Thomas W. Kamarck, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Psychology


Behavioral Medicine Research Group - Studies the interplay between behavioral and biological factors that may impact the development of heart disease and hypertension.

Graduate Student Advisees:

  • William Eckerle
  • Kristina Dickman
  • Eli Rice

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of Oregon

Research Interest Summary

Stress, Relationships, & Cardiovascular Health; Ecological Assessment Methods

Research Interests

Representative Publications

Kamarck TW, Li X, Wright AGC, Muldoon MF, Manuck SB. Ambulatory blood pressure reactivity as a moderator in the association between daily life psychosocial stress and carotid artery atherosclerosis. Psychosomatic Medicine, 80, 774-782, 2018. PMCID: PMC7523702.

Thomas MC, Kamarck TW, Li X, Erickson KI, Manuck SB. Physical activity moderates the effects of daily psychosocial stressors on ambulatory blood pressure. Health Psychology, 38, 925-935, 2019. PMCID: PMC6746585.

Dickman KD, Thomas MC, Anderson B, Manuck SB, Kamarck TW. Social integration and diurnal cortisol decline: The role of psychosocial and behavioral pathways. Psychosomatic Medicine, 82, 568-576, 2020. PMCID: PMC7367491.

Chin BN, Dickman KD, Koffer RE, Cohen S, Hall MH, Kamarck TW. Sleep and daily social experiences as potential mechanisms linking social integration to nocturnal blood pressure dipping. Psychosomatic Medicine, 2022, 84, 368-373. PMCID: PMC8976736.

Eckerle W, Koldhekar A, Muldoon M, Stewart J, Kamarck T. Independent associations between trait-anger, depressive symptoms, and preclinical atherosclerotic progression. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 2023, 57, 409-417. PMCID: PMC10122100.


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