Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Cohen, A.A. Legault, V., Fuellen, G., Fulop, T., Fried, L.P., Ferrucci, L. (2017). The risks of biomarker-based epidemiology: Associations of circulating calcium levels with age, mortality, and frailty vary substantially across populations. Experimental Gerontology. In press. [pubmed]
  2. Cohen, A.A., Legault, V., Li, Q., Fried, L.P., Ferrucci, L. (2017). An inversion of the male-female health-survival paradox at the physiological level? Men sustain higher dysregulation levels without becoming frail. Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences. In press.
  3. Milot, E., Moreau, C., Gagnon, A., Cohen, A.A., Brais, B., Labuda, D. (2017). Mother’s curse neutralizes natural selection against a human genetic disease over three centuries. Nature Ecology and Evolution, In press.
  4. Cohen, A.A. (2017). Aging across the tree of life: the importance of a comparative perspective for the use of animal models in aging. BBA - Molecular Basis of Disease, In press. [pubmed]
  5. Cohen, A.A., Morissette-Thomas, V., Ferrucci, L., Fried, L. (2016). Deep biomarkers of aging are population-dependent. Aging, 8(9):2253-2255. [pubmed] [pdf]
  6. Vanasse, A., Blais, L.,  Courteau, J., Cohen, A.A., Roberge, P., Larouche, A., Grignon, S., Fleury, M.J.,  Lesage, A.,  Demers, M.F., Roy, M.A., Carrier, J.D., Delorme, A. (2016). Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Antipsychotic Drugs in Schizophrenia Treatment: A Real World Observational Study. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 134(5):374-384. [pubmed] [pdf]
  7. Serme, Y., Abdelouahab, N., Pasquier, J-C., Cohen, A.A., and Takser, L. (2016). Maternal levels of thyroid disruptors (Polybrominated diphenyl ethers) in early pregnancy are not associated with lower birth weight in the Canadian birthcohort GESTE. Environmental Health, 15: 49. [link to article] [pdf]
  8. Vanasse A., Cohen A., Courteau J., Bergeron P., Dault R., Gosselin P., Blais C., Bélanger D., Rochette L., Chebana F. (2016). Association between floods and acute cardiovascular diseases: A population-based cohort study using a geographic information system approach. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(2):168. [pubmed] [pdf]
  9. Arbeev, K.G., Cohen, A.A., Arbeeva, L.S., Milot, E., Stallard, E., Kulminski, A.M., Akushevich, I., Ukraintseva, S., Christensen, K., Yashin, A.I. (2016). Optimal versus Realized Trajectories of Physiological Dysregulation in Aging and their Relation to Sex-Specific Mortality Risk. Frontiers in Public Health, 4:3. [pubmed] [pdf]
  10. Cohen, A.A. (2016). Complex systems dynamics in aging: new evidence, continuing questions. Biogerontology, 17(1):205-20. [pubmed] [pdf]
  11. Li, Q., Wang, S., Milot, E., Bergeron, P., Ferrucci, Fried., and Cohen, A.A. (2015). Homeostatic dysregulation proceeds in parallel in multiple physiological systems. Aging Cell, 14(6):1103-12. [pubmed] [pdf]
  12. Watson, H., Cohen, A.A., Isaksson, C. (2015). A theoretical model of the evolution of actuarial senescence under environmental stress. Experimental Gerontology, 71:80-8. [pubmed]
  13. Vanasse, A., Orzanco, MG., Bergeron, P., Cohen A.A., Niyonsenga, T., Leroux, D., Cloutier, L., Asghari, S., Courteau, J. (2015). Neighbourhood immigration, health care utilization and outcomes in patients with diabetes in a metropolitan region (Canada): a population health perspective. BMC Health Services Research, 15:146. [pubmed] [pdf]
  14. Cohen, A.A. (2015). Physiological and comparative evidence fails to confirm an adaptive role for aging in evolution. Current Aging Science. 8: 14-23. [pubmed]
  15. Cohen, A.A., Li, Q., Milot, E., Leroux, M., Faucher, S., Morissette-Thomas, V., Legault, V., P. Fried, L., Ferrucci, L. (2015). Statistical distance as a measure of physiological dysregulation is largely robust to variation in its biomarker composition. PLoS ONE, 10(4):e0122541. [pubmed] [pdf] 
  16. Cohen, A.A., Milot, E., Li, Q., Bergeron, P., Poirier, R., Dusseault-Bélanger, F., Fulop, T., Leroux, M., Legault, V., Metter, E.J., Fried, L.P., Ferrucci, L. (2015). Detection of a novel, integrative aging process suggests complex physiological integration. PLoS ONE, 10(3):e0116489. [pubmed] [pdf]
  17. Barnwell-Ménard, JL., Li, Q., and Cohen, A.A. (2015). Effects of categorization method, regression type, and variable distribution on the inflation of Type-I error rate when categorizing a confounding variable. Statistics in Medicine, 34(6). [pubmed]
  18. Levasseur, M., Cohen, A.A., Dubois, M.-F., Généreux, M., Richard, L., Therrien, F.-H., Payette, H. (2015). Environmental factors associated with social participation of older adults living in metropolitan, urban and rural areas, from the NuAge study. American Journal of Public Health, 105(8):1718-25. [pubmed]
  19. Milot, E., Cohen, A.A., Vézina, F., Buehler, D. M., Matson, K. D. & Piersma, T. (2014). A novel integrative method for measuring body condition in ecological studies based on physiological dysregulation. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 5: 146-155. [link to article]
  20. Milot, E., Morissette-Thomas, V., Li Q., Fried, LP., Ferrucci, L., and Cohen, A.A. (2014). Trajectories of physiological dysregulation predicts mortality and health outcomes in a consistent manner across three populations. Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, 141-142: 56-63. [pubmed]
  21. Vasunilashorn, S., Cohen, A.A. (2014). Stress Responsive Biochemical Anabolic/Catabolic Ratio and Telomere Length in Older Adults. Biodemography and Social Biology, 60: 174-184. [pubmed]
  22. Morrisette-Thomas, V., Cohen, A.A., Fulop, T., Riesco, E., Legault, V., Li, Q., Milot, E., Dusseault-Bélanger, F., Ferrucci, L. (2014). Inflammaging does not simply reflect increases in pro‐inflammatory markers Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, 139: 49-57. [pubmed]
  23. Brouwers, F., Courteau, J., Cohen, A.A., Farand, P., Cloutier, L., Asghari, S., Vanasse, A. (2014). Beta-blockers are associated with less effective primary prevention among non-diabetic hypertensive elderly patients: A population-based nested case-control study. Pharmacoepidemiology &drug safety, 23(11):1139-46. [pubmed]
  24. Cohen, A.A., Milot, E., Li Q., Legault, V., Fried, L.P., Ferrucci, L. (2014). Cross-population validation of statistical distance as a measure of physiological dysregulation during aging. Experimental Gerontology. 57; 203-210. [pubmed]
  25. Pigeon, G., Bélisle, M., Garant, D., Cohen, A.A. & Pelletier, F. (2013). “Ecological Immunology in a Fluctuating Environment: an Integrative Analysis of Tree Swallow Nestling Immune Responses.” Ecology & Evolution, 3:1091-1103. [pubmed] [pdf]
  26. Cohen, A.A., Milot, E., Yong, J., Seplaki, C.L., Fulop, T., Bandeen-Roche, K. & Fried, L. P. (2013). “A Novel Statistical Approach Shows Evidence for Multi-system Physiological Dysregulation During Aging,” Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, 134(3-4):110-7. [pubmed]
  27. Cohen, A.A., Bowman, R., Boughton, R.K., Bridge, E., Heiss, R.S., Schoech, S.J. et al. (2013). “Circulating Carotenoid Levels are Negatively Associated with Previous Reproductive Success in Florida Scrub-Jays (Aphelocoma coerulescens).” Canadian Journal of Zoology, 91(2): 64-70. [link to article]
  28. Ngamini Ngui, A., Cohen, A.A., Courteau, J., Lesage, A., Fleury, M.-J., Grégoire, J.-P., Moisan, J. and al. (2013). “Does Elapsed Time Between First Diagnosis of Schizophrenia and Migration Between Health Territories Vary by Place of Residence? A Survival Analysis Approach,” Health & Place, 20: 66-74. [pubmed]
  29. Dusseault-Bélanger, F., Cohen, A.A., Hivert, M.-F., Courteau, J. & Vanasse, A. (2013). “Validating Metabolic Syndrome through Principal Component Analysis in a Medically Diverse, Realistic Cohort” Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders, 11: 21-28. [pubmed]
  30. Simons, M.J.P., Cohen, A.A. & Verhulst, S. (2012). “What Does Carotenoid-Dependent Coloration Tell? Plasma Carotenoid Level Signals Immunocompetence and Oxidative Stress State in Birds–A Meta-Analysis,” PLoS ONE, 7 (8): e43088. [pubmed] [pdf]
  31. Cohen, A.A., Martin, L.B., Wingfield, J.C., McWilliams, S.R. (2012). “Physiological Regulatory Networks: Ecological Roles and Evolutionary Constraints” Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 27 (8): 428-435. [pubmed]
  32. Hivert, M-F., Dusseault-Bélanger, F., Cohen, A., Courteau, J., Vanasse, A. (2012). “Modified Metabolic Syndrome Criteria for Identification of Patients at Risk of Developing Diabetes and Coronary Heart Diseases: Longitudinal Assessment Using Electronic Health Records,” Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 28: 744-749. [pubmed]
  33. Cohen, A.A., Vanasse, A., and Courteau, J. (2012). “Specialized Cardiologic Care may be over-utilized in Urban areas of Quebec”, European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation, 19: 731-737. [pubmed]
  34. Heiss, R.S., Cohen, A.A., Bowman, R., Boughton, R.K., McGraw, K.J., and Schoech, S.J. (2011). “Circulating Antioxidant Concentrations are Positively Correlated with Later Clutch Initiation in Florida Scrub-Jays (Aphelocoma coerulescens).” Journal of Experimental Zoology A – Ecological Genetics and Physiology, 313A: 101-110. [pubmed]
  35. Dhingra, N., Jha, P., Sharma, V., Cohen, A.A., Jotkar, R.M., Rodriguez, P.S., Bassani, D.G, Suraweera, W., Laxminarayan, R., and Peto, R. (2010). “Adult and Child Malaria Mortality in India: a Nationally Representative Mortality Survey,” The Lancet, 376: 1768-1774. [pubmed]
  36. Vanasse, A., Courteau, J., Cohen, A.A., Orzanco, M., Drouin, C. (2010). “Rural-Urban Disparities in the Management and Health Issues of Chronic Diseases in Quebec (Canada) in the Early 2000s,” Rural and Remote Health, 10: 1548. [pubmed] [pdf]
  37. Cohen, A.A., de Magalhaes, J.P., and Gohil, K. (2010). “Ecological, Biomedical, and Epidemiological Approaches to Oxidative Balance and Aging: What They Can Teach Each Other,” Functional Ecology (Special Issue) 24: 997-1006. [link to article] [pdf]
  38. Hõrak, P., and Cohen, A.A. (2010). “How to Measure Oxidative Stress in an Ecological Context: Methodological and Statistical Issues,” Functional Ecology (Special Issue), 24: 960-970. [link to article] [pdf]
  39. McGraw K. J., Cohen A.A., Costantini D., and Hõrak P. (2010). “The ecological significance of antioxidants and oxidative stress: a marriage between mechanistic and functional perspectives,” Functional Ecology Special Issue, 24(5):947-949. [link to article] [pdf]
  40. Cohen, A.A., Dhingra, N., Jotkar, R.M., Rodriguez, P.S., and Jha, P. (2010). “The Summary Index of Malaria Surveillance (SIMS): A Stable Index of Malaria within India,” Population Health Metrics, 8(1):1. [pubmed] [pdf]
  41. Cohen, A.A., Tillinghast, J., and Canudas-Romo, V. (2010). “No Consistent Effects of Prenatal or Neonatal Exposure to Spanish Flu on Late-Life Mortality in 24 Developed Countries,” Demographic Research, 22(20): 579-634. [pubmed] [pdf]
  42. Cohen, A.A., McGraw, K.J., and Robinson, W.D. (2009). “Serum Antioxidant Levels in Wild Birds Vary in Relation to Diet, Season, Life History Strategy, and Species,” Oecologia, 161: 673-683. [pubmed]
  43. Cohen, A.A., Mauck, R.A., Wheelwright, N.T., Huntington, C.E., and McGraw, K.J. (2009). “Complexity in Relationships Between Antioxidants and Demographic Parameters in a Seabird and a Songbird,” Oikos, 118: 1854-1861. [link to article]
  44. Cohen, A.A. and McGraw, K.J. (2009). “No Simple Measures for Antioxidant Status in Birds: Complexity in Inter- and Intraspecific Correlations Among Circulating Antioxidant Types,” Functional Ecology, 23(2): 310-320. [link to article] [pdf]
  45. Cohen, A.A., McGraw, K.J., Wiersma, P., Williams, J.B., Robinson, W.D., Robinson, T.R., Brawn, J.D., and Ricklefs, R.E. (2008). “Interspecific Associations Between Circulating Antioxidant Levels and Life History Variation in Birds,” The American Naturalist, 172(2): 178-193. [pubmed] [pdf] [link to article]
  46. Cohen, A.A., Hau, M., and Wikelski, M. (2008). “Stress, Metabolism, and Antioxidants in Two Wild Passerine Bird Species,” Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 81(4): 463–472. [pubmed] [pdf] [link to article]
  47. Cohen, A., Klasing, K.C., and Ricklefs, R.E. (2007). “Measuring Circulating Antioxidants in Wild Birds,” Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part B, 147: 110-121. [pubmed]
  48. Matson, K.D., Cohen, A.A., Klasing, K.C., Ricklefs, R.E. and Scheuerlein, A. (2006). “No Simple Answers for Ecological Immunology: Relationships among Immune Indices at the Individual Level Break Down at the Species Level in Waterfowl,” Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 273(1588): 815-822. [pubmed]
  49. Cohen, A.A. (2004). “Female Post-Reproductive Lifespan: A General Mammalian Trait,” Biological Reviews, 79: 733-750. [pubmed]
  50. Ricklefs, R.E., Scheuerlein, A., and Cohen, A. (2003). “Age Related Patterns of Fertility in Captive Populations of Birds and Mammals,” Experimental Gerontology, 38: 741-745. [pubmed]

 

Book Chapers

  1. Cohen, A.A. and Holmes, D. J. “Evolution and the Biology of Aging” in The Encyclopedia of Human Biology, 3rd ed. J. Holmes (Ed), Elsevier, San Diego.  (in press).
  2. Holmes, D. J. and Cohen, A.A. “Overview: Aging and Gerontology” in The Encyclopedia of Human Biology, 3rd ed, D.J. Holmes (Ed), Elsevier, San Diego. (in press).
  3. Martin, L. B. and Cohen, A.A. (2015). “Physiological regulatory networks: the orchestra of life?” in Integrative Organismal Biology, L.B. Martin, H.A. Woods, and C. Ghalambor (Eds), Wiley Scientific, New Jersey.
  4. Cohen, A.A. (2014). “Taxonomic diversity, complexity, and the evolution of senescence” in The evolution of senescence in the Tree of Life, R.P. Shefferson, R. Salguero-Gomez, and O.R. Jones (Eds), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
  5. Fulop, T., Witkowski, J. M., Pawelec, G., Cohen, A.A. & Larbi, A. (2014). “On the Immunological theory of Aging” in Aging: Facts and Theories, Interdisciplinary Topics in Gerontology, L. Robert & T. Fulop (Eds), Karger, Basel, Switzerland.
  6. Fulop, T., McElhaney, J., Pawelec, G., Cohen, A.A., Morais, J., Dupuis, G., Baehl, S., Camous, X., Witkowski, JM., and Larbi, A. (2014). “Frailty, Inflammation and Immunosenescence” in Frailty in ageing: biological, clinical and social implications, K. Rockwood and O. Theou (Eds), Karger, Basel, Switzerland.
  7. Fulop, T., Cohen, A.A., McElhaney, J., Morais, J., and Larbi, A. (2013). “Fragilité et maladies chroniques: Définitions, controverses et perspectives d'action” in La Fragilité des Personnes Âgées, Béland and H. Michel (Eds), Presses de l'École des Hautes Études en Santé Publique, France.
  8. Miwa, S., and Cohen, A.A. (2006). “Drosophila models of aging” in Handbook of Models for Human Aging, P. M. Conn (Ed), Elsevier, San Diego.

 

Articles without review committee

  1. Levitis, D. A. & Cohen, A.A. (2013). “Why Women Lose Fertility: Mating behavior is an unlikely driver of women's reproductive aging”. The Scientist 27, 29(9): 28-29. 
  2. Cohen, A.A., Levitis, D.A. and Burton-Chellew, M. (2013). “The importance of distinguishing mathematical and biological plausibility”. PLoS Computational Biology Comment on Morton RA, Stone JR, Singh RS (2013) Mate Choice and the Origin of Menopause. PLoS Comput Biol 9(6): e1003092. 
  3. McGraw, K. J., Cohen, A.A., Costantini, D., and Hõrak, P. (2010). “The Ecological of Artioxidants &Oxidative stress in animals” Functional Ecology Special Issue, 24(5): 215. 

 

Reports

  1. Vanasse, A., Cohen, A.A., Courteau, J.,Bergeron, P., Chebana, F., Gosselin, P., Rochette, L., Blais, C., and Ouarda, T. B. M. J. (2015). Projet E4 : Impact des inondations importantes sur la santé cardiovasculaire au Québec: Les cas de Saguenay (1996) et de St-Jean-sur-Richelieu (2011). INRS Eau Terre Environnement. Rapport de recherche no R1637. 83p.
  2. Bergeron, P., Vanasse, A., Gosselin, P., Cohen, A.A., Ruel, G., and Blais, C. (2014). Impacts des inondations majeures sur l’utilisation des services médicaux, la morbidité et la mortalité pour cause de maladies cardiovasculaires les plus mortelles, au Québec depuis 1996. 22. Institut national de la recherche scientifique.