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Department of Psychiatry

Department of Psychology

Behavioral Immunology & Endocrinology Lab


  • Neu, M., Hazel, N., Robinson, Schmiege. J.A., & Laudenslager, M.L., “Effect of holding on co-regulation in preterm infants: a randomized controlled trial”. Early Human Development in press. 

  • Kessler ER, Moss A, Eckhardt SG, Laudenslager ML, Kilbourn K, Mauss IB, Bowles DW, Hecker S, Fairclough DL, Kutner JS.  Distress among caregivers of phase I trial participants: a cross-sectional study. Support Care Cancer. 2014 Dec;22(12):3331-40. doi: 10.1007/s00520-014-2380-3.

  • Russell E, Kirschbaum C, Laudenslager ML, Stalder T, de Rijke Y, van Rossum EF, Van Uum S, Koren G. Toward Standardization of Hair Cortisol Measurement; Results of the First International Inter-laboratory Round Robin. Ther Drug Monit. 2014 Nov 10. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Neu M, Pan Z, Workman R, Marcheggiani-Howard C, Furuta G, Laudenslager ML, Benefits of massage therapy for infants with symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Biol Res Nurs. 2014 Oct;16(4):387-97. doi: 10.1177/1099800413516187.

  • Mehta SK, Laudenslager ML, Stowe RP, Crucian BE, Sams CF, Pierson DL. Multiple latent viruses reactivate in astronauts during Space Shuttle missions. Brain Behav Immun. 2014 Oct;41:210-7. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2014.05.014.

  • Hoffman MC, Karban LV, Benitez P, Goodteacher A, Laudenslager ML. Chemical processing and shampooing impact cortisol measured in human hair. Clin Invest Med. 2014 Aug 1;37(4):E252-7.

  • Arch JJ, Brown KW, Dean DJ, Landy LN, Brown KD, Laudenslager ML. Self-compassion training modulates alpha-amylase, heart rate variability, and subjective responses to social evaluative threat in women. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2014 Apr;42:49-58. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2013.12.018.

  • Neu M, Matthews E, King NA, Cook PF, Laudenslager ML. Anxiety, depression, stress, and cortisol levels in mothers of children undergoing maintenance therapy for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. 2014 Mar-Apr;31(2):104-13. doi: 10.1177/1043454213520346.

  • Laudenslager, M.L., “Anatomy of an Illness”: Control from a caregiver’s perspective. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. Brain Behav Immun. 2014 Feb;36:1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2013.08.012.

  • Voegtline, K., Costigan, K.A., Kivlighan, K.T., Laudenslager, M.L., Henderson, J.L., & DiPietro, J. Concurrent levels of maternal salivary cortisol are unrelated to self-reported psychological measures in low-risk pregnant women. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 2013. 56. 101-108. doi: 10.1007/s00737-012-0321-z

  • Simoneau, T.L., Mikulich-Gilbertson, S.M., Natvig, C., Kilbourn, K., Spradley, Gryzwa-Cobb, R., Philips, S., & Laudenslager, M.L. Elevated Peri-transplant Distress in Caregivers of Allogeneic Blood or Marrow Transplant BMT Patients. Psycho-Oncology, 2013.93. 262-268. doi: 10.1002/pon.3259 

  • Laudenslager, M.L., Calderone J, Philips S, Natvig C, Carlson NE. Dirunal patterns of salivary cortisol and DHEA using a novel collection device: electronic monitoring confirms accurate recording of collection time using this device. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2013. 38 1596-1606.

  • Gabriels, R.L., Agnew, J.A., Pan, Z., Holt, K.D., Reynolds, A. Laudenslager, M.L. Elevated repetitive behaviors are associated with lower diurnal salivary cortisol in autism spectrum disorder.  Biological Psychology, 2013. 93(2). 262-268.

  • Irwin, M.R., Levin, M.J., Laudenslager, M.L., Olmstead, R., Lucko, A.,  Lang, N., Carrillo, C., Stanley, H.A., Caulfield, M.J.,  Weinberg, A., Chan I.S.F., Clair, J., Smith, J.G., Marchese, R.D.,  Williams, H.M.,  Beck,D.J.,  McCook, P.J.,  Zhang, J., Johnson, G., & Oxman, M.N. Varicella-Zoster Virus Specific Immune Responses to a Herpes Zoster Vaccine in Elderly Recipients with Major Depression, and the Impact of Antidepressant Medications. Clinical Infectious Disease, 2013. 56. 1085-93. doi: 10.1093/cid/cis1208

  • Grand, A.P., Kuhar, C.W., Leighty, K.A. , Bettinger, T.L., Laudenslager, M.L., Using Personality Ratings and cortisol to characterize individual differences in African elephants (Loxodonta Africana). Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 2012. 142. 69-75.

  • Laudenslager ML, Jorgensen MJ, Fairbanks LA. Developmental patterns of hair cortisol in male and female nonhuman primates: lower hair cortisol levels in vervet males emerge at puberty. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2012, 10, 1736-9.

  • Laudenslager ML, Natvig C, Corcoran CA, Blevins MW, Pierre PJ, Bennett AJ. The influences of perinatal challenge persist into the adolescent period in socially housed bonnet macaques (Macaca radiata). Developmental Psychobiology. 2012. doi: 10.1002/dev.21030

  • D'Anna-Hernandez KL, Hoffman MC, Zerbe GO, Coussons-Read M, Ross RG, Laudenslager ML. Acculturation, maternal cortisol, and birth outcomes in women of Mexican descent. Psychosomatic Medicine. 2012, 74, 296-304. d doi:  10.1097/PSY.0b013e318244fbde

  • Shively CA, Willard SL, Register TC, Bennett AJ, Pierre PJ, Laudenslager ML, Kitzman DW, Childers MK, Grange RW, Kritchevsky SB. Aging and physical mobility in group-housed Old World monkeys. Age. 2012, 34, 1123-31. doi:  10.1007/s11357-011-9350-1

  • Mauss IB, Savino NS, Anderson CL, Weisbuch M, Tamir M, Laudenslager ML. The pursuit of happiness can be lonely. Emotion. 2012, 12, 908-12. doi: 10.1037/a0025299

  • Cieslak, R., Benight, C. C., Luszczynsk, A., & Laudenslager, M. L. Longitudinal relationships between selfefficacy, posttraumatic distress and salivary cortisol among motor vehicle accident survivors. Stress and Health, 2011, 27, e261-e268. doi: 10.1002/smi.1379

  • Fairbanks LA, Bailey JN, Breidenthal SE, Laudenslager ML, Kaplan JR, Jorgensen MJ. Environmental stress alters genetic regulation of novelty seeking in vervet monkeys. Genes Brain, and Behavior. 2011,10, 683-8. doi:  10.1111/j.1601-183X.2011.00707.x

  • Fairbanks LA, Jorgensen MJ, Bailey JN, Breidenthal SE, Grzywa R, Laudenslager ML. Heritability and genetic correlation of hair cortisol in vervet monkeys in low and higher stress environments. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2011 36, 1201-8. doi:  10.1016/j.psyneuen.2011.02.013

  • D'Anna-Hernandez KL, Ross RG, Natvig CL, Laudenslager ML. Hair cortisol levels as a retrospective marker of hypothalamic-pituitary axis activity throughout pregnancy: comparison to salivary cortisol. Physiology and Behavior. 2011, 104, 348-53. doi:  10.1016/j.physbeh.2011.02.041

  • Laudenslager ML, Jorgensen MJ, Grzywa R, Fairbanks LA. A novelty seeking phenotype is related to chronic hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal activity reflected by hair cortisol. Physiology and Behavior. 2011, 104, 291-5. doi:  10.1016/j.physbeh.2011.03.003

  • Pierre PJ, Sequeira MK, Corcoran CA, Blevins MW, Gee M, Laudenslager ML, Bennett AJ. Hematological and serum biochemical indices in healthy bonnet macaques (Macaca radiata). Journal of Medical Primatology. 2011, 40, 287-93. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0684.2011.00466.x

  • Sinkus ML, Wamboldt MZ, Barton A, Fingerlin TE, Laudenslager ML, Leonard S. The α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor and the acute stress response: maternal genotype determines offspring phenotype. Physiology and Behavior. 2011, 104, 321-6. doi:  10.1016/j.physbeh.2010.11.007

  • DiPietro JA, Costigan KA, Kivlighan KT, Chen P, Laudenslager ML. Maternal salivary cortisol differs by fetal sex during the second half of pregnancy. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2011, 36, 588-91. doi:  10.1016/j.psyneuen.2010.09.005

  • Laudenslager ML, Natvig C, Mikulich-Gilbertson SM, Blevins M, Corcoran C, Pierre PJ, Bennett AJ. Challenges to bonnet monkey (Macaca radiata) social groups: Mother-infant dyad and infant social interactions. Developmental Psychobiology. 2010, 52, 465-74. doi: 10.1002/dev.20449

  • Laudenslager ML, Natvig C, Cantwell H, Neville MC, Reite ML. Estimates of milk constituents from lactating bonnet macaque (Macaca radiata) mothers between two and seven months post-partum. Journal of Medical Primatology. 2010, 39, 368-73. doi:  10.1111/j.1600-0684.2010.00423.x

  • Watamura SE, Coe CL, Laudenslager ML, Robertson SS. Child care setting affects salivary cortisol and antibody secretion in young children. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2010, 35, 1156-66.

  • DiPietro JA, Kivlighan KT, Costigan KA, Laudenslager ML. Fetal motor activity and maternal cortisol. Developmental Psychobiology. 2009, 51, 505-12. doi:  10.1002/dev.20389

  • Ross RG, Greco-Sanders L, Laudenslager M, Reite M. An institutional postdoctoral research training program: predictors of publication rate and federal funding success of its graduates. Academic Psychiatry. 2009, 33, 234-40. doi:  10.1176/appi.ap.33.3.234

  • Nielsen DM, Evans JJ, Derber WJ, Johnston KA, Laudenslager ML, Crnic LS, Maclean KN. Mouse model of fragile X syndrome: behavioral and hormonal response to stressors. Behavioral Neuroscience. 2009, 123, 677-86. doi: 10.1037/a0015242  

  • Segerstrom SC, Laudenslager ML. When is enough measurement, enough? Generalizability of primate immunity over time. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 2009, 23, 986-92. doi:  10.1016/j.bbi.2009.05.054

  • Lutgendorf SK, Laudenslager ML. Care of the caregiver: stress and dysregulation of inflammatory control in cancer caregivers. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2009, 27, 2894-5. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2009.22.1523

  • Schulze E, Laudenslager M, Coussons-Read M. An exploration of the relationship between depressive symptoms and cortisol rhythms in Colorado ranchers. Journal of Rural Health. 2009, 25, 109-13. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-0361.2009.00191.x

  • Laudenslager ML, Noonan C, Jacobsen C, Goldberg J, Buchwald D, Bremner JD, Vaccarino V, Manson SM. Salivary cortisol among American Indians with and without posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD): gender and alcohol influences. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 2009, 23, 658-62. doi:  10.1016/j.bbi.2008.12.007

  • Neu M, Laudenslager ML, Robinson J. Coregulation in salivary cortisol during maternal holding of premature infants. Biological Research for Nursing. 2009, 10, 226-40. doi: 10.1177/1099800408327789 

  • Kivlighan KT, DiPietro JA, Costigan KA, Laudenslager ML. Diurnal rhythm of cortisol during late pregnancy: associations with maternal psychological well-being and fetal growth. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2008, 33, 1225-35. doi:  10.1016/j.psyneuen.2008.06.008

  • DiPietro JA, Costigan KA, Nelson P, Gurewitsch ED, Laudenslager ML. Fetal responses to induced maternal relaxation during pregnancy. Biological Psychology. 2008, 77, 11-9. doi:  10.1016/j.biopsycho.2007.08.008