Alexis E Duncan

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Affiliation: Washington University School of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Relationship between body mass index, alcohol use, and alcohol misuse in a young adult female twin sample
    Alexis E Duncan
    Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 70:458-66. 2009
  2. pmc The association between cannabis abuse and dependence and childhood physical and sexual abuse: evidence from an offspring of twins design
    Alexis E Duncan
    Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Addiction 103:990-7. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Clustering of eating disorder symptoms in a general population female twin sample: a latent class analysis
    Alexis E Duncan
    Department of Psychiatry and Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Psychol Med 37:1097-107. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Exposure to paternal alcoholism does not predict development of alcohol-use disorders in offspring: evidence from an offspring-of-twins study
    Alexis E Duncan
    Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, 4560 Clayton Avenue, Suite 1000, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 67:649-56. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Lifetime psychiatric comorbidity of alcohol dependence and bulimia nervosa in women
    Alexis E Duncan
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 84:122-32. 2006
  6. pmc Differences in time to onset of smoking and nicotine dependence by race/ethnicity in a Midwestern sample of adolescents and young adults from a high risk family study
    Alexis E Duncan
    The Brown School, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 125:140-5. 2012
  7. pmc A latent class analysis of DSM-IV and Fagerström (FTND) criteria for nicotine dependence
    Arpana Agrawal
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 13:972-81. 2011
  8. pmc Associations of alcohol, nicotine, cannabis, and drug use/dependence with educational attainment: evidence from cotwin-control analyses
    Julia D Grant
    Midwest Alcoholism Research Center at Washington University, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 36:1412-20. 2012
  9. pmc Psychiatric and familial predictors of transition times between smoking stages: results from an offspring-of-twins study
    Carolyn E Sartor
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Addict Behav 33:235-51. 2008
  10. pmc Measured environmental contributions to cannabis abuse/dependence in an offspring of twins design
    Jeffrey F Scherrer
    St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Research Service 151 JC, 915 North Grand Blvd, St Louis, MO 63106, USA
    Addict Behav 33:1255-66. 2008

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  1. pmc Relationship between body mass index, alcohol use, and alcohol misuse in a young adult female twin sample
    Alexis E Duncan
    Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 70:458-66. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the relationships between body mass index (BMI) and alcohol use and misuse in young adulthood in a sample of black and white female twins...
  2. pmc The association between cannabis abuse and dependence and childhood physical and sexual abuse: evidence from an offspring of twins design
    Alexis E Duncan
    Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Addiction 103:990-7. 2008
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  3. ncbi request reprint Clustering of eating disorder symptoms in a general population female twin sample: a latent class analysis
    Alexis E Duncan
    Department of Psychiatry and Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Psychol Med 37:1097-107. 2007
    ..The objective of the current study was to examine the clustering of ED symptoms in a general population sample using latent class analysis (LCA)...
  4. ncbi request reprint Exposure to paternal alcoholism does not predict development of alcohol-use disorders in offspring: evidence from an offspring-of-twins study
    Alexis E Duncan
    Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, 4560 Clayton Avenue, Suite 1000, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 67:649-56. 2006
    ..Using an offspring-of-twins design, we tested the hypothesis that exposure to paternal alcoholism during the child's first 12 years will increase offspring risk for subsequent alcohol-use disorders (AUD)...
  5. ncbi request reprint Lifetime psychiatric comorbidity of alcohol dependence and bulimia nervosa in women
    Alexis E Duncan
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 84:122-32. 2006
    ..These results suggest that BN+AD+ women exhibit more severe psychopathology than either BN+AD- or BN-AD+ women and may represent a distinct subgroup within bulimia nervosa or alcohol dependence...
  6. pmc Differences in time to onset of smoking and nicotine dependence by race/ethnicity in a Midwestern sample of adolescents and young adults from a high risk family study
    Alexis E Duncan
    The Brown School, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 125:140-5. 2012
    ....
  7. pmc A latent class analysis of DSM-IV and Fagerström (FTND) criteria for nicotine dependence
    Arpana Agrawal
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 13:972-81. 2011
    ....
  8. pmc Associations of alcohol, nicotine, cannabis, and drug use/dependence with educational attainment: evidence from cotwin-control analyses
    Julia D Grant
    Midwest Alcoholism Research Center at Washington University, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 36:1412-20. 2012
    ..We tested whether alcohol, nicotine, and illicit drug use and dependence were associated with lifetime educational attainment after controlling for familial background characteristics...
  9. pmc Psychiatric and familial predictors of transition times between smoking stages: results from an offspring-of-twins study
    Carolyn E Sartor
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Addict Behav 33:235-51. 2008
    ..Findings characterize a rarely examined aspect of the course of ND development and highlight critical distinctions in risk profiles across stages of tobacco involvement...
  10. pmc Measured environmental contributions to cannabis abuse/dependence in an offspring of twins design
    Jeffrey F Scherrer
    St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Research Service 151 JC, 915 North Grand Blvd, St Louis, MO 63106, USA
    Addict Behav 33:1255-66. 2008
    ..08). Perceived sibling, friend and school peer substance use are strongly associated with CAD in young adults even after accounting for latent familial risk and for multiple measured intra-family and extra-family environmental influences...
  11. pmc Childhood sexual abuse and early substance use in adolescent girls: the role of familial influences
    Carolyn E Sartor
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Addiction 108:993-1000. 2013
    ..To assess the extent to which the association between childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and early use of alcohol, cigarettes and cannabis in adolescent girls is mediated by risk factors that tend to cluster in families where CSA occurs...
  12. ncbi request reprint Risk for initiation of substance use as a function of age of onset of cigarette, alcohol and cannabis use: findings in a Midwestern female twin cohort
    Arpana Agrawal
    Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Prev Med 43:125-8. 2006
    ..We investigated whether use and early-onset use of cigarettes, alcohol and cannabis contributed an increase in risk for initiation of subsequent psychoactive substances in women (N = 3729, mean age = 21.7)...
  13. pmc Smoking outcome expectancies in young adult female smokers: individual differences and associations with nicotine dependence in a genetically informative sample
    Sean D Kristjansson
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 116:37-44. 2011
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  14. pmc Posttraumatic stress disorder and alcohol dependence in young women
    Carolyn E Sartor
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 71:810-8. 2010
    ....
  15. pmc Genetic and environmental contributions to BMI in adolescent and young adult women
    Alexis E Duncan
    Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:1040-3. 2009
    ..Additional research is needed to better characterize the environmental and genetic factors related to BMI in persons of different races to aid understanding of the complex determinants of body weight in individuals...
  16. pmc Is the relationship between binge eating episodes and personality attributable to genetic factors?
    Rachel Koren
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, St Louis, MO, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 17:65-71. 2014
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  17. pmc Body mass index and regular smoking in young adult women
    Alexis E Duncan
    Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, United States
    Addict Behav 35:983-8. 2010
    ..57, 95% CI: 1.05-2.35 and OR=1.73, 95% CI: 1.35-2.20, respectively). These results suggest that experiencing CSA alters the association between BMI and regular smoking in women who have experimented with cigarettes...
  18. pmc The effects of maternal smoking during pregnancy on offspring outcomes
    Arpana Agrawal
    Washington University School of Medicine, Dept of Psychiatry, Saint Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Prev Med 50:13-8. 2010
    ....
  19. pmc Deconstructing the architecture of alcohol abuse and dependence symptoms in a community sample of late adolescent and emerging adult women: an item response approach
    Alexis E Duncan
    George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, St Louis, MO, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 116:222-7. 2011
    ..Individual components of compound criteria may differ in measurement properties; therefore pooling information from such divergent items will reduce information about the AUD construct...
  20. pmc A twin study of alcohol dependence, binge eating, and compensatory behaviors
    Melissa A Munn-Chernoff
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 74:664-73. 2013
    ..We investigated genetic and environmental correlations among alcohol dependence, binge eating, and compensatory behaviors in male and female twins...
  21. pmc Investigating the association between childhood sexual abuse and alcohol use disorders in women: does it matter how we ask about sexual abuse?
    Carolyn E Sartor
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 73:740-8. 2012
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Genetic and environmental risk for major depression in african-american and European-american women
    Alexis E Duncan
    George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, St Louis, MO, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 17:244-53. 2014
    ..In spite of a marked elevation in the prevalence of environmental risk exposures related to MDD among AA women, there were no significant differences in lifetime prevalence or heritability of MDD between AA and EA young women. ..
  23. pmc Risks for early substance involvement associated with parental alcoholism and parental separation in an adolescent female cohort
    Mary Waldron
    School of Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 138:130-6. 2014
    ..We examined timing of substance involvement as a joint function of parental history of alcoholism and parental separation during childhood...
  24. pmc Alcohol dependence and reproductive timing in African and European ancestry women: findings in a midwestern twin cohort
    Mary Waldron
    Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, Indiana University School of Education, Bloomington, Indiana, Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 75:235-40. 2014
    ..We examined associations between reproductive onset and history of alcohol dependence (AD) in 475 African ancestry (AA) and 2,865 European or other ancestry (EA) female twins...
  25. pmc Preliminary evidence for the role of HTR2A variants in binge eating in young women
    Rachel Koren
    aDepartment of Psychology bGeorge Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St Louis cDepartment of Psychiatry and Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Psychiatr Genet 24:28-33. 2014
    ..Given the well-documented role of serotonergic dysfunction in eating psychopathology, this report warrants considerable further study. ..
  26. pmc Disentangling the complex association between childhood sexual abuse and alcohol-related problems: a review of methodological issues and approaches
    Carolyn E Sartor
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8134, Saint Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 69:718-27. 2008
    ..Additional directions for research, including the incorporation of measured genes and the use of longitudinal designs, are proposed to further efforts to model the pathways from CSA to alcohol-related problems...
  27. ncbi request reprint Are there subgroups of bulimia nervosa based on comorbid psychiatric disorders?
    Alexis E Duncan
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63108, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 37:19-25. 2005
    ..The current study sought to determine whether there are subtypes of bulimia nervosa (BN) differentiated by comorbid psychiatric disorders...
  28. pmc Subjective effects to cannabis are associated with use, abuse and dependence after adjusting for genetic and environmental influences
    Jeffrey F Scherrer
    Research Service, St Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Research Service 151 JC, 915 North Grand Blvd, St Louis, MO, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 105:76-82. 2009
    ..This study extends existing research by inclusion of adolescents and young adults in an offspring of twins design which makes it possible to take into account genetic and environmental risks for substance use disorder...
  29. pmc Gut microbiota from twins discordant for obesity modulate metabolism in mice
    Vanessa K Ridaura
    Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63108, USA
    Science 341:1241214. 2013
    ..These findings reveal transmissible, rapid, and modifiable effects of diet-by-microbiota interactions. ..