Rebecca Thurston, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine

Lab

Womens Biobehavioral Health Laboratory

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Duke University

Research Interests

Women's health, cardiovascular disease, menopause, health disparities.

Representative Publications

Thurston RC, Barinas-Mitchell E, von Känel R, Chang Y, Koenen KC, Matthews KA. Trauma exposure and endothelial function among midlife women. Menopause. 2017 Dec 4. [Epub ahead of print].

Thurston RC, Chang Y, Barinas-Mitchell E, von Känel R, Jennings JR, Santoro N, Landsittel DP,  Matthews KA.  Child abuse and neglect and subclinical cardiovascular disease among midlife women.  Psychosom Med. 2017 May; 79(4): 441-9. PMCID: PMC5477855

Thurston RC, Chang Y, Barinas-Mitchell E, Jennings JR, Landsittel DP, Santoro N, von Känel R, Matthews KA. Menopausal hot flashes and carotid intima media thickness among midlife women. Stroke. 2016 Dec; 47(12): 2910-5. PMCID: PMC5134903

Thurston RC, Matthews KA, Chang Y, Santoro N, Barinas-Mitchell E, von Känel R, Landsittel DP, Jennings JR. Changes in heart rate variability during vasomotor symptoms among midlife women. Menopause. 2016 May; 23(5):499-505. PMCID: PMC4844776

Thurston RC, Kubzansky LD, Kawachi I, Berkman LF. Is the association between socioeconomic position and coronary heart disease stronger among women than men? Am J Epidemiol. 2005 Jul; 162(2):57-65. PMID: 15961587

 

Accepting Graduate Students

Yes

Program(s)