Peer-Reviewed Publications


  1. Puterman, E, Lin, J, Krauss, J, Blackburn, EH, Epel, ES (2014). Determinants of telomere attrition over one year in healthy older women: Stress and health behaviors matter. Molecular Psychiatry. Advance online publication. 

  2. Aschbacher, K, Kornfeld, S, Picard, M, Puterman, E, Havel, P, Stanhope, K, Lustig, R, Epel, ES (2014). Chronic Stress Increases Vulnerability to Diet-Related Abdominal Fat, Oxidative Stress,and Metabolic Risk. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 46, 14-22. 

  3. Womack, VY, Ning, H, Lewis,CE, Loucks, EB, Puterman, E, Reis, J, Siddique, J, Sternfeld, B, Van Horn, L, Carnethon, MR. (2014). Relationship between perceived discrimination and sedentary behaviors in adults. American Journal of Health Behaviors, 38, 641-649. 

  4. Prather, A, Puterman, E, Epel, E, & Dhabhar, FS (2014). Poor sleep quality potentiates stress-induced cytokine reactivity in postmenopausal women with high visceral abdominal adiposity. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 35, 155–62.


  1. Puterman, E, Epel, E, O’Donovan, A, Prather, A, Aschbacher, K, & Dhabhar, FS (2013). Anger is associated with increased IL-6 stress reactivity in women, but only among those low in social support. International Journal of Behavioral MedicineAdvance online publication. 

  2. Puterman, E, Haritatos, J, Schwartz, JE, Adler, NE, Sidney, S, & Epel, ES (2013). Indirect effect of financial strain on daily cortisol output through daily negative to positive affect index in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults StudyPsychoneuroendocrinology, 38 (12), 2883-2889.
  3. Puterman, E, Epel, ES, Blackburn, EH, Whooley, MA, & Cohen, B (2013). Multisystem resiliency moderates the major depression-telomere length association: Findings from the Heart and Soul StudyBrain,Behavior,and Immunity,33, 65-73
  4. Hudson, DL, Adler, NE, Puterman, E, Bibbins-Domingo, K, Kalra, P, & Matthews, K. (2013). Race, life course socioeconomic position, racial discrimination, depressive symptoms and self-rated health. Social Science & Medicine, 97, 7-14. 
  5. Shalev, I, Entringer, S, Wadhwa, PD, Wolkowitz, OM, Puterman, E, Lin, J, Blackburn, EH, Epel, ES (2013). Stress and telomere biology: A lifespan perspective.  Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38,1835-42. 
  6. Rawdin, B, Mellon, SH, Dhabhar, FS, Puterman, E, Epel, ES, Burke, HM, Reus, VI, Rosser, R, Nelson, JC, Wolkowitz, OM. (2013). Dysregulated Relationship of Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in Major Depression. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 31, 143-152. 
  7. Tomiyama, AJ, Puterman, E, Rehkof, D, Epel, E, & Laraia, B (2013). Chronic Psychological Stress and Racial Disparities in Weight Gain Between Black and White Girls Aged 10-19 in the National Growth and Health Study. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 45, 3-12. 


  1. Puterman E, Epel E. (2012). An intricate dance: Life experience, multisystem resiliency, and rate of telomere decline throughout the lifespan. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 6, 807–825.
  2. Puterman E, Adler N, Matthews KA, Epel E (2012). Financial strain and impaired fasting glucose: The moderating role of physical activity in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study. Psychosomatic Medicine, 74, 187-92.
  3. Epel, E, Puterman, E, Lin, J, Blackburn, E, Mendes, W (2012). Wandering minds and aging cells. Clinical Psychological Science, first published on November 15, 2012, 
  4. O’Donovan A, Tomiyama AJ, Lin J, Puterman E, Adler N, Kemeny M, Wolkowitz O, Blackburn E, Epel E (2012). Stress appraisals and cellular aging: A key role for anticipatory threat in the relationship between psychological stress and telomere length. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 26, 
  5. Tomiyama, AJ, Schamarek, I, Lustig, R, Kirschbaum, C, Puterman, E, Havel, P, & Epel, E (2012). Leptin concentrations in response to acute stress predict subsequent intake of comfort foods. Physiology and Behavior, 107, 34-39. 
  6. Tomiyama AJ, O'Donovan A, Lin J, Puterman E, Lazaro A, Chan J, Dhabar F, Wolkowitz O, Kirschbaum C, Blackburn E, Epel E. (2012). Does cellular aging relate to patterns of allostasis? An examination of basal and stress reactive HPA axis activity and telomere length. Physiology and Behavior, 106, 40-45.
  7. Aschbacher K, Epel E, Wolkowitz OM, Prather AA, Puterman E, Dhabhar FS. (2012). Maintenance of a positive outlook during acute stress protects against pro-inflammatory reactivity and future depressive symptoms. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 26, 346-52.  


  1. Puterman E, O'Donovan A, Adler NE, Tomiyama AJ, Kemeny M, Wolkowitz OM, Epel E. (2011). Physical activity moderates stressor-induced rumination on acute cortisol reactivity. Psychosomatic Medicine, 73, 604-11. 
  2. Hagedoorn M, Dagan M, Puterman E, Hoff C, Meijerink WJ, Delongis A, Sanderman R (2011). Relation­ship satisfaction in couples confronted with colorectal cancer: the interplay of past and current spousal support. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 34, 288-97. 
  3. O’Donovan A, Pantell M, Puterman E, Dhabhar FS, Blackburn EH, Yaffe K, Cawthon RM, Opresko PL, Hsueh WC, Satterfield S, Newman AB, Ayonayon HN, Rubin SM, Harris T & Epel ES for the Health Aging and Body Composition Study (2011). Cumulative inflammatory load is associated with short leukocyte telomere length in the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study. PLoS ONE; 6, e19687.
  4. Lee-Flynn SC, Pomaki G, Delongis A, Biesanz JC, Puterman E (2011). Daily cognitive appraisals, daily affect, and long-term depressive symptoms: the role of self-esteem and self-concept clarity in the stress process. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 255-68. 
  5. Hagedoorn M, Puterman E, Sanderman R, Wiggers T, Baas PC, van Haastert M, Delongis A (2011). Is self-disclosure in couples coping with cancer associated with improvement in depressive symptoms? Health Psychology, 30, 753-62. 
  6. Tomfohr LM, Murphy ML, Miller GE, Puterman E (2011). Multiwave associations between depressive symptoms and endothelial function in adolescent and young adult females. Psychosomatic Medicine, 73, 456-61. 
  7. Krauss J, Farzaneh-Far R, Puterman E, Na B, Lin J, Epel E, Blackburn E, Whooley MA (2011). Physical fitness and telomere length in patients with coronary heart disease: findings from the Heart and Soul Study. PLoS One, 6, e26983.
  8. Prather AA, Puterman E, Lin J, O'Donovan A, Krauss J, Tomiyama AJ, Epel ES, Blackburn EH. (2011). Shorter leukocyte telomere length in midlife women with poor sleep quality. Journal of Aging Research, 721390.


  1. Puterman E & DeLongis A & Pomaki G (2010). Protecting us from ourselves: A multilevel analysis of the role of social support in rumination. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology. 29, 797-820. 
  2. Puterman E, Lin J, Blackburn E, O’Donovan A, Adler N & Epel E (2010). The power of exercise: Buffering the effect of chronic stress on telomere length. PLoS One. 5, e10837. 
  3. Epel ES, Lin J, Dhabhar FS, Wolkowitz OM, Puterman E, Karan L, Blackburn EH (2010). Dynamics of telomerase activity in response to acute psychological stress. Brain Behavior & Immunity, 24(4):531-9.
  4. DeLongis A, Holtzman S, Puterman E & Lam M (2010). Spousal Support and Dyadic Coping in Times of Stress. In K. Sullivan & J. Davila (Eds.), Support Processes in Intimate Relationships (pp. 153-174)). New York: Oxford Press.


  1. Puterman E, DeLongis A, Lee-Baggley D & Greenglass E (2009). Coping and health behaviors in times of health crises: Lessons from SARS and West Nile. Global Public Health, 4, 69-81. 
  2. Lam M, Lehman A, Puterman E & DeLongis A (2009). Spouse depression and disease course among persons with rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care and Research, 61, 1011-17. 
  3. Byrd-O’Brien T, DeLongis A, Pomaki G, Puterman E & Zwicker A (2009). Couples coping with stress: The role of empathic responding. European Psychologist, 14, 18-28.
  4. DeLongis A & Puterman E (2007). Coping skills. In G. Fink, Encyclopedia of Stress, Second edition (pp. 578-584). Oxford: Academic Press.