Scientific Publications

Mindfulness-related Interventions Increase General and Mental Health

SOURCE: Bersani FS, Gilbert A, Coccia M, Saron C, Epel E. (2017) Trait mindfulness at baseline predicts increases in telomerase activity over time. European Psychiatry 41 2017 773. 


Sexual Intimacy in Couples is Associated with Longer Telomere Length

SOURCE: Cabeza De Baca T, Epel E, Robles TF, Coccia M, Gilbert A, Puterman E, Prather A. (2017) Sexual intimacy is associated with longer telomere length. Psychoneuroendocrinology 81 2017 46-51.


Chronic Stress is Associated with Reduced Circulating Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Number

SOURCE: Aschbacher K, Milush J, Gilbert A, Almeida C, Sinclair E, Epling L, Grenon M, Puterman E, Epel E. (2016) Chronic Stress is Associated with Reduced Circulating Progenitor Cell Number: A Maternal Caregiving Model. Brain Behavior & Immunity 59 2017 245-252.


Meditation and Vacation Effects have an Impact on Disease- Associated Molecular Phenotypes

SOURCE: Epel E, Puterman E, Lin J, Blackburn E, Lum PY, Beckman N, Zhu J, Lee E, Gilbert A, Rissman R, Tanzi R, Schadt E. (2016). Meditation and relaxation impact disease-associated molecular phenotypes. Translational Psychiatry 6 2016.


Effects of Early Adversity and Stress Vulnerability on Treatment Response to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

SOURCE: Aschbacher K, Saron C, Gilbert A, Arenander J, Epel E. (2014) Effects of Early Adversity and stress vulnerability on treatment response to mindfulness-based stress reduction. Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, 20(5) PMID: 24805631. 


Brief Meditation Retreat vs. Vacation: Effects on Daily Well-Being

SOURCE: Gilbert A, Epel E, Tanzi R, Rearden R, Schilf S, Puterman E. (2014) A Randomized Trial Comparing a Brief Meditation Retreat to a Vacation: Effects on Daily Well-Being. Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, 20(5) PMID: 24805752. Poster presented at the International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health, Clinical Research Sessions, Miami, FL.