Christine Dunkel Schetter, Ph.D.

Titles

Chair, Health Psychology

Professor, Psychology

Social Psychology

Member, CTSI

Contact Information

Email
dunkel@psych.ucla.edu
Phone
Work Phone Number: (310) 206-8116
Address

Office Address:

UCLA Psych-Hlth, Soc
502 Portola Plaza
BOX 951563, 5617 Franz Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES

Biography

Publications

A selected list of publications:

Pietromonaco Paula R, Uchino Bert, Dunkel Schetter Christine   Close relationship processes and health: Implications of attachment theory for health and disease Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association, 2013; 32(5): 499-513.
Hilmert Clayton J, Dominguez Tyan Parker, Schetter Christine Dunkel, Srinivas Sindhu K, Glynn Laura M, Hobel Calvin J, Sandman Curt A   Lifetime Racism and Blood Pressure Changes During Pregnancy: Implications for Fetal Growth Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association, 2013; 32(5): .
Dunkel Schetter Christine, Tanner Lynlee   Anxiety, depression and stress in pregnancy: implications for mothers, children, research, and practice Current opinion in psychiatry, 2012; 25(2): 141-8.
Robles Theodore F, Brooks Kathryn P, Kane Heidi S, Schetter Christine Dunkel   Attachment, skin deep? Relationships between adult attachment and skin barrier recovery International journal of psychophysiology : official journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology, 2012; 26(3): .
Stapleton Lynlee R Tanner, Schetter Christine Dunkel, Westling Erika, Rini Christine, Glynn Laura M, Hobel Calvin J, Sandman Curt A   Perceived partner support in pregnancy predicts lower maternal and infant distress Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43), 2012; 26(3): 453-63.
Rini Christine, Redd William H, Austin Jane, Mosher Catherine E, Meschian Yeraz Markarian, Isola Luis, Scigliano Eileen, Moskowitz Craig H, Papadopoulos Esperanza, Labay Larissa E, Rowley Scott, Burkhalter Jack E, Schetter Christine Dunkel, Duhamel Katherine N   Effectiveness of partner social support predicts enduring psychological distress after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 2011; 79(1): 64-74.
Okun Michele L, Schetter Christine Dunkel, Glynn Laura M   Poor sleep quality is associated with preterm birth Sleep, 2011; 34(11): 1493-8.
Dunkel Schetter Christine   Psychological science on pregnancy: stress processes, biopsychosocial models, and emerging research issues Annual review of psychology, 2011; 62(1): 531-58.
Abdou Cleopatra M, Dunkel Schetter Christine, Campos Belinda, Hilmert Clayton J, Dominguez Tyan Parker, Hobel Calvin J, Glynn Laura M, Sandman Curt   Communalism predicts prenatal affect, stress, and physiology better than ethnicity and socioeconomic status Cultural diversity & ethnic minority psychology, 2010; 16(3): 395-403.
Abdou Cleopatra M, Schetter Christine Dunkel, Jones Felica, Roubinov Danielle, Tsai Sid, Jones Loretta, Lu Michael, Hobel Calvin   Community perspectives: mixed-methods investigation of culture, stress, resilience, and health Ethnicity & disease, 2010; 20(1 Suppl 2): S2-41-8.
Ghosh Jo Kay C, Wilhelm Michelle H, Dunkel-Schetter Christine, Lombardi Christina A, Ritz Beate R   Paternal support and preterm birth, and the moderation of effects of chronic stress: a study in Los Angeles county mothers Archives of women's mental health, 2010; 13(4): 327-38.
Yim Ilona S, Glynn Laura M, Schetter Christine Dunkel, Hobel Calvin J, Chicz-Demet Aleksandra, Sandman Curt A   Prenatal beta-endorphin as an early predictor of postpartum depressive symptoms in euthymic women Journal of affective disorders, 2010; 125(1-3): 128-33.
Yim Ilona S, Glynn Laura M, Dunkel-Schetter Christine, Hobel Calvin J, Chicz-DeMet Aleksandra, Sandman Curt A   Risk of postpartum depressive symptoms with elevated corticotropin-releasing hormone in human pregnancy Archives of general psychiatry, 2009; 66(2): 162-9.
Wong Lauren H, Rooyen Heidi Van, Modiba Precious, Richter Linda, Gray Glenda, McIntyre James A, Schetter Christine Dunkel, Coates Thomas   Test and tell: correlates and consequences of testing and disclosure of HIV status in South Africa (HPTN 043 Project Accept) Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999), 2009; 50(2): 215-22.
Campos Belinda, Schetter Christine Dunkel, Abdou Cleopatra M, Hobel Calvin J, Glynn Laura M, Sandman Curt A   Familialism, social support, and stress: positive implications for pregnant Latinas Cultural diversity & ethnic minority psychology, 2008; 14(2): 155-62.
Glynn Laura M, Schetter Christine Dunkel, Hobel Calvin J, Sandman Curt A   Pattern of perceived stress and anxiety in pregnancy predicts preterm birth Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association, 2008; 27(1): 43-51.
Dominguez Tyan Parker, Dunkel-Schetter Christine, Glynn Laura M, Hobel Calvin, Sandman Curt A   Racial differences in birth outcomes: the role of general, pregnancy, and racism stress Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association, 2008; 27(2): 194-203.
Hilmert Clayton J, Schetter Christine Dunkel, Dominguez Tyan Parker, Abdou Cleopatra, Hobel Calvin J, Glynn Laura, Sandman Curt   Stress and blood pressure during pregnancy: racial differences and associations with birthweight Psychosomatic medicine, 2008; 70(1): 57-64.
Ellman Lauren M, Schetter Christine Dunkel, Hobel Calvin J, Chicz-Demet Aleksandra, Glynn Laura M, Sandman Curt A   Timing of fetal exposure to stress hormones: effects on newborn physical and neuromuscular maturation Developmental psychobiology, 2008; 50(3): 232-41.
Glynn Laura M, Schetter Christine Dunkel, Chicz-DeMet Aleksandra, Hobel Calvin J, Sandman Curt A   Ethnic differences in adrenocorticotropic hormone, cortisol and corticotropin-releasing hormone during pregnancy Peptides, 2007; 28(6): 1155-61.
Glynn Laura M, Davis Elysia Poggi, Schetter Christine Dunkel, Chicz-Demet Aleksandra, Hobel Calvin J, Sandman Curt A   Postnatal maternal cortisol levels predict temperament in healthy breastfed infants Early human development, 2007; 83(10): 675-81.
Davis Elysia Poggi, Glynn Laura M, Schetter Christine Dunkel, Hobel Calvin, Chicz-Demet Aleksandra, Sandman Curt A   Prenatal exposure to maternal depression and cortisol influences infant temperament Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2007; 46(6): 737-46.
Sandman Curt A, Glynn Laura, Schetter Christine Dunkel, Wadhwa Pathik, Garite Thomas, Chicz-DeMet Aleksandra, Hobel Calvin   Elevated maternal cortisol early in pregnancy predicts third trimester levels of placental corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH): priming the placental clock Peptides, 2006; 27(6): 1457-63.
Davis Elysia Poggi, Glynn Laura M, Dunkel Schetter Christine, Hobel Calvin, Chicz-Demet Aleksandra, Sandman Curt A   Corticotropin-releasing hormone during pregnancy is associated with infant temperament Developmental neuroscience, 2005; 27(5): 299-305.
Lu Qian, Lu Michael C, Schetter Christine Dunkel   Learning from success and failure in psychosocial intervention: an evaluation of low birth weight prevention trials Journal of health psychology, 2005; 10(2): 185-95.
Dominguez Tyan Parker, Schetter Christine Dunkel, Mancuso Roberta, Rini Christine M, Hobel Calvin   Stress in African American pregnancies: testing the roles of various stress concepts in prediction of birth outcomes Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, 2005; 29(1): 12-21.
Mancuso Roberta A, Schetter Christine Dunkel, Rini Christine M, Roesch Scott C, Hobel Calvin J   Maternal prenatal anxiety and corticotropin-releasing hormone associated with timing of delivery Psychosomatic medicine, 2004; 66(5): 762-9.
Wadhwa Pathik D, Garite Thomas J, Porto Manuel, Glynn Laura, Chicz-DeMet Aleksandra, Dunkel-Schetter Christine, Sandman Curt A   Placental corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), spontaneous preterm birth, and fetal growth restriction: a prospective investigation American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 2004; 191(4): 1063-9.
Glynn Laura M, Schetter Christine Dunkel, Wadhwa Pathik D, Sandman Curt A   Pregnancy affects appraisal of negative life events Journal of psychosomatic research, 2004; 56(1): 47-52.
Pasch Lauri A, Dunkel-Schetter Christine, Christensen Andrew   Differences between husbands' and wives' approach to infertility affect marital communication and adjustment Fertility and sterility, 2002; 77(6): 1241-7.
Feldman P J, Dunkel-Schetter C, Sandman C A, Wadhwa P D   Maternal social support predicts birth weight and fetal growth in human pregnancy Psychosomatic medicine, 2000; 62(5): 715-25.
Sagrestano L M, Feldman P, Rini C K, Woo G, Dunkel-Schetter C   Ethnicity and social support during pregnancy American journal of community psychology, 1999; 27(6): 869-98.
Rini C K, Dunkel-Schetter C, Wadhwa P D, Sandman C A   Psychological adaptation and birth outcomes: the role of personal resources, stress, and sociocultural context in pregnancy Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association, 1999; 18(4): 333-45.