Thomas Kamarck

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial stress and cardiovascular risk: what is the role of daily experience?
    Thomas W Kamarck
    University of Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    J Pers 73:1749-74. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Daily psychological demands are associated with 6-year progression of carotid artery atherosclerosis: the Pittsburgh Healthy Heart Project
    Thomas W Kamarck
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 4403 Sennott Sq, 210 S Bouquet St, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Psychosom Med 74:432-9. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular reactivity to psychological challenge: conceptual and measurement considerations
    Thomas W Kamarck
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, USA
    Psychosom Med 65:9-21. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial demands and ambulatory blood pressure: a field assessment approach
    Thomas W Kamarck
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 4501 Sennott Square, 210 South Bouquet Street, 15260, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Physiol Behav 77:699-704. 2002
  5. pmc Citalopram intervention for hostility: results of a randomized clinical trial
    Thomas W Kamarck
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 77:174-88. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Experiences of demand and control during daily life are predictors of carotid atherosclerotic progression among healthy men
    Thomas W Kamarck
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Health Psychol 26:324-32. 2007
  7. pmc Citalopram improves metabolic risk factors among high hostile adults: results of a placebo-controlled intervention
    Thomas W Kamarck
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 4403 Sennott Square, 210 S Bouquet St, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, United States
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 36:1070-9. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Experiences of demand and control in daily life as correlates of subclinical carotid atherosclerosis in a healthy older sample
    Thomas W Kamarck
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Health Psychol 23:24-32. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Negative emotions and 3-year progression of subclinical atherosclerosis
    Jesse C Stewart
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:225-33. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Exaggerated blood pressure responses during mental stress are prospectively related to enhanced carotid atherosclerosis in middle-aged Finnish men
    J Richard Jennings
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, E1329 WPIC, 3811 O Hara St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Circulation 110:2198-203. 2004

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial stress and cardiovascular risk: what is the role of daily experience?
    Thomas W Kamarck
    University of Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    J Pers 73:1749-74. 2005
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Daily psychological demands are associated with 6-year progression of carotid artery atherosclerosis: the Pittsburgh Healthy Heart Project
    Thomas W Kamarck
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 4403 Sennott Sq, 210 S Bouquet St, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Psychosom Med 74:432-9. 2012
    ..We examine associations between the perception of ongoing psychological demands by ecological momentary assessment (EMA) and 6-year changes in carotid artery atherosclerosis by ultrasonography...
  3. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular reactivity to psychological challenge: conceptual and measurement considerations
    Thomas W Kamarck
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, USA
    Psychosom Med 65:9-21. 2003
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial demands and ambulatory blood pressure: a field assessment approach
    Thomas W Kamarck
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 4501 Sennott Square, 210 South Bouquet Street, 15260, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Physiol Behav 77:699-704. 2002
    ..These results support the possibility that psychosocial factors may account for some of the unique predictive value associated with ABP, and they support the value of these field assessment methods...
  5. pmc Citalopram intervention for hostility: results of a randomized clinical trial
    Thomas W Kamarck
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 77:174-88. 2009
    ..04). The findings have implications for understanding the central nervous system correlates of hostility, its associations with other psychosocial risk factors for CVD, and, potentially, the design of effective interventions...
  6. ncbi request reprint Experiences of demand and control during daily life are predictors of carotid atherosclerotic progression among healthy men
    Thomas W Kamarck
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Health Psychol 26:324-32. 2007
    ..They now present prospective findings on this relation...
  7. pmc Citalopram improves metabolic risk factors among high hostile adults: results of a placebo-controlled intervention
    Thomas W Kamarck
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 4403 Sennott Square, 210 S Bouquet St, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, United States
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 36:1070-9. 2011
    ..01). In addition, the changes in blood glucose were significantly mediated by treatment-related changes in hostility (p<.05). Mechanisms accounting for these associations remain to be explored...
  8. ncbi request reprint Experiences of demand and control in daily life as correlates of subclinical carotid atherosclerosis in a healthy older sample
    Thomas W Kamarck
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Health Psychol 23:24-32. 2004
    ..Previous findings linking job stress with cardiovascular disease may reflect the broader impact of daily psychological demands, not necessarily associated with the workplace...
  9. ncbi request reprint Negative emotions and 3-year progression of subclinical atherosclerosis
    Jesse C Stewart
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:225-33. 2007
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Exaggerated blood pressure responses during mental stress are prospectively related to enhanced carotid atherosclerosis in middle-aged Finnish men
    J Richard Jennings
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, E1329 WPIC, 3811 O Hara St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Circulation 110:2198-203. 2004
    ..These are the first prospective results on this relationship...
  11. ncbi request reprint Validation of the Detroit Area Study Discrimination Scale in a community sample of older African American adults: the Pittsburgh healthy heart project
    Teletia R Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, USA
    Int J Behav Med 11:88-94. 2004
    ..In contrast, Lifetime History of Discrimination, as measured by the DAS-DQ, was unrelated to global measures or daily experiences of stress. Thus, this study lends support to the construct validity of the DAS-DQ...
  12. pmc Is brachial artery flow-mediated dilation associated with negative affect?
    Laura L Schott
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 130 DeSoto Street, A546 Crabtree Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Int J Behav Med 16:241-7. 2009
    ..Trait negative affect has been implicated as a risk marker for cardiovascular disease, but the mechanisms underlying this association are uncertain...
  13. pmc Low life purpose and high hostility are related to an attenuated decline in nocturnal blood pressure
    Elizabeth J Mezick
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Health Psychol 29:196-204. 2010
    ..We investigated whether positive and negative psychological attributes were associated with sleep-wake BP ratios and examined sleep parameters as potential mediators of these relationships...
  14. ncbi request reprint Correspondence between laboratory and ambulatory measures of cardiovascular reactivity: a multilevel modeling approach
    Thomas W Kamarck
    Department of Psychology, Behavioral Medicine Research Group, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, USA
    Psychophysiology 40:675-83. 2003
    ..This multilevel modeling approach may enhance our ability to detect the correspondence between laboratory and ambulatory measures of CVR, and to identify the circumstances under which it may be most clearly observed...
  15. ncbi request reprint The incremental value of ambulatory blood pressure persists after controlling for methodological confounds: associations with carotid atherosclerosis in a healthy sample
    Thomas W Kamarck
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, USA
    J Hypertens 20:1535-41. 2002
    ..Ambulatory blood pressure assessments have been shown to be associated with subclinical and clinical endpoints even after controlling for the effects of clinic blood pressure...
  16. ncbi request reprint Application of ecological momentary assessment to the study of marital adjustment and social interactions during daily life
    Denise L Janicki
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    J Fam Psychol 20:168-72. 2006
    ..Results underscore the merit of obtaining representative measures of social interactions during daily life for understanding influences on and consequences of MA...
  17. ncbi request reprint Frequency of spousal interaction and 3-year progression of carotid artery intima medial thickness: the Pittsburgh Healthy Heart Project
    Denise L Janicki
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Psychosom Med 67:889-96. 2005
    ..We employed Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) real-time recording in the natural setting to determine whether spousal interaction frequency predicts 3-year progression of carotid artery intima medial thickening (IMT)...
  18. pmc Hostility moderates the effects of social support and intimacy on blood pressure in daily social interactions
    Elizabeth J Vella
    Department of Psychology, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME 04104, USA
    Health Psychol 27:S155-62. 2008
    ..This study sought to determine the role of hostility in moderating the effects of positive social interactions on ambulatory blood pressure (ABP)...
  19. pmc Social integration, social contacts, and blood pressure dipping in African-Americans and whites
    Wendy M Troxel
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Hypertens 28:265-71. 2010
    ..However, scant research has examined whether social relationships influence key nocturnal pathways, such as nocturnal BP dipping...
  20. pmc Blood pressure dipping and sleep disturbance in African-American and Caucasian men and women
    Karen A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Hypertens 21:826-31. 2008
    ..Elevated night time/daytime blood pressure (BP) ratios are associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. We evaluated the associations between sleep/awake BP ratios and sleep disturbances...
  21. doi request reprint Depressive symptoms moderate the influence of hostility on serum interleukin-6 and C-reactive protein
    Jesse C Stewart
    Department of Psychology, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, 402 North Blackford Street, LD 100E, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Psychosom Med 70:197-204. 2008
    ..In this report we examined the cross-sectional associations of depressive symptoms, hostility, and their interaction with circulating levels of two such inflammatory markers-interleukin-6 (IL-6) and C-reactive protein (CRP)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Covariation of psychosocial characteristics associated with cardiovascular disease: genetic and environmental influences
    Douglas A Raynor
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 405 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Psychosom Med 64:191-203; discussion 204-5. 2002
    ..Therefore, the current study used a twin design to examine the relative contributions of genetic and environmental influences to the variation and covariation of these three psychosocial characteristics...
  23. ncbi request reprint Reduced low-frequency heart rate variability relates to greater intimal-medial thickness of the carotid wall in two samples
    Clara Gautier
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Coron Artery Dis 18:97-104. 2007
    ..We investigated the relationship between heart rate variability and preclinical carotid intima-media thickening, a putative index of atherosclerosis...
  24. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular reactivity to and recovery from psychological challenge as predictors of 3-year change in blood pressure
    Jesse C Stewart
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Health Psychol 25:111-8. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that the duration of stress-related cardiovascular responses may be important for predicting longitudinal changes in BP...
  25. ncbi request reprint Hostility explains some of the discrepancy between daytime ambulatory and clinic blood pressures
    Deborah E Polk
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Health Psychol 21:202-6. 2002
    ..These results suggest that the addition of hostility to CBP may improve its predictive power...
  26. pmc Peer relationships and diabetes: retrospective and ecological momentary assessment approaches
    Vicki S Helgeson
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Health Psychol 28:273-82. 2009
    ..To examine the association of positive and negative aspects of friendship to psychological well-being, self-care behavior, and blood glucose control and to determine whether these relations were moderated by gender...
  27. pmc Intra-individual variability in sleep duration and fragmentation: associations with stress
    Elizabeth J Mezick
    University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychology, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 34:1346-54. 2009
    ..These results may have implications for both sleep and health research...
  28. pmc A prospective evaluation of the directionality of the depression-inflammation relationship
    Jesse C Stewart
    Department of Psychology, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 23:936-44. 2009
    ..Therefore, our results imply that depression may lead to inflammation and that inflammation may be one of the mechanisms through which depression contributes to cardiovascular risk...
  29. pmc Hostility now, depression later? Longitudinal associations among emotional risk factors for coronary artery disease
    Jesse C Stewart
    Department of Psychology, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Ann Behav Med 39:258-66. 2010
    ..We examined the longitudinal associations among measures of depressive symptoms and hostility/anger in a cohort of 296 healthy, older adults...
  30. pmc Napping, nighttime sleep, and cardiovascular risk factors in mid-life adults
    Jane F Owens
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Clin Sleep Med 6:330-5. 2010
    ..To evaluate the relations between sleep characteristics and cardiovascular risk factors and napping behavior, and to assess whether daytime napping leads to subsequent better or worse sleep...
  31. pmc Influence of race and socioeconomic status on sleep: Pittsburgh SleepSCORE project
    Elizabeth J Mezick
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Psychosom Med 70:410-6. 2008
    ..To examine the independent and interactive effects of race and socioeconomic status (SES) on objective indices and self-reports of sleep...
  32. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptomatology and coronary heart disease in Type I diabetes mellitus: a study of possible mechanisms
    Leslie S Kinder
    Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention, School of Medicine, Stanford University, USA
    Health Psychol 21:542-52. 2002
    ..Future research should clarify causal pathways between depressive symptomatology, behavioral and physiological processes, and CHD...
  33. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular reactivity and left ventricular mass: an integrative review
    Teletia R Taylor
    Howard University Cancer Center, Washington, DC 20060, USA
    Ann Behav Med 26:182-93. 2003
    ..Additional sampling factors (e.g., race, gender) may also impact this relationship. Finally, greater attention is warranted to the role of the psychosocial environment, as this may interact with reactivity to influence LVM...
  34. ncbi request reprint The association between racial identity and hypertension in African-American adults: elevated resting and ambulatory blood pressure as outcomes
    Hayley S Thompson
    Ruttenberg Cancer Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Ethn Dis 12:20-8. 2002
    ..It was also hypothesized that the experience of stress and hostility or cynical mistrust associated with transitional identity would account for this association...

Research Grants12

  1. Psychosocial Stress Exposure: Real-Time and Structured Interview Technologies
    Thomas Kamarck; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..RELEVANCE: In the presence of gene-environment interactions, reliable measures of environmental exposure, including exposure to psychosocial stress, are critical for quantifying the effects of genetic differences on health outcomes. ..
  2. BIOBEHAVIORAL FACTORS IN ATHEROSCLEROTIC PROGRESSION
    Thomas Kamarck; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  3. BIOBEHAVIORAL FACTORS IN ATHEROSCLEROTIC PROGRESSION
    Thomas Kamarck; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..These recent measurement innovations, as employed in the present study, should significantly enhance our current understanding of the role of behavioral processes in coronary heart disease risk. ..