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Amanda Kentner, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology

Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Office: W18B



School of Arts and Sciences


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


PhD, Experimental Psychology, University of Ottawa, Canada
BA, Psychology, University of Ottawa, Canada

Research Interests

Behavioral Health - Prevention & Rehabilitation
Environmental Enrichment
Clinical Research

Peer-Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters

MacRae, M., Macrina, T., Khoury, A., Migliore, M.M., Kentner, A.C. (2015). Tracing the trajectory of behavioral impairments and oxidative stress in an animal model of neonatal inflammation. Neuroscience, 298, 455-466.

MacRae, M., Kenkel, W., Kentner, A.C. (2015). Social rejection following neonatal inflammation is mediated by olfactory scent cues. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, in press. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2015.02.026.

Kovacs, A., Kentner, A.C., Grace, S.L., Nolan, R., Silversides, C., Bandyopadhyay, M., Irvine, J. (2015). Initial feasibility results of a group coping and resilience program for adults with congenital heart disease. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 65, A550.

Connors, E.J., Migliore, M.M., Pillsbury, S.L., Shaik, A.N., Kentner, A.C. (2015). Environmental enrichment models a naturalistic form of maternal separation and shapes the anxiety response patterns of offspring. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 52, 153-167.

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.

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.