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PROFILE — Denise Janicki Deverts
Click to Enlarge Photo . . . Research Psychologist

Psychology Office: 335E Baker Hall
Psychology Phone: 412-268-3295
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Research Interests:

Obtain a better understanding of the link between psychosocial factors and susceptibility to physical disease, and investigate potential physiological and environmental pathways through which psychosocial factors might be translated into organic pathology.

Selected Publications:
Janicki Deverts, D., Cohen, S., Kalra, P. & Matthews, K.A. (2012). The Prospective Association of Socioeconomic Status with C-Reactive Protein Levels in the CARDIA Study. Brain Behavior and Immunity 26, 1128-1135.

Janicki-Deverts, D., Cohen, S., Matthews, K. A., & Jacobs, D. R., Jr. (2012). Sex differences in the association of childhood socioeconomic status with adult blood pressure change: The CARDIA Study. Psychosomatic Medicine, 74, 728-735.

Cohen, S., & Janicki-Deverts, D. (2012). Who's stressed? Distributions of psychological stress in the United States in probability samples from 1983, 2006, and 2009. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 42, 1320-1334.

Cohen, S., Janicki-Deverts, D., Doyle, W. J., Miller, G. E., Frank, E., Rabin, B. S., and Turner, R. B. (2012). Chronic stress, glucocorticoid receptor resistance, inflammation, and disease risk. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109, 5995-5999.

Janicki-Deverts, D., Cohen, S., Matthews, K.A., Jacobs, D.R.Jr., & Adler, N.E. (2011) Occupational mobility and carotid arter intima-media thickness: Findings from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study. Psychosomatic Medicine, 79, 795-802.

Janicki-Deverts, D., Cohen, S., DiLillo, V.G., Lewis, C.E., Kiefe, C., Whooley, K.A. (2010). Depressive symptoms, race, and circulating C-reactive protein: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study. Psychosomatic Medicine, 72, 734-741.

Janicki-Deverts, D., Cohen, S., Matthews, K.A., Gross, M.D., & Jacobs Jr., D.R. (2009). Socioeconomic status and markers of oxidative risk/damage and antioxidant defense: Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study. Psychosomatic Medicine, 71, 541-548. (PMC Journal - In Process)

Cohen, S., & Janicki-Deverts, D. (2009). Can we improve our physical health by altering our social networks? Perspectives on Psychological Science, 4, 375-378. (PMCID: PMC2744289)

Cohen, S., Doyle, W.J., Alper, C.M., Janicki-Deverts, D., & Turner, R.B. (2009). Sleep and the common cold. Archives of Internal Medicine, 169, 1, 62-67.

Janicki-Deverts, D., Cohen, S., Matthews, K.A., & Cullen, M.R. (2008). History of unemployment predicts future elevations in C-reactive protein among male participants in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 36, 179-185.

Cohen S. Janicki-Deverts D. Miller GE. (2007). Psychological stress and disease. JAMA. 298(14),1685-1687.

Janicki-Deverts, D., Cohen, S., Doyle, W. J. Turner, R. B., & Treanor, J. J. (2007). Infection-induced pro-inflammatory cytokines are associated with decreases in positive affect, but not increases in negative affect. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 21, 301-307.

Janicki-Deverts, D., Zilles, K., Cohen, S., & Baum, A. (2006). Can a 15-hour (overnight) urinary catecholamine measure substitute for a 24-hour measure? Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research,11, 69-78.

Janicki-Deverts, D. & Cohen, S. (2011). Social ties and resilience in chronic disease. In S.M. Southwick, B.T. Litz, D. Charney, & M.J. Friedman (eds), Resilience and mental Health: Challenges across the lifespan. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, p. 76-89.


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