Amanda Kentner, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology
School of Arts and Sciences
School of Arts & Sciences
Health Psychology (BS)
Premedical & Health Studies (BS)
PhD, Experimental Psychology, University of Ottawa, Canada
BA, Psychology, University of Ottawa, Canada
Areas of Teaching
Introduction to Psychology
Drugs and Behavior
Health Psychology Capstone
Behavioral Health - Prevention & Rehabilitation
Peer-Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters
Connors, E.J., Migliore, M.M., Pillsbury, S.L., Shaik, A.N., Kentner, A.C. (in press). Environmental enrichment models a naturalistic form of maternal separation and shapes the anxiety response patterns of offspring. Psychoneuroendocrinology, PNEC-D-14-00490R2.
Connors, E.J., Shaik, N.A., Migliore, M.M., Kentner, A.C. (2014). Environmental enrichment mitigates the sex-specific effects of gestational inflammation on social engagement and the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis-feedback system. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 42, 178-190.
Pourhabib, S., Kentner, A.C., Grace, S.L. (2014). The impact of patient-healthcare provider discussions on enrollment in cardiovascular rehabilitation. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 46, 924-931.
Kentner, A.C., Kovacs, A. H., Grace, S.L (2014). Chapter 9: Cardiovascular Disease. In: Fundamentals of Health Psychology. Hadjistavropoulos, T., & Hadjistavropoulos, H.D., (Eds). Oxford University Press, in press – December 2014 expected.
Beckstead, J., Pezzo, M., Beckie, T., Shahraki, F., Kentner, A.C., & Grace, S.L. (2014). Physicians’ tacit and stated policies for determining patient benefit and referral to cardiac rehabilitation. Medical Decision Making, 34, 63-74.
Grace, S.L., Kentner, A.C., Moniz, L., Henry, J., & Chessex C. (2012). Starting a dialogue: ‘Community of Practice’ for re-referrals between cardiac rehabilitation programs to sites closest to patients’ home. Current Issues in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention, 20, 14-15.
Kentner, A.C., Abizaid, A., & Bielajew C. (2010). Modeling Dad: animal models of paternal behavior. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 34, 438-451.
Kentner, A.C., McLeod, S., Field, E., & Pittman, Q.J. (2010). Sex-dependent effects of neonatal inflammation on adult inflammatory markers and behavior. Endocrinology, 151, 2689-2699.