Ilene C. Siegler

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

Overview

My research efforts are in the area of developmental health psychology and organized around understanding the role of personality in health and disease in middle and later life.

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.








REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

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.



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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

Singh, A, Babyak, MA, Brummett, BH, Jiang, R, Watkins, LL, Barefoot, JC, Kraus, WE, Shah, SH, Siegler, IC, Hauser, ER, and Williams, RB. "Computing a Synthetic Chronic Psychosocial Stress Measurement in Multiple Datasets and its Application in the Replication of G × E Interactions of the EBF1 Gene." Genetic Epidemiology 39.6 (September 2015): 489-497. Full Text

Ogle, CM, Rubin, DC, and Siegler, IC. "The relation between insecure attachment and posttraumatic stress: Early life versus adulthood traumas." Psychological trauma : theory, research, practice and policy 7.4 (July 2015): 324-332. Full Text

Davey, A, Siegler, IC, Martin, P, Costa, PT, Poon, LW, and Georgia Centenarian Study, . "Personality Structure Among Centenarians: The Georgia Centenarian Study." Experimental Aging Research 41.4 (July 2015): 361-385. Full Text

Singh, A, Babyak, MA, Nolan, DK, Brummett, BH, Jiang, R, Siegler, IC, Kraus, WE, Shah, SH, Williams, RB, and Hauser, ER. "Gene by stress genome-wide interaction analysis and path analysis identify EBF1 as a cardiovascular and metabolic risk gene." European Journal of Human Genetics : Ejhg 23.6 (June 2015): 854-862. Full Text

Haberstick, BC, Smolen, A, Williams, RB, Bishop, GD, Foshee, VA, Thornberry, TP, Conger, R, Siegler, IC, Zhang, X, Boardman, JD, Frajzyngier, Z, Stallings, MC, Brent Donnellan, M, Halpern, CT, and Harris, KM. "Population frequencies of the Triallelic 5HTTLPR in six Ethnicially diverse samples from North America, Southeast Asia, and Africa." Behavior Genetics 45.2 (March 2015): 255-261. Full Text

Boyle, SH, Georgiades, A, Brummett, BH, Barefoot, JC, Siegler, IC, Matson, WR, Kuhn, CM, Grichnik, K, Stafford-Smith, M, Williams, RB, Kaddurah-Daouk, R, and Surwit, RS. "Associations between central nervous system serotonin, fasting glucose, and hostility in African American females." Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine 49.1 (February 2015): 49-57. Full Text

Cho, J, Martin, P, Poon, LW, and Georgia Centenarian Study, . "Successful aging and subjective well-being among oldest-old adults." The Gerontologist 55.1 (February 2015): 132-143. Full Text

Haberstick, BC, Smolen, A, Williams, RB, Bishop, GD, Foshee, VA, Thornberry, TP, Conger, R, Siegler, IC, Zhang, X, Boardman, JD, Frajzyngier, Z, Stallings, MC, Brent Donnellan, M, Halpern, CT, and Harris, KM. "Population Frequencies of the Triallelic 5HTTLPR in Six Ethnicially Diverse Samples from North America, Southeast Asia, and Africa." Calcified Tissue International 96.3 (January 1, 2015): 255-261. Full Text

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Selected Grants

Models Of Personality, Health And Disease In Adulthood awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1995 to 1999

Models Of Personality, Health, And Disease In Adulthood awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1995 to 1999

Improving Cancer Risk Communication awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co-Principal Investigator). 1996 to 1999

Improving Cancer Risk Communication awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1996 to 1999

Survelliance & Analysis Of The Unc Alumni Heart Study awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1996 to 1999

Surveillance And Analysis Of The Unc Alumni Heart Study awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1996 to 1999

Hostility, Depression, Social Enviroment & Chd Risk awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co-Principal Investigator). 1997 to 1999

Collaborative Project On Personality And Breast Screening awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1995 to 1996

Gender And Age Differences In Hostility awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co-Principal Investigator). 1990 to 1996

Biobehavioral Factors In Coronary Heart Disease awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co-Principal Investigator). 1994 to 1996

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