

Epel, E. (2010). Treating obesity: Don't ignore stress! San Francisco Medicine, 83(10), 17-20. (circulation to 3,000 physicians in San Francisco).

Epel, E. (2010). Wrote the Foreward to Stress Less by Thea Singer, a book for the public which features research on work on cell aging and psychosocial factors.