Ellman Lab

Lauren Ellman, Ph.D., Principal Investigator

   

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Anglin, D.M., Lighty, Q., Ellman, L.M. (Revise and Resubmit). Racial discrimination and rejection sensitivity impact clinical psychosis risk among ethnic minorities. Early Intervention in Psychiatry.

Reeves L.E., Anglin, D., Heimberg, R.G., Gibson, L.E., Fineberg, A.M., Maxwell, S.D., Kerns, C.M., Ellman, L.M. (In Press). Anxiety mediates the association between cannabis use and attenuated positive psychotic symptoms. Psychiatry Research.

Anglin, D.M, Lighty, Q., Greenspoon, M., Ellman, L. M. (2014). Racial discrimination and endorsement of distressing subthreshold psychotic experiences among racial and ethnic minority youth. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00127-014-0870-8

Gibson, L.E., Anglin, D., Klugman, J., Reeves, L.E., Fineberg, A.M., Maxwell, S.D., Kerns, C.M. & Ellman, L.M. (2014). Stress sensitivity mediates the relationship between traumatic life events and attenuated positive psychotic symptoms differentially by gender in a college population sample. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 53, 111-118. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2014.02.020

Fineberg, A.M. & Ellman, L.M. (2013). Inflammatory cytokines and neurological and neurocognitive alterations in the course of schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry, 73(10), 951-966. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2013.01.001.

Fineberg, A.M., Ellman, L.M., Buka, S., Yolken, R., Cannon, T. D. (2013). Decreased birth weight in psychosis: Influence of prenatal exposure to serologically determined influenza and hypoxia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 39(5), 1037-1044. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbs084

Forsyth, J.K., Ellman, L.M., Tanskanen, T., Mustonen, U., Huttunen, M.O., Suvisaari, J., Cannon, T.D. (2013). Genetic risk for schizophrenia, obstetric complications, and adolescent school outcome: Evidence for gene-environment interaction, Schizophrenia Bulletin, 39(5), 1067-1076. First published online: September 1, 2012. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbs098

Ellman, L.M., Vinogradov, S., Kremen, W.S., Poole, J., Kern, D.M., Deicken, R., Schaefer, C.A., Brown, A.S. (2012). Low maternal hemoglobin during pregnancy and diminished neuromotor and neurocognitive performance in offspring with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 138(1), 81-87.

Ellman, L.M., Deicken, R., Vinogradov, S., Kremen, W.S., Poole, J., Kern, D.M., Tsai, W.Y., Schaefer, C.A., Brown, A.S. (2010). Structural brain alterations in schizophrenia following fetal exposure to the inflammatory cytokine interleukin-8. Schizophrenia Research, 121(1-3), 46-54.

Ellman, L.M., Yolken, R.H., Buka, S.L., Torrey, E.F., Cannon, T.D. (2009). Cognitive functioning prior to the onset of psychosis: The role of fetal exposure to serologically determined influenza infection. Biological Psychiatry, 65(12), 1040-7.

Ellman, L.M. & Susser, E.S. (2009). The promise of epidemiologic studies: Neuro-immune mechanisms in the etiologies of brain disorders. Neuron, 64(1), 25-7.

Mittal, V.A., Willhite, R., Niendam, T., Daley, M., Bearden, C.E., Ellman, L.M., Cannon, T.D. (2009). Obstetric complications and conversion to psychosis among prodromal individuals. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 3, 226-230.

Beebe, B., Badalamenti, A., Jaffe, J., Feldstein, S., Marquette, L., Helbraun, E., Demetri-Friedman, D., Flaster, C., Goodman, P., Kaminer, T., Kaufman-Balamuth, L., Putterman, J., Stepakoff, S., & Ellman, L.M. (2008). Distressed mothers and their infants use a less efficient timing mechanism in creating expectancies of each other's looking patterns. J Psycholinguist Res, 37(5), 293-307.

Ellman, L.M., Schetter, C.D., Hobel, C.J., Chicz-Demet, A., Glynn, L.M., Sandman, C.A. (2008). Timing of fetal exposure to stress hormones: Effects on newborn physical and neuromuscular maturation. Dev Psychobiol, 50(3), 232-241.

Mittal, V.A., Ellman, L.M., & Cannon, T.D. (2008). Gene-environment interaction and covariation in schizophrenia: The role of obstetric complications. Schizophr Bull, 34(6), 1083-94.

Ellman, L.M., Huttunen, M., Lönnqvist, J., & Cannon, T.D. (2007). The effects of genetic liability for schizophrenia and maternal smoking during pregnancy on obstetric complications. Schizophr Res, 93(1-3), 229-236.

Badalamenti, A.F., Beebe, B., Jaffe, J., Marquette, L., Helbraum, E., Andrews, H., & Ellman, L. (2004). Poisson regulation in mother-infant gaze systems. Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 39, 305-324.

Monk, C., Sloan, R.P., Myers, M.M., Ellman, L., Werner, E., Jeon, J., Tager, F., & Fifer, W.P. (2004). Fetal heart rate reactivity differs by women's psychiatric status: An early marker for developmental risk? J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 43(3), 283-290.

Monk, C., Myers, M.M., Sloan, R.P., Ellman, L.M., & Fifer, W.P. (2003). Effects of women's stress-elicited physiological activity and chronic anxiety on fetal heart rate. J Dev Behav Pediatr, 24(1), 32-38.

Monk, C., Fifer, W.P., Sloan, R.P., Myers, M.M., Bagiella, E., Ellman, L., & Hurtado, A. (2001). Physiologic responses to cognitive challenge during pregnancy: Effects of task and repeat testing. Int J Psychophysiol, 40(2), 149-159.

Monk, C., Kovelenko, P., Ellman, L.M., Sloan, R.P., Bagiella, E., Gorman, J.M., & Pine, D.S. (2001). Enhanced stress reactivity in paediatric anxiety disorders: Implications for future cardiovascular health. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol, 4(2), 199-206.

Book Chapters

Iampietro, M.C. & Ellman, L.M. (2012). Maternal stress during pregnancy and risk for schizophrenia. In A. S. Brown & P. H. Patterson (Eds.) The Origins of Schizophrenia. New York: Columbia University Press.

Karlsgodt, K.A., Ellman, L.M., Sun, D., Mittal, V., Cannon, T.D. (2011). The neurodevelopmental hypothesis of schizophrenia. In A.S. David, P. McGuffin, & S. Kapur (Eds.) Schizophrenia: The Final Frontier – Festschrift for Robin M. Murray. London: Psychology Press.

Ellman, L.M. & Cannon, T.D. (2008). Environmental pre- and perinatal influences. The Clinical Handbook of Schizophrenia. New York & London: Guilford Press.

Ellman, L.M., & Cannon, T.D. (2005). Interaction of genetic predisposition and intrauterine events in the etiology of schizophrenia. In T. Sharma & P. Harvey (Eds.), The early course of schizophrenia. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Articles Under Review

Ellman, L.M., Huttunen, M., Lönnqvist, J., & Cannon, T.D. Genetic liability for schizophrenia and obstetric complications: Evidence from a population-based high-risk study.

Fineberg, A.M., Ellman, L.M., Schaefer, C.A., Maxwell, S.D., Shen, L., Chaudhury, N., Cook, A.L., Bresnahan, M.A., Susser, E.S., Brown, A.S. Fetal exposure to maternal stress and risk for schizophrenia among offspring: Differential influences of fetal sex.

Articles In Preparation

Cooper, S., Klugman, J., Heimberg, R.G., Anglin, D.M., & Ellman, L.M. Attenuated positive psychotic symptoms and social anxiety symptoms: Along a psychotic continuum or different constructs?

Cooper, S., Olson, I.R., Hower, K., Maxwell, S.D., & Ellman, L.M. (In Prep). White matter integrity in individuals experiencing attenuated positive psychotic symptoms.

Ellman, L.M., Chaudhury, N., Cook, A.L., Cooper, T., Schaefer, C.A., Kern, D.M., Bresnahan, M., Susser, E.S., Brown, A.S. Fetal exposure to maternal stress hormones and risk for schizophrenia: Preliminary evidence of a health disparity.

Ellman, L.M., Chaudhury, N., Cook, A.L., Schaefer, C.A., Kern, D.M., Bresnahan, M., Susser, E.S., Brown, A.S. Fetal exposure to proinflammatory cytokines and severity of symptoms in schizophrenia.

Ellman, L.M., Gibson, L.E., Reeves, L.E., Fineberg, A.M., Kerns, C.M., Anglin, D.M. Detection of youth at clinical high risk for psychosis in a non-clinical, undergraduate population.

Lighty, Q., Anglin, D.M., Ellman, L.M.. Discrimination and internalizing reaction style is associated with elevated depression and anxiety symptoms.

Conference Talks/Symposia

Ellman, L.M., Yolken, R.H. Buka, S.L., Torrey, E.F., Cannon, T.D. (April 2011). Differential influences of serologically documented obstetric complications on birth weight among preschizophrenia infants compared to control infants. International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, Colorado Springs, CO.

Ellman, L.M., Cook, A.L., Deicken, R.F., Vinogradov, S., Kremen, W.S., Poole, J.H., Kern, D.M., Bresnahan, M., Susser, E.S., Brown, A.S. (October 2010). Fetal exposure to inflammation and schizophrenia: Implications for brain pathology and severity of symptoms [Symposium Presentation]. Society for Research in Psychopathology, Seattle, WA.

Ellman, L.M., Brown, A.S., Cannon, T.D. (December 2009). Genetic liability and obstetric influences in schizophrenia: Evidence from population-based high-risk studies. [Symposium Presentation]. American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Hollywood, Fl.

Ellman, L.M., Deicken, R., Vinogradov, S., Kremen, W.S., Poole, J., Kern, D.M., Schaefer, C.A., Brown, A.S. (July 2009). Structural brain alterations in schizophrenia following fetal exposure to the inflammatory cytokine interleukin-8 [Presentation]. Early Life Programming and Neurodevelopmental Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Ellman, L.M., Vinogradov, S., Kremen, W.S., Poole, J., Kern, D.M., Deicken, R., Schaefer, C.A., Brown, A.S. (May 2009). Influence of fetal exposure to maternal anemia during pregnancy on neurocognitive performance in schizophrenia [Presentation]. Society of Biological Psychiatry, Vancouver, Canada.

Ellman, L.M., Cannon, T.D., Brown, A.S., Buka, S., Yolken R.H. (April 2009). Neurodevelopmental Risk Factors for Schizophrenia: Population-Based Cohort Studies [Symposium Presentation]. International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, San Diego, CA.

Ellman, L.M., Yolken, R.H. Buka, S.L., Torrey, E.F. Cannon, T.D. (May 2008). Serological markers of fetal hypoxia and fetal exposure to serologically confirmed influenza differentially affects the temporal course of cognitive decline among preschizophrenia children. Co-chair (with Alan Brown) of symposium entitled “In utero infection and schizophrenia: New animal models and epidemiologic studies.” Biological Psychiatry, Washington D.C.

Ellman, L.M., Dunkel Schetter, C., Hobel, C.J., DeMet, A., Glynn, L., Sandman, C.A. (March 2006). Timing of exposure to stress hormones during pregnancy differentially affects newborn physical and neuromuscular maturation [Symposium Presentation].Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, San Diego, CA.

Ellman, L.M., Dunkel Schetter, C., Hobel, C.J., DeMet, A., Glynn, L., Sandman, C.A. (March 2006). The differential effects of the timing of exposure to stress hormones during pregnancy on newborn physical and neuromuscular maturity [Symposium Presentation]. Western Biological Psychiatry, Irvine, CA.

Ellman, L.M., Huttunen, M., Lönnqvist, J., Cannon, T.D. (April 2005). The effects of maternal smoking during pregnancy and genetic vulnerability for schizophrenia on birth outcomes. [Presentation] International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, Savannah, GA.

Monk, C., Fifer, W.P., Sloan, R.P., Myers, M.M., & Ellman L.M. (November, 2000). Stress-elicited maternal heart rate changes and anxiety influence fetal heart rate. [Presentation] International Society for Developmental Psychobiology Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

Conference Posters

Anglin, D.M., Lighty, Q., Ellman, L.M. (May, 2013). Racial discrimination and rejection sensitivity impact clinical psychosis risk among ethnic minorities. Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington D.C.

Lighty, Q., Anglin, D.M., Ellman, L.M. (May, 2013). Discrimination and internalizing reaction style is associated with elevated depression and anxiety symptoms. Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C.

Ellman, L.M., Gibson, L.E., Fineberg, A.M., Lombardo, L.E., Kern, D.M., Maxwell, S.D., Anglin, D.M. (April, 2013). Detection of youth at clinical high risk for psychosis in a non-clinical, undergraduate population. International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, Orlando, FL.

Gibson, L.E., Anglin, D.M., Klugman, J., Fineberg, A.M., Puleo, C.M., Lombardo, L.E., Ellman, L.M. (April, 2013). Stress sensitivity and trauma exposure: Mediation and increased odds for clinical high risk for psychosis. International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, Orlando, FL.

Lombardo, L.E., Heimberg, R.G., Anglin, D., Fineberg, A.M., Gibson, L.E., Puleo, C.M., Ellman, L.M. (April 2013). Trait anxiety mediates the association between cannabis use and risk of psychosis. International Congress of Schizophrenia Research, Orlando, FL.

Anglin, D.M, Lighty, Q., Isaac, K., Miles, R., Greenspoon, M., Ellman, L. M. (March, 2013). Racial discrimination and endorsement of distressing subthreshold psychotic experiences among racial and ethnic minority youth. American Psychopathological Association, New York, NY.

Ellman, L.M., Chaudhury, N., Cook, A.L., Cooper, T., Schaefer, C.A., Kern, D.M., Bresnahan, M., Susser, E.S., Brown, A.S. (May 2012). Maternal stress during pregnancy and risk for schizophrenia: Preliminary evidence of differential influences of race and fetal sex. Society of Biological Psychiatry, Philadelphia, PA.

Fineberg, A.M., Ellman, L.M., Maxwell, S.D., Chaudhury, N., Cook, A.L., Cooper, T., Schaefer, C.A., Bresnahan, M., Susser, E.S., Brown, A.S. (May 2012). Fetal exposure to maternal stress and depression increases risk for offspring schizophrenia: Differential influences of fetal sex. Society of Biological Psychiatry, Philadelphia, PA.

Gibson, L.E., Anglin, D.M., Fineberg, A.M., Puleo, C.M., Lombardo, L.E., Ellman, L.M. (May 2012). Stress sensitivity as a mediator of trauma exposure and subthreshold psychotic symptoms. Society of Biological Psychiatry, Philadelphia, PA.

Lombardo, L.E., Anglin, D.M., Fineberg, A.M., Puleo, C.M., Gibson, L.E., Ellman, L.M. (May 2012). Mood and anxiety symptoms do not influence the relation of cannabis use with subthreshold psychotic symptoms. Society of Biological Psychiatry, Philadelphia, PA.

Ellman, L.M., Chaudhury, N., Cook, A.L., Cooper, T., Schaefer, C.A., Kern, D.M., Bresnahan, M., Susser, E.S., Brown, A.S. (May 2010). Fetal exposure to maternal stress hormones and risk for schizophrenia: Preliminary evidence of a racial disparity. Society of Biological Psychiatry, New Orleans, LA.

Ellman, L.M., Deicken, R., Vinogradov, S., Kremen, W.S., Poole, J., Kern, D.M., Schaefer, C.A., Brown, A.S. (May 2009) Structural brain alterations in schizophrenia following fetal exposure to inflammatory cytokines. Society of Biological Psychiatry, Vancouver, Canada.

Vinogradov, S., Deicken, R., Ellman, L.M., Kremen, W.S., Poole, J., Kern, D.M., Schaefer, C.A., Brown, A.S. (May 2009). Fetal hypoxia and schizophrenia: A longitudinal case-control study of cognitive and brain volumetric outcomes. Society of Biological Psychiatry, Vancouver, Canada.

Vinogradov, S., Deicken, R., Ellman, L.M., Kremen, W.S., Poole, J., Kern, D.M., Schaefer, C.A., Brown, A.S. (May 2009). The Interaction of Fetal Hypoxia and Prenatal infection in Schizophrenia: Investigating Effects of Concomitant Obstetric Complications. Society of Biological Psychiatry, Vancouver, Canada.

Ellman, L.M., Deicken, R., Vinogradov, S., Kremen, W.S., Poole, J., Kern, D.M., Schaefer, C.A., Brown, A.S. (March 2009). Structural brain abnormalities in patients with schizophrenia after 2nd trimester fetal exposure to IL-8. International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, San Diego, California.

Ellman, L.M., Yolken, R.H., Buka, S.L., Torrey, E.F., Cannon, T.D. (May 2008). Serologically documented influenza B infection during pregnancy: Differential effects on birth weight among preschizophrenia infants compared to control infants. Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society, Madison, Wisconsin.

Ellman, L.M., Yolken, R.H. Buka, S.L., Torrey, E.F., Cannon, T.D. (April 2007). Serologically confirmed prenatal influenza B exposure differentially affects cognitive performance among preschizophrenic children versus controls. [Poster] International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Ellman, L.M., Yolken, R.H. Buka, S.L., Torrey, E.F. Cannon, T.D. (December 2007). The effects of serologically confirmed fetal hypoxia on cognitive functioning among preschizophrenia children compared to control children. American College on Neuropsychopharmacology, Boca Raton, Florida.

Ellman, L.M., Yolken, R.H. Buka, S.L., Torrey, E.F., Seidman, L.J., Cannon, T.D. (May 2006). Serological evidence of prenatal influenza B exposure differentially affects cognitive performance among preschizophrenic children versus controls, but not psychiatric morbidity [Poster]. Biological Psychiatry, Toronto, Canada.

Ellman, L.M., Yolken, R.H. Buka, S.L., Torrey, E.F., Seidman, L.J., Cannon, T.D. (May 2006). Serological evidence of prenatal influenza B exposure differentially affects cognitive performance among preschizophrenic children versus controls, but not psychiatric morbidity [Poster]. Biological Psychiatry, Toronto, Canada.

Ellman, L.M., Tempel, A., Ellman, S.J., Ackermann, R.F. (November 2000). Locus coeruleus lesions differentially affect morphine's influence on rat hypothalamic self-stimulation sites. [Poster] Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Cralley, E., Laursen-Duarte, J., Ellman, L., Lockman, J. (July 2000). Infant Tool Use. International Conference on Infant Studies, Brighton, United Kingdom.

Monk, C., Fifer, W.P., Sloan, R.P., Myers M.M., & Ellman, L. Pregnant women show heightened blood pressure reactivity to repeated stress. Psychosomatic Medicine, 2000, 62(1), 137.

Cralley, E.L., Ellman, L., & Lockman, J.J. (April 1999). Infants use of hammer-like objects. Society for Research in Child Development, Albuquerque, NM.