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Stress and Health


Stout, M. E., Keirns, B. H., & Hawkins, M. A. (2023). Hypocortisolemic reactivity to acute social stress among lonely young women. Social Neuroscience, 1-12.

Patel, D., Krems, J., Stout, M.,  Byrd-Craven, J. & Hawkins, M. A. W. (in press). Parents of higher-weight children are viewed as responsible for child weight and thus stigmatized. Psychological Science.

Stout, M. E., Tsotsoros, C. E., & Hawkins, M. A.W. (2022). Does loneliness mediate the relationship between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and Pain catastrophizing among women?. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 1-7.

Keirns, N. G., Keirns, B. H., Tsotsoros, C. E., Sciarrillo, C. M., Emerson, S. R., & Hawkins, M. A. W. (2022). Associations between internalized weight stigma and visceral adipose tissue status are observed in women but not men. Stigma and Health, 7(2), 161–168.


Layman, H. M., Keirns, N. G., & Hawkins, M. A. W. (2021). Internalization of body image as a potential mediator of the relationship between body acceptance by others and intuitive eating. Journal of American College Health, 1-7.

Keirns, N. G., Tsotsoros, C. E., Addante, S., Layman, H. M., Krems, J. A., Pearl, R. L., ... & Hawkins, M. A.W. (2021). Adverse Childhood Experiences Associated with Greater Internalization of Weight Stigma in Women with Excess Weight. Obesities, 1(1), 49-57.

Hawkins, M. A. W., Layman, H. M., Ganson, K. T., Tabler, J., Ciciolla, L., Tsotsoros, C. E., & Nagata, J. M. (2021). Adverse childhood events and cognitive function among young adults: Prospective results from the national longitudinal study of adolescent to adult health. Child Abuse & Neglect, 115, 105008

Emotions and Health


Stout, M. E., & Hawkins, M. A. W. (2021). Temporal Relationships between pain during intercourse (PDI), loneliness, and depressive symptoms among women. Sexual Medicine, 9(6), 100444.

Sawhney, M., Hawkins, M. A. W., Stout, M. E., Keirns, N. G., Mullins-Sweatt, S. N., & Finn, J. A. (2020). The facets of conscientiousness and body mass index: Potential mediation by eating factors. Personality and Individual Differences, 166, 110157.

Hawkins, M.A.W., Miller, D.K, & Stewart, J.C. (2015). A 9-year, bidirectional prospective analysis of depressive symptoms and adiposity: The African American Health Study. Obesity, 23, 192-199.


Hawkins, M.A.W., Stewart, J.C., Stump, T.E., & Callahan, C.M. (2014). Depressive symptom clusters a predictors of incident coronary artery disease:  A 15-year prospective study. Psychosomatic Medicine, 76, 38-43.


Hawkins, M.A.W., & Stewart, J.C. (2012). Do negative affective traits have independent associations with excess adiposity?  Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 73, 243-250.


Stewart, J.C., Zielke, D.J., Hawkins, M.A.W., Williams, D.R., Carnethon, M.R., Knox, S.S., & Matthews, .A. (2012). Depressive symptom clusters and 5-year incidence of coronary artery calcification: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study.  Circulation, 126, 410-417.


Hawkins, M.A.W., Stewart, J.C, & Fitzgerald, G.J. (2011). Combined effect of depressive symptoms and hostility on autonomic nervous system function. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 81, 317-323.


Stewart, J.C., Rand K.L., Hawkins, M.A.W., & Stines, J. (2011). Associations of the shared and unique aspects of positive and negative emotional factors with sleep quality. Personality & Individual Differences, 50, 609-614.


Cognition and Health


Hawkins, M. A. W., Keirns, N. G., Baraldi, A. N., Layman, H. M., Stout, M. E., Smith, C. E., ... & Lovallo, W. R. (2021). Baseline associations between biomarkers, cognitive function, and self‐regulation indices in the Cognitive and Self‐regulatory Mechanisms of Obesity Study. Obesity Science & Practice, 7(6), 669-681.

Hawkins, M. A. W.,  Colaizzi, J. M., Cole, A. B., Keirns, N. G., Smith, C. E., Stout, M., ... & Gahn, D. (2021). Pilot Trial of Acceptance-Based Behavioral Weight Loss and Neurocognition Among American Indians. Behavior Therapy, 52(2), 350-364.

Hawkins, M. A. W., Colaizzi, J., Gunstad, J., Hughes, J. W., Mullins, L. L., Betts, N., ... & Lovallo, W. R. (2018). Cognitive and Self-regulatory Mechanisms of Obesity Study (COSMOS): Study protocol for a randomized controlled weight loss trial examining change in biomarkers, cognition, and self-regulation across two behavioral treatments. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 66, 20-27.


Hawkins, M. A. W., Schaefer, J. T., Gunstad, J., Dolansky, M. A., Redle, J. D., Josephson, R., ... & Hughes, J. W. (2015). What is your patient's cognitive profile? Three distinct subgroups of cognitive function in persons with heart failure. Applied Nursing Research, 28(2), 186-191.


Hawkins, M. A. W,, Goldstein, C. M., Dolansky, M. A., Gunstad, J., Redle, J. D., Josephson, R., & Hughes, J. W. (2015). Depressive symptoms are associated with obesity in adults with heart failure: An analysis of gender differences. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 14(6), 516-524.

Hawkins, M. A. W., Dolansky, M. A., Schaefer, J. T., Fulcher, M. J., Gunstad, J., Redle, J. D., ... & Hughes, J. W. (2015). Cognitive function in heart failure is associated with nonsomatic symptoms of depression but not somatic symptoms. The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 30(5), E9.


Hawkins, M. A. W., Gathright, E. C., Gunstad, J., Dolansky, M. A., Redle, J. D., Josephson, R., ... & Hughes, J. W. (2014). The MoCA and MMSE as screeners for cognitive impairment in a heart failure population: a study with comprehensive neuropsychological testing. Heart & Lung, 43(5), 462-468.


Hawkins, M.A.W., Gunstad, J., Dolanksy, M., Redle, J.D., Josephson, R., Moore, S.M., & Hughes, J.W. (2014). Greater body mass index is associated with poorer cognitive functioning in male heart failure patients.  Journal of Cardiac Failure, 20, 199-206.



Aguree, S., Owora, A., Hawkins, M., & Reddy, M. B. (2023). Iron Deficiency and Iron Deficiency Anemia in Women with and without Obesity: NHANES 2001–2006. Nutrients, 15(10), 2272.

Keirns, N. G., Stout, M. E., Smith, C. E., Layman, H. M., Cole, K. L., Ciciolla, L., & Hawkins, M. A. W. (2022). Mindful acceptance, not awareness, associated with lower food susceptibility. Eating and Weight Disorders-Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, 27(4), 1481-1489.

Goldstein, C. M., Xie, S. S., Hawkins, M. A. W., & Hughes, J. W. (2015). Reducing risk for cardiovascular disease: negative health behaviors in college students. Emerging Adulthood, 3(1), 24-36.

Redelman, C.V., Hawkins, M.A.W., Drumwright, F.R., Ransdell, B., Marrs, K., & Anderson, G.G. (2012). Inquiry-based examination of chemical disruption of bacterial biofilms.  Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 40, 191-197.

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