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 selected Publications

Miles, E.M., Dmitrieva, J., +Hurwich-Reiss, E., +Badanes, L., +Mendoza, M.M., Perreira, K.M., & Watamura, S.E. (2018). Evidence for a Physiologic Home-School Gap in Children of Latina Immigrants. Early Childhood Research Quarterly. doi.org/10.1016/j.ecresq.2018.03.010

Brown, S. M., Rienks, S., McCrae, J., & Watamura, S. (2018). The co-occurrence of adverse childhood experiences among children investigated for child maltreatment: A latent class analysis. Child Abuse & Neglect. doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.11.010

Schumacher, A. M., Miller, A. L., Watamura, S. E., Kurth, S., Lassonde, J. M., & LeBourgeois, M. K. (2017). Sleep moderates the association between response inhibition and self-regulation in early childhood. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 46(2), 222-235. doi/full/10.1080/15374416.2016.1204921

Schlueter, L.J., & Watamura, S.E. (2017). The public health burden of early adversity. Zero to Three. 37(3), 4-10.

Mendoza, M. M., Dmitrieva, J., Perreira, K. M., Hurwich-Reiss, E., & Watamura, S. E. (2017). The effects of economic and sociocultural stressors on the well-being of children of Latino immigrants living in poverty. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 23(1), 15-26. doi:org/10.1037/cdp0000111

Miller, R., Stalder, T., Jarczok, M., Almeida, D. M., Badrick, E., Bartels, M. Boomsma, D.I. Coe, C.L., Dekker, M.C.J., Donzella, B., Fischer, J.E., Gunnar, M.R., Kuman, M., Lederbogen, F., Power, C., Ryff, C.D., Subramanian, S.V., Tiemeier, M, Watamura, S.E. &

Kirschbaum, C. (2016). The CIRCORT database: Reference ranges and seasonal changes in diurnal salivary cortisol derived from a meta-dataset comprised of 15 field studies. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 73, 16-23. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.07.201

Lumian, D., Dmitrieva, J., Mendoza, M.M., Badanes, L.S., & Watamura, S.E. (2016). The impact of program structure on cortisol patterning in children attending out-of-home child care. Early Childhood Research Quarterly. 34, 92-103. doi: 10.1016/j.ecresq.2015.09.004

McFadyen-Ketchum, L.S., Hurwich-Reiss, E., Stiles, A.A., Mendoza, M. M., Badanes, L.S., Watamura, S.E. (2016). Self-Regulation and Economic Stress in Children of Hispanic Immigrants and their Peers: Better Regulation at a Cost? Early Education & Development. 27(7):914-931. doi: 10.1080/10409289.2015.1036345

Tribble, R. C., Dmitrieva, J., Watamura, S.E., & LeBourgeois, M.K. (2015). The Cortisol Awakening
Response (CAR) in Toddlers: Nap-Dependent Effects on the Diurnal Secretory Pattern. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 60, 46-56. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2015.05.009

The Buffering Toxic Stress Consortium Principal Investigators*, Aleta Meyer & Chritine Fortunato, (2013). Parenting Interventions in Early Head Start: The Buffering Toxic Stress Consortium. Zero to Three, 34(2), 73-86. * Consortium Principal Investigators are, in alphabetical order, Lisa Berlin, Clancy Blair, John N. Constantino, Rena Hallam, Myae Han, Brenda Jones Harden, Jason Hustedt, C. Cybele Raver, Michelle Sarche, Jennifer Vu, & Sarah Enos Watamura.

Watamura, S.E., Devine, K.A.., Robertson, S.S. (2013). The dynamics of attention during free looking. PLoSONE, 8(2): e56428. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0056428.

Robertson, S. S., Watamura, S. E., Parramore Wilborn, M. (2012). Attentional dynamics of infant visual foraging. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(28), 11460-11464. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1203482109

Badanes, L. S., Dmitrieva, J., & Watamura, S. E. (2012). Understanding cortisol reactivity across the day at childcare: The potential buffering role of secure attachment to teacher. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 27(1), 156-165. doi: 10.1016/j.ecresq.2015.09.004

Gribbin, C., Watamura, S. E., Cairns, A., Harsh, J. R., & LeBourgeois, M. K (2012). The cortisol awakening response in 2-4 year-old children: Effects of acute nighttime sleep restriction, wake time and daytime napping. Developmental Psychobiology, 54(4), 412-22. doi: 10.1002/dev.20599

Badanes, L. S., Watamura, S. E., & Hankin, B. L. (2011). Hypocortisolism as a potential marker of
allostatic load in children: Associations with family risk and internalizing disorders. Development & Psychopathology, 23, 881-896. doi: 10.1017/S095457941100037X

Watamura, S. E., Phillips, D., Morrissey, T., McCartney, K., & Bub, K. (2011). "Double Jeopardy": Environmental interactions and cumulative effects predict poorer social emotional outcomes for children in the NICHD study of early child care and youth development. Child Development, Special Issue on Raising Healthy Children, 82(1), 48-65. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2010.01540.x

Hankin, B. L., Badanes, L. S., Abela, J., & Watamura, S. E. (2010). Hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis dysregulation in dysphoric children and adolescents: Cortisol reactivity to psychosocial stress from preschool through middle adolescence. Biological Psychiatry,68(5), 484-490. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2010.04.004

Watamura, S. E., Coe, C. L., Laudenslager, M. L., & Robertson, S. S. (2010). Effect of child care on salivary cortisol, sIgA, and specific antibody secretion in young children. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 35(8), 1156-1166. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2010.02.001

Watamura, S. E., Kryzer, E. M., & Robertson, S.S. (2009). Cortisol patterns at home and child care:
Afternoon differences and evening recovery in children attending very high quality full-day center-based child care. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 30(4) 475-485. doi:10.1016/j.appdev.2008.12.027

Friedman, A. H., Watamura, S. E., & Robertson, S. S. (2005). Movement-attention coupling in infancy and attention problems in childhood. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 47, 660-665. doi: 10.1017/S0012162205001350

Watamura, S. E., Donzella, B., Kertes, D., & Gunnar, M. R. (2004). Developmental changes in baseline cortisol activity in early childhood: Relations with napping and effortful control. Developmental Psychobiology, 45(3), 125-133. doi: 10.1002/dev.20026

Watamura, S. E., Donzella, B., Alwin, J., & Gunnar, M. R. (2003). Morning to afternoon increases in cortisol concentrations for infants and toddlers at child care: Age differences and behavioral correlates. Child Development, 74(4), 1006-1020. doi: 10.1111/1467-8624.00583

Watamura, S. E., Sebanc, A. M., & Gunnar, M. R. (2002). Rising cortisol at childcare: Relations with nap, rest and temperament. Developmental Psychobiology, 40, 33-42. doi: 10.1002/dev.10011

Dettling, A. C., Parker, S. W., Lane, S., Sebanc, A., & Gunnar, M. R. (2000). Quality of care and temperament determine changes in cortisol concentrations over the day for young children in childcare. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 25, 819-836.

selected CONFERENCE Presentations

Hurwich-Reiss, E.,Hamo, E. Montoya, L. Raver, C., Blair, C., & Enos Watamura, SE. (2016). Economic strain and mental health: Evidence & implications for prevention for the Buffering Toxic Stress Consortium. Poster presented at Administration for Children and Families' National Research Conference on Early Childhood. Washington, D.C.

Schlueter McFadyen-Ketchum, L., Hurwich-Reiss, E., Mendoza, M.M., Link, N., & Enos Watamura, S. (2016). Parenting stress mediates the relation between parent anxiety and somatic complaints in high risk Early Head Start children. Posterpresented at American Psychosomatic Society, Denver, Colorado.

Link, N., Hurwich-Reiss, E., Schlueter McFadyen-Ketchum, L., & Enos Watamura, S. (2016). Environmental risk and maternal mental health: Do risk factors differ between non-Hispanic, Hispanic, and Hispanic-immigrant mothers? Poster presented at American Psychosomatic Society, Denver, Colorado.

Watamura, S. E., Fisher, P. A., Mendoza, M. M., Schlueter McFadyen-Ketchum, L. S., & Hurwich-Reiss, E. (March, 2015). The face of toxic stress: Preliminary consortium findings on concomitant risks and parent and child well-being. Symposium paper presented at the biannual Society for Research in Child Development meeting.

Badanes, L.S., Dmitrieva, J.D., Mendoza, M. M., Schlueter McFadyen-Ketchum, L. S., & Watamura, S. E. (March, 2015). Early life stress profiles in high-risk preschoolers: Predicting the cortisol awakening response & child depression longitudinally. Paper presented at the biannual Society for Research in Child Development meeting.

Mendoza, M. M., Schlueter McFadyen-Ketchum, L., Hurwich-Reiss, E., & Watamura, S. E. (March, 2015). Increased child externalizing symptoms in families receiving only child-directed vs. child and adult-directed intervention. Paper presented at the biannual Society for Research in Child Development meeting.

Schlueter McFadyen-Ketchum, L., & Watamura, S. E. (March, 2015). Physical activity and executive functioning in preschoolers: Higher activity levels are associated with cognitive benefits. Paper presented at the biannual Society for Research in Child Development meeting.

Schlueter McFadyen-Ketchum, L., Mendoza, M.M., & Watamura, S. E. (March, 2015). Housing instability moderates the impact of maternal depression on early internalizing symptoms. Poster presented at the biannual Society for Research in Child Development meeting.

Schlueter McFadyen-Ketchum, L. & Enos Watamura, S. Acute moderate-to-vigorous physical activity results in specific executive function gains in preschoolers. Poster presented at the Front Range Neuroscience Meeting, Fort Collins, CO, 2014.

Schlueter McFadyen-Ketchum, L., Hurwich-Reiss, E., Stiles, A.A., Mendoza, M.M., Badanes, L.S., & Enos Watamura, S. Self-regulation and economic stress in children of Hispanic immigrants and their peers: Better regulation at a cost? Poster presented at Developmental Psychobiology Research Group Retreat, Golden, Colorado, 2014

Schlueter McFadyen-Ketchum, L. & Watamura, S.E. (November, 2014). Acute moderate-to-vigorous physical activity results in specific executive function gains in preschoolers. Poster presented at International Society for Developmental Psychobiology, Washington, D.C.

Watamura, S.E., Hardin, J., Gurjal, I. (March, 2014). Early Brain & Child Development: Buffering the Impact of Toxic Stress. Paper presented at the Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference.

Hurwich-Reiss, E., Mendoza, M., & Watamura, S.E. (April, 2013). The relationship between violence exposure and child outcomes among Hispanic immigrant and non-Hispanic preschoolers. Poster session presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

Lumian, D.S., Dmitrieva, J., Mendoza, M.M., Badanes, L., Watamura, S.E. (April, 2013). The Impact of Program Structure on Cortisol Patterning in Children Attending Out-of-Home Child Care. Poster session presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

Schlueter McFadyen-Ketchum, L, Lumian, D.S., Badanes, L., and Watamura, S.E. (April, 2013). Including or excluding children with asthma, allergies and PDD from studies of cortisol: When does it matter most? Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, Washington.

Mendoza, M.M., Hurwich-Reiss, E. & Watamura, S.E. (April, 2013). The mediating effect of immigration stress on the relationship between parental depression and preschooler's mental health outcomes. Paper symposium presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

Mendoza, M. M., Hurwich-Reiss, E, Badanes, L, Lumian, D. S., & Watamura, S. E. (April, 2013). Bilingual preschool caregivers buffer child physiologic stress better during a challenge task. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.