T W McDade

Summary

Affiliation: Northwestern University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint What a drop can do: dried blood spots as a minimally invasive method for integrating biomarkers into population-based research
    Thomas W McDade
    Northwestern University, Department of Anthropology and Cells to Society C2S The Center on Social Disparities and Health at the Institute for Policy Research, 1810 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Demography 44:899-925. 2007
  2. pmc Do environments in infancy moderate the association between stress and inflammation in adulthood? Initial evidence from a birth cohort in the Philippines
    Thomas W McDade
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 31:23-30. 2013
  3. pmc Early environments and the ecology of inflammation
    Thomas W McDade
    Department of Anthropology and Cells to Society The Center on Social Disparities and Health at the Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:17281-8. 2012
  4. pmc Quantification of anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) in dried blood spots: validation of a minimally invasive method for assessing ovarian reserve
    Thomas W McDade
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Hum Reprod 27:2503-8. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Analysis of variability of high sensitivity C-reactive protein in lowland Ecuador reveals no evidence of chronic low-grade inflammation
    Thomas W McDade
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 24:675-81. 2012
  6. pmc Evaluating indices of traditional ecological knowledge: a methodological contribution
    Victoria Reyes-García
    ICREA and ICTA, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2:21. 2006
  7. 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
  8. pmc Positive antibody response to vaccination in adolescence predicts lower C-reactive protein concentration in young adulthood in the Philippines
    Thomas W McDade
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 23:313-8. 2011
  9. pmc Population differences in associations between C-reactive protein concentration and adiposity: comparison of young adults in the Philippines and the United States
    Thomas W McDade
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:1237-45. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Maintenance versus growth: investigating the costs of immune activation among children in lowland Bolivia
    T W McDade
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 136:478-84. 2008

Research Grants

  1. Social Influences on Early Adult Stress Biomarkers
    THOMAS MC DADE; Fiscal Year: 2007
  2. Social Influences on Early Adult Stress Biomarkers
    THOMAS MC DADE; Fiscal Year: 2009
  3. Social Influences on Early Adult Stress Biomarkers
    THOMAS W MC DADE; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications48

  1. ncbi request reprint What a drop can do: dried blood spots as a minimally invasive method for integrating biomarkers into population-based research
    Thomas W McDade
    Northwestern University, Department of Anthropology and Cells to Society C2S The Center on Social Disparities and Health at the Institute for Policy Research, 1810 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Demography 44:899-925. 2007
    ..Our objective is to provide investigators with the information they need to make informed decisions regarding the appropriateness of blood spot methods for their research interests...
  2. pmc Do environments in infancy moderate the association between stress and inflammation in adulthood? Initial evidence from a birth cohort in the Philippines
    Thomas W McDade
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 31:23-30. 2013
    ....
  3. pmc Early environments and the ecology of inflammation
    Thomas W McDade
    Department of Anthropology and Cells to Society The Center on Social Disparities and Health at the Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:17281-8. 2012
    ..Attention to the eco-logics of inflammation may point to promising directions for future research, enriching our understanding of this important physiological system and informing approaches to the prevention and treatment of disease...
  4. pmc Quantification of anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) in dried blood spots: validation of a minimally invasive method for assessing ovarian reserve
    Thomas W McDade
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Hum Reprod 27:2503-8. 2012
    ..This paper validates a new method for quantifying AMH in dried blood spot (DBS) samples--drops of whole blood collected on filter paper following a simple finger stick...
  5. doi request reprint Analysis of variability of high sensitivity C-reactive protein in lowland Ecuador reveals no evidence of chronic low-grade inflammation
    Thomas W McDade
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 24:675-81. 2012
    ..Prior analyses of CRP variability have reported stable between-individual differences in CRP over time, but a limitation of current knowledge is that it is based on research conducted in post-epidemiologic transition populations...
  6. pmc Evaluating indices of traditional ecological knowledge: a methodological contribution
    Victoria Reyes-García
    ICREA and ICTA, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2:21. 2006
    ..Few studies have addressed reliability of indices of traditional ecological knowledge constructed with different quantitative methods...
  7. 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:..
  8. pmc Positive antibody response to vaccination in adolescence predicts lower C-reactive protein concentration in young adulthood in the Philippines
    Thomas W McDade
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 23:313-8. 2011
    ..This study investigates the within-individual association between antibody response to vaccination in adolescence and C-reactive protein (CRP) concentration in young adulthood...
  9. pmc Population differences in associations between C-reactive protein concentration and adiposity: comparison of young adults in the Philippines and the United States
    Thomas W McDade
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:1237-45. 2009
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Maintenance versus growth: investigating the costs of immune activation among children in lowland Bolivia
    T W McDade
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 136:478-84. 2008
    ....
  11. pmc Early origins of inflammation: microbial exposures in infancy predict lower levels of C-reactive protein in adulthood
    Thomas W McDade
    Department of Anthropology, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 277:1129-37. 2010
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Rationale and methodological options for assessing infectious disease and related measures in social science surveys
    Thomas W McDade
    Northwestern University, Department of Anthropology, Cells to Society The Center on Social Disparities and Health at the Institute for Policy Research, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA
    Biodemography Soc Biol 55:159-77. 2009
    ..These methods afford opportunities for innovative, transdisciplinary research on the causes and consequences of infectious disease across the life course that can address questions of interest to social, life, and biomedical scientists...
  13. pmc Adolescents' expectations for the future predict health behaviors in early adulthood
    Thomas W McDade
    Cells to Society C2S The Center on Social Disparities and Health, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Soc Sci Med 73:391-8. 2011
    ..Perceived life chances in adolescence may therefore play an important role in establishing individual trajectories of health, and in contributing to social gradients in population health...
  14. pmc Comparative insights into the regulation of inflammation: levels and predictors of interleukin 6 and interleukin 10 in young adults in the Philippines
    Thomas W McDade
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 146:373-84. 2011
    ....
  15. pmc Predictors of C-reactive protein in the national social life, health, and aging project
    Thomas W McDade
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 66:129-36. 2011
    ....
  16. pmc Ethnobotanical knowledge is associated with indices of child health in the Bolivian Amazon
    T W McDade
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:6134-9. 2007
    ..These results underscore the importance of local cultural factors to child health and document a potential cost if ethnobotanical knowledge is lost...
  17. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial and behavioral predictors of inflammation in middle-aged and older adults: the Chicago health, aging, and social relations study
    Thomas W McDade
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, 1810 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, Illinois 60208 1310, USA
    Psychosom Med 68:376-81. 2006
    ..We investigated the contribution of behavioral and psychosocial factors to variation in CRP concentrations in a population-based sample of middle-aged and older adults...
  18. ncbi request reprint Prenatal and early postnatal environments are significant predictors of total immunoglobulin E concentration in Filipino adolescents
    T W McDade
    Laboratory for Human Biology Research, Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208 1310, USA
    Clin Exp Allergy 34:44-50. 2004
    ..Few studies have been able to evaluate these associations simultaneously, or to investigate prospectively the long-term effects of early environments while adequately controlling for potentially confounding variables...
  19. ncbi request reprint Predictors of C-reactive protein in Tsimane' 2 to 15 year-olds in lowland Bolivia
    T W McDade
    Laboratory for Human Biology Research, Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 128:906-13. 2005
    ..The measurement of CRP offers a direct, objective indicator of immune activation, and provides insights into a potentially important pathway through which environmental quality may shape child growth and health...
  20. ncbi request reprint Life history, maintenance, and the early origins of immune function
    Thomas W McDade
    Laboratory for Human Biology Research, Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 17:81-94. 2005
    ..Ecologically-informed research on immunity is in its earliest stages, and life history theory has the potential to make important contributions to our understanding of the development and function of this critical physiological system...
  21. ncbi request reprint Life history theory and the immune system: steps toward a human ecological immunology
    Thomas W McDade
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol . 2003
    ..Research in human ecological immunology is in its earliest stages, but this is a promising area of exploration, and one in which anthropology is well-positioned to make important contributions...
  22. ncbi request reprint Whole blood collected on filter paper provides a minimally invasive method for assessing human transferrin receptor level
    Thomas W McDade
    Laboratory for Human Biology Research, Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    J Nutr 132:3760-3. 2002
    ..The advantages and disadvantages of the blood spot TfR method are discussed, as well as its potential contribution to future field-based studies of iron deficiency...
  23. ncbi request reprint Status incongruity in Samoan youth: a biocultural analysis of culture change, stress, and immune function
    Thomas W McDade
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, USA
    Med Anthropol Q 16:123-50. 2002
    ..This study proposes new conceptual models for future studies of culture change and suggests that biomarkers may represent ethnographic tools that can provide insight into hidden cultural dynamics and the experience of stress...
  24. ncbi request reprint Lifestyle incongruity, social integration, and immune function in Samoan adolescents
    T W McDade
    Northwestern University, Department of Anthropology, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Soc Sci Med 53:1351-62. 2001
    ..The potential utility of the lifestyle incongruity model for future cross-cultural studies of child and adolescent stress is discussed...
  25. ncbi request reprint Prenatal undernutrition, postnatal environments, and antibody response to vaccination in adolescence
    T W McDade
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 74:543-8. 2001
    ..Recently, researchers have considered the fetal and infant origins of several adult cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, but the implications of early events for immune function and infectious disease are unclear...
  26. ncbi request reprint Defining the "urban" in urbanization and health: a factor analysis approach
    T W McDade
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Soc Sci Med 53:55-70. 2001
    ..This analysis demonstrates the heterogeneity of environments within urban and rural areas, and emphasizes the need for a finer level of investigation in future studies of urbanization and health...
  27. ncbi request reprint High-sensitivity enzyme immunoassay for C-reactive protein in dried blood spots
    Thomas W McDade
    Laboratory for Human Biology Research, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Clin Chem 50:652-4. 2004
  28. ncbi request reprint Prenatal undernutrition and postnatal growth are associated with adolescent thymic function
    T W McDade
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208 1310, USA
    J Nutr 131:1225-31. 2001
    ..These findings provide support for the importance of fetal and early infant programming of thymic function, and suggest that early environments may have long-term implications for immunocompetence and adult disease risk...
  29. doi request reprint Influence of helminth infections on childhood nutritional status in lowland Bolivia
    S Tanner
    Department of Anthropology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 1619, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 21:651-6. 2009
    ..These data demonstrate the difficulty of assessing nutritional impacts of endemic infections...
  30. ncbi request reprint Epstein-Barr virus antibodies in whole blood spots: a minimally invasive method for assessing an aspect of cell-mediated immunity
    T W McDade
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Psychosom Med 62:560-7. 2000
    ..Study 2: Apply this method to a large community-based study of psychopathology in children and adolescents...
  31. pmc Change in waist circumference over 11 years and current waist circumference independently predict elevated CRP in Filipino women
    Julienne N Rutherford
    Department of Oral Biology, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, 801 S Paulina Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 22:310-5. 2010
    ..Although current waist circumference is an important contributor to risk of elevated systemic inflammation in this as in other populations, history of central adiposity may be an independent phenomenon...
  32. pmc Adiposity and pathogen exposure predict C-reactive protein in Filipino women
    Thomas W McDade
    Department of Anthropology, The Center on Social Disparities and Health at the Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    J Nutr 138:2442-7. 2008
    ..These results underscore the need for additional research on the contributions of pathogenicity, adiposity, and inflammation to global epidemics of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases...
  33. doi request reprint Breastfeeding as obesity prevention in the United States: a sibling difference model
    Molly W Metzger
    Department of Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 2046 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 22:291-6. 2010
    ..The application of a sibling fixed-effects model provides stronger evidence of a causal relationship than prior research reporting similar patterns of association...
  34. pmc Fatherhood, pairbonding and testosterone in the Philippines
    Christopher W Kuzawa
    Northwestern University, Department of Anthropology, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Horm Behav 56:429-35. 2009
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Measurement of leptin in dried blood spot samples
    Aaron A Miller
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 18:857-60. 2006
    ..Thus, care should be taken to refrigerate or freeze samples promptly. The relative ease of blood spot sample collection may facilitate research on leptin in a wider range of cultural and ecological settings...
  36. doi request reprint Developmental changes in the relationship between leptin and adiposity among Tsimané children and adolescents
    Katherine C B Sharrock
    Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 20:392-8. 2008
    ..These findings suggest a more important role of leptin as a signal of energy stores among females as they approach reproductive maturity, while raising questions about the function of this hormone in lean males...
  37. pmc The relationship between self-report and biomarkers of stress in low-income reproductive-age women
    Ann E B Borders
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 203:577.e1-8. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether there is an association between self-reported and biologic measures of stress in low-income, reproductive-age women...
  38. pmc Inflammatory mediators and glucose in pregnancy: results from a subset of the Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome (HAPO) Study
    Lynn P Lowe
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 680 North Lake Shore Drive, Suite 1400, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 95:5427-34. 2010
    ..Inflammatory mediators are associated with type 2 and gestational diabetes. It is unknown whether there are associations with glucose in pregnant women with lesser degrees of hyperglycemia...
  39. pmc Rapid weight gain after birth predicts life history and reproductive strategy in Filipino males
    Christopher W Kuzawa
    Department of Anthropology and Cells to Society, Center on Social Disparities and Health at the Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:16800-5. 2010
    ..These findings provide evidence for early life developmental plasticity in male life history and reproductive strategy in humans...
  40. pmc Mothers have lower testosterone than non-mothers: evidence from the Philippines
    Christopher W Kuzawa
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Horm Behav 57:441-7. 2010
    ....
  41. pmc Relationships between skin color, income, and blood pressure among African Americans in the CARDIA Study
    Elizabeth Sweet
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill 60208, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:2253-9. 2007
    ..We explored how income and skin color interact to influence the blood pressure of African American adults enrolled in the longitudinal Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study...
  42. doi request reprint Evaluation of iron deficiency as a nutritional adaptation to infectious disease: an evolutionary medicine perspective
    Katherine Wander
    Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 21:172-9. 2009
    ..11). Controlling for age and TSF, the OR for infection associated with an unequivocally iron replete state (compared to all others) was 2.9 (P = 0.01). We conclude that iron deficiency may protect against acute infection in children...
  43. ncbi request reprint Anthropometric correlates of C-reactive protein among indigenous Siberians
    J Josh Snodgrass
    Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon, Eugene 97403, USA
    J Physiol Anthropol 26:241-6. 2007
    ..Positive associations were documented between CRP and BMI, body fat, and central adiposity...
  44. pmc The use of dried blood spot sampling in the national social life, health, and aging project
    Sharon R Williams
    Department of Anthropology, Purdue University, 700 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:i131-6. 2009
    ....
  45. doi request reprint Lifestyle incongruity, stress and immune function in indigenous Siberians: the health impacts of rapid social and economic change
    Mark V Sorensen
    Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3115, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 138:62-9. 2009
    ..The findings also suggest that relative, as opposed to absolute, level of economic status or material wealth is more strongly related to stress in the Siberian context...
  46. ncbi request reprint Enzyme immunoassay for total immunoglobulin E in dried blood spots
    Susan Tanner
    Department of Anthropology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 19:440-2. 2007
    ..It is hoped that the relative ease of blood spot collection will expand opportunities for population-based research on IgE...
  47. ncbi request reprint The effect of rainfall during gestation and early childhood on adult height in a foraging and horticultural society of the Bolivian Amazon
    Ricardo Godoy
    Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 20:23-34. 2008
    ..2% lower adult height (1.08-1.93 cm). Environmental perturbations that take place after the cessation of weaning seem to leave the strongest effect on adult height. We advance possible explanations for the absence of effects among males...
  48. ncbi request reprint On the accuracy of perceived parental height in a native Amazonian society
    Ankur M Patel
    Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Econ Hum Biol 5:165-78. 2007
    ..We discuss possible reasons for the low accuracy of Tsimane' estimates...

Research Grants4

  1. Social Influences on Early Adult Stress Biomarkers
    THOMAS MC DADE; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  2. Social Influences on Early Adult Stress Biomarkers
    THOMAS MC DADE; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..abstract_text> ..
  3. Social Influences on Early Adult Stress Biomarkers
    THOMAS W MC DADE; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..abstract_text> ..