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Gayle Love

Gayle D. Love

Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Researcher, Institute on Aging
glove@wisc.edu


Biopsychosocial Research Methods

Dr. Love has been managing biomarker data collection from local, statewide, and national longitudinal samples for nearly 20 years. With training in both biology and sociology, she is able to cross disciplinary boundaries in helping to design and implement research that brings an integrative approach to community based studies of health and aging.

Early in her career Dr. Love was part of a team that piloted procedures for collecting biopsychosocial data, at home and in the clinic, from a sub-sample of men and women (aged 57) from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study. This basic protocol was expanded for implementation with a subsample of women (aged 60+) as part of the 5th wave of the Wisconsin Study of Community Relocation (a longitudinal study of women aged 55 and older who made a local move from one independent living situation to another). For both studies, the home-based assessments included interviews and questionnaires. The overnight clinic based assessments included collection of blood and urine samples, bone densitometry scans, and participation in an experimental neuroscience protocol.

Dr. Love has been applying her expertise nationally and internationally for over 10 years. At the national level, Dr. Love coordinates implementation of this clinic based approach at the three MIDUS (Midlife in the U.S.) Biomarker data collection sites (UCLA, Georgetown, UW). The protocol continues to evolve and now includes additional biomarker assays and an experimental psychophysiology protocol assessing changes in heart rate variability in response to cognitive and orthostatic challenges. She also manages the ongoing MIDUS Biomarker data collection at UW which includes objective sleep assessments using actigraphy and recruitment of African Americans from Milwaukee. In addition, as part of the MIDUS core staff Dr. Love is involved in developing and implementing procedures for managing cross-project participation (e.g., monthly updates to the MIDUS core and projects, minimizing respondent burden by sequencing assignment of subjects to appropriate projects according to established criteria). Internationally, Dr. Love is part of the research team conducting the MIDJA (Midlife in Japan) study which recently completed a second wave of home based survey and clinic based biomarker assessments with a sample of men and women, aged 30-80, living in Tokyo.



Representative Publications
Sloan, R. P., Schwarz, E., McKinley, P. S., Weinstein, M., Love, G. D., Ryff, C. D., Mroczek, D., Choo, T. H., Lee, S., & Seeman, T. (2017). Vagally-mediated heart rate variability and indices of well-being: Results of a nationally representative study. Health Psychology, 36(1), 73-81.
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View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1037/hea0000397

Levine, C. S., Miyamoto, Y., Markus, H. R., Rigotti, A., Boylan, J. M., Park, J., Kitayama, S., Karasawa, M., Kawakami, N., Coe, C. L., Love, G. D., & Ryff, C. D. (2016). Culture and healthy eating: The role of independence and interdependence in the United States and Japan. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42(10), 1335-1348.
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View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1177/0146167216658645

Ryff, C. D., Boylan, J. M., Coe, C. L., Karasawa, M., Kawakami, N., Kitayama, S., Kan, C., Love, G. D., Levine, C. L., Markus, H. R., Miyamoto, Y., Nakahara, J., & Park, J. (2015). Adult development in Japan and the U.S.: Comparing theories and findings about growth, maturity, and well-being. In L. Jensen (Ed.), Oxford handbook of human development and culture: An interdisciplinary perspective. New York: Oxford University Press.
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View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199948550.013.41

Kitayama, S., Park, J., Boylan, J., Miyamoto, Y., Levine, C., Markus, H. R., Karasawa, M., Coe, C., Kawakami, N., Love, G., & Ryff, C. (2015). Expression of anger and ill health in two cultures: An examination of inflammation and cardiovascular risk. Psychological Science, 26(2), 211-220.
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View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1177/0956797614561268

Ryff, C. D., Miyamoto, Y., Boylan, J. M., Coe, C. L., Karasawa, M., Kawakami, N., Kan, C., Love, G. D., Levine, C., Markus, H. R., Park, J., & Kitayama, S. (2015). Culture, inequality, and health: Evidence from the MIDUS and MIDJA comparison. Culture and Brain, 3(1), 1-20.
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View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1007/s40167-015-0025-0

Kan, C., Kawakami, N., Karasawa, M., Love, G. D., Coe, C. L., Miyamoto, Y., Ryff, C. D., Kitayama, S., Curhan, K. B., & Markus, H. R. (2014). Psychological resources as mediators of the association between social class and health: Comparative findings from Japan and the U.S. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 21(1), 53-65.
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View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1007/s12529-012-9249-y

Curhan, K. B., Levine, C. S., Markus, H. R., Kitayama, S., Park, J., Karasawa, M., Kawakami, N., Love, G. D., Coe, C. L., Miyamoto, Y., & Ryff, C. D. (2014). Subjective and objective hierarchies and their relations to psychological well-being: A U.S./Japan comparison. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5(8), 855-864.
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View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1177/1948550614538461

Ryff, C. D., Love, G. D., Miyamoto, Y., Markus, H. R., Curhan, K. B., Kitayama, S., ... Karasawa, M. (2014). Culture and the promotion of well-being in East and West: Understanding varieties of attunement to the surrounding context. In G. A. Fava & C. Ruini (Eds.), Increasing psychological well-being in clinical and education settings: Interventions and cultural contexts. New York: Springer.
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View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1007/978-94-017-8669-0

Kiefer, D. S., Chase, J. C., Love, G. D., & Barrett, B. P. (2014). The overlap of dietary supplement and pharmaceutical use in the MIDUS national study. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2014(Article ID 823853), 1-6.
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View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1155/2014/823853

Curhan, K. B., Sims, T., Markus, H. R., Kitayama, S., Karasawa, M., Kawakami, N., Love, G. D., Coe, C. L., Miyamoto, Y., & Ryff, C. D. (2014). Just how bad negative affect is for your health depends on culture. Psychological Science, 25(12), 2277-2280.
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View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1177/0956797614543802

Park, J., Kitayama, S., Karasawa, M., Curhan, K., Markus, H. R., Kawakami, N., Miyamoto, Y., Love, G. D., Coe, C. L., Ryff, C. D. (2013). Clarifying the links between social support and health: Culture, stress, and neuroticism matter. Journal of Health Psychology, 18(2), 226-235.
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View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1177/1359105312439731

Fuller-Rowell, T. E., Love, G. D., Williams, D. R., McKinely, P. S., Sloan, R. P., & Ryff, C. D. (2013). Race differences in age trends of autonomic nervous system functioning. Journal of Aging and Health, 25(5), 839-862.
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View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1177/0898264313491427

Javaras, K. N., Schaefer, S. M., van Reekum, C. M., Lapate, R. C., Greischar, L. L., Bachhuber, D. R., Love, G. D., Ryff, C. D., & Davidson, R. J. (2012). Conscientiousness predicts greater recovery from negative emotion. Emotion, 12(5), 875-881.
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View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1037/a0028105

Ryff, C. D., Friedman, E., Fuller-Rowell, T., Love, G., Morozink, J., Radler, B., Tsenkova, V., Miyamoto, Y. (2012). Varieties of resilience in MIDUS. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 6(11), 792-806.
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View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1111/j.1751-9004.2012.00462.x

Karasawa, M., Curhan, K. B., Markus, H. R., Kitayama, S. S., Love, G. D., Radler, B. T., & Ryff, C. D. (2011). Cultural perspectives on aging and well-being: A comparison between Japan and the US International Journal of Aging & Human Development, 73(1), 73-98.
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View publication via DOI: DOI:10.2190/AG.73.1.d

Coe, C. L., Love, G. D., Karasawa, M., Kawakami, N., Kitayama, S., Markus, H. R., . . . Ryff, C. D. (2011). Population differences in proinflammatory biology: Japanese have healthier profiles than Americans. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 25(3), 494-502.
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View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1016/j.bbi.2010.11.013

Love, G. D., Seeman, T. E., Weinstein, M., & Ryff, C. D. (2010). Bioindicators in the MIDUS national study: Protocol, measures, sample and comparative context. Journal of Aging and Health, 22(8), 1059-1080.
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View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1177/0898264310374355

Phelan, C.H., Love, G.D., Ryff, C.D., Brown, R.L., & Heidrich, S.M. (2010). Psychosocial predictors of changing sleep patterns in aging women: A multiple pathway approach. Psychology and Aging, 25(4), 858-866.
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View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1037/a0019622

Charles, S.T., Luong, G., Almeida, D.M., Ryff, C.D., Sturm, M., & Love, G. (2010). Fewer ups and downs: Daily stressors mediate age differences in negative affect. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 65B, 279-286.
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View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1093/geronb/gbq002

Tsenkova, V.K., Love, G.D., Singer, B.H., & Ryff, C.D. (2008). Coping and positive affect predict longitudinal change in glycosylated hemoglobin. Health Psychology, 27(2, Suppl), S163-S171.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1037/0278-6133.27.2(Suppl.).S163

Friedman, E.M., Love, G.D., Davidson, R., Urry, H., Rosencranz, M., Singer, B.H., & Ryff, C.D. (2007). Socioeconomic status predicts subjective and objective sleep quality in aging women. Psychosomatic Medicine, 69, 682-691.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1097/PSY.0b013e31814ceada

Friedman, E.M., Hayney, M., Love, G.D., Singer, B.H., & Ryff, C.D. (2007). Plasma interleukin-6 and soluble IL-6 receptors are associated with psychological well-being in aging women. Health Psychology, 26, 305-313.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1037/0278-6133.26.3.305

Tsenkova, V.K., Love, G.D., Singer, B.H., & Ryff, C.D. (2007). Socioeconomic status and psychological well-being predict cross-time change in glycosylated hemoglobin in older women without diabetes. Psychosomatic Medicine, 69(8), 777-784.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1097/PSY.0b013e318157466f

Ryff, C.D., Love, G.D., Muller, D., Urry, H., Friedman, E.M., Davidson, R., & Singer, B. (2006). Psychological well-being and ill-being: do they have distinct or mirrored biological correlates? Psychotherapy & Psychosomatics, 75, 85-95.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1159/000090892

Friedman, E.M., Hayney, M.S., Love, G.D., Urry, H.L., Rosenkranz, M.A., Davidson, R.J., Singer, B.H., & Ryff, C.D. (2005). Social relationships, sleep quality, and interleukin-6 in aging women. PNAS, 102, 18757-18762.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1073/pnas.0509281102

Ryff, C.D., Singer, B., & Love, G.D. (2004). Positive health: connecting well-being with biology. Philosophical Transactions Royal Society London B (Online).
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1098/rstb.2004.1521

Kwan, C.M.L., Love, G.D., Ryff, C.D., & Essex, M.J. (2003). The role of self-enhancing evaluations in a successful life transition. Psychology and Aging, 18(1), 3-12.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1037/0882-7974.18.1.3

Hayney, M.S., Love, G.D., Carlberg, B.M., Buck, J.M. & Muller, D. (2003). Tetanus Seroprevalence among farmers: A preliminary study. The Journal of Rural Health, 19(2), 109-112.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1111/j.1748-0361.2003.tb00549.x

Hayney, M.S., Love, G.D., Buck, J. M., Ryff, C.D., Singer, B., & Muller, D. (2003). The association between psychosocial factors and vaccine induced-cytokine production. Vaccine, 21, 2428-243.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1016/S0264-410X(03)00057-4

Kling, K.C., Ryff, C.D., Love, G., & Essex, M. (2003). Exploring the influence of personality on depressive symptoms and self-esteem across a significant life transition. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85, 922-932.
View publication via DOI: DOI:10.1037/0022-3514.85.5.922

Seeman, T.E., Singer, B.H., Ryff, C.D., Love, G.D., & Levy-Storms, L. (2002). Social relationships, gender, and allostatic load across two age cohorts. Psychosomatic Medicine, 64, 395-406.

Ryff, C.D., Singer, B., Wing, E., & Love, G.D. (2001). Elective affinities and uninvited agonies: Mapping emotion with significant others onto health. In C.D. Ryff & B. Singer (Eds.), Emotion, social relationships and health. New York: Oxford University Press.

Ryff, C.D., Singer, B., Love, G.D., & Essex, M.J. (1998). Resilience in adulthood and later life: Defining features and dynamic processes. In J. Lomranz (Ed.), Handbook of aging and mental health. New York: Plenum.

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