We are co-sponsoring a Fire Side Chat Event Open to the First 100 to RSVP this April 2nd at 4pm PST. This is specific to those interested or already working with salivary hormone data collected with the large (11,880 adolescents) Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (R) Study in the US. Join IISBR’s very own Kristina Uban at this fun round table and networking event!
Department of Genomic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
J. Craig Venter Institute
Marcelo Freire, DDS, PhD, DMedSc, is an Associate Professor at J. Craig Venter Institute at the Department of Genomic Medicine and Infectious Diseases. Prior to joining JCVI, Dr. Freire was an Assistant Faculty at The Forsyth Institute and Harvard University (Division of Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity). Freire’s current research focuses on biological communications between host immune system and oral microbiome. In the context of chronic inflammatory diseases, Freire’s team aim to discover novel molecular switches important to multimodal microbial-inflammatory markers. Freire is currently the President of the Clinical and Translational Science Network at IADR and meld his scientific an clinical knowledge to pursue translational studies at JCVI.
University of California Irvine
- Attachment relationships
Dr. Kazmierski received her Ph.D. in Psychology, Clinical Science from the University of Southern California and joined UC Irvine as a post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Uma Rao’s Biobehavioral Research on Adolescent Development (BRoAD) Lab in August 2019. She was awarded the NIH NIMHD Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship to study parent-child relationships as sources of resilience from the health effects of adolescent stress, with a focus on the impact of discrimination-related stress on obesity-related health. Kelly received her B.A. in Psychology from Pomona College in 2012 and her M.A. in Clinical Science from USC in 2014; she completed her clinical internship in health services psychology at the VA West Los Angeles Medical Center. Kelly’s research measures how attachment relationships foster both emotional and physiological regulation in the face of stress. Her work focuses on how parent-child and romantic relationships might break links between exposure to adversity in childhood and adverse health-related outcomes in adolescence and adulthood.
Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research (IISBR)
University of California Irvine
Katrina Hamilton completed her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology at Ohio University where she gained specialized training in health psychology and a secondary concentration in quantitative statistics. While completing her doctorate, she held a Heritage Fellowship through the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine that fostered interdisciplinary training and research. This prior work was focused on acute and chronic stress, noninvasive interventions, lifestyle medicine, and working with chronically ill and healthy individuals. Specifically, her dissertation examined biopsychosocial outcomes of a 3-month lifestyle intervention relative to treatment as usual for individuals from Southeastern Ohio region of Appalachia who have a chronic pain condition.
University of Maryland School of Social Work
My research program focuses on community-based interventions to support early child development in low-income, high-risk populations, especially through enhancing children’s earliest relationships. I am especially interested in integrating attachment theory, research, and attachment-based interventions with broad-based, publicly funded services for families with young children. For example, a major focus of my recent work has been the development and evaluation of an enhanced model of federal Early Head Start services for low-income families with infants and toddlers. The enhancement consists of a brief but intensive attachment-focused intervention, Dozier’s Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC). In this study (N = 208), randomly assigned intervention mothers showed more supportive caregiving based on objective ratings by blinded observers (Berlin et al., 2018). In response to a series of mild stressors, intervention infants showed better regulated cortisol production, particularly rates of cortisol recovery (i.e., down-regulation) (Berlin et al., 2019). This RCT is part of the federal Buffering Toxic Stress research consortium.
Sullivan, M. C., Winchester, S. B., Roberts, M., B., Bryce, C. I., & Granger, D. A. (2017). Prematurity and perinatal adversity effects hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis reactivity to social evaluative threat in adulthood. Developmental Psychobiology, 59, 976-983 PMID 29080326
Calvi, J. L., Chen, F., Benson, V. B., Brindle, E., Bristow, M., De, A., Entringer,S., Findlay, H., S., Heim, C., Hodges, E. A., Klawitter, H., Lupien, S., Rus, H., Tiemensma, J., Verlezza, S., Walker, C-D., & Granger, D. A. (2017). Measurement of cortisol in saliva: A comparison within and between international academic laboratories. BMC Research Notes, 10, 479. PMID 28903752
Lucas, T., Pierce, J., Lumley, M. A., Granger, D. A., Lin, J., & Epel, E. S. (2017). Telomere length and procedural justice predict stress reactivity responses to unfair outcomes in African Americans. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 86, 104-109 PMID 28938175
Chen, F. R., Stroud, C. B., Vrshek-Schallhorn, S., Doane, L. D., & Granger, D. A. (2017). Individual differences in early adolescents’ latent trait cortisol: Interaction of early adversity and 5-HTTLPR. Biological Psychology, 129, 8-15 PMID 28757071
Pisanic, N., Rahman, A., Saha, S., Labrique, A. B., Nelson, K. E., Granger, D. A., Granger, S. W., Detrick, B., & Heaney, C. B. (2017). Development of an oral fluid immunoassay to assess recent and past hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection. Journal of Immunological Methods,488, 1-8 PMID 28478117
Martinez-Torteya,C., Lonstein, J., Levendosky, A. A.,Bogat, G. A., , & Granger, D. A., (2017). Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence in utero and infant internalizing behaviors: Moderation by salivary cortisol-alpha amylase asymmetry. Early Human Development, 113, 40-48 PMID 28735172
Ewing-Cobbs, L., Prasad, M. R., Cox, C. S., Granger, D. A., Duque, G., & Swank, P. R. (2017). Altered stress system reactivity after pediatric injury: Relation with post-traumatic stress symptoms. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 84, 66-75 PMID 28667938
Denes, A., Afifi, T., & Granger, D. A. (2017). Physiology and Pillow Talk: Relations between Testosterone and Communication Post Sex. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 34, 281-308.
Riis, J. L., Bryce, C. I., Ha, T., Hand, T., Bayer, J., Stebbins, J. L., Matin, M., & Granger, D. A. (2017). Adiponectin: Serum-saliva associations and relations with oral and systemic markers of inflammation. Peptides, 91, 58-64 PMID 28363793
Holochwost, S. J., Gariepy, J-L., Mills-Koonce, W. R., Propper, C. B., Kolarz, J., & Granger, D. A. (2017). Individual differences in the activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis: Relations to age and cumulative risk in early childhood. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 81, 36-45. PMID 28411412
Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics
Teachers College, Columbia University
Hedyeh Ahmadi earned her PhD in Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics from Columbia University in 2019. She completed her M.S. in Statistics at UC Irvine in 2016. Her research focuses on the development and testing of methods for analyzing repeated measure/longitudinal growth models in the context of Salivary Bioscience, Psychology, and Education. In addition to exploring new methods, Dr. Ahmadi will teach advanced statistical methods to researchers via tutorial papers and intensive training workshops. More broadly, Dr. Ahmadi is interested in the use of regression models – particularly in the areas of meta-analysis and with censored salivary data.
Kimonis, E. R., Fleming, G. E., Wilbur, R. R., Groer, M. W., & Granger, D. A. (2018). Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its ratio to cortisol moderate associations between maltreatment and psychopathology in male juvenile offenders. Psychoneuroendocrinology
Watterberg, K. L., Hintz, S. R., Do, B., Vohr, B. R., Lowe, J., Newman, J. E., Wallace, D., Lacy, C. B., Davis, E. P., Granger, D. A., Shankaran, S., Payne, A., & Higgins, R. D. for the SUPPORT study group of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network (2018). Adrenal function links to early postnatal growth and blood pressure at age six in infants born extremely premature. Pediatric Research
Gatzke-Kopp, L. M., Willoughby, M. T., Warkentien, S. M., O’Connor, T., Granger, D.A., Blair, C., & Family Life Project Key Investigators (2018). Magnitude and chronicity of smoke exposure across infancy and early childhood in a sample of low income children. Nicotine & Tobacco Research
Pan, Z., Granger, D. A., Guerin, N. A., Shoffner, A., & Gabriels, R. L. (2018). Replication pilot trial of therapeutic horseback riding and cortisol collection with children on the autism spectrum. Frontiers in Veterinary Science
Woerner, J., Lucas, T., Pierce, J., Riis, J. L., & Granger, D. A. (2018). Salivary Uric acid: Associations with resting and reactive blood pressure response to social evaluative stress in healthy African Americans. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 101, 19-26 PMID 30399459
Pisanic, N., Ballard, S-B., Colquechagua, F. A., Francois, R., Exum, N., Yon, P.P., Schwab, K., Granger, D. A., Wade, T., Detrick, B., Olortegul, M. P., Gilman, R., Heaney, C., Vinje, J., & Kosek, M. (2018). Minimally invasive saliva testing to monitor norovirus infection in community settings. The Journal of Infectious Disease
Affifi, T. D., Granger, D. A., Ersig, A., Davis, S., Shahnazo, A., Harrison, K., & Acevedo, Callejas, M. (2018). Testing the theory of resilience and relational load (TRRL) in families with type I diabetes. Health Communication
Wheelock, M.D., Rangaprakash, D., Harnett, N.G., Wood, K.H., Orem, T.R., Mrug, S., Granger, D.A., Deshpande, G., & Knight, D.C. (2018). Psychosocial stress reactivity is associated with decreased whole brain network efficiency and increased amygdala centrality. Behavioral Neuroscience, 132, 561-572 PMID 30359065
Kornienko, O., Schaefer, D. R., Pressman, S. D., & Granger, D. A. (2018). Associations between secretory Immunoglobulin A and social Network structure. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 25, 1606-1620 PMID 30132272
Lucas, T., Woerner, J., Pierce, J., Granger, D. A., Lin, J., Epel, E. S., & Lumley, M. A., (2018). Justice for All? Beliefs about justice for self and others and Telomere length in African Americans. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 24, 498-509 PMID 30058830
Rodriquez, K. E., Bryce, C. I., Granger, D. A., & O’Haire, M. E. (2018). The effect of a service dog on salivary cortisol awakening response in a military population with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Psychoneuroendocrinology, 98, 202-210 PMID 29907299
Chen, F. R., Raine, A., & Granger, D. A. (2018). Testosterone and proactive and reactive aggression in youth: The moderating role of harsh discipline. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 46, 1599-1612 PMID 29353364
Martinez, A. D., Ruelas, L., & Granger, D. A. (2018). Household fear of deportation in Mexican-origin families: relation to body mass index percentiles and salivary uric acid. American Journal of Human Biology, 19, 188-200 PMID 28726338
Quas, J., Castro, A., Bryce, C., & Granger, D. A. (2018). Stress physiology and memory for emotional information: Moderation by intra-individual differences in pubertal hormones. Developmental Psychology, 54, 1606-1620 PMID 30148390
Sabri, B., & Granger, D. A. (2018). Gender-based violence and trauma in marginalized populations of women: Role of Biological embedding and toxic stress. Health Care for Women International
Riis, J. L., Bryce, C. I., Hand, T., Bayer, J., Matin, M. J., Stebbins, J. L., Kornienko, O., Segal, S. K., van Huisstede, L., & Granger, D. A. (2018). Validity, stability, and utility of measuring uric acid in saliva. Biomarkers in Medicine, 12, 583-596 PMID 29873515
Rankin, A., Swearingen-Stanborough, C., Granger, D. A., & Byrd-Craven, J. (2018). The role of co-rumination and adrenocortical attunement in young women’s close friendships. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 98, 61-66 PMID 30103032
Advances and New Approaches to the Study of Stress, Early Experiences, and
Developmental (SEED) Science
This is an open call for submissions for a special issue on “Advances and New Approaches to the Study of Stress, Early Experiences, and Developmental (SEED)
Science” in Developmental Psychobiology. This special issue will be co-edited by Dr. Sarah Watamura and Dr. Erika Manczak.
We invite submissions across a range of topics that highlight innovative or important approaches to understanding the roles of stress, early experiences, and development in typical and disadvantaged environments. We are particularly interested in papers that emphasize mechanisms and processes that occur from the prenatal to adolescent period, including (but not limited to): genetic regulation and epigenetic modification, immune system functioning, hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis and/or autonomic nervous system regulation, the microbiome, and markers of oxidative stress, or that utilize large-scale data analysis (‘Big Data’) techniques to explore developmental psychobiological questions. We welcome research articles, research reviews, and brief reports. Interested authors should submit an abstract (250 words) to the editors that summarizes their proposed manuscript. From these abstracts, articles will be selected for full submission.
Abstracts are due by May 15, 2019; authors will be notified by June 1, 2019 regarding invitations for a full submission (due September 1, 2019). Publication date is expected for 2020. Please submit abstracts to the Developmental Psychobiology editorial office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Research with predominantly male samples supports primary and secondary developmental pathways to psychopathy that are phenotypically indistinguishable on aggressive and antisocial behavior. The aim of this study was to examine whether female variants of psychopathy show divergent endocrine (i.e., cortisol, dehydroepiandrosterone [DHEA], testosterone, and their interactions) and psychophysiological (i.e., heart rate variability [HRV]) reactivity to social provocation. We also tested whether variants differed on reactive aggression when performing a competitive reaction time task against the fictitious participant who previously insulted them. Latent profile analyses on 101 undergraduate women oversampled for high psychopathic traits identified a high-anxious, maltreated secondary variant (n=64) and a low-anxious primary variant (n=37). Although variants did not differ on aggression, secondary variants showed higher cortisol, testosterone, cortisol-to-DHEA ratios, and HRV following social provocation relative to primary variants. Findings suggest that the neurobiological mechanisms underpinning aggression in psychopathy may differ between women on primary versus secondary developmental pathways.
Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada; BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Sponsor: Eva R. Kimonis; School of Psychology, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia