Rebecca Reed

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  • Post-doctoral Fellow
  • Psychology
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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: 
  • Reed, R.G., Presnell, S.R., Al-Attar, A., Lutz, C.T., & Segerstrom, S.C. (in press). Perceived stress, cytomegalovirus titers, and late-differentiated T and NK cells: Between- and within-person associations in a longitudinal study of older adults. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 
  • Reed, R.G. (2019). Stress and immunological aging. Current Opinion in Behavioral Science, 28, 38-43.  
  • Reed, R.G., Al-Attar, A., Presnell, S.R., Lutz, C.T., & Segerstrom, S.C. (2019). A longitudinal study of the stability, variability, and interdependencies among late-differentiated T and NK cell subsets in older adults. Experimental Gerontology, 121, 46-54.  
  • 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.

ResearchGate profile here

PubMed Publications*: 
  • Reed, RG "Stress and Immunological Aging." Current opinion in behavioral sciences 28, (2019): 38-43. Details.
  • Reed, RG ;O'Connor, MF ;Pace, TW ;Raison, CL ;Butler, EA "Dyadic coping and salivary interleukin-6 responses to interpersonal stress." Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43) 31, 3 (2017): 367-373. Details. Full text
  • Reed, RG ;Weihs, KL ;Sbarra, DA ;Breen, EC ;Irwin, MR ;Butler, EA "Emotional acceptance, inflammation, and sickness symptoms across the first two years following breast cancer diagnosis." Brain, behavior, and immunity 56, (2016): 165-74. Details. Full text
  • Reed, RG ;Barnard, K ;Butler, EA "Distinguishing emotional coregulation from codysregulation: an investigation of emotional dynamics and body weight in romantic couples." Emotion (Washington, D.C.) 15, 1 (2015): 45-60. Details. Full text
  • Reed, RG ;Randall, AK ;Post, JH ;Butler, EA "Partner influence and in-phase versus anti-phase physiological linkage in romantic couples." International journal of psychophysiology : official journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology 88, 3 (2013): 309-16. Details. Full text
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