Edith Chen

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Affiliation: University of British Columbia
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Role models and the psychological characteristics that buffer low-socioeconomic-status youth from cardiovascular risk
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, Canada
    Child Dev 84:1241-52. 2013
  2. pmc Protective factors for adults from low-childhood socioeconomic circumstances: the benefits of shift-and-persist for allostatic load
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 W Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Psychosom Med 74:178-86. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Symptom perception in childhood asthma: the role of anxiety and asthma severity
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Health Psychol 25:389-95. 2006
  4. pmc Maternal warmth buffers the effects of low early-life socioeconomic status on pro-inflammatory signaling in adulthood
    E Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Mol Psychiatry 16:729-37. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and inflammatory processes in childhood asthma: the role of psychological stress
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 117:1014-20. 2006
  6. doi request reprint How low socioeconomic status affects 2-year hormonal trajectories in children
    Edith Chen
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T1Z4
    Psychol Sci 21:31-7. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Issues in exploring variation in childhood socioeconomic gradients by age: a response to Case, Paxson, and Vogl
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vacouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
    Soc Sci Med 64:762-4. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Measuring respiratory health in longitudinal social science surveys
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Biodemography Soc Biol 55:206-18. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Interpretations of ambiguous social situations and cardiovascular responses in adolescents
    Edith Chen
    University of British Columbia, Department of Psychology, Vancouver, Canada
    Ann Behav Med 34:26-36. 2007
  10. pmc Socioeconomic status associated with exhaled nitric oxide responses to acute stress in children with asthma
    Edith Chen
    University of British Columbia, Department of Psychology, Canada
    Brain Behav Immun 24:444-50. 2010

Detail Information

Publications72

  1. doi request reprint Role models and the psychological characteristics that buffer low-socioeconomic-status youth from cardiovascular risk
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, Canada
    Child Dev 84:1241-52. 2013
    ..Shift-and-persist partially mediated the interaction of SES and role models on IL-6. Benefits were not found among high-SES youth. Identifying psychological buffers in low-SES youth has implications for health disparities. ..
  2. pmc Protective factors for adults from low-childhood socioeconomic circumstances: the benefits of shift-and-persist for allostatic load
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 W Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Psychosom Med 74:178-86. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that this characteristic would be associated with reduced physiological risk in low-childhood SES individuals...
  3. ncbi request reprint Symptom perception in childhood asthma: the role of anxiety and asthma severity
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Health Psychol 25:389-95. 2006
    ..These results suggest that anxiety plays a role when children's symptoms are mild, whereas medical variables such as severity play a role in perception of changes in asthma symptomatology as bronchoconstriction worsens...
  4. pmc Maternal warmth buffers the effects of low early-life socioeconomic status on pro-inflammatory signaling in adulthood
    E Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Mol Psychiatry 16:729-37. 2011
    ..To the extent that such effects are causal, they suggest the possibility that the detrimental immunologic effects of low early-life SES environments may be partly diminished through supportive family climates...
  5. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and inflammatory processes in childhood asthma: the role of psychological stress
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 117:1014-20. 2006
    ..Although social environment variables such as socioeconomic status (SES) have been linked to childhood asthma, little is known about the psychobiological mechanisms underlying this relationship...
  6. doi request reprint How low socioeconomic status affects 2-year hormonal trajectories in children
    Edith Chen
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T1Z4
    Psychol Sci 21:31-7. 2010
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  7. ncbi request reprint Issues in exploring variation in childhood socioeconomic gradients by age: a response to Case, Paxson, and Vogl
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vacouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
    Soc Sci Med 64:762-4. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Measuring respiratory health in longitudinal social science surveys
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Biodemography Soc Biol 55:206-18. 2009
    ..Currently, such data are lacking. Given the potential payoffs in scientific knowledge, adding these measures to population-based surveys merits serious consideration...
  9. ncbi request reprint Interpretations of ambiguous social situations and cardiovascular responses in adolescents
    Edith Chen
    University of British Columbia, Department of Psychology, Vancouver, Canada
    Ann Behav Med 34:26-36. 2007
    ..Previous research has documented effects of ambiguous outcome social situations on individual differences in cardiovascular reactivity in laboratory contexts...
  10. pmc Socioeconomic status associated with exhaled nitric oxide responses to acute stress in children with asthma
    Edith Chen
    University of British Columbia, Department of Psychology, Canada
    Brain Behav Immun 24:444-50. 2010
    ..This study suggests that lower SES children with asthma may be more vulnerable to heightened airway inflammation in response to stress...
  11. pmc Stress and inflammation in exacerbations of asthma
    Edith Chen
    University of British Columbia, Department of Psychology, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
    Brain Behav Immun 21:993-9. 2007
    ..Empirical evidence for this model is reviewed, and conclusions and future research directions are discussed...
  12. ncbi request reprint Impact of socioeconomic status on physiological health in adolescents: an experimental manipulation of psychosocial factors
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Psychosom Med 69:348-55. 2007
    ..To examine the effects of a brief psychosocial manipulation on physiological responses to laboratory stress in lower and higher socioeconomic status (SES) adolescents...
  13. ncbi request reprint Trajectories of socioeconomic status across children's lifetime predict health
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 W Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z4
    Pediatrics 120:e297-303. 2007
    ..This study tested how various models of childhood socioeconomic status (accumulation, change, variability, and critical periods of family income) would predict health outcomes at a final time point in childhood...
  14. pmc Understanding health disparities: the role of race and socioeconomic status in children's health
    Edith Chen
    University of British Columbia, Department of Psychology, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Am J Public Health 96:702-8. 2006
    ..We sought to determine whether childhood health disparities are best understood as effects of race, socioeconomic status (SES), or synergistic effects of the two...
  15. pmc The role of the social environment in children and adolescents with asthma
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 176:644-9. 2007
    ..Biopsychosocial models of asthma have been proposed in the literature, but few empirical tests of social factors at various levels of influence have been conducted...
  16. pmc Chronic traffic-related air pollution and stress interact to predict biologic and clinical outcomes in asthma
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Environ Health Perspect 116:970-5. 2008
    ..Previous research has documented effects of both physical and social environmental exposures on childhood asthma. However, few studies have considered how these two environments might interact to affect asthma...
  17. doi request reprint Does the social environment contribute to asthma?
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Immunol Allergy Clin North Am 28:649-64, x. 2008
    ..Future research will need to take into account the impact of the social environment to develop more comprehensive models of asthma pathogenesis...
  18. ncbi request reprint Neighborhood, family, and subjective socioeconomic status: How do they relate to adolescent health?
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Health Psychol 25:704-14. 2006
    ..These findings suggest the importance of understanding influences at the individual, family, and neighborhood levels for optimally targeting interventions to reduce health disparities earlier in life...
  19. ncbi request reprint A review of empirically supported psychosocial interventions for pain and adherence outcomes in sickle cell disease
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Pediatr Psychol 29:197-209. 2004
    ..To review empirical studies of psychological interventions for pain and adherence outcomes among patients with sickle cell disease...
  20. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and health in adolescents: the role of stress interpretations
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Child Dev 75:1039-52. 2004
    ..Results suggest that the larger social environment helps explain how adolescents approach new social situations, which in turn has implications for adolescent physical health...
  21. pmc Resilience in low-socioeconomic-status children with asthma: adaptations to stress
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 128:970-6. 2011
    ....
  22. pmc Genome-wide transcriptional profiling linked to social class in asthma
    E Chen
    University of British Columbia, Department of Psychology, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Thorax 64:38-43. 2009
    ..However, our understanding of the biological processes that explain this link is limited. This study tested whether the social environment could get "under the skin" to alter genomic activity in children with asthma. Design and..
  23. ncbi request reprint Commentary: the role of memory in managing children's distress during medical procedures
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Pediatr Psychol 31:862-4. 2006
  24. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and health: do gradients differ within childhood and adolescence?
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 62:2161-70. 2006
    ..These patterns are important to understand for optimally timing interventions to reduce SES disparities in US children's health...
  25. doi request reprint Health psychology: developing biologically plausible models linking the social world and physical health
    Gregory Miller
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, V6T 1Z4, British Columbia, Canada
    Annu Rev Psychol 60:501-24. 2009
    ....
  26. pmc Double-exposure to acute stress and chronic family stress is associated with immune changes in children with asthma
    Teresa J Marin
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall Avenue, Vancouver, Canada
    Psychosom Med 71:378-84. 2009
    ..To understand how psychological stress heightens risk for asthma flare-ups, we examined the relationship between acute stress, chronic family stress, and the production of asthma-related cytokines...
  27. pmc Low early-life social class leaves a biological residue manifested by decreased glucocorticoid and increased proinflammatory signaling
    Gregory E Miller
    Department of Psychology, Child and Family Research Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:14716-21. 2009
    ..Although these response patterns could serve adaptive functions during acute threats to well-being, over the long term they might exact an allostatic toll on the body that ultimately contributes to the chronic diseases of aging...
  28. doi request reprint What do trajectories of childhood socioeconomic status tell us about markers of cardiovascular health in adolescence?
    Teresa J Marin
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
    Psychosom Med 70:152-9. 2008
    ....
  29. pmc A functional genomic fingerprint of chronic stress in humans: blunted glucocorticoid and increased NF-kappaB signaling
    Gregory E Miller
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Biol Psychiatry 64:266-72. 2008
    ..Chronic stressors are known to increase vulnerability to medical illness, but the mechanisms underlying this phenomenon are poorly understood...
  30. doi request reprint Daily stress, cortisol, and sleep: the moderating role of childhood psychosocial environments
    Margaret D Hanson
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia
    Health Psychol 29:394-402. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to explore whether childhood family environments moderated the relation between daily stress and daily biological outcomes (sleep, cortisol output) in healthy young adults...
  31. doi request reprint Socioeconomic status in one's childhood predicts offspring cardiovascular risk
    Hannah M C Schreier
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Brain Behav Immun 24:1324-31. 2010
    ....
  32. pmc Factors underlying variable DNA methylation in a human community cohort
    Lucia L Lam
    Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, Child and Family Research Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:17253-60. 2012
    ..In contrast, our work found limited effects of DNA methylation marks on the expression of associated genes across individuals, suggesting a more complex relationship than anticipated...
  33. pmc Pathways to resilience: maternal nurturance as a buffer against the effects of childhood poverty on metabolic syndrome at midlife
    Gregory E Miller
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Psychol Sci 22:1591-9. 2011
    ..However, results were consistent with a buffering scenario, in which high levels of maternal nurturance offset the metabolic consequences of childhood disadvantage...
  34. doi request reprint Parental support and cytokine activity in childhood asthma: the role of glucocorticoid sensitivity
    Gregory E Miller
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 123:824-30. 2009
    ..This problem is especially difficult because stress elicits secretion of cortisol, a hormone that dampens airway inflammation and ameliorates asthma symptoms...
  35. pmc Implicit measures of early-life family conditions: relationships to psychosocial characteristics and cardiovascular disease risk in adulthood
    Meanne Chan
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Health Psychol 30:570-8. 2011
    ....
  36. doi request reprint Chronic stress, salivary cortisol, and alpha-amylase in children with asthma and healthy children
    Jutta M Wolf
    University of British Columbia, Department of Psychology, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Biol Psychol 78:20-8. 2008
    ..This dichotomy emphasizes the different biological effects of chronic stress depending on illness status...
  37. pmc Parent psychological states predict changes in inflammatory markers in children with asthma and healthy children
    Jutta M Wolf
    University of British Columbia, Department of Psychology, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Brain Behav Immun 22:433-41. 2008
    ..These changes in inflammatory makers may represent one biological mechanism underlying the association between parental distress and child asthma morbidity...
  38. doi request reprint Longitudinal relationships between family routines and biological profiles among youth with asthma
    Hannah M C Schreier
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Health Psychol 29:82-90. 2010
    ..To investigate whether longitudinal trajectories of inflammatory markers of asthma can be predicted by levels of family routines in youth with asthma...
  39. doi request reprint The psychobiology of trait shame in young women: extending the social self preservation theory
    Nicolas Rohleder
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Health Psychol 27:523-32. 2008
    ..While this is supported in acute stress studies, there is no data on chronic experiences of shame...
  40. pmc Is change bad? Personality change is associated with poorer psychological health and greater metabolic syndrome in midlife
    Lauren J Human
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
    J Pers 81:249-60. 2013
    ..These findings suggest that personality change may contribute to psychological and physical health, and provide initial insight into potential intermediate links between personality change and distal outcomes such as mortality...
  41. pmc Socioeconomic status and the health of youth: a multilevel, multidomain approach to conceptualizing pathways
    Hannah M C Schreier
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Psychol Bull 139:606-54. 2013
    ....
  42. doi request reprint Prospective associations between coping and health among youth with asthma
    Hannah M C Schreier
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Consult Clin Psychol 76:790-8. 2008
    ..Youth who engage in primary coping may be more likely to communicate asthma problems to others, and such communication perhaps leads to increases in behaviors meant to address these problems...
  43. pmc Harsh family climate in early life presages the emergence of a proinflammatory phenotype in adolescence
    Gregory E Miller
    University of British Columbia, 2136 W Mall Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z4
    Psychol Sci 21:848-56. 2010
    ..If sustained, these tendencies may place children from harsh families on a developmental trajectory toward the chronic diseases of aging...
  44. doi request reprint The role of asthma management beliefs and behaviors in childhood asthma immune and clinical outcomes
    Hope A Walker
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Pediatr Psychol 34:379-88. 2009
    ..This study examined associations of asthma management-related beliefs and behaviors with immune markers and clinical outcomes in a sample of 66 children with asthma (ages 9-18 years)...
  45. doi request reprint The impact of family asthma management on biology: a longitudinal investigation of youth with asthma
    Hope A Walker
    Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
    J Behav Med 33:326-34. 2010
    ..These findings suggest that interventions aimed at teaching families better asthma management approaches and more accurate disease beliefs may have the potential to alter biological profiles in children with asthma...
  46. ncbi request reprint The temporal relationships between sleep, cortisol, and lung functioning in youth with asthma
    Margaret D Hanson
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Pediatr Psychol 33:312-6. 2008
    ..This study tested the directionality of the association between sleep and health outcomes in youth with asthma...
  47. ncbi request reprint Unfavorable socioeconomic conditions in early life presage expression of proinflammatory phenotype in adolescence
    Gregory Miller
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Psychosom Med 69:402-9. 2007
    ..Unfavorable socioeconomic status (SES) circumstances early in life are associated with heightened vulnerability to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases in adulthood. However, little is known about mechanisms underlying this phenomenon...
  48. pmc Psychological stress in childhood and susceptibility to the chronic diseases of aging: moving toward a model of behavioral and biological mechanisms
    Gregory E Miller
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia
    Psychol Bull 137:959-97. 2011
    ..Acting in concert with other exposures and genetic liabilities, the resulting inflammation drives forward pathogenic mechanisms that ultimately foster chronic disease...
  49. ncbi request reprint If it goes up, must it come down? Chronic stress and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis in humans
    Gregory E Miller
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Psychol Bull 133:25-45. 2007
    ..Finally, HPA activity is shaped by a person's response to the situation; it increases with subjective distress but is lower in persons with posttraumatic stress disorder...
  50. ncbi request reprint Written disclosure of experiences with racial discrimination and antibody response to an influenza vaccine
    Cinnamon Stetler
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Int J Behav Med 13:60-8. 2006
    ..The attributional ambiguity sometimes associated with racism may inhibit the benefits of disclosure interventions for these types of stressors...
  51. pmc Clinical potentials for measuring stress in youth with asthma
    Hannah M C Schreier
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Immunol Allergy Clin North Am 31:41-54. 2011
    ..In addition, this kind of information seems to be more robustly linked to pediatric asthma outcomes of interest...
  52. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and substance use behaviors in adolescents: the role of family resources versus family social status
    Margaret D Hanson
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Health Psychol 12:32-5. 2007
    ..Family financial resources were a stronger predictor of substance use than family status. Programs aimed at reducing teen substance use should be aware of these risk factors when developing substance use interventions...
  53. doi request reprint Mere visual perception of other people's disease symptoms facilitates a more aggressive immune response
    Mark Schaller
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Psychol Sci 21:649-52. 2010
    ..These results provide the first empirical evidence that visual perception of other people's symptoms may cause the immune system to respond more aggressively to infection. Adaptive origins and functional implications are discussed...
  54. ncbi request reprint Exposure to violence and cardiovascular and neuroendocrine measures in adolescents
    Rama Murali
    University of British Columbia, British Columbia, V6T 1Z4 Canada
    Ann Behav Med 30:155-63. 2005
    ..Exposure to violence has clear, detrimental psychological consequences, but the physiological effects are less well understood...
  55. pmc Life stress and diminished expression of genes encoding glucocorticoid receptor and beta2-adrenergic receptor in children with asthma
    Gregory E Miller
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:5496-501. 2006
    ..To the extent that it diminishes sensitivity to the antiinflammatory properties of glucocorticoids or the bronchodilatory properties of beta-agonists, this process could explain the increased asthma morbidity associated with stress...
  56. ncbi request reprint The frequency, trajectories and predictors of adolescent recurrent pain: a population-based approach
    Elizabeth A Stanford
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Pain 138:11-21. 2008
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and health behaviors in adolescence: a review of the literature
    Margaret D Hanson
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
    J Behav Med 30:263-85. 2007
    ..The goal of this review was to determine the direction of associations between SES and health behaviors during the period of adolescence...
  58. doi request reprint Socioeconomic status and health: mediating and moderating factors
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA
    Annu Rev Clin Psychol 9:723-49. 2013
    ..What is protective for low-SES individuals is not the same as what is protective for high-SES individuals, and this needs to be taken into account in interventions aimed at reducing health disparities...
  59. pmc Social encounters in daily life and 2-year changes in metabolic risk factors in young women
    Kharah Ross
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Dev Psychopathol 23:897-906. 2011
    ..These findings suggest that even in otherwise healthy adolescents, abrasive social encounters may accelerate the progression of early stages of CVD...
  60. ncbi request reprint Perceived control and immune and pulmonary outcomes in children with asthma
    Melissa Joy Griffin
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Psychosom Med 68:493-9. 2006
    ..This study tested the relationships between perceived control and biological processes relevant to asthma in children...
  61. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status, race, and body mass index: the mediating role of physical activity and sedentary behaviors during adolescence
    Margaret D Hanson
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Pediatr Psychol 32:250-9. 2007
    ..To assess how sociodemographic and activity behaviors contribute to adolescent body mass index (BMI)...
  62. ncbi request reprint Developing measures of symptom perception for children with asthma
    Edith Chen
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 119:248-50. 2007
  63. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic differences in children's health: how and why do these relationships change with age?
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Psychol Bull 128:295-329. 2002
    ..Finally, the authors proposed a developmental approach to exploring mechanisms that link SES and child health...
  64. ncbi request reprint Measuring stress resilience and coping in vulnerable youth: the Social Competence Interview
    Craig K Ewart
    Center for Health and Behavior, Department of Psychology, 430 Huntington Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 13244 2340, USA
    Psychol Assess 14:339-52. 2002
    ..low affiliation/control). High SCI expressiveness and self-defensive striving create a critical-aggressive social impact, which is correlated with increased hostility and anger...
  65. ncbi request reprint Predictors of repeat hospitalizations in children with asthma: the role of psychosocial and socioenvironmental factors
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, Campus Box 1125, One Brookings Drive, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Health Psychol 22:12-8. 2003
    ..These findings could help guide future interventions targeted at the subgroup of children who represent a high proportion of asthma hospitalizations...
  66. ncbi request reprint Development of the cognitive appraisal and understanding of social events (CAUSE) videos
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, Campus 1125, One Brookings Drive, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Health Psychol 22:106-10. 2003
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status, stress, and immune markers in adolescents with asthma
    Edith Chen
    Washington University, St Louis Children s Hospital, St Louis, MO, USA
    Psychosom Med 65:984-92. 2003
    ..The second objective was to test whether psychological stress and control beliefs could explain these differences...
  68. ncbi request reprint The relationship of psychologic stress with childhood asthma
    Gordon R Bloomberg
    Division of Allergy and Pulmonary Medicine, Washington University Medical School, St Louis Children s Hospital, One Children s Place, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Immunol Allergy Clin North Am 25:83-105. 2005
    ..Psychologic issues are important in the patient with severe asthma. The mind-body paradigm that links psychologic stress to disease is necessary when considering the global evaluation of childhood asthma...
  69. ncbi request reprint Stress on the dance floor: the cortisol stress response to social-evaluative threat in competitive ballroom dancers
    Nicolas Rohleder
    Dresden University of Technology
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 33:69-84. 2007
    ..group competition). These findings support the notion of a social self-preservation system that is physiologically responsive to threats to the social self...
  70. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular reactivity during social and nonsocial stressors: do children's personal goals and expressive skills matter?
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Health Psychol 21:16-24. 2002
    ..Personal strivings and expressive skills do matter for understanding cardiovascular responses in children...
  71. ncbi request reprint Attributions and coping in children's pain experiences
    David A Langer
    UCLA Department of Psychology, 1285 Franz Hall, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 30:615-22. 2005
    ..To examine how children's injury attributions and coping strategies relate to procedure-related distress during unplanned medical procedures (laceration repair)...

Research Grants6

  1. Socioeconomics Status&Respiratory/Cardiovascular Health
    Edith Chen; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..These analyses could have implications for how to time interventions to reduce health disparities in children, and for understanding the mediators that drive the relationship between SES and childhood health. ..
  2. Socioeconomic Status, Stress & Asthma Biological Markers
    Edith Chen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The results from this project will allow us to begin developing models of how the larger social environment comes to affect a child's clinical course of asthma. ..
  3. Socioeconomic Status, Stress & Asthma Biological Markers
    Edith Chen; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The results from this project will allow us to begin developing models of how the larger social environment comes to affect a child's clinical course of asthma. ..