Rebecca Reed

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  • Post-doctoral Fellow
  • Psychology
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Other Affiliations:
  • Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Research Interests:

I am a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Suzanne Segerstrom’s Psychoneuroimmunology Lab and co-mentored by Dr. Charles Lutz in the Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics. I completed my PhD in Family Studies and Human Development at the University of Arizona, with an emphasis in quantitative methods.

In my research I investigate what and how dynamic emotional processes contribute to health and well-being in two contexts that may generate stress: aging and close relationships. My University Research Postdoctoral Fellowship award provided me additional training in immunosenescence (aging of the immune system) and biopsychosocial factors that may slow or reverse immunosenescence in older adults. I am now supported by a NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) to study interactions among stress, emotion regulation, and immunosenescence in older adults. 

Graduate Training:

Ph.D. University of Arizona, 2015 

Selected Publications: 


Scott, A.B.*, Reed, R.G.*, Garcia-Willingham, N.E., Lawrence, K.A., & Segerstrom, S.C. (in press). Lifespan socioeconomic context: Associations with cognitive functioning in later life. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. *Joint first-authors. 

Segerstrom, S.C., Reed, R.G., & Scott, B.A. (2017). Intelligence and interleukin-6 in older adults: The role of repetitive thought. Psychosomatic Medicine, 79, 757-762.

Reed, R. G., Greenberg, R. N., & Segerstrom, S. C. (2017). Cytomegalovirus serostatus, inflammation, and antibody response to influenza vaccination in older adults: The moderating effect of beta blockade. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 61, 14-20. 

Reed, R. G., O’Connor, M.-F., Pace, T. W. W., Raison, C. L., & Butler, E. A. (2017). Dyadic coping and salivary interleukin-6 responses to interpersonal stress. Journal of Family Psychology, 31, 367-373. 

Reed, R. G., Weihs, K. L., Sbarra, D. S., Breen, E. C., Irwin, M. R, & Butler, E. A. (2016). Emotional acceptance, inflammation, and sickness symptoms across the first two years following breast cancer diagnosis. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 56, 165-174.  

Reed, R. G., Barnard, K., & Butler, E. A. (2015). Distinguishing emotional co-regulation from co-dysregulation: An investigation of emotional dynamics and body-weight in romantic couples. Emotion, 15(1), 45-60.

Reed, R. G., Butler, E. A., & Kenny, D. A. (2013). Dyadic models for the study of health. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 7(4), 228-245. 

Reed, R. G., Randall, A. K., Post, J. H., & Butler, E. A. (2013). Partner influence and in-phase versus anti-phase physiological linkage in romantic couples. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 88(3), 309-316.

Randall, A. K., Post, J. H., Reed, R. G., & Butler, E. A. (2013). Cooperating with your romantic partner: Associations with interpersonal emotion coordination. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 30(8), 1072-1095. 


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