Uma Rao

Title(s)Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Health Sciences Road
Irvine CA 92697-3950
Phone(714) 602-0442
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    Effects of Childhood Maltreatment on Neurocircuitry in Adolescent Depression
    NIH R01MH108155Aug 1, 2017 - Mar 31, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Prevention of Adolescent Risky Behaviors: Neural Markers of Intervention Effects
    NIH R01DA040966Jul 1, 2017 - Mar 31, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Ethnic Influences on Stress, Energy Balance and Obesity in Adolescents
    NIH R01MD010757Feb 24, 2017 - Feb 28, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Methamphetamine Research Program at Meharry Medical College
    NIH R24DA021471Sep 15, 2008 - May 31, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Stress and Risk for Substance Abuse in Adolescents
    NIH R01DA017804Jul 1, 2004 - Apr 30, 2010
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Treatment Prediction in Adolescent and Adult Depression
    NIH R01MH068391Jun 9, 2004 - Mar 31, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Neuronal Risk Markers for Nicotine Dependence in Youth
    NIH R01DA017805Jun 1, 2004 - Mar 31, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Stress Response and Smoking Cessation in Depressed Youth
    NIH R01DA015131Sep 26, 2003 - Jul 31, 2010
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Markers of Risk for Nicotine Dependence in Youngsters
    NIH R01DA014037Sep 30, 2001 - Jun 30, 2009
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Risk for Substance Abuse in Depressed Adolescents
    NIH R01MH062464Sep 24, 2001 - Aug 31, 2009
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH K08MH001419Sep 1, 1996 - Apr 30, 2002
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Biobehavioral Predictors of Pain Intensity, Pain Interference, and Chronic Pain Episodes: A Prospective Cohort Study of African-American Adults. J Pain. 2024 Feb 16; 104501. Morris MC, Bruehl S, Rao U, Goodin BR, Karlson C, Carter C, Nag S, Huber FA, Bendinskas KG, Hidoyatov M, Kinney K, Rochelle A, Funches G. PMID: 38369220.
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    2. Childhood Maltreatment and Immune Cell Gene Regulation during Adolescence: Transcriptomics Highlight Non-Classical Monocytes. Biomolecules. 2024 Feb 13; 14(2). Kuhlman KR, Cole SW, Tan EN, Swanson JA, Rao U. PMID: 38397457; PMCID: PMC10886995.
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    3. Physical activity, sitting time, and thermal quantitative sensory testing responses in African Americans. Pain Rep. 2023 Dec; 8(6):e1118. Huber FA, Carpenter R, Goodin BR, Bruehl S, Karlson C, Rao U, Kinney K, Nag S, Morris MC. PMID: 38152687; PMCID: PMC10752487.
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    4. Diversity in emotion regulation strategy use: Resilience against posttraumatic stress disorder. Behav Res Ther. 2024 01; 172:104441. Wen A, Rao U, Kinney KL, Yoon KL, Morris M. PMID: 38091721.
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    5. Adversity type and timing predict temporal summation of pain in African-American adults. J Behav Med. 2023 Dec; 46(6):996-1009. Morris MC, Goodin BR, Bruehl S, Myers H, Rao U, Karlson C, Huber FA, Nag S, Carter C, Kinney K, Dickens H. PMID: 37563499; PMCID: PMC10592130.
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    6. Multidimensional Discrimination Distress, Controlling Parenting, and Parent-Adolescent Attachment Relationships: Racial/Ethnic Differences. J Soc Issues. 2023 Mar; 79(1):334-359. Kazmierski KFM, Borelli JL, Rao U. PMID: 37181926; PMCID: PMC10181804.
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    7. Relationships between Depression and Executive Functioning in Adolescents: The Moderating Role of Unpredictable Home Environment. J Child Fam Stud. 2022 Sep; 31(9):2518-2534. Gillespie ML, Rao U. PMID: 36504694; PMCID: PMC9733726.
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    8. Racial, Gender, and Neighborhood-Level Disparities in Pediatric Trauma Care. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2023 06; 10(3):1006-1017. Dickens H, Rao U, Sarver D, Bruehl S, Kinney K, Karlson C, Grenn E, Kutcher M, Iwuchukwu C, Kyle A, Goodin B, Myers H, Nag S, Hillegass WB, Morris MC. PMID: 35347650; PMCID: PMC9515239.
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    9. Social determinants of trauma care: Associations of race, insurance status, and place on opioid prescriptions, postdischarge referrals, and mortality. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2022 05 01; 92(5):897-905. Grenn E, Kutcher M, Hillegass WB, Iwuchukwu C, Kyle A, Bruehl S, Goodin B, Myers H, Rao U, Nag S, Kinney K, Dickens H, Morris MC. PMID: 34936591; PMCID: PMC9038661.
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    10. Negative affect, childhood adversity, and adolescents' eating following stress. Appetite. 2022 01 01; 168:105766. Kazmierski KFM, Borelli JL, Rao U. PMID: 34688730; PMCID: PMC8878579.
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    11. Dynamics of diurnal cortisol and alpha-amylase secretion and their associations with PTSD onset in recent interpersonal trauma survivors. Psychol Med. 2023 04; 53(6):2263-2273. Kinney KL, Rao U, Bailey B, Hellman N, Kelly C, McAfee NW, Morris MC. PMID: 37310311; PMCID: PMC10264829.
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    12. Predicting pain among female survivors of recent interpersonal violence: A proof-of-concept machine-learning approach. PLoS One. 2021; 16(7):e0255277. Lannon E, Sanchez-Saez F, Bailey B, Hellman N, Kinney K, Williams A, Nag S, Kutcher ME, Goodin BR, Rao U, Morris MC. PMID: 34324550; PMCID: PMC8320990.
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    13. Racial/ethnic differences in dietary intake among a diverse sample of adolescents: An experimental study. Pediatr Obes. 2021 12; 16(12):e12823. Zurita T, Kazmierski KFM, Wong L, Faulkner M, Kuo S, Huszti H, Rao U. PMID: 34121364; PMCID: PMC8563420.
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    14. Predicting Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Survivors of Recent Interpersonal Violence. J Interpers Violence. 2022 07; 37(13-14):NP11460-NP11489. Morris MC, Sanchez-Sáez F, Bailey B, Hellman N, Williams A, Schumacher JA, Rao U. PMID: 33256508; PMCID: PMC8164639.
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    15. Dynamics and determinants of cortisol and alpha-amylase responses to repeated stressors in recent interpersonal trauma survivors. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2020 12; 122:104899. Morris MC, Bailey B, Hellman N, Williams A, Lannon EW, Kutcher ME, Schumacher JA, Rao U. PMID: 33070022; PMCID: PMC7686015.
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    16. Stress-Induced Eating Among Racial/Ethnic Groups in the United States: a Systematic Review. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2021 Aug; 8(4):912-926. Kazmierski KFM, Gillespie ML, Kuo S, Zurita T, Felix D, Rao U. PMID: 32839895; PMCID: PMC7902740.
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    17. Grant Report on the Effects of Childhood Maltreatment on Neurocircuitry in Adolescent Depression. J Psychiatr Brain Sci. 2020; 5. Gillespie ML, Rao U. PMID: 32793807; PMCID: PMC7423245.
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    18. County-level socioeconomic and crime risk factors for substantiated child abuse and neglect. Child Abuse Negl. 2019 04; 90:127-138. Morris MC, Marco M, Maguire-Jack K, Kouros CD, Im W, White C, Bailey B, Rao U, Garber J. PMID: 30776738; PMCID: PMC6422336.
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    19. Psychobiology of cumulative trauma: hair cortisol as a risk marker for stress exposure in women. Stress. 2017 07; 20(4):350-354. Morris MC, Abelson JL, Mielock AS, Rao U. PMID: 28595479; PMCID: PMC5615845.
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    20. Depressive symptom composites associated with cortisol stress reactivity in adolescents. J Affect Disord. 2017 Mar 01; 210:181-188. Morris MC, Kouros CD, Mielock AS, Rao U. PMID: 28049103; PMCID: PMC5292072.
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    21. Patterns of cortisol and alpha-amylase reactivity to psychosocial stress in maltreated women. J Affect Disord. 2017 Feb; 209:46-52. Mielock AS, Morris MC, Rao U. PMID: 27875756; PMCID: PMC5191933.
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    22. Impaired conditioned pain modulation in youth with functional abdominal pain. Pain. 2016 10; 157(10):2375-2381. Morris MC, Walker LS, Bruehl S, Stone AL, Mielock AS, Rao U. PMID: 27389918; PMCID: PMC5028273.
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    23. Cortisol, heart rate, and blood pressure as early markers of PTSD risk: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Psychol Rev. 2016 11; 49:79-91. Morris MC, Hellman N, Abelson JL, Rao U. PMID: 27623149; PMCID: PMC5079809.
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    24. Salivary stress biomarkers of recent nicotine use and dependence. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2016 11; 42(6):640-648. Morris MC, Mielock AS, Rao U. PMID: 27463324; PMCID: PMC5148122.
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    25. Race Effects on Conditioned Pain Modulation in Youth. J Pain. 2015 Sep; 16(9):873-80. Morris MC, Walker L, Bruehl S, Hellman N, Sherman AL, Rao U. PMID: 26086899; PMCID: PMC4556599.
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    26. Depression history as a moderator of relations between cortisol and shame responses to social-evaluative threat in young adults. Biol Psychol. 2015 Jul; 109:159-65. Hellman N, Morris MC, Rao U, Garber J. PMID: 26048679; PMCID: PMC4516595.
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    27. Race effects on temporal summation to heat pain in youth. Pain. 2015 May; 156(5):917-922. Morris MC, Walker L, Bruehl S, Hellman N, Sherman AL, Rao U. PMID: 25734994; PMCID: PMC4402253.
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    28. Cortisol Responses to Psychosocial Stress: The Role of Childhood Maltreatment and Depression. Int J Public Ment Health Neurosci. 2015 Apr; 2(1). Rao U, Morris MC. PMID: 26618197; PMCID: PMC4662265.
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    29. Two prospective studies of changes in stress generation across depressive episodes in adolescents and emerging adults. Dev Psychopathol. 2014 Nov; 26(4 Pt 2):1385-400. Morris MC, Kouros CD, Hellman N, Rao U, Garber J. PMID: 25422968; PMCID: PMC4244661.
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    30. Executive function moderates the relation between coping and depressive symptoms. Anxiety Stress Coping. 2015; 28(1):31-49. Morris MC, Evans LD, Rao U, Garber J. PMID: 24866556; PMCID: PMC4236259.
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    31. DSM-5: disruptive mood dysregulation disorder. Asian J Psychiatr. 2014 Oct; 11:119-23. Rao U. PMID: 25453714; PMCID: PMC4254488.
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    32. Interactive models of depression vulnerability: the role of childhood trauma, dysfunctional attitudes, and coping. Br J Clin Psychol. 2014 Jun; 53(2):245-63. Morris MC, Kouros CD, Fox KR, Rao U, Garber J. PMID: 24372468; PMCID: PMC4016171.
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    33. Cortisol response to psychosocial stress during a depressive episode and remission. Stress. 2014 Jan; 17(1):51-8. Morris MC, Rao U. PMID: 24144001; PMCID: PMC3920542.
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    34. Biomarkers in pediatric depression. Depress Anxiety. 2013 Sep; 30(9):787-91. Rao U. PMID: 24002798; PMCID: PMC3789128.
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    35. Cortisol reactivity to experimentally manipulated psychosocial stress in young adults at varied risk for depression. Depress Anxiety. 2014 Jan; 31(1):44-52. Morris MC, Rao U, Wang L, Garber J. PMID: 23606237; PMCID: PMC3735776.
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    36. Open-label, randomized, parallel-group controlled clinical trial of massage for treatment of depression in HIV-infected subjects. J Altern Complement Med. 2013 Apr; 19(4):334-40. Poland RE, Gertsik L, Favreau JT, Smith SI, Mirocha JM, Rao U, Daar ES. PMID: 23098696; PMCID: PMC3627430.
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    37. Psychobiology of PTSD in the acute aftermath of trauma: Integrating research on coping, HPA function and sympathetic nervous system activity. Asian J Psychiatr. 2013 Feb; 6(1):3-21. Morris MC, Rao U. PMID: 23380312; PMCID: PMC3565157.
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    38. Cortisol responses to psychosocial stress predict depression trajectories: social-evaluative threat and prior depressive episodes as moderators. J Affect Disord. 2012 Dec 20; 143(1-3):223-30. Morris MC, Rao U, Garber J. PMID: 22858210; PMCID: PMC3489962.
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    39. Developmental risk I: depression and the developing brain. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2012 Apr; 21(2):237-59, vii. Weir JM, Zakama A, Rao U. PMID: 22537725; PMCID: PMC3338920.
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    40. Sleep Disturbances in Pediatric Depression. Asian J Psychiatr. 2011 Dec; 4(4):234-247. Rao U. PMID: 22287998; PMCID: PMC3265574.
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