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Elissa Epel, PhD

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
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. Her research aims to elucidate mechanisms of healthy aging, and to apply this basic science to scalable interventions that can reach vulnerable populations. She is the Director of the Aging, Metabolism, and Emotions Center, and the Consortium for Obesity Assessment, Study, & Treatment, (COAST), and Associate Director of the Center for Health and Community. She studies psychological, social, and behavioral pathways underlying chronic psychological stress and stress resilience that impact cellular aging. She also studies the interconnections between stress, addiction, eating, and metabolic health. With her collaborators, she is conducting clinical trials to examine the effect of self regulation and mindfulness training programs on cellular aging, weight, diet, and glucose control. She co-leads studies funded by NIH (NIA, NIMH, NCCIH, NICHD, and NHLBI) including a Stress Network, and a UCOP multicampus center on obesity. She is involved in NIH initiatives on role of stress in aging, and on reversibility of early life adversity, and Science of Behavior Change. She is the President Elect of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and on the Steering Council for Mind & Life Institute.

    Epel studied psychology and psychobiology at Stanford University (BA), and clinical and health psychology at Yale University (PhD). She completed a clinical internship at the Palo Alto Veterans Healthcare System. Epel has received several awards including the APA Early Career Award, the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research Neal Miller Young Investigator Award, and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine. She was named Innovator of the Year by McLaughlin group and received the 2017 Silver Innovator Award from the Alliance for Aging Research.

    Her research has been featured in venues such as TEDMED, NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s Morning Show, 60 minutes, National Public Radio, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Wisdom 2.0, Health 2.0, and in many science documentaries. She co-authored "The Telomere Effect" (2017) with Elizabeth Blackburn, a NYT bestseller under the category of Science.


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    Social Disadvantage and Fetal Programming of Newborn-Infant Telomere Biology
    NIH/NIA R01AG050455Sep 15, 2016 - Mar 31, 2021
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Optimizing lifestyle interventions with mindfulness-based strategies in type 2 diabetes
    NIH/NCCIH R61AT009333Sep 15, 2016 - Sep 14, 2018
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Advancing Psychosocial & Biobehavioral Stress Measurement to Understanding Aging
    NIH/NIA R24AG048024Sep 1, 2014 - Apr 30, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Race, stress and dysregulated eating: Maternal to child transmission of obesity
    NIH/NICHD R01HD073568Jul 1, 2014 - Jun 30, 2019
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Stress-induced poor sleep: Sex differences, vulnerability &resilience factors
    NIH/NHLBI R21HL117727Aug 1, 2012 - Jul 31, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Effects of Exercise on Cell Aging
    NIH/NHLBI R01HL108821Jun 7, 2011 - May 31, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Chronic and Acute Psychosocial Stress and Impaired Cell Aging
    NIH/NIA R01AG030424Sep 15, 2010 - Aug 31, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Social status, cellular aging, and mortality
    NIH/NIA R01AG033592Sep 1, 2010 - Aug 31, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Novel interventions to reduce stress induced non-homeostatic eating
    NIH/NHLBI U01HL097973Sep 25, 2009 - Jun 30, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Chronic and Acute Psychosocial Stress and Impaired Cell Aging
    NIH/NIA R56AG030424Sep 30, 2008 - Aug 31, 2010
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Cell Aging in Major Depression
    NIH/NIMH R01MH083784Jul 1, 2008 - Feb 29, 2020
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Depression, Stress &Health: Role of Anabolic Hormones
    NIH/NIMH K08MH064110Sep 5, 2002 - Aug 31, 2007
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Psychology and Medicine: An Integrative Research Approach
    NIH/NIMH T32MH019391Sep 1, 1991 - Jun 30, 2023
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    General Clinical Research Center
    NIH M01RR000125Dec 1, 1978 - Sep 29, 2006
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Lucas T, Woerner J, Pierce J, Granger DA, Lin J, Epel E, Assari S, Lumley MA. Justice for all? Beliefs about justice for self and others and telomere length in African Americans. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2018 Jul 30. PMID: 30058830.
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    2. Lin J, Sun J, Wang S, Milush JM, Baker CAR, Coccia M, Effros RB, Puterman E, Blackburn E, Prather AA, Epel E. In vitro proinflammatory gene expression predicts in vivo telomere shortening: A preliminary study. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2018 Jun 26; 96:179-187. PMID: 29980010.
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    3. Prather AA, Epel E, Portela Parra E, Coccia M, Puterman E, Aiello AE, Dhabhar FS. Associations between chronic caregiving stress and T cell markers implicated in immunosenescence. Brain Behav Immun. 2018 Jun 21. PMID: 29935942.
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    4. Leung CW, Fung TT, McEvoy CT, Lin J, Epel E. Diet Quality Indices and Leukocyte Telomere Length among Healthy US Adults: Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) 1999-2002. Am J Epidemiol. 2018 Jun 15. PMID: 29912268.
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    5. Mason AE, Hecht FM, Daubenmier JJ, Sbarra DA, Lin J, Moran PJ, Schleicher SG, Acree M, Prather AA, Epel E. Weight loss, weight-loss maintenance, and cellular aging in the Supporting Health through Nutrition and Exercise (SHINE) Study. Psychosom Med. 2018 Jun 12. PMID: 29901486.
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    6. Cabeza de Baca T, Wojcicki JM, Epel E, Adler NE. Lack of partner impacts newborn health through maternal depression: A pilot study of low-income immigrant Latina women. Midwifery. 2018 Jun 07; 64:63-68. PMID: 29990627.
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    7. Vieten C, Laraia BA, Kristeller J, Adler N, Coleman-Phox K, Bush NR, Wahbeh H, Duncan LG, Epel E. The mindful moms training: development of a mindfulness-based intervention to reduce stress and overeating during pregnancy. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2018 Jun 01; 18(1):201. PMID: 29859038.
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    8. Hecht FM, Moskowitz JT, Moran P, Epel E, Bacchetti P, Acree M, Kemeny ME, Mendes WB, Duncan LG, Weng H, Levy JA, Deeks SG, Folkman S. A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in HIV Infection. Brain Behav Immun. 2018 May 26. PMID: 29842903.
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    9. Torres JM, Epel E, To TM, Lee A, Aiello AE, Haan MN. Cross-border ties, nativity, and inflammatory markers in a population-based prospective study of Latino adults. Soc Sci Med. 2018 May 16; 211:21-30. PMID: 29885570.
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    10. Wojcicki JM, Elwan D, Lin J, Blackburn E, Epel E. Chronic Obesity and Incident Hypertension in Latina Women Are Associated with Accelerated Telomere Length Loss over a 1-Year Period. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2018 May 11. PMID: 29750592.
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    11. Staffaroni AM, Tosun D, Lin J, Elahi FM, Casaletto KB, Wynn MJ, Patel N, Neuhaus J, Walters SM, Epel E, Blackburn EH, Kramer JH. Telomere attrition is associated with declines in medial temporal lobe volume and white matter microstructure in functionally independent older adults. Neurobiol Aging. 2018 May 08; 69:68-75. PMID: 29859365.
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    12. Wojcicki JM, Prather AA, Epel E, Wang D, Dubal DB. Cord blood klotho levels are inversely associated with leptin in healthy Latino neonates at risk for obesity. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2018 Apr 12. PMID: 29648999.
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    13. Sutin AR, Boutelle K, Czajkowski SM, Epel E, Green PA, Hunter CM, Rice EL, Williams DM, Young-Hyman D, Rothman AJ. Accumulating Data to Optimally Predict Obesity Treatment (ADOPT) Core Measures: Psychosocial Domain. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2018 Apr; 26 Suppl 2:S45-S54. PMID: 29575781.
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    14. Mason AE, Schleicher S, Coccia M, Epel E, Aschbacher K. Chronic Stress and Impulsive Risk-Taking Predict Increases in Visceral Fat over 18 Months. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2018 Mar 22. PMID: 29566458.
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    15. Epel E, Crosswell AD, Mayer SE, Prather AA, Slavich GM, Puterman E, Mendes WB. More than a feeling: A unified view of stress measurement for population science. Front Neuroendocrinol. 2018 Mar 15. PMID: 29551356.
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    16. Zota AR, Geller RJ, Romano LE, Coleman-Phox K, Adler NE, Parry E, Wang M, Park JS, Elmi AF, Laraia BA, Epel E. Association between persistent endocrine-disrupting chemicals (PBDEs, OH-PBDEs, PCBs, and PFASs) and biomarkers of inflammation and cellular aging during pregnancy and postpartum. Environ Int. 2018 Mar 10; 115:9-20. PMID: 29533840.
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    17. Conklin QA, King BG, Zanesco AP, Lin J, Hamidi AB, Pokorny JJ, Álvarez-López MJ, Cosín-Tomás M, Huang C, Kaliman P, Epel E, Saron CD. Insight meditation and telomere biology: The effects of intensive retreat and the moderating role of personality. Brain Behav Immun. 2018 Mar 05. PMID: 29518528.
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    18. Epel E, Prather AA. Stress, Telomeres, and Psychopathology: Toward a Deeper Understanding of a Triad of Early Aging. Annu Rev Clin Psychol. 2018 Mar 01. PMID: 29494257.
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    19. Felder JN, Roubinov D, Bush NR, Coleman-Phox K, Vieten C, Laraia B, Adler NE, Epel E. Effect of prenatal mindfulness training on depressive symptom severity through 18-months postpartum: A latent profile analysis. J Clin Psychol. 2018 Feb 28. PMID: 29488628.
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    20. Picard M, Prather AA, Puterman E, Cuillerier A, Coccia M, Aschbacher K, Burelle Y, Epel E. A Mitochondrial Health Index Sensitive to Mood and Caregiving Stress. Biol Psychiatry. 2018 Feb 03. PMID: 29525040.
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    21. Lindqvist D, Wolkowitz OM, Picard M, Ohlsson L, Bersani FS, Fernström J, Westrin Å, Hough CM, Lin J, Reus VI, Epel E, Mellon SH. Circulating cell-free mitochondrial DNA, but not leukocyte mitochondrial DNA copy number, is elevated in major depressive disorder. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2018 Jan 30. PMID: 29453441.
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    22. Picard M, McEwen BS, Epel E, Sandi C. An energetic view of stress: Focus on mitochondria. Front Neuroendocrinol. 2018 Jan 12. PMID: 29339091.
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    23. Da Paz NS, Siegel B, Coccia MA, Epel E. Acceptance or Despair? Maternal Adjustment to Having a Child Diagnosed with Autism. J Autism Dev Disord. 2018 Jan 06. PMID: 29307036.
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    24. Roubinov DS, Felder JN, Vieten C, Coleman-Phox K, Laraia B, Adler N, Wilson L, Epel E, Bush NR. Maternal depressive symptoms and infant healthcare utilization: The moderating role of prenatal mindfulness. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2018 Jan 04. PMID: 29361308.
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    25. Révész D, Verhoeven JE, Picard M, Lin J, Sidney S, Epel E, Penninx BWJH, Puterman E. Associations Between Cellular Aging Markers and Metabolic Syndrome: Findings From the CARDIA Study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2018 Jan 01; 103(1):148-157. PMID: 29053810.
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    26. Bush NR, Jones-Mason K, Coccia M, Caron Z, Alkon A, Thomas M, Coleman-Phox K, Wadhwa PD, Laraia BA, Adler NE, Epel E. Effects of pre- and postnatal maternal stress on infant temperament and autonomic nervous system reactivity and regulation in a diverse, low-income population-CORRIGENDUM. Dev Psychopathol. 2017 Dec 12; 1-3. PMID: 29229014.
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    27. Bush NR, Jones-Mason K, Coccia M, Caron Z, Alkon A, Thomas M, Coleman-Phox K, Wadhwa PD, Laraia BA, Adler NE, Epel E. Effects of pre- and postnatal maternal stress on infant temperament and autonomic nervous system reactivity and regulation in a diverse, low-income population. Dev Psychopathol. 2017 Dec; 29(5):1553-1571. PMID: 29162167.
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    28. Wojcicki JM, Medrano R, Lin J, Epel E. Increased Cellular Aging by 3 Years of Age in Latino, Preschool Children Who Consume More Sugar-Sweetened Beverages: A Pilot Study. Child Obes. 2017 Nov 17. PMID: 29148828.
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    29. Lebares CC, Guvva EV, Ascher NL, O'Sullivan PS, Harris HW, Epel E. Burnout and Stress Among US Surgery Residents: Psychological Distress and Resilience. J Am Coll Surg. 2018 Jan; 226(1):80-90. PMID: 29107117.
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    30. Carpenter KM, Vickerman KA, Salmon EE, Javitz HS, Epel E, Lovejoy JC. A Randomized Pilot Study of a Phone-Based Mindfulness and Weight Loss Program. Behav Med. 2017 Oct 06; 1-11. PMID: 28985151.
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    31. Mitchell AM, Kowalsky JM, Epel E, Lin J, Christian LM. Childhood adversity, social support, and telomere length among perinatal women. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2018 Jan; 87:43-52. PMID: 29035711.
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    32. Lucas T, Pierce J, Lumley MA, Granger DA, Lin J, Epel E. Telomere length and procedural justice predict stress reactivity responses to unfair outcomes in African Americans. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2017 Dec; 86:104-109. PMID: 28938175.
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    33. Masih T, Dimmock JA, Epel E, Guelfi KJ. Stress-induced eating and the relaxation response as a potential antidote: A review and hypothesis. Appetite. 2017 Nov 01; 118:136-143. PMID: 28789869.
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    34. Wojcicki JM, Rehkopf D, Epel E, Rosenthal P. Shorter Leukocyte Telomere Length in Relation to Presumed Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Mexican-American Men in NHANES 1999-2002. Int J Hepatol. 2017; 2017:8435178. PMID: 28740738.
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    35. Schrock JM, Adler NE, Epel E, Nuru-Jeter AM, Lin J, Blackburn EH, Taylor RJ, Chae DH. Socioeconomic Status, Financial Strain, and Leukocyte Telomere Length in a Sample of African American Midlife Men. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2017 Jun 20. PMID: 28634877.
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    36. Fair B, Mellon SH, Epel E, Lin J, Révész D, Verhoeven JE, Penninx BW, Reus VI, Rosser R, Hough CM, Mahan L, Burke HM, 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. J Psychosom Res. 2017 Aug; 99:177-180. PMID: 28712425.
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    37. Mason AE, Vainik U, Acree M, Tomiyama AJ, Dagher A, Epel E, Hecht FM. Improving Assessment of the Spectrum of Reward-Related Eating: The RED-13. Front Psychol. 2017; 8:795. PMID: 28611698.
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    38. Hanssen LM, Schutte NS, Malouff JM, Epel E. The Relationship Between Childhood Psychosocial Stressor Level and Telomere Length: A Meta-Analysis. Health Psychol Res. 2017 May 16; 5(1):6378. PMID: 28603779.
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    39. Steenkamp LR, Hough CM, Reus VI, Jain FA, Epel E, James SJ, Morford AE, Mellon SH, Wolkowitz OM, Lindqvist D. Severity of anxiety- but not depression- is associated with oxidative stress in Major Depressive Disorder. J Affect Disord. 2017 09; 219:193-200. PMID: 28564628.
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    40. Catalino LI, Arenander J, Epel E, Puterman E. Trait acceptance predicts fewer daily negative emotions through less stressor-related rumination. Emotion. 2017 Dec; 17(8):1181-1186. PMID: 28406676.
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    41. Felder JN, Epel E, Coccia M, Puterman E, Prather AA. Effects of daily maladaptive coping on nightly sleep in mothers. Psychol Health. 2018 Jan; 33(1):144-157. PMID: 28391720.
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    42. Tomiyama AJ, Milush JM, Lin J, Flynn JM, Kapahi P, Verdin E, Sinclair E, Melov S, Epel E. Long-term calorie restriction in humans is not associated with indices of delayed immunologic aging: A descriptive study. Nutr Healthy Aging. 2017 Mar 31; 4(2):147-156. PMID: 28447069.
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    43. Cabeza de Baca T, Epel E, Robles TF, Coccia M, Gilbert A, Puterman E, Prather AA. Sexual intimacy in couples is associated with longer telomere length. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2017 Jul; 81:46-51. PMID: 28411413.
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    44. Felder JN, Epel E, Lewis JB, Cunningham SD, Tobin JN, Rising SS, Thomas M, Ickovics JR. Depressive symptoms and gestational length among pregnant adolescents: Cluster randomized control trial of CenteringPregnancy® plus group prenatal care. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2017 Jun; 85(6):574-584. PMID: 28287802.
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    45. Felder JN, Laraia B, Coleman-Phox K, Bush N, Suresh M, Thomas M, Adler N, Epel E, Prather AA. 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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    46. Adler E, Dhruva A, Moran PJ, Daubenmier J, Acree M, Epel E, Bacchetti P, Prather AA, 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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    47. Goglin SE, Farzaneh-Far R, Epel E, Lin J, Blackburn EH, Whooley MA. Correction: Change in Leukocyte Telomere Length Predicts Mortality in Patients with Stable Coronary Heart Disease from the Heart and Soul Study. PLoS One. 2016; 11(12):e0168868. PMID: 27992608.
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    48. Hough CM, Lindqvist D, Epel E, Denis MS, Reus VI, Bersani FS, Rosser R, Mahan L, Burke HM, Wolkowitz OM, Mellon SH. Higher serum DHEA concentrations before and after SSRI treatment are associated with remission of major depression. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2017 Mar; 77:122-130. PMID: 28038403.
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    49. Prather AA, Leung CW, Adler NE, Ritchie L, Laraia B, Epel E. 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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    50. 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. Disease drivers of aging. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2016 12; 1386(1):45-68. PMID: 27943360.
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    51. Lindqvist D, Dhabhar FS, James SJ, Hough CM, Jain FA, Bersani FS, Reus VI, Verhoeven JE, Epel E, Mahan L, Rosser R, Wolkowitz OM, Mellon SH. Oxidative stress, inflammation and treatment response in major depression. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2017 Feb; 76:197-205. PMID: 27960139.
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    52. Rehkopf DH, Needham BL, Lin J, Blackburn EH, Zota AR, Wojcicki JM, Epel E. Leukocyte Telomere Length in Relation to 17 Biomarkers of Cardiovascular Disease Risk: A Cross-Sectional Study of US Adults. PLoS Med. 2016 Nov; 13(11):e1002188. PMID: 27898678.
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    53. Hagan MJ, Bush N, Mendes WB, Arenander J, Epel E, Puterman E. 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. 2017 Mar; 30(2):163-175. PMID: 27834487.
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    54. Goglin SE, Farzaneh-Far R, Epel E, Lin J, Blackburn EH, Whooley MA. Change in Leukocyte Telomere Length Predicts Mortality in Patients with Stable Coronary Heart Disease from the Heart and Soul Study. PLoS One. 2016; 11(10):e0160748. PMID: 27783614.
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    55. Puterman E, Gemmill A, Karasek D, Weir D, Adler NE, Prather AA, Epel E. Lifespan adversity and later adulthood telomere length in the nationally representative US Health and Retirement Study. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 10 18; 113(42):E6335-E6342. PMID: 27698131.
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    56. Aschbacher K, Milush JM, Gilbert A, Almeida C, Sinclair E, Epling L, Grenon SM, Marco EJ, Puterman E, Epel E. Chronic stress is associated with reduced circulating hematopoietic progenitor cell number: A maternal caregiving model. Brain Behav Immun. 2017 Jan; 59:245-252. PMID: 27622676.
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    57. 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. The P4 Health Spectrum - A Predictive, Preventive, Personalized and Participatory Continuum for Promoting Healthspan. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2017 Mar - Apr; 59(5):506-521. PMID: 27546358.
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    58. Wojcicki JM, Heyman MB, Elwan D, Lin J, Blackburn E, Epel E. Early exclusive breastfeeding is associated with longer telomeres in Latino preschool children. Am J Clin Nutr. 2016 Aug; 104(2):397-405. PMID: 27440083; PMCID: PMC4962153 [Available on 08/01/17].
    59. Jin RO, Mason S, Mellon SH, Epel E, Reus VI, Mahan L, Rosser RL, Hough CM, Burke HM, Mueller SG, Wolkowitz OM. Cortisol/DHEA ratio and hippocampal volume: A pilot study in major depression and healthy controls. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2016 Oct; 72:139-46. PMID: 27428086.
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    60. Hough CM, Bersani FS, Mellon SH, Epel E, Reus VI, Lindqvist D, Lin J, Mahan L, Rosser R, Burke H, Coetzee J, Nelson JC, Blackburn EH, Wolkowitz OM. Leukocyte telomere length predicts SSRI response in major depressive disorder: A preliminary report. Mol Neuropsychiatry. 2016 Jul; 2(2):88-96. PMID: 27429957.
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    61. Mathur MB, Epel E, Kind S, Desai M, Parks CG, Sandler DP, Khazeni N. Toward a mechanistic understanding of psychosocial factors in telomere degradation. Brain Behav Immun. 2016 Aug; 56:413. PMID: 27112382.
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    62. 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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    63. 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 E, Hecht FM. Effects of a mindfulness-based weight loss intervention in adults with obesity: A randomized clinical trial. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2016 Apr; 24(4):794-804. PMID: 26955895; PMCID: PMC4898945 [Available on 04/01/17].
    64. Congdon JL, Adler NE, Epel E, 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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    65. 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; PMCID: PMC4764743.
    66. Mason AE, Epel E, 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 01; 100:86-93. PMID: 26867697; PMCID: PMC4799744 [Available on 05/01/17].
    67. 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; 54:158-169. PMID: 26853993.
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    68. Prather AA, Hecht FM, Epel E. Factors related to telomere length. Brain Behav Immun. 2016 Mar; 53:279. PMID: 26851133; PMCID: PMC4869862.
    69. Blackburn EH, Epel E, Lin J. Human telomere biology: A contributory and interactive factor in aging, disease risks, and protection. Science. 2015 Dec 04; 350(6265):1193-8. PMID: 26785477.
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    70. 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. 2016 Mar; 53:105-112. PMID: 26616398.
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    71. Mason AE, Epel E, 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; PMCID: PMC4801689 [Available on 04/01/17].
    72. Bersani FS, Lindqvist D, Mellon SH, Epel E, 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; 190:537-542. PMID: 26571103.
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    73. Bersani FS, Wolkowitz OM, Lindqvist D, Yehuda R, Flory J, Bierer LM, Makotine I, Abu-Amara D, Coy M, Reus VI, Epel E, 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; 52:153-160. PMID: 26515034.
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