Allison Appleton, ScD

SUNY Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Address:

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
School of Public Health
One University Place, GEC Rm 125
Rensselaer, NY  12144

Phone: 518-402-0402
Fax:  518-402-0380
E-mail: aappleton@albany.edu

Education:

ScD, Social Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health (2005-2010)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health (2010-2012)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Molecular Epidemiology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth (2012-2013)

Research Interests:
Developmental origins of disease, psychosocial adversity, epigenetics, cardiovascular epidemiology

Teaching:
EPI 500  Principals and Methods of Epidemiology I

Selected Publications:
Appleton, A.A., Loucks, E.B., Buka, S.L., Kubzansky, L.D. (In Press).  Divergent associations of antecedent and response focused emotion regulation strategies with midlife cardiovascular disease risk.  Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 

Lesseur C., Armstrong, D.A., Murphy, M.A., Appleton, A.A., Koestler, D.C. Paquette, A.G., Lester, B.M., Marsit, C.J.  (In Press).  Sex-specific associations between placental leptin promoter DNA methylation and infant neurobehavior.  Psychoneuroendocrinology.

Conradt, E., Lester, B.M., Appleton, A.A., Armstrong, D.A., Marsit, C.J. (2013). The role of DNA methylation of NR3C1 and 11β-HSD2 and exposure to maternal mood disorder in utero on newborn neurobehavior.  Epigenetics, 8, 1321-1329.


Appleton, A.A. Armstrong, D.A., Lesseur, C., Lee, J., Padbury, J.F., Lester, B.M., Marsit, C.J. (2013). Patterning in placental 11-β hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase methylation according to prenatal socioeconomic adversity. PLoS ONE, 8(9),
e74691.

Appleton, A.A., Buka, S.L., Loucks, E.B., Gilman, S.E., Kubzansky, L.D. (2013).
Divergent associations of adaptive and maladaptive emotion regulation strategies with inflammation. Health Psychology, 32(7), 748-756.

Paquette, A.G., Lesseur, C., Armstrong, D., Koestler, D., Appleton, A.A., Lester, B.M., Marsit, C.J. (2013).  Placental serotonin receptor HTR2A methylation is associated with infant neurobehavioral outcomes.  Epigenetics, 8(8), 798-801.


Appleton, A.A., Buka, S.L., Loucks, E.B., Rimm, E. Martin, L.T., Kubzansky, L.D.  (2013). A prospective study of positive early life psychosocial factors and favorable cardiovascular risk in adulthood. 
Circulation, 127(8):905-12.

Appleton, A.A., Loucks, E.B., Buka, S.L., Rimm, E., Kubzansky, L.D.  (2013).  Childhood emotional functioning and the developmental origins of cardiovascular disease risk.  Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 67, 405-411.


Appleton, A.A., Buka, S.L., McCormick, M.C., Koenen, K.C., Loucks, E.B., Kubzansky, L.D. (2012). The association between childhood emotional functioning and adulthood inflammation is modified by early life socioeconomic status. Health Psychology, 31(4), 413-422
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Appleton, A.A., Buka, S.L., McCormick, M.C., Koenen, K.C., Loucks, E.B., Gilman, S.E., Kubzansky, L.D. (2011). Emotional functioning at age 7 years is associated with C-reactive protein in middle adulthood. Psychosomatic Medicine, 73, 295-303.