Research Interests

I utilize a social psychological approach to understand the effects of social disconnection on motivation, physiology, and health among both breast cancer survivors and healthy adults. My expertise lies at the interface between physiology and psychology with a specialization in psychoneuroimmunology and psychoneuroendocrinology. 

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31b. Jaremka, L.M., & Beveridge, R.M. (in press). Family social support. In Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine, 2nd edition. New York, NY: Springer.

31a. Beveridge, R.M., & Jaremka, L.M. (in press). Family Relationships. In Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine, 2nd edition. New York, NY: Springer.

30. Wilson, S.J., Jaremka, L.M., Fagundes, C.P., Andridge, R.R., Peng, J., Malarkey, W.B., Habash, D., Belury, M,A., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2017). Shortened sleep fuels inflammatory responses to marital conflict: Regulatory strategies mitigate inflammatory risk. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 79, 74–83.  PDF.

29. Jaremka, L.M., Sunami, N., & Nadzan, M.A. (2017). Eating moderates the link between body mass index and perceived social connection. Appetite, 112, 124–132. PDF.

28. Jaremka, L.M., & Collins, N.L. (2017). Cortisol increases in response to brief social exchanges with opposite sex partners. Biological Psychology, 124, 39–46.  PDF.

27. LeRoy A.S., Murdock, K.W., Jaremka L.M., Loya1, A., & Fagundes, C.P. (2017). Loneliness predicts self-reported cold symptoms after a viral challenge. Health Psychology. 36, 512-520. PDF.

26. Jaremka, L.M. (2017). Close relationships, immune function, and health: Understanding the clinical importance of distressed relationships. Invited chapter for J. Fitzgerald (Ed.), Foundations for Couples' Therapy: Research for the Real World. Routledge. PDF coming soon.

25. Jaremka, L. M., Belury, M. A., Andridge, R. R., Lindgren, M. E., Habash, D., Malarkey, W. B., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K. (2016). Novel links between troubled marriages and appetite regulation: Marital distress, ghrelin, and diet quality. Clinical Psychological Science, 4, 363.375. PDF

24. Derry, H.M., Jaremka, L.M., Bennett, J.M., Peng, J., Andridge, R., Shapiro, C., Malarkey, W.B., Emery, C.F., Layman, R., Mrozek, E., Glaser, R., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2015). Yoga and self-reported cognitive problems in breast cancer survivors: A randomized controlled trial, Psycho-oncology,  24, 958–966. PDF

23. Jaremka, L.M., Fagundes, C.P., Peng, J., Belury, M.A., Andridge, R.R., Malarkey, W.B., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2015). Loneliness predicts postprandial ghrelin and hunger in women, Hormones and Behavior, 70, 57-63. PDF

22. Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K., Jaremka, L.M., Andridge, R.R., Peng, J., Habash, D., Fagundes, C.P., Glaser, R., Malarkey, W.B., & Belury, M.A. (2015). Marital discord, past depression, and metabolic responses to high-fat meals: Interpersonal pathways to obesity, Psychoneudoendocrinology, 52, 239-250. PDF

21.  Jaremka, L.M., Peng, J., Bornstein, R., Alfano, C.M., Andridge, R.R., Povoski, S.P., Lipari, A.M., Agnese, D.M., Farrar, W.B., Yee, L.D., Carson III, W.E., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2014). Cognitive problems among breast cancer survivors: Loneliness enhances risk. Psycho-oncology, 23(12), 1356-1364. PDF

20. Jaremka, L.M., Derry, H.M., Bornstein, R., Peng, J., Belury, M.A., Andridge, R.R, Malarkey, W.B. & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2014). Omega-3 supplementation and loneliness-related cognitive problems: Secondary analyses of a randomized controlled trial. Psychosomatic Medicine. PDF

19. Fagundes, C.P., Jaremka, L.M., Malarkey, W.B., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2014). Attachment style and respiratory sinus arrhythmia predict post-treatment quality of life in breast cancer survivors. Psycho-oncology, 23, 820-826. PDF

18. Fagundes, C.P., Jaremka, L.M., Glaser, R., Alfano, C.M., Povoski, S.P., Lipari, A.M., Agnese, D.M., Yee, L.D., Carson III, W.E., Farrar, W.B., Malarkey, W.B., Chen, M., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2014). Attachment anxiety is related to Epstein-Barr virus latency. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity,41, 232-238. PDF

17. Jaremka, L.M., Belury, M.A, Malarkey, W.B., Glaser, R., Christian, L., Emery, C.F., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2014). Interpersonal stressors predict ghrelin and leptin levels in women. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 48, 178-188. PDF

16. Jaremka, L.M., Andridge, R.R., Fagundes, C.P., Alfano, C.M., Povoski, S.P., Lipari, A.M., Agnese, D.M., Arnold, M.W., Farrar, W.B., Yee, L.D. Carson III, W.E., Bekaii-Saab, T., Martin Jr, E.W., Schmidt, C.R., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2014). Pain, depression, and fatigue: Loneliness as a longitudinal risk factor. Health Psychology, 38, 1310-1317.  PDF

15. Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K., Jaremka, L.M., & Hughes, S. (2014). Psychiatry and social nutritional neuroscience. World Psychiatry, 13(2), 151-152. PDF

14. Jaremka, L.M., Derry, H., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2014). Psychoneuroimmunology of interpersonal relationships: Both the presence/absence of social ties and relationship quality matter. Invited chapter for D. I. Mostofsky (Ed.), Handbook of Behavioral Medicine (vol 2). Wiley-Blackwell: Hoboken, NJ. PDF

13. Hughes, S., Jaremka, L.M., Alfano, C.M., Glaser, R., Povoski, S.P., Lipari, A.M., Agnese, D.M., Farrar, W.B., Yee, L.D., Carson III, W.E., Malarkey, W.B., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2014). Social support predicts inflammation, pain, and depression: Longitudinal relationships among breast cancer survivors. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 42, 38-44. PDF

12. Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K, Jaremka, L.M., Derry, H., & Glaser, R. (2013). Telomere length: A marker of disease susceptibility? Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 34, 29-30. PDF

11. Jaremka, L.M., Glaser, R., Malarkey, W.B., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2013). Marital distress prospectively predicts poorer cellular immune function. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38(11), 2713 - 2719. PDF

10. Jaremka, L.M., Fagundes, C.P., Peng, J., Bennett J.M., Glaser, R., Malarkey, W.B., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2013). Loneliness promotes inflammation during acute stress. Psychological Science, 24(7), 1089-1097. PDF

9. Jaremka, L.M., Lindgren, M.E., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2013). Synergistic relationships among stress, depression, and troubled relationships: Insights from Psychoneuroimmunology. Depression and Anxiety, 30(4), 288-296. PDF 

8. Jaremka, L.M., Fagundes, C.P., Glaser, R., Bennett J.M., Malarkey, W.B., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2013). Loneliness predicts pain, depression, and fatigue: Understanding the role of immune dysregulation. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38, 1310-1317.PDF

7. Jaremka, L.M., Glaser, R., Loving, T.J., Malarkey, W.B., Stowell, J.R, & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2013). Attachment anxiety is linked to alterations in cortisol production and cellular immunity. Psychological Science, 24(3), 272-279. PDF

6. Jaremka, L.M., Bunyan, D.P., Collins, N.L., & Sherman, D.K. (2011). Reducing defensive distancing: Self-affirmation and risk regulation in response to relationship threats. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 264-268. PDF.

5. Jaremka, L.M., Gabriel, S., & Carvallo, M. (2011). What makes us feel the best also makes us feel the worst: The emotional impact of independent and interdependent experiences. Self and Identity, 10, 44-63. PDF.

4. Sherman, D.K., Bunyan, D.P., Creswell. D.J., & Jaremka, L.M. (2009). Psychological vulnerability and stress: The long-term effects of self-affirmation on sympathetic nervous system responses to naturalistic stressors. Health Psychology, 28, 554-562. PDF.

3. Collins, N.L., Jaremka, L.M. (2009). Helping behaviors. In Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Relationships. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. PDF.

2. Gabriel, S., & Carvallo, M., Jaremka, L.M., Tippin, B. (2008). A friend is a present you give to your “self”: Comfort with intimacy moderates the effects of friends on self-liking. Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology, 44, 330-343. PDF.

1. Kane, H.S., Jaremka, L.M., Guichard, A., Ford, M., Collins, N., & Feeney, B.C. (2007). Feeling supported and feeling satisfied: How one partner’s attachment style predicts the other partner’s perceived support, felt security, and relationship satisfaction. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 24, 535-556. PDF.

My Blog Posts about Science and Academia

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Helpful Research/Stats Links

  • Andrew Hayes has extremely useful stats macros for complex mediation techniques. LINK.
  • The Analysis Factor is a resource created by an applied statistician with numerous free and paid video tutorials, most of which are very informative and easy to understand. LINK.
  • Optimal Design is a free flexible power calculation software package. LINK.
  • Lesa Hoffman (UNL) posts her stats class recordings - a few are about multilevel models. LINK.
  • Alan Reifman put together a useful compendium of scales used in social psychology. LINK.