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Amanda Kentner, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology

School of Arts and Sciences - W18B


School of Arts & Sciences

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

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
Environmental Enrichment
Sex differences
Brain stimulation reward
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.

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
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