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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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 23.6 (January 1, 2015): 854-862. Full Text

Rahman-Filipiak, A, Woodard, JL, Miller, LS, Martin, P, Davey, A, Poon, LW, and Georgia Centenarian Study, . "Octogenarian and centenarian performance on the Fuld Object Memory Evaluation." Neuropsychology, development, and cognition. Section B, Aging, neuropsychology and cognition 22.4 (January 2015): 438-451. 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 49.1 (2015): 49-57. Full Text

Brummett, BH, Babyak, MA, Kuhn, CM, Siegler, IC, and Williams, RB. "A functional polymorphism in the HTR2C gene associated with stress responses: a validation study." Biological psychology 103 (December 2014): 317-321. Full Text

Costa, PT, Weiss, A, Duberstein, PR, Friedman, B, and Siegler, IC. "Personality facets and all-cause mortality among Medicare patients aged 66 to 102 years: a follow-on study of Weiss and Costa (2005)." Psychosomatic Medicine 76.5 (June 2014): 370-378. Full Text

Ogle, CM, Rubin, DC, and Siegler, IC. "Cumulative exposure to traumatic events in older adults." Aging and Mental Health 18.3 (April 3, 2014): 316-325. Full Text

Ogle, CM, Rubin, DC, and Siegler, IC. "Changes in neuroticism following trauma exposure." Journal of Personality 82.2 (April 1, 2014): 93-102. Full Text

Ogle, CM, Rubin, DC, and Siegler, IC. "Changes in neuroticism following trauma exposure." Journal of Personality 82.2 (April 2014): 93-102. Full Text Open Access Copy

Martin, P, Jazwinski, SM, Davey, A, Green, RC, Macdonald, M, Margrett, JA, Siegler, IC, Arnold, J, Woodard, JL, Johnson, MA, Kim, S, Dai, J, Li, L, Batzer, MA, Poon, LW, and For The Georgia Centenarian Study, . "APOE ϵ4, rated life experiences, and affect among centenarians." Aging Ment Health 18.2 (March 2014): 240-247. Full Text

Martin, P, Jazwinski, SM, Davey, A, Green, RC, Macdonald, M, Margrett, JA, Siegler, IC, Arnold, J, Woodard, JL, Johnson, MA, Kim, S, Dai, J, Li, L, Batzer, MA, and Poon, LW. "APOE ε4, rated life experiences, and affect among centenarians." Aging and Mental Health 18.2 (February 17, 2014): 240-247. Full Text

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Selected Grants

Biobehaviorial Factors In Coronary Heart Disease awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co-Principal Investigator). 1993 to 1996

Gender And Age Differences In Hostility awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1993 to 1995

Behavior And Physiology In Aging awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1986 to 1989

Adult Human Development And Adaptation awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1985 to 1986

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