Karen P Jakubowski, PhD
Education & Training
Selected Honors & Awards
- Jakubowski KP, Murray V, Stokes N & Thurston RC. (2021). Sexual violence and cardiovascular risk: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Maturitas, 153, P48-60.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Jakubowski KP, Hall MH, Marsland AL & Matthews KA. (2016). Is daytime napping associated with inflammation in adolescents? Health Psychology, 35, 1298-1306. PMID: 27253429
- 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.
The Department of Psychiatry’s 20th Annual Research Day
The 20th annual Department of Psychiatry Research Day on June 9, 2022, represented a joyful reunion for more than 400 faculty members, trainees, and staff, who had not attended a large in-person event together since 2019. The morning session featured 110 posters at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. In the afternoon, attendees gathered across the street at the University...
New Research on Relationships Between Self-silencing and Carotid Atherosclerosis in Women in Midlife
People engage in a range of behaviors to maintain close relationships. Gendered social experiences, including gender role expectations for women to prioritize the needs of others and to create and maintain close relationships, may be related to cardiovascular disease risk in women. Self-silencing, inhibiting self-expression to avoid relationship conflict or loss, is related to poor mental health and self-reported...
New Research: Women with a History of Sexual Trauma Are at Risk for Poor Brain Health Later in Life
A team of investigators including Pitt Psychiatry scientists Rebecca Thurston, PhD (Pittsburgh Foundation Chair in Women's Health and Dementia and Professor of Psychiatry, Clinical and Translational Science, Epidemiology, and Psychology); Karen Jakubowski, PhD (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry); Minjie Wu, PhD (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry); and Howard Aizenstein, MD, PhD (Charles F. Reynolds III and Ellen G...
The Department of Psychiatry Welcomes New Faculty Members
The Department of Psychiatry extends a warm welcome to four new faculty members: Tiffany Clark, MD (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry) Dr. Clark earned her medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine. Following psychiatry residency at Temple University, she completed her consultation-liaison fellowship at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPH). At the Temple University Hospital Health System, Dr...