As part of the Understanding Society Biomarkers team, I am using biomarker data to investigate links between the social environment and health.
Social and lifecourse epidemiology
Interactions of mental and physical health
Unemployment and health
Hughes, A and Kumari, M. Age modification of the relationship between C-reactive protein and fatigue: findings from Understanding Society (UKHLS). Psychological Medicine (2017). https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291717002872
Associations of C-reactive protein and psychological distress are modified by antidepressants, supporting an inflammatory depression subtype: Findings from UKHLS. Brain, Behavior and Immunity (2017). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2017.07.009
Hughes, A., McMunn, A., Bartley, M., and Kumari, M. Unemployment and inflammatory markers in England, Wales and Scotland, 1998–2012: Meta-analysis of results from 12 studies. Brain, Behavior and Immunity (2017). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2017.03.012
Hughes, A and Kumari, M. Unemployment, underweight, and obesity: Findings from Understanding Society (UKHLS). Prev Med. 2017 Apr;97:19-25. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.12.045. Epub 2016 Dec 27.
Hughes, A., McMunn, A., Bartley, M., and Kumari, M., Elevated Inflammatory Biomarkers during Unemployment: Moderating Effects of Age and Country in the United Kingdom, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2015; 69:673-679 http://jech.bmj.com/content/early/2015/02/19/jech-2014-204404.full
Hofstetter J., Hofstetter A., Hughes A. and Mayeda A., Intermittent long wavelength red light increases the period of daily locomotor activity in mice, Journal of Circadian Rhythms. 2005; 3:8 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1173135