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HomeFacultySocial SciencesAmy S. DeSantis
Amy S. DeSantis
Visiting Assistant Professor
B. A.: Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA, 1996
MSW: Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, Chestnut Hill, MA, 2001
Ph. D.: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 2009

Email: desantis@iitgn.ac.in
Research Interest
  • Racial/ethnic and socioeconomic health disparities
  • Developmental origins of health and disease
  • Social influences on health.

Selected Recent Publications
  • DeSantis, A.S., Diez Roux, A.V., Hajat, A, Aiello, A., Golden, S.H., Jenny, N, Seeman, T.E., Shea, S. (In Press). Associations of salivary cortisol levels with inflammatory markers: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Psychoneuroendocrinology.
  • Trawalter, S., Chung, V.S., DeSantis, A.S, Simon, C., & Adam, E.K. (In Press). Physiological and Psychological Responses to the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election: The Role of Policy Preferences and Social Dominance Orientation. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.
  • DeSantis, A.S., Diez Roux, A.V., Hajat, A, Golden, S.H., Jenny, N., Shea, S, Seeman, T.E. (2011). Associations of salivary cortisol levels with Metabolic Syndrome diagnosis and components: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 96(11):3483-92.
  • DeSantis, A.S., Adam, E.K., Mendelsohn, K., & Doane, L.D. (2009). Concordance between self-reported and actual wake-up times in ambulatory salivary cortisol research: Implications for the cortisol response to awakening. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 17(1): 74-78.
  • Hauner, K.Y., Adam, E.K., Mineka, S., Doane, L.D., DeSantis, A.S., Zinbarg, R.E., & Craske, M.E., & Griffith, J.W. (2008). Neuroticism and introversion are associated with salivary cortisol patterns in adolescents. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 33(10): 1344-1356.