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Allen, M.T., Matthews, K.A., & Kenyon, K.L.  (2000). The relationships of resting baroreflex sensitivity, heart rate variability and measures of impulse control in children and adolescents.  International Journal of Psychophysiology, 37, 185-194.  International Journal of Psychophysiology

Salomon, K., Matthews, K.A., & Allen, M. T. (2000). Patterns of sympathetic and parasympathetic reactivity in a sample of children and adolescents. Psychophysiology, 17, 842-849. Psychophysiology archives

Chen, E., & Matthews, K.A.  (2001). Cognitive appraisal biases: An approach to understanding the relationship between socioeconomic status and cardiovascular reactivity in children.  Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 23, 101-111. Article

Chen, E., Matthews, K.A., Salomon, K., & Ewart, C.K.  (2002). Cardiovascular reactivity during social and nonsocial stressors:  Do children’s personal goals and expressive skills matter?  Health Psychology, 21, 16-24.   2002 American Psychological Association.

Ewart, C.K., Jorgensen, R.S., Suchday, S., Chen, E., & Matthews, K.A.  (2002).  Measuring stress resilience and coping in vulnerable youth:  The social competence interview.  Psychological Assessment, 14, 339-352.   2002 American Psychological Association.

Matthews, K.A., Salomon, K., Kenyon, K., & Allen, M.T.  (2002).  Stability of children’s and adolescents’ hemodynamic responses to psychological challenge:  A 3-year longitudinal study of a multiethnic cohort of boys and girls.  Psychophysiology39, 826-834.  Article

Brady, S.S., & Matthews, K.A. (2002).  The influence of socioeconomic status and ethnicity on adolescents’ exposure to stressful life events.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 27, 575-583.   2002 Oxford Journals.

Chen, E., & Matthews, K.A.  (2003).  Development of the cognitive appraisal and understanding of social events (CAUSE) videos:  Application to explaining the link between socioeconomic status and cardiovascular reactivity in older adolescents.  Health Psychology, 22, 106-110.  2003 American Psychological Association.

Matthews, K.A., Salomon, K., Brady, S.S., & Allen, M.T. (2003).  Cardiovascular reactivity to stress predicts future blood pressure in adolescence.  Psychosomatic Medicine, 65, 410-415.  Article

Räikkönen, K., Matthews, K.A., & Salomon, K.  (2003). Hostility predicts metabolic syndrome risk factors in children and adolescents.  Health Psychology, 22, 279-286.  2003  American Psychological Association.

Troxel, W.M., & Matthews, K.A. (2004).  What are the costs of marital conflict and dissolution to children's physical health?  Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 7, 29-57.  Article

Chen, E., Langer, D.A., Raphaelson, Y.E., & Matthews, K.A.  (2004).  Socioeconomic status and health in adolescents:  The role of stress interpretations.  Child Development, 75, 1039-1052.  Article

Matthews, K.A.  (2005).  Psychological perspectives on the development of coronary heart disease.  American Psychologist, 60, 780-796. Abstract

Salomon, K.  (2005).  Testing the brakes on an adaptive reactivity hypothesis: Cardiac vagal reactivity predicts future resting vagal tone in a pediatric sample.  Health Psychology, 24, 68-76.  2005  American Psychological Association.

Matthews, K.A., Salomon, K., Kenyon, K., & Zhou, F. (2005). Unfair treatment, discrimination, and ambulatory blood pressure in black and white adolescents. Health Psychology24, 258-265. 2005  American Psychological Association.

Goldbacher, E. M., Matthews, K. A., & Salomon, K.  (2005).  Central adiposity is associated with cardiovascular reactivity to stress in adolescents.  Health Psychology.    2005 American Psychological Association.

Brady, S.S., & Matthews, K.A.  (2006).  Chronic stress influences ambulatory blood pressure in adolescents.  Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 31, 80-88.  Article

Gallo, L.C., & Matthews, K.A.  (2006).  Adolescents’ attachment orientation influences ambulatory blood pressure responses to every day social interactions.  Psychosomatic Medicine, 68, 253-261.  Article

Brady, S.S. & Matthews, K.A.  (2006).  Effects of media violence on health-related outcomes among young men.  Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 160, 341-347.  Article

Chen, E., Martin, A.D., & Matthews, K.A.  (2006).  Understanding health disparities:  The role of race and socioeconomic status in children’s health.  American Journal of Public Health, 96, 702-708.  Article

Heinonen, K., Raikkonen, K., & Matthews, K.A., Scheier, M., Raitakari, O.T., Pulkki, L., Keltikangas-Järvinen, L.  (2006).  Socioeconomic status in childhood and adulthood: Associations with dispositional optimism and pessimism over a 21-year follow-up.  Journal of Personality, 74, 1111-1126.  Article

McGrath, J. J., Matthews, K. A., & Brady, S. S.  (2006).  Individual versus neighborhood socioeconomic status and race as predictors of adolescent ambulatory blood pressure and heart rate.  Social Science and Medicine, 63, 1442-1453.  Article

Chen, E., Matthews, K. A., & Zhou, F.  (2007).  Interpretations of ambiguous social situations and cardiovascular responses in adolescents.  Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 34, 26-36.  Article

Goldbacher, E.M., & Matthews, K.A. (2007).  Are psychological characteristics related to risk of the metabolic syndrome?  Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 34, 240-252.  Article

Chen, E., Martin, A. D., & Matthews, K. A. (2007).  Trajectories of socioeconomic status across children’s lifetimes predict health.  Pediatrics, 120, 297-303.  Article

Raikkonen, K., & Matthews, K.A.  (2008). Do dispositional pessimism and optimism predict ambulatory blood pressure during schooldays and nights in adolescents?  Journal of Personality, 76, 605-630.  Article

Thurston, R.C., & Matthews, K.A. (2009). Racial and socioeconomic disparities in arterial stiffness and intima media thickness among adolescents. Social Science & Medicine, 68, 807-813.

Midei, A.J., & Matthews, K.A.  (2009).  Social relationships and negative emotional traits are associated with central adiposity and arterial stiffness in healthy adolescents.  Health Psychology, 28, 347-353.  2009  American Psychological Association

Beatty, D.L., & Matthews, K.A. (2009).  Unfair treatment and trait anger in relation to nighttime ambulatory blood pressure in African American and white adolescents.  Psychosomatic Medicine 71, 813-820. Article


Low, C.A., Salomon, K., & Matthews, K.A. (2009). Chronic life stress, cardiovascular reactivity, and subclinical cardiovascular disease in adolescents. Psychosomatic Medicine, 71, 927-931. Article


Matthews, K.A., & Gallo, L.C. (2011). Psychological perspectives on pathways linking socioeconomic status and physical health. Annual Reviews Psychology, 62, 501-530. Article


Midei, A.J., & Matthews, K.A. (2011). Interpersonal violence in childhood as a risk factor for obesity: a systematic review of the literature and proposed pathways. Obesity Reviews,  12, 159-172. Article


Mezick, E.J., Hall, M., & Matthews, K.A. (2012). Sleep duration and ambulatory blood pressure in black and white adolescents. Hypertension, 59, 747-752. Article


Burford, T.I., Low, C.A., & Matthews, K.A. (2013). Night/day ratios of ambulatory blood pressure among healthy adolescents: roles of race, socioeconomic status, and psychosocial factors. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 46, 217-226. Article


Low, C.A., Matthews, K.A., & Hall, M. (2013). Elevated C-reactive protein in adolescents: roles of stress and coping. Psychosomatic Medicine, 75, 449-452. Article


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