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Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts:

  1. Mason, A.E., Saslow, L., Moran, P., Hartogensis, W., †Abousleiman, H., †Hartman, A., Goldman, V., †Richler, R., †Schleicher, S., Wali, P., Kim, S., Leung, C., Epel, E., & Hecht, F. M. Lipid findings from the Diabetes Education to Lower Insulin, Sugars, and Hunger (DELISH) Study. BMC Nutrition & Metabolism. View in: PubMed

  2. Schneider, C., Huddleson, H., Masharani, U., Mason, A.E., & Frassetto, L. (In Press). Stringency in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) criteria and application in clinical study. Journal of Infertility and Reproductive Biology.

  3. Mason, A.E., †Jhaveri, K., †Hartman, A., †Wackerly, A., †Almeida, C., †Schleicher, S., Alba, D., Koliwad, S., Epel, E.S., & Aschbacher, K. (2019) Sweet cognition: The differential effects of glucose consumption on attentional food bias in individuals of lean and obese status. Physiology & Behavior, 206:264-273 View in: PubMed

  4. Radin, R. M†, Mason, A.E., Laudenslager, M.L., & Epel, E.S. (2019) Maternal caregivers have confluence of altered cortisol, high reward-driven eating, and worsening metabolic health over time. PLoS One, 14(5): e0216541. View in: PubMed

  5. Mason, A.E. (2019). The burden of being poor: Stress at the belly of the matter. (In Press). Brain, Behavior, & Immunity. View in: PubMed

  6. Mason, A.E., Adler, J.M, Puterman, E., Lakmazaheri, A., Brucker, M., Aschbacher, K., & Epel, E.S. (2018). Stress resilience: Narrative identify may buffer the longitudinal effects of chronic caregiving stress on mental health and telomere shortening. Brain, Behavior, & Immunity, 77, 101-109. View in: PubMed

  7. Vainik, U., Han, C., Epel, E.S., Dagher, A., & Mason, A.E. (2019). Rapidly assessing reward-related eating: The RED-X5. Obesity. 27(2), 325-33. View in: PubMed

  8. Mason, A.E., Saslow, L.R., Moran, P.J., Kim, S., Abousleiman, H., Hartman, A., Richler, R., Schleicher, S.G., Hartogensis, W., Epel, E.S., & Hecht, F.M. (2018). Examining a carbohydrate-restricted diet with or without mindful eating training in type 2 diabetes: The DELISH study protocol. JMIR Research Protocols, 8(2). View in: PubMed

  9. Saslow, L., Mason, A.E., Kim, S., Goldman, V., Ploutz-Snyder, R., Bayandorian, H., Daubenmier, J., Hecht, F.M., & Moskowitz, J.T. (2018). Authors’ reply: Comment on “an online intervention comparing a very low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet and lifestyle recommendations versus a plate method diet in overweight individuals with type 2 diabetes: a randomized controlled trial.” Journal of Medical Internet Research, 20(5). View in: PubMed

  10. Brewer, J.A., Ruf, A., Essien, G.I, van Ludderveld, R.V., & Mason, A.E. (2018). Can Mindfulness Address Maladaptive Eating Behaviors? Why Traditional Diet Plans Fail and How New Mechanistic Insights May Lead to Novel Interventions. Frontiers in Psychology, 9. View in: PubMed

  11. Mason, A.E., Hecht, F.M., Daubenmier, J.J., Sbarra, D.A., Lin, J., Moran, P.J., Schleicher, S.G., Acree, M., Prather, A.A., & Epel, E.S. Weight loss, weight-loss maintenance, and cellular aging in the supporting health through nutrition and exercise (SHINE) study. (2018). Psychosomatic Medicine, 80(7), 609-619. View in: PubMed

  12. Stanhope, K., Goran, M.I., Bosy-Westphal, A., King, J.C., Schmidt, L.A., Schqarzs, J-M., Stice, E.,... Mason, A.E., ... Krauss, R.M. (2018). Pathways and mechanisms linking dietary components to cardiometabolic disease: Thinking beyond calories. Obesity Reviews, 19, 1205-1235. Coverage at Sciencedaily

  13. Mason, A.E., Schleicher, S., Coccia, M., Epel, E.S., & Aschbacher, K. (2018). Chronic stress and impulsivity predict increases in visceral fat over 18 months. Obesity. 26(5), 869-876. View in: PubMed

  14. Cummings, J.M., Mason, A.E., Puterman, E., & Tomiyama, A.J. Comfort eating and all-cause mortality in the U.S. health and retirement study (2018). International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 25, 473-478. View in: PubMed

  15. Saslow, L.R., Daubenmier, J., Moskowitz, J., Kim, A., Murphy, E., Phinney, S., Ploutz-Snyder, R., Goldman, V., Cox, R, Mason, A.E., Moran, P., & Hecht, F.M. (2017). Twelve-Month outcomes of a randomized trial of a moderate-carbohydrate versus very-low carbohydrate diet in overweight adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus or prediabetes. Nutrition and Diabetes, 7(12), 304. View in: PubMed.

  16. Mason, A.E., †Jhaveri, N., Cohn, M., & Brewer, J. (2017). Testing a mobile mindful eating intervention targeting craving-related eating: Feasibility and proof of concept. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, In Press. View in: PubMed

  17. *Mason, A.E., *Vainik, U., Acree, M., Tomiyama, A.J., Dagher, A., *Epel, E.S., & *Hecht F.M. (2017). Improving assessment of the spectrum of reward-related eating: The RED-13. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 795. View in: PubMed

  18. Saslow L.R., Mason A.E., Kim S., Goldman V., Ploutz-Snyder R., Bayandorian H., Daubenmier J., Hecht F.M., Moskowitz J.T. (2017). An online intervention comparing a very low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet and lifestyle recommendations versus a plate method diet in overweight individuals with type 2 diabetes: A randomized controlled trial. JMedInternetRes, 19, e36. View in: PubMed

  19. Adler, E. Dhruva, A., Moran, P.J., Daubenmier, J., Acree, M., Epel, E.S., Bacchetti., P., Prather, A.A., Mason, A.E., &Hecht, F.M. (2017). The Impact of a Mindfulness-Based Weight Loss Interventionon Sleep Quality Among Adults with Obesity: Data from the SHINE Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 23(3), 188-195. View in: PubMed

  20. Mason, A.E., Epel, E.S., Aschbacher, K., Lustig, R.H., Acree, M., Kristeller, J., Cohn, M., Dallman, M., Moran, P.J., Bacchetti, P., Laraia, B., *Hecht, F.M., &*Daubenmier, J. (2016). Reduced reward-driven eating accounts for the impact of a mindfulness-based diet and exercise intervention on weight loss: Data from the SHINE randomized controlled trial. Appetite, 100, 86-93. View in: PubMed

  21. Mason, A.E., Epel, E.S., Kristeller, J., Moran, P., Dallman, M., Lustig, R.H., Acree, M., Bacchetti, P., Laraia, B., & *Hecht, F.M., & *Daubenmier, J. (2016). Effects of a mindfulness-based intervention on mindful eating, sweets consumption, and fasting glucose levels in obese adults: Data from the SHINE randomized controlled trial. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 39, 201-213. View in: PubMed

  22. Mason, A.E., Laraia, B., Daubenmier, J., Hecht, F.M., Lustig, R., Puterman, E., Adler, N., Dallman, M., Kiernan, M., Gearhardt, A.N., & Epel, E.S. (2015). Putting the brakes on the “drive to eat”: Pilot effects of naltrexone and reward based eating on food cravings among obese women. Eating Behaviors, 19, 53-56. View in: PubMed

  23. Mason, A.E., Lustig, R.H., Brown, R.R., Acree, M., Bacchetti, P., Moran, P., Dallman, M., Laraia, B., Adler, N., *Hecht, F.M, *Daubenmier, J., & *Epel, E.S. (2015). Acute responses to opioidergic blockade as a biomarker of hedonic eating among obese women enrolled in a mindfulness-based weight loss intervention trial. Appetite, 91, 311-320. View in: PubMed

  24. Asher, R., Mason, A.E., Weiner, J., & Fessler, R.G. (2015). The relationship between preoperative general mental health and postoperative quality of life in minimally invasive lumbar spine surgery. Neurosurgery, 76(6): 672-9. View in: PubMed

  25. Tryon, M.S., Stanhope, K.L., Epel. E.S., Mason, A.E., Brown, R., Havel, P.J., Medici, V., & Laguaro, K.D. (2015). Excessive sugar consumption may be a difficult habit to break: A view from the brain and body. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 100, 2239-2247. View in: PubMed

  26. †Krietsch, K., Mason, A.E., & Sbarra, D.A. (2014). Sleep complaints predict increases in resting blood pressure following marital separation. Health Psychology, 33, 1204–1213. View in: PubMed

  27. Epel E.S.*, Tomiyama, A.J.*, Mason, A.E., Laraia, B.A., Hartman, W., Ready, K., Acree, M., Adam, T.C., St. Jeor, A., & Kessler, D. (2014). The Reward-Based Eating Drive scale: A self-report index of reward-based eating. PLoS One, 9, e101350.
    View in: PubMedPubMed Central


Selected Book Chapters:

  1. Aschbacher, K., & Mason, A.E. Eustress, distress, and oxidative stress: Promising pathways and mechanisms for the future of mind-body science.

  2. Davis, C., & Mason, A.E. Prevention and treatment of ‘food addiction’. (2017) In S. Sussman (Ed.), Cambridge handbook of substance and behavioral addictions. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

  3. Mason, A.E., & Hecht, F.M. Chapter 2 - Overeating: Types and behavioral interventions. (2017). In Nutrition and cardiometabolic health. (pp. 23-50). New York, NY: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group. Download forthcoming.

  4. Mason, A.E., & Epel, E.S. Stress and obesity. (2017). In Eating Disorders and Obesity: A Comprehensive Handbook, 3rd Edition. (pp. 421-426). New York, NY: Guilford Press. Click to download here.

  5. Mason, A.E., & Epel, E.S. (2015). Craving chocolate? A review of individual differences, triggers, and assessment of food cravings. In N. Avena (Ed.), Handbook of hedonic eating. (pp. 57-82). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Click to access via google books.


Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts: Before there was SEA

  1. Heshmati, S., Sbarra, D.A., & Mason,A.E. (2017). The contemptuous separation: Facial expressions of emotion and breakups in young adulthood. PersRelationship, 24: 453-469. View in: Wiley Online

  2. Mason, A.E., Boden, M. T., & Cucciare, M.A. (2014). Prospective associations among approach coping, alcohol misuse, and psychiatric symptoms among veterans receiving a brief alcohol intervention. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 46, 553–560. View in: PubMed

  3. Sbarra, D.A., Boals, A., Mason, A.E., Larson, G., & Mehl, M.R. (2013). Expressive writing can impede emotional recovery following marital separation. Clinical Psychological Science, 1,(2), 120–134. View in: PubMed

  4. Mason, A.E., Sbarra, D.A., Bryan, A.E.B., & Lee, L.A. (2012). Staying connected when coming apart: The psychological correlates of contact and sex with an ex-partner. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 31, 488-507. View in: PubMed

  5. Mason, A.E., Law, R., Bryan, A.E.B., Portley, R., & Sbarra, D.A. (2012). Facing a breakup: Electromyographic responses moderate self-concept recovery following a romantic separation. Personal Relationships, 19, 551-568. View in: PubMed

  6. Lee, L.A., Sbarra, D.A., Mason, A.E., & Law, R.W. (2011). Attachment anxiety, verbal immediacy, and blood pressure: Results from a laboratory analog study following marital separation. Personal Relationships, 18, 285-301. View in: PubMed

  7. Mason, A.E., Sbarra, D.A., & Mehl, M.R. (2010). Thin-slicing divorce: Thirty seconds of information predict changes in psychological adjustment over ninety days. Psychological Science, 21, 1420-1422. View in: PubMed

  8. Sbarra, D.A., Law, R.W., Lee, L.A., & Mason, A.E. (2009). Marital dissolution and blood pressure reactivity: Evidence for the specificity of emotional intrusion-hyperarousal and task-rated emotional difficulty. Psychosomatic Medicine, 71, 532-540. View in: PubMed