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 selected Publications

Miller, R., Stalder, T., Jarczok, M., Almeida, D. M., Badrick, E., Bartels, M., ... & Fischer, J. E. (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.

Schlueter McFadyen-Ketchum, L, & Enos Watamura, S. (under review). Effects of physical activity on executive function task performance in preschool children.

Lumian, D. S., 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.

Mendoza, M. M., Dmitrieva, J., Perreira, K. M., Hurwich-Reiss, E., & Watamura, E. S. (In Press). The effects of economic and sociocultural stressors on the well-being of children of Latino immigrants living in poverty. Journal of Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.

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

Schlueter McFadyen-Ketchum, L.S., Hurwich-Reiss, E., Stiles, A.A., Mendoza, M. M., Badanes, L.S. Watamura, S.E. (2015). Self-Regulation and Economic Stress in Children of Hispanic Immigrants and their Peers: Better Regulation at a Cost? Early Education & Development. Ahead of Print: 1-21. doi: 10.1080/10409289.2015.1036345 

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. PLoS ONE, 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.

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.

Gribbin, C., Watamura, S. E., Cairns, A., Harsh, J. R., & LeBourgeois, M. K (2011). The cortisol awakening response in 2-4 year-old children: Effects of acute nighttime sleep restriction, wake time and daytime napping. Developmental Psychobiology. 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.*First and second authors contributed equally.

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.

Hankin, B. L., Badanes, L. S., Abuela, 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.

Watamura, S. E., Coe, C. L., Laudenslager, M. L., Robertson, S. S. (2010) Child care setting affects salivary cortisol and antibody secretion in young children. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 35(8), 1156-1166.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.