Papers published: (* denotes student under Dr. Fiocco’s supervision)

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 (2020). Cognitive reserve diminished the adverse association between poor diet quality and trajectory of age-related cognitive decline in the NuAge cohort. Journal of Gerontology Series B. Accepted.

Peck, K.,* Totosy de Zepetnek, J., Fiocco, A.J. (2020) Music listening does not inoculate the stress response in young and older adults. International Journal of Stress Management. Accepted.

D’Amico, D*, Parrott, M., Greenwood, C., Ferland, G., Gaudreau P., Belleville, S., Laurin, D., Anderson, N.D., Kergoat, M-J, Morais, J.A., Presse, N., Fiocco, A.J.  (2020). Sex differences in the relationship between diet pattern adherence and cognition among older adults: The NuAge study. Nutrition Journal, 19, 58. doi: 10.1186/s12937-020-00575-3

Millett, G.,* & Fiocco, A.J. (2020). A pilot study implementing the JAVA Music Club in residential care: Impact on cognition and psychosocial health. Aging and Mental Health.

Good, A., Kreutz, G., Choma, B., Fiocco, A., Russo, F. (2020). The SingWell project protocol: The road to understanding the benefits of group singing in older adults. Public Health Panorama, 6(1), 141-146.

D’Amico, D.*, Huang, V.* & Fiocco, A.J. (2020). Examining the moderating role of a Mediterranean diet in the relationship between perceived stress and cognitive function in older adults. Journal of Gerontology Series B. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbaa030

Huang, V.*, & Fiocco, A.J. (2019) Measuring perceived receipt of filial piety among Chinese middle-aged and older adults. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology. doi: 10.1007/s10823-019-09391-7

Fiocco, A.J., D’Amico, D.*, J., De Beaumont, Poirier, J., Lupien, S.J. (2019). Association between BDNF polymorphism and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal activity in later adulthood. Gerontology. doi: 10.1159/000502143

Huang, V.,*1 Lo, K. C.*, & Fiocco, A. J. (2019). Examining the factor structure and psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Life Orientation Test (CLOT-R) in Older Chinese immigrants. Psychological Reports.

Fiocco, A.J., Krieger, L.*, D’Amico, D.D.*, Parrott, M., Laurin, D., Gaudreau, P., Greenwood, C.E., Ferland, G. (2019). A systematic review of existing peripheral biomarkers of cognitive aging: Is there enough evidence for biomarker proxies in behavioral modification interventions?  An initiative in association with the Nutrition, Exercise and Lifestyle Team of the Canadian Consortium of Neurodegeneration in Aging. Aging Research Reviews, 52, 72-119. doi: 10.1016/j.arr.2019.04.008

Mallya, S.* & Fiocco, A.J. (2019) The effects of mindfulness training on cognitive and   psychosocial wellbeing among older family caregivers of persons with neurodegenerative disease. Mindfulness. doi.10.1007/s12671-019-01155-1

Wan, C., Boileau, K., D’Amico, D.*, Huang, V.*, Fiocco, A. J., Clément, R., & Bielajew, C.  (2019). A cross-cultural analysis of salivary cortisol patterns in breast cancer survivors. Breast Cancer Management. 10.2217/bmt-2019-0004

Lee, J.J., Brett, N., Wong, V.C.H., Totosy de Zepetnek, J.O., Fiocco, A.J., Bellissimo, N. (2019). Effects of potatoes and other carbohydrate-containing foods on cognitive performance, glycemic response, and satiety in children. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism,

Fiocco, A.J., Meisner, B.A. (2018) Mindful aging: The association between trait   mindfulness and expectations regarding aging among middle aged and older adults. Aging and  Mental Health. 1-5. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2018.1544216.

Fiocco, A.J., Mallya, S.*, Farzaneh, M.* & Koszycki, D. (2018). Exploring the benefits of mindfulness training in healthy independent community-dwelling older adults using a mixed methods approach. Mindfulness.

Sparrow, E.P., Armstrong, B.A., Fiocco, A.J., Spaniol, J. (2018). Effects of acute stress  on intertemporal choice and altruism in younger and older adults. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 100, 10-17. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.09.025

Jiang, J., Fiocco, A.J., Cao, X., Jiang, L., Feng, W., Shen, Y., Li, T., Li, C. (2018) The moderating role of COMT and BDNF polymorphisms on transfer effects following multi- and single-domain cognitive training   among community-dwelling Shanghainese older  adults. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2018.00198

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. (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. (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:

Fiocco, A.J., Millett, G.*, D’Amico,D.D.*, Krieger, L.*, Sivashankar,Y.*,  Lachman, R. (resubmitted as short report). Virtual tourism for older adults living in residential care: A mixed-method feasibility study. Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking

Huang, V.*, & Fiocco, A.J.  (revise and resubmit) Filial piety discrepancy and well-being among older Chinese immigrants: The role of subjective acculturation and living arrangement. Canadian Journal on Aging/ La Revue canadienne du vieillissement.

Millett, G.*, Bryan, M*, & Fiocco, A.J. 1 (submitted). Perceived Discrimination and Self-Objectification within LGBT-Identified Individuals and the Mediating Role of Trait Mindfulness. Body Image.