Stress and Health in Pregnancy Articles

Finy, S. & Christian, L.M. (in press). Pathways Linking Childhood Abuse History and Current Socioeconomic Status to Inflammation During Pregnancy. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 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

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

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 and cord blood antibody titers. Vaccine, 35, 5283-5290. PDF. 

Mitchell, A.M., Christian, L.M. (2017). Financial strain and birth weight: the mediating role of psychological distress.  Archives of Womens Mental Health, 20, 201-208. 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
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 Research66, 95-104PDF

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, R., 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
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
Blair, L.M., Porter, K., Leblebicioglu, B., Christian, L.M. (2015). Poor sleep quality and inflammation predict preterm birth:  Heightened risk among African Americans. Sleep, 38, 1259-1267. 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 alternations in the gut microbiome in toddlers. PLoS ONE, 9, e113026. 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
Christian, L.M. (2014).  Effects of stress and depression on inflammatory immune parameters in pregnancy.  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 indicators, 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. (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., 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
Chistian, 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. (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
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., Franco, A., Iams, J., Sheridan, J., & Glaser, R., (2010). Depressive symptoms predict exaggerated inflammatory responses to an in vivo immune challenge during pregnancy. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 24, 49-53. PDF

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

Other Stress and Health Articles

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 Women. Neuroimmunomodulation, 24, 67-73. 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 w-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) accumulation in youth following supplementation in post-hoc analyses of a randomized controlled trial.  PlOS One, 12, e0173087.

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, November Supplement, 129-133. PDF

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

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, 113-121. PDF

Pereira, D.B., Christian, L.M., Patidar, S., Bishop, M.M., Dodd, S.M., Athtanason, R., Wingard, J.R., & Reddy, V.S. (2010). Spiritual absence and 1-year mortality after hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 16 (8), 1171-1179. 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

Stress and Health Book Chapters

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. (pp. 31-43). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. 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

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

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