Sheldon A Cohen

Summary

Affiliation: Carnegie Mellon University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Association between telomere length and experimentally induced upper respiratory viral infection in healthy adults
    Sheldon Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    JAMA 309:699-705. 2013
  2. pmc Chronic stress, glucocorticoid receptor resistance, inflammation, and disease risk
    Sheldon Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:5995-9. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Sociability and susceptibility to the common cold
    Sheldon Cohen
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychol Sci 14:389-95. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Stable individual differences in physiological response to stressors: implications for stress-elicited changes in immune related health
    S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 17:407-14. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Childhood socioeconomic status and host resistance to infectious illness in adulthood
    Sheldon Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychosom Med 66:553-8. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Social relationships and health
    Sheldon Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am Psychol 59:676-84. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Keynote Presentation at the Eight International Congress of Behavioral Medicine: the Pittsburgh common cold studies: psychosocial predictors of susceptibility to respiratory infectious illness
    Sheldon Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Int J Behav Med 12:123-31. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status, race, and diurnal cortisol decline in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study
    Sheldon Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychosom Med 68:41-50. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status is associated with stress hormones
    Sheldon Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Psychosom Med 68:414-20. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Positive emotional style predicts resistance to illness after experimental exposure to rhinovirus or influenza a virus
    Sheldon Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 3890
    Psychosom Med 68:809-15. 2006

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. pmc Association between telomere length and experimentally induced upper respiratory viral infection in healthy adults
    Sheldon Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    JAMA 309:699-705. 2013
    ..Although leukocyte telomere length is associated with mortality and many chronic diseases thought to be manifestations of age-related functional decline, it is not known whether it relates to acute disease in younger healthy populations...
  2. pmc Chronic stress, glucocorticoid receptor resistance, inflammation, and disease risk
    Sheldon Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:5995-9. 2012
    ..Because inflammation plays an important role in the onset and progression of a wide range of diseases, this model may have broad implications for understanding the role of stress in health...
  3. ncbi request reprint Sociability and susceptibility to the common cold
    Sheldon Cohen
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychol Sci 14:389-95. 2003
    ..The association between sociability and disease was also independent of baseline immunity (virus-specific antibody), demographics, emotional styles, stress hormones, and health practices...
  4. ncbi request reprint Stable individual differences in physiological response to stressors: implications for stress-elicited changes in immune related health
    S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 17:407-14. 2003
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Childhood socioeconomic status and host resistance to infectious illness in adulthood
    Sheldon Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychosom Med 66:553-8. 2004
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Social relationships and health
    Sheldon Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am Psychol 59:676-84. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Keynote Presentation at the Eight International Congress of Behavioral Medicine: the Pittsburgh common cold studies: psychosocial predictors of susceptibility to respiratory infectious illness
    Sheldon Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Int J Behav Med 12:123-31. 2005
    ..Finally, we report recent evidence that lower levels of early childhood socioeconomic status (SES) are associated with greater risk of viral-induced illness during adulthood, independent of adult SES...
  8. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status, race, and diurnal cortisol decline in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study
    Sheldon Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychosom Med 68:41-50. 2006
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status is associated with stress hormones
    Sheldon Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Psychosom Med 68:414-20. 2006
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Positive emotional style predicts resistance to illness after experimental exposure to rhinovirus or influenza a virus
    Sheldon Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 3890
    Psychosom Med 68:809-15. 2006
    ..This work did not control for social and cognitive factors closely associated with PES. We replicate the original study using a different virus and controls for these alternative explanations...
  11. ncbi request reprint Why would social networks be linked to affect and health practices?
    Sheldon Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Health Psychol 26:410-7. 2007
    ..To examine the relation among social integration (SI), affect, and smoking and alcohol consumption...
  12. ncbi request reprint Psychological stress and disease
    Sheldon Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    JAMA 298:1685-7. 2007
  13. doi request reprint Objective and subjective socioeconomic status and susceptibility to the common cold
    Sheldon Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Otolaryngology, Pittsburgh s Children s Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Health Psychol 27:268-74. 2008
    ..We ask whether subjective socioeconomic status (SES) predicts who develops a common cold when exposed to a cold virus...
  14. pmc Sleep habits and susceptibility to the common cold
    Sheldon Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:62-7. 2009
    ..This article examines whether sleep duration and efficiency in the weeks preceding viral exposure are associated with cold susceptibility...
  15. doi request reprint Childhood socioeconomic status and adult health
    Sheldon Cohen
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1186:37-55. 2010
    ..While early childhood exposures seem to be potent predictors of a range of health outcomes, we emphasize that later childhood and adolescent exposures are risks for other health outcomes...
  16. ncbi request reprint Emotional style and susceptibility to the common cold
    Sheldon Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 3890, USA
    Psychosom Med 65:652-7. 2003
    ..We tested these hypotheses for host resistance to the common cold...
  17. ncbi request reprint Chronic social stress, social status, and susceptibility to upper respiratory infections in nonhuman primates
    S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA 15213 USA
    Psychosom Med 59:213-21. 1997
    ..The objective of the study was to assess the roles of social stress and social status in susceptibility to upper respiratory infection...
  18. ncbi request reprint Types of stressors that increase susceptibility to the common cold in healthy adults
    S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Health Psychol 17:214-23. 1998
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Psychological stress, cytokine production, and severity of upper respiratory illness
    S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Psychosom Med 61:175-80. 1999
    ..The purpose of this study is to assess the role of psychological stress in the expression of illness among infected subjects and to test the plausibility of local proinflammatory cytokine production as a pathway linking stress to illness...
  20. ncbi request reprint Social ties and susceptibility to the common cold
    S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    JAMA 277:1940-4. 1997
    ..To examine the hypothesis that diverse ties to friends, family, work, and community are associated with increased host resistance to infection...
  21. ncbi request reprint Social status and susceptibility to respiratory infections
    S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 3890, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 896:246-53. 1999
    ..However, further increases in social status were associated with further decreases in susceptibility in both monkeys and humans...
  22. ncbi request reprint Pathways linking major depression and immunity in ambulatory female patients
    G E Miller
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychosom Med 61:850-60. 1999
    ..The goals of this study were to investigate whether depression is associated with cellular immunity in ambulatory patients and to identify neuroendocrine and behavioral pathways that might account for this relationship...
  23. ncbi request reprint Social support and adjustment to cancer: reconciling descriptive, correlational, and intervention research
    V S Helgeson
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Health Psychol 15:135-48. 1996
    ..Reasons for inconsistencies between the correlational and intervention literatures are discussed, and future directions are outlined...
  24. ncbi request reprint Psychological stress and antibody response to immunization: a critical review of the human literature
    S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychosom Med 63:7-18. 2001
    ..The objective of this review was to evaluate the evidence for the hypothesis that psychological stress influences antibody response to immunization in humans...
  25. ncbi request reprint Long-term effects of educational and peer discussion group interventions on adjustment to breast cancer
    V S Helgeson
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Health Psychol 20:387-92. 2001
    ..The authors continued to find no benefits of the peer discussion intervention, either alone or in combination with education...
  26. ncbi request reprint Psychological stress and susceptibility to the common cold
    S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    N Engl J Med 325:606-12. 1991
    ..To investigate this issue, we prospectively studied the relation between psychological stress and the frequency of documented clinical colds among subjects intentionally exposed to respiratory viruses...
  27. ncbi request reprint Personality and tonic cardiovascular, neuroendocrine, and immune parameters
    G E Miller
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 13:109-23. 1999
    ..These findings are consistent with the notion that personality contributes to basal physiology and provide a foundation for further research on the relationship between personality and natural killer cell cytotoxicity...
  28. ncbi request reprint Group support interventions for women with breast cancer: who benefits from what?
    V S Helgeson
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 3890, USA edu
    Health Psychol 19:107-14. 2000
    ..Peer discussion groups were helpful for women who lacked support from their partners or physicians but harmful for women who had high levels of support. Implications of these results for clinical interventions are discussed...
  29. ncbi request reprint Associations between stress, trait negative affect, acute immune reactivity, and antibody response to hepatitis B injection in healthy young adults
    A L Marsland
    Behavioral Medicine Program, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 2593, USA
    Health Psychol 20:4-11. 2001
    ..These data provide evidence that trait negative affect and the magnitude of stress-induced suppression of immune function may have clinical significance...
  30. ncbi request reprint Comparison of subject-reported allergy versus skin test results in a common cold trial
    Jason S Krahnke
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Rhinol 17:159-62. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the results of self-reported allergy via verbal questioning with the results of allergy skin testing by the puncture method in 237 healthy adult subjects enrolled in a common cold study...
  31. ncbi request reprint Psychological interventions and the immune system: a meta-analytic review and critique
    G E Miller
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Health Psychol 20:47-63. 2001
    ..This literature has important conceptual and methodological issues that need to be resolved before any definitive conclusions can be reached...
  32. ncbi request reprint The impact of personality on the reporting of unfounded symptoms and illness
    P J Feldman
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 77:370-8. 1999
    ..Openness to Experience was associated with reporting unfounded symptoms in those with verifiable colds, whereas Conscientiousness was associated with reporting unfounded illness in those who were not ill...

Research Grants8

  1. Social and psychological risk for infectious illness
    Sheldon Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  2. Social and psychological risk for infectious illness
    Sheldon Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2009
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  3. Social and psychological risk for infectious illness
    Sheldon A Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2010
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