Anna Marsland, Ph.D.


603 OEH

Pittsburgh, PA 15213





Research Interests

Impact of psychosocial factors on immune function and risk for immune-related disease.


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Research Interests: (1) Psychoneuroimmunology - human immune responses to acute and chronic stress and implications for disease processes; (2) the psychological and physical benefit of stress management interventions for children with asthma; (3) the benefit of stress management interventions for families of children newly diagnosed with cancer; (4) the impact of inflammatory processes on age-related cognitive decline

Accepting Graduate Students: Yes

Graduate Student Advisees

  • Berhane Messay
  • Catherine Walsh
  • Kimberly Lockwood


  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh


  • Publication 542

    Marsland, A.L., Gianaros, P.J., Abramowitch, S.M., Manuck, S.B., & Hariri, A.R. Interleukin-6 covaries inversely with hippocampal grey matter volume in middle-aged adults. Biological Psychiatry 2008 64:484-490.

  • Publication 544

    Prather, A.A.*, Carroll, J.E.*, Fury, J.M., McDade, K.K., Ross, D., & Marsland, A.L. (2009). Gender differences in stimulated cytokine production following acute psychological stress. Brain Behav Immun. 2009 Jul;23(5):622-8. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2008.11.004. Epub 2008 Dec 6.

  • Publication 543

    Ewing, L.J., Long, K.*, Rotondi, A., Howe C., Bill, L., & Marsland, A.L. Brief report: A Pilot Study of a Web-based Resource for Families of Children with Cancer. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2009 34:523-529.

  • Publication 614

    Halder, I., Marsland, A.L., Cheong, J., Muldoon, M.F., Ferrell, R.E., & Manuck, S.B. (in press). Polymorphisms in the CRP gene moderate an association between depressive symptoms and circulating levels of C-reactive protein. Brain, Behavior and Immunity 2009 Sept 29 [Epub ahead of print]

  • Publication 541

    Marsland, A.L., Prather, A.A.*, Petersen, K.L.*, Cohen, S., & Manuck, S.B. Antagonistic Characteristics are Positively Associated with Inflammatory Markers Independently of Trait Negative Emotionality. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 2008 22:753-61.

  • Publication 540

    Marsland, A.L., Petersen, K.L., Sathanoori, R., Flory, J.D., Muldoon, M.F., Neumann, S.A., & Manuck, S.B. Interleukin-6 covaries inversely with cognitive performance among middle-aged community volunteers. Psychosomatic Medicine; 2006 68:895-903

  • Publication 539

    Marsland, A.L., Cohen, S., Rabin, B.S., & Manuck, S.B. Positive affect and antibody response to hepatitis B vaccination. Brain, Behavior and Immunity; 2006 20:261-269.

  • Publication 615

    Manuck, S.B., Marsland, A.L., Flory, J.D., Gorka, A., Ferrell, R.E., & Hariri, A.R. (in press). Salivary testosterone and a trinucleotide (CAG) length polymorphism in the androgen receptor gene predict amygdala reactivity in men. Psychoneuroendocrinology 2009 Jun 1 [Epub ahead of print]

  • Publication 900

    Cyranowski JM, Marsland AL, Bromberger JT, Whiteside TL, Chang Y, Matthews KA. Depressive symptoms and production of proinflammatory cytokines by peripheral blood mononuclear cells stimulated in vitro. Brain, Behavior and Immunity 21:229-237, 2007.

  • Publication 945

    Gianaros, PJ, Marsland, AL, Sheu, LK, Erickson, KI, Verstynen, TD. (in press). Inflammatory pathways link socioeconomic disadvantage to white matter architecture. Cerebral Cortex.