Jara, A., Dreher, M., Porter, K., Christian, L.M. (2020). The association of maternal obesity and race with serum adipokines in pregnancy and postpartum: Implications for gestational weight gain and infant birth weight. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity – Health. 3, 2020, 100053. PDF.

Christian, L.M. (2019). The gut microbiome and mental health: Taking baby steps. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 81, 22-23. PDF.

Cuningham, W., Geard, N., Fielding, J.E., Braat, S., Madhi, S.A., Nunes, M.C., Christian, L.M., Lin, S.Y., Lee, C.N., Yamaguchi, K., Bisgaard, H., Chawes, B., Chao, A.S., Blanchard-Rohner, G., Schlaudecker, E.P., Fisher, B.M, McVernon, J., Moss, R. (2019). Optimal timing of influenza vaccine during pregnancy: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, 13, 438-452. PDF.

Christian, L.M., Carroll, J.E., Porter, K., & Hall, M. (2019). Sleep quality across pregnancy and postpartum: Effects of parity and race. Sleep Health, 5, 327-334. PDF.

Christian, L.M. (in press). At the forefront of psychoneuroimmunology in pregnancy: Implications for racial disparities in birth outcomes PART 1: Behavioral risks factors. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. PDF.

Christian, L.M. (in press). At the forefront of psychoneuroimmunology in pregnancy: Implications for racial disparities in birth outcomes PART 2: Biological mechanisms. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. PDF.

Mitchell, A.M., Christian, L.M. (2019). Repetitive negative thinking, meaning in life, and serum cytokine levels in pregnant women: varying associations by socioeconomic status. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 42, 960-972. PDF.

Seiler, A., Fagundes, C.P., & Christian, L.M. (2020) The Impact of Everyday Stressors on the Immune System and Health. In A. Choukèr (ed.), Stress Challenges and Immunity in Space - From Mechanisms to Monitoring and Preventive Strategies, 2nd edition, (pp 74-92). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. PDF.

Christian, L.M., Carroll, J.E., Teti, D.M., & Hall, M.H. (2019) Maternal sleep in pregnancy and postpartum part I: Mental, physical, and interpersonal consequences. Current Psychiatry Reports, 21:20. PDF

Carroll, J.E., Teti, D.M., Hall, M.H., & Christian, L.M. (2019) Maternal sleep in pregnancy and postpartum part II: Biomechanisms and intervention strategies. Current Psychiatry Reports, 21:19. PDF.

Gillespie, S., Cole, S., & Christian, L.M. (2019). Early adversity and the regulation of gene expression: Implications for prenatal health. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 28, 111-118. PDF.

Ritchie-Ewing, G., Mitchell, A., Christian, L.M. (2019). Associations of maternal beliefs and distress in pregnancy and postpartum with breastfeeding initiation and early cessation. Journal of Human Lactation, 35, 49-58. PDF.

Finy, S. & Christian, L.M. (2018). Pathways linking childhood abuse history and current socioeconomic status to inflammation during pregnancy. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 74, 231-240. PDF.

Gillespie, S.L., Mitchell, A.M., Kowalsky, J.M., Christian, L.M. (2018). Maternal parity and perinatal cortisol adaptation: The role of pregnancy-specific distress and implications for postpartum mood. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 97, 86-93. PDF.

Christian, L.M., Kowalsky, J.M., Mitchell, A.M., & Porter, K. (2018). Associations of postpartum sleep, stress, and depressive symptoms with LPS-stimulated cytokine production among African American and White women. Journal of Neuroimmunology, 316, 98-106. PDF.

Mitchell, A.M., Kowalsky, J.M, Epel, E.S., Lin, J., Christian, L.M. (2018). Childhood adversity, social support, and telomere length among perinatal women. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 87, 43-52. PDF.

Mitchell, A.M., Porter, K., Christian, L.M. (2018). Examination of the role of obesity in the association between childhood trauma and inflammation during pregnancy. Health Psychology, 37, 114-124. PDF.

Brook, M.J., Christian, L.M., Hade, E., M., Ruffin, M. (2017). The effect of perceived stress on Epstein-Barr virus antibody titers in Appalachian Ohio women. Neuroimmunomodulation, 24, 67-73.  PDF.

Gillespie, S.L., Christian, L.M., Alston, A., Salsberry, P. (2017). Childhood stress and birth timing among African American women: Cortisol as biological mediator. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 84, 32-41. PDF.

Christian, L.M., Beverly, C., Mitchell, A., Karlsson, E., Porter, K., Schultz-Cherry, S. & Ramilo, O. (2017) Effects of prior influenza virus vaccination on maternal antibody responses: Implications for achieving protection in the newborns. Vaccine, 35, 5283-5290. PDF.

Christian, L. M., Young, A. S., Mitchell, A. M., Belury, M. A., Gracious, B. L., Arnold, L. E., & Fristad, M. A. (2017). Body weight affects ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) accumulation in youth following supplementation in post-hoc analyses of a randomized controlled trial.  PLOS ONE, 12, e0173087. PDF.

Mitchell, A.M., & Christian, L.M. (2017). Financial strain and birth weight: The mediating role of psychological distress. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 20, 201-208. PDF.

Gillespie, S.L., Neal, J.L., Christian, L.M., Szalacha, L.A., Salsberry, P.J. (2017). Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist polymorphism and birth timing:  Pathway analysis among African Americans. Nursing Research, 66, 95-104. PDF.

Mitchell, A.M., Palettas, M., Christian, L.M. (2017). Fetal sex is associated with maternal stimulated cytokine production, but not serum cytokine levels, in human pregnancy. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 60, 32-37. PDF.

Christian, L.M., Mitchell, A.M., Gillespie, S.L., Palettas, M. (2016). Serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) across pregnancy and postpartum: Associations with race, depressive symptoms, and low birth weight. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 74, 69-76. PDF.

Paropkari, A.D., Leblebicioglu, B., Christian, L., Kumar, P.S. (2016).  Smoking, pregnancy and the subgingival microbiome. Scientific Reports, 6, 30388. PDF.

Gillespie, S.L, Christian, L.M. (2016). Body mass index (BMI) as a measure of obesity: Racial differences in predictive value for health parameters during pregnancy. Journal of Women’s Health, 25, 1210-1218. PDF.

Gillespie, S., Porter, K., Christian, L.M. (2016). Adaptation of the inflammatory immune response across pregnancy and postpartum in Black and White women. Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 114. 27-31. PDF.

Christian, L.M., Blair, L.M., Porter, K., Lower, M., Cole, Rachel M., Belury, M.A. (2016). Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) status in pregnant women: Associations with sleep quality, inflammation, and length of gestation. PLOS One, 11, e0148752. PDF.

Gillespie, S., Christian, L.M., Neal, J.L. (2015). A proposed bio-panel to predict risk for spontaneous preterm birth among African American women. Medical Hypotheses, 85, 558-564. PDF.

Christian, L.M., Porter, K., Karlsson, E., Schultz-Cherry, S. (2015). Proinflammatory cytokine responses correspond with subjective side effects after influenza virus vaccination. Vaccine, 33, 3360-3366. PDF.

Blair, L.M., Porter, K., Leblebicioglu, B., Christian, L.M. (2015).  Poor sleep quality and associated inflammation predict preterm birth: Heightened risk among African Americans. Sleep, 38, 1259-1267. PDF.

Hooper, E., Feng, X., Christian, L.M.,  Slesnick, N. (2015). Emotion expression, emotionality, depressive symptoms, and stress:  Maternal profiles related to child outcomes. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 1319-1331. PDF.

Christian, L.M., Galley, J.D., Hade, E.M., Schoppe-Sullivan, S., Kamp-Dush, C., Bailey, M.T. (2015).  Gut microbiome composition is associated with temperament during early childhood.  Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 45, 118-127. PDF.

Christian, L.M.  (2015) Stress and immune function during pregnancy:  An emerging focus in mind-body medicine. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 24, 3-9. PDF.

Galley, J., Bailey, M., Kamp-Dush, C., Schoppe-Sullivan, S., & Christian, L.M. (2014). Maternal obesity is associated with alterations in the gut microbiome in toddlers." PLoS ONE, 9, e113026. PDF.

Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K., Glaser, R., & Christian, L.M. (2014). Omega-3 fatty acids and stress-induced immune dysregulation: Implications for wound healing. Military Medicine, 179, 129-133. PDF.

Christian, L.M., & Porter, K.P. (2014) Longitudinal changes in serum proinflammatory markers across pregnancy and postpartum: Effects of maternal body mass index. Cytokine, 70, 134-140. PDF.

Jaremka, J., Belury, M.A., Andridge, R.R., Malarkey, W., Glaser, R., Christian, L.M., Emery, C.F., Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2014) Interpersonal stressors predict ghrelin and leptin levels in women. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 48, 178-188.  PDF.

Christian, L.M.  (2014). Effects of stress and depression on inflammatory immune parameters in pregnancy. Invited Manuscript. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Special Report, 275-277. PDF.

Christian, L.M. (2014). Optimizing benefits of influenza virus vaccination during pregnancy:  Potential behavioral risk factors and interventions. Vaccine, 32, 2958-2964. PDF.

Christian, L.M., Glaser, R. Porter, K., Iams, J.D. (2013). Stress-induced inflammatory responses in women: Effects of race and pregnancy. Psychosomatic Medicine, 75, 658-669. PDF.

Christian, L.M., Iams, J.D., Porter, K., & Leblebicioglu, B. (2013). Self-rated health among pregnant women: Associations with objective health status, psychological functioning, and serum inflammatory markers. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 46, 295-309. PDF.

Christian, L.M., Porter, K., Karlsson, E., Schultz-Cherry, S., & Iams, J.D. (2013). Serum proinflammatory cytokine responses to influenza virus vaccine among women during pregnancy versus non-pregnancy. American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 70, 45-53. PDF.

Christian, L.M. (2012). Physiological reactivity to psychological stress in human pregnancy: Current knowledge and future directions. Progress in Neurobiology, 99, 106-116. PDF.

Christian, L.M., Iams, J.D., Porter, K., & Glaser, R. (2012). Epstein-Barr virus reactivation during pregnancy and postpartum: Effects of race and racial discrimination. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 26, 1280-1287. PDF.

Christian, L.M. (2012). Psychoneuroimmunology in pregnancy: Immune pathways linking stress with maternal health, adverse birth outcomes, and fetal development. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 36, 350-361. PDF.

Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K., Christian, L.M., Andridge, R., Hwang, B.S., Malarkey, W.B., Belury, M.A., Emery, C.F., & Glaser, R. (2012). Adiponectin, leptin, and yoga practice. Physiology and Behavior, 107, 809-813. PDF.

Christian, L.M., & Glaser, R. (2012). The impact of everyday stressors on the immune system and health. In A. Chouker (Ed.) Stress Challenges and Immunity in Space – From Mechanisms to Monitoring and Preventive Strategies. (pp 31-46). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. PDF.

Christian, L.M., Iams, J.D., Porter, K., & Glaser, R. (2011). Inflammatory responses to trivalent influenza virus vaccine among pregnant women. Vaccine, 29, 8982-8987.  PDF.

Christian, L.M., Glaser, R., Porter, K., Malarkey, W.B., Beversdorf, D., Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2011). Poorer self-rated health is associated with elevated inflammatory markers among older adults. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 36 (10), 1431-1588. PDF.

Christian, L.M., Franco, A., Iams, J., Sheridan, J., & Glaser, R. (2010). Depressive symptoms predict exaggerated inflammatory responses to an in vivo immune challenge among pregnant women. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 24, 49-53. PDF.

Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K., Christian, L.M., Preston, H., Houtes, C., Malarkey, W.B., Emery, C.F., Glaser, R. (2010). Stress, inflammation, and yoga practice. Psychosomatic Medicine, 72 (2), 113-121.  PDF.

Pereira, D.B., Christian, L.M., Patidar, S., Bishop, M.M., Dodd, S.M., Athanason, R., Wingard, J.R., Reddy, V.S. (2010). Spiritual absence and one year mortality after hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation 16 (8), 1171-1179. PDF.

Christian, L.M., Deichert, N.T., Gouin, J-P., Graham, J.E., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2009). Psychological influences on neuroendocrine and immune outcomes. In J.T. Cacioppo & G.G. Berntson (Eds.) Handbook of Neuroscience for the Behavioral Sciences. Vol 2: 1260-79. PDF.

Christian, L.M., Franco, A., Glaser, R., & Iams, J. (2009). Depressive symptoms are associated with elevated serum proinflammatory cytokines among pregnant women. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 23, 750-754. PDF.

Christian, L.M., & Storch, E. (2009). Cognitive behavioral treatment of postpartum onset obsessive compulsive disorder with aggressive obsessions. Clinical Case Studies, 8 (1), 72-83. PDF.  

Graham, J.E., Christian, L.M., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2007). Close relationships and immunity. In R. Ader (Ed.), Psychoneuroimmunology (4 ed., Vol. 2, pp. 781-798). Burlington, MA: Elsevier Academic Press. PDF.

Graham, J. E., Christian, L.M., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K. (2006). Marriage, health, and immune function: A review of key findings and the role of depression. In S.R.H. Beach, M.Z. Wamboldt, N.J. Kaslow, R.E. Heyman, M.B. First, L.G. Underwood, & D. Reiss (Eds.), Relational Processes and DSM-V: Neuroscience, Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment. (pp. 61-76). Washington DC: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. PDF.

Christian, L.M., Graham, J.E., Padgett, D.A., Glaser, R., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2006). Stress and wound healing. Neuroimmunomodulation, 13, 337-346.  PDF.

Graham, J.E., Christian, L.M., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2006). Stress, age, and immune function: Toward a life-span approach. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 29(4), 389-400. PDF.

Christian, L.M., & Stoney, C.M. (2006). Social support versus social evaluation: Unique effects on vascular and myocardial response patterns. Psychosomatic Medicine, 68, 914-921. PDF.

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