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Aric Prather, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentPsychiatry
Address3333 Calif. St,Laurel Heights
San Francisco CA 94118
Phone415-476-7758
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    University of PittsburghPh.D., Clinical and Biological & Health Psychology2010Department of Psychology
    University of California, San Francisco/UC BerkeleyPost-doctoral Fellowship2012Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholars Program
    Duke University Medical CenterClinical Psychology Predoctoral Internship2009Medical Psychology/Behavioral Medicine
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    Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society2015  - 2016Robert Ader New Investigator Award

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    Sleep as a novel pathway linking chronic psychological stress and inflammation
    NIH/NHLBI K08HL112961Sep 1, 2012 - Jun 30, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Shardell M, Semba RD, Kalyani RR, Bandinelli S, Prather A, Chia CW, Ferrucci L. Plasma klotho and frailty in older adults: Findings from the InCHIANTI Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 Oct 19. PMID: 29053774.
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    2. Felder JN, Baer RJ, Rand L, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL, Prather A. Sleep Disorder Diagnosis During Pregnancy and Risk of Preterm Birth. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Sep; 130(3):573-581. PMID: 28796676.
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    3. Felder JN, Epel ES, Coccia M, Puterman E, Prather A. Effects of daily maladaptive coping on nightly sleep in mothers. Psychol Health. 2017 Apr 09; 1-14. PMID: 28391720.
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    4. Cabeza de Baca T, Epel ES, Robles TF, Coccia M, Gilbert A, Puterman E, Prather A. Sexual intimacy in couples is associated with longer telomere length. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2017 Jul; 81:46-51. PMID: 28411413.
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    5. Prather A, Gottlieb LM, Giuse NB, Koonce TY, Kusnoor SV, Stead WW, Adler NE. National Academy of Medicine Social and Behavioral Measures: Associations With Self-Reported Health. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Oct; 53(4):449-456. PMID: 28341220.
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    6. Prather A, Janicki-Deverts D, Adler NE, Hall M, Cohen S, et al. Sleep Habits and Susceptibility to Upper Respiratory Illness: the Moderating Role of Subjective Socioeconomic Status. Ann Behav Med. 2017 Feb; 51(1):137-146. PMID: 27679462.
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    7. Swartz JR, Prather A, Hariri AR. Threat-related amygdala activity is associated with peripheral CRP concentrations in men but not women. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2017 Apr; 78:93-96. PMID: 28183031.
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    8. Felder JN, Laraia B, Coleman-Phox K, Bush N, Suresh M, Thomas M, Adler N, Epel E, Prather A. Poor Sleep Quality, Psychological Distress, and the Buffering Effect of Mindfulness Training During Pregnancy. Behav Sleep Med. 2017 Jan 06; 1-15. PMID: 28060531.
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    9. Krystal AD, Prather A. Should Internet Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia Be the Primary Treatment Option for Insomnia?: Toward Getting More SHUTi. JAMA Psychiatry. 2017 Jan 01; 74(1):15-16. PMID: 27902827.
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    10. Adler E, Dhruva A, Moran PJ, Daubenmier J, Acree M, Epel ES, Bacchetti P, Prather A, Mason A, Hecht FM. 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. 2017 Mar; 23(3):188-195. PMID: 28029852.
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    11. Prather A, Leung C, Adler NE, Ritchie L, Laraia B, Epel ES. Short and sweet: Associations between self-reported sleep duration and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among adults in the United States. Sleep Health. 2016 Dec; 2(4):272-276. PMID: 28393097.
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    12. Puterman E, Gemmill A, Karasek D, Weir D, Adler NE, Prather A, Epel ES. Lifespan adversity and later adulthood telomere length in the nationally representative US Health and Retirement Study. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Oct 18; 113(42):E6335-E6342. PMID: 27698131.
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    13. Giuse NB, Koonce TY, Kusnoor SV, Prather A, Gottlieb LM, Huang LC, Phillips SE, Shyr Y, Adler NE, Stead WW, et al. Institute of Medicine Measures of Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health: A Feasibility Study. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Feb; 52(2):199-206. PMID: 27659121.
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    14. Swartz JR, Prather A, Di Iorio CR, Bogdan R, Hariri AR, et al. A Functional Interleukin-18 Haplotype Predicts Depression and Anxiety through Increased Threat-Related Amygdala Reactivity in Women but Not Men. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2017 Jan; 42(2):419-426. PMID: 27430614.
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    15. Prather A, Leung CW. Association of Insufficient Sleep With Respiratory Infection Among Adults in the United States. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Jun 01; 176(6):850-2. PMID: 27064773; PMCID: PMC4899278.
    16. Baranger DA, Ifrah C, Prather A, Carey CE, Corral-Frías NS, Drabant Conley E, Hariri AR, Bogdan R. PER1 rs3027172 Genotype Interacts with Early Life Stress to Predict Problematic Alcohol Use, but Not Reward-Related Ventral Striatum Activity. Front Psychol. 2016; 7:464. PMID: 27065929; PMCID: PMC4814479.
    17. Prather A, Hecht FM, Epel ES. Factors related to telomere length. Brain Behav Immun. 2016 Mar; 53:279. PMID: 26851133; PMCID: PMC4869862.
    18. Prather A, Janicki-Deverts D, Hall MH, Cohen S. Behaviorally Assessed Sleep and Susceptibility to the Common Cold. Sleep. 2015 Sep 01; 38(9):1353-9. PMID: 26118561; PMCID: PMC4531403.
    19. Puterman E, Prather A, 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; PMCID: PMC4738095 [Available on 02/01/17].
    20. Adler NE, Prather A. Risk for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Person, Place, and Precision Prevention. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Aug; 175(8):1321-2. PMID: 26120971.
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    21. Prather A, Epel ES, Arenander J, Broestl L, Garay BI, Wang D, Dubal DB. Longevity factor klotho and chronic psychological stress. Transl Psychiatry. 2015 Jun 16; 5:e585. PMID: 26080320; PMCID: PMC4490291.
    22. Prather A, 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; PMCID: PMC4468027.
    23. Puterman E, Epel ES, O'Donovan A, Prather A, 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; PMCID: PMC4406249.
    24. Prather A, Vogelzangs N, Penninx BW. Sleep duration, insomnia, and markers of systemic inflammation: results from the Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety (NESDA). J Psychiatr Res. 2015 Jan; 60:95-102. PMID: 25307717; PMCID: PMC4250403.
    25. Prather A, 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. 2014 Jan; 35:155-62. PMID: 24060585; PMCID: PMC3962521.
    26. Prather A, 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.
    27. Prather A, Bogdan R, Hariri AR. Impact of sleep quality on amygdala reactivity, negative affect, and perceived stress. Psychosom Med. 2013 May; 75(4):350-8. PMID: 23592753; PMCID: PMC3747835.
    28. Prather A, Hall M, Fury JM, Ross DC, Muldoon MF, Cohen S, Marsland AL. Sleep and antibody response to hepatitis B vaccination. Sleep. 2012 Aug 01; 35(8):1063-9. PMID: 22851802; PMCID: PMC3397812.
    29. Aschbacher K, Epel E, Wolkowitz OM, Prather A, 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.
    30. Prather A, Puterman E, Lin J, O'Donovan A, Krauss J, Tomiyama AJ, Epel ES, Blackburn EH. Shorter leukocyte telomere length in midlife women with poor sleep quality. J Aging Res. 2011; 2011:721390. PMID: 22046530; PMCID: PMC3199186.
    31. Prather A, Blumenthal JA, Hinderliter AL, Sherwood A. Ethnic differences in the effects of the DASH diet on nocturnal blood pressure dipping in individuals with high blood pressure. Am J Hypertens. 2011 Dec; 24(12):1338-44. PMID: 21866183; PMCID: PMC4180759.
    32. Carroll JE, Low CA, Prather A, Cohen S, Fury JM, Ross DC, Marsland AL. Negative affective responses to a speech task predict changes in interleukin (IL)-6. Brain Behav Immun. 2011 Feb; 25(2):232-8. PMID: 20888901; PMCID: PMC3025042.
    33. Okun ML, Luther J, Prather A, Perel JM, Wisniewski S, Wisner KL. Changes in sleep quality, but not hormones predict time to postpartum depression recurrence. J Affect Disord. 2011 May; 130(3):378-84. PMID: 20708275; PMCID: PMC3006083.
    34. Prather A, Rabinovitz M, Pollock BG, Lotrich FE. Cytokine-induced depression during IFN-alpha treatment: the role of IL-6 and sleep quality. Brain Behav Immun. 2009 Nov; 23(8):1109-16. PMID: 19615438; PMCID: PMC2783448.
    35. Prather A, Marsland AL, Hall M, Neumann SA, Muldoon MF, Manuck SB. Normative variation in self-reported sleep quality and sleep debt is associated with stimulated pro-inflammatory cytokine production. Biol Psychol. 2009 Sep; 82(1):12-7. PMID: 19427354; PMCID: PMC2727147.
    36. Prather A, Carroll JE, Fury JM, McDade KK, Ross D, Marsland AL. Gender differences in stimulated cytokine production following acute psychological stress. Brain Behav Immun. 2009 Jul; 23(5):622-8. PMID: 19070658; PMCID: PMC2694847.
    37. Marsland AL, Prather A, Petersen KL, Cohen S, Manuck SB. Antagonistic characteristics are positively associated with inflammatory markers independently of trait negative emotionality. Brain Behav Immun. 2008 Jul; 22(5):753-61. PMID: 18226879; PMCID: PMC2509581.
    38. Marsland AL, Gianaros PJ, Prather A, Jennings JR, Neumann SA, Manuck SB. Stimulated production of proinflammatory cytokines covaries inversely with heart rate variability. Psychosom Med. 2007 Nov; 69(8):709-16. PMID: 17942840.
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    39. Prather A, Marsland AL, Muldoon MF, Manuck SB. Positive affective style covaries with stimulated IL-6 and IL-10 production in a middle-aged community sample. Brain Behav Immun. 2007 Nov; 21(8):1033-7. PMID: 17548183; PMCID: PMC2692326.
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