Chris Engeland

Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health and Nursing

Chris Engeland

Research Summary

How stress, age, gender, and hormones affect inflammation / health. Biomarker feasibility for predicting health outcomes.

Huck Affiliations

Publication Tags

Inflammation Depression African Americans Psychology Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A Biomarkers Health Social Support Premature Birth Micrornas Racism Rats Lipopolysaccharides Cytokines Evidence Gender Loneliness Interleukin 6 Hydrocortisone Saliva Interleukin 1 Genes Anti Inflammatory Agents Psychological Distress Wounds And Injuries

Most Recent Papers

Interactive effects of age and inflammation on change in ecologically-assessed cognitive functioning

Christopher Engeland, The Gerontological Society of America [GSA]

Corticosteroid modulation of oral mucosal wound healing.

Christopher Engeland, PT Marucha, Psychosomatic Medicine

Inflammatory biomarkers and sex hormones interact to predict ecologically-assessed cognitive performance

Christopher Engeland, GSA

Depressive symptoms and other negative psychological states relate to ex vivo inflammatory responses differently for men and women: Cross-sectional and longitudinal evidence

Erik L. Knight, Marzieh Majd, Jennifer E. Graham-Engeland, Joshua M. Smyth, Martin J. Sliwinski, Christopher G. Engeland, 2022, Physiology and Behavior

The Association Between Loneliness and Inflammation: Findings From an Older Adult Sample

Karina Van Bogart, Christopher G. Engeland, Martin J. Sliwinski, Karra D. Harrington, Erik L. Knight, Ruixue Zhaoyang, Stacey B. Scott, Jennifer E. Graham-Engeland, 2022, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience

Diminished cellular immunity is associated with executive functioning among middle-aged and elderly adults

KW Murdock, RP Stowe, Christopher Engeland, 2022, Psychosomatic Medicine

The longitudinal connection between depressive symptoms and inflammation: Mediation by sleep quality.

S Song, NN DeMeo, DM Almeida, M Majid, Christopher Engeland, JE Graham-Engeland, 2022,

Neighborhoods, Racism, Stress, and Preterm Birth Among African American Women

C. Giurgescu, D. P. Misra, J. C. Slaughter-Acey, S. L. Gillespie, A. L. Nowak, E. Dove-Medows, C. G. Engeland, S. N. Zenk, T. A. Lydic, S. Sealy-Jefferson, J. Ford, S. Drury, P. Stemmer, 2022, Western Journal of Nursing Research on p. 101-110

Perceived stress is linked to heightened biomarkers of inflammation via diurnal cortisol in a national sample of adults

Erik L. Knight, Yanping Jiang, Jacqueline Rodriguez-Stanley, David M. Almeida, Christopher G. Engeland, Samuele Zilioli, 2021, Brain, Behavior, and Immunity on p. 206-213

Ex vivo LPS-stimulated cytokine production is associated with cortisol curves in response to acute psychosocial stress

K Davis, Christopher Engeland, K Murdock, 2021, Psychoneuroendocrinology

Most-Cited Papers

Salivary markers of inflammation in response to acute stress

Danica C. Slavish, Jennifer E. Graham-Engeland, Joshua M. Smyth, Christopher G. Engeland, 2015, Brain, Behavior, and Immunity on p. 253-269

The Effects of Stress on Cognitive Aging, Physiology and Emotion (ESCAPE) Project

Stacey B. Scott, Jennifer E. Graham-Engeland, Christopher G. Engeland, Joshua M. Smyth, David M. Almeida, Mindy J. Katz, Richard B. Lipton, Jacqueline A. Mogle, Elizabeth Munoz, Nilam Ram, Martin J. Sliwinski, 2015, BMC Psychiatry on p. 146-160

Inflammation and the dimensions of depression

Marzieh Majd, Erika F.H. Saunders, Christopher G. Engeland, 2019, Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology

Psychological distress and salivary secretory immunity

C. G. Engeland, F. N. Hugo, J. B. Hilgert, G. G. Nascimento, R. Junges, H. J. Lim, P. T. Marucha, J. A. Bosch, 2016, Brain, Behavior, and Immunity on p. 11-17

The Impact of Neighborhood Environment, Social Support, andAvoidance Coping on Depressive Symptoms of Pregnant African-American Women

Carmen Giurgescu, Shannon N. Zenk, Thomas N. Templin, Christopher G. Engeland, Barbara L. Dancy, Chang Gi Park, Karen Kavanaugh, William Dieber, Dawn P. Misra, 2015, Women's Health Issues on p. 294-302

The anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, and protective effect of S100A8 in endotoxemic mice.

Ying Sun, Yu Lu, Christopher G. Engeland, Sara C. Gordon, Herve Y. Sroussi, 2013, Immunochemistry on p. 443-9

Racial discrimination predicts greater systemic inflammation in pregnant African American women

Carmen Giurgescu, Christopher G. Engeland, Thomas N. Templin, Shannon N. Zenk, Mary Dawn Koenig, Lindsey Garfield, 2016, Applied Nursing Research on p. 98-103

Distinct inflammatory response patterns are evident among men and women with higher depressive symptoms

Marzieh Majd, Jennifer E. Graham-Engeland, Joshua M. Smyth, Martin J. Sliwinski, Richard B. Lipton, Mindy J. Katz, Christopher G. Engeland, 2018, Physiology and Behavior on p. 108-115

Social Isolation Impairs Oral Palatal Wound Healing in Sprague-Dawley Rats

Linglan Yang, Christopher G. Engeland, Bin Cheng, 2013, PLoS One

Relationships among psychosocial factors, biomarkers, preeclampsia, and preterm birth in African American women

Carmen Giurgescu, Natthananporn Sanguanklin, Christopher G. Engeland, Rosemary C. White-Traut, Chang Park, Herbert L. Mathews, Linda Witek Janusek, 2015, Applied Nursing Research on p. e1-e6