Kathleen C. Light, PhD


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Anesthesiology - Research Professor

Academic Office Information

  • 801-581-6393
  • School of Medicine
    Department of Anesthesiology
    30 N 1900 E, Room: 3C444
    Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Education History

Type School Degree
Postdoctoral Fellowship University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NIH/NHLBI Post-doctoral Fellowship
Cardiovascular Psychophysiology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Doctoral Training Syracuse University
Life-span Developmental Psychology
Graduate Training Syracuse University
Life-span Developmental Psychology
Undergraduate Vassar College

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. VanHaitsma TA, Light AR, Light KC, Hughen RW, Yenchik S, White AT (2016 Mar). Fatigue sensation and gene expression in trained cyclists following a 40 km time trial in the heat. Eur J Appl Physiol, 116(3), 541-52.
  2. Uchino BN, Bowen K, Kent de Gray RG, Smith TW, Baucom BR, Light KC, Ray S (). Loving-kindness meditation improves relationship negativity and psychological well-being: A pilot study. Psychology , 7(1), 6-11.
  3. Iacob E, Light AR, Donaldson GW, Okifuji A, Hughen RW, White AT, Light KC (2016 Jan). Gene Expression Factor Analysis to Differentiate Pathways Linked to Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Depression in a Diverse Patient Sample. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 68(1), 132-40.
  4. Birmingham WC, Uchino BN, Smith TW, Light KC, Butner J (2015 Oct). It's Complicated: Marital Ambivalence on Ambulatory Blood Pressure and Daily Interpersonal Functioning. Ann Behav Med, 49(5), 743-53.
  5. Johnson EE, Light KC (2015 Sep). A Patient-Centered, Provider-Facilitated Approach to the Refinement of Nonlinear Frequency Compression Parameters Based on Subjective Preference Ratings of Amplified Sound Quality. J Am Acad Audiol, 26(8), 689-702.
  6. Uchino BN, Cawthon RM, Smith TW, Kent RG, Bowen K, Light KC (2015 May). A cross-sectional analysis of the association between perceived network social control and telomere length. Health Psychol, 34(5), 531-8.
  7. Campo RA, Light KC, OConnor K, Nakamura Y, Lipschitz D, LaStayo PC, Pappas LM, Boucher KM, Irwin MR, Hill HR, Martins TB, Agarwal N, Kinney AY (2015 Mar). Blood pressure, salivary cortisol, and inflammatory cytokine outcomes in senior female cancer survivors enrolled in a tai chi chih randomized controlled trial. J Cancer Surviv, 9(1), 115-25.
  8. White AT, Light KC, Bateman L, Hughen RW, Vanhaitsma TA, Light AR (2015). Effect of Pregabalin on Cardiovascular Responses to Exercise and Postexercise Pain and Fatigue in Fibromyalgia: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Crossover Pilot Study. Pain Res Treat, 2015, 136409.
  9. Holt-Lunstad J, Birmingham W, Light KC (). Relationship support or distress and oxytocin: the influence of relatively stable and modifiable aspects of social relationships. J Soc Pers Relat, 32(4), 472-490.
  10. Bowen KS, Uchino BN, Birmingham W, Carlisle M, Smith TW, Light KC (2014 Nov). The stress-buffering effects of functional social support on ambulatory blood pressure. Health Psychol, 33(11), 1440-3.
  11. Campo RA, Agarwal N, LaStayo PC, OConnor K, Pappas L, Boucher KM, Gardner J, Smith S, Light KC, Kinney AY (2014 Mar). Levels of fatigue and distress in senior prostate cancer survivors enrolled in a 12-week randomized controlled trial of Qigong. J Cancer Surviv, 8(1), 60-9.
  12. Pollak KA, Swenson JD, Vanhaitsma TA, Hughen RW, Jo D, White AT, Light KC, Schweinhardt P, Amann M, Light AR (2014 Feb). Exogenously applied muscle metabolites synergistically evoke sensations of muscle fatigue and pain in human subjects. Exp Physiol, 99(2), 368-80.
  13. MacKenzie J, Smith T, Uchino B, White P, Light KC, Grewen K (). Depressive symptoms, anger/hostility and relationship quality in African American and Caucasian couples. J Soc Clin Psychol, 33(4), 380-96.
  14. Cribbet MR, Carlisle M, Cawthon RM, Uchino BN, Williams PG, Smith TW, Gunn HE, Light KC (2014 Jan). Cellular aging and restorative processes: subjective sleep quality and duration moderate the association between age and telomere length in a sample of middle-aged and older adults. Sleep, 37(1), 65-70.
  15. Iacob E, Tadler SC, Light KC, Weeks HR, Smith KW, White AT, Hughen RW, VanHaitsma TA, Bushnell LA, Light AR (2014). Leukocyte Gene Expression in Patients with Medication Refractory Depression before and after Treatment with ECT or Isoflurane Anesthesia: A Pilot Study. Depression Research and Treatment, 2014, 582380.
  16. Light KC, Agarwal N, Iacob E, White AT, Kinney AY, VanHaitsma TA, Aizad H, Hughen RW, Bateman L, Light AR (2013 Dec). Differing leukocyte gene expression profiles associated with fatigue in patients with prostate cancer versus chronic fatigue syndrome. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38(12), 2983-95.
  17. Campo RA, OConnor K, Light KC, Nakamura Y, Lipschitz DL, LaStayo PC, Pappas L, Boucher K, Irwin MR, Agarwal N, Kinney AY (2013 Nov). Feasibility and acceptability of a Tai Chi Chih randomized controlled trial in senior female cancer survivors. Integrative Cancer Therapies, 12(6), 464-74.
  18. Uchino BN, Bosch JA, Smith TW, Carlisle M, Birmingham W, Bowen KS, Light KC, Heaney J, OHartaigh B (2013 Oct). Relationships and cardiovascular risk: perceived spousal ambivalence in specific relationship contexts and its links to inflammation. Health Psychol, 32(10), 1067-75.
  19. Bowen KS, Birmingham W, Uchino BN, Carlisle M, Smith TW, Light KC (2013 Jun). Specific dimensions of perceived support and ambulatory blood pressure: which support functions appear most beneficial and for whom? Int J Psychophysiol, 88(3), 317-24.
  20. Smith TW, Uchino BN, MacKenzie J, Hicks AM, Campo RA, Reblin M, Grewen KM, Amico JA, Light KC (2013 Jun). Effects of couple interactions and relationship quality on plasma oxytocin and cardiovascular reactivity: empirical findings and methodological considerations. Int J Psychophysiol, 88(3), 271-81.
  21. Huffmeijer R, Alink LR, Tops M, Grewen KM, Light KC, Bakermans-Kranenburg MJ, van Ijzendoorn MH (2013 Mar). The impact of oxytocin administration and maternal love withdrawal on event-related potential (ERP) responses to emotional faces with performance feedback. Horm Behav, 63(3), 399-410.
  22. Iacob E, Light KC, Tadler SC, Weeks HR, White AT, Hughen RW, Vanhaitsma TA, Bushnell L, Light AR (2013). Dysregulation of leukocyte gene expression in women with medication-refractory depression versus healthy non-depressed controls. BMC Psychiatry, 13, 273.
  23. Uchino BN, Smith TW, Carlisle M, Birmingham WC, Light KC (2013). The quality of spouses' social networks contributes to each other's cardiovascular risk. PLoS ONE, 8(8), e71881.
  24. Weeks HR 3rd, Tadler SC, Smith KW, Iacob E, Saccoman M, White AT, Landvatter JD, Chelune GJ, Suchy Y, Clark E, Cahalan MK, Bushnell L, Sakata D, Light AR, Light KC (2013). Antidepressant and neurocognitive effects of isoflurane anesthesia versus electroconvulsive therapy in refractory depression. PLoS ONE, 8(7), e69809.
  25. Tops M, Huffmeijer R, Linting M, Grewen KM, Light KC, Koole SL, Bakermans-Kranenburg MJ, van Ijzendoorn MH (2013). The role of oxytocin in familiarization-habituation responses to social novelty. Front Psychol, 4, 761.
  26. Uchino BN, Cawthon RM, Smith TW, Light KC, McKenzie J, Carlisle M, Gunn H, Birmingham W, Bowen K (2012 Nov). Social relationships and health: is feeling positive, negative, or both (ambivalent) about your social ties related to telomeres? Health Psychol, 31(6), 789-96.
  27. Kuo PX, Carp J, Light KC, Grewen KM (2012 Oct). Neural responses to infants linked with behavioral interactions and testosterone in fathers. Biol Psychol, 91(2), 302-6.
  28. Carlisle M, Uchino BN, Sanbonmatsu DM, Smith TW, Cribbet MR, Birmingham W, Light KC, Vaughn AA (2012 Mar). Subliminal activation of social ties moderates cardiovascular reactivity during acute stress. Health Psychol, 31(2), 217-25.
  29. White AT, Light AR, Hughen RW, Vanhaitsma TA, Light KC (2012 Jan). Differences in metabolite-detecting, adrenergic, and immune gene expression after moderate exercise in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, patients with multiple sclerosis, and healthy controls. Psychosom Med, 74(1), 46-54.
  30. Huffmeijer R, Alink LR, Tops M, Grewen KM, Light KC, Bakermans-Kranenburg MJ, Ijzendoorn MH (2012). Salivary levels of oxytocin remain elevated for more than two hours after intranasal oxytocin administration. Neuroendocrinology Letters, 33(1), 21-5.
  31. Light KC, White AT, Tadler S, Iacob E, Light AR (2012). Genetics and Gene Expression Involving Stress and Distress Pathways in Fibromyalgia with and without Comorbid Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Pain Res Treat, 2012, 427869.
  32. Light AR, Bateman L, Jo D, Hughen RW, Vanhaitsma TA, White AT, Light KC (2012 Jan). Gene expression alterations at baseline and following moderate exercise in patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Syndrome. J Intern Med, 271(1), 64-81.
  33. Holt-Lunstad J, Birmingham W, Light KC (2011 Sep). The influence of depressive symptomatology and perceived stress on plasma and salivary oxytocin before, during and after a support enhancement intervention. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 36(8), 1249-56.
  34. Shin CH, Bateman L, Schlaberg R, Bunker AM, Leonard CJ, Hughen RW, Light AR, Light KC, Singh IR (2011 Jul). Absence of XMRV retrovirus and other murine leukemia virus-related viruses in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. J Virol, 85(14), 7195-202.
  35. Grewen KM, Light KC (2011 Jul). Plasma oxytocin is related to lower cardiovascular and sympathetic reactivity to stress. Biol Psychol, 87(3), 340-9.
  36. Albright F, Light K, Light A, Bateman L, Cannon-Albright LA (2011). Evidence for a heritable predisposition to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. BMC Neurol, 11, 62.
  37. White AT, Light AR, Hughen RW, Bateman L, Martins TB, Hill HR, Light KC (2010 Jul 1). Severity of symptom flare after moderate exercise is linked to cytokine activity in chronic fatigue syndrome. Psychophysiology, 47(4), 615-24.
  38. Grewen KM, Davenport RE, Light KC (2010 Jul 1). An investigation of plasma and salivary oxytocin responses in breast- and formula-feeding mothers of infants. Psychophysiology, 47(4), 625-32.
  39. Heymen S, Maixner W, Whitehead WE, Klatzkin RR, Mechlin B, Light KC (2010 Feb). Central processing of noxious somatic stimuli in patients with irritable bowel syndrome compared with healthy controls. Clin J Pain, 26(2), 104-9.
  40. Birmingham W, Uchino BN, Smith TW, Light KC, Sanbonmatsu DM (2009 Nov). Social ties and cardiovascular function: an examination of relationship positivity and negativity during stress. Int J Psychophysiol, 74(2), 114-9.
  41. Light AR, White AT, Hughen RW, Light KC (2009 Oct). Moderate exercise increases expression for sensory, adrenergic, and immune genes in chronic fatigue syndrome patients but not in normal subjects. J Pain, 10(10), 1099-112.
  42. Saab PG, Bang H, Williams RB, Powell LH, Schneiderman N, Thoresen C, Burg M, Keefe F Light KC among ENRICHD Investigators (). The impact of cognitive behavioral group training on event-free survival in patients with myocardial infarction: the ENRICHD experience. J Psychosom Res, 67(1), 45-56.
  43. White AT, Lee JN, Light AR, Light KC (2009 May). Brain activation in multiple sclerosis: a BOLD fMRI study of the effects of fatiguing hand exercise. Mult Scler, 15(5), 580-6.
  44. Light KC, Bragdon EE, Grewen KM, Brownley KA, Girdler SS, Maixner W (2009 May). Adrenergic dysregulation and pain with and without acute beta-blockade in women with fibromyalgia and temporomandibular disorder. J Pain, 10(5), 542-52.
  45. Holt-Lunstad J, Birmingham WA, Light KC (2008 Nov). Influence of a "warm touch" support enhancement intervention among married couples on ambulatory blood pressure, oxytocin, alpha amylase, and cortisol. Psychosom Med, 70(9), 976-85.
  46. Harville EW, Savitz DA, Dole N, Herring AH, Thorp JM, Light KC (2008 Jul). Stress and placental resistance measured by Doppler ultrasound in early and mid-pregnancy. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol, 32(1), 23-30.
  47. Grewen KM, Light KC, Mechlin B, Girdler SS (2008 Jun). Ethnicity is associated with alterations in oxytocin relationships to pain sensitivity in women. Ethn Health, 13(3), 219-41.
  48. Vines AI, Baird DD, Stevens J, Hertz-Picciotto I, Light KC, McNeilly M (2007 Mar). Associations of abdominal fat with perceived racism and passive emotional responses to racism in African American women. Am J Public Health, 97(3), 526-30.
  49. Girdler SS, Leserman J, Bunevicius R, Klatzkin R, Pedersen CA, Light KC (2007 Mar). Persistent alterations in biological profiles in women with abuse histories: influence of premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Health Psychol, 26(2), 201-13.
  50. Harville EW, Savitz DA, Dole N, Herring AH, Thorp JM, Light KC (2007 Jan). Patterns of salivary cortisol secretion in pregnancy and implications for assessment protocols. Biol Psychol, 74(1), 85-91.
  51. Vines AI, Baird DD, McNeilly M, Hertz-Picciotto I, Light KC, Stevens J (2006 Winter). Social correlates of the chronic stress of perceived racism among Black women. Ethn Dis, 16(1), 101-7.
  52. Klatzkin RR, Morrow AL, Light KC, Pedersen CA, Girdler SS (2006 Nov). Associations of histories of depression and PMDD diagnosis with allopregnanolone concentrations following the oral administration of micronized progesterone. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 31(10), 1208-19.
  53. Rose KM, Eigenbrodt ML, Biga RL, Couper DJ, Light KC, Sharrett AR, Heiss G (2006 Aug 15). Orthostatic hypotension predicts mortality in middle-aged adults: the Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities (ARIC) Study. Circulation, 114(7), 630-6.
  54. Girdler SS, Beth Mechlin M, Light KC, Leslie Morrow A (2006 Jul). Ethnic differences in allopregnanolone concentrations in women during rest and following mental stress. Psychophysiology, 43(4), 331-6.
  55. Klatzkin RR, Morrow AL, Light KC, Pedersen CA, Girdler SS (2006 Jan). Histories of depression, allopregnanolone responses to stress, and premenstrual symptoms in women. Biol Psychol, 71(1), 2-11.
  56. Brownley KA, Light KC, Grewen KM, Hinderliter AL, West SG (2006 Autumn). Dietary sodium restriction alters postprandial ghrelin: implications for race differences in obesity. Ethn Dis, 16(4), 844-51.
  57. Mechlin MB, Maixner W, Light KC, Fisher JM, Girdler SS (2005 Nov-Dec). African Americans show alterations in endogenous pain regulatory mechanisms and reduced pain tolerance to experimental pain procedures. Psychosom Med, 67(6), 948-56.
  58. Grewen KM, Girdler SS, Amico J, Light KC (2005 Jul-Aug). Effects of partner support on resting oxytocin, cortisol, norepinephrine, and blood pressure before and after warm partner contact. Psychosom Med, 67(4), 531-8.
  59. Bunevicius R, Hinderliter AL, Light KC, Leserman J, Pedersen CA, Girdler SS (2005 Jul). Histories of sexual abuse are associated with differential effects of clonidine on autonomic function in women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Biol Psychol, 69(3), 281-96.
  60. Grewen KM, Girdler SS, Light KC (2005 Jun). Relationship quality: effects on ambulatory blood pressure and negative affect in a biracial sample of men and women. Blood Press Monit, 10(3), 117-24.
  61. Light KC, Grewen KM, Amico JA, Brownley KA, West SG, Hinderliter AL, Girdler SS (2005 May). Oxytocinergic activity is linked to lower blood pressure and vascular resistance during stress in postmenopausal women on estrogen replacement. Horm Behav, 47(5), 540-8.
  62. Girdler SS, Maixner W, Naftel HA, Stewart PW, Moretz RL, Light KC (2005 Apr). Cigarette smoking, stress-induced analgesia and pain perception in men and women. Pain, 114(3), 372-85.
  63. Light KC, Grewen KM, Amico JA (2005 Apr). More frequent partner hugs and higher oxytocin levels are linked to lower blood pressure and heart rate in premenopausal women. Biol Psychol, 69(1), 5-21.
  64. Broadwell SD, Light KC (2005). Hostility, conflict and cardiovascular responses in married couples: a focus on the dyad. Int J Behav Med, 12(3), 142-52.
  65. Bunevicius R, Hinderliter AL, Light KC, Pedersen CA, Girdler SS (2005 Jan). Lack of beneficial effects of clonidine in the treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder: results of a double-blind, randomized study. Hum Psychopharmacol, 20(1), 33-9.
  66. Light KC, Grewen KM, Amico JA, Boccia M, Brownley KA, Johns JM (2004 Nov). Deficits in plasma oxytocin responses and increased negative affect, stress, and blood pressure in mothers with cocaine exposure during pregnancy. Addict Behav, 29(8), 1541-64.
  67. Brownley KA, Light KC, Grewen KM, Bragdon EE, Hinderliter AL, West SG (2004 Sep). Postprandial ghrelin is elevated in black compared with white women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 89(9), 4457-63.
  68. Girdler SS, Thompson KS, Light KC, Leserman J, Pedersen CA, Prange AJ Jr (2004 May-Jun). Historical sexual abuse and current thyroid axis profiles in women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Psychosom Med, 66(3), 403-10.
  69. Brownley KA, Hinderliter AL, West SG, Grewen KM, Steege JF, Girdler SS, Light KC (2004 Apr). Cardiovascular effects of 6 months of hormone replacement therapy versus placebo: differences associated with years since menopause. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 190(4), 1052-8.
  70. Straneva-Meuse PA, Light KC, Allen MT, Golding M, Girdler SS (2004 Apr). Bupropion and paroxetine differentially influence cardiovascular and neuroendocrine responses to stress in depressed patients. J Affect Disord, 79(1-3), 51-61.
  71. Girdler SS, Hinderliter AL, Wells EC, Sherwood A, Grewen KM, Light KC (2004 Jan). Transdermal versus oral estrogen therapy in postmenopausal smokers: hemodynamic and endothelial effects. Obstet Gynecol, 103(1), 169-80.
  72. Grewen KM, Girdler SS, Hinderliter A, Light KC (2004 Jan-Feb). Depressive symptoms are related to higher ambulatory blood pressure in people with a family history of hypertension. Psychosom Med, 66(1), 9-16.
  73. Girdler SS, Sherwood A, Hinderliter AL, Leserman J, Costello NL, Straneva PA, Pedersen CA, Light KC (2003 Sep-Oct). Biological correlates of abuse in women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder and healthy controls. Psychosom Med, 65(5), 849-56.
  74. Grewen KM, Anderson BJ, Girdler SS, Light KC (2003 Fall). Warm partner contact is related to lower cardiovascular reactivity. Behav Med, 29(3), 123-30.
  75. Brownley KA, Hinderliter AL, West SG, Girdler SS, Sherwood A, Light KC (2003 Jun). Sympathoadrenergic mechanisms in reduced hemodynamic stress responses after exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 35(6), 978-86.
  76. Costello NL, Bragdon EE, Light KC, Sigurdsson A, Bunting S, Grewen K, Maixner W (2002 Nov). Temporomandibular disorder and optimism: relationships to ischemic pain sensitivity and interleukin-6. Pain, 100(1-2), 99-110.
  77. Rose KM, Holme I, Light KC, Sharrett AR, Tyroler HA, Heiss G (2002 Nov). Association between the blood pressure response to a change in posture and the 6-year incidence of hypertension: prospective findings from the ARIC study. J Hum Hypertens, 16(11), 771-7.
  78. Straneva PA, Maixner W, Light KC, Pedersen CA, Costello NL, Girdler SS (2002 Jul). Menstrual cycle, beta-endorphins, and pain sensitivity in premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Health Psychol, 21(4), 358-67.
  79. Hinderliter AL, Sherwood A, Blumenthal JA, Light KC, Girdler SS, McFetridge J, Johnson K, Waugh R (2002 Apr 1). Changes in hemodynamics and left ventricular structure after menopause. Am J Cardiol, 89(7), 830-3.
  80. Bragdon EE, Light KC, Costello NL, Sigurdsson A, Bunting S, Bhalang K, Maixner W (2002 Apr). Group differences in pain modulation: pain-free women compared to pain-free men and to women with TMD. Pain, 96(3), 227-37.
  81. Sheps DS, McMahon RP, Becker L, Carney RM, Freedland KE, Cohen JD, Sheffield D, Goldberg AD, Ketterer MW, Pepine CJ, Raczynski J, Light KC, Krantz DS, Stone PH, Knatterud GL, Kaufmann PG (2002). Mental stress-induced ischemia and all-cause mortality in patients with coronary artery disease: Results from the Psychophysiological Investigations of Myocardial Ischemia Study. Circ J, 105, 1780-1784.
  82. Sheps DS, Kaufmann PG, Sheffield D, Light KC, McMahon RP, Bonsall R, Maixner W, Carney RM, Freedland KE, Cohen JD, Goldberg AD, Ketterer MW, Raczynski JM, Pepine CJ (2001 Nov). Sex differences in chest pain in patients with documented coronary artery disease and exercise-induced ischemia: Results from the PIMI study. Am Heart J, 142(5), 864-71.
  83. Girdler SS, Straneva PA, Light KC, Pedersen CA, Morrow AL (2001 May 1). Allopregnanolone levels and reactivity to mental stress in premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Biol Psychiatry, 49(9), 788-97.
  84. West SG, Hinderliter AL, Wells EC, Girdler SS, Light KC (2001 Apr). Transdermal estrogen reduces vascular resistance and serum cholesterol in postmenopausal women. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 184(5), 926-33.
  85. Light KC, Hinderliter AL, West SG, Grewen KM, Steege JF, Sherwood A, Girdler SS (2001 Feb). Hormone replacement improves hemodynamic profile and left ventricular geometry in hypertensive and normotensive postmenopausal women. J Hypertens, 19(2), 269-78.
  86. Light KC, Smith TE, Johns JM, Brownley KA, Hofheimer JA, Amico JA (2000 Nov). Oxytocin responsivity in mothers of infants: a preliminary study of relationships with blood pressure during laboratory stress and normal ambulatory activity. Health Psychol, 19(6), 560-7.
  87. Grewen K, Girdler SS, West SG, Bragdon E, Costello N, Light KC (2000 Oct). Stable pessimistic attributions interact with socioeconomic status to influence blood pressure and vulnerability to hypertension. J Womens Health Gend Based Med, 9(8), 905-15.
  88. Girdler SS, Hinderliter AL, West SG, Grewen K, Steege J, Light KC (2000 Sep 1). Postmenopausal smokers show reduced hemodynamic benefit from oral hormone replacement. Am J Cardiol, 86(5), 590-2, A10.
  89. Koo-Loeb JH, Costello N, Light KC, Girdler SS (2000 Jul-Aug). Women with eating disorder tendencies display altered cardiovascular, neuroendocrine, and psychosocial profiles. Psychosom Med, 62(4), 539-48.
  90. Rose KM, Tyroler HA, Nardo CJ, Arnett DK, Light KC, Rosamond W, Sharrett AR, Szklo M (2000 Jun). Orthostatic hypotension and the incidence of coronary heart disease: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study. Am J Hypertens, 13(6 Pt 1), 571-8.
  91. Nardo CJ, Chambless LE, Light KC, Rosamond WD, Sharrett AR (2000). Descriptive epidemiology of blood pressure response to change in body position. The ARIC study. Hypertension, 33, 1123-1129.
  92. Ketterer MW, Freedland KE, Krantz DS, Kaufmann P, Forman S, Greene A, Raczynski J, Gnatterud G, Light KC, Carney RM, Stone P, Beck L, Sheps DS (2000). Psychological correlates of patients with and without mental stress induced ischemia in the laboratory: The PIMI Study. J Health Psychol, 5, 75-85.
  93. Sheps DS, McMahon RP, Light KC, Maixner W, Pepine CJ, Cohen JD, Goldberg AD, Bonsall R, Carney R, Stone PH, Sheffield D, Kaufmann PG (1999 Jun). Low hot pain threshold predicts shorter time to exercise-induced angina: results from the psychophysiological investigations of myocardial ischemia (PIMI) study. J Am Coll Cardiol, 33(7), 1855-62.
  94. Light KC, Girdler SS, Sherwood A, Bragdon EE, Brownley KA, West SG, Hinderliter AL (1999 Jun). High stress responsivity predicts later blood pressure only in combination with positive family history and high life stress. Hypertension, 33(6), 1458-64.
  95. Girdler SS, OBriant C, Steege J, Grewen K, Light KC (1999 Jun). A comparison of the effect of estrogen with or without progesterone on mood and physical symptoms in postmenopausal women. J Womens Health Gend Based Med, 8(5), 637-46.
  96. West SG, Light KC, Hinderliter AL, Stanwyck CL, Bragdon EE, Brownley KA (1999 May). Potassium supplementation induces beneficial cardiovascular changes during rest and stress in salt sensitive individuals. Health Psychol, 18(3), 229-40.
  97. Broadwell SD, Light KC (1999). Family support and cardiovascular responses in married couples during conflict and other interactions. Int J Behav Med, 6(1), 40-63.
  98. Girdler SS, Pedersen CA, Straneva PA, Leserman J, Stanwyck CL, Benjamin S, Light KC (1998 Nov 16). Dysregulation of cardiovascular and neuroendocrine responses to stress in premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Psychiatry Res, 81(2), 163-78.
  99. Light KC, Kothandapani RV, Allen MT (1998 Mar). Enhanced cardiovascular and catecholamine responses in women with depressive symptoms. Int J Psychophysiol, 28(2), 157-66.
  100. West SG, Brownley KA, Light KC (1998 Spring). Postexercise vasodilatation reduces diastolic blood pressure responses to stress. Ann Behav Med, 20(2), 77-83.
  101. Carney RM, McMahon RP, Freedland K, Becker L, Krantz D, Proschan M, Raczynski J, Kettere M, Knatterud G, Light K, Lindholm L, Sheps D (1998). Reproducibility of mental stress-induced myocardial ischemia in the Psychophysiological Investigations of Myocardial Ischemia (PIMI). Psychosom Med, 60, 64-70.
  102. Sheffield D, Krittayaphong R, Cascio WE, Light KC, Golden RN, Finkel JB, Glekas G, Koch GG, Sheps DS (1998). Heart rate variability at rest and during mental stress in patients with coronary artery disease: differences in patients with high and low depression scores. Int J Behav Med, 5(1), 31-47.
  103. Fillingim RB, Maixner W, Girdler SS, Light KC, Harris MB, Sheps DS, Mason GA (1997 Sep-Oct). Ischemic but not thermal pain sensitivity varies across the menstrual cycle. Psychosom Med, 59(5), 512-20.
  104. Krittayaphong R, Cascio WE, Light KC, Sheffield D, Golden RN, Finkel JB, Glekas G, Koch GG, Sheps DS (1997 May-Jun). Heart rate variability in patients with coronary artery disease: differences in patients with higher and lower depression scores. Psychosom Med, 59(3), 231-5.
  105. Sherwood A, Girdler SS, Bragdon EE, West SG, Brownley KA, Hinderliter AL, Light KC (1997 Mar). Ten-year stability of cardiovascular responses to laboratory stressors. Psychophysiology, 34(2), 185-91.
  106. Bragdon EE, Light KC, Girdler SS, Maixner W (1997). Blood pressure, gender, and parental hypertension are factors in baseline and poststress pain sensitivity in normotensive adults. Int J Behav Med, 4(1), 17-38.
  107. Goldberg AD, Becker LC, Bonsall R, Cohen JD, Ketterer MW, Kaufman PG, Krantz DS, Light KC, McMahon RP, Noreuil T, Pepine CJ, Raczynski J, Stone PH, Strother D, Taylor H, Sheps DS (1996 Nov 15). Ischemic, hemodynamic, and neurohormonal responses to mental and exercise stress. Experience from the Psychophysiological Investigations of Myocardial Ischemia Study (PIMI). Circulation, 94(10), 2402-9.
  108. Hinderliter AL, Sager AR, Sherwood A, Light KC, Girdler SS, Willis PW 4th (1996 Jul 15). Ethnic differences in forearm vasodilator capacity. Am J Cardiol, 78(2), 208-11.
  109. Brownley KA, Light KC, Anderson NB (1996 Jul). Social support and hostility interact to influence clinic, work, and home blood pressure in black and white men and women. Psychophysiology, 33(4), 434-45.
  110. Krittayaphong R, Light KC, Golden RN, Finkel JB, Sheps DS (1996 Jun). Relationship among depression scores, beta-endorphin, and angina pectoris during exercise in patients with coronary artery disease. Clin J Pain, 12(2), 126-33.
  111. Hinderliter AL, Light KC, Girdler SS, Willis PW, Sherwood A (1996 Mar). Blood pressure responses to stress: Relation to left ventricular structure and function. Ann Behav Med, 18(1), 61-6.
  112. Brownley KA, West SG, Hinderliter AL, Light KC (1996 Mar). Acute aerobic exercise reduces ambulatory blood pressure in borderline hypertensive men and women. Am J Hypertens, 9(3), 200-6.
  113. Fillingim RB, Keefe FJ, Light KC, Booker DK, Maixner W (1996). The influence of gender and psychological factors on pain perception. Journal of Gender, Culture, and Health, 1, 21-36.
  114. Shapiro D, Jamner LD, Lane JD, Light KC, Myrtek M, Sawada Y, Steptoe A (1996 Jan). Blood pressure publication guidelines.Society for Psychophysical Research. Psychophysiology, 33(1), 1-12.
  115. Girdler SS, Hinderliter AL, Brownley KA, Turner JR, Sherwood A, Light KC (1996). The ability of active versus passive coping tasks to predict future blood pressure levels in normotensive men and women. Int J Behav Med, 3(3), 233-50.
  116. Krittayaphong R, Light KC, Biles PL, Ballenger MN, Sheps DS (1995 Oct 1). Increased heart rate response to laboratory-induced mental stress predicts frequency and duration of daily life ambulatory myocardial ischemia in patients with coronary artery disease. Am J Cardiol, 76(10), 657-60.
  117. Hinderliter AL, Light KC, Willis PW 4th (1995 Oct). Patients with borderline elevated blood pressure have enhanced left ventricular contractility. Am J Hypertens, 8(10 Pt 1), 1040-5.
  118. Sheps DS, Ballenger MN, De Gent GE, Krittayaphong R, Dittman E, Maixner W, McCartney W, Golden RN, Koch G, Light KC (1995 Jun). Psychophysical responses to a speech stressor: correlation of plasma beta-endorphin levels at rest and after psychological stress with thermally measured pain threshold in patients with coronary artery disease. J Am Coll Cardiol, 25(7), 1499-503.
  119. Light KC, Brownley KA, Turner JR, Hinderliter AL, Girdler SS, Sherwood A, Anderson NB (1995 Apr). Job status and high-effort coping influence work blood pressure in women and blacks. Hypertension, 25(4 Pt 1), 554-9.
  120. Sherwood A, Hinderliter AL, Light KC (1995 Mar). Physiological determinants of hyperreactivity to stress in borderline hypertension. Hypertension, 25(3), 384-90.
  121. Fillingim RB, Girdler SS, Booker DK, Light KC, Harris MB, Maixner W (1995). Pain sensitivity in women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder: A preliminary report. J Womens Health (Larchmt), 4, 367-374.
  122. Girdler SS, Pedersen CA, Light KC (1995). Thyroid axis function during the menstrual cycle in women with premenstrual syndrome. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 20(4), 395-403.
  123. Miller SB, Turner JR, Sherwood A, Brownley KA, Hinderliter AL, Light KC (1995). Parental history of hypertension and cardiovascular response to stress in Black and White men. Int J Behav Med, 2(4), 339-57.
  124. Girdler SS, Light KC (1994 Aug). Hemodynamic stress responses in men and women examined as a function of female menstrual cycle phase. Int J Psychophysiol, 17(3), 233-48.
  125. Turner JR, Sherwood A, Light KC (1994 Jul). Intertask consistency of hemodynamic responses to laboratory stressors in a biracial sample of men and women. Int J Psychophysiol, 17(2), 159-64.
  126. Light KC, Turner JR, Hinderliter AL, Girdler SS, Sherwood A (1994). Comparison of cardiac versus vascular reactors and ethnic groups in plasma epinephrine and norepinephrine responses to stress. Int J Behav Med, 1(3), 229-46.
  127. Turner JR, Ward MM, Gellman MD, Johnston DW, Light KC, van Doornen LJP (1994). The relationship between laboratory and ambulatory cardiovascular activity: Current evidence and future directions. Ann Behav Med, 16, 12-23.
  128. Light KC, Turner JR, Hinderliter AL, Sherwood A (1993 Sep). Race and gender comparisons: I. Hemodynamic responses to a series of stressors. Health Psychol, 12(5), 354-65.
  129. Light KC, Turner JR, Hinderliter AL, Sherwood A (1993 Sep). Race and gender comparisons: II. Predictions of work blood pressure from laboratory baseline and cardiovascular reactivity measures. Health Psychol, 12(5), 366-75.
  130. Miller PF, Light KC, Bragdon EE, Ballenger MN, Herbst MC, Maixner W, Hinderliter AL, Atkinson SS, Koch GG, Sheps DS (1993 Jul). Beta-endorphin response to exercise and mental stress in patients with ischemic heart disease. J Psychosom Res, 37(5), 455-65.
  131. Sheps DS, Ballenger K, Dittman E, Hinderliter A, Koch G, Light K, Maixner W (1993). The relationship between blood pressure and anginal pain perception. Homeostasis, 34, 266-270.
  132. Sherwood A, Royal SA, Light KC (1993 Jan). Laboratory reactivity assessment: effects of casual blood pressure status and choice of task difficulty. Int J Psychophysiol, 14(1), 81-95.
  133. Girdler SS, Hinderliter AL, Light KC (1993). Peripheral adrenergic receptor contributions to cardiovascular reactivity: influence of race and gender. J Psychosom Res, 37(2), 177-93.
  134. Light KC, Turner JR, Hinderliter AL (1992 Aug). Job strain and ambulatory work blood pressure in healthy young men and women. Hypertension, 20(2), 214-8.
  135. Light KC, Turner JR (1992 Jul). Stress-induced changes in the rate of sodium excretion in healthy black and white men. J Psychosom Res, 36(5), 497-508.
  136. Stabler B, Turner JR, Girdler SS, Light KC, Underwood LE (1992 May). Reactivity to stress and psychological adjustment in adults with pituitary insufficiency. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf), 36(5), 467-73.
  137. Hinderliter AL, Light KC, Willis PW 4th (1992 May 1). Racial differences in left ventricular structure in healthy young adults. Am J Cardiol, 69(14), 1196-9.
  138. Light KC, Dolan CA, Davis MR, Sherwood A (1992 Mar-Apr). Cardiovascular responses to an active coping challenge as predictors of blood pressure patterns 10 to 15 years later. Psychosom Med, 54(2), 217-30.
  139. Dolan CA, Sherwood A, Light KC (1992). Cognitive coping strategies and blood pressure responses to real-life stress in healthy young men. Health Psychol, 11(4), 233-40.
  140. Sherwood A, Davis MR, Dolan CA, Light KC (1992 Jan). Cardiovascular reactivity assessment: effects of choice of difficulty on laboratory task responses. Int J Psychophysiol, 12(1), 87-94.
  141. Hinderliter AL, Light KC, Willis PW 4th (1992 Jan). Gender differences in left ventricular structure and function in young adults with normal or marginally elevated blood pressure. Am J Hypertens, 5(1), 32-6.
  142. Light KC, Herbst MC, Bragdon EE, Hinderliter AL, Koch GG, Davis MR, Sheps DS (1991 Nov-Dec). Depression and type A behavior pattern in patients with coronary artery disease: relationships to painful versus silent myocardial ischemia and beta-endorphin responses during exercise. Psychosom Med, 53(6), 669-83.
  143. Turner JR, Sherwood A, Light KC (1991 Aug). Generalization of cardiovascular response: supportive evidence for the reactivity hypothesis. Int J Psychophysiol, 11(2), 207-12.
  144. Sherwood A, Turner JR, Light KC, Blumenthal JA (1990 Nov). Temporal stability of the hemodynamics of cardiovascular reactivity. Int J Psychophysiol, 10(1), 95-8.
  145. Sherwood A, Dolan CA, Light KC (1990 Nov). Hemodynamics of blood pressure responses during active and passive coping. Psychophysiology, 27(6), 656-68.
  146. Girdler SS, Turner JR, Sherwood A, Light KC (1990 Sep-Oct). Gender differences in blood pressure control during a variety of behavioral stressors. Psychosom Med, 52(5), 571-91.
  147. Turner JR, Girdler SS, Sherwood A, Light KC (1990). Cardiovascular responses to behavioral stressors: laboratory-field generalization and inter-task consistency. J Psychosom Res, 34(5), 581-9.
  148. Sherwood A, Light KC, Blumenthal JA (1989 Mar-Apr). Effects of aerobic exercise training on hemodynamic responses during psychosocial stress in normotensive and borderline hypertensive type A men: a preliminary report. Psychosom Med, 51(2), 123-36.
  149. Fredrikson M, Blumenthal JA, Evans DD, Sherwood A, Light KC (1989). Cardiovascular responses in the laboratory and in the natural environment: is blood pressure reactivity to laboratory-induced mental stress related to ambulatory blood pressure during everyday life? J Psychosom Res, 33(6), 753-62.
  150. Light KC, Sherwood A (1989). Race, borderline hypertension, and hemodynamic responses to behavioral stress before and after beta-adrenergic blockade. Health Psychol, 8(5), 577-95.
  151. Blumenthal JA, Madden DJ, Krantz DS, Light KC, McKee DC, Ekelund LG, Simon J (1988 Apr). Short-term behavioral effects of beta-adrenergic medications in men with mild hypertension. Clin Pharmacol Ther, 43(4), 429-35.
  152. Light KC, Obrist PA, Cubeddu LX (1988 Jan). Evaluation of a new ambulatory blood pressure monitor (Accutracker 102): laboratory comparisons with direct arterial pressure, stethoscopic auscultatory pressure, and readings from a similar monitor (Spacelabs Model 5200). Psychophysiology, 25(1), 107-16.
  153. Light KC, Obrist PA, Sherwood A, James SA, Strogatz DS (1987 Dec). Effects of race and marginally elevated blood pressure on responses to stress. Hypertension, 10(6), 555-63.
  154. Light KC, Obrist PA, James SA, Strogatz DS (1987 Jan). Cardiovascular responses to stress: II. Relationships to aerobic exercise patterns. Psychophysiology, 24(1), 79-86.
  155. Obrist PA, Light KC, James SA, Strogatz DS (1987 Jan). Cardiovascular responses to stress: I. Measures of myocardial response and relationship to high resting systolic pressure and parental hypertension. Psychophysiology, 24(1), 65-78.
  156. Madden DJ, Blumenthal JA, Ekelund LG, Krantz DS, Light KC, McKee DC (1986). Memory performance by mild hypertensives following beta-adrenergic blockade. Psychopharmacology (Berl), 89(1), 20-4.
  157. Koepke JP, Light KC, Obrist PA, Morris M (1984 Aug). Vasopressin and urine flow rate responses to stress in conscious dogs. Am J Physiol, 247(2 Pt 2), F213-8.
  158. Hastrup JL, Light KC (1984). Sex differences in cardiovascular stress responses: modulation as a function of menstrual cycle phases. J Psychosom Res, 28(6), 475-83.
  159. Koepke JP, Grignolo A, Light KC, Obrist PA (1983 Oct). Central beta adrenoceptor mediation of the antinatriuretic response to behavioral stress in conscious dogs. J Pharmacol Exp Ther, 227(1), 73-7.
  160. Koepke JP, Light KC, Obrist PA (1983 Aug). Neural control of renal excretory function during behavioral stress in conscious dogs. Am J Physiol, 245(2), R251-8.
  161. Light KC, Obrist PA (1983 May). Task difficulty, heart rate reactivity, and cardiovascular responses to an appetitive reaction time task. Psychophysiology, 20(3), 301-12.
  162. Light KC, Koepke JP, Obrist PA, Willis PW 4th (1983 Apr 22). Psychological stress induces sodium and fluid retention in men at high risk for hypertension. Science, 220(4595), 429-31.
  163. Hastrup JL, Light KC, Obrist PA (1982 Nov). Parental hypertension and cardiovascular response to stress in healthy young adults. Psychophysiology, 19(6), 615-22.
  164. Light KC (1981 May). Young Psychophysiologist Award address, 1980. Cardiovascular responses to effortful active coping: implications for the role of stress in hypertension development. Psychophysiology, 18(3), 216-25.
  165. Grignolo A, Light KC, Obrist PA (1981 Mar). Beta-adrenergic influence on cardiac dynamics during shock-avoidance in dogs. Pharmacol Biochem Behav, 14(3), 313-9.
  166. Light KC, Obrist PA (1980 Nov-Dec). Cardiovascular reactivity to behavioral stress in young males with and without marginally elevated casual systolic pressures. Comparison of clinic, home, and laboratory measures. Hypertension, 2(6), 802-8.
  167. Obrist PA, Light KC (1980 Sep). Comments on "carotid dP/dt as a psychophysiological index of sympathetic myocardial effects: some considerations". Psychophysiology, 17(5), 495-8.
  168. Light KC, Obrist PA (1980 May). Cardiovascular response to stress: effects of opportunity to avoid, shock experience, and performance feedback. Psychophysiology, 17(3), 243-52.
  169. Obrist PA, Light KC, McCubbin JA, Hutcheson JS, Hoffer JL (1979 May). Pulse transit time: relationship to blood pressure and myocardial performance. Psychophysiology, 16(3), 292-301.
  170. Obrist PA, Gaebelein CJ, Teller ES, Langer AW, Grignolo A, Light KC, McCubbin JA (1978 Mar). The relationship among heart rate, caratid dP/dt, and blood pressure in humans as a function of the type of stress. Psychophysiology, 15(2), 102-15.
  171. Light KC (1978 Feb). Effects of mild cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disorders on serial reaction time performance. Exp Aging Res, 4(1), 3-22.
  172. Obrist PA, Light KC, McCubbin JA, Hutcheson JS, Hoffer JL (1978). Pulse transit time: Relationship to blood pressure. Behav Res Meth Instrum, 18, 623-6.
  173. Obrist PA, Light KC, Langer AW, Grignolo A, McCubbin JA (1978). Behavioural-cardiac interactions: the psychosomatic hypothesis. J Psychosom Res, 22(4), 301-25.
  174. Light KC (1975 Nov). Slowing of response time in young and middle-aged hypertensive patients. Exp Aging Res, 1(2), 209-27.


  1. Girdler SS, Pedersen CA, Stern RA, Light KC (1993 May). Menstrual cycle and premenstrual syndrome: modifiers of cardiovascular reactivity in women. [Review]. Health Psychol, 12(3), 180-92.
  2. Hinderliter AL, Light KC, Willis PW 4th (1991 Jul). Left ventricular mass index and diastolic filling. Relation to blood pressure and demographic variables in a healthy biracial sample. [Review]. Am J Hypertens, 4(7 Pt 1), 579-85.
  3. Light KC (1987 Jul). Psychosocial precursors of hypertension: experimental evidence. [Review]. Circulation, 76(1 Pt 2), I67-76.


  1. Manuck SB, Krantz DS, Chesney MA, and Task Force Members (1998). National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Report of the Task Force on: Behavioral Research in Cardiovascular, Lung and Blood Health and Disease. 141 pp. Bethesda, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.
  2. Turner JR, Sherwood A, Light KC (1992). Individual Differences in Cardiovascular Response to Stress. 301 pp. New York: Plenum.

Book Chapter

  1. Light AR, Vierck CJ, Light KC (2010). Myalgia and Fatigue: Translation from Mouse Sensory Neurons to Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue SyndromesBTI - Translational Pain Research: From Mouse to ManCP - Chapter 11. Boca Raton, FL.
  2. Light KC (IN PRESS). Environmental and psychosocial stress in hypertension onset and progression, (Chapter 7). In S. Oparil and J. Weber (Eds.), Hypertension (2nd edition, pp. 82-93). Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders.
  3. Light KC (2004). Cardiovascular reactivity to laboratory and real life challenges. In AJ Christensen, R Martin & JM Smyth (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Health Psychology (pp. 181-183). New York: Springer.
  4. Light KC, Girdler SS, Hinderliter AL (2003). Chapter 3: Risk of hypertensive heart disease: the joint influence of genetic and behavioral factors. In F Kessel, PL Rosenfeld & NB Anderson (Eds.), Expanding the boundaries of health and social science: Case studies in interdisciplinary innovation (pp. 41-67). New York: Oxford University Press.
  5. Light KC (2000). Environmental and psychosocial stress in hypertension onset and progression, (Chapter 6). In S. Oparil and J. Weber (Eds.), Hypertension (pp. 59-70). Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders.
  6. Light KC, Girdler SS, West S, Brownley KA (1998). Blood pressure response to laboratory challenges and occupational stress in women. In Orth-Gomer, K., Chesney, M.A. & Wenger, N. (Eds.), Women, Stress and Heart Disease (pp. 237-261). New York: Lawrence Album Associates.
  7. Light KC, Girdler SS (1993). Cardiovascular health and disease in women. In D. Carroll and J. Sims (Eds.), Women and Health (pp. 59-73). Langhorne, Pennsylvania: Harwood.
  8. Light KC, Sherwood A, Turner JR (1992). High cardiovascular reactivity to stress: A predictor of later hypertension development. In J.R. Turner, A. Sherwood and K.C. Light (Eds.), Individual Differences in Cardiovascular Response to Stress (pp. 281-294). New York: Plenum.
  9. Light KC (1992). Differential responses to salt intake-stress interactions: Relevance to hypertension. In J.R. Turner, A. Sherwood and K.C. Light (Eds.), Individual Differences in Cardiovascular Response to Stress (pp. 245-264). New York: Plenum.
  10. Light KC (1989). Constitutional factors relating to differences in cardiovascular response. In N. Schneiderman et al. (Ed.), Handbook of Research Methods in Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine (pp. 417-432). New York: Plenum Press.
  11. Obrist PA, Light KC (1988). Active-passive coping and cardiovascular reactivity: Interaction with individual differences and types of baseline. In W. Gordon, J.A. Herd, A. Baum (Eds.), Perspectives on Behavioral Medicine, Vol. 3. Prevention and Rehabilitation. (3, pp. 109-126). New York: Academic Press.
  12. Obrist PA, Light KC, Sherwood A, Allen MT (1986). Behavioral influences on blood pressure control: Implications for the hypertensive process. In WH Birkenhager, JL Reid (Series), Zanchetti A, Tarazi RC (Volume) (Eds.), Handbook of Hypertension, Vol. 8: Pathophysiology of Hypertension: Regulatory Mechanisms (pp. 250-277). Amsterdam: Elsevier/North.
  13. Obrist PA, Light KC, Sherwood A, Allen MT, Langer AW (1986). Some working hypotheses on the significance of behavioral-evoked cardiovascular reactivity to pathophysiology. In T.D. Dembroski, T.H. Schmidt and C. Blumchen (Eds.), Biobehavioral Factors In Coronary Heart Disease (pp. 406-417). Basel: Kager.
  14. Obrist PA, Light KC, Langer AW, Koepke JP (1986). Psychosomatics. In M. Coles, E. Donchin and S. Porges (Eds.), Psychophysiology: Systems, Processes and Applications (pp. 626-645). New York: Guilford Press.
  15. Falkner B, Light KC (1986). The interactive effects of stress and dietary sodium on cardiovascular reactivity. In K.A. Matthews, S.M. Weiss, T. Detre, T.M. Dembroski, B. Falconer, S.B. Manuck & R.B. Williams (Eds.), Handbook of Stress, Reactivity & Cardiovascular Disease (pp. 329-341). New York: John Wiley & Sons.
  16. Light KC (1985). Cardiovascular and renal responses to competitive mental challenges. (Proceedings of the 1983 International Conference, Noordijkerhout, The Netherlands.). In J. F. Orlebeke, G. Mulder and L. J. P. van Doornen (Eds.), Psychophysiology of Cardiovascular Control: Models, Methods and Data (pp. 683-702). New York: Plenum Press.
  17. Light KC, Obrist PA (1985). Renal and cardiovascular effects of psychological stress and sodium intake. In E. S. Katkin and S. B. Manuck (Eds.), Advances in Behavioral Medicine (pp. 89-114). Greenwich, Conn: JAI Press.
  18. Obrist PA, Grignolo A, Koepke JP, Langer AW, Light KC (1985). Behavioral influences and beta-adrenergic mechanisms: The kidney and sodium retention. In R. B. Williams (Ed.), Perspectives In Behavioral Medicine, Vol. 2. Neuroendocrine Control and Behavior. (pp. 183-188). New York: Academic Press.
  19. Obrist PA, Langer AW, Light KC, Koepke JP (1983). Beta-adrenergic hyperreactivity and essential hypertension. In T. Dembroski and T. Schmidt (Eds.), Biobehavioral Bases of Coronary Heart Disease (pp. 290-303). New York: Karger.
  20. Obrist PA, Grignolo A, Hastrup JL, Koepke JP, Langer AW, Light KC, McCubbin JA, Pollak MH (1983). Behavioral cardiovascular interactions in hypertension. In D. Krantz, A. Baum, and J. E. Singer (Eds.), Handbook of Psychology and Health, Vol. III: Cardiovascular Disorders and Behavior. (pp. 199-230). New York: Lawrence Album.
  21. Obrist PA, Light KC, Hastrup JL (1982). Emotion and the cardiovascular system - A critical perspective. In C. Izard (Ed.), Measuring Emotion In Infants and Children (pp. 299-316). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  22. Obrist PA, Light KC, Langer AW, Grignolo A, Koepke JP (1982). Behavioral-cardiovascular interaction. In O. A. Smith, R. A. Galosy and S. M. Weiss (Eds.), Circulation, Neurobiology and Behavior. (pp. 57-76). New York: Elsevier.
  23. Obrist PA, Light KC, Hastrup JL, Langer AW (1981). Beta-adrenergic hyperreactivity and behavioral stress: A precursor to established hypertension? In S.M. Weiss, J.A. Herd and B.A. Fox (Eds.), Perspectives On Behavioral Medicine (pp. 351-369). New York: Academic Press.
  24. Obrist PA, Langer AW, Light KC, Grignolo A, McCubbin JA (1980). The cardiac-behavioral interaction. In P. Venables and I. Martin (Eds.), Techniques In Psychophysiology. (pp. 164-170). London: Wiley.
  25. Light KC (1980). Hypertension and response slowing. In M.F. Elias and D.H.P. Streeten (Eds.), Hypertension and Cognitive Processes (pp. 17-32). Mount Desert, Maine: Beech Hill Press.
  26. Light KC (1980). Antihypertensive drugs and behavioral performance. In M. F. Elias and D. H. P. Streeten (Eds.), Hypertension and Cognitive Processes (pp. 119-135). Mount Desert, Maine: Beech Hill Press.
  27. Obrist PA, Langer AW, Light KC, Grignolo A, McCubbin JA (1979). Myocardial performance and stress: Implications for basic and clinical research. In D. Kimmel, E.H. Van Olst and J. F. Orlebeke (Eds.), The Orienting Reflex In Humans (pp. 219-240). New York: Lawrence Album.
  28. Obrist PA, Langer AW, Grignolo A, Sutterer JR, Light KC, McCubbin JA (1978). Blood pressure control mechanisms and stress: Implications for etiology of hypertension. In G. Onesti and C.R. Klimt (Eds.), Hypertension: Determinants, Complications and Intervention (pp. 69-94). New York: Grune and Stratton.


  1. Light KC (2001 Sep-Oct). Hypertension and the reactivity hypothesis: the next generation. Utah Special Educator, 63(5), 744-6.
  2. Light KC (1997 Jul-Aug). Stress in employed women: a woman's work is never done if she's a working mom. Utah Special Educator, 59(4), 360-1.


  1. Heyman S, Maixner W, Whitehead WE, Klatzkin R, Mechlin B, Light KC (). Diffuse Noxious Inhibitory Controls (DNIC) are Compromised in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome Compared to Healthly Controls [Abstract]. Neurogastroenterology and Motility, 20(Sup 2), 8.
  2. Straneva P, Light KC, Grewen K, Adamian MS, Girdler SS (2000). Keeping to self, social isolation and expression of negative feelings: Predicting ambulatory blood pressure as a function of race [Abstract]. Psychosomatic Medicine, 62, 124.
  3. Brown H, Girdler SS, West SG, Lamothe TL, Ranc J, Steege J, Stanwyck C, Light KC (1997). Estrogen Replacement and Vascular Responses at Rest and During Stress: Preliminary Findings of a 6-Month Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial [Abstract]. Psychophysiology, 34, S24.
  4. Bragdon EE, Brownley KA, West SG, Girdler SS, Sherwood A, Light KC (1997). Social Support May Mitigate Hostility’s Influence on Blood Pressure in Young Men [Abstract]. Psychophysiology, 34, S23.
  5. Grewen K, Girdler SS, West SG, Ranc J, Costello N, Koo J, Hinderliter A, Adamian M, Light KC (1997). Low Sense of Mastery and Increased 24-Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure in Postmenopausal Women [Abstract]. Psychophysiology, 34, S40.
  6. West SG, Brownley KA, Light KC (1996). Racial Differences in Post-Exercise Stress Reactivity [Abstract]. Psychosomatic Medicine, 58, 78.
  7. Pepine C, Bertolet B, Robinson M, Lindholm L, Greene A, Goldberg D, Forman S, Choen J, Sheps D, Kaufmann P, Stone P, Knatterud G, Light K, Ketterer M, McMahon R, Raczynski J (1995). Relationship of psychological characteristics to daily life ischemia: Patients enrolled in the psychophysiological investigations of myocardial ischemia (PIMI) study [Abstract]. Circulation, 71, 931.
  8. Freedland KE, Carney RM, Forman S, Knatterud GL, Kaufmann PG, Ketterer MW, Krantz DS, Light K, Lindholm L, Raxaynski J, Stone P (1995). The PIMI Investigators. Psychological correlates of anginal symptoms during positive exercise treadmill tests [Abstract]. Psychosomatic Medicine, 57, 74.
  9. Girdler SS, Light KC (1995). Temporal consistency of hemodynamic responses and the predictive validity of the cold pressor test over a two-year period [Abstract]. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 17, S137.


  1. Light KC (1978). Behavioral deficits as a function of age and vascular status. Ph.D. dissertation, Syracuse University (145 pages).