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William Gerin

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InstitutionCollege of Health and Human Development
DepartmentBiobehavioral Health
Address309B Health & Human Dev East Bldg
University Park, PA 16802
Phone8148650654
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InstitutionHuck Institutes of the Life Sciences


 Overview 
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PREFERRED TITLE/ROLE:

Professor of Behavioral Health
Director, The Mind-Body Cardiovascular Psychophysiology Laboratory

EDUCATION:

Ph.D., Columbia University, 1985

NARRATIVE:

Dr. Gerin's research focuses on the role of social stressors and angry rumination in biological dysregulation and development of heart disease, non-pharmacological interventions to reduce blood pressure in hypertensive patients, and white coat hypertension.


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  1. Johnson JA, Key BL, Routledge FS, Gerin W, Campbell TS. High trait rumination is associated with blunted nighttime diastolic blood pressure dipping. Ann Behav Med. 2014 Dec; 48(3):384-91.
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  2. Zawadzki MJ, Smyth JM, Merritt MM, Gerin W. Absorption in self-selected activities is associated with lower ambulatory blood pressure but not for high trait ruminators. Am J Hypertens. 2013 Nov; 26(11):1273-9.
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  3. Zawadzki MJ, Vandekar L, Smyth JM, Haas D, Gerin W. An extended validation of the ScottCare 320 ambulatory blood pressure monitor: recommendations for clinical application. Blood Press Monit. 2013 Jun; 18(3):151-5.
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  4. Spruill TM, Feltheimer SD, Harlapur M, Schwartz JE, Ogedegbe G, Park Y, Gerin W. Are there consequences of labeling patients with prehypertension? An experimental study of effects on blood pressure and quality of life. J Psychosom Res. 2013 May; 74(5):433-8.
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  5. DeSorbo AL, Noble JM, Shaffer M, Gerin W, Williams OA. The use of an audience response system in an elementary school-based health education program. Health Educ Behav. 2013 Oct; 40(5):531-5.
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  6. Williams O, DeSorbo A, Noble J, Shaffer M, Gerin W. Long-term learning of stroke knowledge among children in a high-risk community. Neurology. 2012 Aug 21; 79(8):802-6.
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  7. Zawadzki MJ, Graham JE, Gerin W. Rumination and anxiety mediate the effect of loneliness on depressed mood and sleep quality in college students. Health Psychol. 2013 Feb; 32(2):212-22.
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  8. Zawadzki MJ, Graham JW, Gerin W. Increasing the validity and efficiency of blood pressure estimates using ambulatory and clinic measurements and modern missing data methods. Am J Hypertens. 2012 Jul; 25(7):764-9.
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  9. Gerin W, Zawadzki MJ, Brosschot JF, Thayer JF, Christenfeld NJ, Campbell TS, Smyth JM. Rumination as a mediator of chronic stress effects on hypertension: a causal model. Int J Hypertens. 2012; 2012:453465.
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  10. Williams O, DeSorbo A, Noble J, Gerin W. Child-Mediated Stroke Communication: findings from Hip Hop Stroke. Stroke. 2012 Jan; 43(1):163-9.
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  11. Espinosa R, Spruill TM, Zawadzki MJ, Vandekar L, Garcia-Vera MP, Sanz J, Pickering TG, Linden WL, Gerin W. Can blood pressure measurements taken in the physician's office avoid the 'white coat' bias? Blood Press Monit. 2011 Oct; 16(5):231-7.
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  12. Eguchi K, Kuruvilla S, Ishikawa J, Ogedegbe G, Gerin W, Schwartz JE, Pickering TG. Correlations between different measures of clinic, home, and ambulatory blood pressure in hypertensive patients. Blood Press Monit. 2011 Jun; 16(3):142-8.
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  13. Streitel KL, Graham JE, Pickering TG, Gerin W. Explaining gender differences in the white coat effect. Blood Press Monit. 2011 Feb; 16(1):1-6.
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  14. Gerin W, James GD. Psychosocial determinants of hypertension: laboratory and field models. Blood Press Monit. 2010 Apr; 15(2):93-9.
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  15. Gerin W. Differences in emotional personality traits and stress between sustained hypertension and normotension. Hypertens Res. 2010 Mar; 33(3):194.
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  16. Shcheslavskaya OV, Burg MM, McKinley PS, Schwartz JE, Gerin W, Ryff CD, Weinstein M, Seeman TE, Sloan RP. Heart rate recovery after cognitive challenge is preserved with age. Psychosom Med. 2010 Feb; 72(2):128-33.
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  17. Shimbo D, Kuruvilla S, Haas D, Pickering TG, Schwartz JE, Gerin W. Preventing misdiagnosis of ambulatory hypertension: algorithm using office and home blood pressures. J Hypertens. 2009 Sep; 27(9):1775-83.
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  18. Gerin B. In memoriam: Thomas G. Pickering. Ann Behav Med. 2009 Aug; 38(1):69.
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  19. Eguchi K, Kuruvilla S, Ogedegbe G, Gerin W, Schwartz JE, Pickering TG. What is the optimal interval between successive home blood pressure readings using an automated oscillometric device? J Hypertens. 2009 Jun; 27(6):1172-7.
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  20. Ogedegbe G, Tobin JN, Fernandez S, Gerin W, Diaz-Gloster M, Cassells A, Khalida C, Pickering T, Schoenthaler A, Ravenell J. Counseling African Americans to Control Hypertension (CAATCH) trial: a multi-level intervention to improve blood pressure control in hypertensive blacks. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2009 May; 2(3):249-56.
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  21. Spruill TM, Gerin W, Ogedegbe G, Burg M, Schwartz JE, Pickering TG. Socioeconomic and psychosocial factors mediate race differences in nocturnal blood pressure dipping. Am J Hypertens. 2009 Jun; 22(6):637-42.
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  22. Ogedegbe G, Pickering TG, Clemow L, Chaplin W, Spruill TM, Albanese GM, Eguchi K, Burg M, Gerin W. The misdiagnosis of hypertension: the role of patient anxiety. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Dec 8; 168(22):2459-65.
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  23. Pickering TG, Gerin W, Schwartz JE, Spruill TM, Davidson KW. Franz Volhard lecture: should doctors still measure blood pressure? The missing patients with masked hypertension. J Hypertens. 2008 Dec; 26(12):2259-67.
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  24. Finset A, Gerin W. How can we promote medication adherence and lifestyle changes in hypertensive patients? Patient Educ Couns. 2008 Jul; 72(1):1-2.
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  25. Key BL, Campbell TS, Bacon SL, Gerin W. The influence of trait and state rumination on cardiovascular recovery from a negative emotional stressor. J Behav Med. 2008 Jun; 31(3):237-48.
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  26. Eguchi K, Hoshide S, Ishikawa J, Ishikawa S, Pickering TG, Gerin W, Ogedegbe G, Schwartz JE, Shimada K, Kario K. Cardiovascular prognosis of sustained and white-coat hypertension in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Blood Press Monit. 2008 Feb; 13(1):15-20.
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  27. Chafin S, Christenfeld N, Gerin W. Improving cardiovascular recovery from stress with brief poststress exercise. Health Psychol. 2008 Jan; 27(1 Suppl):S64-72.
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  28. Brondolo E, Libby DJ, Denton EG, Thompson S, Beatty DL, Schwartz J, Sweeney M, Tobin JN, Cassells A, Pickering TG, Gerin W. Racism and ambulatory blood pressure in a community sample. Psychosom Med. 2008 Jan; 70(1):49-56.
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  29. Spruill TM, Pickering TG, Schwartz JE, Mostofsky E, Ogedegbe G, Clemow L, Gerin W. The impact of perceived hypertension status on anxiety and the white coat effect. Ann Behav Med. 2007 Aug; 34(1):1-9.
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  30. Glynn LM, Christenfeld N, Gerin W. Recreating cardiovascular responses with rumination: the effects of a delay between harassment and its recall. Int J Psychophysiol. 2007 Nov; 66(2):135-40.
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  31. Shimbo D, Pickering TG, Spruill TM, Abraham D, Schwartz JE, Gerin W. Relative utility of home, ambulatory, and office blood pressures in the prediction of end-organ damage. Am J Hypertens. 2007 May; 20(5):476-82.
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  32. Eguchi K, Schwartz JE, Roman MJ, Devereux RB, Gerin W, Pickering TG. Metabolic syndrome less strongly associated with target organ damage than syndrome components in a healthy, working population. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2007 May; 9(5):337-44.
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  33. Eguchi K, Yacoub M, Jhalani J, Gerin W, Schwartz JE, Pickering TG. Consistency of blood pressure differences between the left and right arms. Arch Intern Med. 2007 Feb 26; 167(4):388-93.
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  34. Shimbo D, Chaplin W, Akinola O, Harris A, Abraham D, Homma S, Gerin W. Effect of anger provocation on endothelium-dependent and -independent vasodilation. Am J Cardiol. 2007 Mar 15; 99(6):860-3.
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  35. Gerin W, Tobin JN, Schwartz JE, Chaplin W, Rieckmann N, Davidson KW, Goyal TM, Jhalani J, Cassells A, Feliz K, Khalida C, Diaz-Gloster M, Ogedegbe G. The medication Adherence and Blood Pressure Control (ABC) trial: a multi-site randomized controlled trial in a hypertensive, multi-cultural, economically disadvantaged population. Contemp Clin Trials. 2007 Jul; 28(4):459-71.
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  36. Gerin W, Schwartz JE, Devereux RB, Goyal T, Shimbo D, Ogedegbe G, Rieckmann N, Abraham D, Chaplin W, Burg M, Jhulani J, Pickering TG. Superiority of ambulatory to physician blood pressure is not an artifact of differential measurement reliability. Blood Press Monit. 2006 Dec; 11(6):297-301.
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  37. Rieckmann N, Gerin W, Kronish IM, Burg MM, Chaplin WF, Kong G, Lespérance F, Davidson KW. Course of depressive symptoms and medication adherence after acute coronary syndromes: an electronic medication monitoring study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006 Dec 5; 48(11):2218-22.
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  38. Rieckmann N, Kronish IM, Haas D, Gerin W, Chaplin WF, Burg MM, Vorchheimer D, Davidson KW. Persistent depressive symptoms lower aspirin adherence after acute coronary syndromes. Am Heart J. 2006 Nov; 152(5):922-7.
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  39. Brosschot JF, Gerin W, Thayer JF. The perseverative cognition hypothesis: a review of worry, prolonged stress-related physiological activation, and health. J Psychosom Res. 2006 Feb; 60(2):113-24.
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  40. Gerin W, Ogedegbe G, Schwartz JE, Chaplin WF, Goyal T, Clemow L, Davidson KW, Burg M, Lipsky S, Kentor R, Jhalani J, Shimbo D, Pickering TG. Assessment of the white-coat effect. J Hypertens. 2006 Jan; 24(1):67-74.
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  41. Rieckmann N, Burg MM, Gerin W, Chaplin WF, Clemow L, Davidson KW. Depression vulnerabilities in patients with different levels of depressive symptoms after acute coronary syndromes. Psychother Psychosom. 2006; 75(6):353-61.
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  42. Gerin W, Davidson KW, Christenfeld NJ, Goyal T, Schwartz JE. The role of angry rumination and distraction in blood pressure recovery from emotional arousal. Psychosom Med. 2006 Jan-Feb; 68(1):64-72.
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  43. Jhalani J, Goyal T, Clemow L, Schwartz JE, Pickering TG, Gerin W. Anxiety and outcome expectations predict the white-coat effect. Blood Press Monit. 2005 Dec; 10(6):317-9.
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  44. Haas DC, Davidson KW, Schwartz DJ, Rieckmann N, Roman MJ, Pickering TG, Gerin W, Schwartz JE. Depressive symptoms are independently predictive of carotid atherosclerosis. Am J Cardiol. 2005 Feb 15; 95(4):547-50.
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  45. Gerin W, Chaplin W, Schwartz JE, Holland J, Alter R, Wheeler R, Duong D, Pickering TG. Sustained blood pressure increase after an acute stressor: the effects of the 11 September 2001 attack on the New York City World Trade Center. J Hypertens. 2005 Feb; 23(2):279-84.
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  46. Chafin S, Roy M, Gerin W, Christenfeld N. Music can facilitate blood pressure recovery from stress. Br J Health Psychol. 2004 Sep; 9(Pt 3):393-403.
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  47. Schwartz AR, Haas DC, Gerin W, Pickering TG. Accurate measurement of blood pressure. JAMA. 2003 Jun 4; 289(21):2792; author reply 2793-4.
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  48. Pickering T, Clemow L, Davidson K, Gerin W. Behavioral cardiology --has its time finally arrived? Mt Sinai J Med. 2003 Mar; 70(2):101-12.
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  49. Lovallo WR, Gerin W. Psychophysiological reactivity: mechanisms and pathways to cardiovascular disease. Psychosom Med. 2003 Jan-Feb; 65(1):36-45.
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  50. Schwartz AR, Gerin W, Davidson KW, Pickering TG, Brosschot JF, Thayer JF, Christenfeld N, Linden W. Toward a causal model of cardiovascular responses to stress and the development of cardiovascular disease. Psychosom Med. 2003 Jan-Feb; 65(1):22-35.
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  51. Brondolo E, Rieppi R, Kelly KP, Gerin W. Perceived racism and blood pressure: a review of the literature and conceptual and methodological critique. Ann Behav Med. 2003; 25(1):55-65.
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  52. Linden W, Gerin W, Davidson K. Cardiovascular reactivity: status quo and a research agenda for the new millennium. Psychosom Med. 2003 Jan-Feb; 65(1):5-8.
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  53. Pickering TG, Davidson K, Gerin W, Schwartz JE. Masked hypertension. Hypertension. 2002 Dec; 40(6):795-6.
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  54. Pickering TG, Gerin W, Schwartz AR. What is the white-coat effect and how should it be measured? Blood Press Monit. 2002 Dec; 7(6):293-300.
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  55. Gerin W, Schwartz AR, Schwartz JE, Pickering TG, Davidson KW, Bress J, O'Brien E, Atkins N. Limitations of current validation protocols for home blood pressure monitors for individual patients. Blood Press Monit. 2002 Dec; 7(6):313-8.
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  56. Glynn LM, Christenfeld N, Gerin W. The role of rumination in recovery from reactivity: cardiovascular consequences of emotional states. Psychosom Med. 2002 Sep-Oct; 64(5):714-26.
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  57. Lipsky SI, Pickering TG, Gerin W. World Trade Center disaster effect on blood pressure. Blood Press Monit. 2002 Aug; 7(4):249.
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  58. Kario K, Schwartz JE, Gerin W, Robayo N, Maceo E, Pickering TG. Psychological and physical stress-induced cardiovascular reactivity and diurnal blood pressure variation in women with different work shifts. Hypertens Res. 2002 Jul; 25(4):543-51.
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  59. Valdimarsdottir HB, Zakowski SG, Gerin W, Mamakos J, Pickering T, Bovbjerg DH. Heightened psychobiological reactivity to laboratory stressors in healthy women at familial risk for breast cancer. J Behav Med. 2002 Feb; 25(1):51-65.
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  60. O'Brien E, Pickering T, Asmar R, Myers M, Parati G, Staessen J, Mengden T, Imai Y, Waeber B, Palatini P, Gerin W. Working Group on Blood Pressure Monitoring of the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol for validation of blood pressure measuring devices in adults. Blood Press Monit. 2002 Feb; 7(1):3-17.
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  61. Pickering T, Gerin W. Dogs and the heart. Clin Auton Res. 2001 Oct; 11(5):277-8.
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  62. Gerin W, Marion RM, Friedman R, James GD, Bovbjerg DH, Pickering TG. How should we measure blood pressure in the doctor's office? Blood Press Monit. 2001 Oct; 6(5):257-62.
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  63. Friedman R, Schwartz JE, Schnall PL, Landsbergis PA, Pieper C, Gerin W, Pickering TG. Psychological variables in hypertension: relationship to casual or ambulatory blood pressure in men. Psychosom Med. 2001 Jan-Feb; 63(1):19-31.
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  64. Christenfeld N, Glynn LM, Gerin W. On the reliable assessment of cardiovascular recovery: an application of curve-fitting techniques. Psychophysiology. 2000 Jul; 37(4):543-50.
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  65. Christenfeld N, Gerin W. Social support and cardiovascular reactivity. Biomed Pharmacother. 2000 Jun; 54(5):251-7.
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  66. Gerin W, Pickering TG, Glynn L, Christenfeld N, Schwartz A, Carroll D, Davidson K. An historical context for behavioral models of hypertension. J Psychosom Res. 2000 Apr-May; 48(4-5):369-77.
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  67. Pickering TG, Gerin W, Holland JK. Home blood pressure teletransmission for better diagnosis and treatment. Curr Hypertens Rep. 1999 Dec; 1(6):489-94.
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  68. Glynn LM, Christenfeld N, Gerin W. Gender, social support, and cardiovascular responses to stress. Psychosom Med. 1999 Mar-Apr; 61(2):234-42.
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  69. Gerin W, Christenfeld N, Pieper C, DeRafael DA, Su O, Stroessner SJ, Deich J, Pickering TG. The generalizability of cardiovascular responses across settings. J Psychosom Res. 1998 Feb; 44(2):209-18.
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  70. Christenfeld N, Glynn LM, Kulik JA, Gerin W. The social construction of cardiovascular reactivity. Ann Behav Med. 1998; 20(4):317-25.
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  71. Christenfeld N, Gerin W, Linden W, Sanders M, Mathur J, Deich JD, Pickering TG. Social support effects on cardiovascular reactivity: is a stranger as effective as a friend? Psychosom Med. 1997 Jul-Aug; 59(4):388-98.
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  72. Linden W, Earle TL, Gerin W, Christenfeld N. Physiological stress reactivity and recovery: conceptual siblings separated at birth? J Psychosom Res. 1997 Feb; 42(2):117-35.
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  73. Pickering TG, Devereux RB, James GD, Gerin W, Landsbergis P, Schnall PL, Schwartz JE. Environmental influences on blood pressure and the role of job strain. J Hypertens Suppl. 1996 Dec; 14(5):S179-85.
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  74. Gerin W, Litt MD, Deich J, Pickering TG. Self-efficacy as a component of active coping: effects on cardiovascular reactivity. J Psychosom Res. 1996 May; 40(5):485-93.
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  75. Gerin W, Litt MD, Deich J, Pickering TG. Self-efficacy as a moderator of perceived control effects on cardiovascular reactivity: is enhanced control always beneficial? Psychosom Med. 1995 Jul-Aug; 57(4):390-7.
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  76. Gerin W, Pickering TG. Association between delayed recovery of blood pressure after acute mental stress and parental history of hypertension. J Hypertens. 1995 Jun; 13(6):603-10.
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  77. McNeilly MD, Robinson EL, Anderson NB, Pieper CF, Shah A, Toth PS, Martin P, Jackson D, Saulter TD, White C, Kuchibatla M, Collado SM, Gerin W. Effects of racist provocation and social support on cardiovascular reactivity in African American women. Int J Behav Med. 1995; 2(4):321-38.
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  78. Gerin W, Milner D, Chawla S, Pickering TG. Social support as a moderator of cardiovascular reactivity in women: a test of the direct effects and buffering hypotheses. Psychosom Med. 1995 Jan-Feb; 57(1):16-22.
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  79. Gerin W, Rosofsky M, Pieper C, Pickering TG. A test of generalizability of cardiovascular reactivity using a controlled ambulatory procedure. Psychosom Med. 1994 Jul-Aug; 56(4):360-8.
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  80. Gerin W, Pieper C, Pickering TG. Anticipatory and residual effects of an active coping task on pre- and post-stress baselines. J Psychosom Res. 1994 Feb; 38(2):139-49.
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  81. Gerin W, Rosofsky M, Pieper C, Pickering TG. A test of reproducibility of blood pressure and heart rate variability using a controlled ambulatory procedure. J Hypertens. 1993 Oct; 11(10):1127-31.
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  82. Gerin W, Pieper C, Pickering TG. Measurement reliability of cardiovascular reactivity change scores: a comparison of intermittent and continuous methods of assessment. J Psychosom Res. 1993 Jul; 37(5):493-501.
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  83. Gerin W, Pieper C, Marchese L, Pickering TG. The multi-dimensional nature of active coping: differential effects of effort and enhanced control on cardiovascular reactivity. Psychosom Med. 1992 Nov-Dec; 54(6):707-19.
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  84. Gerin W, Pieper C, Levy R, Pickering TG. Social support in social interaction: a moderator of cardiovascular reactivity. Psychosom Med. 1992 May-Jun; 54(3):324-36.
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  85. Pickering TG, Gerin W. Ambulatory blood pressure and reactivity. J Hypertens. 1992 Mar; 10(3):299-300.
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  86. Schnall PL, Landsbergis PA, Pieper CF, Schwartz J, Dietz D, Gerin W, Schlussel Y, Warren K, Pickering TG. The impact of anticipation of job loss on psychological distress and worksite blood pressure. Am J Ind Med. 1992; 21(3):417-32.
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  87. Pickering TG, Devereux RB, Gerin W, James GD, Pieper C, Schlussel YR, Schnall PL. The role of behavioral factors in white coat and sustained hypertension. J Hypertens Suppl. 1990 Dec; 8(7):S141-7.
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  88. Pickering TG, Gerin W. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and cardiovascular reactivity testing for the evaluation of the role of psychosocial factors and prognosis in hypertensive patients. Am Heart J. 1988 Aug; 116(2 Pt 2):665-72.
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