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Emma L Childs

TitleResearch Associate (Associate Professor)
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentPsychiatry & Behav. Neurosci
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    1. Strzelecki AM, Gipson CD, Childs E, Weafer J. Preliminary evidence of increased alcohol use associated with ethinyl estradiol levels in women using oral contraceptives. Drug Alcohol Depend Rep. 2023 Dec; 9:100194. PMID: 37954868; PMCID: PMC10632661.
    2. Lutz JA, Childs E. Alcohol conditioned contexts enhance positive subjective alcohol effects and consumption. Behav Processes. 2021 Jun; 187:104340. PMID: 33545315.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Hamidovic A, Van Hedger K, Choi SH, Flowers S, Wardle M, Childs E. Quantitative meta-analysis of heart rate variability finds reduced parasympathetic cardiac tone in women compared to men during laboratory-based social stress. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2020 07; 114:194-200. PMID: 32320815; PMCID: PMC7422617.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Crane NA, Gorka SM, Phan KL, Childs E. Amygdala-orbitofrontal functional connectivity mediates the relationship between sensation seeking and alcohol use among binge-drinking adults. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 11 01; 192:208-214. PMID: 30268936; PMCID: PMC6800008.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Weafer J, Ross TJ, O'Connor S, Stein EA, de Wit H, Childs E. Striatal activity correlates with stimulant-like effects of alcohol in healthy volunteers. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2018 12; 43(13):2532-2538. PMID: 30093699; PMCID: PMC6224577.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Gorka SM, Phan KL, Childs E. Acute calming effects of alcohol are associated with disruption of the salience network. Addict Biol. 2018 05; 23(3):921-930. PMID: 28791789.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Childs E, Lutz JA, de Wit H. Dose-related effects of delta-9-THC on emotional responses to acute psychosocial stress. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 08 01; 177:136-144. PMID: 28599212; PMCID: PMC6349031.
      Citations: 40     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Lutz JA, Childs E. Erratum to: Test-retest reliability of the underlying latent factor structure of alcohol subjective response. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2017 04; 234(8):1307-1308. PMID: 28210780.
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    9. Lutz JA, Childs E. Test-retest reliability of the underlying latent factor structure of alcohol subjective response. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2017 Apr; 234(8):1209-1216. PMID: 28130647; PMCID: PMC5394794.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Childs E, Astur RS, de Wit H. Virtual reality conditioned place preference using monetary reward. Behav Brain Res. 2017 03 30; 322(Pt A):110-114. PMID: 28108321; PMCID: PMC5335910.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Childs E, de Wit H. Alcohol-induced place conditioning in moderate social drinkers. Addiction. 2016 12; 111(12):2157-2165. PMID: 27447940; PMCID: PMC5226878.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Childs E, Bershad AK, de Wit H. Effects of d-amphetamine upon psychosocial stress responses. J Psychopharmacol. 2016 07; 30(7):608-15. PMID: 27235381.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Bershad AK, Jaffe JH, Childs E, de Wit H. Opioid partial agonist buprenorphine dampens responses to psychosocial stress in humans. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2015 Feb; 52:281-8. PMID: 25544740; PMCID: PMC4297554.
      Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Childs E. Influence of energy drink ingredients on mood and cognitive performance. Nutr Rev. 2014 Oct; 72 Suppl 1:48-59. PMID: 25293543.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Childs E, White TL, de Wit H. Personality traits modulate emotional and physiological responses to stress. Behav Pharmacol. 2014 Sep; 25(5-6):493-502. PMID: 25036730; PMCID: PMC4119514.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Childs E, de Wit H. Regular exercise is associated with emotional resilience to acute stress in healthy adults. Front Physiol. 2014; 5:161. PMID: 24822048; PMCID: PMC4013452.
      Citations: 58     
    17. Baggott MJ, Childs E, Hart AB, de Bruin E, Palmer AA, Wilkinson JE, de Wit H. Psychopharmacology of theobromine in healthy volunteers. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2013 Jul; 228(1):109-18. PMID: 23420115; PMCID: PMC3672386.
      Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Mayo LM, Fraser D, Childs E, Momenan R, Hommer DW, de Wit H, Heilig M. Conditioned preference to a methamphetamine-associated contextual cue in humans. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2013 May; 38(6):921-9. PMID: 23416857; PMCID: PMC3629404.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Dlugos A, Childs E, Stuhr KL, Hillard CJ, de Wit H. Acute stress increases circulating anandamide and other N-acylethanolamines in healthy humans. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2012 Oct; 37(11):2416-27. PMID: 22763622; PMCID: PMC3442338.
      Citations: 78     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Childs E, Roche DJ, King AC, de Wit H. Varenicline potentiates alcohol-induced negative subjective responses and offsets impaired eye movements. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2012 May; 36(5):906-14. PMID: 22339626; PMCID: PMC3342420.
      Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Childs E, de Wit H. Contextual conditioning enhances the psychostimulant and incentive properties of d-amphetamine in humans. Addict Biol. 2013 Nov; 18(6):985-92. PMID: 22129527; PMCID: PMC4242554.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    22. Stolerman IP, Childs E, Ford MM, Grant KA. Role of training dose in drug discrimination: a review. Behav Pharmacol. 2011 Sep; 22(5-6):415-29. PMID: 21808191; PMCID: PMC3155633.
      Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    23. Childs E, O'Connor S, de Wit H. Bidirectional interactions between acute psychosocial stress and acute intravenous alcohol in healthy men. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2011 Oct; 35(10):1794-803. PMID: 21762177; PMCID: PMC3183385.
      Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Yang A, Childs E, Palmer AA, de Wit H. More on ADORA. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2010 Dec; 212(4):699-700. PMID: 20802997; PMCID: PMC4243305.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Hamidovic A, Childs E, Conrad M, King A, de Wit H. Stress-induced changes in mood and cortisol release predict mood effects of amphetamine. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2010 Jun 01; 109(1-3):175-80. PMID: 20176450; PMCID: PMC2875349.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Childs E, Van Dam NT, de Wit H. Effects of acute progesterone administration upon responses to acute psychosocial stress in men. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2010 Feb; 18(1):78-86. PMID: 20158297; PMCID: PMC4351805.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Childs E, de Wit H. Effects of acute psychosocial stress on cigarette craving and smoking. Nicotine Tob Res. 2010 Apr; 12(4):449-53. PMID: 20100807; PMCID: PMC2847070.
      Citations: 48     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    28. Childs E, Dlugos A, De Wit H. Cardiovascular, hormonal, and emotional responses to the TSST in relation to sex and menstrual cycle phase. Psychophysiology. 2010 May 01; 47(3):550-9. PMID: 20070572; PMCID: PMC4242596.
      Citations: 49     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Roche DJ, Childs E, Epstein AM, King AC. Acute HPA axis response to naltrexone differs in female vs. male smokers. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2010 May; 35(4):596-606. PMID: 19837518; PMCID: PMC2843791.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Childs E, de Wit H. Amphetamine-induced place preference in humans. Biol Psychiatry. 2009 May 15; 65(10):900-4. PMID: 19111278; PMCID: PMC2693956.
      Citations: 50     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Childs E, de Wit H. Hormonal, cardiovascular, and subjective responses to acute stress in smokers. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2009 Mar; 203(1):1-12. PMID: 18936915; PMCID: PMC2727744.
      Citations: 47     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Childs E, Hohoff C, Xu K, Badner J, de Wit H, Deckert J. Association between ADORA2A and DRD2 polymorphisms and caffeine-induced anxiety. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2008 Nov; 33(12):2791-800. PMID: 18305461; PMCID: PMC2745641.
      Citations: 76     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Childs E, de Wit H. Enhanced mood and psychomotor performance by a caffeine-containing energy capsule in fatigued individuals. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2008 Feb; 16(1):13-21. PMID: 18266548.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. de Wit H, Vicini L, Childs E, Sayla MA, Terner J. Does stress reactivity or response to amphetamine predict smoking progression in young adults? A preliminary study. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2007 Feb; 86(2):312-9. PMID: 16919319.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Childs E, Vicini LM, De Wit H. Responses to the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST) in single versus grouped participants. Psychophysiology. 2006 Jul; 43(4):366-71. PMID: 16916432.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    36. Childs E, de Wit H. Subjective, behavioral, and physiological effects of acute caffeine in light, nondependent caffeine users. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2006 May; 185(4):514-23. PMID: 16541243.
      Citations: 63     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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