Peer Reviewed Publications

Please find below a list of journal articles written by HELP faculty and affiliates. Abstracts are available for most items and full-text is available for items published as open access. Please note that the list is organized by year with the most recent publications included at the top. 



Social and emotional learning and teachers.
The Future of Children. 2017;27(1):137-55.
Schonert-Reichl KA.

Relational pathways in early intervention: Research summary report for the Aboriginal Infant Development Program of British Columbia.
Victoria, BC: Provincial Office of the Aboriginal Infant Development Program; 2015.
Gerlach A.

An empirically driven data reduction method on the human 450K methylation array to remove tissue specific non-variable CpGs.
Clin Epigenetics. 2017;9:1-8.
Edgar RD, Jones MJ, Robinson WP, Kobor MS.

BECon: A tool for interpreting DNA methylation findings from blood in the context of brain.
bioRxiv. 2017.
Edgar RD, Jones MJ, Meaney MJ, Turecki G, Kobor MS.

Principles and challenges of applying epigenetic epidemiology to psychology.
Annu Rev Psychol. 2018;69 (1).
Jones MJ, Moore SR, Kobor MS.

The DNA methylome: an interface between the environment, immunity, and ageing.
In: Bueno V, Lord JM, Jackson TA, editors. The Ageing Immune System and Health. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2017. p. 35-52.
McEwen LM, Goodman SJ, Kobor MS, Jones MJ.

Measuring social-emotional development in middle childhood: The Middle Years Development Instrument.
J Appl Dev Psychol. 2017.
Thomson KC, Oberle E, Gadermann AM, Guhn M, Rowcliffe P, Schonert-Reichl KA.

Associations between household educational attainment and adolescent positive mental health in Canada.
SSM - Population Health. 2017.
Thomson K, Guhn M, Richardson C, Shoveller JA.

Afternoon cortisol provides a link between self-regulated anger and peer-reported aggression in typically developing children in the school context.
Dev Psychobiol. 2017.
Oberle E, McLachlan K, Catherine NLA, Brain U, Schonert-Reichl KA, Weinberg J, et al.

A surgical intervention for the body politic: Generation Squeeze applies the Advocacy Coalition Framework to social determinants of health knowledge translation.
2017. 2017;108 (2):6.
Kershaw P, Swanson E, Stucchi A.

A review of neighborhood effects and early child development: How, where, and for whom, do neighborhoods matter?
Health Place. 2017;46:155-74.
Minh A, Muhajarine N, Janus M, Brownell M, Guhn M.

Engaging indigenous families in a community‐based indigenous early childhood programme in British Columbia, Canada: a cultural safety perspective.
Health & Social Care in the Community. 2017.
Gerlach AJ, Browne AJ, Greenwood M. 

Impact of personal and social resources on parenting stress in mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder.
Autism: The International Journal of Research & Practice. 2017;21(2):155-66.
Zaidman-Zait A, Mirenda P, Duku E, Vaillancourt T, Smith IM, Szatmari P, et al.

To reach the students, teach the teachers: a national scan of teacher preparation and social and emotional learning. A report prepared for the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia; 2017 Feb.
Schonert-Reichl KA, Kitil MJ, Hanson-Peterson J.

Webinar Series
Part One – SEL in Teacher Education: Where are we now? aired in January
Part Two – Promoting SEL in Teacher Education aired in February
Part Three – SEL in Motion: Innovative SEL Programs is scheduled on March 10th.
Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia & Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL); 2017 Feb.
Schonert-Reichl KA.

What are the experts saying? Interview with Dr. Kim Schonert-Reichl.
Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia & Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL); 2017 Feb.
Schonert-Reichl KA.

Epigenetics studies of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: where are we now?
Epigenomics. 2017;9(3):291-311.
Lussier AA, Weinberg J, Kobor MS.

Measuring the age distribution in Canadian social spending.
Can Public Adm. 2016;59(4):556–79.
Kershaw P, Anderson L.

Socioeconomic disparities in childhood obesity risk: association with an oxytocin receptor polymorphism.
JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171(1):61-7.
Bush NR, Allison AL, Miller AL, Deardorff J, Adler NE, Boyce WT.

Commentary: The course of life and life, of course: a commentary on Ben-Shlomo, Cooper and Kuh.
Int J Epidemiol. 2016;45(4):1000-2.
Boyce WT, Shonkoff JP.

Neighbourhood socioeconomic status indices and early childhood development.
2017 SSM - Population Health
Webb S, Janus M, Duku E, Raos R, Brownell M, Forer B, et al.


Gender inequalities in access to health care among adults living in British Columbia, Canada. 
2016 Womens Health Issues
Socías M.E., Koehoorn M., Shoveller J.

Higher cortisol is associated with poorer executive functioning in preschool children: the role of parenting stress, parent coping and quality of daycare.
2016 Child Neuropsychol
Wagner S.L., Cepeda I., Krieger D., Maggi S., D’Angiulli A., Weinberg J., et al.

Prenatal alcohol exposure and pair feeding differentially impact puberty and reproductive development in female rats: role of the Kisspeptin system.
2016 Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research 
Sliwowska J.H., Comeau W.L., Bodnar T.S., Ellis L., Weinberg J.

Children of chronically ill parents: relationship between parental multiple sclerosis and childhood developmental health.
2016 Multiple Sclerosis Journal
Razaz N., Joseph K.S., Boyce W.T., Guhn M., Forer B., Carruthers R., et al.

A population-based study of children's well-being and health: the relative importance of social relationships, health-related
activities, and income.
2016 J Happiness Studies
Gadermann A., Guhn M., Schonert-Reichl K., Hymel S., Thomson K., Hertzman C.

Evidence for an immune signature of prenatal alcohol exposure in female rats.
2016 Brain, Behavior & Immunity
Bodnar T.S., Hill L.A., Weinberg J.

The reallocation challenge: containing Canadian medical care spending to invest in the social determinants of health.
2016 Canadian Journal Of Public Health/Revue Canadienne De Santé Publique
Smith N., Mitton C., Kershaw P.

Residential stability reduces unmet health care needs and emergency department utilization among a cohort of homeless and vulnerably housed persons in Canada.
2016 Journal Of Urban Health: Bulletin Of The New York Academy Of Medicine 
Jaworsky D., Gadermann A., Duhoux A., Naismith T.E., Norena M., To M.J., et al.

Monitoring the development of all children: the Early Development Instrument.
2016 Early Childhood Matters
Janus M., Reid-Westoby C.

Socioeconomic adversity, negativity in the parent child-relationship, and physiological reactivity: an examination of pathways and interactive processes affecting young children's physical health.
2016 Psychosom Med.
Hagan M.J., Roubinov D.S., Adler N.E., Boyce W.T, Bush N.R.

Recommended amount of sleep for pediatric populations: a consensus statement of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
2016 J Clin Sleep Med.
Paruthi S. , Brooks L. , D'Ambrosio C. , Hall W. A. , Kotagal S. , Lloyd R.

Stress contagion in the classroom? The link between classroom teacher burnout and morning cortisol in elementary school students
2016 Soc Sci Med
Oberle E. , Schonert-Reichl K.

Epigenetics: a new model for intracellular parasite-host cell regulation
2016 Trends In Parasitology
McMaster R. W. , Morrison C. J. , Kobor M. S.

Examining the social determinants of children's developmental health: protocol for building a pan-Canadian population-based monitoring system for early childhood development
2016 BMJ Open
Guhn M. , Janus M. , Enns J. , Brownell M. , Forer B. , Duku E.

Event Related Potentials reveal early phonological and orthographic processing of single letters in letter-detection and letter-rhyme paradigms
2016 Front Hum Neurosci
Bann S. A. , Herdman A. T.

Impact of personal and social resources on parenting stress in mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder
2016 Autism
Zaidman-Zait A. , Mirenda P. , Duku E. , Vaillancourt T. , Smith I. M. , Szatmari P.

Incidence of mood or anxiety disorders in children of parents with multiple sclerosis
2016 Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol
Razaz N. , Tremlett H. , Boyce T. , Guhn M. , Marrie R. , Joseph K. S.

Improving cell mixture deconvolution by identifying optimal DNA methylation libraries (IDOL)
2016 BMC Bioinformatics
Koestler D. C. , Jones M. , Usset J. , Christensen B. C. , Butler R. A. , Kobor M. S.

Layered social network analysis reveals complex relationships in kindergarteners.
2016 Front Psychol.
Golemiec M. , Schneider M. , Boyce T. , Bush N. R. , Adler N. E. , Levine J. D.

Commentary: Linking cortical and subcortical developmental trajectories to behavioral deficits in a mouse model of prenatal alcohol exposure.
2016 Alcohol Clin Exp Res
Weinberg J.

Five-minute Apgar score as a marker for developmental vulnerability at 5 years of age.
2016 Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition.
Razaz N. , Boyce T. , Brownell M. , Jutte D. , Tremlett H. , Marrie R.

Low birth weight associates with hippocampal gene expression.
2016 Neuroscience
Buschdorf J. , Ong S. , MacIsaac J. , Chng K. , Kobor M. S.

Can Routinely Collected Early Intervention Data for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children Be Used for Outcome Monitoring? A Case Example from British Columbia, Canada
2016 Deafness & Education International
Poon B. , Simmons N.

Establishing systemic social and emotional learning approaches in schools: a framework for schoolwide implementation
2016 Cambridge J Educ.
Oberle E. , Domitrovich C. E. , Meyers D. C. , Weissberg R. P.

Sensory processing patterns in children born very preterm
2016 Am J Occup Ther
Crozier S. C. , Goodson J. Z. , Mackay M. :. , Synnes A. , Grunau R. E. , Miller S. P.

The impact of maternal depression and overcrowded housing on associations between autonomic nervous system reactivity and externalizing behavior problems in vulnerable Latino children
2016 Psychophysiology
Waters S. , Boyce T. , Eskenazi B. , Alkon A.

Associations between teacher-rated social, emotional, and cognitive development in kindergarten and self-reported wellbeing, peer relations, and academic test scores in middle childhood.
2016 Early Childhood Research Quarterly
Guhn M. , Gadermann A. , Almas A. , Schonert-Reichl K. , Hertzman C.

International research utilizing the Early Development Instrument (EDI) as a measure of early child development: Introduction to the Special Issue
2016 Janus M. , Harrison L. J. , Goldfeld S. , Brinkman S. , Guhn M.

The impact of childhood hearing loss on the family: mothers' and fathers' stress and coping resources.
2016 J Deaf Stud Deaf Educ.
Zaidman-Zait A. , Most T. , Tarrasch R. , Haddad-eid E. , Brand D.


Dental caries disparities in early childhood: A study of kindergarten children in British Columbia
2015 Canadian Journal of Public Health
Poon B. , Holley P. , Louie A. , Springinotic C.

DNA methylation changes in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
2015 Int J Dev Neurosci
Portales-Casamar E. , Mah S. , MacIsaac J. , Barhdadi A. , Provost S. , Dube M. P.

Early neonatal pain exposure and brain microstructure interact to predict neurodevelopmental outcomes at 18 months corrected age in children born very preterm
2015 Int J Dev Neurosci
Vinall J. , Zwicker J. , Grunau R. E. , Chau V. , Poskitt K. J. , Brant R.

Frontal brain activation, systemic cardiovascular and behavioral responses to heel lance in very preterm infants
2015 Int J Dev Neurosci
Ranger M. , Craciunoiu O. , Synnes A. , Colier W. , Grunau R. , Holsti L.

Using the Early Development Instrument to examine cognitive and non-cognitive school readiness and elementary student achievement.
2015 Early Childhood Research Quarterly
Davies S. ,Janus M. , Duku E. , Gaskin A.

Measuring kindness at school: psychometric properties of a school kindness scale for children and adolescents
2015 Psychol Schs
Binfet J. , Gadermann A. , Schonert-Reichl K.

Nurturing early childhood development in times of austerity in BC
Posen A. , Siddiqi A. , Hertzman C.

The potential of social epigenetics for child health policy.
2015 Canadian Public Policy
Park M. , Kobor M. S.

Maternal early life adversities and the offspring's epigenome: A M.A.V.A.N. project
2015 Psychoneuroendocrinology
Unternaehrer E. , O'Donnell K. , Bouvette-Turcot A. , Gaudreau H. , Cost k. , Fleming A. , Kobor M. S.

A population-based study of children’s well-being and health: the relative importance of social relationships, health-related activities, and income.
2015 J Happiness Studies
Gadermann A. , Guhn M. , Schonert-Reichl K. , Thomson K. , Hertzman C.

Prenatal alcohol exposure alters methyl metabolism and programs serotonin transporter and glucocorticoid receptor expression in brain.
2015 Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol
Ying Fai N. , Sulistyoningrum K. , O'Neill R. , Innis S. , Weinberg J. , Devlin A. M.

Differential susceptibility of the developing brain to contextual adversity and stress.
2015 Neuropsychopharmacology
Boyce T.

Higher cortisol is associated with poorer executive functioning in preschool children: The role of parenting stress, parent coping and quality of daycare
2015 Child Neuropsychol
Wagner S. L. , Cepeda I. L. , Krieger D. , Maggi S. , D'Angiulli A. , Weinberg J.

Prenatal alcohol exposure and adolescent stress increase sensitivity to stress and gonadal hormone influences on cognition in adult female rats.
2015 Physiol Behav.
Comeau W. L. , Lee K. , Anderson K. , Weinberg J.

Five-minute Apgar score as a marker for developmental vulnerability at 5 years of age
2015 Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed
Boyce T. , Brownell M. , Jutte D. , Tremlett H. , Marrie R.

Investigation of the cross-national equivalence of a measurement of early child development.
2015 Child Indicators Research
Duku E. , Janus M. , Brinkman S.

Parent ratings of child cognition and language compared with Bayley-III in preterm 3-year-olds
2015 Early Hum Dev
Perra O. , McGowan J. , Grunau R. E. , Doran J. , Craig S. , Johnston L.

Alcohol and pregnancy: effects on maternal care, HPA axis function, and hippocampal neurogenesis in adult females
2015 Psychoneuroendocrinology
>Workman J. , Raineki C. , Weinberg J. , Galea L. A.

Almutairi's Critical Cultural Competence model for a multicultural healthcare environment
2015 Nurs Inq.
Almutairi A. , Dahinten S. , Rodney P.

A pooling-based approach to mapping genetic variants associated with DNA methylation
2015 Genome Res
Kaplow I. , MacIsaac J. , Mah S. , McEwen L. , Kobor M. S. , Fraser H. B.

Children's night waking among toddlers: relationships with mothers' and fathers' parenting approaches and children's behavioural difficulties
2015 J Adv Nurs
Zaidman-Zait A. , Hall W. A.

Concordant and discordant DNA methylation signatures of aging in human blood and brain
2015 Epigenetics Chromatin
Ferre P. , Jones M. , Meaney M. , Emberly E. , Turecki G. , Kobor M. S.

DNA methylation and healthy human aging
2015 Aging Cell
Jones M. , Goodman S. , Kobor M. S.

Early adversity, elevated stress physiology, accelerated sexual maturation, and poor health in females
2015 Developmental Psychology
Belsky J. , Ruttle P. , Boyce T. , Armstrong J. , Essex M. J.

Fostering early brain development
2015 JAMA
Boyce T.

Gender differences in the roles for social support in ensuring adequate fruit and vegetable consumption among older adult Canadians
2015 Appetite
Rugel E. , Carpiano R. M.

How do babies feel pain?
2015 Elife
Ranger M. , Grunau R. E.

Neonatal pain and infection relate to smaller cerebellum in very preterm children at school age
2015 J. Pediatr
Ranger M. , Zwicker J. , Chau C. , Park M. , Chakravarthy M. , Poskitt K. J.

Predicting severe motor impairment in preterm children at age 5 years
2015 Arch Dis Child
Synnes A. , Anderson P. , Grunau R. E. , Dewey D. , Moddemann D. , Tin W.

Prenatal antidepressant exposure associated with CYP2E1 DNA methylation change in neonates
2015 Epigenetics
Gurnot C. , Martin-Subero I. , Weikum W. ,Goodman S. ,Brain U.

Prenatal exposure to serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants and childhood behavior
2015 Pediatr Res.
Hanley G. E. , Brain U. , Oberlander T.

Stress in parents of children born very preterm is predicted by child externalising behaviour and parent coping at age 7 years
2015 Arch Dis Child.
Linden M. , Cepeda I. L. , Synnes A. , Grunau R. E.

Tract-based spatial statistics in preterm-born neonates predicts cognitive and motor outcomes at 18 months
2015 AJNR Am J Neuroradiol
Duerden E. , Foong J. , Chau V. , Branson H. , Poskitt K. J. , Grunau R. E.

Social dominance, school bullying, and child health: what are our ethical obligations to the very young?
2015 Pediatrics
Halpern J. , Jutte D. , Colby J. , Boyce T.

Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) Val66Met polymorphism influences the association of the methylome with maternal anxiety and neonatal brain volume
2015 Dev Psychopathol.
Chen L. , Pan H. , Tuan T. , Teh A. , MacIsaac J. , Mah S. , McEwen L. , Li Y. , Chen H. , Broekman B. , Buschdorf J. , Chong Y. , Kwek K. , Saw S. , Gluckman P. , Fortier M. , Rifkin Graboi A. , Kobor M. S. , Qui A. , Meaney M. , Holbrook J.

Prenatal alcohol exposure alters steady-state and activated gene expression in the adult rat brain
2015 Alcoholism: Clin Experimental Res
Lussier A. , Stepien K. , Neumann S. , Pavlidis P. , Kobor M. S. , Weinberg J.

Development and the epigenome: the ‘synapse’ of gene–environment interplay
2015 Developmental Science
Boyce T. , Kobor M. S.

Early childhood neurodevelopment after intrauterine growth restriction: a systematic review
2015 Pediatrics
Levine T. , Grunau R.E. , McAuliffe F. , Pinnamaneni R. , Foran A. , Alderdice F.

Enhancing cognitive and social-emotional development through a simple-to-administer mindfulness-based school program for elementary school children: a randomized controlled trial
2015 Developmental Psychology
Schonert-Reichl K. , Oberle E. , Stewart Lawlor M. , Abbott D. , Thomson K. , Oberlander T.

Socio-cultural selection and the sculpting of the human genome: Cultures’ directional forces on evolution and development
2015 New Ideas in Psychology
Milbrath C.


Please visit our Peer Reviewed Publications archive here. The archive includes publications from 2014 and earlier.