Lewina Lee, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry
General Psychiatry

PhD, University of Southern California
MA, University of Southern California

VA Boston Healthcare System

Lifespan Effects of Biologically Embedded Stress on Health
09/30/2015 - 04/30/2020 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Personnel Agreement for the Research Services of Lewina Lee
08/01/2015 - 07/31/2016 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Personnel agreement for research services of Lewina Lee
02/01/2015 - 09/30/2015 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

The Wisconsin Longitudinal Study: Tracking The Life Course
07/01/2012 - 06/15/2014 (Subcontract PI)
University of Wisconsin System NIH NIA


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  1. LaMotte AD, Pless Kaiser A, Lee LO, Supelana C, Taft CT, Vasterling JJ. Factors Influencing Family Environment Reporting Concordance Among U.S. War Zone Veterans and Their Partners. Assessment. 2020 Jun 02; 1073191120922619.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32486907
  2. Lee, D. J., Lee, L. O., Bovin, M. J., Moshier, S. J., Dutra, S. J., Kleiman, S. E., Rosen, R. C., Vasterling, J. J., Keane, T. M., & Marx, B. P. (in press). The 20-year course of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms among veterans. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 2020. View Publication
  3. Lee LO, Aldwin CM, Kubzansky LD, Mroczek DK, Spiro A. The long arm of childhood experiences on longevity: Testing midlife vulnerability and resilience pathways. Psychol Aging. 2019 Nov; 34(7):884-899.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31524422; DOI: 10.1037/pag0000394;
  4. Lee LO, James P, Zevon ES, Kim ES, Trudel-Fitzgerald C, Spiro A, Grodstein F, Kubzansky LD. Optimism is associated with exceptional longevity in 2 epidemiologic cohorts of men and women. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 09 10; 116(37):18357-18362.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31451635
  5. Kim ES, Fong K, Lee L, Spiro A, Schwartz J, Whitsel E, Horvath S, Wang C, Hou L, Baccarelli AA, Li Y, Stewart J, Manson JE, Grodstein F, DeMeo DL, Kubzansky LD. Optimism is not associated with two indicators of DNA methylation aging. Aging (Albany NY). 2019 07 18; 11(14):4970-4989.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31322503; DOI: 10.18632/aging.102090;
  6. Duggan, E. C., Piccinin, A. M., Clouston, S., Koval, A. V., Robitalle, A., Zammit, A. R., Wu, C., Brown, C. L., Lee, L. O., Finkel, D., Beasley, W. H., Kaye, J., Muniz Terrera, G., Katz, M., Lipton, R. B., Deeg, D., Bennett, D. A., Praetorius Björk, M., Johansson, B., Spiro III, A., Weuve, J., & Hofer, S. M. (in press). A multi-study coordinated meta-analysis of pulmonary function and cognition in aging. The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Medical Sciences. 2019. View Publication
  7. Lee LO, Rouse S, & Mlinac MM. Home-based assessment and treatment of OCD symptoms to reduce unnecessary emergency room usage in an older adult. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy. 2019; 33(1):82-94.
  8. Japuntich SJ, Lee LO, Pineles SL, Gregor K, Joos CM, Patton SC, Krishnan-Sarin S, Rasmusson AM. Contingency management and cognitive behavioral therapy for trauma-exposed smokers with and without posttraumatic stress disorder. Addict Behav. 2019 03; 90:136-142.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30391774
  9. Cahana-Amitay D, Lee LO, Spiro A, Albert ML. Breathe Easy, Speak Easy: Pulmonary Function and Language Performance in Aging. Exp Aging Res. 2018 Oct-Dec; 44(5):351-368.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30355179
  10. Lee LO, Spiro A III, King DW, & King LA. In Avron Spiro, III., Richard A. Settersten, & Carolyn M. Aldwin (Eds.), Long-term outcomes of military service: The health and well-being of aging veterans. Studying longitudinal links from early adult adversity to later-life well-being: American repatriated prisoners of the Vietnam war. American Psychological Association. Washington, DC. 2018.
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A New Study Links Pessimism to Earlier Death

Psychology Today 8/2/2020

Reasons to be cheerful? Optimists live longer than pessimists

Independent 7/20/2020


Looking on the Bright Side May Be Good for Your Health

The New York Times 1/27/2020

How to live longer: Feeling a certain way has been proven to boost life expectancy

Express 12/6/2019

Optimists Live Longer. Here's Why.

The Hill 11/14/2019

What 71,000 Americans Did To Help Them Live Longer

Forbes 10/29/2019

Optimistic People May Be More Than a Third Less Likely to Suffer a Heart Attack

Reach MD 10/1/2019

Pessimism May Lower Your Odds of Living a Long, Healthy Life

Psychology Today: 9/29/2019

Optimistic People May Be More Than A Third Less Likely To Suffer A Heart Attack, Claims Say

The Independent 9/28/2019

Optimists Live Longer And Are Less Likely To Have Heart Problems, Scientists Believe

Newsweek 9/27/2019

Your Outlook on Life May Help Determine How Long You’ll Live

Runners World 9/24/2019

Optimism, The Key To Longevity?

Forbes 9/21/2019

Your Outlook on Life May Help Determine How Long You’ll Live

Bicycling.com 9/16/2019

Studies Prove That Optimists Live Longer And Healthier Lives; The Superrich Are Superoptimists

Forbes 9/16/2019

Optimists For The Win: Finding The Bright Side Might Help You Live Longer

NPR 9/1/2019

Do Optimists Live Longer?

Psych Central 9/1/2019

Here’s a New Reason to be an Optimist: You’re Likely to Live Longer, Study Says

Washington Post 8/29/2019

Expecting good things could help you live years longer, according to science

CNBC 8/29/2019

Optimism Could Be Good for Your Lifespan

Futurity 8/29/2019

Optimists Live Longer, New Study Says

Boston.com 8/29/2019

Do Optimists Live Longer Than Pessimists? New Research Has Found A Positive Link

Bustle 8/27/2019

BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE: Optimists are More Likely to Live to be 85 Thanks to Their Ability to ‘Bounce Back’ from Stress

The Sun 8/27/2019

Study: Optimistic attitude may be secret to living past 85

WHDH 8/27/2019

Want To Live Longer? Be An Optimist, Boston Researchers Say

CBS Boston 8/27/2019

Irritating Positive People to Inherit Earth

Gizmodo 8/27/2019

Cheer up! Being a downer could knock years off your life: study

New York Post 8/27/2019

Optimism Study Gives Optimists More Reason to Be Optimistic

Psychology Today 8/27/2019

Optimists are up to 70% more likely to live to be 85, study finds

Daily Mail 8/26/2019

New Study Finds Surprising Clue to 'Exceptional Longevity' for Men and Women

MSN 8/26/2019

Glass-Half-Full Attitude May Help You Live Past 85, New Study Finds

STAT 8/26/2019

Optimism May Hold Secret to Longer Life, Study Suggests

The Guardian 8/26/2019

Staying Optimistic Might Lengthen Your Life, Study Shows

HealthDay 8/26/2019

Optimism may hold secret to longer life, study suggests

The Guardian 8/26/2019
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