Richard P. Sloan, PhD

  • Nathaniel Wharton Professor of Behavioral Medicine (in Psychiatry) at CUMC
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Dr. Sloan's principal work focuses on identifying the autonomic nervous system mechanisms linking psychological risk factors such as depression, hostility, and anxiety to heart disease. Funded research studies address various aspects of this problem:

1) using the quasi-naturalistic model of cardiac transplantation to examine how loss of autonomic control of the heart influences blood pressure responses to challenge;

2) examining how enhancing cardiac autonomic control by aerobic conditioning contributes to blood pressure regulation;

3) determining whether reducing hostility and anger, by cognitive-behavioral treatment, enhances cardiac autonomic control;

4) examining the serotonin transporter in cytokine-induced depression;

5) identifying the moment to moment impact of negative interpersonal interactions on autonomic nervous system regulation of the cardiovascular system; and

6) examining the impact of aerobic training on neurogenesis.

In addition, Dr. Sloan and colleagues have explored and criticized the purported links between religion, spirituality, and health that have appeared in popular and medical publications. They have examined the empirical basis of the claim that religious activity promotes health and identified significant ethical, practical, and even theological problems associated with making religious activity an adjunctive medical procedure.

He is the author of Blind Faith: The Unholy Alliance of Religion and Medicine (St. Martin's Press).

Academic Appointments

  • Nathaniel Wharton Professor of Behavioral Medicine (in Psychiatry) at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Chief, Division of Behavioral Medicine


  • Male

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MA, New School for Social Research, New York, NY
  • PhD, New School for Social Research, New York, NY
  • BS, Union College, Schenectady, NY


Selected Publications

  • Sloan RP, Shapiro PA, Lauriola V, McIntyre K, Pavlicova M, Choi CJ, Choo T-H, Scodes JM.The Impact of Aerobic Training on Cardiovascular Reactivity to and Recovery from Psychological and Orthostatic Challenge.Psychosomatic Medicine, 2021;83(2):125-137.

  • Daniels RD, Clouston SAP, Hall CB, Anderson KR, Bennett DA, Bromet EJ, et al. A workshop on cognitive aging and impairment in the 9/11-exposed population.International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2021 Jan; 18(2): 681. PMCID: PMC7830144.

  • Simon SG, Sloan RP, Thayer JF, Jamner LD. Taking context to heart: Momentary emotions, menstrual cycle phase, and cardiac autonomic regulation.Psychophysiology. 2021;n/a(n/a):e13765. doi:

  • Sloan RP, Wall M, Yeung L-K, Feng T, Feng X, Provenzano F, et al. Insights into the role of diet and dietary flavanols in cognitive aging: results of a randomized controlled trial.Scientific Reports,2021;83(2):125-137.

  • Huang M, Shah A, Bliwise DL, Johnson DA, Clifford GD, Sloan RP, Goldberg J,, Ko Y, Da Poian G, Perez-Alday EA, Murrah N, Levantsevych OM, Shallenberger L, Bremner JD, Vaccarino V.Heart Rate Variability and Time to Mortality: A Co-twin Control Study.Annals of Behavioral Medicine (in press).

  • Damme K, Sloan RP, Bartels M, Ozsan A, Ospina L, Kimhy D, Mittal V.Psychosis risk individuals show poor fitness and discrepancies with objective and subjective measures.Scientific Reports, 2021 (in press).

  • Predovan D, Gazes Y, Lee S, Li P, Sloan RP, Stern Y.Effect of aerobic exercise on white matter tract microstructure in young and middle-aged healthy adults.Frontiers in Human Neuroscience(in press).

  • Alen NV, Parenteau AM, Sloan RP, Hostinar CE. Heart rate variability and circulating inflammatory markers in midlife.Brain, Behavior, & Immunity – Health(in press).

  • Vella R, Sloan RP, Eriksson B, Dimberg L.The Emotional Heart – Prospective Associations of Anger, Depression, and Anxiety as Risk Factors for Myocardial Infarction in a Working Cohort of Middle-Aged Men.Journal of Public Health(in press).

  • McIntyre KM, Puterman E, Scodes JM, Choo T-H, Choi CJ, Pavlicova M, Sloan RP. The effects of aerobic training on subclinical negative affect: A randomized controlled trial.Health Psychology2020;39(4):255-264 PMCID: PMC7078065

  • Alen, N.V., Sloan, R.P., Seeman, T.E., & Hostinar, C.E. Childhood Parental Warmth and Heart Rate Variability in Midlife: Implications for Health.Personal Relationships2020;27(3):506-525PMCID: PMC7685289

  • Ospina L, Wall M, Jarskog LF, Ballon JS, McEvoy J, Bartels MN, Buchsbaum R, Sloan RP, Stroup S, Kimhy D.; Melanie Wall; Lars F. Jarskog; Jacob S. Ballon; Joseph McEvoy; Matthew N. Bartels; Richard Buchsbaum; Richard P. Sloan; T. Scott Stroup; David Kimhy.Improving Cognition via Exercise (ICE): Study Protocol for a Multi-Site, Parallel-Group, Single-Blind, Randomized Clinical Trial Examining the Efficacy of Aerobic Exercise to Improve Neurocognition, Daily Functioning, and Biomarkers of Cognitive Change in Individuals with Schizophrenia.Journal of Psychiatry and Brain Science2020;4. PMCID: PMC6958554

  • Karan KR, Trumpff C, McGill MA, Thomas JE, Sturm G, Lauriola V, Sloan RP, Rohleder N, Kaufman BA, Marsland AL, Picard M. Mitochondrial respiratory capacity modulates LPS-induced inflammatory signatures in human blood.Brain, Behavior, & Immunity - Health2020;5:100080.

  • Sigmon HC, Sloan RP, Brickman AM, Provenzano FA, Feng X, Guo J, Small SA.Brain regions vulnerable and resistant to aging without Alzheimer’s disease.PLoSONE, 2020;15(7):e0234255 PMCID:PMC7390259.

  • Mefford MT, Mittleman MA, Li BH, Qian LX, Reynolds K, Zhou H, et al. Sociopolitical stress and acute cardiovascular disease hospitalizations around the 2016 presidential election. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences2020;117(43):27054-27058 PMCID: PMC7604431.

  • Feng X, Guo J, Sigmon HC, Sloan RP, Brickman AM, Provenzano FA, et al. Brain regions vulnerable and resistant to aging without Alzheimer’s disease. PLOS ONE2020;15 (7):e0234255 PMCID:PMC7390259.

  • Beck-Felts K, Goodman M, Ospina Luz H, Wall M, McEvoy J, Jarskog LF, Ballon JS, Bartels MN, Buchsbaum R, Sloan RP, Stroup TS, Kimhy D.Suicide Reduction in Schizophrenia via Exercise (SUnRISE): study protocol for a multi-site, single-blind, randomized clinical trial of aerobic exercise for suicide risk reduction in individuals with schizophrenia.Trials, 2020;21:871.

  • Stern Y, Lee S, Predovan D, Sloan RP. Sex Moderates the Effect of Aerobic Exercise on Some Aspects of Cognition in Cognitively Intact Younger and Middle-Age Adults.Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2019;8:886.

  • Yeung L-K, Hale C, Last BS, Andrews H, Sloan RP, Honig LS, Small SA and Brickman AM. Cerebrospinal fluid amyloid levels are associated with delayed memory retention in cognitively normal biomarker-negative older adults.Neurobiology of aging. 2019;84:90-97.

  • Otto LR, Sin NL, Almeida D, Sloan RP.Trait Emotion Regulation Strategies and Diurnal Cortisol Profiles in Healthy Adults.Health Psychology, 2018;37:301-305. PMID29172603

  • Le-Scherban F, Brenner AB, Hicken MT, Needham BL, Seeman T, Sloan RP, Wang X, Diez Roux A.Child and adult socioeconomic status and the cortisol response to acute stress: Evidence from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.Psychosomatic Medicine,2018;80(2):184-192.

  • Sloan RP, Shapiro PA, McKinley PS, Bartels M, Shimbo D, Lauriola V, Karmally W, Pavlicova M, Choi CJ, Choo T-H, Scodes JM, Flood P, Tracey KJ.Aerobic Exercise Training and Inducible Inflammation: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial in Healthy, Young Adults.Journal of the American Heart Association, epub doi:10.1161/JAHA.118.010201.

  • McIntyre KM, Mogle JA, Scodes JM, Pavlicova M, Shapiro PA, Gorenstein EE, Tager FA, Monk CE, Almeida DM, Sloan RP. Anger reduction treatment reduces negative affect reactivity to daily stressors.Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2018;87(2):141-150.

  • Sloan RP, Shapiro PA, McKinley PS, Bartels MN, Shimbo D, Lauriola V, Karmally W, Pavlicova M, Choi CJ, Choo T-H, Scodes JM, Flood P and Tracey KJ. Aerobic Exercise Training and Inducible Inflammation:Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial in Healthy, Young Adults.Journal of the American Heart Association. 2018;7:e010201.

  • Sloan RP, Schwarz E, McKinley PS, Weinstein M, Love G, Ryff C, Mroczek D, Choo T, Lee S, Seeman T.,Vagally-mediated heart rate variability and indices of well-being: Results of a nationally representative study.Health Psychol, 2017;36(1): 73-81.

  • Picard M, Juster RP, Sloan RP, McEwen BS. Mitochondrial nexus to allostatic load biomarkers.Psychosom Medicine, 2017;79(1):114-117. PMID27806021

  • Bodin F, McIntyre KM, Schwartz JE, McKinley PS, Cardetti C, Shapiro PA, Sloan RP.The Association of Cigarette Smoking with High Frequency Heart Rate Variability: An Ecological Momentary Assessment Study,Psychosom Med, 2017;79(9):1045-1050. PMID28731984

  • Hale, C., Last, B.S., Meier, I.B., Yeung, L-K., Budge, M., Sloan, R.P., Small, S.A., & Brickman, A.M. The ModRey: An episodic memory test for non-clinical and preclinical populations.Assessment, epub doi:10.1177/1073191117723113PMCID: PMC5829025

  • Crowley OV, Kimhy D, McKinley PS, Burg MM, Schwartz JE, Lachman ME, Tun PA, Ryff CD, Seeman TE, Sloan RP.Vagal recovery from cognitive challenge moderates age-related deficits in executive functioning.Research on Aging, 2016;38(4):504-525.PMID:26303063

  • Kimhy D, Khan S, Ayanrouh L, Chang RW, Hansen MC, Lister A, Ballon JS, Vakhrusheva J, Armstrong HF, Bartels MN, Sloan RP.Use of Active-Play Video Games to Enhance Aerobic Fitness in Schizophrenia: Feasibility, Safety, and Adherence.Psychiatric Services, 2016;67(2): 240-3. PMID26423100

  • Hajjari P, Mattsson S, McIntyre KM, McKinley PS, Shapiro PA, Gorenstein EE, Tager FA, Choi CJ, Lee S, Sloan RP.The effect of hostility reduction on autonomic control of the heart and vasculature: a randomized controlled trial.Psychosomatic Medicine, 2016;78(4):481-491.

  • Sin NL, Sloan RP, McKinley PS, Almeida DM.Linking daily stress processes and laboratory-based heart rate variability in a national sample of midlife and older adults.Psychosom Med, 2016;78(5): 573-82.

  • Kimhy D, Lauriola V, Bartels MN, Armstrong HF, Vakhrusheva J, Ballon JS, Sloan RP.Aerobic Exercise for Cognitive Deficits in Schizophrenia - The Impact of Frequency, Duration, and Fidelity with Target Training Intensity.Schizophrenia Research,2016;172(1-3): 213-5. PMID26852401

  • Armstrong HF, Bartels MN, Paslavski O, Cain D, Shoval HA, Ballon JS, Khan S, Sloan RP, Kimhy D.The Impact of Aerobic Exercise Training on Cardiopulmonary Functioning in Individuals with Schizophrenia.Schizophrenia Research, 2015;173(1-2)116-117.PMID26976498

  • Castro-Diehl C, Diez Roux AV, Redline S, Seeman T, McKinley P, Sloan R, Shea S. Sleep Duration and Quality in Relation to Autonomic Nervous System Measures: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).Sleep, 2016;39(11):1927-1840.

  • Schwartz JE, Burg MM, Shimbo D, Broderick JE, Stone AA, Ishikawa J, Sloan RP, Yrgel T, Grossman S, Pickering TG (posthumously).Ambulatory Blood Pressure is GREATER than Clinic Blood Pressure in Untreated Employees, but the Difference Varies by Age and Body Mass Index:Results from the Masked Hypertension Study.Circulation, 2016;134(23):1794-1807.

  • Flood P, McKinley P, Monk C, Muntner P, Colantonio LD, Goetzl L, Hatch M, Sloan RP. Beat-to-Beat Heart Rate and Blood Pressure Variability and Hypertensive Disease in Pregnancy. Am J Perinatol. 2015 Sep;32(11):1050-8. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1548542. Epub 2015 May 13. PubMed PMID: 25970272.

  • Donoho CJ, Seeman TE, Sloan RP, Crimmins EM. Marital status, marital quality, and heart rate variability in the MIDUS cohort. J Fam Psychol. 2015 Apr;29(2):290-5. doi: 10.1037/fam0000068. PubMed PMID: 25844496; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4435975.

  • Kimhy D, Vakhrusheva J, Bartels MN, Armstrong HF, Ballon JS, Khan S, Chang RW, Hansen MC, Ayanruoh L, Lister A, Castrén E, Smith EE, Sloan RP. The Impact of Aerobic Exercise on Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor and Neurocognition in Individuals With Schizophrenia: A Single-Blind, Randomized Clinical Trial. Schizophr Bull. 2015 Jul;41(4):859-68. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbv022. Epub 2015 Mar 23. PubMed PMID: 25805886; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4466187.

  • Cooper TM, McKinley PS, Seeman TE, Choo TH, Lee S, Sloan RP. Heart rate variability predicts levels of inflammatory markers: Evidence for the vagal anti-inflammatory pathway. Brain Behav Immun. 2015 Oct;49:94-100. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2014.12.017. Epub 2014 Dec 22. PubMed PMID: 25541185; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4476948.

  • Brickman AM, Khan UA, Provenzano FA, Yeung LK, Suzuki W, Schroeter H, Wall M, Sloan RP, Small SA. Enhancing dentate gyrus function with dietary flavanols improves cognition in older adults. Nat Neurosci. 2014 Dec;17(12):1798-803. doi: 10.1038/nn.3850. Epub 2014 Oct 26. PubMed PMID: 25344629.

  • Kimhy D, Vakhrusheva J, Bartels MN, Armstrong HF, Ballon JS, Khan S, Chang RW, Hansen MC, Ayanruoh L, Smith EE, Sloan RP. Aerobic fitness and body mass index in individuals with schizophrenia: Implications for neurocognition and daily functioning. Psychiatry Res. 2014 Dec 30;220(3):784-91. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2014.08.052. Epub 2014 Sep 3. PubMed PMID: 25219618; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4258141.

  • Shapiro PA, Sloan RP, Deochand C, Franceschi AM, Delorenzo C, Mann JJ, Parsey RV. Quantifying serotonin transporters by PET with [11C]-DASB before and after interferon-α treatment. Synapse. 2014 Nov;68(11):548-55. doi: 10.1002/syn.21766. Epub 2014 Aug 4. PubMed PMID: 25043294; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4474042.

  • Lindgren M, Alex C, Shapiro PA, McKinley PS, Brondolo EN, Myers MM, Choi CJ, Lopez-Pintado S, Sloan RP. Effects of aerobic conditioning on cardiovascular sympathetic response to and recovery from challenge. Psychophysiology. 2013 Oct;50(10):963-73. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12078. Epub 2013 Jul 28. PubMed PMID: 23889039; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3815518.

  • Muntner P, Shimbo D, Diaz KM, Newman J, Sloan RP, Schwartz JE. Low correlation between visit-to-visit variability and 24-h variability of blood pressure. Hypertens Res. 2013 Nov;36(11):940-6. doi: 10.1038/hr.2013.58. Epub 2013 Jun 20. PubMed PMID: 23784506; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3856234.

  • Fuller-Rowell TE, Williams DR, Love GD, McKinley PS, Sloan RP, Ryff CD. Race differences in age-trends of autonomic nervous system functioning. J Aging Health. 2013 Aug;25(5):839-62. doi: 10.1177/0898264313491427. Epub 2013 Jun 18. PubMed PMID: 23781017; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3758802.

  • Alex C, Lindgren M, Shapiro PA, McKinley PS, Brondolo EN, Myers MM, Zhao Y, Sloan RP. Aerobic exercise and strength training effects on cardiovascular sympathetic function in healthy adults: a randomized controlled trial. Psychosom Med. 2013 May;75(4):375-81. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e3182906810. Epub 2013 Apr 29. PubMed PMID: 23630307; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4518731.

  • Kimhy D, Crowley OV, McKinley PS, Burg MM, Lachman ME, Tun PA, Ryff CD, Seeman TE, Sloan RP. The association of cardiac vagal control and executive functioning--findings from the MIDUS study. J Psychiatr Res. 2013 May;47(5):628-35. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2013.01.018. Epub 2013 Feb 20. PubMed PMID: 23434176; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3594003.

  • Sloan RP. Something's happening here; what it is ain't exactly clear. J Intern Med. 2012 Aug;272(2):158-60. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2796.2012.02546.x. Epub 2012 May 30. PubMed PMID: 22519946.

  • Holsen LM, Lee JH, Spaeth SB, Ogden LA, Klibanski A, Whitfield-Gabrieli S, Sloan RP, Goldstein JM. Brain hypoactivation, autonomic nervous system dysregulation, and gonadal hormones in depression: a preliminary study. Neurosci Lett. 2012 Apr 11;514(1):57-61. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2012.02.056. Epub 2012 Feb 25. PubMed PMID: 22395084; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3319257.

  • Goldstein JM, Cherkerzian S, Buka SL, Fitzmaurice G, Hornig M, Gillman M, O'Toole S, Sloan RP. Sex-specific impact of maternal-fetal risk factors on depression and cardiovascular risk 40 years later. J Dev Orig Health Dis. 2011 Dec;2(6):353-64. doi: 10.1017/S2040174411000651. PubMed PMID: 23378891; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3558934.

  • Sugunan SK, Robotham B, Sloan RP, Szmytkowski J, Ghiggino KP, Paige MF, Steer RP. Photophysics of untethered ZnTPP-fullerene complexes in solution. J Phys Chem A. 2011 Nov 10;115(44):12217-27. doi: 10.1021/jp2082853. Epub 2011 Oct 18. PubMed PMID: 21958111.

  • Crowley OV, McKinley PS, Burg MM, Schwartz JE, Ryff CD, Weinstein M, Seeman TE, Sloan RP. The interactive effect of change in perceived stress and trait anxiety on vagal recovery from cognitive challenge. Int J Psychophysiol. 2011 Dec;82(3):225-32. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2011.09.002. Epub 2011 Sep 21. PubMed PMID: 21945037; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3558682.

  • Erblich J, Bovbjerg DH, Sloan RP. Exposure to smoking cues: cardiovascular and autonomic effects. Addict Behav. 2011 Jul;36(7):737-42. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2011.02.011. Epub 2011 Mar 1. PubMed PMID: 21419576; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3095102.

  • Sloan RP. Virtue and vice in health and illness: the idea that wouldn't die. Lancet. 2011 Mar 12;377(9769):896-7. PubMed PMID: 21409785.

  • Sloan RP, Shapiro PA, DeMeersman RE, Bagiella E, Brondolo EN, McKinley PS, Crowley O, Zhao Y, Schwartz JE, Myers MM. Impact of aerobic training on cardiovascular reactivity to and recovery from challenge. Psychosom Med. 2011 Feb-Mar;73(2):134-41. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e31820a1174. Epub 2011 Jan 21. PubMed PMID: 21257979; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3350788.

  • Connerney I, Sloan RP, Shapiro PA, Bagiella E, Seckman C. Depression is associated with increased mortality 10 years after coronary artery bypass surgery. Psychosom Med. 2010 Nov;72(9):874-81. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e3181f65fc1. Epub 2010 Sep 14. PubMed PMID: 20841558.

  • DiBonaventura MD, Erblich J, Sloan RP, Bovbjerg DH. A computerized Stroop task to assess cancer-related cognitive biases. Behav Med. 2010 Apr-Jun;36(2):37-43. doi: 10.1080/08964280903521321. PubMed PMID: 20497941.

  • Seidman DF, Westmaas JL, Goldband S, Rabius V, Katkin ES, Pike KJ, Wiatrek D, Sloan RP. Randomized controlled trial of an interactive internet smoking cessation program with long-term follow-up. Ann Behav Med. 2010 Feb;39(1):48-60. doi: 10.1007/s12160-010-9167-7. PubMed PMID: 20177844.

  • Sloan RP, Shapiro PA, Gorenstein EE, Tager FA, Monk CE, McKinley PS, Myers MM, Bagiella E, Chen I, Steinman R, Bigger JT Jr. Cardiac autonomic control and treatment of hostility: a randomized controlled trial. Psychosom Med. 2010 Jan;72(1):1-8. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e3181c8a529. Epub 2009 Dec 22. PubMed PMID: 20028833; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3647338.

  • Shcheslavskaya OV, Burg MM, McKinley PS, Schwartz JE, Gerin W, Ryff CD, Weinstein M, Seeman TE, Sloan RP. Heart rate recovery after cognitive challenge is preserved with age. Psychosom Med. 2010 Feb;72(2):128-33. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e3181c94ca0. Epub 2009 Dec 22. PubMed PMID: 20028831; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2950633.

  • Kimhy D, Delespaul P, Ahn H, Cai S, Shikhman M, Lieberman JA, Malaspina D,Sloan RP. Concurrent measurement of "real-world" stress and arousal in individuals with psychosis: assessing the feasibility and validity of a novel methodology. Schizophr Bull. 2010 Nov;36(6):1131-9. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbp028.Epub 2009 May 8. PubMed PMID: 19429846; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2963047.

  • McKinley PS, King AR, Shapiro PA, Slavov I, Fang Y, Chen IS, Jamner LD, SloanRP. The impact of menstrual cycle phase on cardiac autonomic regulation.Psychophysiology. 2009 Jul;46(4):904-11. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2009.00811.x.Epub 2009 Apr 6. PubMed PMID: 19386049; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4451597.

  • Sloan RP, Shapiro PA, DeMeersman RE, Bagiella E, Brondolo EN, McKinley PS, Slavov I, Fang Y, Myers MM. The effect of aerobic training and cardiac autonomic regulation in young adults. Am J Public Health. 2009 May;99(5):921-8. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2007.133165. Epub 2009 Mar 19. PubMed PMID: 19299682; PubMed CentralPMCID: PMC2667843.

  • Puchalski CM, Post SG, Sloan RP. Physicians and patients' spirituality. Virtual Mentor. 2009 Oct 1;11(10):804-15. doi: 10.1001/virtualmentor.2009.11.10.oped1-0910. PubMed PMID: 23206948.

  • Bond V, Bartels MN, Sloan RP, Millis RM, Zion AS, Andrews N, De Meersman RE. Exercise training favourably affects autonomic and blood pressure responses during mental and physical stressors in African-American men. J Hum Hypertens. 2009 Apr;23(4):267-73. doi: 10.1038/jhh.2008.125. Epub 2008 Oct 9. PubMed PMID: 18843281.

  • Sloan RP, Huang MH, McCreath H, Sidney S, Liu K, Dale Williams O, Seeman T. Cardiac autonomic control and the effects of age, race, and sex: the CARDIA study. Auton Neurosci. 2008 May 30;139(1-2):78-85. doi: 10.1016/j.autneu.2008.01.006. Epub 2008 Mar 4. PubMed PMID: 18304893; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2367620.

  • Sloan RP. Attendance at religious services, health, and the lessons of trinity. Psychosom Med. 2007 Jul-Aug;69(6):493-4. PubMed PMID: 17641144.

  • Sloan RP, Shapiro PA, Demeersman RE, McKinley PS, Tracey KJ, Slavov I, Fang Y, Flood PD. Aerobic exercise attenuates inducible TNF production in humans. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2007 Sep;103(3):1007-11. Epub 2007 Jul 12. PubMed PMID: 17626836.

  • Goldstein RS, Bruchfeld A, Yang L, Qureshi AR, Gallowitsch-Puerta M, Patel NB, Huston BJ, Chavan S, Rosas-Ballina M, Gregersen PK, Czura CJ, Sloan RP, Sama AE, Tracey KJ. Cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway activity and High Mobility Group Box-1 (HMGB1) serum levels in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Mol Med. 2007 Mar-Apr;13(3-4):210-5. PubMed PMID: 17597834; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1899837.

  • Sloan RP, McCreath H, Tracey KJ, Sidney S, Liu K, Seeman T. RR interval variability is inversely related to inflammatory markers: the CARDIA study. Mol Med. 2007 Mar-Apr;13(3-4):178-84. PubMed PMID: 17592552; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1892756.

  • Sloan RP, Ramakrishnan R. Science, medicine, and intercessory prayer. Perspect Biol Med. 2006 Autumn;49(4):504-14. PubMed PMID: 17146135; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3275584.

  • Yeager DM, Glei DA, Au M, Lin HS, Sloan RP, Weinstein M. Religious involvement and health outcomes among older persons in Taiwan. Soc Sci Med. 2006 Oct;63(8):2228-41. Epub 2006 Jun 23. PubMed PMID: 16797809.

  • Sloan RP, Ramakrishnan R. The MANTRA II study. Lancet. 2005 Nov 19;366(9499):1769-70; author reply 1770-1. PubMed PMID: 16298208.

  • Norton MR, Sloan RP, Bagiella E. New approach to the statistical analysis of cardiovascular data. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2005 Jun;98(6):2298-303. Epub 2005 Feb 17. PubMed PMID: 15718406.

  • Sloan RP, Huang MH, Sidney S, Liu K, Williams OD, Seeman T. Socioeconomic status and health: is parasympathetic nervous system activity an intervening mechanism? Int J Epidemiol. 2005 Apr;34(2):309-15. Epub 2005 Jan 19. PubMed PMID: 15659475; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3739044.

  • Bagiella E, Hong V, Sloan RP. Religious attendance as a predictor of survival in the EPESE cohorts. Int J Epidemiol. 2005 Apr;34(2):443-51. Epub 2005 Jan 19. PubMed PMID: 15659472.

  • Christenfeld NJ, Sloan RP, Carroll D, Greenland S. Risk factors, confounding, and the illusion of statistical control. Psychosom Med. 2004 Nov-Dec;66(6):868-75. Review. PubMed PMID: 15564351.

  • Sloan RP, Bagiella E. The literature on religion and health: caveat emptor. J Pastoral Care Counsel. 2004 Fall;58(3):271-6. PubMed PMID: 15478964.

  • Monk C, Sloan RP, Myers MM, Ellman L, Werner E, Jeon J, Tager F, Fifer WP. Fetal heart rate reactivity differs by women's psychiatric status: an early marker for developmental risk? J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2004 Mar;43(3):283-90. PubMed PMID: 15076261.

  • Brondolo E, Rieppi R, Erickson SA, Bagiella E, Shapiro PA, McKinley P, Sloan RP. Hostility, interpersonal interactions, and ambulatory blood pressure. Psychosom Med. 2003 Nov-Dec;65(6):1003-11. PubMed PMID: 14645779.

  • McKinley PS, Shapiro PA, Bagiella E, Myers MM, De Meersman RE, Grant I, Sloan RP. Deriving heart period variability from blood pressure waveforms. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2003 Oct;95(4):1431-8. Epub 2003 Jun 27. PubMed PMID: 12832433.

  • Zion AS, Bartels MN, Wecht JM, Sloan RP, Downey JA, De Meersman RE. Evaluation of blood pressure and baroreflex sensitivity by radial artery tonometry versus finger arteriolar photoplethysmography. Am J Hypertens. 2003 May;16(5 Pt 1):371-4. PubMed PMID: 12745198.

  • Zion AS, Bond V, Adams RG, Williams D, Fullilove RE, Sloan RP, Bartels MN, Downey JA, De Meersman RE. Low arterial compliance in young African-American males. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2003 Aug;285(2):H457-62. Epub 2003 May 8. PubMed PMID: 12738618.

  • Monk C, Myers MM, Sloan RP, Ellman LM, Fifer WP. Effects of women's stress-elicited physiological activity and chronic anxiety on fetal heart rate. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2003 Feb;24(1):32-8. PubMed PMID: 12584483.

  • Adler KA, Mills PJ, Dimsdale JE, Ziegler MG, Patterson TL, Sloan RP, Grant I. Temporal stability of acute stress-induced changes in leukocyte subsets and cellular adhesion molecules in older adults. Brain Behav Immun. 2002 Jun;16(3):262-74. PubMed PMID: 12009686.

  • Sloan RP, Bagiella E. Claims about religious involvement and health outcomes. Ann Behav Med. 2002 Winter;24(1):14-21. Review. PubMed PMID: 12008790.

  • Connerney I, Shapiro PA, McLaughlin JS, Bagiella E, Sloan RP. Relation between depression after coronary artery bypass surgery and 12-month outcome: a prospective study. Lancet. 2001 Nov 24;358(9295):1766-71. PubMed PMID: 11734233.

  • Mezzacappa ES, Kelsey RM, Katkin ES, Sloan RP. Vagal rebound and recovery from psychological stress. Psychosom Med. 2001 Jul-Aug;63(4):650-7. PubMed PMID: 11485119.

  • Monk C, Kovelenko P, Ellman LM, Sloan RP, Bagiella E, Gorman JM, Pine DS. Enhanced stress reactivity in paediatric anxiety disorders: implications for future cardiovascular health. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2001 Jun;4(2):199-206. PubMed PMID: 11468091.

  • Sloan RP, Bagiella E. Religion and health. Health Psychol. 2001 May;20(3):228-9. PubMed PMID: 11403221.

  • Sloan RP, Bagiella E, Shapiro PA, Kuhl JP, Chernikhova D, Berg J, Myers MM. Hostility, gender, and cardiac autonomic control. Psychosom Med. 2001 May-Jun;63(3):434-40. PubMed PMID: 11382270.

  • Sloan RP, Bagiella E. Spirituality and medical practice: a look at the evidence. Am Fam Physician. 2001 Jan 1;63(1):33-4. PubMed PMID: 11195768.

  • Monk C, Fifer WP, Sloan RP, Myers MM, Bagiella E, Ellman L, Hurtado A. Physiologic responses to cognitive challenge during pregnancy: effects of task and repeat testing. Int J Psychophysiol. 2001 Mar;40(2):149-59. PubMed PMID: 11165353.

  • Sloan RP. Religion and medicine - in reply. MedGenMed. 2000 Nov 15:E44. PubMed PMID: 11104490.

  • Sloan RP, VandeCreek L. Religion and medicine: why faith should not Be mixed with science. MedGenMed. 2000 Aug 2;(6):E43. PubMed PMID: 11104489.

  • Gorman JM, Sloan RP. Heart rate variability in depressive and anxiety disorders. Am Heart J. 2000 Oct;140(4 Suppl):77-83. Review. PubMed PMID: 11011352.

  • Shapiro PA, Sloan RP, Bagiella E, Kuhl JP, Anjilvel S, Mann JJ. Cerebral activation, hostility, and cardiovascular control during mental stress. J Psychosom Res. 2000 Apr-May;48(4-5):485-91. PubMed PMID: 10880670.

  • Sloan RP, Bagiella E. Data without a prayer. Arch Intern Med. 2000 Jun 26;160(12):1870; author reply 1877-8. PubMed PMID: 10871984.

  • Sloan RP, Bagiella E, VandeCreek L, Hover M, Casalone C, Jinpu Hirsch T, Hasan Y, Kreger R, Poulos P. Should physicians prescribe religious activities? N Engl J Med. 2000 Jun 22;342(25):1913-6. PubMed PMID: 10861331.

  • Bagiella E, Sloan RP, Heitjan DF. Mixed-effects models in psychophysiology. Psychophysiology. 2000 Jan;37(1):13-20. PubMed PMID: 10705763.

  • Galanter CA, Wasserman G, Sloan RP, Pine DS. Changes in autonomic regulation with age: implications for psychopharmacologic treatments in children and adolescents. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 1999;9(4):257-65. PubMed PMID: 10630455.

  • Monk C, Fifer WP, Myers MM, Sloan RP, Trien L, Hurtado A. Maternal stress responses and anxiety during pregnancy: effects on fetal heart rate. Dev Psychobiol. 2000 Jan;36(1):67-77. PubMed PMID: 10607362.

  • Walsh BT, Greenhill LL, Giardina EG, Bigger JT, Waslick BD, Sloan RP, Bilich K, Wolk S, Bagiella E. Effects of desipramine on autonomic input to the heart. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1999 Sep;38(9):1186-92. PubMed PMID: 10504819.

  • Sloan RP, Bagiella E, Powell T. Religion, spirituality, and medicine. Lancet. 1999 Feb 20;353(9153):664-7. Review. PubMed PMID: 10030348.

  • Sloan RP, Shapiro PA, Bagiella E, Myers MM, Gorman JM. Cardiac autonomic control buffers blood pressure variability responses to challenge: a psychophysiologic model of coronary artery disease. Psychosom Med. 1999 Jan-Feb;61(1):58-68. Review. PubMed PMID: 10024068.

  • Waslick BD, Walsh BT, Greenhill LL, Giardina EG, Sloan RP, Bigger JT, Bilich K. Cardiovascular effects of desipramine in children and adults during exercise testing. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1999 Feb;38(2):179-86. PubMed PMID: 9951217.

  • Liao D, Sloan RP, Cascio WE, Folsom AR, Liese AD, Evans GW, Cai J, Sharrett AR. Multiple metabolic syndrome is associated with lower heart rate variability. The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study. Diabetes Care. 1998 Dec;21(12):2116-22. PubMed PMID: 9839103.

  • Pine DS, Wasserman GA, Miller L, Coplan JD, Bagiella E, Kovelenku P, Myers MM, Sloan RP. Heart period variability and psychopathology in urban boys at risk for delinquency. Psychophysiology. 1998 Sep;35(5):521-9. PubMed PMID: 9715096.

  • Sloan RP, DeMeersman RE, Shapiro PA, Bagiella E, Chernikhova D, Kuhl JP, Zion AS, Paik M, Myers MM. Blood pressure variability responses to tilt are buffered by cardiac autonomic control. Am J Physiol. 1997 Sep;273(3 Pt 2):H1427-31. PubMed PMID: 9321834.

  • Sloan RP, Demeersman RE, Shapiro PA, Bagiella E, Kuhl JP, Zion AS, Paik M, Myers MM. Cardiac autonomic control is inversely related to blood pressure variability responses to psychological challenge. Am J Physiol. 1997 May;272(5 Pt 2):H2227-32. PubMed PMID: 9176290.

  • Vogel LR, Muskin PR, Collins ED, Sloan RP. Lorazepam reduces cardiac vagal modulation in normal subjects. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 1996 Dec;16(6):449-53. PubMed PMID: 8959471.

  • Lazar RM, Marshall RS, Pile-Spellman J, Young WL, Hacein-Bey L, Sloan RP, Mohr JP. Continuous time estimation as a behavioural index of human cerebral ischaemia during temporary occlusion of the internal carotid artery. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 1996 May;60(5):559-63. PubMed PMID: 8778263; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC486371.

  • Sloan RP, Schwartz MM, Korbet SM, Borok RZ. Long-term outcome in systemic lupus erythematosus membranous glomerulonephritis. Lupus Nephritis Collaborative Study Group. J Am Soc Nephrol. 1996 Feb;7(2):299-305. PubMed PMID: 8785400.

  • Sloan RP, Shapiro PA, Bagiella E, Bigger JT Jr, Lo ES, Gorman JM. Relationships between circulating catecholamines and low frequency heart period variability as indices of cardiac sympathetic activity during mental stress. Psychosom Med. 1996 Jan-Feb;58(1):25-31. PubMed PMID: 8677285.

  • Shapiro PA, Sloan RP, Bagiella E, Bigger JT Jr, Gorman JM. Heart rate reactivity and heart period variability throughout the first year after heart transplantation. Psychophysiology. 1996 Jan;33(1):54-62. PubMed PMID: 8570795.

  • Sloan RP, Shapiro PA, Bagiella E, Fishkin PE, Gorman JM, Myers MM. Consistency of heart rate and sympathovagal reactivity across different autonomic contexts. Psychophysiology. 1995 Sep;32(5):452-9. PubMed PMID: 7568639.

  • Gemson DH, Sloan RP. Efficacy of computerized health risk appraisal as part of a periodic health examination at the worksite. Am J Health Promot. 1995 Jul-Aug;9(6):462-6. PubMed PMID: 10150537.

  • Sloan RP, Shapiro PA, Bagiella E, Gorman JM, Bigger JT Jr. Temporal stability of heart period variability during a resting baseline and in response to psychological challenge. Psychophysiology. 1995 Mar;32(2):191-6. PubMed PMID: 7630984.

  • Sloan RP, Shapiro PA, Bagiella E, Myers MM, Bigger JT Jr, Steinman RC, Gorman JM. Brief interval heart period variability by different methods of analysis correlates highly with 24 h analyses in normals. Biol Psychol. 1994 Oct;38(2-3):133-42. PubMed PMID: 7873698.

  • Shapiro PA, Sloan RP, Bigger JT Jr, Bagiella E, Gorman JM. Cardiac denervation and cardiovascular reactivity to psychological stress. Am J Psychiatry. 1994 Aug;151(8):1140-7. PubMed PMID: 8037248.

  • Sloan RP, Shapiro PA, Bigger JT Jr, Bagiella E, Steinman RC, Gorman JM. Cardiac autonomic control and hostility in healthy subjects. Am J Cardiol. 1994 Aug 1;74(3):298-300. PubMed PMID: 8037145.

  • Sloan RP, Shapiro PA, Bagiella E, Boni SM, Paik M, Bigger JT Jr, Steinman RC, Gorman JM. Effect of mental stress throughout the day on cardiac autonomic control. Biol Psychol. 1994 Mar;37(2):89-99. PubMed PMID: 8003592.

  • Walsh BT, Giardina EG, Sloan RP, Greenhill L, Goldfein J. Effects of desipramine on autonomic control of the heart. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1994 Feb;33(2):191-7. PubMed PMID: 8150790.

  • Fasano LA, Muskin PR, Sloan RP. The impact of medical education on students' perceptions of patients. Acad Med. 1993 Oct;68(10 Suppl):S43-5. PubMed PMID: 8216629.

  • Shapiro PA, Sloan RP, Horn EM, Myers MM, Gorman JM. Effect of innervation on heart rate response to mental stress. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1993 Apr;50(4):275-9. PubMed PMID: 8466388.

  • Murphy CA, Sloan RP, Myers MM. Pharmacologic responses and spectral analyses of spontaneous fluctuations in heart rate and blood pressure in SHR rats. J Auton Nerv Syst. 1991 Dec;36(3):237-50. PubMed PMID: 1787260.

  • Sloan RP, Korten JB, Myers MM. Components of heart rate reactivity during mental arithmetic with and without speaking. Physiol Behav. 1991 Nov;50(5):1039-45. PubMed PMID: 1805266.

  • Sloan RP, Bigger JT Jr. Biobehavioral factors in Cardiac Arrhythmia Pilot Study (CAPS). Review and examination. Circulation. 1991 Apr;83(4 Suppl):II52-7. PubMed PMID: 1706967.

  • Sloan RP, Dimberg L, Welkowitz LA, Kristiansen MA. Cessation and relapse in a year-long workplace quit-smoking contest. Prev Med. 1990 Jul;19(4):414-23. PubMed PMID: 2399223.

  • Gemson DH, Sloan RP, Messeri P, Goldberg IJ. A public health model for cardiovascular risk reduction. Impact of cholesterol screening with brief nonphysician counseling. Arch Intern Med. 1990 May;150(5):985-9. PubMed PMID: 2331203.

  • Sloan RP, Shapiro PA, Gorman JM. Psychophysiological reactivity in cardiac transplant recipients. Psychophysiology. 1990 Mar;27(2):187-94. PubMed PMID: 2247549.

  • Sloan RP, Gruman JC. Participation in workplace health promotion programs: the contribution of health and organizational factors. Health Educ Q. 1988 Fall;15(3):269-88. PubMed PMID: 3192406.

  • Sloan RP. Workplace health promotion: a commentary on the evolution of a paradigm. Health Educ Q. 1987 Summer;14(2):181-94. Review. PubMed PMID: 3298165.

  • Allegrante JP, Sloan RP. Ethical dilemmas in workplace health promotion. Prev Med. 1986 May;15(3):313-20. PubMed PMID: 3749011.

  • Sloan RP, Gruman JC. Beliefs about cancer, heart disease, and their victims. Psychol Rep. 1983 Apr;52(2):415-24. PubMed PMID: 6878540.