Laura Chyu (Fellow 2005-06)
Title of Dissertation: “Cumulative Physiological Dysregulation Among Women in the United States: Sociodemographic Correlates and Implications for Self-Rated Health”
Link to Dissertation
Research Interests: Roles of stress, biological, and social risk factors in health, development, and aging trajectories Women’s health and aging across the life course Racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in health Stress and cumulative biological risk measurement Multilevel and longitudinal methodologies to describe health and aging across the life course
Chyu, L, TW McDade, and EK Adam. 2011. “Measured blood pressure and hypertension among young adults: A Comparison between two nationally representative samples.” Biodemography and Social Biology, 57:184-199.
Chyu, L and DM Upchurch. 2011. “Racial and ethnic patterns of allostatic load among adult women in the US: Findings from the National Health & Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2004.” Journal of Women’s Health, 20(4):575-583.
McDade, T, L Chyu, G Duncan, LT Hoyt, LD Doane, and E Adam. 2011. “Expectations for the future predict health behaviors over the transition from adolescence to young adulthood.” Social Science and Medicine, 73(3):391-398.
Adam, EK, L Chyu, LT Hoyt, LD Doane, G Duncan, L Chase-Lansdale, J Boisjoly, and T McDade. 2011. “Adverse relationship histories and young adult health: Cumulative effects of low parent support, intimate partner violence, relationship instability, loneliness, and loss.” Journal of Adolescent Health, 49(3):278-286.
Dowd, JB, A Aiello, L Chyu, J Huang, and TW McDade. 2011. “Cytomegalovirus antibodies in whole blood spots: A minimally invasive method for assessing stress, immune function, and aging.” Immunity and Ageing, 8(3):1-7.
Chyu, L, M Upchurch, and GA Greendale. Under Review. “A longitudinal analysis of allostatic load among midlife women: Findings from the Study of Women Across the Nation.”
Upchurch, DM., J Stein, GA Greendale, L Chyu, C-H Tseng, M-H Tseng, T Lewis, and H Kravitz. Under Review. “A longitudinal investigation of psychosocial mediators of allostatic load in midlife women: Findings from the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation.
McDade, TW, MW Metzger, L Chyu, GJ Duncan, C Garfield, and EK Adam. Under Review. “Long-term effects of birth weight and breastfeeding duration on inflammation in early adulthood.”