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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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Lê-Scherban, Félice, Allison Brenner, Margaret Hicken, Belinda L. Needham, Teresa Seeman, Richard P. Sloan, Xu Wang, and Ana V. Diez Roux. 2018. "Child and Adult Socioeconomic Status and the Cortisol Response to Acute Stress: Evidence From the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis." Psychosomatic Medicine, 80(2): 184-192. DOI. Abstract.

Burdette, Amy M., Belinda L. Needham, Miles G. Taylor, and Terrence D. Hill. 2017. "Health Lifestyles in Adolescence and Self-rated Health into Adulthood." Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 58(4): 520-536. DOI. Abstract.

Aiello, A.E., B. Jayabalasingham, A.M. Simanek, A. Diez-Roux, L. Feinstein, H. C. S. Meier, Belinda L. Needham, and J.B. Dowd. 2017. "The impact of pathogen burden on leukocyte telomere length in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis." Epidemiology & Infection, 145(14): 3076-3084. DOI. Abstract.

Smith, Jennifer A., Ana V. Diez Roux, Belinda L. Needham, David Weir, Jessica Faul, Wei Zhao, Kalyn Yasutake, Carmella August, M.S. Ratliff, Eric Boerwinkle, Aravinda Chakravarti, Yan Gao, E.M. Griswold, Gerardo Heiss, L.S. Kardia, C.A. Morrison, K.S. Musani, Stanford Mwasongwe, E.K. North, M.K. Rose, Mario Sims, and V.Y. Sun. 2017. "Gene-by-Psychosocial Factor Interactions Influence Diastolic Blood Pressure in European and African Ancestry Populations: Meta-Analysis of Four Cohort Studies." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(12): 1596. DOI. Abstract.

Needham, Belinda L., Margaret Hicken, Ishtar O. Govia, Colter Mitchell, and Cleopatra M. Abdou. 2017. "Maternal Social Disadvantage and Newborn Telomere Length in Archived Dried Blood Spots from the Michigan Neonatal Biobank." Biodemography and social biology, 63(3): 221-235. DOI. Abstract.

Mendes de Leon, Carlos, Lindsay R. Pool, Belinda L. Needham, Sarah Burgard, and Michael R. Elliott. 2017. "Negative wealth shock and short-term changes in depressive symptoms and medication adherence among late middle-aged adults." Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 71(8): 758-763. DOI. Abstract.

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.

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