Ilene C. Siegler
Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Education & Training
M.P.H., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1988
Ph.D., Syracuse University 1973
My primary research activity is as Principal Investigator of the UNC Alumni Heart Study (UNCAHS) a prospective epidemiologic study of 5000 middle aged men and women and 1200 of their spounses that evaluates the role of personality on coronary heart disease and coronary heart disease risk, cancer and normal aging.
As head of Cancer Prevention Research Unit , I study the role of psychological factors related to mammography behavior and estrogen replacement therapy is being studied in UNCAHS women.
Siegler, I.C., Zonderman, A.B., Barefoot, J.C., Williams, R.B., Jr., Costa, P.T., Jr., & McCrae, R. R. (1990). Predicting personality from college MMPI scores: Implications for follow-up studies in psychosomatic medicine. Psychosomatic Medicine, 52, 644-652.
Siegler, I.C., Peterson, B.L., Barefoot, J.C., & Williams, R.B. (1992). Hostility during late adolescence predicts coronary risk factors at midlife. American Journal of Epidemiology, 138(2), 146-154.
Siegler, I.C., Peterson, B.L., Barefoot, J.C., Harvin, S.H. Dahlstrom, W.G., Kaplan, B.H., Costa, P.T. Jr., & Williams, R.B. (1992). Using college alumni populations in epidemiologic research: The UNC Alumni Heart Study. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 45(11), 1243-1250.
Siegler, I.C., Dawson, D.V., & Welsh, K.A. (1994). Caregiver ratings of personality change in Alzheimer's disease patients: A replication. Psychology and Aging, 9, 464-466.
Siegler, I.C., Feaganes, J.R., & Rimer, B.K. (1995). Predictors of adoption of mammography in women under age 50. Health Psychology, 14, 274-278.
Ogle, CM, Siegler, IC, Beckham, JC, and Rubin, DC. "Neuroticism Increases PTSD Symptom Severity by Amplifying the Emotionality, Rehearsal, and Centrality of Trauma Memories." Journal of personality 85.5 (October 2017): 702-715. Full Text
Jiang, R, Babyak, MA, Brummett, BH, Hauser, ER, Shah, SH, Becker, RC, Siegler, IC, Singh, A, Haynes, C, Chryst-Ladd, M, Craig, DM, and Williams, RB. "Brain-derived neurotrophic factor rs6265 (Val66Met) polymorphism is associated with disease severity and incidence of cardiovascular events in a patient cohort." American heart journal 190 (August 2017): 40-45. Full Text
Jiang, R, Babyak, MA, Brummett, BH, Siegler, IC, Kuhn, CM, and Williams, RB. "Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) Val66Met polymorphism interacts with gender to influence cortisol responses to mental stress." Psychoneuroendocrinology 79 (May 2017): 13-19. Full Text
Williams, RB, Bishop, GD, Haberstick, BC, Smolen, A, Brummett, BH, Siegler, IC, Babyak, MA, Zhang, X, Tai, ES, Lee, JJ-M, Tan, M, Teo, YY, Cai, S, Chan, E, Halpern, CT, Whitsel, EA, Bauldry, S, and Harris, KM. "Population differences in associations of serotonin transporter promoter polymorphism (5HTTLPR) di- and triallelic genotypes with blood pressure and hypertension prevalence." American heart journal 185 (March 2017): 110-122. Full Text
Ogle, CM, Rubin, DC, and Siegler, IC. "Commentary-Pre- and Posttrauma Predictors of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptom Severity: Reply to van der Velden and van der Knaap (2017)." Clinical psychological science : a journal of the Association for Psychological Science 5.1 (January 2017): 146-149. Full Text
Baek, Y, Martin, P, Siegler, IC, Davey, A, and Poon, LW. "Personality Traits and Successful Aging: Findings From the Georgia Centenarian Study." International journal of aging & human development 83.3 (September 2016): 207-227. Full Text
Ogle, CM, Rubin, DC, and Siegler, IC. "Maladaptive trauma appraisals mediate the relation between attachment anxiety and PTSD symptom severity." Psychological trauma : theory, research, practice and policy 8.3 (May 2016): 301-309. Full Text Open Access Copy
Ogle, CM, Rubin, DC, and Siegler, IC. "Accounting for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptom Severity With Pre- and Posttrauma Measures: A Longitudinal Study of Older Adults." Clinical psychological science : a journal of the Association for Psychological Science 4.2 (March 2016): 272-286. Full Text Open Access Copy
Haberstick, BC, Boardman, JD, Wagner, B, Smolen, A, Hewitt, JK, Killeya-Jones, LA, Tabor, J, Halpern, CT, Brummett, BH, Williams, RB, Siegler, IC, Hopfer, CJ, and Mullan Harris, K. "Depression, Stressful Life Events, and the Impact of Variation in the Serotonin Transporter: Findings from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health)." PloS one 11.3 (January 2016): e0148373-. Full Text
Ribeiro, JD, Yen, S, Joiner, T, and Siegler, IC. "Capability for suicide interacts with states of heightened arousal to predict death by suicide beyond the effects of depression and hopelessness." Journal of affective disorders 188 (December 2015): 53-59. Full Text
Jiang, R, Babyak, MA, Brummett, BH, Hauser, ER, Singh, A, Siegler, IC, and Williams, RB. "The effect of Brain- Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) Val66Met Variants on the Path from Psychosocial Stress to Depression, Body Mass Index and Pre-Clinical Atherosclerosis." November 2017.
Behavioral and Physiology in Aging awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2015 to 2020
A Model of Autobiographical Memory & Its Changes in PTSD awarded by National Institutes of Health (Senior Investigator). 2002 to 2016
Behavior And Physiology In Aging awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 1999 to 2015
Stress and Behavior in Health and Disease awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 1989 to 2011
Hostililty, Depression, Social Environment, and CHD Risk awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 1997 to 2009
Hostility, Race, and Glucose Metabolism awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2003 to 2009
Surveillance And Analysis Of The UNC Alumni Heart Study awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1996 to 2007
Stress, Serotonin Genes, & Health Disparities awarded by National Institute of Environmental Health Science (Co-Principal Investigator). 2000 to 2006
Improving Cancer Risk Comunication awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1996 to 2003
Models of Personality, Health and Disease awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1995 to 2001