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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Poon, LW, Woodard, JL, Stephen Miller, L, Green, R, Gearing, M, Davey, A, Arnold, J, Martin, P, Siegler, IC, Nahapetyan, L, Kim, YS, and Markesbery, W. "Understanding dementia prevalence among centenarians." The Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 67.4 (April 2012): 358-365. Full Text

Davey, A, Lele, U, Elias, MF, Dore, GA, Siegler, IC, Johnson, MA, Hausman, DB, Tenover, JL, Poon, LW, and Georgia Centenarian Study, . "Diabetes mellitus in centenarians." J Am Geriatr Soc 60.3 (March 2012): 468-473. Full Text

Brummett, BH, Babyak, MB, Siegler, IC, Surwit, R, Georgiades, A, Boyle, SH, and Williams, RB. "Systolic blood pressure and adiposity: examination by race and gender in a nationally representative sample of young adults." Am J Hypertens 25.2 (February 2012): 140-144. Full Text

Brummett, BH, Kuhn, CM, Boyle, SH, Babyak, MA, Siegler, IC, and Williams, RB. "Cortisol responses to emotional stress in men: association with a functional polymorphism in the 5HTR2C gene." Biological Psychology 89.1 (January 2012): 94-98. Full Text

Hensley, B, Martin, P, Margrett, JA, MacDonald, M, Siegler, IC, Poon, LW, Jazwinski, SM, Green, RC, Gearing, M, Woodard, JL, Johnson, MA, Tenover, JS, Rodgers, WL, Hausman, DB, Rott, C, Davey, A, and Arnold, J. "Life events and personality predicting loneliness among centenarians: findings from the Georgia Centenarian Study." The Journal of Psychology 146.1-2 (January 2012): 173-188. Full Text

Hensley, B, Martin, P, Margrett, JA, MacDonald, M, Siegler, IC, Poon, LW, Jazwinski, SM, Green, RC, Gearing, M, Woodard, JL, Johnson, MA, Tenover, JS, Rodgers, WL, Hausman, DB, Rott, C, Davey, A, and Arnold, J. "Life events and personality predicting loneliness among centenarians: findings from the Georgia Centenarian Study." The Journal of psychology 146.1-2 (2012): 173-188.

Brummett, BH, Babyak, MA, Siegler, IC, Shanahan, M, Harris, KM, Elder, GH, and Williams, RB. "Systolic blood pressure, socioeconomic status, and biobehavioral risk factors in a nationally representative US young adult sample." Hypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979) 58.2 (August 2011): 161-166. Full Text

Barefoot, JC, Brummett, BH, Williams, RB, Siegler, IC, Helms, MJ, Boyle, SH, Clapp-Channing, NE, and Mark, DB. "Recovery expectations and long-term prognosis of patients with coronary heart disease." Archives of Internal Medicine 171.10 (May 2011): 929-935. Full Text

Brummett, BH, Siegler, IC, Ashley-Koch, A, and Williams, RB. "Effects of 5HTTLPR on cardiovascular response to an emotional stressor." Psychosomatic Medicine 73.4 (May 2011): 318-322. Full Text

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