Amy DeSantis

Amy DeSantis

Associate Behavioral/Social Scientist
The RAND Corporation



Year Degree Institution
2010 PhD, Human Development and Social Policy Northwestern University
2001 MSW Boston College
1996 BA Bryn Mawr College

Selected Publications

DeSantis, A.S., Adam, E.K., Hawkley, L.C., Kudielka, B.M., & Cacioppo, J.C (Working Paper/In Press/Under Review). Racial and ethnic differences in cortisol diurnal rhythms: Are they consistent over time?. Psychosomatic Medicine).

Golden, S.H., Sanchez, B.N., DeSantis, A.S., Wu, M., Castro C., Seeman T.E., Tadros S., Shrager S., & Diez Roux, A.V. (2014). Salivary cortisol protocol adherence and reliability by Sociodemographic Features: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Psychoneuroendocrinology 43:30-40: doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2014.01.025. Epub 2014 Feb.

DeSantis, A.S., Diez Roux, A.V., Moore, K., Mujahid, M. Nieto, J., & Baron, K.G. (2013). Associations of neighborhood characteristics with sleep duration and daytime sleepiness: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Sleep, 36(10): 1543-1551.

Research Interests

My research interests include racial/ethnic and socio-economic health disparities; social influences on physical and mental health, and HPA activity and the physiological processes through which environmental stressors operate to influence health outcomes.

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