Allison Appleton

Allison A. Appleton, ScD

Developmental origins of disease, psychosocial adversity, epigenetics, cardiovascular epidemiology.

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Allison A. Appleton, ScD
Assistant Professor
 

School of Public Health
Department: Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Address:
GEC 130
Phone:
518-402-0380
Personal Pages: http://www.albany.edu/sph/46206.php

 

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.

Additional Information

Frequently taught courses:

EPI 500 Principals and Methods of Epidemiology I
EPI 601 General Topics in Epidemiologic Methods
EPI 620 Cardiovascular Epidemiology

Publications

  • Appleton, A.A., Holdsworth, E.A., Kubzansky, L.D. A systematic review of the interplay between social determinants and environmental exposures for early life outcomes. (2016). Current Environmental Health Reports, 3(3), 287-301.
  • Appleton, A.A., Murphy, M.A., Koestler, D.C., Lesseur, C., Paquette, A.G., Padbury, J.F., Lester, B.M., Marsit, C.J. Prenatal programming of infant neurobehavior in a healthy population. (2016). Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 30(4),367-375.
  • Paquette, A.G., Lester, B.M., Lesseur, C., Armstrong, D.A., Guerin, D.J., Appleton, A.A., Marsit, C.J. (2015). Placental epigenetic patterning of glucocorticoid response genes is associated with infant neurodevelopment. Epigenomics, 7(5): 767-779.
  • Slopen, N. Loucks, E.B, Appleton, A.A., Kawachi, I., Kubzansky, L.D., Non, A.L., Buka, S., Gilman, S.E. (2015). Early origins of inflammation: an examination of prenatal and childhood social adversity in a prospective cohort study. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 51: 403-413.
  • Appleton, A.A., Lester, B.M., Armstrong, D.A., Lesseur, C., Marsit, C.J. (2015). Examining the joint contribution of NR3C1 and HSD11B2 methylation for infant neurobehavior. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 52C: 32-42.
  • Non, A.L., Rewak, M., Kawachi, I., Gilman, S.E., Loucks, E.B., Appleton, A.A., Román, C.J., Buka, S.L., Kubzansky, L.D. (2014). Childhood social disadvantage, cardiometabolic risk, and chronic disease in adulthood. American Journal of Epidemiology, 180: 263-271.
  • Appleton, A.A., Loucks, E.B., Buka, S.L., Kubzansky, L.D. (2014). Divergent associations of antecedent and response focused emotion regulation strategies with midlife cardiovascular disease risk. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 48(2): 246-255.
  • Lesseur C., Armstrong, D.A., Murphy, M.A., Appleton, A.A., Koestler, D.C. Paquette, A.G., Lester, B.M., Marsit, C.J. (2014). Sex-specific associations between placental leptin promoter DNA methylation and infant neurobehavior. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 40:1-9.
  • Conradt, E., Lester, B.M., Appleton, A.A., Armstrong, D., 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(12):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.
  • 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.