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 Hydrocortisone Psychiatry Oxytocin Mothers Parenting Exposure To Violence Schizophrenia Erosion Depression Oxytocin Receptors Feasibility Studies Dna Exercise Test Longitudinal Studies Research Interleukin 6 Cytokines Research Design Biomarkers Longevity

Most Recent Papers

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.

L Etzel, W Hastings, B Mattern, M Oxford, C Heim, F Putnam, Jennie Noll, I Shalev, 2020, Psychoneuroendocrinology on p. 104781

Biological embedding of maternal postpartum depressive symptoms

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

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

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

Comparability of biological aging measures in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Study, 1999–2002

Waylon J. Hastings, Idan Shalev, Daniel W. Belsky, 2019, Psychoneuroendocrinology on p. 171-178

Sex-specific effect of intranasal vasopressin, but not oxytocin, on emotional recognition and perception in schizophrenia patients

Boaz Bloch, Raz Levin, Limor Vadas, Idan Shalev, Salomon Israel, Florina Uzefovsky, Roni Granot, Rachel Bachner-Melman, Alon Reshef, Richard P. Ebstein, Ilana Kremer, 2019, Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences on p. 21-25

Neuroendocrine stress response is moderated by sex and sex hormone receptor polymorphisms

W. J. Hastings, Anne-Marie Chang, R. P. Ebstein, Idan Shalev, 2018, Hormones and Behavior on p. 74-80


Songfa Zhong, Idan Shalev, David Koh, Richard P. Ebstein, Soo Hong Chew, 2018, International Economic Review on p. 1263-1281

The Biology of Early Life Stress: Understanding Child Maltreatment and Trauma

J Noll, Idan Shalev, 2018,

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

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

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

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

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

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