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Edith Chen


Research Interests

My research focuses on understanding the psychosocial and psychobiological pathways that explain relationships between low socioeconomic status and physical health outcomes in childhood.

Selected Publications

Chen, E., Shalowitz, M. U., Story, R. E., Hayen, R., Leigh, A. K. K., Hoffer, L. C., Austin, M. K., Lam, P. H., Brody, G. H., & Miller, G. E. (2019).  The costs of high self-control in Black and Latino youth with asthma:  Divergence of mental health and inflammatory profiles.  Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 80, 120-128.

Levine, C. S., Markus, H. R., Austin, M. K., Chen, E., & Miller, G. E. (2019). Students of color show health advantages when they attend schools that emphasize the value of diversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116, 6013-6018. 

Chen, E., Miller, G. E., Yu, T., & Brody, G. H. (2018). Unsupportive parenting moderates the effects of family psychosocial intervention on metabolic syndrome in African American youth. International Journal of Obesity 42(4): 634–40. 

Gaydosh, L., Schorpp, K., Chen, E., Miller, G. E., & Harris, K. (2018). College completion predicts lower depression but higher metabolic syndrome among disadvantaged minorities in young adulthood. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115(1): 109–14. 

Chen, E., Brody, G. H., & Miller, G. E. (2017). Childhood close family relationships and health. American Psychologist 72(6): 555–66.

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