Education & Training
Selected Honors & Awards
- Matthews KA, Jennings JR, Lee L, Pardini DA. Bullying and being bullied in childhood are associated with different psychosocial risk factors for poor physical health in men. Psychol Sci. 28(6):808-821, 2017.
- Matthews KA, El Khoudary SR, Brooks MM, Derby CA, Harlow SD, Barinas-Mitchell EJM, Thurston RC. Lipid changes around the final menstrual period predict carotid subclinical disease in postmenopausal women. Stroke. 48(1):70-76, 2017.
- Matthews KA, Boylan JM, Jakubowski KP, Cundiff JM, Lee L, Pardini DA, Jennings JR. Socioeconomic status and parenting during adolescence in relation to ideal cardiovascular health in Black and White men. Health Psychol. 36:673-81, 2017.
- Matthews KA, Chang YF, Thurston RC, Bromberger JT. Child abuse is related to inflammation in mid-life women: role of obesity. Brain Behav Immun. 36:29-34, 2014.
- Matthews KA, Dahl RE, Owens JF, Lee L, Hall M. Sleep duration and insulin resistance in healthy black and white adolescents. Sleep. 35(10):1353-8, 2012.
Karen Matthews, PhD, Honored by the American Psychosomatic Society
Congratulations to Karen Matthews, PhD (Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Epidemiology, Psychology, and Clinical and Translational Science), who has received the 2020 American Psychosomatic Society Distinguished Scientist Award. The award recognizes outstanding lifetime contributions to psychosomatic medicine. Dr. Matthews’s research focuses on the psychosocial factors involved in the etiology of...
Two Studies on Hot Flashes and Cardiovascular Health by Department Researcher Receive Top Honor from Menopause Journal
Two pivotal studies by a Department of Psychiatry researcher were recognized in the November 2018 commemorative issue of the journal Menopause. The papers helped overturn a long-held idea that hot flashes are a harmless annoyance of midlife by demonstrating that they are associated with risks for cardiovascular disease. Rebecca Thurston, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Clinical and Translational Science, Epidemiology...
Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Associated with Poorer Physical and Mental Health Among Midlife Women
A new study by Rebecca Thurston, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Clinical and Translational Science, Epidemiology and Psychology suggests that experiences of sexual harassment and sexual assault could have a significant impact on the physical and mental health of midlife women. Study results, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, also will be presented by Dr. Thurston at the North American Menopause Society meeting on...
Hot Publication - Thurston et al.
Trajectories of Vasomotor Symptoms and Carotid Intima Media Thickness in the Study of Women's Health across the Nation Thurston RC, El Khoudary SR, Tepper PG, Jackson EA, Joffe H, Chen Y-H and Matthews KA Stroke, Published Online Emerging work has linked menopausal vasomotor symptoms (VMS) to subclinical cardiovascular disease (CVD) among women. However, these studies typically examine VMS at one time point in...