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    Elissa Epel, PhD

    TitleProfessor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentPsychiatry
    Address3333 Calif. St,Laurel Heights
    San Francisco CA 94118
    Phone415-476-7648
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      University of California, San FranciscoPostdoctoral StudiesGraduate Division

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      Elissa Epel, Ph.D, is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, at University of California, San Francisco. She is the Director of the Aging, Metabolism, and Emotions Lab, and the Center for Obesity Assessment, Study, & Treatment, (COAST), Associate Director of the Center for Health and Community, and Associate Director of the NIH-funded UCSF Nutrition and Obesity Research Center (NORC). She studies psychological, social, and behavioral processes related to chronic psychological stress that accelerate biological aging, with a focus on the telomere/telomerase maintenance system. She also studies the interconnections between emotional processes, eating, and metabolism. With her collaborators, she is conducting clinical trials to examine the effect of self regulation and mindfulness training programs on cellular aging, weight (including during pregnancy), and parenting stress for parents of children with developmental disorders. She leads or co-leads studies funded by NIA and NHLBI, including a Stress Measurement Network, and a multicampus center on obesity funded by UC Office of the President. She is involved in National Institute of Aging initiatives on role of ‘stress’ in aging, and on reversibility of early life adversity. She is a fellow of the Association of Psychological Science and Mind and Life. She is one the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research Board, and the European Society of Preventive Medicine Board. Epel studied psychology and psychobiology at Stanford University (BA, 1990), and clinical and health psychology at Yale University (PhD, 1998). She completed a clinical internship at the Palo Alto Veterans Healthcare System and an NIMH postdoctoral fellowship at UCSF. Epel has received several awards including the APA Early Career Award and Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research Neal Miller Young Investigator Award.


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      1. Mellon SH, Wolkowitz OM, Schonemann MD, Epel ES, Rosser R, Burke HB, Mahan L, Reus VI, Stamatiou D, Liew CC, Cole SW. Alterations in leukocyte transcriptional control pathway activity associated with major depressive disorder and antidepressant treatment. Transl Psychiatry. 2016; 6:e821. PMID: 27219347.
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      2. Wojcicki JM, Shiboski S, Heyman MB, Elwan D, Lin J, Blackburn E, Epel E. Telomere length change plateaus at 4 years of age in Latino children: associations with baseline length and maternal change. Mol Genet Genomics. 2016 Jun; 291(3):1379-89. PMID: 26965507.
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      3. 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. Effects of a mindfulness-based weight loss intervention in adults with obesity: A randomized clinical trial. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2016 Mar 9. PMID: 26955895.
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      4. Congdon JL, Adler NE, Epel ES, Laraia BA, Bush NR. A Prospective Investigation of Prenatal Mood and Childbirth Perceptions in an Ethnically Diverse, Low-Income Sample. Birth. 2016 Jun; 43(2):159-66. PMID: 26948850.
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      5. Lin J, Cheon J, Brown R, Coccia M, Puterman E, Aschbacher K, Sinclair E, Epel E, Blackburn EH. Systematic and Cell Type-Specific Telomere Length Changes in Subsets of Lymphocytes. J Immunol Res. 2016; 2016:5371050. PMID: 26977417.
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      6. 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. 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. 2016 May 1; 100:86-93. PMID: 26867697.
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      7. Mathur MB, Epel E, Kind S, Desai M, Parks CG, Sandler DP, Khazeni N. Perceived stress and telomere length: A systematic review, meta-analysis, and methodologic considerations for advancing the field. Brain Behav Immun. 2016 May; 54:158-69. PMID: 26853993.
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      8. Prather AA, Hecht FM, Epel ES. Factors related to telomere length. Brain Behav Immun. 2016 Mar; 53:279. PMID: 26851133.
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      9. Rasgon N, Lin KW, Lin J, Epel E, Blackburn E. Telomere length as a predictor of response to Pioglitazone in patients with unremitted depression: a preliminary study. Transl Psychiatry. 2016; 6:e709. PMID: 26731446.
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      10. Blackburn EH, Epel ES, Lin J. Human telomere biology: A contributory and interactive factor in aging, disease risks, and protection. Science. 2015 Dec 4; 350(6265):1193-8. PMID: 26785477.
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      11. Wojcicki JM, Olveda R, Heyman MB, Elwan D, Lin J, Blackburn E, Epel E. Cord blood telomere length in Latino infants: relation with maternal education and infant sex. J Perinatol. 2016 Mar; 36(3):235-41. PMID: 26633142.
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      12. Lin JE, Neylan TC, Epel E, O'Donovan A. Associations of childhood adversity and adulthood trauma with C-reactive protein: a cross-sectional population-based study. Brain Behav Immun. 2015 Nov 23. PMID: 26616398.
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      13. Mason AE, Epel ES, Kristeller J, Moran PJ, Dallman M, Lustig RH, Acree M, Bacchetti P, Laraia BA, Hecht FM, Daubenmier J. 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. J Behav Med. 2016 Apr; 39(2):201-13. PMID: 26563148.
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      14. Henje Blom E, Han LK, Connolly CG, Ho TC, Lin J, LeWinn KZ, Simmons AN, Sacchet MD, Mobayed N, Luna ME, Paulus M, Epel ES, Blackburn EH, Wolkowitz OM, Yang TT. Peripheral telomere length and hippocampal volume in adolescents with major depressive disorder. Transl Psychiatry. 2015; 5:e676. PMID: 26556285.
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      15. Bersani FS, Lindqvist D, Mellon SH, Epel ES, Yehuda R, Flory J, Henn-Hasse C, Bierer LM, Makotkine I, Abu-Amara D, Coy M, Reus VI, Lin J, Blackburn EH, Marmar C, Wolkowitz OM. Association of dimensional psychological health measures with telomere length in male war veterans. J Affect Disord. 2016 Jan 15; 190:537-42. PMID: 26571103.
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      16. 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. Global arginine bioavailability, a marker of nitric oxide synthetic capacity, is decreased in PTSD and correlated with symptom severity and markers of inflammation. Brain Behav Immun. 2016 Feb; 52:153-60. PMID: 26515034.
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      17. Chae DH, Epel ES, Nuru-Jeter AM, Lincoln KD, Taylor RJ, Lin J, Blackburn EH, Thomas SB. Discrimination, mental health, and leukocyte telomere length among African American men. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2016 Jan; 63:10-6. PMID: 26398001.
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      18. Puterman E, Prather AA, Epel ES, Loharuka S, Adler NE, Laraia B, Tomiyama AJ. Exercise mitigates cumulative associations between stress and BMI in girls age 10 to 19. Health Psychol. 2016 Feb; 35(2):191-4. PMID: 26301595.
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      19. Incollingo Rodriguez AC, Epel ES, White ML, Standen EC, Seckl JR, Tomiyama AJ. Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis dysregulation and cortisol activity in obesity: A systematic review. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2015 Dec; 62:301-18. PMID: 26356039.
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      20. Fair B, Mellon SH, Epel ES, Révész D, Verhoeven JE, Penninx BW, Reus VI, Mahan L, Hough C, Rosser R, Burke HM, Lin J, Blackburn EH, Wolkowitz OM. Telomere length is inversely correlated with urinary stress hormone levels in healthy controls but not in un-medicated depressed individuals - Preliminary findings. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2015 Nov; 61:61. PMID: 26383442.
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      21. Conklin Q, King B, Zanesco A, Pokorny J, Hamidi A, Lin J, Epel E, Blackburn E, Saron C. Telomere lengthening after three weeks of an intensive insight meditation retreat. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2015 Nov; 61:26-7. PMID: 26383348.
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      22. Magriples U, Boynton MH, Kershaw TS, Lewis J, Rising SS, Tobin JN, Epel E, Ickovics JR. The impact of group prenatal care on pregnancy and postpartum weight trajectories. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Nov; 213(5):688.e1-9. PMID: 26164694.
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      23. Mason AE, Laraia B, Daubenmier J, Hecht FM, Lustig RH, Puterman E, Adler N, Dallman M, Kiernan M, Gearhardt AN, Epel ES. Putting the brakes on the "drive to eat": Pilot effects of naltrexone and reward-based eating on food cravings among obese women. Eat Behav. 2015 Dec; 19:53-6. PMID: 26164674.
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      24. Needham BL, Rehkopf D, Adler N, Gregorich S, Lin J, Blackburn EH, Epel ES. 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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      25. Bersani FS, Morley C, Lindqvist D, Epel ES, Picard M, Yehuda R, Flory J, Bierer LM, Makotkine I, Abu-Amara D, Coy M, Reus VI, Lin J, Blackburn EH, Marmar C, Wolkowitz OM, Mellon SH. Mitochondrial DNA copy number is reduced in male combat veterans with PTSD. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2016 Jan 4; 64:10-7. PMID: 26120081.
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      26. Prather AA, Epel ES, Arenander J, Broestl L, Garay BI, Wang D, Dubal DB. Longevity factor klotho and chronic psychological stress. Transl Psychiatry. 2015; 5:e585. PMID: 26080320.
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      27. Wojcicki JM, Heyman MB, Elwan D, Shiboski S, Lin J, Blackburn E, Epel E. Telomere length is associated with oppositional defiant behavior and maternal clinical depression in Latino preschool children. Transl Psychiatry. 2015; 5:e581. PMID: 26080316.
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      28. Entringer S, Epel ES, Lin J, Blackburn EH, Buss C, Shahbaba B, Gillen DL, Venkataramanan R, Simhan HN, Wadhwa PD. Maternal Folate Concentration in Early Pregnancy and Newborn Telomere Length. Ann Nutr Metab. 2015; 66(4):202-8. PMID: 26067849.
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      29. Lindqvist D, Epel ES, Mellon SH, Penninx BW, Révész D, Verhoeven JE, Reus VI, Lin J, Mahan L, Hough CM, Rosser R, Bersani FS, Blackburn EH, Wolkowitz OM. Psychiatric disorders and leukocyte telomere length: Underlying mechanisms linking mental illness with cellular aging. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2015 Aug; 55:333-64. PMID: 25999120.
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      30. Geronimus AT, Pearson JA, Linnenbringer E, Schulz AJ, Reyes AG, Epel ES, Lin J, Blackburn EH. Race-Ethnicity, Poverty, Urban Stressors, and Telomere Length in a Detroit Community-based Sample. J Health Soc Behav. 2015 Jun; 56(2):199-224. PMID: 25930147.
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      31. Mason AE, Lustig RH, Brown RR, Acree M, Bacchetti P, Moran PJ, Dallman M, Laraia B, Adler N, Hecht FM, Daubenmier J, Epel ES. Acute responses to opioidergic blockade as a biomarker of hedonic eating among obese women enrolled in a mindfulness-based weight loss intervention trial. Appetite. 2015 Aug 1; 91:311-20. PMID: 25931433.
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      32. Tryon MS, Stanhope KL, Epel ES, Mason AE, Brown R, Medici V, Havel PJ, Laugero KD. Excessive Sugar Consumption May Be a Difficult Habit to Break: A View From the Brain and Body. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Jun; 100(6):2239-47. PMID: 25879513.
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      33. Verhoeven JE, Révész D, van Oppen P, Epel ES, Wolkowitz OM, Penninx BW. Anxiety disorders and accelerated cellular ageing. Br J Psychiatry. 2015 May; 206(5):371-8. PMID: 25657360.
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      34. Czajkowski SM, Powell LH, Adler N, Naar-King S, Reynolds KD, Hunter CM, Laraia B, Olster DH, Perna FM, Peterson JC, Epel E, Boyington JE, Charlson ME. From ideas to efficacy: The ORBIT model for developing behavioral treatments for chronic diseases. Health Psychol. 2015 Oct; 34(10):971-82. PMID: 25642841.
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      35. Wolkowitz OM, Mellon SH, Lindqvist D, Epel ES, Blackburn EH, Lin J, Reus VI, Burke H, Rosser R, Mahan L, Mackin S, Yang T, Weiner M, Mueller S. PBMC telomerase activity, but not leukocyte telomere length, correlates with hippocampal volume in major depression. Psychiatry Res. 2015 Apr 30; 232(1):58-64. PMID: 25773002.
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      36. Entringer S, Epel ES, Lin J, Blackburn EH, Buss C, Simhan HN, Wadhwa PD. Maternal estriol concentrations in early gestation predict infant telomere length. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Jan; 100(1):267-73. PMID: 25337925.
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      37. Leung CW, Epel ES, Willett WC, Rimm EB, Laraia BA. Household Food Insecurity Is Positively Associated with Depression among Low-Income Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participants and Income-Eligible Nonparticipants. J Nutr. 2015 Mar; 145(3):622-7. PMID: 25733480.
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      38. Prather AA, Gurfein B, Moran P, Daubenmier J, Acree M, Bacchetti P, Sinclair E, Lin J, Blackburn E, Hecht FM, Epel ES. Tired telomeres: Poor global sleep quality, perceived stress, and telomere length in immune cell subsets in obese men and women. Brain Behav Immun. 2015 Jul; 47:155-62. PMID: 25535858.
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      39. Zota AR, Needham BL, Blackburn EH, Lin J, Park SK, Rehkopf DH, Epel ES. Associations of cadmium and lead exposure with leukocyte telomere length: findings from national health and nutrition examination survey, 1999-2002. Am J Epidemiol. 2015 Jan 15; 181(2):127-36. PMID: 25504027.
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      40. Puterman E, Epel ES, O'Donovan A, Prather AA, Aschbacher K, Dhabhar FS. Anger is associated with increased IL-6 stress reactivity in women, but only among those low in social support. Int J Behav Med. 2014 Dec; 21(6):936-45. PMID: 24357433.
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      41. Kennedy BK, Berger SL, Brunet A, Campisi J, Cuervo AM, Epel ES, Franceschi C, Lithgow GJ, Morimoto RI, Pessin JE, Rando TA, Richardson A, Schadt EE, Wyss-Coray T, Sierra F. Geroscience: linking aging to chronic disease. Cell. 2014 Nov 6; 159(4):709-13. PMID: 25417146.
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      42. Leung CW, Laraia BA, Needham BL, Rehkopf DH, Adler NE, Lin J, Blackburn EH, Epel ES. 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. Am J Public Health. 2014 Dec; 104(12):2425-31. PMID: 25322305; PMCID: PMC4229419.
      43. Aschbacher K, Rodriguez-Fernandez M, van Wietmarschen H, Tomiyama AJ, Jain S, Epel E, Doyle FJ, van der Greef J. The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-leptin axis and metabolic health: a systems approach to resilience, robustness and control. Interface Focus. 2014 Oct 6; 4(5):20140020. PMID: 25285198; PMCID: PMC4142017 [Available on 10/06/15].
      44. Lindqvist D, Mueller S, Mellon SH, Su Y, Epel ES, Reus VI, Rosser R, Mahan L, Mackin RS, Yang TT, Wolkowitz OM. Peripheral antioxidant markers are associated with total hippocampal and CA3/dentate gyrus volume in MDD and healthy controls-preliminary findings. Psychiatry Res. 2014 Dec 30; 224(3):168-74. PMID: 25266915; PMCID: PMC4254356 [Available on 12/30/15].
      45. Needham BL, Mezuk B, Bareis N, Lin J, Blackburn EH, Epel ES. Depression, anxiety and telomere length in young adults: evidence from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Mol Psychiatry. 2015 Apr; 20(4):520-8. PMID: 25178165.
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      46. Chen SH, Epel ES, Mellon SH, Lin J, Reus VI, Rosser R, Kupferman E, Burke H, Mahan L, Blackburn EH, Wolkowitz OM. Adverse childhood experiences and leukocyte telomere maintenance in depressed and healthy adults. J Affect Disord. 2014 Dec 1; 169:86-90. PMID: 25173430; PMCID: PMC4172492 [Available on 12/01/15].
      47. Leung CW, Epel ES, Ritchie LD, Crawford PB, Laraia BA. Food insecurity is inversely associated with diet quality of lower-income adults. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2014 Dec; 114(12):1943-1953.e2. PMID: 25091796.
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      48. Tomiyama AJ, Epel ES, McClatchey TM, Poelke G, Kemeny ME, McCoy SK, Daubenmier J. Associations of weight stigma with cortisol and oxidative stress independent of adiposity. Health Psychol. 2014 Aug; 33(8):862-7. PMID: 25068456.
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      49. Puterman E, Lin J, Krauss J, Blackburn EH, Epel ES. Determinants of telomere attrition over 1 year in healthy older women: stress and health behaviors matter. Mol Psychiatry. 2015 Apr; 20(4):529-35. PMID: 25070535.
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      50. Corey SM, Epel E, Schembri M, Pawlowsky SB, Cole RJ, Araneta MR, Barrett-Connor E, Kanaya AM. 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. 2014 Nov; 49:260-71. PMID: 25127084; PMCID: PMC4174464 [Available on 11/01/15].
      51. Jacobs EG, Epel ES, Lin J, Blackburn EH, Rasgon NL. Relationship between leukocyte telomere length, telomerase activity, and hippocampal volume in early aging. JAMA Neurol. 2014 Jul 1; 71(7):921-3. PMID: 25023551.
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      52. Epel ES, Tomiyama AJ, Mason AE, Laraia BA, Hartman W, Ready K, Acree M, Adam TC, St Jeor S, Kessler D. The reward-based eating drive scale: a self-report index of reward-based eating. PLoS One. 2014; 9(6):e101350. PMID: 24979216; PMCID: PMC4076308.
      53. Epel ES, Lithgow GJ. Stress biology and aging mechanisms: toward understanding the deep connection between adaptation to stress and longevity. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2014 Jun; 69 Suppl 1:S10-6. PMID: 24833580; PMCID: PMC4022128 [Available on 06/01/15].
      54. Daubenmier J, Hayden D, Chang V, Epel E. 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 response. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2014 Oct; 48:11-8. PMID: 24971591.
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      55. Thomas M, Vieten C, Adler N, Ammondson I, Coleman-Phox K, Epel E, Laraia B. Potential for a stress reduction intervention to promote healthy gestational weight gain: focus groups with low-income pregnant women. Womens Health Issues. 2014 May-Jun; 24(3):e305-11. PMID: 24794544; PMCID: PMC4074576 [Available on 05/01/15].
      56. Incollingo Belsky AC, Epel ES, Tomiyama AJ. Clues to maintaining calorie restriction? Psychosocial profiles of successful long-term restrictors. Appetite. 2014 Aug; 79:106-12. PMID: 24747211; PMCID: PMC4198019.
      57. Aschbacher K, Kornfeld S, Picard M, Puterman E, Havel PJ, Stanhope K, Lustig RH, Epel E. Chronic stress increases vulnerability to diet-related abdominal fat, oxidative stress, and metabolic risk. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2014 Aug; 46:14-22. PMID: 24882154; PMCID: PMC4104274.
      58. Rehkopf DH, Dow WH, Rosero-Bixby L, Lin J, Epel ES, Blackburn EH. Seasonal variation of peripheral blood leukocyte telomere length in Costa Rica: A population-based observational study. Am J Hum Biol. 2014 May-Jun; 26(3):367-75. PMID: 24615938; PMCID: PMC4136920.
      59. Chae DH, Nuru-Jeter AM, Adler NE, Brody GH, Lin J, Blackburn EH, Epel ES. Discrimination, racial bias, and telomere length in African-American men. Am J Prev Med. 2014 Feb; 46(2):103-11. PMID: 24439343.
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      60. Buss J, Havel PJ, Epel E, Lin J, Blackburn E, Daubenmier J. 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. 2014 May; 76:84-94. PMID: 24462487; PMCID: PMC4170078 [Available on 05/01/15].
      61. Saslow LR, McCoy S, van der Löwe I, Cosley B, Vartan A, Oveis C, Keltner D, Moskowitz JT, Epel ES. Speaking under pressure: low linguistic complexity is linked to high physiological and emotional stress reactivity. Psychophysiology. 2014 Mar; 51(3):257-66. PMID: 24354732; PMCID: PMC4059522.
      62. Daubenmier J, Lustig RH, Hecht FM, Kristeller J, Woolley J, Adam T, Dallman M, Epel E. A new biomarker of hedonic eating? A preliminary investigation of cortisol and nausea responses to acute opioid blockade. Appetite. 2014 Mar; 74:92-100. PMID: 24291355; PMCID: PMC4125886 [Available on 03/01/15].
      63. Verhoeven JE, Révész D, Epel ES, Lin J, Wolkowitz OM, Penninx BW. Major depressive disorder and accelerated cellular aging: results from a large psychiatric cohort study. Mol Psychiatry. 2014 Aug; 19(8):895-901. PMID: 24217256.
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      64. Prather AA, Puterman E, Epel ES, Dhabhar FS. Poor sleep quality potentiates stress-induced cytokine reactivity in postmenopausal women with high visceral abdominal adiposity. Brain Behav Immun. 2013 Sep 20. PMID: 24060585.
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      65. Ornish D, Lin J, Chan JM, Epel E, Kemp C, Weidner G, Marlin R, Frenda SJ, Magbanua MJ, Daubenmier J, Estay I, Hills NK, Chainani-Wu N, Carroll PR, Blackburn EH. 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 Oncol. 2013 Oct; 14(11):1112-20. PMID: 24051140.
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      66. Rehkopf DH, Dow WH, Rosero-Bixby L, Lin J, Epel ES, Blackburn EH. Longer leukocyte telomere length in Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula: a population-based study. Exp Gerontol. 2013 Nov; 48(11):1266-73. PMID: 23988653; PMCID: PMC3819141.
      67. Puterman E, Haritatos J, Adler NE, Sidney S, Schwartz JE, Epel ES. 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. 2013 Dec; 38(12):2883-9. PMID: 23969421; PMCID: PMC3844074 [Available on 12/01/14].
      68. Patterson S, Moran P, Epel E, Sinclair E, Kemeny ME, Deeks SG, Bacchetti P, Acree M, Epling L, Kirschbaum C, Hecht FM. Cortisol patterns are associated with T cell activation in HIV. PLoS One. 2013; 8(7):e63429. PMID: 23922644; PMCID: PMC3724863.
      69. Talbot LS, Maguen S, Epel ES, Metzler TJ, Neylan TC. Posttraumatic stress disorder is associated with emotional eating. J Trauma Stress. 2013 Aug; 26(4):521-5. PMID: 23893425.
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      70. Cohen S, Janicki-Deverts D, Turner RB, Marsland AL, Casselbrant ML, Li-Korotky HS, Epel ES, Doyle WJ. Childhood socioeconomic status, telomere length, and susceptibility to upper respiratory infection. Brain Behav Immun. 2013 Nov; 34:31-8. PMID: 23845919; PMCID: PMC3795973.
      71. Prather AA, Epel ES, Cohen BE, Neylan TC, Whooley MA. 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. J Psychiatr Res. 2013 Sep; 47(9):1228-35. PMID: 23746737; PMCID: PMC3864775.
      72. Puterman E, Epel ES, Lin J, Blackburn EH, Gross JJ, Whooley MA, Cohen BE. Multisystem resiliency moderates the major depression-telomere length association: findings from the Heart and Soul Study. Brain Behav Immun. 2013 Oct; 33:65-73. PMID: 23727245; PMCID: PMC3855878.
      73. Shalev I, Entringer S, Wadhwa PD, Wolkowitz OM, Puterman E, Lin J, Epel ES. Stress and telomere biology: a lifespan perspective. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2013 Sep; 38(9):1835-42. PMID: 23639252; PMCID: PMC3735679.
      74. Jacobs TL, Shaver PR, Epel ES, Zanesco AP, Aichele SR, Bridwell DA, Rosenberg EL, King BG, Maclean KA, Sahdra BK, Kemeny ME, Ferrer E, Wallace BA, Saron CD. Self-reported mindfulness and cortisol during a Shamatha meditation retreat. Health Psychol. 2013 Oct; 32(10):1104-9. PMID: 23527522.
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      75. Aschbacher K, O'Donovan A, Wolkowitz OM, Dhabhar FS, Su Y, Epel E. Good stress, bad stress and oxidative stress: insights from anticipatory cortisol reactivity. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2013 Sep; 38(9):1698-708. PMID: 23490070; PMCID: PMC4028159.
      76. Needham BL, Adler N, Gregorich S, Rehkopf D, Lin J, Blackburn EH, Epel ES. Socioeconomic status, health behavior, and leukocyte telomere length in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2002. Soc Sci Med. 2013 May; 85:1-8. PMID: 23540359; PMCID: PMC3666871.
      77. Cohen S, Janicki-Deverts D, Turner RB, Casselbrant ML, Li-Korotky HS, Epel ES, Doyle WJ. Association between telomere length and experimentally induced upper respiratory viral infection in healthy adults. JAMA. 2013 Feb 20; 309(7):699-705. PMID: 23423415; PMCID: PMC3786437.
      78. Jacobs EG, Kroenke C, Lin J, Epel ES, Kenna HA, Blackburn EH, Rasgon NL. Accelerated cell aging in female APOE-e4 carriers: implications for hormone therapy use. PLoS One. 2013; 8(2):e54713. PMID: 23418430; PMCID: PMC3572118.
      79. Laraia B, Epel E, Siega-Riz AM. Food insecurity with past experience of restrained eating is a recipe for increased gestational weight gain. Appetite. 2013 Jun; 65:178-84. PMID: 23402720; PMCID: PMC3800106.
      80. Tomiyama AJ, Puterman E, Epel ES, Rehkopf DH, Laraia BA. Chronic psychological stress and racial disparities in body mass index change between Black and White girls aged 10-19. Ann Behav Med. 2013 Feb; 45(1):3-12. PMID: 22993022.
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      83. Szanton SL, Rifkind JM, Mohanty JG, Miller ER, Thorpe RJ, Nagababu E, Epel ES, Zonderman AB, Evans MK. Racial discrimination is associated with a measure of red blood cell oxidative stress: a potential pathway for racial health disparities. Int J Behav Med. 2012 Dec; 19(4):489-95. PMID: 21913047; PMCID: PMC3496810.
      84. Rawdin BJ, Mellon SH, Dhabhar FS, Epel ES, Puterman E, Su Y, Burke HM, Reus VI, Rosser R, Hamilton SP, Nelson JC, Wolkowitz OM. Dysregulated relationship of inflammation and oxidative stress in major depression. Brain Behav Immun. 2013 Jul; 31:143-52. PMID: 23201587; PMCID: PMC3669232.
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      86. O'Donovan A, Slavich GM, Epel ES, Neylan TC. Exaggerated neurobiological sensitivity to threat as a mechanism linking anxiety with increased risk for diseases of aging. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2013 Jan; 37(1):96-108. PMID: 23127296.
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      88. Shaffer JA, Epel E, Kang MS, Ye S, Schwartz JE, Davidson KW, Kirkland S, Honig LS, Shimbo D. Depressive symptoms are not associated with leukocyte telomere length: findings from the Nova Scotia Health Survey (NSHS95), a population-based study. PLoS One. 2012; 7(10):e48318. PMID: 23133583; PMCID: PMC3485011.
      89. Blackburn EH, Epel ES. Telomeres and adversity: Too toxic to ignore. Nature. 2012 Oct 11; 490(7419):169-71. PMID: 23060172.
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      91. Hassett AL, Epel E, Clauw DJ, Harris RE, Harte SE, Kairys A, Buyske S, Williams DA. Pain is associated with short leukocyte telomere length in women with fibromyalgia. J Pain. 2012 Oct; 13(10):959-69. PMID: 23031395.
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      94. Adler N, Pantell MS, O'Donovan A, Blackburn E, Cawthon R, Koster A, Opresko P, Newman A, Harris TB, Epel E. Educational attainment and late life telomere length in the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study. Brain Behav Immun. 2013 Jan; 27(1):15-21. PMID: 22981835; PMCID: PMC3543785.
      95. Langner CA, Epel ES, Matthews KA, Moskowitz JT, Adler NE. Social hierarchy and depression: the role of emotion suppression. J Psychol. 2012 Jul-Aug; 146(4):417-36. PMID: 22808688.
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      96. Kroenke CH, Seeman T, Matthews K, Adler N, Epel E. Mood patterns based on momentary assessment of positive and negative moods over a day and coronary artery calcification in the CARDIA study. Psychosom Med. 2012 Jun; 74(5):526-34. PMID: 22685242.
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      97. Tomiyama AJ, Schamarek I, Lustig RH, Kirschbaum C, Puterman E, Havel PJ, Epel ES. Leptin concentrations in response to acute stress predict subsequent intake of comfort foods. Physiol Behav. 2012 Aug 20; 107(1):34-9. PMID: 22579988; PMCID: PMC3409346.
      98. Needham BL, Fernandez JR, Lin J, Epel ES, Blackburn EH. Socioeconomic status and cell aging in children. Soc Sci Med. 2012 Jun; 74(12):1948-51. PMID: 22472277.
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      99. Lavretsky H, Epel ES, Siddarth P, Nazarian N, Cyr NS, Khalsa DS, Lin J, Blackburn E, Irwin MR. A pilot study of yogic meditation for family dementia caregivers with depressive symptoms: effects on mental health, cognition, and telomerase activity. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2013 Jan; 28(1):57-65. PMID: 22407663; PMCID: PMC3423469.
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      103. Groesz LM, McCoy S, Carl J, Saslow L, Stewart J, Adler N, Laraia B, Epel E. What is eating you? Stress and the drive to eat. Appetite. 2012 Apr; 58(2):717-21. PMID: 22166677; PMCID: PMC3740553.
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      105. Aschbacher K, Epel E, Wolkowitz OM, Prather AA, Puterman E, Dhabhar FS. Maintenance of a positive outlook during acute stress protects against pro-inflammatory reactivity and future depressive symptoms. Brain Behav Immun. 2012 Feb; 26(2):346-52. PMID: 22119400; PMCID: PMC4030538.
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      107. Kroenke CH, Pletcher MJ, Lin J, Blackburn E, Adler N, Matthews K, Epel E. Telomerase, telomere length, and coronary artery calcium in black and white men in the CARDIA study. Atherosclerosis. 2012 Feb; 220(2):506-12. PMID: 22178426.
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      109. Aschbacher K, Chen Q, Varga M, Haddad DJ, Yeghiazarians Y, Epel E, Wolkowitz OM, Springer ML. Higher fasting glucose levels are associated with reduced circulating angiogenic cell migratory capacity among healthy individuals. Am J Cardiovasc Dis. 2012; 2(1):12-9. PMID: 22254209; PMCID: PMC3257152.
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      119. O'Donovan A, Epel E, Lin J, Wolkowitz O, Cohen B, Maguen S, Metzler T, Lenoci M, Blackburn E, Neylan TC. Childhood trauma associated with short leukocyte telomere length in posttraumatic stress disorder. Biol Psychiatry. 2011 Sep 1; 70(5):465-71. PMID: 21489410; PMCID: PMC3152637.
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      122. Wojcicki JM, Holbrook K, Lustig RH, Epel E, Caughey AB, Muñoz RF, Shiboski SC, Heyman MB. Chronic maternal depression is associated with reduced weight gain in latino infants from birth to 2 years of age. PLoS One. 2011; 6(2):e16737. PMID: 21373638; PMCID: PMC3044151.
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      131. Seeman T, Epel E, Gruenewald T, Karlamangla A, McEwen BS. Socio-economic differentials in peripheral biology: cumulative allostatic load. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2010 Feb; 1186:223-39. PMID: 20201875.
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      136. Rosenberger PH, Ickovics JR, Epel E, Nadler E, Jokl P, Fulkerson JP, Tillie JM, Dhabhar FS. Surgical stress-induced immune cell redistribution profiles predict short-term and long-term postsurgical recovery. A prospective study. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Dec; 91(12):2783-94. PMID: 19952239; PMCID: PMC2780920.
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      148. Sultan S, Epel E, Sachon C, Vaillant G, Hartemann-Heurtier A. A longitudinal study of coping, anxiety and glycemic control in adults with type 1 diabetes. Psychol Health. 2008; 23(1):73-89. PMID: 25159908.
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      150. Moskowitz JT, Epel ES, Acree M. Positive affect uniquely predicts lower risk of mortality in people with diabetes. Health Psychol. 2008 Jan; 27(1 Suppl):S73-82. PMID: 18248108.
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      153. Adam TC, Epel ES. Stress, eating and the reward system. Physiol Behav. 2007 Jul 24; 91(4):449-58. PMID: 17543357.
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      154. Cohen S, Schwartz JE, Epel E, Kirschbaum C, Sidney S, Seeman T. Socioeconomic status, race, and diurnal cortisol decline in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study. Psychosom Med. 2006 Jan-Feb; 68(1):41-50. PMID: 16449410.
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      158. Abercrombie HC, Giese-Davis J, Sephton S, Epel ES, Turner-Cobb JM, Spiegel D. Flattened cortisol rhythms in metastatic breast cancer patients. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2004 Sep; 29(8):1082-92. PMID: 15219660.
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      159. Stroud LR, Salovey P, Epel ES. Sex differences in stress responses: social rejection versus achievement stress. Biol Psychiatry. 2002 Aug 15; 52(4):318-27. PMID: 12208639.
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      160. Wolkowitz OM, Epel ES, Reus VI. Stress hormone-related psychopathology: pathophysiological and treatment implications. World J Biol Psychiatry. 2001 Jul; 2(3):115-43. PMID: 12587196.
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      161. Epel E, Lapidus R, McEwen B, Brownell K. Stress may add bite to appetite in women: a laboratory study of stress-induced cortisol and eating behavior. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2001 Jan; 26(1):37-49. PMID: 11070333.
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