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Belinda L. Needham

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health.

Faculty Affiliate, Center on Biodemography and Population Health, UCLA.

Ph.D., University of Texas - Austin

Dr. Needham's research focuses on health disparities and biosocial interactions. She is particularly interested in identifying the social structural, psychological, behavioral, and physiological mechanisms by which social disadvantage leads to health disparities, and in developing and testing interventions to reduce the effect of social disadvantages.

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Smith, Jennifer A., Wei Zhao, Xu Wang, Scott Ratliff, Bhramar Mukherjee, Sharon L. R. Kardia, Yongmei Liu, Ava Diez Roux, and Belinda L. Needham. Online Access 2017. "Neighborhood characteristics influence DNA methylation of genes involved in stress response and inflammation: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis." Epigenetics. DOI. Abstract.

Novak, Nicole, Xu Wang, Philippa J. Clarke, Anjum Hajat, Belinda L. Needham, Brisa Sánchez, Carlos Rodriquez, Teresa Seeman, Cecilia Castro-Diehl, Sherita Golden, and Ana V. Diez Roux. 2017. "Diurnal salivary cortisol and nativity/duration of residence in Latinos: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis." Psychoneuroendocrinology, 85: 179-189. DOI. Abstract.

Needham, Belinda L., B. Mukherjee, P. Bagchi, Cheong-Seok Kim, A. Mukherjea, N. Kandula, and A.M. Kanaya. 2017. "Acculturation Strategies Among South Asian Immigrants: The Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) Study." Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 19(2): 373-380. DOI. Abstract.

Bateman, L., Michelle J. White, N. Tofil, J. Clair, and Belinda L. Needham. 2017. "A Qualitative Examination of Physician Gender and Parental Status in Pediatric End-of-Life Communication." Health Communication, 32(7): 903-909. DOI. Abstract.

Lourie, M., and Belinda L. Needham. 2017. "Sexual Orientation Discordance and Young Adult Mental Health." Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46(5): 943-954. DOI. Abstract.

Brown, L., Belinda L. Needham, and Jennifer Ailshire. 2017. "Telomere Length Among Older U.S. Adults: Differences by Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and Age." Journal of Aging and Health, 29(8): 1350-1366. DOI. Abstract.

Spanakis, E., Xu Wang, B. Sánchez, Ana V. Diez Roux, Belinda L. Needham, G. Wand, T. Seeman, and S. Golden. 2016. "Lack of significant association between type 2 diabetes mellitus with longitudinal change in diurnal salivary cortisol: the multiethnic study of atherosclerosis." Endocrine, 53(1): 227-239. PMCID: PMC4902713. DOI. Abstract.

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