My research focuses on how stress affects health. In recent years I've become especially interested in stressors that occur during early life, and how they might get biologically embedded in people in a manner that reverberates across the lifespan. To study issues like this, my lab brings together theories and methods from across the behavioral and biomedical sciences. Over the long term, our goal is to establish a behaviorally and biologically plausible understanding of stress-health connections.
Miller, G.E., Yu, T., Chen, E., & Brody, G.H. (in press). Self-control forecasts better psychosocial outcomes but faster epigenetic aging in low-SES youth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
Nusslock, R., & Miller, G.E. (in press). Early-life adversity and physical and emotional health across the lifespan: A neuro-immune network hypothesis. Biological Psychiatry.
Murphy, M.L.M., Slavich, G.M., Chen, E., & Miller, G.E. (2015). Targeted rejection predicts decreased anti-inflammatory gene expression and increased symptom severity in youth with asthma. Psychological Science, 26, 111-121.
Miller, G.E., Brody, G.H., Yu, T., & Chen, E. (2014). A family oriented psychosocial intervention reduces inflammation in low-SES African-American youth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111, 11287-11292.
Chen, E., & Miller, G.E. (2013). Socioeconomic status and health: Mediating and moderating factors. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 9, 723-749.