Belinda L. Needham's Select Publications

Belinda L. Needham

Journal Articles

Brown, Kristen M., Jennifer A. Smith, Belinda L. Needham, Sharon L. R. Kardia, Erin Bakshis Ware, Ana V. Diez-Roux, Bhramar Mukherjee, Yongmei Liu, et al. 2020. "Social regulation of inflammation related gene expression in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis." Psychoneuroendocrinology, 117: 104654. DOI. Abstract.

Elliott, Michael R., Zhangchen Zhao, Bhramar Mukherjee, Alka Kanaya, and Belinda L. Needham. 2020. "Methods to Account for Uncertainty in Latent Class Assignments When Using Latent Classes as Predictors in Regression Models, with Application to Acculturation Strategy Measures." Epidemiology, 31(2): 194-204. DOI. Abstract.

Straight, Bilinda, Belinda L. Needham, Georgiana Onicescu, Puntipa Wanitjirattikal, Todd Barkman, Cecilia Root, Jen Farman, Amy Naugle, et al. 2019. "Prosocial Emotion, Adolescence, and Warfare." Human Nature, 30(2): 192-216. DOI. Abstract.

Meier, Helen C. S., Mustafa Hussein, Belinda L. Needham, Sharrelle Barber, Jue Lin, Teresa Seeman, and Ana V. Diez Roux. 2019. "Cellular response to chronic psychosocial stress: Ten-year longitudinal changes in telomere length in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis." Psychoneuroendocrinology, 107: 70-81. DOI. Abstract.

Gallagher, Kieran A., Kendrin R. Sonneville, Vivienne M. Hazzard, Traci L. Carson, and Belinda L. Needham. 2019. "Evaluating gender bias in an eating disorder risk assessment questionnaire for athletes." Eating Disorders, 0(0): 1-13. DOI. Abstract.

Needham, Belinda L., Xu Wang, Judith E. Carroll, Sharrelle Barber, Brisa N. Sanchez, Teresa E. Seeman, and Ana V. Diez Roux. 2019. "Sociodemographic correlates of change in leukocyte telomere length during mid- to late-life: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis." Psychoneuroendocrinology, 102: 182-188. DOI. Abstract.

Liu, Hui, Yang Zhang, Sarah Burgard, and Belinda L. Needham. 2019. "Marital status and cognitive impairment in the United States: evidence from the National Health and Aging Trends Study." Annals of Epidemiology, 38: 28-34.e2. DOI. Abstract.

Brown, Kristen M., Jennifer A. Smith, Belinda L. Needham, Sharon L. R. Kardia, Erin Bakshis Ware, Ana V. Diez-Roux, Bhramar Mukherjee, Yongmei Liu, et al. 2019. "Expression of socially sensitive genes: The multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis." PLOS ONE, 14(4): e0214061. DOI. Abstract.

Axson, Eleanor L., Karen E. Peterson, Martha M. Tellez-Rojo, Jaclyn M. Goodrich, John Meeker, Adriana Mercado-García, Maritsa Solano, and Belinda L. Needham. 2018. "Sex Differences in Telomere Length Are Not Mediated by Sex Steroid Hormones or Body Size in Early Adolescence." Gender and the Genome, 2(3): 68-75. DOI. Abstract.

Gielen, Marij, Belinda L. Needham, Daniel Eisenberg, Geja J. Hageman, Evangelia E. Antoniou, Katarina Nordfjall, Massimo Mangino, Muthuswamy Balasubramanyam, et al. 2018. "Body mass index is negatively associated with telomere length: a collaborative cross-sectional meta-analysis of 87 observational studies." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 108(3): 453-475. DOI. Abstract.

Fujishiro, Kaori, Belinda L. Needham, Paul A. Landsbergis, Teresa Seeman, Nancy Swords Jenny, and Ana V. Diez Roux. 2018. "Selected occupational characteristics and change in leukocyte telomere length over 10 years: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)." PLOS ONE, 13(9): e0204704. DOI. Abstract.

Pool, Lindsay R., Sarah Burgard, Belinda L. Needham, Michael R. Elliott, Kenneth M. Langa, and Carlos Mendes de Leon. 2018. "Association of a negative wealth shock with all-cause mortality in middle-aged and older adults in the united states." JAMA, 319(13): 1341-1350. DOI. Abstract.

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, et al. 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., Sharon L. R. Kardia, Belinda L. Needham, Wei Zhao, Xu Wang, Scott Ratliff, Bhramar Mukherjee, Yongmei Liu, an, et al. 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, Philippa J. Clarke, Belinda L. Needham, Ana V. Diez Roux, Xu Wang, Anjum Hajat, Brisa Sánchez, Carlos Rodriquez, et al. 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, Lauren 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. PMCID: PMC5272874. DOI. Abstract.

Rehkopf, David H., Belinda L. Needham, Jue Lin, Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Ami R. Zota, Janet M. Wojcicki, and Elissa S. Epel. 2016. "Leukocyte Telomere Length in Relation to 17 Biomarkers of Cardiovascular Disease Risk: A Cross-Sectional Study of US Adults." PLOS Medicine, 13(11): e1002188. 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.

Mitro, Susanna D., Linda S. Birnbaum, Belinda L. Needham, and Ami R. Zota. 2016. "Cross-Sectional Associations between Exposure to Persistent Organic Pollutants and Leukocyte Telomere Length among U.S. Adults in NHANES, 2001-2002." Environmental Health Perspectives, 124(5): 651-658. DOI. Abstract.

Bateman, Lori Brand, Nancy M. Tofil, Marjorie Lee White, Leon S. Dure, Jeffrey Michael Clair, and Belinda L. Needham. 2016. "Physician Communication in Pediatric End-of-Life Care: A Simulation Study." American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 33(10): 935-941. DOI. Abstract.

Joseph, Joshua J., Xu Wang, Elias Spanakis, Teresa Seeman, Gary Wand, Belinda L. Needham, and Sherita Hill Golden. 2015. "Diurnal salivary cortisol, glycemia and insulin resistance: The multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis." Psychoneuroendocrinology, 62: 327-335. PMCID: PMC4637243. DOI. Abstract.

Catherine, Kim, Kong Shengchun, Ronald M. Krauss, Frank Z. Stanczyk, Srinivasa T. Reddy, Belinda L. Needham, and Alka M. Kanaya. 2015. "Endogenous Sex Steroid Hormones, Lipid Subfractions, and Ectopic Adiposity in Asian Indians." Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders, 13(10): 445-452. PMCID: PMC4696444. DOI. Abstract.

Needham, Belinda L., Jennifer A. Smith, Ana V. Diez Roux, Wei Zhao, Xu Wang, Bhramar Mukherjee, Sharon LR Kardia, Carol A. Shively, et al. 2015. "Life course socioeconomic status and DNA methylation in genes related to stress reactivity and inflammation: The multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis." Epigenetics, 10(10): 958-969. DOI. Abstract.

Needham, Belinda L., Catherine Kim, Bhramar Mukherjee, Pramita Bagchi, Frazk Z. Stanczyk, and Alka M. Kanaya. 2015. "Endogenous sex steroid hormones and glucose in a South-Asian population without diabetes: the Metabolic Syndrome and Atherosclerosis in South-Asians Living in America pilot study." Diabetic Medicine, 32(9): 1193-1200. PMCID: PMC4449322. DOI. Abstract.

Needham, Belinda L., David Rehkopf, Nancy Adler, Steven Gregorich, Jue Lin, Elizabeth H. Blackburn, and Elissa S. Epel. 2015. "Leukocyte telomere length and mortality in the national health and nutrition examination survey, 1999-2002." Epidemiology, 26(4): 528-535. DOI. Abstract.

Needham, Belinda L., B. Mezuk, N. Bareis, J. Lin, E.H. Blackburn, and E.S. Epel. 2015. "Depression, anxiety and telomere length in young adults: evidence from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey." Molecular Psychiatry, 20(4): 520-528. PMCID: PMC4346549. DOI. Abstract.

Zota, Ami R., Belinda L. Needham, Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Jue Lin, Sung Kyun Park, David H. Rehkopf, and Elissa S. Epel. 2015. "Associations of Cadmium and Lead Exposure With Leukocyte Telomere Length: Findings From National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999–2002." American Journal of Epidemiology, 181(2): 127-136. PMCID: PMC4351349. DOI. Abstract.

Leung, Cindy W., Barbara A. Laraia, Belinda L. Needham, David H. Rehkopf, Nancy E. Adler, Jue Lin, Elizabeth H. Blackburn, and Elissa S. Epel. 2014. "Soda and cell aging: associations between sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and leukocyte telomere length in healthy adults from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys." American Journal of Public Health, 104(12): 2425-2431. PMCID: PMC4229419. DOI. Abstract.

Needham, Belinda L., Ana V. Diez Roux, Chloe Bird, Ryan Bradley, Annette Fitzpatrick, David Jacobs, Pamela Ouyang, Teresa Seeman, et al. 2014. "A test of biological and behavioral explanations for gender differences in telomere length: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis." Biodemography and Social Biology, 60(2): 156-173. PMCID: PMC4460606. DOI. Abstract.

Needham, Belinda L., Judith E. Carroll, Ana V. Diez Roux, Annette L. Fitzpatrick, Kari Moore, and Teresa E. Seeman. 2014. "Neighborhood characteristics and leukocyte telomere length: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis." Health and Place, 28: 167-172. PMCID: PMC4096814. DOI. Abstract.

Flagg, Lee A., Belinda L. Needham, and Julie L. Locher. 2014. "Neighborhood Disadvantage, Preconception Health Behaviors and Infant Birthweight: A Preliminary Study." International Journal of Contemporary Sociology, 51(1): 7-25. PMCID: PMC4360973. Abstract.

Hill, Terrence D., and Belinda L. Needham. 2013. "Rethinking gender and mental health: a critical analysis of three propositions." Social Science and Medicine, 92: 83-91. DOI. Abstract.

Needham, Belinda L., Nancy Adler, Steven Gregorich, David Rehkopf, Jue Lin, Elizabeth Blackburn, and Elissa Epel. 2013. "Socioeconomic status, health behavior, and leukocyte telomere length in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2002." Social Science and Medicine, 85: 1-8. PMCID: PMC3666871. DOI. Abstract.

Needham, Belinda L. 2012. "Sexual attraction and trajectories of mental health and substance use during the transition from adolescence to adulthood." Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 41(2): 179-190. DOI. Abstract.

Burdette, Amy, and Belinda L. Needham. 2012. "Neighborhood environment and body mass index trajectories from adolescence to adulthood." Journal of Adolescent Health, 50(1): 30-37. DOI. Abstract.

Chapters

Rehkopf, David H., and Belinda L. Needham. 2019. "The impact of race and ethnicity in the social epigenomic regulation of disease." In Nutritional Epigenomics edited by Ferguson, Bradley S.. Academic Press. DOI. Abstract.

Dutton, Gareth R., and Belinda L. Needham. 2014. "Obesity." In The Oxford Handbook of Depression and Comorbidity edited by C. Steven Richards and Michael V. O'Hara. New York: Oxford University Press.

Needham, Belinda L., and Terrence Hill. 2014. "Mental and Physical Gendered Health Links." In The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Society edited by William C. Cockerham, Robert Dingwall, and Stella Quah. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

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