Edith Chen

Summary

Affiliation: Washington University School of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Pain-sensitive temperament: does it predict procedural distress and response to psychological treatment among children with cancer?
    E Chen
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, Campus Box 1125, St Louis, MO 63130 4899, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 25:269-78. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Development of the cognitive appraisal and understanding of social events (CAUSE) videos
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, Campus 1125, One Brookings Drive, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Health Psychol 22:106-10. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Predictors of repeat hospitalizations in children with asthma: the role of psychosocial and socioenvironmental factors
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, Campus Box 1125, One Brookings Drive, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Health Psychol 22:12-8. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic differences in children's health: how and why do these relationships change with age?
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Psychol Bull 128:295-329. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular reactivity during social and nonsocial stressors: do children's personal goals and expressive skills matter?
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Health Psychol 21:16-24. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Children's memories for painful cancer treatment procedures: implications for distress
    E Chen
    Washington University, Department of Psychology, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Child Dev 71:933-47. 2000
  7. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status, stress, and immune markers in adolescents with asthma
    Edith Chen
    Washington University, St Louis Children s Hospital, St Louis, MO, USA
    Psychosom Med 65:984-92. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Measuring stress resilience and coping in vulnerable youth: the Social Competence Interview
    Craig K Ewart
    Center for Health and Behavior, Department of Psychology, 430 Huntington Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 13244 2340, USA
    Psychol Assess 14:339-52. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint The relationship of psychologic stress with childhood asthma
    Gordon R Bloomberg
    Division of Allergy and Pulmonary Medicine, Washington University Medical School, St Louis Children s Hospital, One Children s Place, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Immunol Allergy Clin North Am 25:83-105. 2005
  10. doi request reprint Socioeconomic status and health: mediating and moderating factors
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA
    Annu Rev Clin Psychol 9:723-49. 2013

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. ncbi request reprint Pain-sensitive temperament: does it predict procedural distress and response to psychological treatment among children with cancer?
    E Chen
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, Campus Box 1125, St Louis, MO 63130 4899, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 25:269-78. 2000
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Development of the cognitive appraisal and understanding of social events (CAUSE) videos
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, Campus 1125, One Brookings Drive, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Health Psychol 22:106-10. 2003
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Predictors of repeat hospitalizations in children with asthma: the role of psychosocial and socioenvironmental factors
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, Campus Box 1125, One Brookings Drive, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Health Psychol 22:12-8. 2003
    ..These findings could help guide future interventions targeted at the subgroup of children who represent a high proportion of asthma hospitalizations...
  4. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic differences in children's health: how and why do these relationships change with age?
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Psychol Bull 128:295-329. 2002
    ..Finally, the authors proposed a developmental approach to exploring mechanisms that link SES and child health...
  5. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular reactivity during social and nonsocial stressors: do children's personal goals and expressive skills matter?
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Health Psychol 21:16-24. 2002
    ..Personal strivings and expressive skills do matter for understanding cardiovascular responses in children...
  6. ncbi request reprint Children's memories for painful cancer treatment procedures: implications for distress
    E Chen
    Washington University, Department of Psychology, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Child Dev 71:933-47. 2000
    ..These results indicate that children's memories play an important role in their experience of distress during repeated stressful events...
  7. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status, stress, and immune markers in adolescents with asthma
    Edith Chen
    Washington University, St Louis Children s Hospital, St Louis, MO, USA
    Psychosom Med 65:984-92. 2003
    ..The second objective was to test whether psychological stress and control beliefs could explain these differences...
  8. ncbi request reprint Measuring stress resilience and coping in vulnerable youth: the Social Competence Interview
    Craig K Ewart
    Center for Health and Behavior, Department of Psychology, 430 Huntington Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 13244 2340, USA
    Psychol Assess 14:339-52. 2002
    ..low affiliation/control). High SCI expressiveness and self-defensive striving create a critical-aggressive social impact, which is correlated with increased hostility and anger...
  9. ncbi request reprint The relationship of psychologic stress with childhood asthma
    Gordon R Bloomberg
    Division of Allergy and Pulmonary Medicine, Washington University Medical School, St Louis Children s Hospital, One Children s Place, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Immunol Allergy Clin North Am 25:83-105. 2005
    ..Psychologic issues are important in the patient with severe asthma. The mind-body paradigm that links psychologic stress to disease is necessary when considering the global evaluation of childhood asthma...
  10. doi request reprint Socioeconomic status and health: mediating and moderating factors
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA
    Annu Rev Clin Psychol 9:723-49. 2013
    ..What is protective for low-SES individuals is not the same as what is protective for high-SES individuals, and this needs to be taken into account in interventions aimed at reducing health disparities...
  11. pmc Stress and inflammation in exacerbations of asthma
    Edith Chen
    University of British Columbia, Department of Psychology, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
    Brain Behav Immun 21:993-9. 2007
    ..Empirical evidence for this model is reviewed, and conclusions and future research directions are discussed...
  12. ncbi request reprint Impact of socioeconomic status on physiological health in adolescents: an experimental manipulation of psychosocial factors
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Psychosom Med 69:348-55. 2007
    ..To examine the effects of a brief psychosocial manipulation on physiological responses to laboratory stress in lower and higher socioeconomic status (SES) adolescents...
  13. ncbi request reprint Trajectories of socioeconomic status across children's lifetime predict health
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 W Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z4
    Pediatrics 120:e297-303. 2007
    ..This study tested how various models of childhood socioeconomic status (accumulation, change, variability, and critical periods of family income) would predict health outcomes at a final time point in childhood...
  14. ncbi request reprint Interpretations of ambiguous social situations and cardiovascular responses in adolescents
    Edith Chen
    University of British Columbia, Department of Psychology, Vancouver, Canada
    Ann Behav Med 34:26-36. 2007
    ..Previous research has documented effects of ambiguous outcome social situations on individual differences in cardiovascular reactivity in laboratory contexts...
  15. pmc Parent psychological states predict changes in inflammatory markers in children with asthma and healthy children
    Jutta M Wolf
    University of British Columbia, Department of Psychology, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Brain Behav Immun 22:433-41. 2008
    ..These changes in inflammatory makers may represent one biological mechanism underlying the association between parental distress and child asthma morbidity...
  16. pmc The role of the social environment in children and adolescents with asthma
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 176:644-9. 2007
    ..Biopsychosocial models of asthma have been proposed in the literature, but few empirical tests of social factors at various levels of influence have been conducted...
  17. doi request reprint Chronic stress, salivary cortisol, and alpha-amylase in children with asthma and healthy children
    Jutta M Wolf
    University of British Columbia, Department of Psychology, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Biol Psychol 78:20-8. 2008
    ..This dichotomy emphasizes the different biological effects of chronic stress depending on illness status...
  18. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and inflammatory processes in childhood asthma: the role of psychological stress
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 117:1014-20. 2006
    ..Although social environment variables such as socioeconomic status (SES) have been linked to childhood asthma, little is known about the psychobiological mechanisms underlying this relationship...
  19. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and health in adolescents: the role of stress interpretations
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Child Dev 75:1039-52. 2004
    ..Results suggest that the larger social environment helps explain how adolescents approach new social situations, which in turn has implications for adolescent physical health...
  20. ncbi request reprint Written disclosure of experiences with racial discrimination and antibody response to an influenza vaccine
    Cinnamon Stetler
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Int J Behav Med 13:60-8. 2006
    ..The attributional ambiguity sometimes associated with racism may inhibit the benefits of disclosure interventions for these types of stressors...
  21. pmc Life stress and diminished expression of genes encoding glucocorticoid receptor and beta2-adrenergic receptor in children with asthma
    Gregory E Miller
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:5496-501. 2006
    ..To the extent that it diminishes sensitivity to the antiinflammatory properties of glucocorticoids or the bronchodilatory properties of beta-agonists, this process could explain the increased asthma morbidity associated with stress...
  22. ncbi request reprint Exposure to violence and cardiovascular and neuroendocrine measures in adolescents
    Rama Murali
    University of British Columbia, British Columbia, V6T 1Z4 Canada
    Ann Behav Med 30:155-63. 2005
    ..Exposure to violence has clear, detrimental psychological consequences, but the physiological effects are less well understood...
  23. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and health: do gradients differ within childhood and adolescence?
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 62:2161-70. 2006
    ..These patterns are important to understand for optimally timing interventions to reduce SES disparities in US children's health...
  24. ncbi request reprint The temporal relationships between sleep, cortisol, and lung functioning in youth with asthma
    Margaret D Hanson
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Pediatr Psychol 33:312-6. 2008
    ..This study tested the directionality of the association between sleep and health outcomes in youth with asthma...
  25. ncbi request reprint Neighborhood, family, and subjective socioeconomic status: How do they relate to adolescent health?
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Health Psychol 25:704-14. 2006
    ..These findings suggest the importance of understanding influences at the individual, family, and neighborhood levels for optimally targeting interventions to reduce health disparities earlier in life...
  26. doi request reprint What do trajectories of childhood socioeconomic status tell us about markers of cardiovascular health in adolescence?
    Teresa J Marin
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
    Psychosom Med 70:152-9. 2008
    ....
  27. pmc A functional genomic fingerprint of chronic stress in humans: blunted glucocorticoid and increased NF-kappaB signaling
    Gregory E Miller
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Biol Psychiatry 64:266-72. 2008
    ..Chronic stressors are known to increase vulnerability to medical illness, but the mechanisms underlying this phenomenon are poorly understood...
  28. ncbi request reprint Does the social environment contribute to asthma?
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
    Immunol Allergy Clin North Am 28:649-64, x. 2008
    ..Future research will need to take into account the impact of the social environment to develop more comprehensive models of asthma pathogenesis...
  29. pmc Chronic traffic-related air pollution and stress interact to predict biologic and clinical outcomes in asthma
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Environ Health Perspect 116:970-5. 2008
    ..Previous research has documented effects of both physical and social environmental exposures on childhood asthma. However, few studies have considered how these two environments might interact to affect asthma...
  30. ncbi request reprint Commentary: the role of memory in managing children's distress during medical procedures
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Pediatr Psychol 31:862-4. 2006
  31. ncbi request reprint Unfavorable socioeconomic conditions in early life presage expression of proinflammatory phenotype in adolescence
    Gregory Miller
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Psychosom Med 69:402-9. 2007
    ..Unfavorable socioeconomic status (SES) circumstances early in life are associated with heightened vulnerability to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases in adulthood. However, little is known about mechanisms underlying this phenomenon...
  32. ncbi request reprint Perceived control and immune and pulmonary outcomes in children with asthma
    Melissa Joy Griffin
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Psychosom Med 68:493-9. 2006
    ..This study tested the relationships between perceived control and biological processes relevant to asthma in children...
  33. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status, race, and body mass index: the mediating role of physical activity and sedentary behaviors during adolescence
    Margaret D Hanson
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Pediatr Psychol 32:250-9. 2007
    ..To assess how sociodemographic and activity behaviors contribute to adolescent body mass index (BMI)...
  34. ncbi request reprint Issues in exploring variation in childhood socioeconomic gradients by age: a response to Case, Paxson, and Vogl
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vacouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
    Soc Sci Med 64:762-4. 2007
  35. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and substance use behaviors in adolescents: the role of family resources versus family social status
    Margaret D Hanson
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Health Psychol 12:32-5. 2007
    ..Family financial resources were a stronger predictor of substance use than family status. Programs aimed at reducing teen substance use should be aware of these risk factors when developing substance use interventions...
  36. ncbi request reprint Stress on the dance floor: the cortisol stress response to social-evaluative threat in competitive ballroom dancers
    Nicolas Rohleder
    Dresden University of Technology
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 33:69-84. 2007
    ..group competition). These findings support the notion of a social self-preservation system that is physiologically responsive to threats to the social self...
  37. ncbi request reprint If it goes up, must it come down? Chronic stress and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis in humans
    Gregory E Miller
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Psychol Bull 133:25-45. 2007
    ..Finally, HPA activity is shaped by a person's response to the situation; it increases with subjective distress but is lower in persons with posttraumatic stress disorder...
  38. ncbi request reprint Developing measures of symptom perception for children with asthma
    Edith Chen
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 119:248-50. 2007
  39. pmc Understanding health disparities: the role of race and socioeconomic status in children's health
    Edith Chen
    University of British Columbia, Department of Psychology, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Am J Public Health 96:702-8. 2006
    ..We sought to determine whether childhood health disparities are best understood as effects of race, socioeconomic status (SES), or synergistic effects of the two...
  40. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and health behaviors in adolescence: a review of the literature
    Margaret D Hanson
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
    J Behav Med 30:263-85. 2007
    ..The goal of this review was to determine the direction of associations between SES and health behaviors during the period of adolescence...
  41. ncbi request reprint Symptom perception in childhood asthma: the role of anxiety and asthma severity
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Health Psychol 25:389-95. 2006
    ..These results suggest that anxiety plays a role when children's symptoms are mild, whereas medical variables such as severity play a role in perception of changes in asthma symptomatology as bronchoconstriction worsens...