All publications listed below (unless otherwise noted) can be accessed freely through the PDF or PubMed links provided.


62. Niles, A., Tripp, P.E., Woolley, J.D., Neylan, T.C., Vinogradov, S. & O'Donovan, A. (2019). Randomized controlled trial testing mobile-based attention bias modification for posttraumatic stress using personalized word stimuli. Clinical Psychological Science, In Press.

61. Neylan, T.C. & O’Donovan, A. (2019). Inflammation and PTSD. PTSD Research Quarterly, 29(4), 2-10.

60. Stauffer, C., Morrison, T., Leung, D., Wen, J., Batki, S., Neylan, T., O'Donovan, A., & Woolley, J. (2019). Effects of oxytocin administration on cue-induced craving in co-occurring alcohol use disorder and PTSD: A within-participant randomized clinical trial. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, In Press.

59. Bradley, E.R., Seitz, A., Niles, A.N., Rankin, K.P., Mathalon, D.H., O'Donovan, A., & Woolley, J.D. (2019). Oxytocin increases eye gaze in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, In Press.

58. Bürgin, D., O'Donovan, A., d'Huart, D., di Gallo, A., Eckert, A., Fegert, J., Schmeck, K., Schmid, M., Boonmann, C. (2019). Adverse childhood experiences and telomere length: A look into the heterogeneity of findings. Frontiers in Neuroscience, In Press.

57. Cowden Hindash, A.H., Lujan, C., Howard, M., O’Donovan, A., Richards, A., Neylan, T.C., & Inslicht, S.
(2019). Gender differences in threat biases: Trauma type matters in PTSD. Journal of Traumatic Stress, In

56. Young, D. A., Neylan, T. C., Chao, L. L., O'Donovan, A., Metzler, T. J., & Inslicht, S. S. (2019). Child
abuse interacts with hippocampal and corpus callosum volume on psychophysiological response to startling
auditory stimuli in a sample of veterans. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 111, 16-23. View in: PubMed , PDF

55. Küffer, A,* Straus, L.D.*, Prather, A., Inslicht, S., Richards, A., Shigenaga, J., Madden, E., Metzler,
T., Neylan, T.C.*, & O’Donovan, A.* (2019). Altered overnight levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines in
men and women with posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 102 , 114-120. View in: PubMed

54. Niles, A.N. & O’Donovan, A. (2019). Comparing anxiety and depression to obesity and smoking as
predictors of major medical illnesses and somatic symptoms. Health Psychology, 38(2), 172-181. View in: PubMed


53. Niles, A.N., Smirnova, M., Lin, J., & O'Donovan, A. (2018). Gender differences in longitudinal relationships between depression and anxiety symptoms and inflammation in the Health and Retirement Study. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 95, 149-157. View in: PubMed, PDF

52. Niles, A.N. & O'Donovan, A. (2018). Personalizing affective stimuli using a recommender algorithm: An example with threatening words for trauma-exposed populations. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 42(11), 747–757.     

          Clinical Tool Developed:

51. Niles, A.N., Luxenberg, A., Neylan, T.C., Inslicht, S.S., Metzler, T.J., Hlavin, J., Deng, J., & O’Donovan, A. (2018) Effects of Threat Context, Trauma History, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Status on Physiological Startle Reactivity in Gulf War VeteranJournal of Traumatic Stress, 31(4) .  View in: PubMed, PDF

50. Young, D.A., Chao, L., Neylan, T.C., O'Donovan, A., Metzler, T.J., Inslicht, S.S. (2018). Association
among anterior cingulate cortex volume, psychophysiological response, and PTSD diagnosis in a Veteran
sample. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 155, 189-196. View in: PubMed, PDF

49. Young, D.A., Neylan, T.C., O'Donovan, A., Metzler, T., Richards, A., Ross, J.A., & Inslicht, S.S. (2018). The Interaction of BDNF Val66Met, PTSD, and Child Abuse on Psychophysiological Reactivity and HPA Axis Function in a Sample of Gulf War Veterans. Journal of Affective Disorders, 235, 52-60. View in: PubMed , PDF

48. Inslict, S.S., Rao, M.N., Richards, A., O'Donovan, A., Metzler, T.J., & Neylan TC. (2018). Sleep and hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis responses to metyrapone in posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychoneuroendocrinology,  View in: PubMed, PDF


47. O'Donovan, A., Neylan, T.C. (2017). Associations of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder with inflammation and endothelial function: On timing, specificity, and mechanisms. Biological Psychiatry. View in: PDF

46. Mohlenhoff, B.S., O'Donovan, A., Weiner, M.W., Neylan T.C. (2017). Dementia risk in posttraumatic stress disorder: The relevance of sleep related abnormalities in brain structure, amyloid, and inflammation. Current Psychiatry Reports. View in: PubMed, PDF

45. O'Donovan, A.*, Ahmadian, A.J.*, Neylan, T.C., Pacult, M.A., Edmondson, D., Cohen, B.E. (2017).  Current Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Exaggerated Threat Sensitivity Associated with Elevated Inflammation in the Mind Your Heart Study. Brain, Behavior and Immunity, 60, 198-205. *These two authors made equal contributions to this manuscript. View in: PubMed, PDF

44. Richards, A., Inslicht, S., Metzler, T.J., Mohlenhoff, B., Rao, M.N., O'Donovan, A., Neylan, T.C. (2017). Sleep and Cognitive Performance from Teens to Old Age: More Is Not Better. Sleep, In Press. View in: PubMed, PDF


43. Küffer, A.L., O'Donovan, A., Burri, A., Maercker, A. (2016). Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Adverse Childhood Events, and Buccal Cell Telomere Length in Elderly Swiss Former Indentured Child Laborers. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 7, 147. View in: PubMedPubMed Central

42. O'Donovan, A. (2016). PTSD is Associated with Elevated Inflammation: Any Impact on Clinical Practice? Evidence-Based Mental Health, 19, 120. View in: PubMed, PDF

41. Rush, G., O’Donovan, A., Nagle, L., Conway, C., McCrohan, A.M., O’Farrelly, C., Lucey, J.V., Malone, K.M. (2016). Alteration of Immune Markers in a Group of Melancholic Depressed Patients and Their Response to Electroconvulsive Therapy. Journal of Affective Disorders, 205, 60-68. View in: PubMed, PDF.

40. Ionescu, D.F.,* McAdams, C.J.,* O’Donovan, A.,* Philip, N.S.* (2016) Becoming an Academic Researcher in Psychiatry: A View from the Trenches. Academic Psychiatry, In Press. *All authors made equal contributions to this manuscript. View in: PubMedPDF

39. Lin, J.E., Neylan, T.C., Epel, E., O’Donovan, A. (2016). Associations of Childhood Adversity and Adulthood Trauma with C-Reactive Protein: A Cross-sectional Population-based Study. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 53, 105-112. View in: PubMed, PDF



38. Kumar, P., Slavich, G.M., Berghorst, L.H., Treadway, M.T., Brooks, N., Dutra, S., Greve, D.N., O’Donovan, A., Bleil, M.E., Maninger, N., Pizzagalli, D.A. (2015). Perceived Chronic Stress Exposure Modulates Reward-related Medial Prefrontal Cortex Responses to Acute Stress in Depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 180, 104-111. View in: PubMed, PDF

37. Talbot, L.S., Rao, M.N., Cohen, B.E., Richards, A., Inslicht, S.S., O'Donovan, A., Maguen, S., Metzler, T.J., Neylan, T.C. (2015). Metabolic Risk Factors and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: The Role of Sleep in Young, Healthy Adults. Psychosomatic Medicine, 77, 383-391. View in: PubMedPDF.

36. Inslicht, S.S., Richards, A., Madden. E., Rao, M.N., O'Donovan, A., Talbot, L.S., Rucker, E., Metzler, T.J., Hauger, R.L., Neylan, T.C. (2015). Sex Differences in Neurosteroid and Hormonal Responses to Metyrapone in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Psychopharmacology, 231, 3581-3595. View in: PubMedPDF

35. Murphy, T.M., O'Donovan, A., Mullins, N., O'Farrelly, C., McCann, A., Malone, K. (2015). Clinical Anxiety is Associated with Higher Levels of Global DNA Methylation and Altered Expression of Methylation and Interleukin-6 Genes. Psychiatric Genetics, 25, 71-8. View in: PubMed, PDF

34. Adler, N.E., O’Donovan, A. (2015). Telomeres. Emerging Trends in Social Sciences. New York: Wiley. View in: PDF

33. O’Donovan, A., Cohen, B.E., Seal, K., Bertenthal, D., Margaretten, M., Nishimi, K., Neylan, T.N. (2015). Elevated risk for autoimmune disorders in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. Biological Psychiatry, 77, 365-374. View in: PubMed, PDF


32. Woolley, J.D., Chuang, B., Lam, O., Lai, W., O’Donovan, A., Rankin, K., Mathalon, D.H., Vinogradov, S. (2015). Oxytocin Administration Enhances Controlled Social Cognition in Patients with Schizophrenia. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 47, 116-125. View in: PubMed, PDF

31. Rao, M.N., Chau, A., Madden, E., Inslicht, S., Talbot, L., Richards, A., O’Donovan, A., Ruoff, L., Grunfeld, C., Neylan, T.C. (2014). Hyperinsulinemic Response to Oral Glucose Challenge in Individuals with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.  Psychoneuroendocrinology, 49, 171-181. View in: PDF

30. O'Donovan, A., Chao, L., Paulson, J., Samuelson, K., Shigenaga, J., Grunfeld, C., Weiner, M., Neylan, T. (2014). Altered Inflammatory Activity is Associated with Reduced Hippocampal Volume and More Severe Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Gulf War Veterans. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 51, 557-566. View in: PDF

29. O'Donovan, A. (2014).  Inflammation and Depression: Unraveling the Complex Interplay in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 58(5), 541-542. View in: PDF

28. Puterman, E., Epel, E.S., O'Donovan, A., Prather, A.A., Aschbacher, K., Dhabhar, F.S. (2014). Anger is Associated with Increased IL-6 Stress Reactivity in Women, but Only Among Those Low in Social Support. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 21(6), 936-945. View in: Pubmed


27. O’Donovan, A., Rush, G., Hughes, B.M., Hoatam, G., McCrohan, A.M., Kelliher, C., O’Farrelly, C., Malone, K.M. (2013). Suicidal Ideation is Associated with Elevated Inflammation in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder. Depression and Anxiety, 30(4), 307-314. View in: PDF

26. Aschbacher, K.A., O'Donovan, A., Wolkowitz, O.M., Dhabhar, F.S., Su, Y., Epel, E. (2013).Good Stress, Bad Stress and Oxidative Stress: Insights from Anticipatory Cortisol Reactivity. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38(9), 1698-1708. View in: PDF

25. Kosnes, L.E., Whelan, R., O'Donovan, A., McHugh, L. (2013). Implicit Measurement of Positive and Negative Future Thinking as a Predictor of Depressive Symptoms and Hopelessness. Consciousness, and Cognition, 22(3), 898-912. View in: PDF

24. O'Donovan, A., Slavich, G.M., Epel, E.S., Neylan, T.C. (2013).Exaggerated Neurobiological Sensitivity to Threat as a Mechanism Linking Anxiety with Increased Risk for Diseases of Aging. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 37(1), 96-108. View in: PDF

23. Adler, N., Pantell, M., O'Donovan, A., Blackburn, E., Cawthon, R., Koster, A., Opresko, P., Newman, A., Harris, T.B., Epel, E. (2013). Educational Attainment and Late Life Telomere Length in Health, Aging and Composition Study. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 27(1), 15-21. View in: PDF 


22. O’Donovan, A., Neylan, T.N., Metzler, T., Cohen, B.E. (2012). Lifetime Exposure to Traumatic Psychological Stress is Associated with Elevated Inflammation in The Heart and Soul Study. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 26(4), 642-649. View in: PDF

21. O’Donovan, A., Tomiyama, A.J., Lin, J., Puterman, E., Adler, N.E., Kemeny, M., Wolkowitz, O.M., Blackburn, E.H., Epel, E.S. (2012). Stress Appraisals and Biological Aging: A Key Role for Anticipatory Threat in the Relationship Between Psychological Stress and Telomere Length. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 26(4), 573-579.  *One of the most downloaded papers in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity in 2012. View in: PDF

20. Tomiyama, A.J., O’Donovan, A., Lin, J., Puterman, E., Lazaro, A., Chan, J., Dhabhar, F.S., Blackburn, E.H., Epel, E.S. (2012). Does cellular aging relate to patterns of allostasis? An examination of basal and stress reactive HPA axis activity and telomere length. Physiology and Behavior, 106(1), 40-45. View in: PDF 


19. O’Donovan, A., Epel, E.S., Lin, J., Wolkowitz, O., Cohen, B.E., Maguen, S., Metzler, T., Lenoci, M.A., Blackburn, E.H., Neylan, T.C. (2011). Childhood Trauma is Associated with Short Leukocyte Telomere Length in Young to Middle-Aged Adults with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Biological Psychiatry, 70(5), 465-471. *One of the most cited papers in Biological Psychiatry in 2011. View in: PDF

18. Prather, A.A., Puterman, E., Lin, J., O’Donovan, A., Krauss, J., Tomiyama, A.J., Epel, E.S., Blackburn, E.H.  (2011). Shorter Leukocyte Telomere Length in Midlife Women with Poor Sleep Quality. Journal of Aging Research, e721390. View in: PDF

17. Puterman, E., O’Donovan, A., Adler, N., Tomiyama, J., Kemeny, M., Wolkowitz, O., Epel, E. (2011).Physical Activity Buffers Stressor-Induced Rumination on Acute Cortisol Reactivity. Psychosomatic Medicine, 73(7), 604-611. View in: PDF

16. O’Donovan, A., Pantell, M., Puterman, E., Dhabhar, F.S., Blackburn, E.H., Yaffe, K., Cawthon, R.M., Opresko, P.L., Hsueh, W.C., Satterfield, S., Newman, A.B., Ayonayon, H.N., Rubin, S.M., Harris, T.B., Epel, E.S. for the Health Aging and Body Composition Study (2011). Cumulative Inflammatory Load is Associated with Short Leukocyte Telomere Length in the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study. PLoS ONE, 6(5), e19687. View in: PDF

15. O’Donovan, A., Sun, B. Cole, S., Rempel, H., Lenoci, M.A., Pulliam, L., Neylan, T.C. (2011c) Transcriptional Control Activity of Monocyte Gene Expression in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Disease Markers, 30(2-3), 123-132. View in: PDF

14. Neylan, T.C., Sun, B., Rempel, H., Ross, J., Lenoci, M.A., O’Donovan, A., Pulliam, L. (2011). Suppressed Monocyte Gene Expression Profile in Men vs Women with PTSD. Brain, Behavior and Immunity, 25(3), 524-531. View in: PDF


13. O’Donovan, A., Hughes, B.M., Slavich, G.M., Lynch, L., Cronin, M.T., O’Farrelly, C., Malone, K.M. (2010). Clinical Anxiety, Cortisol and Interleukin-6: Evidence for Specificity in Emotion-Biology Relationships. Brain, Behavior and Immunity, 24(7), 1074-1077. View in: PDF

12. Puterman, E., Lin, J., Blackburn, E., O'Donovan, A., Adler, N., Epel, E. (2010). The power of exercise: Buffering the effect of stress on telomere length. PLoS ONE, 5(5), e10837. View in: PDF

11. Slavich, G.M., O’Donovan, A., Epel, E., Kemeny, M. (2010). Black Sheep Get the Blues: A Psychobiological Model of Social Rejection and Depression. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 35, 39-45. View in: PDF

10. O’Loughlin, C., Murphy, N.F., Conlon, C., O’Donovan, A., Ledwidge, M., McDonald, K. (2010). Quality of Life Predicts Outcome in a Heart Failure Disease Management Program. International Journal of Cardiology, 139(1), 60-67. View in: PDF


9. O’Donovan, A., Lin, J., Tillie, J., Dhabhar, F., Wolkowitz, O., Blackburn, E., Epel, E. (2009). Pessimism Correlates with Leukocyte Telomere Shortness and Elevated Interleukin-6 in Post-Menopausal Women.  Brain, Behavior and Immunity23(4), 446-449. View in: PDF


8. O’Donovan, A., Hughes, B.M. (2008).  Access to Social Support in Life and in the Laboratory: Combined Effects on Anxiety and Cardiovascular Reactivity to Stress.  Journal of Health Psychology, 13(8), 1147-1156. View in: PDF

7. O’Donovan, A., Hughes, B.M. (2008). Social Support and Loneliness in College Students: Effects on Pulse Pressure Reactivity to Acute Stress. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 19(4), 523-528. View in: PDF

6. O’Donovan, A., Hughes, B.M. (2008). Factors that Moderate the Effects of Laboratory-Based Social Support on Cardiovascular Reactivity to Stress. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 8(1), 85-102. View in: PDF


5. O’Donovan, A., Hughes, B.M. (2006). Your Best Interests at Heart? The Psychologist, 19(4), 216-219. View in: PDF

4. Dymond, S., O’Hora, D., Whelan, R., O’Donovan, A. (2006). Citation Analysis of Skinner’s Verbal Behavior: 1984 - 2004. The Behavior Analyst, 29, 75-88. View in: PDF


3. Whelan, R., Cullinan, V., O’Donovan, A., Rodríguez Valverde, M. (2005). Derived Same and Opposite Relations Produce Association and Mediated Priming. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 5(1), 247-264. View in: PDF


2. O’Donovan, A., Hughes, B.M. (2004). The stress-buffering effects of social support on blood pressure and heart rate. The Irish Psychologist, 30(9), 216-220. No PDF available at the moment.

1. O’Donovan, A. (2004). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: An experiential guide to behavior change. The Irish Psychologist, 30(7), 157. No PDF available at the moment.