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Salivary Bioscience

Foundations of Interdisciplinary Saliva Research and Applications

  • Douglas A. Granger
  • Marcus K. Taylor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. What Is Salivary Bioscience, Why Is It Important, and How Do We Study It?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Douglas A. Granger, Marcus K. Taylor
      Pages 3-9
    3. Lisa M. Hernández, Marcus K. Taylor
      Pages 11-20
    4. Jenna L. Riis, Frances R. Chen, Amy L. Dent, Heidemarie K. Laurent, Crystal I. Bryce
      Pages 49-86
  3. Physiology and Development Research and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Heather Maughan, Katrine Whiteson
      Pages 139-155
    3. Jordan Cheng, Taichiro Nonaka, Qianlin Ye, Fang Wei, David T. W. Wong
      Pages 157-175
    4. Jenna L. Riis, Michelle L. Byrne, Lisa M. Hernández, Theodore F. Robles
      Pages 177-213
    5. Leah C. Hibel, Kristine Marceau, Andrea C. Buhler-Wassmann
      Pages 215-245
  4. Biomedical Research and Related Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Elizabeth A. Thomas
      Pages 263-286
    3. Pranay R. Randad, Kyla Hayford, Richard Baldwin, Lindsay Avolio, Nora Pisanic, William J. Moss et al.
      Pages 287-319
    4. Laura A. Payne, Michelle A. Fortier
      Pages 321-348
    5. Parinya Panuwet, Priya E. D’Souza, Emily R. Phillips, P. Barry Ryan, Dana Boyd Barr
      Pages 349-370
    6. Mahvash Navazesh, Azadeh Ahmadieh
      Pages 371-393

About this book


This book provides the first comprehensive overview of the emerging field of interdisciplinary salivary bioscience. It serves as a foundational reference guide to the collection, analysis, and interpretation of salivary data, as well as its myriad applications in medicine, surveillance and public health. The ease and non-invasive nature of saliva collection makes it highly useful in diverse fields such as pediatrics, dentistry, neuroscience, psychology, animal welfare and precision medicine. This book introduces students and scientists alike to the vast potential of salivary bioscience in both research and practice.


saliva research Psychoneuroendocrinology Non-invasive biomarkers salivary analytes saliva sample collection hormones, enzymes, markers in saliva Serum-Saliva Relations stress markers Biopsychology Endocrinology minimal-invasive diagnostics oral fluid screening

Editors and affiliations

  • Douglas A. Granger
    • 1
  • Marcus K. Taylor
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience ResearchUniversity of California at IrvineIrvineUSA
  2. 2.Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience ResearchUniversity of California at IrvineIrvineUSA

About the editors

Douglas A. Granger, Ph.D., is engaged in multi-institution research focused on the discovery, measurement, and application of analytes (e.g., enzymes, hormones, antibodies, chemicals, elements, cytokines) in saliva. He is a Chancellor’s Professor at UC Irvine,and holds adjunct faculty positions at Johns Hopkins University and University of Nebraska. His studies have been instrumental in the conceptualization and analysis of biosocial relationships involving child well-being, parent-child and family relationships, as well as how these biosocial links moderate and mediate the effects of adversity and stress on health and development.

Marcus K. Taylor, Ph.D., is a Faculty Affiliate at UC Irvine and a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. He previously held faculty positions at Duke University and San Diego State University. His program of research focuses on stress physiology in extreme environments, blast exposure, and gene-environment interactions. His recent work appears in Journal of Special Operations Medicine, Psychoneuroendocrinology, and Psychiatry Research.

Bibliographic information


“The intended audience is those interested in salivary bioscience, ranging from ‘highly trained experts’ to those wanting a broad understanding of salivary bioscience. … This is the book to get for readers with any interest in state-of-the-art knowledge of saliva research across a broad array of disciplines. It is absolutely fascinating.” (Valerie L Ng, Doody's Book Reviews, July 31, 2020)