L D Kubzansky

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Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Sick at heart: the pathophysiology of negative emotions
    Laura D Kubzansky
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cleve Clin J Med 74:S67-72. 2007
  2. pmc A heartfelt response: Oxytocin effects on response to social stress in men and women
    Laura D Kubzansky
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Biol Psychol 90:1-9. 2012
  3. pmc Angry breathing: A prospective study of hostility and lung function in the Normative Aging Study
    L D Kubzansky
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Thorax 61:863-8. 2006
  4. pmc Protocol for an experimental investigation of the roles of oxytocin and social support in neuroendocrine, cardiovascular, and subjective responses to stress across age and gender
    Laura D Kubzansky
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA USA
    BMC Public Health 9:481. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and coronary heart disease in the Normative Aging Study
    Laura D Kubzansky
    Harvard School of Public Health, Veterans Affairs Normative Aging Study, Veterans Affairs Boston Health Care System, Boston University School of Medicine, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:109-16. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Emotional vitality and incident coronary heart disease: benefits of healthy psychological functioning
    Laura D Kubzansky
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:1393-401. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Key 2010 publications in behavioral medicine
    Laura D Kubzansky
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Kresge Building, Room 714, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cleve Clin J Med 78:S65-8. 2011
  8. pmc A prospective study of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and coronary heart disease in women
    Laura D Kubzansky
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Psychol 28:125-30. 2009
  9. pmc Is posttraumatic stress disorder related to development of heart disease? An update
    Laura D Kubzansky
    Department of Soci ety, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cleve Clin J Med 76:S60-5. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Early manifestations of personality and adult health: a life course perspective
    Laura D Kubzansky
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Psychol 28:364-72. 2009

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Publications50

  1. ncbi request reprint Sick at heart: the pathophysiology of negative emotions
    Laura D Kubzansky
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cleve Clin J Med 74:S67-72. 2007
  2. pmc A heartfelt response: Oxytocin effects on response to social stress in men and women
    Laura D Kubzansky
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Biol Psychol 90:1-9. 2012
    ..This study examines whether oxytocin enhances adaptive responses to social stress and compares effects between men and women...
  3. pmc Angry breathing: A prospective study of hostility and lung function in the Normative Aging Study
    L D Kubzansky
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Thorax 61:863-8. 2006
    ..This study tests the hypothesis that hostility contributes to a faster rate of decline in lung function in older adults...
  4. pmc Protocol for an experimental investigation of the roles of oxytocin and social support in neuroendocrine, cardiovascular, and subjective responses to stress across age and gender
    Laura D Kubzansky
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA USA
    BMC Public Health 9:481. 2009
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and coronary heart disease in the Normative Aging Study
    Laura D Kubzansky
    Harvard School of Public Health, Veterans Affairs Normative Aging Study, Veterans Affairs Boston Health Care System, Boston University School of Medicine, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:109-16. 2007
    ..To our knowledge, no prospective studies to date have evaluated whether PTSD is associated with increased risk of CHD...
  6. ncbi request reprint Emotional vitality and incident coronary heart disease: benefits of healthy psychological functioning
    Laura D Kubzansky
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:1393-401. 2007
    ..Emotional vitality--characterized by a sense of energy, positive well-being, and effective emotion regulation--has been hypothesized to reduce risk of heart disease, but no studies have examined this relationship...
  7. doi request reprint Key 2010 publications in behavioral medicine
    Laura D Kubzansky
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Kresge Building, Room 714, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cleve Clin J Med 78:S65-8. 2011
    ....
  8. pmc A prospective study of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and coronary heart disease in women
    Laura D Kubzansky
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Psychol 28:125-30. 2009
    ..No study has tested this hypothesis in women even though PTSD is more prevalent among women than men. This study aims to examine whether higher levels of PTSD symptoms are associated with increased risk of incident CHD among women...
  9. pmc Is posttraumatic stress disorder related to development of heart disease? An update
    Laura D Kubzansky
    Department of Soci ety, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cleve Clin J Med 76:S60-5. 2009
    ..A better understanding of the relationship will increase prevention and intervention efforts. Cardiologists may be most effective when they can recognize and manage emotional distress in practice...
  10. doi request reprint Early manifestations of personality and adult health: a life course perspective
    Laura D Kubzansky
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Psychol 28:364-72. 2009
    ..Specific childhood personality attributes considered include distress proneness, behavioral inhibition, and ability to stay focused on a task...
  11. pmc Aldosterone: a forgotten mediator of the relationship between psychological stress and heart disease
    Laura D Kubzansky
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 34:80-6. 2010
    ..Finally we will present an integrated model of how aldosterone may mediate effects of chronic stress on CVD, recommend new directions for research, and identify important methodological and design issues for this work...
  12. doi request reprint Healthy psychological functioning and incident coronary heart disease: the importance of self-regulation
    Laura D Kubzansky
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 68:400-8. 2011
    ..Little work has directly assessed the role of self-regulation in risk of incident CHD...
  13. ncbi request reprint Neighborhood contextual influences on depressive symptoms in the elderly
    Laura D Kubzansky
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115 6096, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:253-60. 2005
    ..e., mediated) neighborhood variations in depressive symptoms...
  14. ncbi request reprint The clinical impact of negative psychological states: expanding the spectrum of risk for coronary artery disease
    Laura D Kubzansky
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Psychosom Med 67:S10-4. 2005
    ..The association between even mild depressive symptoms and sequelae of cardiac disease raises the following question: Is the spectrum of psychological factors associated with cardiac disease greater than previously recognized?..
  15. ncbi request reprint Going to the heart of the matter: do negative emotions cause coronary heart disease?
    L D Kubzansky
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Psychosom Res 48:323-37. 2000
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Social conditions and distress in elderly persons: findings from the MacArthur Studies of Successful Aging
    L D Kubzansky
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 6096, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 55:P238-46. 2000
    ..These results differ from those of previous studies and indicate that age and functional status should be considered in examinations of relationships among race/ethnicity, SES, and distress...
  17. ncbi request reprint Early manifestations of personality and adult emotional functioning
    Laura D Kubzansky
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Emotion 4:364-77. 2004
    ..Of the personality attributes, 3 of 4 (except behavioral inhibition) predicted general levels of distress as well as specific aspects of adult emotional functioning...
  18. ncbi request reprint Is the glass half empty or half full? A prospective study of optimism and coronary heart disease in the normative aging study
    L D Kubzansky
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Psychosom Med 63:910-6. 2001
    ..We examined prospectively the relationship of an optimistic or pessimistic explanatory style with coronary heart disease incidence in the Veterans Affairs Normative Aging Study, an ongoing cohort of older men...
  19. ncbi request reprint Breathing easy: a prospective study of optimism and pulmonary function in the normative aging study
    Laura D Kubzansky
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Behav Med 24:345-53. 2002
    ..These data are the first to link optimism with higher levels of pulmonary function and slower rate of pulmonary function decline in older men, a protective effect that is independent of smoking...
  20. ncbi request reprint Is educational attainment associated with shared determinants of health in the elderly? Findings from the MacArthur Studies of Successful Aging
    L D Kubzansky
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 6096, USA
    Psychosom Med 60:578-85. 1998
    ..To investigate the association of educational attainment with an array of risk factors for poor health among high-functioning older men and women...
  21. ncbi request reprint Is worrying bad for your heart? A prospective study of worry and coronary heart disease in the Normative Aging Study
    L D Kubzansky
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Circulation 95:818-24. 1997
    ..Chronic worry has also been associated with decreased heart rate variability. We hypothesized that high levels of worry may increase CHD risk...
  22. ncbi request reprint Optimism and pessimism in the context of health: bipolar opposites or separate constructs?
    Laura D Kubzansky
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 30:943-56. 2004
    ..Further research may benefit from considering optimism and pessimism as bivariate and also should consider the conceptual components and behavioral mechanisms specific to each variable...
  23. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of a self-report type A scale and risk of coronary heart disease: test of the MMPI-2 type A scale
    I Kawachi
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Circulation 98:405-12. 1998
    ..To the best of our knowledge, this is the first test of this scale in the context of predicting CHD incidence...
  24. ncbi request reprint Childhood cognitive performance and risk of generalized anxiety disorder
    Laurie T Martin
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 36:769-75. 2007
    ..This study tests the hypothesis that individuals with higher cognitive skills are less likely to develop a lifetime diagnosis of GAD, and considers onset in three developmental periods: childhood, adolescence and adulthood...
  25. pmc Examining the influence of early life socioeconomic position on pulmonary function across the life span: where do we go from here?
    B Jackson
    Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Thorax 59:186-8. 2004
  26. ncbi request reprint Anger expression and risk of stroke and coronary heart disease among male health professionals
    Patricia Mona Eng
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Psychosom Med 65:100-10. 2003
    ..To date few cohort studies have evaluated the role of anger coping style in the development of cardiovascular disease. This study prospectively examined the effects of anger expression on incidence of cardiovascular disease...
  27. ncbi request reprint Do depression and anxiety mediate the link between educational attainment and CHD?
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychosom Med 68:25-32. 2006
    ..This study evaluates depression and anxiety as mediators of the association between educational attainment and incident CHD...
  28. doi request reprint Relation of female gender and low socioeconomic status to internalizing symptoms among adolescents: a case of double jeopardy?
    Tamar Mendelson
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 66:1284-96. 2008
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in religious practices, spiritual experiences and health: results from the US General Social Survey
    Joanna Maselko
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 62:2848-60. 2006
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms and prospective incidence of colorectal cancer in women
    Candyce H Kroenke
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:839-48. 2005
    ..04). Associations appeared stronger in overweight women. However, depressive symptoms were unrelated to risk of colorectal adenomas. Associations are consistent with a possible role in late promotion of the disease...
  31. ncbi request reprint Childhood cognitive performance and risk of mortality: a prospective cohort study of gifted individuals
    Laurie T Martin
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:887-90. 2005
    ..Childhood IQ, even at the upper end of the distribution, is a significant predictor of mortality, independent of childhood social position...
  32. ncbi request reprint Is the association between socioeconomic position and coronary heart disease stronger in women than in men?
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:57-65. 2005
    ..12) in age-adjusted models. Low education was associated with greater social and psychological risks for women than men; however, metabolic risks largely explained gender differences in the educational gradient in coronary heart disease...
  33. pmc Emotional functioning at age 7 years is associated with C-reactive protein in middle adulthood
    Allison A Appleton
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Psychosom Med 73:295-303. 2011
    ..Therefore, we evaluated whether child emotional functioning at age 7 years is associated with C-reactive protein (CRP), an indicator of systemic inflammation, in middle adulthood...
  34. pmc A framework for examining social stress and susceptibility to air pollution in respiratory health
    Jane E Clougherty
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 117:1351-8. 2009
    ....
  35. pmc Synergistic effects of traffic-related air pollution and exposure to violence on urban asthma etiology
    Jane E Clougherty
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1140-6. 2007
    ..Asthma, for example, disproportionately affects lower-income urban communities, where air pollution and social stressors may be elevated...
  36. pmc Childhood social environment, emotional reactivity to stress, and mood and anxiety disorders across the life course
    Katie A McLaughlin
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Depress Anxiety 27:1087-94. 2010
    ..We investigate whether emotional reactivity to stress is a mechanism in the association between childhood environment characteristics and adult mood and anxiety disorders...
  37. ncbi request reprint A matter of life and breath: childhood socioeconomic status is related to young adult pulmonary function in the CARDIA study
    Benita Jackson
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 33:271-8. 2004
    ..But prospective studies are sparse across young adulthood, an important phase in pulmonary development...
  38. pmc Ancillary benefits for caregivers of children with asthma participating in an environmental intervention study to alleviate asthma symptoms
    Jane E Clougherty
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Urban Health 86:214-29. 2009
    ..Future environmental intervention studies should more formally consider social support and participation effects for both children and caregivers...
  39. doi request reprint Affective and cardiovascular effects of experimentally-induced social status
    Tamar Mendelson
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Psychol 27:482-9. 2008
    ..This study used experimental methods to test the hypothesis that subordinate social status per se causes psychological distress and cardiovascular arousal...
  40. pmc Does harboring hostility hurt? Associations between hostility and pulmonary function in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in (Young) Adults (CARDIA) study
    Benita Jackson
    Department of Psychology, Clark Science Center, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063, and Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, USA
    Health Psychol 26:333-40. 2007
    ..To examine the cross-sectional association between hostility and pulmonary function (PF) and its consistency across race/ethnicity-gender groups...
  41. doi request reprint Optimism in relation to inflammation and endothelial dysfunction in older men: the VA Normative Aging Study
    Ai Ikeda
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Psychosom Med 73:664-71. 2011
    ..This study examines the association of optimism with change in inflammation and endothelial function over time in men...
  42. pmc Prospective change in health-related quality of life and subsequent mortality among middle-aged and older women
    Candyce H Kroenke
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:2085-91. 2008
    ..We sought to determine prospective changes in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) measures and subsequent mortality in middle-aged and older women...
  43. ncbi request reprint Multiple sources of psychosocial disadvantage and risk of coronary heart disease
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, USA
    Psychosom Med 69:748-55. 2007
    ..However, multiple sources of psychosocial disadvantage tend to co-occur...
  44. ncbi request reprint Social status, stress, and adolescent smoking
    Daniel M Finkelstein
    Mathematica Policy Research, Inc, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    J Adolesc Health 39:678-85. 2006
    ..This study examined whether the relation between social status and perceived stress could explain the association between lower social status and increased risk of smoking...
  45. ncbi request reprint Social distribution of social support: the mediating role of life events
    Kristin D Mickelson
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 44242 0001, USA
    Am J Community Psychol 32:265-81. 2003
    ..These results suggest the inability of lower SES individuals to mobilize social support in times of need may be explained by their more frequent experience of acute life events...
  46. pmc Socioeconomic differences in adolescent stress: the role of psychological resources
    Daniel M Finkelstein
    Mathematica Policy Research, Inc, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    J Adolesc Health 40:127-34. 2007
    ..To investigate whether psychological resources influenced the association between parent education (PE), a marker of socioeconomic status (SES), and perceived stress...
  47. ncbi request reprint Sociodemographic characteristics of the neighborhood and depressive symptoms in older adults: using multilevel modeling in geriatric psychiatry
    Celia F Hybels
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:498-506. 2006
    ..Our objective was to examine the association between neighborhood context and level of depressive symptomatology in older adults in a diverse geographic region of central North Carolina...
  48. ncbi request reprint Social networks, social support, and survival after breast cancer diagnosis
    Candyce H Kroenke
    Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars, University of California, San Francisco, Center for Health and Community, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:1105-11. 2006
    ..We prospectively examined social ties and survival after breast cancer diagnosis...
  49. ncbi request reprint Shared and unique contributions of anger, anxiety, and depression to coronary heart disease: a prospective study in the normative aging study
    Laura D Kubzansky
    Harvard School of Public Health
    Ann Behav Med 31:21-9. 2006
    ..Purpose: The goal of this study was to assess shared and unique contributions of anger, anxiety, and depression to incident CHD...
  50. ncbi request reprint Psychologic functioning and physical health: a paradigm of flexibility
    Alan Rozanski
    Division of Cardiology, St Luke s Roosevelt Hospital Center, 1111 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Psychosom Med 67:S47-53. 2005
    ..Pending further study, these observations could serve as the basis for expanding the potential behavioral interventions that may be used to assist patients with psychosocial risk factors for CAD...