Idan Shalev

Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health

Idan Shalev

Research Summary

Interdisciplinary approach to identify mechanisms underpinning the biological embedding of stress across the lifespan with a special focus on biological aging.

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Publication Tags

Telomere Health Child Gene Expression Genes Erosion Psychiatry Mothers Exposure To Violence Parenting Oxytocin Receptors Feasibility Studies Depression Dna Mental Disorders Exercise Test Longitudinal Studies Research Cytokines Interleukin 6 Research Design Hydrocortisone Wounds And Injuries Dna Methylation Biomarkers

Most Recent Papers

Conceptual and Analytical Overlap Between Allostatic Load and Systemic Biological Aging Measures

Waylon J. Hastings, David Almeida, Idan Shalev, 2022, Journals of Gerontology - Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences on p. 1179-1188

Comparing qPCR and DNA methylation-based measurements of telomere length in a high-risk pediatric cohort

Waylon J. Hastings, Laura Etzel, Christine M. Heim, Jennie G. Noll, Emma J. Rose, Hannah M.C. Schreier, Chad E. Shenk, Xin Tang, Idan Shalev, 2022, Aging on p. 660-677

Social evaluation under stress: Does acute stress affect social attributions and eye gaze?

Hagar Azulay, Nitzan Guy, Idan Shalev, Yoni Pertzov, Salomon Israel, 2021, Comprehensive Psychoneuroendocrinology

Impact of Amplification Efficiency Approaches on Telomere Length Measurement via Quantitative-Polymerase Chain Reaction

Waylon J. Hastings, Dan T.A. Eisenberg, Idan Shalev, 2021, Frontiers in Genetics

Assembling a cohort for in-depth, longitudinal assessments of the biological embedding of child maltreatment: Methods, complexities, and lessons learned

Hannah M.C. Schreier, Christine M. Heim, Emma J. Rose, Idan Shalev, Chad E. Shenk, Jennie G. Noll, 2021, Development and Psychopathology on p. 394-408

Internalizing symptoms associate with the pace of epigenetic aging in childhood

Marieke S. Tollenaar, Roseriet Beijers, Elika Garg, T. T.Thao Nguyen, David T.S. Lin, Julia L. MacIsaac, Idan Shalev, Michael S. Kobor, Michael J. Meaney, Kieran J. O'Donnell, Carolina de Weerth, 2021, Biological Psychology

Intergenerational transmission of childhood trauma? Testing cellular aging in mothers exposed to sexual abuse and their children.

Laura Etzel, Waylon J. Hastings, Brooke C. Mattern, Monica L. Oxford, Christine Heim, Frank W. Putnam, Jennie G. Noll, Idan Shalev, 2020, Psychoneuroendocrinology on p. 104781

Testing three hypotheses about effects of sensitive-insensitive parenting on telomeres

Roseriet Beijers, Sarah Hartman, Idan Shalev, Waylon Hastings, Brooke C. Mattern, Carolina de Weerth, Jay Belsky, 2020, Developmental Psychology on p. 237-250

Biological embedding of maternal postpartum depressive symptoms

Roseriet Beijers, Daria Daehn, Idan Shalev, Jay Belsky, Carolina de Weerth, 2020, Biological Psychology

Investigating the impact of early-life adversity on physiological, immune, and gene expression responses to acute stress: A pilot feasibility study

Idan Shalev, Waylon J. Hastings, Laura Etzel, Salomon Israel, Michael A. Russell, Kelsie A. Hendrick, Megan Zinobile, Sue Rutherford Siegel, 2020, PLoS One

Most-Cited Papers

The p factor

Avshalom Caspi, Renate M. Houts, Daniel W. Belsky, Sidra J. Goldman-Mellor, Honalee Harrington, Salomon Israel, Madeline H. Meier, Sandhya Ramrakha, Idan Shalev, Richie Poulton, Terrie E. Moffitt, 2014, Clinical Psychological Science on p. 119-137

Exposure to violence during childhood is associated with telomere erosion from 5 to 10 years of age

I. Shalev, T. E. Moffitt, K. Sugden, B. Williams, R. M. Houts, A. Danese, J. Mill, L. Arseneault, A. Caspi, 2013, Molecular Psychiatry on p. 576-581

Sensitive parenting is associated with plasma oxytocin and polymorphisms in the OXTR and CD38 genes

Ruth Feldman, Orna Zagoory-Sharon, Omri Weisman, Inna Schneiderman, Ilanit Gordon, Rina Maoz, Idan Shalev, Richard P. Ebstein, 2012, Biological Psychiatry on p. 175-181

Stress and telomere biology

Idan Shalev, Sonja Entringer, Pathik D. Wadhwa, Owen M. Wolkowitz, Eli Puterman, Jue Lin, Elissa S. Epel, 2013, Psychoneuroendocrinology on p. 1835-1842

Childhood exposure to violence and lifelong health

Terrie E. Moffitt, Louise Arseneault, Andrea Danese, Helen Fisher, Jonathan Mill, Carmine Pariante, Don Baucom, Avshalom Caspi, Edith Chen, Gregory Miller, Kurt Halweg, Ann Katrin Job, Nina Heinrichs, Barbara Heiniger Haldimann, Mariann Grawe-Gerber, Misa Kuper-Yamanaka, Matt Sanders, Idan Shalev, Susanne Walitza, 2013, Development and Psychopathology on p. 1619-1634

Internalizing disorders and leukocyte telomere erosion

I. Shalev, T. E. Moffitt, A. W. Braithwaite, A. Danese, N. I. Fleming, S. Goldman-Mellor, H. L. Harrington, R. M. Houts, S. Israel, R. Poulton, S. P. Robertson, K. Sugden, B. Williams, A. Caspi, 2014, Molecular Psychiatry on p. 1163-1170

Early life stress and telomere length

Idan Shalev, 2012, BioEssays on p. 943-952

Oxytocin receptor and vasopressin receptor 1a genes are respectively associated with emotional and cognitive empathy

F. Uzefovsky, I. Shalev, S. Israel, S. Edelman, Y. Raz, D. Mankuta, A. Knafo-Noam, R. P. Ebstein, 2015, Hormones and Behavior on p. 60-65

Change in the rate of biological aging in response to caloric restriction

Daniel W. Belsky, Kim M. Huffman, Carl F. Pieper, Idan Shalev, William E. Kraus, Rozalyn Anderson, 2018, Journals of Gerontology - Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences on p. 4-10

Microvascular abnormality in schizophrenia as shown by retinal imaging

Madeline H. Meier, Idan Shalev, Terrie E. Moffitt, Shitij Kapur, Richard S.E. Keefe, Tien Y. Wong, Daniel W. Belsky, Hona Lee Harrington, Sean Hogan, Renate Houts, Avshalom Caspi, Richie Poulton, 2013, American Journal of Psychiatry on p. 1451-1459