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Needham BL, Adler N, Gregorich S, Rehkopf D, Lin J, Blackburn EH, Epel ES. Socioeconomic status, health behavior, and leukocyte telomere length in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2002. Soc Sci Med. 2013 May;85:1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.02.023. Epub 2013 Feb 21. PubMed PMID:  23540359; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3666871.

Pearlin, Leonard I. "The sociological study of stress." Journal of health and social behavior (1989): 241-256.

Link, Bruce G., and Jo Phelan. "Social conditions as fundamental causes of disease." Journal of health and social behavior (1995): 80-94.,

Williams, David R., and Chiquita Collins. "Racial residential segregation: a fundamental cause of racial disparities in health." Public health reports 116.5 (2001): 404.

Diez Roux AV. Integrating social and biologic factors in health research: a systems view. Ann Epidemiol. 2007;17(7):569-574.

Massey DS, Denton NA. The dimensions of residential segregation. Soc Forces. 1988;67(2):281-315.

Pearlin LI, Schieman S, Fazio EM, Meersman SC. Stress, health, and the life course: some conceptual perspectives. J Health Soc Behav. 2005;46(2):205-219. PMID:16028458.

Anderson NB. Levels of analysis in health science. A framework for integrating sociobehavioral and biomedical research. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1998;840(1):563-576. PMID:962928


Chae DH, Nuru-Jeter AM, Adler NE, Brody GH, Lin J, Blackburn EH, Epel ES. Discrimination, racial bias, and telomere length in African-American men. Am J Prev Med. 2014 Feb;46(2):103-11. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2013.10.020. PubMed PMID:  24439343.

Pérez-Stable EJ, Nápoles-Springer A, Miramontes JM. The effects of ethnicity and language on medical outcomes of patients with hypertension or diabetes. Med Care. 1997;35(12):1212-1219. PMID:9413309.

Geronimus AT, Thompson JP. Racial inequality in health and the policy-induced breakdown of African American communities. In: Saegert S, Freudenberg N, Klitzman, eds. Urban Health and Society: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Research and Practice. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass; 2006.

Whitbeck LB, Adams GW, Hoyt DR, Chen X. Conceptualizing and measuring historical trauma among American Indian people. Am J Community Psychol. 2004;33(3-4):119-130. PMID:15212173.

Airhihenbuwa CO, Liburd L. Eliminating health disparities in the African American population: the interface of culture, gender, and power. Health Educ Behav. 2006;33(4):488-501. PMID:16769757.

Williams DR, Collins C. US socioeconomic and racial differences in health: patterns and explanations. Annu Rev Sociol. 1995;21(1):349-386.

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Missinne S, Neels K, Bracke P. Reconsidering inequalities in preventive health care: an application of cultural health capital theory and the life-course perspective to the take-up of mammography screening. Sociol Health Illn. 2014 Nov;36(8):1259-75. doi: 10.1111/1467-9566.12169. PubMed PMID: 25470325.

Schnittker J, McLeod JD. The social psychology of health disparities. Annu Rev Sociol. 2005;31(1):75-103.

LaVeist TA, Sellers R, Neighbors HW. Perceived racism and self and system blame attribution: consequences for longevity. Ethn Dis. 2001;11(4):711-721. PMID:11763865.

Folkman S, Schaefer C, Lazarus RS. Cognitive processes as mediators of stress and coping. Human Stress and Cognition. 1979;265-298.

Myers HF. Ethnicity- and socio-economic status-related stresses in context: an integrative review and conceptual model. J Behav Med. 2009;32(1):9-19. PMID:18989769.

Cohen S. Social relationships and health. Am Psychol. 2004;59(8):676-684. PMID:15554821.

Antonucci TC, Jackson JS. Social support, interpersonal efficacy, and health: A life course perspective. In: Carstensen L, Edelstein BA, eds. Handbook of clinical gerontology. Elmsford, NY: Pergamon Press; 1987.

Jackson JS, Knight KM, Rafferty JA. Race and unhealthy behaviors: chronic stress, the HPA axis, and physical and mental health disparities over the life course. Am J Public Health. 2010;100(5):933-939. PMID:19846689.


Taylor JY, Wu CY, Darling D, Sun YV, Kardia SL, Jackson JS. Gene-environment effects of SLC4A5 and skin color on blood pressure among African American women.  Ethn Dis. 2012 Spring;22(2):155-61. PubMed PMID: 22764636; PubMed Central PMCID:  PMC3391738.

Anderson NB, McNeilly M, Myers H. Toward understanding race difference in autonomic reactivity. In: Turner JR, Sherwood A, Light KC, eds: Individual Differences in Cardiovascular Response to Stress. New York, NY: Springer; 1992:125-145.

Kyrou I, Tsigos C. Stress hormones: physiological stress and regulation of metabolism. Curr Opin Pharmacol. 2009;9(6):787-793. PMID:19758844.

López-Otín C, Blasco MA, Partridge L, Serrano M, Kroemer G. The hallmarks of aging. Cell. 2013;153(6):1194-1217. Cell.2013.05.039. PMID:23746838.

Blackburn EH, Greider CW, Szostak JW. Telomeres and telomerase: the path from maize, Tetrahymena and yeast to human cancer and aging. Nat Med. 2006;12(10):1133-1138. PMID:17024208.

Hayflick L,Moorhead PS. The serial cultivation of human diploid cell strains. Exp Cell Res. 1961;25(3):585-621. PMID:13905658.

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Salminen A,Ojala J, Kaarniranta K, Kauppinen A. Mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress activate inflammasomes: impact on the aging process and age-related diseases. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2012;69(18):2999-3013. PMID:22446749.

Fejerman L,Ahmadiyeh N, Hu D, et al; COLUMBUS Consortium. Genome-wide association study of breast cancer in Latinas identifies novel protective variants on 6q25. Nat Commun. 2014;5:5260. PMID:25327703.

Kaufman JS,Dolman L, Rushani D, Cooper RS. The contribution of genomic research to explaining racial disparities in cardiovascular disease: a systematic review. Am J Epidemiol. 2015;181(7):464-472. PMID:25731887.

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