Andrea L Roberts

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Women's experience of abuse in childhood and their children's smoking and overweight
    Andrea L Roberts
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA Electronic address
    Am J Prev Med 46:249-58. 2014
  2. pmc Perinatal air pollutant exposures and autism spectrum disorder in the children of Nurses' Health Study II participants
    Andrea L Roberts
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 121:978-84. 2013
  3. pmc Association of maternal exposure to childhood abuse with elevated risk for autism in offspring
    Andrea L Roberts
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA Psychiatry 70:508-15. 2013
  4. pmc Sexual orientation and functional pain in U.S. young adults: the mediating role of childhood abuse
    Andrea L Roberts
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e54702. 2013
  5. pmc Childhood gender nonconformity, bullying victimization, and depressive symptoms across adolescence and early adulthood: an 11-year longitudinal study
    Andrea L Roberts
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 52:143-52. 2013
  6. pmc Posttraumatic stress disorder across two generations: concordance and mechanisms in a population-based sample
    Andrea L Roberts
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 72:505-11. 2012
  7. pmc Does maltreatment in childhood affect sexual orientation in adulthood?
    Andrea L Roberts
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, School of Public Health, Harvard University, Kresge Building, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA, 02115, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 42:161-71. 2013
  8. pmc Elevated risk of posttraumatic stress in sexual minority youths: mediation by childhood abuse and gender nonconformity
    Andrea L Roberts
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Division of Adolescent Young Adult Medicine, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:1587-93. 2012
  9. pmc Childhood gender nonconformity: a risk indicator for childhood abuse and posttraumatic stress in youth
    Andrea L Roberts
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 129:410-7. 2012
  10. pmc The stressor criterion for posttraumatic stress disorder: does it matter?
    Andrea L Roberts
    Departments of Society, Human Development, and Health and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 73:e264-70. 2012

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Publications24

  1. pmc Women's experience of abuse in childhood and their children's smoking and overweight
    Andrea L Roberts
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA Electronic address
    Am J Prev Med 46:249-58. 2014
    ..This limited effectiveness may be partly because these risk factors are patterned by parents' experiences preceding the individual's birth...
  2. pmc Perinatal air pollutant exposures and autism spectrum disorder in the children of Nurses' Health Study II participants
    Andrea L Roberts
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 121:978-84. 2013
    ..We tested the hypothesis that perinatal exposure to air pollutants is associated with ASD, focusing on pollutants associated with ASD in prior studies...
  3. pmc Association of maternal exposure to childhood abuse with elevated risk for autism in offspring
    Andrea L Roberts
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA Psychiatry 70:508-15. 2013
    ..Women exposed to childhood abuse experience more adverse perinatal circumstances than women unexposed, but whether maternal abuse is associated with autism in offspring is unknown...
  4. pmc Sexual orientation and functional pain in U.S. young adults: the mediating role of childhood abuse
    Andrea L Roberts
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e54702. 2013
    ....
  5. pmc Childhood gender nonconformity, bullying victimization, and depressive symptoms across adolescence and early adulthood: an 11-year longitudinal study
    Andrea L Roberts
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 52:143-52. 2013
    ....
  6. pmc Posttraumatic stress disorder across two generations: concordance and mechanisms in a population-based sample
    Andrea L Roberts
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 72:505-11. 2012
    ..We sought to determine whether mothers' posttraumatic stress symptoms were associated with PTSD in their young adult children and whether this association was mediated by higher trauma exposure in children of women with PTSD...
  7. pmc Does maltreatment in childhood affect sexual orientation in adulthood?
    Andrea L Roberts
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, School of Public Health, Harvard University, Kresge Building, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA, 02115, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 42:161-71. 2013
    ..Better understanding of this potentially complex causal structure is critical to developing targeted strategies to reduce sexual orientation disparities in exposure to abuse...
  8. pmc Elevated risk of posttraumatic stress in sexual minority youths: mediation by childhood abuse and gender nonconformity
    Andrea L Roberts
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Division of Adolescent Young Adult Medicine, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:1587-93. 2012
    ....
  9. pmc Childhood gender nonconformity: a risk indicator for childhood abuse and posttraumatic stress in youth
    Andrea L Roberts
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 129:410-7. 2012
    ..Childhood gender nonconformity has been associated with poorer relationships with parents, but it is unknown if childhood gender nonconformity is associated with childhood abuse or risk of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in youth...
  10. pmc The stressor criterion for posttraumatic stress disorder: does it matter?
    Andrea L Roberts
    Departments of Society, Human Development, and Health and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 73:e264-70. 2012
    ..We examine whether symptoms, course, and consequences of PTSD vary predictably with the type of stressful event that precipitates symptoms...
  11. pmc Witness of intimate partner violence in childhood and perpetration of intimate partner violence in adulthood
    Andrea L Roberts
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Epidemiology 21:809-18. 2010
    ..Witnessing such violence in childhood has been proposed as a principal cause of adulthood perpetration, yet it remains unknown whether the association between witnessing intimate partner violence and adulthood perpetration is causal...
  12. pmc Adulthood stressors, history of childhood adversity, and risk of perpetration of intimate partner violence
    Andrea L Roberts
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Prev Med 40:128-38. 2011
    ..women and more than 100,000 men are treated for injuries from intimate partner violence (IPV) annually, making IPV perpetration a major public health problem. However, little is known about causes of perpetration across the life course...
  13. pmc Validity and reliability of a Fijian translation and adaptation of the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire
    Anne E Becker
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 43:171-8. 2010
    ..Assessment of disordered eating has uncertain validity across culturally diverse populations. This study evaluated Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) performance in an ethnic Fijian study population...
  14. pmc Sexual risk in "mostly heterosexual" young women: influence of social support and caregiver mental health
    Heather L Corliss
    Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Children s Hospital, and Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:2005-10. 2009
    ..Research is needed to identify factors responsible for health disparities in this population comprising the majority of youth who report a minority sexual orientation...
  15. pmc Effects of neighborhood resources on aggressive and delinquent behaviors among urban youths
    Beth E Molnar
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Sixth Floor, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:1086-93. 2008
    ..We sought to identify neighborhood-level resources associated with lower levels of aggression and delinquency among youths aged 9-15 years at baseline after accounting for risk factors and other types of resources...
  16. pmc Pervasive trauma exposure among US sexual orientation minority adults and risk of posttraumatic stress disorder
    Andrea L Roberts
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:2433-41. 2010
    ..We assessed sexual orientation disparities in exposure to violence and other potentially traumatic events and onset of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a representative US sample...
  17. pmc Sexual violence victimization history and sexual risk indicators in a community-based urban cohort of "mostly heterosexual" and heterosexual young women
    S Bryn Austin
    Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Children s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:1015-20. 2008
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  18. pmc Youth health-risk behavior assessment in Fiji: the reliability of Global School-based Student Health Survey content adapted for ethnic Fijian girls
    Anne E Becker
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 641 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ethn Health 15:181-97. 2010
    ..This study reports test-retest reliability for GSHS content adapted for a female adolescent ethnic Fijian study sample in Fiji...
  19. pmc Childhood IQ and adult mental disorders: a test of the cognitive reserve hypothesis
    Karestan C Koenen
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Kresge 613, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 166:50-7. 2009
    ..The authors tested the hypothesis that low childhood IQ is associated with increased risk and severity of adult mental disorders...
  20. pmc The weight of traumatic stress: a prospective study of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and weight status in women
    Laura D Kubzansky
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
    JAMA Psychiatry 71:44-51. 2014
    ..This prevalent condition has been identified as a possible risk factor for obesity. Whether PTSD symptoms alter the trajectory of weight gain or constitute a comorbid condition has not been established...
  21. ncbi request reprint Parental social responsiveness and risk of autism spectrum disorder in offspring
    Kristen Lyall
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts2Department of Public Health Sciences, University of California, Davis
    JAMA Psychiatry 71:936-42. 2014
    ..Although autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is known to be heritable, patterns of inheritance of subclinical autistic traits in nonclinical samples are poorly understood...
  22. pmc Physical activity disparities in heterosexual and sexual minority youth ages 12-22 years old: roles of childhood gender nonconformity and athletic self-esteem
    Jerel P Calzo
    Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Boston Children s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA, 02115, USA
    Ann Behav Med 47:17-27. 2014
    ..Physical activity is an important health determinant. Little is known about sexual orientation differences in physical activity and their psychosocial determinants...
  23. pmc Adaptation and evaluation of the Clinical Impairment Assessment to assess disordered eating related distress in an adolescent female ethnic Fijian population
    Anne E Becker
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 43:179-86. 2010
    ..This study evaluates psychometric properties of a translated and adapted version of the Clinical Impairment Assessment (CIA) in an ethnic Fijian population...
  24. ncbi request reprint What girls need: recommendations for preventing violence among urban girls in the US
    Beth E Molnar
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Soc Sci Med 60:2191-204. 2005
    ..Violence prevention programs should focus on enhancing girls' relationships with mothers, older girls, and friends their age...