Publications

Papers published: (* denotes student under Dr. Fiocco’s supervision)
Ngueta, G., Verner, M-A, Fiocco, A.J., Lupien, S, Plusquellec, P. (2018). Blood lead levels and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) function in middle-aged individuals. Environmental Research, 160:554-561.

Sun, M., Mainland, B.J., Ornstein, T.J., Mallya, S.*, Fiocco, A.J., Si, G-L., Shulman, K.I., Hermann, N. (2018). The association between cognitive fluctuations and activities of daily living and quality of life among institutionalized patients with dementia. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 33(2):e280-e285.

Mallya, S.* & Fiocco, A.J.1 (2017). The impact of informal caregiving on cognitive function and wellbeing in Canada. International Psychogeriatrics. doi: 10.1017/S1041610217002605. [Epub ahead of print]

Huang, V.*, Young, M.* & Fiocco, A.J.1 (2017). The association between video game play and cognitive function: Does gaming platform matter? Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, 20(11):689-694

Fiocco, A.J. & Hunse, A.*  (2017). The buffer effect of therapy dog exposure on stress reactivity in undergraduate students. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 14, 707 doi:10.3390/ijerph14070707

Mainland, B., Herrmann, N., Mallya, S.*, Fiocco, A., Si, G-L.,Shilman, K., Ornstein, T. (2017). The association between the presence and severity of cognitive fluctuations and cognitive test performance among institutionalized persons with dementia.  American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias. 32(7):393-400.

Huang, V.,* Peck, K.,* Mallya*, S. Lupien, S. & Fiocco, A.J. (2016.) Subjective sleep quality as a possible mediator in the relationship between personality traits and depressive symptoms in middle-aged adults. PLOS ONE. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0157238

Peck, K.*, Girard, T., Russo, F., & Fiocco, A.J. (2016). Music and Memory in Alzheimer’s disease and the Potential Underlying Mechanisms. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 51(4):949-59

Mah, L., Szabunienwicz, C., & Fiocco, A.J. (2016). Can anxiety damage the brain? Current Opinion in Psychiatry. 29, 56-63.

Mallya, S.* & Fiocco, A.J. (2015). Effects of mindfulness training on cognition and wellbeing in healthy older adults. Mindfulness,7(2), 453-465.

Nastaskin, R.* & Fiocco, A.J. (2015). A survey of diet self-efficacy and food intake in students with high and low perceived stress. Nutrition Journal. 14, 42, doi:10.1186/s12937-015-0026-z.

Fiocco, A.J. & Mallya, S.* (2015). The importance of cultivating mindfulness for cognitive function and psychological wellbeing in late life. Journal of Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 20, 35-40.

Souza-Talarico J.N., Plusquellec P., Lupien S.J., Fiocco A., Suchecki D. (2014) Cross-Country Differences in Basal and Stress-Induced Cortisol Secretion in Older Adults. PLoS ONE 9(8), e105968. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0105968

Sindi, S., Fiocco, A. J., Juster, R., Lord, C., Pruessner, J., & Lupien, S. (2014). Now you see it,   now you don’t: Testing environments modulate the association between hippocampal olume and cortisol levels in young and older adults.  Hippocampus. 24,1623-1632

Vettese, L., Fiocco, A.J., Yerro, M.K., Inram, S. & Li, L. (2014). Integrating mindfulness skills training into a brief outpatient treatment for substance abusing youth. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience. 2, 59-70.

De Beaumon, L., Fiocco, A. J., Quesnel, G., Lupien, S., & Poirier, J. (2013). Altered declarative    memory in introverted middle-aged adults carrying the bdnf val66met allele. Behavioral Brain Research, 253, 152-156.

Fiocco, A. J., Scarcello, S.*, Chan, A., Oh, P., Proulx, G., & Greenwood, C. (2013). The effects   of an exercise and lifestyle intervention program on cardiovascular, metabolic factors      and cognitive performance in middle-aged adults with type 2 diabetes: A pilot study. Canadian Journal of Diabetes37, 214-219.

Sindi, S.,Fiocco, A.J, Juster, R-P., Pruessner, J., Lupien, S. (2013). When we test, do we stress? Impact of the testing environment on cortisol secretion and memory performance   in older adults. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38, 1388-1396.

Koszycki, D., Prichard, Z., Fiocco, A.J., Shilk, J., Kennedy, J.L., Bradwejn, J. (2012). Receptor gene and response to cholesystokinin-tetrapeptide in healthy volunteers. Peptide,35, 9- 13.

Fiocco, A. J., Shatenstein, B., Ferland, G., Payette, H., Belleville, S., Kergoat, M,….Greenwood, C. E. (2012). Sodium intake and physical activity impact cognitive maintenance in older adults: The NuAge study. Neurobiology of Aging, 33, 829.e21-  829.e28.

Juster, R., Lord, C., Fiocco, A. J., Plusquellec, P., McEwen, B. S., Lupien, S. J., … Sekerovic, Z. (2011). A transdisciplinary perspective of chronic stress in relation to psychopathology throughout life span development. Development and Psychopathology, 23, 725-776.

Marin, M., Lord, C., Andrews, J., Juster, R., Sindi, S., Arsenault-Lapierre, G., Fiocco, A. J., Lupien, S. J. (2011). Chronic stress, cognitive functioning and mental health.       Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 96, 583-595.

Reichman, W. E., Fiocco, A. J., & Rose, N. S. (2010). Exercising the brain to avoid cognitive decline: Examining the evidence. Aging Health, 6, 565-584.

Fiocco, A. J., Kanaya, A. M., Lindquist, K. M., Harris, T. B., Satterfield, S., Simonsick, E. M., …  Yaffe, K. (2011). Plasma F 2-isoprostane level and cognitive function over eight years in non-demented older adults: Findings from the health ABC study. Prostaglandins,   Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids (PLEFA), 84, 57-61.

Fiocco, A. J., & Yaffe, K. (2010). Defining successful aging: The importance of including cognitive function over time. Archives of Neurology, 67, 876-880.

Fiocco, A. J., Lindquist, K., Ferrell, R., Li, R., Simonsick, E. M., Nalls, M.,… Yaffe, K. (2010). COMT genotype and cognitive function: An 8-year longitudinal study in white and black elders. Neurology, 74, 1296-1302.

Yaffe, K., Fiocco, A. J., Ayonayon, H. N., Harris, T. B., Lindquist, K., Vittinghoff, E., … Rubin, S. M. (2009). Predictors of maintaining cognitive function in older adults: The health ABC study. Neurology, 72, 2029-2035.

Fiocco, A. J., Poirier, J., Joober, R., Nair, N. P. V., & Lupien, S. J. (2008). Acute and long-term      associations between ApoE genetic polymorphism, cortisol levels, and declarative  memory performance in older adults. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 33, 625-633.

Fiocco, A. J., Joober, R., Poirier, J., & Lupien, S. (2007). Polymorphism of the 5-HT2A receptor    gene: Association with stress-related indices in healthy middle-aged adults. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 1  doi:10.3389/neuro.08.003.2007.

Fiocco, A. J., Nair, N. P. V., Schwartz, G., Kin, F. N. Y., Joober, R., Poirier, J., & Lupien, S. J. (2009). Influence of genetic polymorphisms in the apolipoprotein (APOE) and the butyrylcholinesterase (BCHE) gene on stress markers in older adults: A 3-year      study. Neurobiology of Aging, 30, 1001-1005.

Fiocco, A. J., Joober, R., & Lupien, S. J. (2007). Education modulates cortisol reactivity to the      trier social stress test in middle-aged adults. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 32, 1158-1163.

Lupien, S. J., Maheu, F., Tu, M., Fiocco, A., & Schramek, T. E. (2007). The effects of stress  and stress hormones on human cognition: Implications for the field of brain and   cognition. Brain and Cognition, 65, 209-237.

Matheson, K., Skomorovsky, A., Fiocco, A., & Anisman, H. (2007). The limits of ‘adaptive’ coping: Well-being and mood reactions to stressors among women in abusive dating relationships. Stress: International Journal on the Biology of Stress, 10, 75-91.

Fiocco, A. J., Wan, N., Weekes, N., Pim, H., & Lupien, S. J. (2006). Diurnal cycle of salivary  cortisol in older adult men and women with subjective complaints of memory deficits and/or depressive symptoms: Relation to cognitive functioning. Stress: International  Journal on the Biology of Stress, 9, 143-152.

Lupien, S. J., Schwartz, G., Ng, Y. K., Fiocco, A., Wan, N., Pruessner, J. C.,… Nair, N. P. V. (2005). The Douglas Hospital longitudinal study of normal and pathological aging:   Summary of findings. Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience, 30, 328-334.

Lupien, S. J., Fiocco, A., Wan, N., Maheu, F., Lord, C., Schramek, T., & Tu, M. T. (2005).   Stress hormones and human memory function across the lifespan.  Psychoneuroendocrinology, 30, 225-242.

Lena, S. M., Fiocco, A. J., & Leyenaar, J. K. (2004). The role of cognitive deficits in the    development of eating disorders. Neuropsychology Review, 14, 99-113. (Cited by 6     articles in PubMed Archive)

Bourin, M., Fiocco, A. J., & Clenet, F. (2001). How valuable are animal models in defining antidepressant activity? Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 16, 9- 21.

Renard, C. E., Fiocco, A. J., Clenet, F., Hascoet, M., & Bourin, M. (2001). Is dopamine  implicated in the antidepressant-like effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in   the mouse forced swimming test? Psychopharmacology, 159, 42-50.

Hascoët, M., Bourin, M., Colombel, M. C., Fiocco, A. J., & Baker, G. B. (2000). Anxiolytic-like  effects of antidepressants after acute administration in a four-plate test in mice. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior, 65, 339-344.

Chapters in books:

Fiocco, A.J., Peck, K.,* & Mallya S.* (2016). Central nervous system. In S.K. Whitebourne (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Fiocco, A.J., & Mallya, S.* (2014). Biopsychosocial model. In R. Cautin & S.O. Lilienfeld (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Lupien, S. J., Lord, C., Sindi, S., Wilkinson, C. W., & Fiocco, A. J. (2009). Aging and Alzheimer’s disease. In D. Pfaff, A. Arnold, A. Etgen, S. Fahrbach & R. Rubin (Eds.), Hormones, Brain and Behavior (2 ed., Vol. 5, pp. 3049-3080). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Papers submitted/under review:

Jiang, J., Fiocco, A.J., Li, C.  The moderating role of COMT and BDNF polymorphisms on transfer effects following multi- and single-domain cognitive training among community-dwelling Shanghainese older adults. Submitting to Neurobiology of Aging.

Mallya, S.* & Fiocco, A.J. The effects of mindfulness training on cognitive and psychological wellbeing among older family caregivers of persons with neurodegenerative disease. Submitted to the Gerontologist.

Parrot, M.D.*, Fiocco, A.J., Carmichael, P-H, Greenwood, C.E., Anderson, N.D., Laurin, D., Ferland, G., Shatenstein, B., Gaudreau, P., Belleville, S., Morais, J., Kergoat, M-J., on behalf of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging Nutrition, Exercise and Lifestyle Team (submitted). Cognitive reserve diminished the adverse association between poor diet quality and trajectory of age-related cognitive decline in the NuAge cohort. Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences.

Bryan, M*, & Fiocco, A.J. (submitted). Perceived Discrimination and Self-Objectification within LGBT-Identified Individuals and the Mediating Role of Trait Mindfulness. Body Image.