Karen P Jakubowski, PhD

Karen P Jakubowski, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Clinical Psychology, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Psychosomatic Society
Member, North American Menopause Society

Selected Honors & Awards

New Investigator Award, North American Menopause Society

Research Interests

Trauma; Cardiovascular disease risk; Behavioral sleep medicine
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Jakubowski KP, Murray V, Stokes N & Thurston RC. (2021). Sexual violence and cardiovascular risk: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Maturitas, 153, P48-60.
  2. Jakubowski KP, Barinas-Mitchell E, Chang Y, Matthews KA, Maki PM & Thurston RC. (2020). The cardiovascular cost of silence: Relationships between self-silencing and carotid atherosclerosis in midlife women. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. PMID: 34124743
  3. Jakubowski KP, Cundiff JM & Matthews KA. (2018). Associations between cumulative childhood adversity and adult cardiometabolic disease: A meta-analysis. Health Psychology, 37, 701-715. PMID: 30024227
  4. Jakubowski KP, Hall MH, Laisze L & Matthews KA. (2017). Temporal relationships between napping and nocturnal sleep in healthy adolescents. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 15, 257-269. PMID: 27078714
  5. Jakubowski KP, Hall MH, Marsland AL & Matthews KA. (2016). Is daytime napping associated with inflammation in adolescents? Health Psychology, 35, 1298-1306. PMID: 27253429

Clinical Interests

Behavioral medicine; Health inequities; Chronic pain
Selected Clinical Publications & Products
  1. Jakubowski KP, Jhamb M, Yabes J, Gujral S, Oberlin LE, Bender F & Steel J. (2020). Technology-assisted cognitive-behavioral therapy for end-stage renal disease: A feasibility study. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 10, 657-663.

Education Interests

Research mentorship; Clinical training & mentorship; Medical student & resident education