Edith Chen Professor
Clinical; Personality and Health
Health psychology; socioeconomic status and health
My research focuses on understanding the psychosocial and psychobiological pathways that explain relationships between low socioeconomic status and physical health outcomes in childhood.
Chen E., & Miller, G.E. (2012). "Shift-and-Persist" strategies: Why being low socioeconomic status isn't always bad for health. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7, 135-158.
Chen E., Miller, G.E., Lachman, M.E., Gruenwald, T.L., & Seeman, T.E. (2012). Protective factors for adults from low childhood socioeconomic circumstances: The benefits of shift-and-persist for allostatic load. Psychosomatic Medicine, 74, 178-186.
Miller, G. E., Lachman, M. E., Chen, E., Gruenewald, T. L., Karlamangla, A. S., & Seeman, T. E. (2011). Pathways to resilience: Matenal nurturance as a buffer against the effects of childhood poverty on metabolic syndrome at midlife. Psychological Science, 22, 1591-1599.
Chen, E., Strunk, R. C., Trethewey, A., Schreier, H. M. C., Maharaj, N., & Miller, G. E. (2011). Resilience in low socioeconomic status children with asthma: Adaptations to stress. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 128, 970-976.
Miller, G. E., Chen, E., & Parker, K. J. (2011). Psychological stress in childhood and susceptibility to the chronic diseases of aging: Moving towards a model of behavioral and biological mechanisms. Psychological Bulletin, 137, 959-997.