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Kathi L. Heffner, Ph.D.


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Journal Articles

Wang J, Cheng Z, Kim Y, Yu F, Heffner KL, Quinones MM, Li Y. "Pain and the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia Spectrum in Community-Dwelling Older Americans: A Nationally Representative Study." Journal of pain and symptom management.. 2022 Jan 23; Epub 2022 Jan 23.

Pigeon WR, Crean HF, Cerulli C, Gallegos AM, Bishop TM, Heffner KL. "A Randomized Clinical Trial of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia to Augment Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Treatment in Survivors of Interpersonal Violence." Psychotherapy and psychosomatics.. 2021 Jul 15; :1-13. Epub 2021 Jul 15.

Heffner KL, Quiñones MM, Gallegos AM, Crean HF, Lin F, Suhr JA. "Subjective memory in adults over 50 years of age: associations with affective and physiological markers of emotion regulation." Aging & mental health.. 2021 Mar 30; :1-9. Epub 2021 Mar 30.

Chen Q, Yang H, Rooks B, Anthony M, Zhang Z, Tadin D, Heffner KL, Lin FV. "Autonomic flexibility reflects learning and associated neuroplasticity in old age." Human brain mapping.. 2020 Jun 8; Epub 2020 Jun 08.

Lin FV, Tao Y, Chen Q, Anthony M, Zhang Z, Tadin D, Heffner KL. "Processing speed and attention training modifies autonomic flexibility: A mechanistic intervention study." NeuroImage.. 2020 Jun; 213:116730. Epub 2020 Mar 09.

Elliot AJ, Heffner KL, Mooney CJ, Moynihan JA, Chapman BP. "Social Relationships and Inflammatory Markers in the MIDUS Cohort: The Role of Age and Gender Differences." Journal of aging and health.. 2018 Jul; 30(6):904-923. Epub 2017 Mar 20.

Gallegos AM, Crean HF, Pigeon WR, Heffner KL. "Meditation and yoga for posttraumatic stress disorder: A meta-analytic review of randomized controlled trials." Clinical psychology review.. 2017 Dec; 58:115-124.

Lin F, Ren P, Wang X, Anthony M, Tadin D, Heffner KL. "Cortical thickness is associated with altered autonomic function in cognitively impaired and non-impaired older adults." The Journal of physiology.. 2017 Nov 15; 595(22):6969-6978. Epub 2017 Oct 25.

Ren P, Heffner KL, Jacobs A, Lin F. "Acute Affective Reactivity and Quality of Life in Older Adults with Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Functional MRI Study." The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.. 2017 Nov; 25(11):1225-1233. Epub 2017 Jun 27.

Lin F, Heffner KL, Ren P, Tadin D. "A Role of the Parasympathetic Nervous System in Cognitive Training." Current Alzheimer research.. 2017 14(7):784-789.

Devereux PG, Heffner KL, Doane MJ, Gosser B, Nolan M. "Identifying attentional deployment tactics in older adults' written narratives about emotionally upsetting events." Journal of health psychology.. 2016 Oct; 21(10):2247-58. Epub 2015 Mar 16.

Lin F, Heffner KL, Ren P, Tivarus ME, Brasch J, Chen DG, Mapstone M, Porsteinsson AP, Tadin D. "Cognitive and Neural Effects of Vision-Based Speed-of-Processing Training in Older Adults with Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Pilot Study." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.. 2016 Jun; 64(6):1293-8.

Heffner KL, Crean HF, Kemp JE. "Meditation programs for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder: Aggregate findings from a multi-site evaluation." Psychological trauma : theory, research, practice and policy.. 2016 May; 8(3):365-74. Epub 2016 Jan 11.

Lin F, Ren P, Cotton K, Porsteinsson A, Mapstone M, Heffner KL. "Mental Fatigability and Heart Rate Variability in Mild Cognitive Impairment." The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.. 2016 May; 24(5):374-8. Epub 2016 Jan 12.

Pigeon WR, Heffner KL, Crean H, Gallegos AM, Walsh P, Seehuus M, Cerulli C. "Responding to the need for sleep among survivors of interpersonal violence: A randomized controlled trial of a cognitive-behavioral insomnia intervention followed by PTSD treatment." Contemporary clinical trials.. 2015 Nov; 45(Pt B):252-260. Epub 2015 Sep 04.

Lin F, Heffner K, Mapstone M, Chen DG, Porsteisson A. "Frequency of mentally stimulating activities modifies the relationship between cardiovascular reactivity and executive function in old age." The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.. 2014 Nov; 22(11):1210-21. Epub 2013 Jul 23.

Heffner KL, Kiecolt-Glaser JK, Glaser R, Malarkey WB, Marshall GD. "Stress and anxiety effects on positive skin test responses in young adults with allergic rhinitis." Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology.. 2014 Jul; 113(1):13-8. Epub 2014 Apr 13.

Lin F, Roiland R, Heffner K, Johnson M, Chen DG, Mapstone M. "Evaluation of objective and perceived mental fatigability in older adults with vascular risk." Journal of psychosomatic research.. 2014 Jun; 76(6):458-64. Epub 2014 Apr 16.

Lin F, Suhr J, Diebold S, Heffner KL. "Associations between depressive symptoms and memory deficits vary as a function of insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) levels in healthy older adults." Psychoneuroendocrinology.. 2014 Apr; 42:118-23. Epub 2014 Jan 22.

Heffner KL. "Nighttime sleep and daytime stress--tangled bedfellows: a comment on Williams et al." Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.. 2013 Aug; 46(1):7-8.

Poleshuck EL, Talbot NL, Moynihan JA, Chapman BP, Heffner KL. "Depressive symptoms, pain, chronic medical morbidity, and interleukin-6 among primary care patients." Pain medicine : the official journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.. 2013 May; 14(5):686-91. Epub 2013 Apr 22.

Heffner KL, Devereux PG, Ng HM, Borchardt AR, Quigley KS. "Older adults' hemodynamic responses to an acute emotional stressor: short report." Experimental aging research.. 2013 39(2):162-78.

Heffner KL, Ng HM, Suhr JA, France CR, Marshall GD, Pigeon WR, Moynihan JA. "Sleep disturbance and older adults' inflammatory responses to acute stress." The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.. 2012 Sep; 20(9):744-52.

Heffner KL, Waring ME, Roberts MB, Eaton CB, Gramling R. "Social isolation, C-reactive protein, and coronary heart disease mortality among community-dwelling adults." Social science & medicine.. 2011 May; 72(9):1482-8. Epub 2011 Mar 30.

Rethorst CD, Moynihan J, Lyness JM, Heffner KL, Chapman BP. "Moderating effects of moderate-intensity physical activity in the relationship between depressive symptoms and interleukin-6 in primary care patients." Psychosomatic medicine.. 2011 Apr; 73(3):265-9. Epub 2011 Mar 01.

Heffner KL. "Neuroendocrine effects of stress on immunity in the elderly: implications for inflammatory disease." Immunology and allergy clinics of North America.. 2011 Feb; 31(1):95-108.

Heffner KL, France CR, Trost Z, Ng HM, Pigeon WR. "Chronic low back pain, sleep disturbance, and interleukin-6." The Clinical journal of pain.. 2011 Jan; 27(1):35-41.

Pigeon WR, Heffner K, Duberstein P, Fiscella K, Moynihan J, Chapman BP. "Elevated sleep disturbance among blacks in an urban family medicine practice." Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM.. 2011 24(2):161-8.

Suhr JA, Patterson SM, Austin AW, Heffner KL. "The relation of hydration status to declarative memory and working memory in older adults." The journal of nutrition, health & aging.. 2010 Dec; 14(10):840-3.

Gramling R, Heffner KL, Klein WM, Zajac LE, Roberts M, Eaton CB. "Is the association between optimistic cardiovascular risk perceptions and lower rates of cardiovascular disease mortality explained by biomarkers of systemic inflammation or endothelial function? A case-cohort study." BioPsychoSocial medicine. 2010 Sep 21; 4(1):11. Epub 2010 Sep 21.

Kiecolt-Glaser JK, Heffner KL, Glaser R, Malarkey WB, Porter K, Atkinson C, Laskowski B, Lemeshow S, Marshall GD. "How stress and anxiety can alter immediate and late phase skin test responses in allergic rhinitis." Psychoneuroendocrinology.. 2009 Jun; 34(5):670-80. Epub 2009 Jan 15.

Heffner KL, Loving TJ, Kiecolt-Glaser JK, Himawan LK, Glaser R, Malarkey WB. "Older spouses' cortisol responses to marital conflict: associations with demand/withdraw communication patterns." Journal of behavioral medicine.. 2006 Aug; 29(4):317-25. Epub 2006 Jun 20.

Heffner KL, Kiecolt-Glaser JK, Loving TJ, Glaser R, Malarkey WB. "Spousal support satisfaction as a modifier of physiological responses to marital conflict in younger and older couples." Journal of behavioral medicine.. 2004 Jun; 27(3):233-54.

Heffner KL, Loving TJ, Robles TF, Kiecolt-Glaser JK. "Examining psychosocial factors related to cancer incidence and progression: in search of the silver lining." Brain, behavior, and immunity.. 2003 Feb; 17 Suppl 1:S109-11.

Heffner KL, Ginsburg GP, Hartley TR. "Appraisals and impression management opportunities: person and situation influences on cardiovascular reactivity." International journal of psychophysiology : official journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology.. 2002 May; 44(2):165-75.

Kiecolt-Glaser JK, Robles TF, Heffner KL, Loving TJ, Glaser R. "Psycho-oncology and cancer: psychoneuroimmunology and cancer." Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology. 2002 13 Suppl 4:165-9.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Stress and immune function in humans: A life-course perspective
Book Title: Handbook of Psychoneuroimmunology
Author List: Moynihan, J. A.; Heffner, K. L.; Caserta, M.; O'Connor, T.
Published By: Oxford: John Wiley & Sons2014

Chapter Title: Psychoneuroimmunology
Book Title: The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology
Author List: Heffner, K. L.
Published By: Wiley-Blackwell2009

Chapter Title: Isolation: Health effects
Book Title: The Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
Author List: Heffner, K. L.
Published By: Sage2009

Chapter Title: Physiology and interpersonal relationships
Book Title: Cambridge Handbook of Personal Relationships
Author List: Loving, T. J.; Heffner, K. L.; Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K.
Published By: Cambridge University Press2006