Publications

Selected Publications

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Kertes, D.A., Bhatt, S.S., Kamin, H.S, Rodney, N.C., Hughes, D.A., Mulligan, C.J. (2017). BDNF methylation in mothers and newborns is associated with maternal exposure to war trauma. Clinical Epigenetics, 9:68 DOI: 10.1186/s13148-017-0367-x PubMed ID PMID 28680507 PubMedCentral ID PMCID: PMC5493129  

Montoya-Williams, D., Quinlan, J, Clukay, C., Rodney, N.C., Kertes, D.A., Mulligan, C. (2017). Associations between Maternal Prenatal Stress, Methylation Changes in IGF-1 and IGF-2 and Birth Weight. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 1-8. DOI: 10.1017/S2040174417000800 PubMedID PMID: 29017633

Kamin, H.S. & Kertes, D.A. (2017). Cortisol and DHEA in development and psychopathology. Hormones and Behavior, 89. 69-85. DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2016.11.018. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2016.11.018

Liu, J. Mustanski, B. Dick, D.M., Bolland, J. Kertes, D.A. (2016). Environmental stressors predicting comorbid internalizing and externalizing problems in disadvantaged African American adolescents. Development and Psychopathology. 1-14. DOI:10.1017/S0954579416001012. PubMed PMID: 27758730.

Kertes, D.A., Liu, J., Hall, N., Hadad, N., Wynne, C., Bhatt, S.S. (2016). Effect of pet dogs on children’s perceived stress and cortisol stress response. Social Development. 1-20. DOI: 10.1111/sode.12203

Kertes, D.A., Kamin, H.K., Hughes, D., Rodney, N.C., Bhatt, S.S., Mulligan, C.J. (2016). Prenatal maternal stress predicts methylation of genes regulating the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical system in mothers and newborns in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Child Development, 87(1), 61-72. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12487. PubMed PMID: 26822443; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4733886.

Hall, N., Liu, J., Kertes, D.A., Wynne, C.D.L. (2016). Behavioral and self-report measures influencing children’s reported attachment to their dog. Anthrozoos, 29(1), 137-150. DOI: 10.1080/08927936.2015.1088683

Janssen, A.B., Kertes, D.A., McNamara, G.I., Braitwaithe, E.C., Creeth, H.D.J., Glover, V.I., John, R.M. (2016). A role for the placenta in programming maternal mood and childhood behavioural disorders. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 28. DOI:10.1111/jne.12373. PubMed PMID: 26836228; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4988512.

Goyal, N., Salvatore, J., Aliev, F., Latendresse, S., Kertes, D.A., Bolland, J., Byck. G., Mustanski, B., Dick, D. M. (2016). Genes involved in stress response and alcohol use outcomes in high-risk African American youth. Substance Abuse, 37(3):450-458. DOI: 10.1080/08897077.2015.1134756. PubMed PMID: 26751645; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5007209.

Liu, J., Bolland, J., Dick, D.M., Mustanski, D., Kertes, D.A. (2015). Effect of stressors and externalizing comorbidity on internalizing problems among economically disadvantaged African American youth. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 26(3), 552-556. DOI: 10.1111/jora.12213. PubMed PMID: 27594775; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5006957.

Swann, G., Byck, G.R., Dick D. M., Aliev, F., Latendresse, S.J., Riley, B.R., Kertes, D.A., Sun, C., Salvatore, J. E., Bolland, J., Mustanski, B. (2014). Effects of OPRM1 and stressful life events on symptoms of Major Depression in African American adolescents. Journal of Affective Disorders 162, 12-19. DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2014.03.020 PubMed PMID: 24766998; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4083691.

Kertes, D.A., & van Dulmen, M. (2012). Latent state trait modeling of children’s cortisol at two points of the diurnal cycle. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 37(2) 249-55. DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2011.06.009. PubMed PMID: 21752549; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3241873.

Reimers, M., Riley, B.P, Kalsi, G., Kertes, D.A., & Kendler, K.S. (2012). Pathway based analysis of genotypes in relation to alcohol dependence. The Pharmacogenomics Journal, 12(4): 342-8. DOI: 10.1038/tpj.2011.10. PubMed PMID: 21468025; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3134610.

Kertes, D.A., Kalsi, G., Prescott, C.A. Kuo, P.H., Patterson, D.G., Walsh, D., Kendler, K.S., & Riley, P.B. (2011). Neurotransmitter and neuromodulator genes associated with depressive symptom history in individuals with alcohol dependence. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 35(3): 496-505. DOI: 10.1111/j.1530-0277.2010.01366.x. PubMed PMID: 21143246; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3116055.

Kertes, D.A., Donzella, B., Talge, N., Garvin, M.C., Van Ryzin, M., & Gunnar, M.R. (2009). Inhibited temperament and parent emotional availability differentially predict young children’s cortisol responses to novel social and nonsocial events. Developmental Psychobiology, 51(7):521-32. DOI: 10.1002/dev.20390. PubMed PMID: 19676107.

Van Ryzin, M.J., Chatham, M., Kryzer E., Kertes, D.A., & Gunnar, M.R. (2009). Identifying atypical cortisol patterns in young children: The benefits of group-based trajectory modeling. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 34(1), 50-61. DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2008.08.014. PubMed PMID: 18838226; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2741322.

Kertes, D.A., Gunnar, M. R., Madsen, N.J., & Long, J.D. (2008). Early deprivation and home basal cortisol levels: A study of internationally adopted children. Development and Psychopathology, 20, 473-491. DOI: 10.1017/S0954579408000230. PubMed PMID: 18423090.

Gunnar, M. R. & Kertes, D.A. (2005). Prenatal and postnatal risks to neurobiological development in internationally adopted children. In Sigel (Series Ed.) & D. M. Brodzinsky & J. Palacios (Vol. Eds.), Advances in Applied Developmental Psychology: no 24. Psychological Issues in Adoption: Research and Practice (pp. 47-65). Westport, CT: Praeger.

Kertes, D.A. & Gunnar, M.R. (2004). Evening activities as a potential confound in research on the adrenocortical system in children. Child Development, 75(1), 193-204. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2004.00663.x. PubMed PMID: 15015684.

Watamura, S.E., Donzella, B., Kertes, D.A., & Gunnar, M. R. (2004). Developmental changes in baseline cortisol activity in early childhood: Relations with napping and effortful control. Developmental Psychobiology, 45(3), 125-133. DOI: 10.1002/dev.20026. PubMed PMID: 15505801.

Selected Conference Presentations

 

Kamin, H.S, Bhatt, S.S., Maisha, F, Mulligan, C.J., Kertes, D.A.  (November 2017). Dehydroepiandrosterone levels at birth: Relations to pregnancy and delivery characteristics.  International Society for Developmental Psychobiology, Washington, D.C.

Rej, P.H., Rodney, N.C., Kertes D.A., Mulligan C.J. (April 2017). Association between maternal stress and telomere length in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, New Orleans, LA.

Montoya-Williams, D., Quinlan, J, Clukay, C., Rodney, N., Kertes, D.A., Mulligan, C. (May 2017). Associations between Maternal Prenatal Stress, Methylation Changes in IGF-1 and IGF-2 and Birth Weight. Pediatric Academic Societies, San Francisco, CA.

Kamin, H.S., Liu, J., Bhatt, S.S., Kelly, M.N., Kertes, D.A, (April 2017). Change in maternal depressive symptoms is predicted by infant stress reactivity. American Psychological Society, Boston MA.

Montoya-Williams, D., Quinlan, J, Clukay, C., Rodney, N., Kertes, D.A., Mulligan, C. (April 2017). Associations between Maternal Prenatal Stress, Methylation Changes in IGF-1 and IGF-2 and Birth Weight. Consortium of Universities for Public Health, Washington, D.C.

Sharma, S., Mustanski, B., Bolland, J., Dick, D., Kertes, D.A. (April 2017). Buffers of cumulative stress and maladjustment outcomes: A resilience approach. Society for Research in Child Development, Austin TX.

Kamin, H., Liu, J., Bhatt, S., Kelly, M., Kertes, D. A. (April 2017). Family conflict moderates the association of maternal perceived stress with infant cortisol reactivity. Society for Research in Child Development, Austin TX.

Liu, J., Kamin, H., Kelly, M., Kertes, D.A. (April 2017).  Infant temperament moderates the impact of maternal stress on infant salivary alpha-amylase stress responses.  Society for Research in Child Development, Austin TX.

Kertes, D.A., Liu, J., Kamin, H.K., Bhatt, S.S., Kelly, M.N. (2016). Stability and change in predictors of stress responsivity in infancy. Psychoneuroendocrinology 71, 66.

Kamin, H.K,*Liu, J., Bhatt, S.S., Kelly, M.N., Kertes, D.A. (2016). Maternal distress and child temperament interact in predicting infant cortisol stress responses. Psychoneuroendocrinology 71, 63.

Liu, J., Kamin, H.K, Kelly, M.N., Kertes, D.A. (2016). Joint HPA and SNS activation is associated with temperamental orienting/regulation in infancy. Psychoneuroendocrinology 71, 31-32.

Liu, J., Mustanski, B., Dick, D. Bolland, J., & Kertes, D. A. Temperament styles impact pure and comorbid mental health problems among economically disadvantaged African American youth. (March 2016). Poster presentation at Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.

Kamin, H.S., & Kertes, D.A. Rejection Sensitivity as a Mediator of the Effects of Parenting Style on Psychological Adjustment during the Transition to College. (March 2016) Poster presentation at Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.

Kertes, D.A. Kamin, H., Bhatt, S. Hughes, D., Rodney, N., Mulligan, C. Maternal stress predicts methylation of genes regulating the HPA axis in mothers and newborns in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (September 2015) Oral presentation at the International Society for Psychoneuroendocrinology, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Kertes, D.A. Diverse perspectives on prenatal stress effects. (March 2015) Symposium Chair at the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Kertes, D.A. Do pet dogs provide emotional or physiological health benefits for children? (March 2015). Symposium Chair at the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Kertes, D.A., Kamin, H.K., Bhatt, S.S.,Rodney, N.R., Hughes, D.A., Mulligan, C.J. (March 2015). Prenatal maternal stress predicts neonatal DNA methylation of HPA Axis genes and birth weight. Oral presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Kertes D.A., Liu, J., Hadad, N.H., *Hall, N., Wynne, C.D.L. Effect of pet dogs on children’s perceived stress and cortisol stress responses. (March 2015) Oral presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Liu, J. & Kertes, D.A. (March 2015) Interaction of Behavioral Inhibition and Effortful Control on Internalizing Symptoms: An Analysis of Temperament Components. Poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Rej, P.H., Rodney, N.C., Kertes, D.A., Szurek, S.M., Gravlee, C.C., Mulligan, C.J. (March 2015) Association between culturally relevant measures of stress and telomere length. Poster presentation at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, St. Louis, MO.

Kamin, H.K., Rodney, N.R., Hughes, D.A., Mulligan, C.J. & Kertes, D.A. Effects of early parental adversity in childhood on birth weight in the next generation. (March 2015) Poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Kertes, D.A., Hall, N.H., (March 2015). Domestic dogs’ use of children’s point following cues. Oral presentation at Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Rej, P.H., Rodney, N.C., Kertes, D.A., Mulligan, C.J. (November 2014) Pilot Study: Effect of intrauterine stress on newborn telomere length: Case study in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Poster presented at the Florida Genetics Poster Symposium, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Kertes, D.A., Bhatt, S.S., Kamin, H.S, Rodney, N.C., Hughes, D.A., Mulligan, C.J. (November 2014). Prenatal maternal stress and BDNF methylation in newborns. Oral presentation at International Society for Developmental Psychobiology, Washington D.C.

Liu, J., Mustanski, B., Dick, D., Bolland, J., Kertes, D.A. (March 2014). Racial discrimination and exposure to violence predict comorbid internalizing and externalizing problems among disadvantaged African American youth. Biennial Meeting of Society for Research on Adolescence, Austin, TX.

Liu, J., Bolland, J., Dick, D., Mustanski, B., Kertes, D. (April 2013). Environmental stressors and internalizing problems among impoverished African American adolescents. Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA, USA.

Hadad, N. A., Dodge, K. A., Bates, J. E., Pettit, G. S., Lansford, J. E., & Kertes, D. A. (April 2013). Temperamental and maternal influences on internalizing problems and depressive symptoms in adolescence. Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting. Seattle, WA.

Hadad, N. A., Lansford, J. E., Pettit, G. S., Bates, J. E., Dodge, K. A., & Kertes, D. A. (April 2013). Gender Differences in the Effect of Paternal Psychological Control on Adolescent Internalizing Problems. Anxiety Disorders and Depression Conference. La Jolla, CA.

Kertes, D.A. (August 2012). Novel methods for assessing epigenetic biomarker data. American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Kertes, D.A., Wynne, C.D.L., Hadad, N. A., Hall, N. J., Liu, J. (June 2012). The impact of pet dogs on children’s physiological stress response. International Society for Anthrozoology, Cambridge, U.K.

Kertes, D.A. & Kendler, K. S. (April 2011). Developmental trajectories in smoking are associated with youth experiences, adult psychopathology, and illicit drug use. Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada.

Kertes, D.A., Kramer, J., Edenberg, H.J., Nurnberger, J.I., Hesselbrock, V., Schuckit, M.A. Beirut, L., Porjesz, B., Tischfield, J.A., Riley, B.P., & Dick, D.M. (November 2010). Evidence for a role of GABA and CRH system genes in depressive symptoms: The Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism. American Society of Human Genetics, Washington, D.C.

Kertes, D.A. & Winner, L. (October 2010). Calculating power for genetic association analysis of symptom counts in psychiatric disorders. World Congress on Psychiatric Genetics, Athens, Greece.

Kalsi, G., Reimers, M., Kertes, D.A., Riley, B.P. & Kendler, K.S. (December 2009). A new methodology for gene-mapping in complex disorders: Pathway based analysis using logistic regression. American Society for Human Genetics, Honolulu, HI.

Kertes, D.A., Dick, D.M., Kendler K.S. & Riley, B.P. (November 2009). CHRM2 genomic regions differentially associate with internalizing and externalizing problems in alcohol dependent individuals. World Congress on Psychiatric Genetics, San Diego, CA.

Kertes, D.A., Dick, D.M., Kendler, K.S., & Riley, B.P. (July 2009). Neurotransmitter and biological stress system genes associated with depression comorbidity in two independent studies of alcohol dependence. International Society for Psychoneuroendocrinology, San Francisco, CA.

Kertes, D.A., Hodgkinson, C.A. Kalsi, G., Patterson, D.G., Walsh, D., Goldman, D., Maher, B., Prescott, C.A. Kendler, K.S., & Riley, P.B. (October 2008). Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis genes in comorbid alcohol dependence and major depression. World Congress on Psychiatric Genetics, Osaka, Japan.

Unbehagen, S.J., Kertes, D., Schwandt, M., & Suomi, S. J. (June 2007). Housing influences on serotonin metabolite levels in infant rhesus macaques (Macaca Mulatta). American Society of Primatologists, Winston-Salem, NC.

Bornstein, M.H., Arterberry, M.A., Kertes, D.A., Suwalsky, J., & Venuti, P. (June 2006). Assessing children’s drawing ability. Jean Piaget Society, Baltimore, MD.

Kertes, D.A. & Gunnar, M.R. (November 2005). Parent emotional availability moderates temperamental effects on child cortisol. International Society for Developmental Psychobiology, Washington, DC.

Kertes, D.A. & van Dulmen, M.H. (April 2005). Latent state trait modeling of children’s cortisol at two points of the diurnal cycle. Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA.

Kertes, D.A. & Gunnar, M.G. (November 2003). Circadian disturbance and early adversity predict behavioral adjustment in internationally adopted children. International Society for Developmental Psychobiology, New Orleans, LA.

Kertes, D.A. & Madsen, N. (April 2003). Salivary cortisol levels and behavioral adjustment in post-institutionalized children. Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa, FL.

Gunnar, M.G. & Kertes, D.A. (April 2003). Early risk factors and development of internationally adopted children: Can we generalize from the Romanian case? Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa, FL.

Kertes, D.A., Madsen, N. & Gunnar, M.G. (October 2002). Salivary cortisol levels in internationally adopted children. International Society for Developmental Psychobiology, Orlando, FL.

Donzella, B., Bruce, J., Kertes, D.A., Eibs, H., Talge, N., Townsend, E. & Gunnar, M.R. (October 2002). Relation between temperament and emotion-modulated startle in young children. Occasional Temperament Conference, Newport Beach CA.

Kertes, D.A., Donzella, B. & Gunnar, M.G. (November 2001). Individual differences in children’s cortisol reactivity to evening activities. International Society for Developmental Psychobiology, San Diego, CA.