Rosko, A.E., Elsaid, M.I., Woyach, J., Islam, N., Lepola, N., Urrutia, J., Christian, L.M., Presley, C., Mims, A., & Burd, C. (2024). Determining the relationship of p16INK4a and additional molecular markers of aging with clinical frailty in hematologic malignancy. Journal of Cancer Survivorship.

Amaya, M., Melnyk, B.M., Teall, A., Christian, L., Messinger, J., Winn, J., Battista, L., Johnson, N., Atkinson, C (in press). Make It or Break It: Effects of a multi-component healthy lifestyle behavior change program on healthy beliefs, behaviors, stress, self-efficacy and health locus of control. Building Healthy Academic Communities Journal.

Christian, L.M., Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K., Cole, S.W., Burd, C.E., Madison, A.A., Wilson, S.J., & Rosko, A.E., (in press). Psychoneuroimmunology in multiple myeloma and autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant: Opportunities for research among patients and caregivers. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.

Christian, L.M., Wilson, S.J., Madison, A.A., Prakash, R.S., Burd, C.E., Rosko, A.E., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K., (2023). Understanding the Health Effects of Caregiving Stress: New Directions in Molecular Aging. Ageing Research Reviews, 102096. PDF

Strahm, A.M., Mitchell, A., Pan, J. & Christian, L.M. (2022) Repetitive negative thinking: Associations with mental health, inflammation, and breastfeeding in pregnancy and postpartum. Journal of Affective Disorders, 319, 497-506. PDF

Chase, D., Pressman, S., Christian, L.M., Galley, J., & Bailey M.T. (2022) Associations between gut microbes and social behavior in healthy 2-year-old children. Psychosomatic Medicine, 84, 749-756. PDF

Fagundes, C.P., Wu-Chung, E.L., Christian, L.M. (2022). Social determinants of health: What we still need to know. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 140:105713. PDF

Mitchell, A.M., Kowalsky, J., Belury, M., Cole, R., & Christian, L.M. (2022). Perceived Social Support Predicts Self-Reported and Objective Health and Health Behaviors among Pregnant Women. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 45, 589-602. PDF

Gillespie, S., Christian, L.M., Mackos, A.R., Nolan, T.S., Gondwe, K.W., Anderson, C.M., Hall, M.W., Williams, K.P., Slavish, G. M. (2022). Lifetime stressor exposure, systemic inflammation during pregnancy, and preterm birth among Black American women. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 101, 266-274. PDF

Chen, M. A., LeRoy, A. S., Majd, M., Chen, J. Y., Brown, R. L., Christian, L. M., & Fagundes, C. P. (2021). Immune and Epigenetic Pathways Linking Childhood Adversity and Health Across the Lifespan. Frontiers in psychology, 5550. PDF

Weiss, S., Flynn, H., Christian, L.M., Hantsoo, L., Lanza di Scalea, T., Kornfield, S., Muzik, M., Simeonova, D., cooper, B., Strahm, A.M., Deligiannidis, K., (National Network of Depression Centers Women’s Behavioral Health Task Force.) (2021). Distinguishing Characteristics of Symptom Profiles identified with Latent Class Analysis in Women at Risk of Mood Disorders. Depression & Anxiety, 295, 139-147. PDF.

Cao, R.G., Christian, L.M., Jaramillo, L., Smith, B., Karlsson, E., Schultz-Cherry, S., Mejias, A., & Ramilo, O., (2022). Early changes in interferon gene expression and antibody responses following influenza vaccination in pregnant women. The Journal of Infectious Diseases. 225, 341–51. PDF

Gillespie, S. L., Bose-Brill, S., Giurgescu, C., Gondwe, K. W., Nolan, T. S., Spurlock, E. J., & Christian, L. M. (2021). Racial Discrimination and Stress Across the Life Course: Associations With Prenatal Inflammation, Perceived Stress, and Depressive Symptoms. Nursing Research, 70(5S), S21-S30. PDF

Christian, L.M., Cole, S.W., McDade, T., Pachankis, J.E., Morgan, E., Strahm, A.M., & Kamp Dush, C. (2021). A Biopsychosocial Framework for Understanding Sexual and Gender Minority Health: A Call for Action. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 129, 107-116. PDF.

Brown, R.L., Fagundes, C. P., Thayer, J.F., & Christian, L.M. (2021). Longitudinal Changes in HRV across Pregnancy and Postpartum: Effect of Negative Partner Relationship Qualities. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 129, 105216. PDF.

Ruffin IV, M. T., Hade, E. M., Fahey, P., Christian, L. M., Paskett, E. D., & Harper, D. M. (2021). Predictors of Human Papillomavirus Seropositivity in Appalachian Women Aged 18 to 26 Years. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 48(9), 693. PDF.

Christian, L.M., Webber, S., Gillespie, S., Strahm, A.M., Schaffir, J., Gokun, Y., & Porter, K. (2021). Maternal Depressive Symptoms, Sleep, and Odds of Spontaneous Early Birth: Implications for Racial Inequities in Birth Outcomes. Sleep. PDF.

Christian, L.M. (2020). At the forefront of psychoneuroimmunology in pregnancy: Implications for racial disparities in birth outcomes PART 1: Behavioral risks factors. Elsevier, Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 117 (2020) 319–326. PDF.

Christian, L.M. (2020). At the forefront of psychoneuroimmunology in pregnancy: Implications for racial disparities in birth outcomes PART 2: Biological mechanisms. Elsevier, Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 117 (2020) 327–333. PDF.

Christian, L.M., Koenig, J., Williams, D.P., Kapuku, G., Thayer, J.F. (2020). Impaired vasodilation in pregnant African Americans: Preliminary evidence of potential antecedents and consequences. Psychophysiology, 58, e13699. PDF.

Carroll, J., Rentscher, K., Cole, S., Luo, J., Ramilo, O., Webber, S., Lamkin, D., Christian, L. (2020). Sleep disturbances and inflammatory gene expression among pregnant women: Differential responses by race. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 88, 654-660. PDF.

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.

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. (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.

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.

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.

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.

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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