Aric Prather, PhD

Assistant Adjunct Professor
+1 415 476-7758

Ten Surprising Facts About Stressful Life Events and Disease Risk.

Annual review of psychology

Cohen S, Murphy MLM, Prather AA

In vitro proinflammatory gene expression predicts in vivo telomere shortening: A preliminary study.


Lin J, Sun J, Wang S, Milush JM, Baker CAR, Coccia M, Effros RB, Puterman E, Blackburn E, Prather AA, Epel E

Associations between chronic caregiving stress and T cell markers implicated in immunosenescence.

Brain, behavior, and immunity

Prather AA, Epel ES, Portela Parra E, Coccia M, Puterman E, Aiello AE, Dhabhar FS

Weight loss, weight-loss maintenance, and cellular aging in the Supporting Health through Nutrition and Exercise (SHINE) Study.

Psychosomatic medicine

Mason AE, Hecht FM, Daubenmier JJ, Sbarra DA, Lin J, Moran PJ, Schleicher SG, Acree M, Prather AA, Epel ES

Mindfulness on-the-go: Effects of a mindfulness meditation app on work stress and well-being.

Journal of occupational health psychology

Bostock S, Crosswell AD, Prather AA, Steptoe A

Cord blood klotho levels are inversely associated with leptin in healthy Latino neonates at risk for obesity.

Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM

Wojcicki JM, Prather AA, Epel E, Wang D, Dubal DB

More than a feeling: A unified view of stress measurement for population science.

Frontiers in neuroendocrinology

Epel ES, Crosswell AD, Mayer SE, Prather AA, Slavich GM, Puterman E, Mendes WB

A Mitochondrial Health Index Sensitive to Mood and Caregiving Stress.

Biological psychiatry

Picard M, Prather AA, Puterman E, Cuillerier A, Coccia M, Aschbacher K, Burelle Y, Epel ES

Plasma klotho and frailty in older adults: Findings from the InCHIANTI Study.

The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences

Shardell M, Semba RD, Kalyani RR, Bandinelli S, Prather AA, Chia CW, Ferrucci L

The social side of sleep: Elucidating the links between sleep and social processes.

Current directions in psychological science

Gordon AM, Mendes WB, Prather AA

Sleep Disorder Diagnosis During Pregnancy and Risk of Preterm Birth.

Obstetrics and gynecology

Felder JN, Baer RJ, Rand L, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL, Prather AA

Effects of daily maladaptive coping on nightly sleep in mothers.

Psychology & health

Felder JN, Epel ES, Coccia M, Puterman E, Prather AA

Sexual intimacy in couples is associated with longer telomere length.


Cabeza de Baca T, Epel ES, Robles TF, Coccia M, Gilbert A, Puterman E, Prather AA

National Academy of Medicine Social and Behavioral Measures: Associations With Self-Reported Health.

American journal of preventive medicine

Prather AA, Gottlieb LM, Giuse NB, Koonce TY, Kusnoor SV, Stead WW, Adler NE

Sleep Habits and Susceptibility to Upper Respiratory Illness: the Moderating Role of Subjective Socioeconomic Status.

Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine

Prather AA, Janicki-Deverts D, Adler NE, Hall M, Cohen S

Poor Sleep Quality, Psychological Distress, and the Buffering Effect of Mindfulness Training During Pregnancy.

Behavioral sleep medicine

Felder JN, Laraia B, Coleman-Phox K, Bush N, Suresh M, Thomas M, Adler N, Epel E, Prather AA

Impact of a Mindfulness-Based Weight-Loss Intervention on Sleep Quality Among Adults with Obesity: Data from the SHINE Randomized Controlled Trial.

Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.)

Adler E, Dhruva A, Moran PJ, Daubenmier J, Acree M, Epel ES, Bacchetti P, Prather AA, Mason A, Hecht FM

Lifespan adversity and later adulthood telomere length in the nationally representative US Health and Retirement Study.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Puterman E, Gemmill A, Karasek D, Weir D, Adler NE, Prather AA, Epel ES

Institute of Medicine Measures of Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health: A Feasibility Study.

American journal of preventive medicine

Giuse NB, Koonce TY, Kusnoor SV, Prather AA, Gottlieb LM, Huang LC, Phillips SE, Shyr Y, Adler NE, Stead WW

A Functional Interleukin-18 Haplotype Predicts Depression and Anxiety through Increased Threat-Related Amygdala Reactivity in Women but Not Men.

Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology

Swartz JR, Prather AA, Di Iorio CR, Bogdan R, Hariri AR

PER1 rs3027172 Genotype Interacts with Early Life Stress to Predict Problematic Alcohol Use, but Not Reward-Related Ventral Striatum Activity.

Frontiers in psychology

Baranger DA, Ifrah C, Prather AA, Carey CE, Corral-Frías NS, Drabant Conley E, Hariri AR, Bogdan R

Factors related to telomere length.

Brain, behavior, and immunity

Prather AA, Hecht FM, Epel ES

Behaviorally Assessed Sleep and Susceptibility to the Common Cold.


Prather AA, Janicki-Deverts D, Hall MH, Cohen S

Exercise mitigates cumulative associations between stress and BMI in girls age 10 to 19.

Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association

Puterman E, Prather AA, Epel ES, Loharuka S, Adler NE, Laraia B, Tomiyama AJ

Longevity factor klotho and chronic psychological stress.

Translational psychiatry

Prather AA, Epel ES, Arenander J, Broestl L, Garay BI, Wang D, Dubal DB

Tired telomeres: Poor global sleep quality, perceived stress, and telomere length in immune cell subsets in obese men and women.

Brain, behavior, and immunity

Prather AA, Gurfein B, Moran P, Daubenmier J, Acree M, Bacchetti P, Sinclair E, Lin J, Blackburn E, Hecht FM, Epel ES

Anger is associated with increased IL-6 stress reactivity in women, but only among those low in social support.

International journal of behavioral medicine

Puterman E, Epel ES, O'Donovan A, Prather AA, Aschbacher K, Dhabhar FS

Sleep and antibody response to hepatitis B vaccination.


Prather AA, Hall M, Fury JM, Ross DC, Muldoon MF, Cohen S, Marsland AL

Maintenance of a positive outlook during acute stress protects against pro-inflammatory reactivity and future depressive symptoms.

Brain, behavior, and immunity

Aschbacher K, Epel E, Wolkowitz OM, Prather AA, Puterman E, Dhabhar FS

Shorter leukocyte telomere length in midlife women with poor sleep quality.

Journal of aging research

Prather AA, Puterman E, Lin J, O'Donovan A, Krauss J, Tomiyama AJ, Epel ES, Blackburn EH

Ethnic differences in the effects of the DASH diet on nocturnal blood pressure dipping in individuals with high blood pressure.

American journal of hypertension

Prather AA, Blumenthal JA, Hinderliter AL, Sherwood A

Negative affective responses to a speech task predict changes in interleukin (IL)-6.

Brain, behavior, and immunity

Carroll JE, Low CA, Prather AA, Cohen S, Fury JM, Ross DC, Marsland AL

Changes in sleep quality, but not hormones predict time to postpartum depression recurrence.

Journal of affective disorders

Okun ML, Luther J, Prather AA, Perel JM, Wisniewski S, Wisner KL

Cytokine-induced depression during IFN-alpha treatment: the role of IL-6 and sleep quality.

Brain, behavior, and immunity

Prather AA, Rabinovitz M, Pollock BG, Lotrich FE

Normative variation in self-reported sleep quality and sleep debt is associated with stimulated pro-inflammatory cytokine production.

Biological psychology

Prather AA, Marsland AL, Hall M, Neumann SA, Muldoon MF, Manuck SB

Gender differences in stimulated cytokine production following acute psychological stress.

Brain, behavior, and immunity

Prather AA, Carroll JE, Fury JM, McDade KK, Ross D, Marsland AL

Antagonistic characteristics are positively associated with inflammatory markers independently of trait negative emotionality.

Brain, behavior, and immunity

Marsland AL, Prather AA, Petersen KL, Cohen S, Manuck SB

Stimulated production of proinflammatory cytokines covaries inversely with heart rate variability.

Psychosomatic medicine

Marsland AL, Gianaros PJ, Prather AA, Jennings JR, Neumann SA, Manuck SB

Positive affective style covaries with stimulated IL-6 and IL-10 production in a middle-aged community sample.

Brain, behavior, and immunity

Prather AA, Marsland AL, Muldoon MF, Manuck SB