JENNIFER DOWD

Summary

Affiliation: City University of New York
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Race/ethnic and socioeconomic differences in stress and immune function in The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health
    Jennifer B Dowd
    CUNY School of Public Health, Hunter College, 2180 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10035, USA CUNY Institute for Demographic Research CIDR, One Bernard Baruch Way, New York, NY 10010, USA Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 115:49-55. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Long-term obesity and cardiovascular, inflammatory, and metabolic risk in U.S. adults
    Jennifer B Dowd
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, City University of New York School of Public Health, Hunter College, City University of New York Institute for Demographic Research, City University of New York, New York, New York Electronic address
    Am J Prev Med 46:578-84. 2014
  3. ncbi request reprint Housing Wealth, Psychological Well-being, and Cognitive Functioning of Older Americans
    Amar Hamoudi
    Correspondence should be addressed to Jennifer Beam Dowd, Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Hunter College, CUNY School of Public Health, CUNY Institute for Demographic Research, New York 10010 E mail
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 69:253-62. 2014
  4. pmc Seroprevalence of Epstein-Barr virus infection in U.S. children ages 6-19, 2003-2010
    Jennifer Beam Dowd
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College, New York, New York, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e64921. 2013
  5. pmc Cytomegalovirus is associated with reduced telomerase activity in the Whitehall II cohort
    Jennifer B Dowd
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Hunter College, CUNY School of Public Health, 2180 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10035, USA
    Exp Gerontol 48:385-90. 2013
  6. pmc Consistency and precision of cancer reporting in a multiwave national panel survey
    Anna Zajacova
    Department of Sociology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA
    Popul Health Metr 8:20. 2010
  7. pmc Sleep duration, sleep quality, and biomarkers of inflammation in a Taiwanese population
    Jennifer Beam Dowd
    CUNY School of Public Health, Hunter College, City University of New York, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 21:799-806. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Does self-reported health bias the measurement of health inequalities in U.S. adults? Evidence using anchoring vignettes from the Health and Retirement Study
    Jennifer Beam Dowd
    School of Public Health, Hunter College, City University of New York CUNY, NY 10010, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 66:478-89. 2011
  9. pmc Cytomegalovirus antibodies in dried blood spots: a minimally invasive method for assessing stress, immune function, and aging
    Jennifer B Dowd
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Hunter College, CUNY School of Public Health, 425 E, 25th St, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Immun Ageing 8:3. 2011
  10. pmc Deeper and wider: income and mortality in the USA over three decades
    Jennifer B Dowd
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Hunter College, City University of New York, CUNY School of Public Health, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 40:183-8. 2011

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Publications18

  1. ncbi request reprint Race/ethnic and socioeconomic differences in stress and immune function in The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health
    Jennifer B Dowd
    CUNY School of Public Health, Hunter College, 2180 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10035, USA CUNY Institute for Demographic Research CIDR, One Bernard Baruch Way, New York, NY 10010, USA Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 115:49-55. 2014
    ..These results suggest consistent race/ethnic and SES differences in stressful life events, and confirm race/ethnic differences in markers of immune function that may have health implications across the life course. ..
  2. ncbi request reprint Long-term obesity and cardiovascular, inflammatory, and metabolic risk in U.S. adults
    Jennifer B Dowd
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, City University of New York School of Public Health, Hunter College, City University of New York Institute for Demographic Research, City University of New York, New York, New York Electronic address
    Am J Prev Med 46:578-84. 2014
    ..People worldwide are becoming obese at earlier ages, increasing exposure to long-term obesity...
  3. ncbi request reprint Housing Wealth, Psychological Well-being, and Cognitive Functioning of Older Americans
    Amar Hamoudi
    Correspondence should be addressed to Jennifer Beam Dowd, Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Hunter College, CUNY School of Public Health, CUNY Institute for Demographic Research, New York 10010 E mail
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 69:253-62. 2014
    ....
  4. pmc Seroprevalence of Epstein-Barr virus infection in U.S. children ages 6-19, 2003-2010
    Jennifer Beam Dowd
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College, New York, New York, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e64921. 2013
    ..There are no national estimates of EBV seroprevalence in the United States. Our objective was to estimate the overall prevalence and sociodemographic predictors of EBV among U.S. children and adolescents aged 6-19...
  5. pmc Cytomegalovirus is associated with reduced telomerase activity in the Whitehall II cohort
    Jennifer B Dowd
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Hunter College, CUNY School of Public Health, 2180 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10035, USA
    Exp Gerontol 48:385-90. 2013
    ..The results demonstrate that CMV seropositivity and subclinical reactivation predict lower TA. Future longitudinal studies should test whether the association of CMV with lower TA contributes to accelerated telomere shortening over time...
  6. pmc Consistency and precision of cancer reporting in a multiwave national panel survey
    Anna Zajacova
    Department of Sociology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA
    Popul Health Metr 8:20. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  7. pmc Sleep duration, sleep quality, and biomarkers of inflammation in a Taiwanese population
    Jennifer Beam Dowd
    CUNY School of Public Health, Hunter College, City University of New York, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 21:799-806. 2011
    ..Short and long sleep duration and sleep quality are associated with health including all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity. Inflammation may play a role in mediating these associations...
  8. doi request reprint Does self-reported health bias the measurement of health inequalities in U.S. adults? Evidence using anchoring vignettes from the Health and Retirement Study
    Jennifer Beam Dowd
    School of Public Health, Hunter College, City University of New York CUNY, NY 10010, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 66:478-89. 2011
    ..We use anchoring vignettes to test and adjust for reporting differences by education, race/ethnicity, and gender in self-reported health in 6 domains (pain, sleep, mobility, memory, shortness of breath, and depression)...
  9. pmc Cytomegalovirus antibodies in dried blood spots: a minimally invasive method for assessing stress, immune function, and aging
    Jennifer B Dowd
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Hunter College, CUNY School of Public Health, 425 E, 25th St, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Immun Ageing 8:3. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  10. pmc Deeper and wider: income and mortality in the USA over three decades
    Jennifer B Dowd
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Hunter College, City University of New York, CUNY School of Public Health, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 40:183-8. 2011
    ..The goal of the current study was to estimate and compare the shape of the relationship between income and mortality in the USA for the 1970s, the 1980s and the 1990s...
  11. pmc Predictors of inflammation in U.S. children aged 3-16 years
    Jennifer Beam Dowd
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Hunter College, School of Public Health, City University of New York, New York, New York 10010, USA
    Am J Prev Med 39:314-20. 2010
    ..Little is known about the correlates of low-grade inflammation in U.S. children...
  12. doi request reprint Does self-rated health mean the same thing across socioeconomic groups? Evidence from biomarker data
    Jennifer Beam Dowd
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Hunter College, City University of New York, NY 10010, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 20:743-9. 2010
    ..We test whether levels of biological risk differ by SES for those with the same SRH...
  13. pmc Education and levels of salivary cortisol over the day in US adults
    Jennifer B Dowd
    School of Public Health, Hunter College, City University of New York CUNY, 425 E 25th St Box 926, New York, NY, 10010, USA
    Ann Behav Med 41:13-20. 2011
    ..Dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis is hypothesized to be an important pathway linking socioeconomic position and chronic disease...
  14. pmc Socio-economic status, cortisol and allostatic load: a review of the literature
    Jennifer B Dowd
    School of Health Sciences, Hunter College, City University of New York, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 38:1297-309. 2009
    ..This article reviews the literature testing associations between SES and cortisol, an important biomarker of stress, as well as the summary index of allostatic load (AL)...
  15. pmc Early origins of health disparities: burden of infection, health, and socioeconomic status in U.S. children
    Jennifer Beam Dowd
    Hunter College, School of Health Sciences, and CUNY Institute for Demographic Research, 425 E 25th St, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Soc Sci Med 68:699-707. 2009
    ..Differential exposure and/or susceptibility to infections may be one mechanism through which early social factors get embodied and shape later-life health outcomes...
  16. pmc Discovering how environmental exposures alter genes could lead to new treatments for chronic illnesses
    Kenneth Olden
    City University of New York School of Public Health at Hunter College, in New York City, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 30:833-41. 2011
    ..This initiative could lead to new ways to prevent and treat such illnesses...
  17. doi request reprint Did national folic acid fortification reduce socioeconomic and racial disparities in folate status in the US?
    Jennifer Beam Dowd
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 37:1059-66. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of the 1998 US Food and Drug Administration folic acid fortification policy on disparities in folate status in the United States...
  18. pmc Socioeconomic differentials in immune response
    Jennifer Beam Dowd
    Hunter College, School of Health Sciences, City University of New York CUNY, New York, NY, USA
    Epidemiology 20:902-8. 2009
    ..Here we test whether SES is related to cell-mediated immunity, as measured by the host's ability to keep persistent cytomegalovirus (CMV) antibody levels in a quiescent state...

Research Grants2

  1. Under the Skin: Understanding the Role of Stress and Immune Function in Health Di
    JENNIFER DOWD; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We will test whether these immune and infection markers are related to psychosocial and economic stressors and whether they mediate the relationship between SES and health outcomes including mortality. ..