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    Tom Boyce, MD

    TitleProfessor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentPediatrics
    Address3333 California Street,Suite
    San Francisco CA 94118
    Phone415-502-2672

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      1. Alkon A, Harley KG, Neilands TB, Tambellini K, Lustig RH, Boyce WT, Eskenazi B. Latino Children's Body Mass Index at 2-3.5 Years Predicts Sympathetic Nervous System Activity at 5 Years. Child Obes. 2014 Jun; 10(3):214-24.
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      2. Alkon A, Boyce WT, Tran L, Harley KG, Neuhaus J, Eskenazi B. Prenatal Adversities and Latino Children's Autonomic Nervous System Reactivity Trajectories from 6 Months to 5 Years of Age. PLoS One. 2014 Jan 21; 9(1):e86283.
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      3. Boyce WT. The lifelong effects of early childhood adversity and toxic stress. Pediatr Dent. 2014; 36(2):102-8.
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      4. Weikum WM, Brain U, Chau CM, Grunau RE, Boyce WT, Diamond A, Oberlander TF. Prenatal serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SRI) antidepressant exposure and serotonin transporter promoter genotype (SLC6A4) influence executive functions at 6 years of age. Front Cell Neurosci. 2013; 7:180.
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      5. Thomas MR, Wara D, Saxton K, Truskier M, Chesney MA, Boyce WT. Family adversity and autonomic reactivity association with immune changes in HIV-affected school children. Psychosom Med. 2013 Jul-Aug; 75(6):557-65.
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      6. Kidd SA, Corbett BA, Granger DA, Boyce WT, Anders TF, Tager IB. Daytime secretion of salivary cortisol and alpha-amylase in preschool-aged children with autism and typically developing children. J Autism Dev Disord. 2012 Dec; 42(12):2648-58.
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      7. Ziol-Guest KM, Duncan GJ, Kalil A, Boyce WT. Early childhood poverty, immune-mediated disease processes, and adult productivity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Oct 16; 109 Suppl 2:17289-93.
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      8. Boyce WT, Obradovic J, Bush NR, Stamperdahl J, Kim YS, Adler N. Social stratification, classroom climate, and the behavioral adaptation of kindergarten children. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Oct 16; 109 Suppl 2:17168-73.
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      9. Sheridan MA, Sarsour K, Jutte D, D'Esposito M, Boyce WT. The impact of social disparity on prefrontal function in childhood. PLoS One. 2012; 7(4):e35744.
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      10. Richter M, Rathman K, Nic Gabhainn S, Zambon A, Boyce W, Hurrelmann K. Welfare state regimes, health and health inequalities in adolescence: a multilevel study in 32 countries. Sociol Health Illn. 2012 Jul; 34(6):858-79.
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      11. Bush NR, Obradovic J, Adler N, Boyce WT. Kindergarten stressors and cumulative adrenocortical activation: the "first straws" of allostatic load? Dev Psychopathol. 2011 Nov; 23(4):1089-106.
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      12. Alkon A, Boyce WT, Davis NV, Eskenazi B. Developmental changes in autonomic nervous system resting and reactivity measures in Latino children from 6 to 60 months of age. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2011 Nov; 32(9):668-77.
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      13. Essex MJ, Boyce WT, Hertzman C, Lam LL, Armstrong JM, Neumann SM, Kobor MS. Epigenetic vestiges of early developmental adversity: childhood stress exposure and DNA methylation in adolescence. Child Dev. 2013 Jan-Feb; 84(1):58-75.
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      14. Kroenke CH, Epel E, Adler N, Bush NR, Obradovic J, Lin J, Blackburn E, Stamperdahl JL, Boyce WT. Autonomic and adrenocortical reactivity and buccal cell telomere length in kindergarten children. Psychosom Med. 2011 Sep; 73(7):533-40.
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      15. Quirós-Alcalá L, Alkon AD, Boyce WT, Lippert S, Davis NV, Bradman A, Barr DB, Eskenazi B. Maternal prenatal and child organophosphate pesticide exposures and children's autonomic function. Neurotoxicology. 2011 Oct; 32(5):646-55.
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      16. Treadwell MJ, Alkon A, Styles L, Boyce WT. Autonomic nervous system reactivity: children with and without sickle cell disease. Nurs Res. 2011 May-Jun; 60(3):197-207.
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      17. Bush NR, Alkon A, Obradovic J, Stamperdahl J, Boyce WT. Differentiating challenge reactivity from psychomotor activity in studies of children's psychophysiology: considerations for theory and measurement. J Exp Child Psychol. 2011 Sep; 110(1):62-79.
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      18. Obradovic J, Bush NR, Boyce WT. The interactive effect of marital conflict and stress reactivity on externalizing and internalizing symptoms: the role of laboratory stressors. Dev Psychopathol. 2011 Feb; 23(1):101-14.
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      19. Ellis BJ, Shirtcliff EA, Boyce WT, Deardorff J, Essex MJ. Quality of early family relationships and the timing and tempo of puberty: effects depend on biological sensitivity to context. Dev Psychopathol. 2011 Feb; 23(1):85-99.
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      20. Ellis BJ, Boyce WT. Differential susceptibility to the environment: toward an understanding of sensitivity to developmental experiences and context. Dev Psychopathol. 2011 Feb; 23(1):1-5.
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      21. Essex MJ, Armstrong JM, Burk LR, Goldsmith HH, Boyce WT. Biological sensitivity to context moderates the effects of the early teacher-child relationship on the development of mental health by adolescence. Dev Psychopathol. 2011 Feb; 23(1):149-61.
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      22. Ellis BJ, Boyce WT, Belsky J, Bakermans-Kranenburg MJ, van Ijzendoorn MH. Differential susceptibility to the environment: an evolutionary--neurodevelopmental theory. Dev Psychopathol. 2011 Feb; 23(1):7-28.
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      23. Elgar FJ, Trites SJ, Boyce W. Social capital reduces socio-economic differences in child health: evidence from the Canadian Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children study. Can J Public Health. 2010 Nov-Dec; 101 Suppl 3:S23-7.
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      24. Boyce WT, Den Besten PK, Stamperdahl J, Zhan L, Jiang Y, Adler NE, Featherstone JD. Social inequalities in childhood dental caries: the convergent roles of stress, bacteria and disadvantage. Soc Sci Med. 2010 Nov; 71(9):1644-52.
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      25. Treadwell MJ, Alkon A, Quirolo KC, Boyce WT. Stress reactivity as a moderator of family stress, physical and mental health, and functional impairment for children with sickle cell disease. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2010 Jul-Aug; 31(6):491-7.
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      26. Jutte DP, Brownell M, Roos NP, Schippers C, Boyce WT, Syme SL. Rethinking what is important: biologic versus social predictors of childhood health and educational outcomes. Epidemiology. 2010 May; 21(3):314-23.
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      27. Obradovic J, Bush NR, Stamperdahl J, Adler NE, Boyce WT. Biological sensitivity to context: the interactive effects of stress reactivity and family adversity on socioemotional behavior and school readiness. Child Dev. 2010 Jan-Feb; 81(1):270-89.
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      28. Nuru-Jeter AM, Sarsour K, Jutte DP, Boyce WT. Socioeconomic predictors of health and development in middle childhood: variations by socioeconomic status measure and race. Issues Compr Pediatr Nurs. 2010; 33(2):59-81.
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      29. Boyce WT. The family is (still) the patient. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2009 Aug; 163(8):768-70.
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      30. Oveis C, Gruber J, Keltner D, Stamper JL, Boyce WT. Smile intensity and warm touch as thin slices of child and family affective style. Emotion. 2009 Aug; 9(4):544-8.
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      31. Richter M, Erhart M, Vereecken CA, Zambon A, Boyce W, Nic Gabhainn S. The role of behavioural factors in explaining socio-economic differences in adolescent health: a multilevel study in 33 countries. Soc Sci Med. 2009 Aug; 69(3):396-403.
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      32. Obradovic J, Boyce WT. Individual differences in behavioral, physiological, and genetic sensitivities to contexts: implications for development and adaptation. Dev Neurosci. 2009; 31(4):300-8.
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      33. Shonkoff JP, Boyce WT, McEwen BS. Neuroscience, molecular biology, and the childhood roots of health disparities: building a new framework for health promotion and disease prevention. JAMA. 2009 Jun 3; 301(21):2252-9.
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      34. Essex MJ, Kraemer HC, Slattery MJ, Burk LR, Boyce WT, Woodward HR, Kupfer DJ. Screening for childhood mental health problems: outcomes and early identification. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2009 May; 50(5):562-70.
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      35. Currie C, Molcho M, Boyce W, Holstein B, Torsheim T, Richter M. Researching health inequalities in adolescents: the development of the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC) family affluence scale. Soc Sci Med. 2008 Mar; 66(6):1429-36.
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      36. Quas JA, Carrick N, Alkon A, Goldstein L, Boyce WT. Children's memory for a mild stressor: the role of sympathetic activation and parasympathetic withdrawal. Dev Psychobiol. 2006 Dec; 48(8):686-702.
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      37. Boyce WT, Essex MJ, Alkon A, Goldsmith HH, Kraemer HC, Kupfer DJ. Early father involvement moderates biobehavioral susceptibility to mental health problems in middle childhood. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2006 Dec; 45(12):1510-20.
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      38. Essex MJ, Kraemer HC, Armstrong JM, Boyce WT, Goldsmith HH, Klein MH, Woodward H, Kupfer DJ. Exploring risk factors for the emergence of children's mental health problems. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2006 Nov; 63(11):1246-56.
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      39. Alkon A, Lippert S, Vujan N, Rodriquez ME, Boyce WT, Eskenazi B. The ontogeny of autonomic measures in 6- and 12-month-old infants. Dev Psychobiol. 2006 Apr; 48(3):197-208.
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      40. Pearson SR, Alkon A, Treadwell M, Wolff B, Quirolo K, Boyce WT. Autonomic reactivity and clinical severity in children with sickle cell disease. Clin Auton Res. 2005 Dec; 15(6):400-7.
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      41. Wilson N, Syme SL, Boyce WT, Battistich VA, Selvin S. Adolescent alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use: the influence of neighborhood disorder and hope. Am J Health Promot. 2005 Sep-Oct; 20(1):11-9.
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      42. Ellis BJ, Essex MJ, Boyce WT. Biological sensitivity to context: II. Empirical explorations of an evolutionary-developmental theory. Dev Psychopathol. 2005; 17(2):303-28.
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      43. Boyce WT, Ellis BJ. Biological sensitivity to context: I. An evolutionary-developmental theory of the origins and functions of stress reactivity. Dev Psychopathol. 2005; 17(2):271-301.
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      44. Boyce WT. Social stratification, health, and violence in the very young. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2004 Dec; 1036:47-68.
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      45. Pearson SR, Boyce WT. Consultation with the specialist: the vulnerable child syndrome. Pediatr Rev. 2004 Oct; 25(10):345-9.
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      46. Torsheim T, Currie C, Boyce W, Kalnins I, Overpeck M, Haugland S. Material deprivation and self-rated health: a multilevel study of adolescents from 22 European and North American countries. Soc Sci Med. 2004 Jul; 59(1):1-12.
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      47. Quas JA, Bauer A, Boyce WT. Physiological reactivity, social support, and memory in early childhood. Child Dev. 2004 May-Jun; 75(3):797-814.
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      48. Bauer AM, Boyce WT. Prophecies of childhood: how children's social environments and biological propensities affect the health of populations. Int J Behav Med. 2004; 11(3):164-75.
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      49. Kraemer HC, Measelle JR, Ablow JC, Essex MJ, Boyce WT, Kupfer DJ. A new approach to integrating data from multiple informants in psychiatric assessment and research: mixing and matching contexts and perspectives. Am J Psychiatry. 2003 Sep; 160(9):1566-77.
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      50. Alkon A, Goldstein LH, Smider N, Essex MJ, Kupfer DJ, Boyce WT. Developmental and contextual influences on autonomic reactivity in young children. Dev Psychobiol. 2003 Jan; 42(1):64-78.
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      51. Quas JA, Murowchick E, Bensadoun J, Boyce WT. Predictors of children's cortisol activation during the transition to kindergarten. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2002 Oct; 23(5):304-13.
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      52. Wilson N, Battistich V, Syme SL, Boyce WT. Does elementary school alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use increase middle school risk? J Adolesc Health. 2002 Jun; 30(6):442-7.
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      53. Boyce WT, Essex MJ, Woodward HR, Measelle JR, Ablow JC, Kupfer DJ. The confluence of mental, physical, social, and academic difficulties in middle childhood. I: exploring the "head waters" of early life morbidities. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2002 May; 41(5):580-7.
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      54. Boyce WT, Essex MJ, Alkon A, Smider NA, Pickrell T, Kagan J. Temperament, tympanum, and temperature: four provisional studies of the biobehavioral correlates of tympanic membrane temperature asymmetries. Child Dev. 2002 May-Jun; 73(3):718-33.
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      55. Essex MJ, Boyce WT, Goldstein LH, Armstrong JM, Kraemer HC, Kupfer DJ. The confluence of mental, physical, social, and academic difficulties in middle childhood. II: developing the Macarthur health and Behavior Questionnaire. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2002 May; 41(5):588-603.
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      56. Bauer AM, Quas JA, Boyce WT. Associations between physiological reactivity and children's behavior: advantages of a multisystem approach. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2002 Apr; 23(2):102-13.
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      57. Alkon A, Ragland DR, Tschann JM, Genevro JL, Kaiser P, Boyce WT. Injuries in child care centers: gender-environment interactions. Inj Prev. 2000 Sep; 6(3):214-8.
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      58. Franck LS, Boyce WT, Gregory GA, Jemerin J, Levine J, Miaskowski C. Plasma norepinephrine levels, vagal tone index, and flexor reflex threshold in premature neonates receiving intravenous morphine during the postoperative period: a pilot study. Clin J Pain. 2000 Jun; 16(2):95-104.
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      59. Alkon A, Genevro JL, Tschann JM, Kaiser P, Ragland DR, Boyce WT. The epidemiology of injuries in 4 child care centers. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1999 Dec; 153(12):1248-54.
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      60. Leslie LK, Boyce WT. Consultation with the specialist. The vulnerable child. Pediatr Rev. 1996 Sep; 17(9):323-6.
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      61. Tschann JM, Kaiser P, Chesney MA, Alkon A, Boyce WT. Resilience and vulnerability among preschool children: family functioning, temperament, and behavior problems. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1996 Feb; 35(2):184-92.
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      62. Liang SW, Jemerin JM, Tschann JM, Irwin CE, Wara DW, Boyce WT. Life events, cardiovascular reactivity, and risk behavior in adolescent boys. Pediatrics. 1995 Dec; 96(6):1101-5.
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      63. Boyce WT, Adams S, Tschann JM, Cohen F, Wara D, Gunnar MR. Adrenocortical and behavioral predictors of immune responses to starting school. Pediatr Res. 1995 Dec; 38(6):1009-17.
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      64. Boyce WT, Alkon A, Tschann JM, Chesney MA, Alpert BS. Dimensions of psychobiologic reactivity: Cardiovascular responses to laboratory stressors in preschool children. Ann Behav Med. 1995 Dec; 17(4):315-23.
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      65. Boyce WT, Chesney M, Alkon A, Tschann JM, Adams S, Chesterman B, Cohen F, Kaiser P, Folkman S, Wara D. Psychobiologic reactivity to stress and childhood respiratory illnesses: results of two prospective studies. Psychosom Med. 1995 Sep-Oct; 57(5):411-22.
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      66. Boyce WT, Champoux M, Suomi SJ, Gunnar MR. Salivary cortisol in nursery-reared rhesus monkeys: reactivity to peer interactions and altered circadian activity. Dev Psychobiol. 1995 Jul; 28(5):257-67.
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      67. Alkon A, Genevro JL, Kaiser PJ, Tschann JM, Chesney M, Boyce WT. Injuries in child-care centers: rates, severity, and etiology. Pediatrics. 1994 Dec; 94(6 Pt 2):1043-6.
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      68. Jacknow DS, Tschann JM, Link MP, Boyce WT. Hypnosis in the prevention of chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting in children: a prospective study. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1994 Aug; 15(4):258-64.
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      69. Johnson SR, Schonfeld DJ, Siegel D, Krasnovsky FM, Boyce JC, Saliba PA, Boyce WT, Perrin EC. What do minority elementary students understand about the causes of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, colds, and obesity? J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1994 Aug; 15(4):239-47.
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      70. Boyce WT, Chesterman EA, Martin N, Folkman S, Cohen F, Wara D. Immunologic changes occurring at kindergarten entry predict respiratory illnesses after the Loma Prieta earthquake. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1993 Oct; 14(5):296-303.
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      71. Liang SW, Boyce WT. The psychobiology of childhood stress. Curr Opin Pediatr. 1993 Oct; 5(5):545-51.
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      72. Adler NE, Boyce WT, Chesney MA, Folkman S, Syme SL. Socioeconomic inequalities in health. No easy solution. JAMA. 1993 Jun 23-30; 269(24):3140-5.
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      73. Boyce WT, Barr RG, Zeltzer LK. Temperament and the psychobiology of childhood stress. Pediatrics. 1992 Sep; 90(3 Pt 2):483-6.
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      74. Johnson SR, Winkleby MA, Boyce WT, McLaughlin R, Broadwin R, Goldman L. The association between hemoglobin and behavior problems in a sample of low-income Hispanic preschool children. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1992 Jun; 13(3):209-14.
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      75. Gabby T, Winkleby MA, Boyce WT, Fisher DL, Lancaster A, Sensabaugh GF. Sexual abuse of children. The detection of semen on skin. Am J Dis Child. 1992 Jun; 146(6):700-3.
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      76. Jemerin JM, Boyce WT. Cardiovascular markers of biobehavioral reactivity. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1992 Feb; 13(1):46-9.
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      77. Boyce WT. The vulnerable child: new evidence, new approaches. Adv Pediatr. 1992; 39:1-33.
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      78. Boyce WT, Chesterman EA, Winkleby MA. Psychosocial predictors of maternal and infant health among adolescent mothers. Am J Dis Child. 1991 Mar; 145(3):267-73.
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      79. Quint RD, Chesterman E, Crain LS, Winkleby M, Boyce WT. Home care for ventilator-dependent children. Psychosocial impact on the family. Am J Dis Child. 1990 Nov; 144(11):1238-41.
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      80. Boyce WT. Life after residency. Setting priorities in pediatric professional life. Am J Dis Child. 1990 Aug; 144(8):858-60.
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      81. Jemerin JM, Boyce WT. Psychobiological differences in childhood stress response. II. Cardiovascular markers of vulnerability. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1990 Jun; 11(3):140-50.
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      82. Boyce WT, Chesterman E. Life events, social support, and cardiovascular reactivity in adolescence. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1990 Jun; 11(3):105-11.
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      83. Boyce WT, Jemerin JM. Psychobiological differences in childhood stress response. I. Patterns of illness and susceptibility. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1990 Apr; 11(2):86-94.
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      84. Boyce WT, Sobolewski S. Recurrent injuries in schoolchildren. Am J Dis Child. 1989 Mar; 143(3):338-42.
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      85. Boyce WT, Kay M, Uitti C. The taxonomy of social support: an ethnographic analysis among adolescent mothers. Soc Sci Med. 1988; 26(11):1079-85.
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