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Below is a list of publications emerging out of the International Consortium on Psychosocial Stress, Spirituality, and Health, our John Templeton Foundation-funded consortium that conducts research on religion/spirituality and health:

  1. Nagarajan S., Seddighzadeh B., Baccarelli A., Wise L.A., Williams M., Shields A.E. Adverse maternal exposures, methylation of glucocorticoid-related genes and perinatal outcomes: a systematic review. Epigenomics. 2016, Jul:8(7):925-44. PMID: 27381417.

  2. VanderWeele T.J., Shields A.E. Religiosity and telomere length: One step forward, one step back. Social Science & Medicine. 2016, Aug:163:176-8. PMID: 27373959.

  3. Shields A.E., Wise L.A., Ruiz-Narvarez E.A., Seddighzadeh B., Byun H.M., Cozier Y.C., Rosenberg L., Palmer J.R., Baccarelli A.A. Child Abuse, Promoter Methylation of Leukocyte NR3C1 and the Potential Modifying Effect of Emotional Support. Epigenomics. 2016, Nov:8(1):1507-1517. PMID: 27620456.

  4. Shields A.E. Epigenetic signals of how social disadvantage “gets under the skin”: a challenge to the public health community. Epigenomics. 2017; 9(3): 223-229. PMID: 28234017.

  5. VanderWeele T.J., Palmer J.R., Shields A.E. Respond to “Church Attendance and Mortality. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2017; Mar:185(7): 526-528. PMID: 28338843.

  6. VanderWeele T.J., Yu J., Cozier Y.C., Wise L., Argentieri M.A., Rosenberg L., Palmer J.R., Shields A.E. Attendance at Religious Services, Prayer, Religious Coping, and Religious/Spiritual Identity as Predictors of All-Cause Mortality in the Black Women's Health Study. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2017, Mar:185(7): 515-522. PMID: 28338863.

  7. Argentieri M.A., Nagarajan S., Seddighzadeh B., Baccarelli A.A., and Shields A.E. Epigenetic Pathways in Human Disease: The Impact of DNA Methylation on Stress-Related Pathogenesis and Current Challenges in Biomarker Development. EBioMedicine. 2017, 18: 327-350. PMID: 28434943.

  8. Cozier Y.C., Yu J., Wise L.A., VanderWeele T.J., Balboni T.A., Argentieri M.A., Rosenberg L., Palmer J.R., Shields A.E. Religious and Spiritual Coping and Risk of Incident Hypertension in the Black Women's Health Study. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2018:52(12): 989-998. PMID: 30418522.

  9. Lu D., Palmer, J.R., Rosenberg, L., Shields, A.E., Orr E.H., De Vivo I., Cozier Y.C. Perceived racism in relation to telomere length among African-American women in the Black Women’s Health Study. Annals of Epidemiology. 2019 Aug;36:33-39. PMID: 31387775.

  10. Spence N.D., Farvid M.S., Warner E.T., VanderWeele T.J., Tworoger S.S., Argentieri M.A., Shields A.E. Religious Service Attendance, Religious Coping, and Risk of Hypertension in Women Participating in the Nurses' Health Study II. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2020 Mar 2;189(3):193-203. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwz222. PMID: 31595952; PMCID: PMC7217278.

  11. Stroope S., Kent B.V., Zhang Y., Spiegelman D., Kandula N., Schachter A.B., Kanaya A.M., Shields A.E. Mental Health and Self-Rated Health among U.S. South Asians: The Role of Religious Group Involvement. Ethnicity & Health. 2019 Aug 30:1-19. PMID: 31466458.

  12. Kent B.V., Stroope S., Kanaya A.M., Zhang Y., Kandula N.R., Shields A.E. Private Religion/Spirituality, Self-Rated Health, and Mental Health among US South Asians. Quality of Life Research. 2020 Feb;29(2):495-504. PMID: 31650305; PMCID: PMC7297387.

  13. Stroope S., Kent B.V., Zhang Y., Kandula N.R., Kanaya A.M., Shields A.E. Self-Rated Religiosity/Spirituality and Four Health Outcomes Among US South Asians: Findings from the Study on Stress, Spirituality, and Health. Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease. 2020;208(2):165-168. doi:10.1097/NMD.0000000000001128. PMID: 31650305; PMCID: PMC7297387.

  14. Shields A.E., Balboni T.A. Building towards common psychosocial measures in U.S. cohort studies: principal investigators' views regarding the role of religiosity and spirituality in human health. BMC Public Health. 2020;20(1):973. Published 2020 Jun 22. doi:10.1186/s12889-020-08854-8. PMID: 32571256; PMCID: PMC7310072.

  15. Kent, B.V. What Have We Learned about Religion, Spiritualty, and Health in the MASALA Study of U.S. South Asians? Public Health, Religion, and Spirituality Bulletin 1(3):18-20.

  16. Argentieri M.A., Seddighzadeh B., Noveroske Philbrick S., Balboni T., Shields A.E. A Roadmap for conducting psychosocial research in epidemiological studies: Perspectives of cohort study principal investigators. BMJ Open. 2020 Jul 28;10(7):e037235. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-037235. PMID: 32723742; PMCID: PMC7389745.

  17. Warner E.T., Zhang Y., Gu Y., Taporoski T.P., Pereira A., DeVivo I., Spence N.D., Cozier Y., Palmer J.R., Kanaya A.M., Kandula N.R., Cole S.A., Tworoger S., Shields A.E. Physical and sexual abuse in childhood and adolescence and leukocyte telomere length: A pooled analysis of the study on psychosocial stress, spirituality, and health. PLoS One. 2020 Oct 30;15(10):e0241363. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0241363. PMID: 33125425; PMCID: PMC7598522.

  18. Isehunwa O.O., Warner E., Spiegelman D., Zhang Y., Palmer J., Kanaya A.M., Cole S.A., Tworoger S., Shields L.O., Gu Y., Kent B.V., DeVivo I., Shields A.E. Depression, Religiosity, and Telomere Length in the Study on Stress, Spirituality, and Health (SSSH). International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. 2021 Jan 4. doi: 10.1007/s11469-020-00455-1.

  19. Ngo L.H., Austin Argentieri M., Dillon S.T., Kent B.V., Kanaya A.M., Shields A.E., Libermann T.A. Plasma protein expression profiles, cardiovascular disease, and religious struggles among South Asians in the MASALA study. Sci Rep. 2021 Jan 13;11(1):961. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-79429-1. PMID: 33441605; PMCID: PMC7806901.

  20. Kent B.V., Davidson J.C., Zhang Y., Pargament K.I., VanderWeele T.J., Koenig H., Underwood L.G., Krause N., Kanaya A.M., Tworoger S.S., Schachter A.B., Cole S., O’Leary M., Cozier Y., Daviglus M., Giachello A.L., Zacher T., Palmer J.R., Shields A.E. Religion and Spirituality among American Indian, South Asian, Black, Hispanic/Latina, and White Women in the Study on Stress, Spirituality, and Health. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. 2021 Mar;60(1):198-215. doi: 10.1111/jssr.12695. Epub 2020 Dec 22. PMID: 34012171; PMCID: PMC8127946.

  21. Warner E.T., Kent B.V., Zhang Y., Argentieri M.A., Rowatt W.C., Pargament K., Koenig H.G., Underwood L., Cole S.A., Daviglus M.L., Kanaya A.M., Palmer J.R., Huang T., Blais M.A., Shields A.E. The Study on Stress, Spirituality, and Health (SSSH): Psychometric Evaluation and Initial Validation of the SSSH Baseline Spirituality Survey. Religions (Basel). 2021 Mar;12(3):150. doi: 10.3390/rel12030150. Epub 2021 Feb 25. PMID: 34484812; PMCID: PMC8415767.

  22. Isehunwa O.O., Warner E.T., Spiegelman D., Huang T., Tworoger S.S., Kent B.V., Shields A.E. Religion, spirituality and diurnal rhythms of salivary cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone in postmenopausal women. Compr Psychoneuroendocrinol. 2021 Aug;7:100064. doi: 10.1016/j.cpnec.2021.100064. Epub 2021 Jun 6. PMID: 34308392; PMCID: PMC8297624.

  23. Lock M., Argentieri M.A., Shields A.E. The contribution of ethnography to epigenomics research: toward a new bio-ethnography for addressing health disparities. Epigenomics. 2021 Nov;13(21):1771-1786. doi: 10.2217/epi-2020-0009. Epub 2021 Mar 3. PMID: 33653089.

  24. Spence N.D., Warner E.T., Farvid M.S., VanderWeele T.J., Zhang Y., Hu F.B., Shields A.E. Religious or Spiritual Coping, Religious Service Attendance, and Type 2 Diabetes: A Prospective Study of Women in the United States. Ann Epidemiol. 2021 Sep 22;67:1-12. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2021.09.012. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34562589.

  25. Schachter A.B., Argentieri M.A., Seddighzadeh B., Isehunwa O.O., Kent B.V., Trevvett P., McDuffie M., Mandel L., Pargament K.I., Underwood L.G., McCray A.T., Shields A.E. R|S Atlas: Identifying Existing Cohort Study Data Resources to Accelerate Epidemiological Research on the Influence of Religion and Spirituality on Human Health. BMJ Open. 2021 Oct 25;11(10):e043830. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-043830. PMID: 34697108; PMCID: PMC8547361.

  26. Spence N.D., Warner E.T., Farvid M.S., VanderWeele T.J., Zhang Y., Hu F.B., Shields A.E. The Association of Religion and Spirituality with Obesity and Weight Change in the USA: A Large-Scale Cohort Study. J Relig Health. 2021 Oct 29. doi: 10.1007/s10943-021-01368-6. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34714470.

  27. Argentieri M.A., Baccarelli A.A., Shields A.E. Special Focus Issue – Epigenomics and health disparities. Epigenomics. 2021; Nov:13(21):1673-1676. PMID: 34636256.

  28. Shields A.E., Zhang Y., Argentieri M.A., Warner E.T., Cozier Y.C., Liu C., Dye C.K., Kent B.V., Baccarelli A.A., Palmer J.R. Stress and spirituality in relation to HPA axis gene methylation among US Black women: results from the Black Women's Health Study and the Study on Stress, Spirituality and Health. Epigenomics. 2021 Nov;13(21):1711-1734. doi: 10.2217/epi-2021-0275. Epub 2021 Nov 2. PMID: 34726080; PMCID: PMC8579940.

  29. Stroope S., Kent B.V., Zhang Y., Spiegelman D., Kandula N.R., Schachter A.B., Kanaya A., Shields A.E. Mental health and self-rated health among U.S. South Asians: the role of religious group involvement. Ethn Health. 2022 Feb;27(2):388-406. doi: 10.1080/13557858.2019.1661358. Epub 2019 Aug 30. PMID: 31466458; PMCID: PMC7048668.

  30. Kent B.V., Upenieks L., Kanaya A.M., Palmer J., Daviglus M.L., Eliassen H., Shields A.E. Religion/Spirituality and Prevalent Hypertension in Five Racially and Ethnically Diverse U.S. Cohort Studies. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. [In Press]

  31. Davidson J.C., Kent B.V., Williams D.R., Kanaya A.M., Tworoger S, Palmer J.R., Shields A.E. Everyday Discrimination, Religion and Spirituality, and Obesity. [Revise and Resubmit]

  32. Ishino F.M., Canenguez K.M., Cohen J.H., Kent B.V., Needham B, Kandula N, Williams F, Shields A.E., Kanaya A.M. Dynamic Acculturation Profiles and Cardiometabolic Risk among South Asians Living in the U.S.: Latent Class Analysis of the MASALA Study. [Under Review]

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