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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. 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 Lab, and the Center 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 leads or co-leads studies funded by NIH (NIA, 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, and is 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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    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
    General Clinical Research Center
    NIH M01RR000125Dec 1, 1978 - Sep 29, 2006
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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 Sep; 219:193-200. PMID: 28564628.
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    8. Catalino LI, Arenander J, Epel E, Puterman E. Trait Acceptance Predicts Fewer Daily Negative Emotions Through Less Stressor-Related Rumination. Emotion. 2017 Apr 13. PMID: 28406676.
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    9. Felder JN, Epel E, Coccia M, Puterman E, Prather AA. Effects of daily maladaptive coping on nightly sleep in mothers. Psychol Health. 2017 Apr 09; 1-14. PMID: 28391720.
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    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 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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    16. 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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    17. 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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    18. 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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    19. 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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    20. 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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    21. 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 Oct 18; 113(42):E6335-E6342. PMID: 27698131.
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    22. Aschbacher K, Milush JM, Gilbert A, Almeida C, Sinclair E, Epling L, Grenon SM, Marco EJ, Puterman E, Epel E, et al. 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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    23. Epel E, Puterman E, Lin J, Blackburn EH, Lum PY, Beckmann ND, Zhu J, Lee E, Gilbert A, Rissman RA, Tanzi RE, Schadt EE. Meditation and vacation effects have an impact on disease-associated molecular phenotypes. Transl Psychiatry. 2016 Aug 30; 6(8):e880. PMID: 27576169.
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    24. 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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    25. 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].
    26. 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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    27. 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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    28. Leung CW, Laraia BA, Coleman-Phox K, Bush NR, Lin J, Blackburn EH, Adler NE, Epel E, et al. Sugary beverage and food consumption, and leukocyte telomere length maintenance in pregnant women. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2016 Sep; 70(9):1086-8. PMID: 27302671; PMCID: PMC5014682 [Available on 03/01/17].
    29. Mellon SH, Wolkowitz OM, Schonemann MD, Epel E, 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 May 24; 6:e821. PMID: 27219347.
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    30. 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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    31. 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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    32. 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].
    33. 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.
    34. 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].
    35. 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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    36. 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 Jan 05; 6:e709. PMID: 26731446.
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    37. 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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    38. 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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    39. 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].
    40. Henje Blom E, Han LK, Connolly CG, Ho TC, Lin J, LeWinn KZ, Simmons AN, Sacchet MD, Mobayed N, Luna ME, Paulus M, Epel E, Blackburn EH, Wolkowitz OM, Yang TT. Peripheral telomere length and hippocampal volume in adolescents with major depressive disorder. Transl Psychiatry. 2015 Nov 10; 5:e676. PMID: 26556285.
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    41. Moskowitz JT, Duncan LG, Moran PJ, Acree M, Epel E, Kemeny ME, Hecht FM, Folkman S. Dispositional Mindfulness in People with HIV: Associations with Psychological and Physical Health. Pers Individ Dif. 2015 Nov 01; 86:88-93. PMID: 26240472.
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    42. 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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    43. 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; 52:153-60. PMID: 26515034.
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    44. Chae DH, Epel E, 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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    45. Puterman E, Prather AA, Epel E, 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].
    46. Incollingo Rodriguez AC, Epel E, 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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    47. Fair B, Mellon SH, Epel E, 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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    48. 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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    49. 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; PMCID: PMC4910388.
    50. Mason AE, Laraia B, Daubenmier J, Hecht FM, Lustig RH, Puterman E, Adler N, Dallman M, Kiernan M, Gearhardt AN, Epel E. 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; PMCID: PMC4644449 [Available on 12/01/16].
    51. Needham BL, Rehkopf D, Adler N, Gregorich S, Lin J, Blackburn EH, Epel E. Leukocyte telomere length and mortality in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2002. Epidemiology. 2015 Jul; 26(4):528-35. PMID: 26039272; PMCID: PMC4679150.
    52. Bersani FS, Morley C, Lindqvist D, Epel E, 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 04; 64:10-7. PMID: 26120081.
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    53. Prather AA, Epel E, 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.
    54. 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 Jun 16; 5:e581. PMID: 26080316; PMCID: PMC4490282.
    55. Entringer S, Epel E, 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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    56. Lindqvist D, Epel E, 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; PMCID: PMC4501875.
    57. Geronimus AT, Pearson JA, Linnenbringer E, Schulz AJ, Reyes AG, Epel E, 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; PMCID: PMC4621968.
    58. Tryon MS, Stanhope KL, Epel E, 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; PMCID: PMC4454811.
    59. Verhoeven JE, Révész D, van Oppen P, Epel E, 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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    60. 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; PMCID: PMC4522392 [Available on 10/01/16].
    61. Entringer S, Epel E, 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; PMCID: PMC4283015.
    62. Leung CW, Epel E, 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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    63. Prather AA, Gurfein B, Moran P, Daubenmier J, Acree M, Bacchetti P, Sinclair E, Lin J, Blackburn E, Hecht FM, Epel E. 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.
    64. Zota AR, Needham BL, Blackburn EH, Lin J, Park SK, Rehkopf DH, Epel E. 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; PMCID: PMC4351349.
    65. Puterman E, Epel E, 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; PMCID: PMC4406249.
    66. Kennedy BK, Berger SL, Brunet A, Campisi J, Cuervo AM, Epel E, 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 06; 159(4):709-13. PMID: 25417146; PMCID: PMC4852871.
    67. Leung CW, Laraia BA, Needham BL, Rehkopf DH, Adler NE, Lin J, Blackburn EH, Epel E. 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.
    68. 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 06; 4(5):20140020. PMID: 25285198; PMCID: PMC4142017.
    69. Lindqvist D, Mueller S, Mellon SH, Su Y, Epel E, 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.
    70. Needham BL, Mezuk B, Bareis N, Lin J, Blackburn EH, Epel E. 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; PMCID: PMC4346549.
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    186. Stroud LR, Salovey P, Epel E. 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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