Idan Shalev

Assistant Professor
Biobehavioral Health
Pennsylvania State University

Fields of interest:

Genomics and behavior; Stress and aging; Psychoneuroendocrinology.

Recent publications:

Hastings WJ, Shalev I, Belsky DW. Translating measures of biological aging to test effectiveness of geroprotective interventions: What can we learn from research on telomeres? Frontiers in Genetics. 2017 November. 8:164. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2017.00164

Belsky DW, Huffman KM, Peiper KF, Shalev I, Kraus WE. Change in the rate of biological aging in response to caloric restriction: CALERIE Biobank Analysis. The Journals of Gerontology: Series A. 2017 May. DOI:

Brody GH, Yu T, Shalev I. Risky family processes prospectively forecast telomere length with mediation through negative emotions. Health Psychology. 2016 Nov.

Belsky J*, Shalev I*. Contextual adversity, telomere erosion, pubertal development and health: Two models of accelerated aging—or one? Development and Psychopathology. 2016 Nov;28(4pt2):1367-1383. *These authors contributed equally to this work.

Shalev I, Heim CM, Noll JG. Child maltreatment as a root cause of mortality disparities: a call for rigorous science to mobilize public investment in prevention and treatment. JAMA Psychiatry. 2016 Sep 1;73(9):897-8.

Shalev I and Belsky J. Early-life stress and reproductive cost: A two-hit developmental model of accelerated aging? Medical Hypotheses. 2016 March; 90:41-7. doi:10.1016/j.mehy.2016.03.002

Yim OS, Zhang X, Shalev I, Monakhov M, Zhong S, Hsu M, Chew SH, Lai PS, Ebstein RP. Delay discounting, genetic sensitivity, and leukocyte telomere length. PNAS. 2016 Feb 22. pii: 201514351.

Shalev I, Caspi A, Ambler A, Belsky DW, Chapple S, Cohen HJ, Israel S, Poulton R, Ramrakha S, Rivera CD, Sugden K, Williams B, Wolke D, Moffitt TE. Perinatal complications and aging indicators by midlife. Pediatrics. 2014 Oct 27. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-1669.

Shalev I, Moffitt TE, Braithwaite AW, Danese A, Fleming NI, Goldman-Mellor S, Harrington H, Houts RM, Israel S, Poulton R, Robertson SP, Sugden K, Williams B, Caspi A. A. Internalizing disorders and leukocyte telomere erosion: a prospective study of depression, generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Molecular Psychiatry, advance online publication, (2014) Jan; doi:10.1038/mp.2013.183.

Meier M,* Shalev I*, Moffitt TE, Kapur S, Keefe R, Wong T, Belsky DW, Harrington H, Hogan S, Houts R, Caspi A, Poulton R. Retinal Imaging Reveals Microvascular Abnormalities in Schizophrenia. American Journal of Psychiatry (2013) Sep. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2013.
13020234. *These authors contributed equally to this work.