Stress and Health in Pregnancy Articles
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.
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.
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
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