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Gayle D. Love

Gayle D. Love

Researcher, Institute on Aging
University of Wisconsin-Madison
glove@wisc.edu
http://www.aging.wisc.edu/research/affil.php?Ident=37


Dr. Love has been managing biomarker data collection from local, statewide, and national longitudinal samples for over 15 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, as well as studies of immune response to vaccination. For the vaccine study nurses traveled to the participant's home to collect a baseline blood sample, administer the vaccine, and then collected additional blood samples at 2 weeks and 4 weeks post-vaccination. The overnight clinic based assessments included collection of blood and urine samples, bone densitometry scans, and participation in an experimental neuroscience protocol.

Dr. Love is now applying her expertise nationally and internationally. 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 managed the MIDUS II data collection at UW which included objective sleep assessments using actigraphy and recruitment of African Americans from Milwaukee. In addition, as part of the MIDUS core staff Dr. Love helped develop and implement 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 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., Ryff, C., 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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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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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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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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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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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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Ryff, C. D., Love, G. D., Miyamoto, Y., Markus, H. R., Curhan, K. B., Kitayama, S., Park, J., Kawakami, N., Kan, C., & 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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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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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 US /Japan comparison. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5(8), 855-864.
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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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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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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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Miyamoto, Y., Boylan, J. M., Coe, C. L., Curhan, K. B., Levine, C. S., Markus, H. R., Park, J., Kitayama, S., Kawakami, N., Karasawa, M., Love, G. D., & Ryff, C. D. (2013). Negative emotions predict elevated interleukin-6 in the United States but not in Japan. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 34, 79-85.
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Park, J., Kitayama, S., Markus, H. R., Coe, C. L., Miyamoto, Y., Karasawa, M., Curhan, K. B., Love, G. D., Kawakami, N., Boylan, J. M., & Ryff, C. D. (2013). Social status and anger expression: The cultural moderation hypothesis. Emotion, 13(6), 1122-1131.
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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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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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Coe, C. L., Love, G. D., Karasawa, M., Kawakami, N., Kitayama, S., Markus, H. R., Tracy, R. P., & 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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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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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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Charles, S. T., Luong, G., Almeida, D. M., Ryff, C., Sturm, M., & Love, G. (2010). Fewer ups and downs: Daily stressors mediate age differences in negative affect. The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 65B(3), 279-286.

Tsenkova, V., Love, G.D., Singer, B., & Ryff, C.D. (2008). Coping and positive affect predict longitudinal change in glycosylated hemoglobin. Health Psychology, 27, S163-71.

Friedman, E.M., Hayney, M. Love, G.D., Singer, B.L., & Ryff, C.D. (2007). Plasma interleukin-6 and soluble IL-6 receptions are associated with psychological well-being in aging women. Health Psychology, 26, 305-313.

Friedman, E.M., Love, G.D., Rosenkranz, M.A., Urry, H.L., Davidson, R.J., Singer, B.H., & Ryff, C.D. (2007). Socioeconomic status predicts objective and subjective sleep quality in aging women. Psychosomatic Medicine, 69, 682-691.

Tsenkova, V., 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, 777-784.

Ryff, C. D., Love, G. D., Urry, H. L., Muller, D., Rosenkranz, M. A., Friedman, E. M., Davidson, R. J., & Singer, B. H. (2006). Psychological well-being and ill-being: Do they have distinct or mirrored biological correlates? Psychotherapy & Psychosomatics, 75, 85-95.

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. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 102, 18757-18762.

Ryff, C. D., Singer, B. H., & Love, G. D. (2004). Positive health: Connecting well-being with biology. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, B Biological Sciences, 359, 1383-1394.

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, 2428-2432.

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.

Seeman, T. E., Singer, B. H., Ryff, C. D., Dienberg Love, G., & Levy-Storms, L. (2002). Social relationships, gender, and allostatic load across two age coherts. Psychosomatic Medicine, 64(3), 395-406.

Ryff, C. D., Singer, B. H., Wing, E., & Love, G. D. (2001). Elective affinities and uninvited agonies: Mapping emotion with significant others onto health. In C. D. Ryff & B. H. Singer (Eds.), Emotion, social relationships, and health (pp. 133-175). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
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Ryff, C. D., Singer, B. H., 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: An integrative approach (pp. 69-96). New York: Plenum Press..
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