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Susan Lutgendorf

Susan Lutgendorf
Starch Faculty Fellow
Ph.D., University of Miami, 1994
212 STH
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Research Interests

Psychoneuroimmunology, Biobehavioral mechanisms in Cancer, Aging, and Inflammatory Diseases, Behavioral Medicine Interventions and Immune Function, Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Approaches in Behavioral Medicine (e.g., Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and Biofield Therapies), Adjustment to Chronic Illness

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Representative Publications

Armer, J. S., Clevenger, L., Davis, L. Z., Cuneo, M., Thaker, P. H., Goodheart, M. J., Bender, D.P., Dahmoush, L., Sood, A.K., Cole, S.W., Slavich, G.M., Lutgendorf, S. K. (2018). Life Stress as a Risk Factor for Sustained Anxiety and Cortisol Dysregulation During the First Year of Survivorship in Ovarian Cancer. Cancer. doi: 10.1002/cncr.31570 (student publication)

Lutgendorf, S.K., Thaker, P.H., Arevalo, J.A., Goodheart, M.J., Slavich, G.M., Sood, A.K., Cole, S.W. (2018). Biobehavioral Modulation of the Exosome Transcriptome in Ovarian Carcinoma. Cancer, 124, 580-586.  doi: 10.1002/cncr.31078

Kinner E.M., Armer J.S., McGregor B.A., Duffecy J., Leighton S., Corden M.E., Gauthier Mullady J., Penedo F.J., Lutgendorf SK. (2018) Internet-Based Group Intervention for Ovarian Cancer Survivors: Feasibility and Preliminary Results.  JMIR Cancer. 4(1):e1. doi: 10.2196/cancer.8430. (student publication).

Valdimarsdottir, H.B., Mariana G. Figuero, M.G., Holden, W., Lutgendorf, S.K., Chen, J., Hoffman-Peterson, A., Granski, J., Prescott, N., Vega, A., Stern, N., Winkel, G., Redd, W.H. (2018). Programmed Environmental Illumination during Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation Hospitalization for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma Reduces Severity of Depression: A Preliminary Randomized Controlled Trial. Cancer Medicine

Cuneo, M.G.,   Schrepf A., Slavich G.M., Thaker P.H., Goodheart M., Bender D., Cole, S.W., Sood, A., Lutgendorf, S.K.  (2017) Neuroendocrine Dynamics in Five-Year Survivors of Ovarian Cancer. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 84, 139-42, doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2017.06.019 

Nagaraja, A. S., Dood, R. L., Armaiz-Pena, G., Kang, Y., Wu, S. Y., Allen, J. K., . . . Lutgendorf, S.K., Cole, S.W.,  Sood, A. K. (2017). Adrenergic-mediated increases in INHBA drive CAF phenotype and collagens. JCI Insight, 2, doi:10.1172/jci.insight.93076**

Lutgendorf, S.K., Shinn, E., Carter, J., Leighton, S., Baggerly, K., Guindani, M., Fellman, B., Matzo, M., Goodman, M.T., Tew, W., Lester, J., Moore, K.N.,  Karlan, B.Y., Levine, D.A., Sood, A. (2017) Quality of Life in  Long Term Survivors of Advanced-Stage Ovarian Cancer. Gynecologic Oncology,146, 101-108,   doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2017.05.008

Antoni, M.H., Bouchard, L.C., Jacobs, J.M., Lechner, S.C., Jutagir, D.R., Gudenkauf, L.M., Carver, C.S., Lutgendorf, S., Cole, S.W., Lippman, M., & Blomberg, B.B. (2016).  Stress management, leukocyte transcriptional changes and breast cancer recurrence in a randomized trial: An exploratory analysis. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 74:269-277. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.09.012.**

Muehsam, D., Lutgendorf, S., Mills, P.J., Rickhi B., Chevalier, G., Bat N., Chopra, D., Gurfein, B. (2017). The embodied mind: A review on functional genomic and neurological correlates of mind-body therapies. Neuroscience Biobehavioral Reviews, 73:165-181. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2016.12.027

Schrepf, A., O’Donnell, M.A., Luo, Y., Bradley, C.S., Kreder, K.J., Lutgendorf, S.K. (2016). Inflammation and Symptom Change in Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain Research Network Study Urology, 90:56-61. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2015.12.040

Cole, S.W., Nagaraja, A.S., Lutgendorf, S.K., McDonald, P.G., Sood, A.K. (2015). Sympathetic Nervous System Regulation of the Tumor Microenvironment. Nature Reviews Cancer. 15(9), 563-72. doi: 10.1038/nrc3978.

Davis, L.,  Slavich, G.M., Thaker, P.H.,  Goodheart, M.J., Bender D., Dahmoush, L., Farley, D., Markon, K.E., Penedo, F.J., Lubaroff, D.M., Cole, S.W., Sood, A.K., Lutgendorf, S.K. (2015). Eudaimonic Well-Being is Associated with Lower Tumor Norepinephrine in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Patients. Cancer, 121(19):3543-50. doi: 10.1002/cncr.29516.


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