Overview

Eli is a Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Physical Activity and Health and a Michael Smith Scholar for Health Research. His research seeks to understand the benefits of exercise on stress pathways of disease. Eli is currently developing new intervention trials and laboratory-based studies to disentangle the extent to which both acute and long-term exercise can strengthen both psychological and biological stress responses and immune function in children and adults alike. Eli also supports research out of BC Children’s Hospital Shapedown program, a program intended for families of children living with obesity.

Publications

COVID-19 Pandemic and Exercise (COPE) trial: a multigroup pragmatic randomised controlled trial examining effects of app-based at-home exercise programs on depressive symptoms
British Journal of Sports Medicine
Eli Puterman and Benjamin Hives and Nicole Mazara and Nikol Grishin and Joshua Webster and Stacey Hutton and Michael Stephen Koehle and Yan Liu and Mark R Beauchamp
DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2021-104379
05/2022

Exploring occupations and well-being before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in adults with and without inflammatory arthritis
Journal of Occupational Science
Flora To-Miles and Catherine L. Backman and Susan Forwell and Eli Puterman and Carita Håkansson and Petra Wagman
DOI: 10.1080/14427591.2022.2057573
04/2022

Implementing active play standards: a qualitative study with licensed childcare providers in British Columbia, Canada
Health Promotion International
E Jean Buckler and Louise C Mâsse and Guy E Faulkner and Eli Puterman and Jennifer McConnell-Nzunga and Patti-Jean Naylor
DOI: 10.1093/heapro/daac036
04/2022

Effects of Chronic Burden Across Multiple Domains and Experiences of Daily Stressors on Negative Affect
Annals of Behavioral Medicine
Kimberly G Lockwood and Luke Peddie and Alexandra D Crosswell and Benjamin A Hives and Natalie Slopen and David M Almeida and Eli Puterman
DOI: 10.1093/abm/kaac001
02/2022

Physiological markers of traffic-related stress during active travel
Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour
Bigazzi, A. and Ausri, F. and Peddie, L. and Fitch, D. and Puterman, E.
DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2021.12.003
2022

Efficacy of exercise combined with standard treatment for depression compared to standard treatment alone: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Journal of Affective Disorders
Jacqueline Lee and Madelaine Gierc and Fidel Vila-Rodriguez and Eli Puterman and Guy Faulkner
DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2021.09.043
12/2021

Move more, move better: A narrative review of wearable technologies and their application to precision health.
Health Psychology
Eli Puterman and Theresa Pauly and Geralyn Ruissen and Benjamin Nelson and Guy Faulkner
DOI: 10.1037/hea0001125
11/2021

Online-Delivered Group and Personal Exercise Programs to Support Low Active Older Adults’ Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Randomized Controlled Trial
Journal of Medical Internet Research
Mark R Beauchamp and Ryan M Hulteen and Geralyn R Ruissen and Yan Liu and Ryan E Rhodes and Colin M Wierts and Katrina J Waldhauser and Samantha H Harden and Eli Puterman
DOI: 10.2196/30709
07/2021

Online-Delivered Group and Personal Exercise Programs to Support Low Active Older Adults’ Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Randomized Controlled Trial (Preprint)
Mark R Beauchamp and Ryan M Hulteen and Geralyn R Ruissen and Yan Liu and Ryan E Rhodes and Colin M Wierts and Katrina J Waldhauser and Samantha H Harden and Eli Puterman
DOI: 10.2196/preprints.30709
05/2021

The COvid-19 Pandemic and Exercise (COPE) Trial: A multi-group randomized controlled trial comparing effects of an app-based, at-home exercise program to waitlist control on depressive symptoms
Eli Puterman and Benjamin A. Hives and Nicole Mazara and Nikol Grishin and Joshua Webster and Stacey Hutton and Michael Koehle and Yan Liu and Mark R Beauchamp
DOI: 10.1101/2021.04.14.21255519
04/2021

Effects of Aerobic Exercise Training on Daily Psychological Processes in Family Caregivers: Secondary Analyses of a Randomized Controlled Trial
Affective Science
A. Caplin and M. R. Beauchamp and J. Weiss and S. Schilf and B. Hives and A. DeLongis and K. L. Johansen and E. S. Epel and E. Puterman
DOI: 10.1007/s42761-020-00026-6
03/2021

Psychological mediators of exercise adherence among older adults in a group-based randomized trial.
Health Psychology
Mark R. Beauchamp and Yan Liu and William L. Dunlop and Geralyn R. Ruissen and Toni Schmader and Samantha M. Harden and Svenja A. Wolf and Eli Puterman and A. William Sheel and Ryan E. Rhodes
DOI: 10.1037/hea0001060
03/2021

The Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Psychological Functioning in Family Caregivers: Secondary Analyses of a Randomized Controlled Trial
Annals of Behavioral Medicine
Benjamin A Hives and E Jean Buckler and Jordan Weiss and Samantha Schilf and Kirsten L Johansen and Elissa S Epel and Eli Puterman
DOI: 10.1093/abm/kaaa031
02/2021

Early childhood education and care: Do we need to develop the physical literacy of educators?
PROSPECTS
E. Jean Buckler and Eli Puterman and Guy E. Faulkner
DOI: 10.1007/s11125-020-09476-z
02/2021

The effects of exercise intensity on the cortisol response to a subsequent acute psychosocial stressor
Psychoneuroendocrinology
Caplin, A. and Chen, F.S. and Beauchamp, M.R. and Puterman, E.
DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2021.105336
2021

The long shadow of childhood trauma for depression in midlife: Examining daily psychological stress processes as a persistent risk pathway
Psychological Medicine
Mayer, S.E. and Surachman, A. and Prather, A.A. and Puterman, E. and Delucchi, K.L. and Irwin, M.R. and Danese, A. and Almeida, D.M. and Epel, E.S.
DOI: 10.1017/S0033291721000921
2021

Analysis of dynamic psychological processes to understand and promote physical activity behaviour using intensive longitudinal methods: a primer
Health Psychology Review
Ruissen, G.R. and Zumbo, B.D. and Rhodes, R.E. and Puterman, E. and Beauchamp, M.R.
DOI: 10.1080/17437199.2021.1987953
2021

A data-driven prospective study of dementia among older adults in the United States
PLOS ONE
Jordan Weiss and Eli Puterman and Aric A. Prather and Erin B. Ware and David H. Rehkopf
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0239994
10/2020

Predicting mortality from 57 economic, behavioral, social, and psychological factors
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Eli Puterman and Jordan Weiss and Benjamin A. Hives and Alison Gemmill and Deborah Karasek and Wendy Berry Mendes and David H. Rehkopf
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1918455117
07/2020

Chronic psychosocial and financial burden accelerates 5-year telomere shortening: findings from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study
Molecular Psychiatry
Tomás Cabeza de Baca and Aric A. Prather and Jue Lin and Barbara Sternfeld and Nancy Adler and Elissa S. Epel and Eli Puterman
DOI: 10.1038/s41380-019-0482-5
05/2020

Advancing Research on Psychosocial Stress and Aging with the Health and Retirement Study: Looking Back to Launch the Field Forward
The Journals of Gerontology: Series B
Alexandra D Crosswell and Madhuvanthi Suresh and Eli Puterman and Tara L Gruenewald and Jinkook Lee and Elissa S Epel
DOI: 10.1093/geronb/gby106
04/2020

Health psychology in the time of COVID-19.
Health Psychology
Freedland, K.E. and Dew, M.A. and Sarwer, D.B. and Burg, M.M. and Hart, T.A. and Ewing, S.W.F. and Fang, C.Y. and Blozis, S.A. and Puterman, E. and Marquez, B. and Kaufmann, P.G.
DOI: 10.1037/hea0001049
2020

Effects of Group-Based Exercise on Flourishing and Stigma Consciousness among Older Adults: Findings from a Randomised Controlled Trial
Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being
Ruissen, G.R. and Liu, Y. and Schmader, T. and Lubans, D.R. and Harden, S.M. and Wolf, S.A. and Rhodes, R.E. and Dunlop, W.L. and Puterman, E. and Zumbo, B.D. and Beauchamp, M.R.
DOI: 10.1111/aphw.12197
2020

The effects of aerobic training on subclinical negative affect: A randomized controlled trial
Health Psychology
Mcintyre, K.M. and Puterman, E. and Scodes, J.M. and Choo, T.-H. and Choi, C.J. and Pavlicova, M. and Sloan, R.P.
DOI: 10.1037/hea0000836
2020

Racial Discrimination and Telomere Shortening Among African Americans: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study
Health Psychology
Chae, D.H. and Wang, Y. and Martz, C.D. and Slopen, N. and Yip, T. and Adler, N.E. and Fuller-Rowell, T.E. and Lin, J. and Matthews, K.A. and Brody, G.H. and Spears, E.C. and Puterman, E. and Epel, E.S.
DOI: 10.1037/hea0000832
2020

Cumulative lifetime stress exposure and leukocyte telomere length attrition: The unique role of stressor duration and exposure timing
Psychoneuroendocrinology
Stefanie E. Mayer and Aric A. Prather and Eli Puterman and Jue Lin and Justine Arenander and Michael Coccia and Grant S. Shields and George M. Slavich and Elissa S. Epel
DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2019.03.002
06/2019

Stress resilience: Narrative identity may buffer the longitudinal effects of chronic caregiving stress on mental health and telomere shortening
Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
Ashley E. Mason and Jonathan M. Adler and Eli Puterman and Ava Lakmazaheri and Matthew Brucker and Kirstin Aschbacher and Elissa S. Epel
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbi.2018.12.010
03/2019

Leveraging Omics Profiling to Advance the Treatment of Pediatric Obesity
JAMA Pediatrics
Koch, S. and Lasinsky, A.M. and Puterman, E.
DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.2740
2019

Application of an ecological momentary assessment protocol in a workplace intervention: Assessing compliance, criterion validity, and reactivity
Journal of Physical Activity and Health
Weatherson, K. and Yun, L. and Wunderlich, K. and Puterman, E. and Faulkner, G.
DOI: 10.1123/jpah.2019-0152
2019

Aerobic exercise lengthens telomeres and reduces stress in family caregivers: A randomized controlled trial - Curt Richter Award Paper 2018
Psychoneuroendocrinology
Eli Puterman and Jordan Weiss and Jue Lin and Samantha Schilf and Aaron L. Slusher and Kirsten L. Johansen and Elissa S. Epel
DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.08.002
12/2018

Associations between chronic caregiving stress and T cell markers implicated in immunosenescence
Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
Aric A. Prather and Elissa S. Epel and Eduardo Portela Parra and Michael Coccia and Eli Puterman and Allison E. Aiello and Firdaus S. Dhabhar
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbi.2018.06.019
10/2018

More than a feeling: A unified view of stress measurement for population science
Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology
Epel, E.S. and Crosswell, A.D. and Mayer, S.E. and Prather, A.A. and Slavich, G.M. and Puterman, E. and Mendes, W.B.
DOI: 10.1016/j.yfrne.2018.03.001
2018

A Mitochondrial Health Index Sensitive to Mood and Caregiving Stress
Biological Psychiatry
Picard, M. and Prather, A.A. and Puterman, E. and Cuillerier, A. and Coccia, M. and Aschbacher, K. and Burelle, Y. and Epel, E.S.
DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2018.01.012
2018

Effects of daily maladaptive coping on nightly sleep in mothers
Psychology and Health
Felder, J.N. and Epel, E.S. and Coccia, M. and Puterman, E. and Prather, A.A.
DOI: 10.1080/08870446.2017.1310863
2018

Group-based physical activity for older adults (GOAL) randomized controlled trial: Exercise adherence outcomes
Health Psychology
Beauchamp, M.R. and Ruissen, G.R. and Dunlop, W.L. and Estabrooks, P.A. and Harden, S.M. and Wolf, S.A. and Liu, Y. and Schmader, T. and Puterman, E. and Sheel, A.W. and Rhodes, R.E.
DOI: 10.1037/hea0000615
2018

Comfort Eating and All-Cause Mortality in the US Health and Retirement Study
International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Cummings, J.R. and Mason, A.E. and Puterman, E. and Tomiyama, A.J.
DOI: 10.1007/s12529-017-9706-8
2018

In vitro proinflammatory gene expression predicts in vivo telomere shortening: A preliminary study
Psychoneuroendocrinology
Lin, J. and Sun, J. and Wang, S. and Milush, J.M. and Baker, C.A.R. and Coccia, M. and Effros, R.B. and Puterman, E. and Blackburn, E. and Prather, A.A. and Epel, E.
DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.06.020
2018

Associations between cellular aging markers and metabolic syndrome: Findings from the cardia study
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
R{\'e}v{\'e}sz, D. and Verhoeven, J.E. and Picard, M. and Lin, J. and Sidney, S. and Epel, E.S. and Penninx, B.W.J.H. and Puterman, E.
DOI: 10.1210/jc.2017-01625
2018

Physical inactivity and mental health in late adolescence
JAMA Psychiatry
Beauchamp, M.R. and Puterman, E. and Lubans, D.R.
DOI: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2018.0385
2018

Depression, telomeres and mitochondrial DNA: Between- and within-person associations from a 10-year longitudinal study
Molecular Psychiatry
Verhoeven, J.E. and R{\'e}v{\'e}sz, D. and Picard, M. and Epel, E.E. and Wolkowitz, O.M. and Matthews, K.A. and Penninx, B.W.J.H. and Puterman, E.
DOI: 10.1038/mp.2017.48
2018

Physical activity and negative affective reactivity in daily life.
Health Psychology
Eli Puterman and Jordan Weiss and Mark R. Beauchamp and Jacqueline Mogle and David M. Almeida
DOI: 10.1037/hea0000532
12/2017

A null mutation in SERPINE1 protects against biological aging in humans
Science Advances
Sadiya S. Khan and Sanjiv J. Shah and Ekaterina Klyachko and Abigail S. Baldridge and Mesut Eren and Aaron T. Place and Abraham Aviv and Eli Puterman and Donald M. Lloyd-Jones and Meadow Heiman and Toshio Miyata and Sweta Gupta and Amy D. Shapiro and Douglas E. Vaughan
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aao1617
11/2017

Sexual intimacy in couples is associated with longer telomere length
Psychoneuroendocrinology
Cabeza de Baca, T. and Epel, E.S. and Robles, T.F. and Coccia, M. and Gilbert, A. and Puterman, E. and Prather, A.A.
DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2017.03.022
2017

Associations between childhood adversity and daily suppression and avoidance in response to stress in adulthood: can neurobiological sensitivity help explain this relationship?
Anxiety, Stress and Coping
Hagan, M.J. and Bush, N. and Mendes, W.B. and Arenander, J. and Epel, E. and Puterman, E.
DOI: 10.1080/10615806.2016.1259473
2017

Gravidity is not associated with telomere length in a biracial cohort of middle-aged women: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study
PLoS ONE
Lane-Cordova, A.D. and Puterman, E. and Gunderson, E.P. and Chan, C. and Hou, L. and Carnethon, M.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0186495
2017

Chronic stress is associated with reduced circulating hematopoietic progenitor cell number: A maternal caregiving model
Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
Aschbacher, K. and Milush, J.M. and Gilbert, A. and Almeida, C. and Sinclair, E. and Epling, L. and Grenon, S.M. and Marco, E.J. and Puterman, E. and Epel, E.
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbi.2016.09.009
2017

Trait Acceptance Predicts Fewer Daily Negative Emotions Through Less Stressor-Related Rumination
Emotion
Catalino, L.I. and Arenander, J. and Epel, E. and Puterman, E.
DOI: 10.1037/emo0000279
2017

Lifespan adversity and later adulthood telomere length in the nationally representative US Health and Retirement Study
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Eli Puterman and Alison Gemmill and Deborah Karasek and David Weir and Nancy E. Adler and Aric A. Prather and Elissa S. Epel
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1525602113
10/2016

Exercise mitigates cumulative associations between stress and BMI in girls age 10 to 19
Health Psychology
Puterman, E. and Prather, A.A. and Epel, E.S. and Loharuka, S. and Adler, N.E. and Laraia, B. and Tomiyama, A.J.
DOI: 10.1037/hea0000258
2016

A Longitudinal Relationship between Depressive Symptoms and Development of Metabolic Syndrome: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study
Psychosomatic Medicine
Womack, V.Y. and De Chavez, P.J. and Albrecht, S.S. and Durant, N. and Loucks, E.B. and Puterman, E. and Redmond, N. and Siddique, J. and Williams, D.R. and Carnethon, M.R.
DOI: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000347
2016

Meditation and vacation effects have an impact on disease-associated molecular phenotypes
Translational psychiatry
Epel, E.S. and Puterman, E. and Lin, J. and Blackburn, E.H. and Lum, P.Y. and Beckmann, N.D. and Zhu, J. and Lee, E. and Gilbert, A. and Rissman, R.A. and Tanzi, R.E. and Schadt, E.E.
DOI: 10.1038/tp.2016.164
2016

Predictors of HIV testing among men who have sex with men: A focus on men living outside major urban centres in Canada
AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV
Holtzman, S. and Landis, L. and Walsh, Z. and Puterman, E. and Roberts, D. and Saya-Moore, K.
DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2016.1164288
2016

Systematic and Cell Type-Specific Telomere Length Changes in Subsets of Lymphocytes
Journal of Immunology Research
Lin, J. and Cheon, J. and Brown, R. and Coccia, M. and Puterman, E. and Aschbacher, K. and Sinclair, E. and Epel, E. and Blackburn, E.H.
DOI: 10.1155/2016/5371050
2016

Putting the brakes on the "drive to eat": Pilot effects of naltrexone and reward-based eating on food cravings among obese women
Eating Behaviors
Mason, A.E. and Laraia, B. and Daubenmier, J. and Hecht, F.M. and Lustig, R.H. and Puterman, E. and Adler, N. and Dallman, M. and Kiernan, M. and Gearhardt, A.N. and Epel, E.S.
DOI: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2015.06.008
2015

The Association of early and recent psychosocial life stress with leukocyte telomere length
Psychosomatic Medicine
Verhoeven, J.E. and Van Oppen, P. and Puterman, E. and Elzinga, B. and Penninx, B.W.J.H.
DOI: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000226
2015

Determinants of telomere attrition over 1 year in healthy older women: Stress and health behaviors matter
Molecular Psychiatry
Puterman, E. and Lin, J. and Krauss, J. and Blackburn, E.H. and Epel, E.S.
DOI: 10.1038/mp.2014.70
2015

Chronic stress increases vulnerability to diet-related abdominal fat, oxidative stress, and metabolic risk
Psychoneuroendocrinology
Aschbacher, K. and Kornfeld, S. and Picard, M. and Puterman, E. and Havel, P.J. and Stanhope, K. and Lustig, R.H. and Epel, E.
DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2014.04.003
2014

Poor sleep quality potentiates stress-induced cytokine reactivity in postmenopausal women with high visceral abdominal adiposity
Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
Prather, A.A. and Puterman, E. and Epel, E.S. and Dhabhar, F.S.
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbi.2013.09.010
2014

Relationship between perceived discrimination and sedentary behavior in adults
American Journal of Health Behavior
Womack, V.Y. and Ning, H. and Lewis, C.E. and Loucks, E.B. and Puterman, E. and Reis, J. and Siddique, J. and Sternfeld, B. and Van Horn, L. and Carnethon, M.R.
DOI: 10.5993/AJHB.38.5.1
2014

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. and Epel, E.S. and O’Donovan, A. and Prather, A.A. and Aschbacher, K. and Dhabhar, F.S.
DOI: 10.1007/s12529-013-9368-0
2014

Wandering minds and aging cells
Clinical Psychological Science
Epel, E.S. and Puterman, E. and Lin, J. and Blackburn, E. and Lazaro, A. and Mendes, W.B.
DOI: 10.1177/2167702612460234
2013

Chronic psychological stress and racial disparities in body mass index change between Black and White girls aged 10-19
Annals of Behavioral Medicine
Tomiyama, A.J. and Puterman, E. and Epel, E.S. and Rehkopf, D.H. and Laraia, B.A.
DOI: 10.1007/s12160-012-9398-x
2013

Dysregulated relationship of inflammation and oxidative stress in major depression
Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
Rawdin, B.J. and Mellon, S.H. and Dhabhar, F.S. and Epel, E.S. and Puterman, E. and Su, Y. and Burke, H.M. and Reus, V.I. and Rosser, R. and Hamilton, S.P. and Nelson, J.C. and Wolkowitz, O.M.
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbi.2012.11.011
2013

Indirect effect of financial strain on daily cortisol output through daily negative to positive affect index in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study
Psychoneuroendocrinology
Puterman, E. and Haritatos, J. and Adler, N.E. and Sidney, S. and Schwartz, J.E. and Epel, E.S.
DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2013.07.016
2013

Race, life course socioeconomic position, racial discrimination, depressive symptoms and self-rated health
Social Science and Medicine
Hudson, D.L. and Puterman, E. and Bibbins-Domingo, K. and Matthews, K.A. and Adler, N.E.
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.07.031
2013

Multisystem resiliency moderates the major depression-Telomere length association: Findings from the Heart and Soul Study
Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
Puterman, E. and Epel, E.S. and Lin, J. and Blackburn, E.H. and Gross, J.J. and Whooley, M.A. and Cohen, B.E.
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbi.2013.05.008
2013

Stress and telomere biology: A lifespan perspective
Psychoneuroendocrinology
Shalev, I. and Entringer, S. and Wadhwa, P.D. and Wolkowitz, O.M. and Puterman, E. and Lin, J. and Epel, E.S.
DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2013.03.010
2013

Leptin concentrations in response to acute stress predict subsequent intake of comfort foods
Physiology and Behavior
Tomiyama, A.J. and Schamarek, I. and Lustig, R.H. and Kirschbaum, C. and Puterman, E. and Havel, P.J. and Epel, E.S.
DOI: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2012.04.021
2012

An Intricate Dance: Life Experience, Multisystem Resiliency, and Rate of Telomere Decline Throughout the Lifespan
Social and Personality Psychology Compass
Puterman, E. and Epel, E.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-9004.2012.00465.x
2012

Stress appraisals and cellular aging: A key role for anticipatory threat in the relationship between psychological stress and telomere length
Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
O'Donovan, A. and Tomiyama, A.J. and Lin, J. and Puterman, E. and Adler, N.E. and Kemeny, M. and Wolkowitz, O.M. and Blackburn, E.H. and Epel, E.S.
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbi.2012.01.007
2012

Does cellular aging relate to patterns of allostasis?. An examination of basal and stress reactive HPA axis activity and telomere length.
Physiology and Behavior
Tomiyama, A.J. and O'Donovan, A. and Lin, J. and Puterman, E. and Lazaro, A. and Chan, J. and Dhabhar, F.S. and Wolkowitz, O. and Kirschbaum, C. and Blackburn, E. and Epel, E.
DOI: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2011.11.016
2012

Maintenance of a positive outlook during acute stress protects against pro-inflammatory reactivity and future depressive symptoms
Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
Aschbacher, K. and Epel, E. and Wolkowitz, O.M. and Prather, A.A. and Puterman, E. and Dhabhar, F.S.
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbi.2011.10.010
2012

Financial strain and impaired fasting glucose: The moderating role of physical activity in the coronary artery risk development in young adults study
Psychosomatic Medicine
Puterman, E. and Adler, N. and Matthews, K.A. and Epel, E.
DOI: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e3182448d74
2012

Shorter leukocyte telomere length in midlife women with poor sleep quality
Journal of Aging Research
Prather, A.A. and Puterman, E. and Lin, J. and O'Donovan, A. and Krauss, J. and Tomiyama, A.J. and Epel, E.S. and Blackburn, E.H.
DOI: 10.4061/2011/721390
2011

Is self-disclosure in couples coping with cancer associated with improvement in depressive symptoms?
Health Psychology
Mariët Hagedoorn and Eli Puterman and Robbert Sanderman and Theo Wiggers and Peter C. Baas and Michiel van Haastert and Anita DeLongis
DOI: 10.1037/a0024374
2011

Relationship satisfaction in couples confronted with colorectal cancer: The interplay of past and current spousal support
Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Hagedoorn, M. and Dagan, M. and Puterman, E. and Hoff, C. and Meijerink, W.J.H.J. and Delongis, A. and Sanderman, R.
DOI: 10.1007/s10865-010-9311-7
2011

Physical fitness and telomere length in patients with coronary heart disease: Findings from the heart and soul study
PLoS ONE
Krauss, J. and Farzaneh-Far, R. and Puterman, E. and Na, B. and Lin, J. and Epel, E. and Blackburn, E. and Whooley, M.A.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0026983
2011

Physical activity moderates effects of stressor-induced rumination on cortisol reactivity
Psychosomatic Medicine
Puterman, E. and O'Donovan, A. and Adler, N.E. and Tomiyama, A.J. and Kemeny, M. and Wolkowitz, O.M. and Epel, E.
DOI: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e318229e1e0
2011

Multiwave associations between depressive symptoms and endothelial function in adolescent and young adult females
Psychosomatic Medicine
Tomfohr, L.M. and Murphy, M.L.M. and Miller, G.E. and Puterman, E.
DOI: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e3182228644
2011

Cumulative inflammatory load is associated with short leukocyte telomere length in the health, aging and body composition study
PLoS ONE
O'Donovan, A. and Pantell, M.S. and Puterman, E. and Dhabhar, F.S. and Blackburn, E.H. and Yaffe, K. and Cawthon, R.M. and Opresko, P.L. and Hsueh, W.-C. and Satterfield, S. and Newman, A.B. and Ayonayon, H.N. and Rubin, S.M. and Harris, T.B. and Epel, E.S.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0019687
2011

Daily cognitive appraisals, daily affect, and long-term depressive symptoms: The role of self-esteem and self-concept clarity in the stress process
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
Lee-Flynn, S.C. and Pomaki, G. and DeLongis, A. and Biesanz, J.C. and Puterman, E.
DOI: 10.1177/0146167210394204
2011

Protecting us from ourselves: Social support as a buffer of trait and state rumination
Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology
Puterman, E. and Delongis, A. and Pomaki, G.
DOI: 10.1521/jscp.2010.29.7.797
2010

Dynamics of telomerase activity in response to acute psychological stress
Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
Epel, E.S. and Lin, J. and Dhabhar, F.S. and Wolkowitz, O.M. and Puterman, E. and Karan, L. and Blackburn, E.H.
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbi.2009.11.018
2010

Spousal Support and Dyadic Coping in Times of Stress
Support Processes in Intimate Relationships
DeLongis, A. and Holtzman, S. and Puterman, E. and Lam, M.
DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380170.003.0006
2010

The power of exercise: Buffering the effect of chronic stress on telomere length
PLoS ONE
Puterman, E. and Lin, J. and Blackburn, E. and O'Donovan, A. and Adler, N. and Epel, E.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010837
2010

Spouse depression and disease course among persons with rheumatoid arthritis
Arthritis Care and Research
Lam, M. and Lehman, A.J. and Puterman, E. and DeLongis, A.
DOI: 10.1002/art.24510
2009

Coping and health behaviours in times of global health crises: Lessons from SARS and West Nile
Global Public Health
Puterman, E. and Delongis, A. and Lee-Baggley, D. and Greenglass, E.
DOI: 10.1080/17441690802063304
2009

The role of empathic responding
European Psychologist
O'Brien, T.B. and DeLongis, A. and Pomaki, G. and Puterman, E. and Zwicker, A.
DOI: 10.1027/1016-9040.14.1.18
2009

Coping Skills
Encyclopedia of Stress
DeLongis, A. and Puterman, E.
DOI: 10.1016/B978-012373947-6.00095-7
2007

Research

Working with BC Children’s Hospital Shapedown Program: A 10-week holistic approach to weight management issues for children, adolescents, and their families
Together with Dr. Tamara Cohen, our projects are centered around program evaluation which include exploring changes in participant’s health behaviours as mechanisms of changes in body mass index trajectories.

Positively Dance Project – A pilot feasibility dance project developed with, by, and for women living with HIV
Women living with HIV will be trained to become dance instructors to lead biweekly classes for other women living with HIV in the community.

PASS Project – A randomized controlled trial for military veterans from across Canada
Interested veterans will be invited to attend weekly ball hockey games at their local mess halls to improve mental, social, and physical health, and provide opportunities to connect to local support programs.

Grants

CIHR Project Grant– Positively Dance Project (PI: Puterman; Co-Is: Beauchamp, Bennett, Côté, Murray, Kaida, Tognazzini)

Veterans Affairs Canada – PASS Program (PIs: Beauchamp, Puterman)

NSERC Discovery Grant – Effects of Different Features of a Single Bout of Exercise on Neurobiological Activation and Recovery Following Induction of Psychological Threat (PI: Puterman)

Honours & Awards

2018: International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology Curt P. Richter Award

2016: Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar

2016: UBC Nomination for CIHR Gold Leaf Award for Young Investigator

2015: Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Physical Activity and Health

2015: Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, Neil Miller New Investigator Award

2014: Society of Behavioral Medicine, Early Career Investigator Award

2013: Psychological Science and Behavioral Economics in the Service of Public Policy Meeting at the White House, “Rising Star” Scientist

2011: American Psychosomatic Society, Young Scholar Award

2011: Institute of Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden, Berzelius Symposium on Telomere Biology in Health and Disease, Best Abstract

2009: Canadian Psychological Association Dissertation Award

2003: American Psychological Association – Division 38, Outstanding Poster Presentation Student Affiliate Award

2003: Western Psychological Association – Outstanding Poster Presentation Student Award