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Amanda Kentner, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Department/Office
School of Arts and Sciences - W18B

Contact
amanda.kentner@mcphs.edu
(P)617.274.3360


Schools
School of Arts & Sciences

Programs
Health Psychology (BS)
Premedical & Health Studies (BS)

Education
Scientific Associate, University Health Network, Toronto Canada
Clinical Research, Humber College, Toronto Canada
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Calgary Canada
PhD, Experimental Psychology, University of Ottawa, Canada
BA, Psychology, University of Ottawa, Canada


Areas of Teaching
Introduction to Psychology
Drugs and Behavior
Biological Psychology


Scholarly Interests
Neurodevelopment
Environmental Enrichment
Sex differences
Brain stimulation reward
Neuroendocrinology
Clinical research


Peer-Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters
Beckstead, J., Pezzo, M., Beckie, T., Shahraki, F., Kentner, A.C., & Grace, S.L. (2013). Physicians’ tacit and stated policies for determining patient benefit and referral to cardiac rehabilitation. Medical Decision Making. Jun 19. [Epub ahead of print].

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., & Pittman, Q.J. (2010). Mini-review: Early life programming by inflammation of the neuroendocrine system. Endocrinology,151, 4602-4606.  

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.

Kentner, A.C., Abizaid, A., & Bielajew C. (2010). Modeling Dad: animal models of paternal behavior. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 34, 438-451.


Honors
Eli-Lilly Young Neuroscientist/CAN-ACN Travel Award, 2009
American Physiological Society Travel Grant, 2009
Young Investigators Travel Grant IUPS, 2009
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2007-2010
International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Travel Grant, 2007
NSERC/JSPS Japan Summer Scholarship, 2006
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship (PGS D3), 2005-2007


Personal Interests
Laboratory website:
http://kentnerlab-behavneuro.webs.com/