Tamara Newton, PhD

Associate Professor

Davidson Hall, 316-G

(502) 852-0070

(502) 852-8904



Davidson Hall, Suite 316

(502) 852-2665

Stress & Health Lab


  • Ph.D. Psychology, Rutgers University, 1992
  • B.A. Psychology, University of Michigan, 1983

Research Interests

Psychophysiology of stress and emotion, particularly within the broader context of mental and physical health and women's health issues

Selected Publications

  • Newton, T. L., Fernandez-Botran, R., Miller, J. J., Cambon, A. C., Burns, V. E., & Allison, K. E. (2013). Posttraumatic stress symptom severity and inflammatory processes in midlife women. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 5, 439-447.
  • Fernandez-Botran, R., Miller, J. J., Burns, V. E., & Newton, T. L. (2011). Correlations among inflammatory markers in plasma, saliva and oral mucosal transudate in post-menopausal women with past intimate partner violence. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 25, 314-321.
  • Newton, T. L. (2009). Cardiovascular functioning, personality, and the social world: The domain of hierarchical power. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 33, 145-159.
  • Newton, T. L., & Ho, I. K. (2008). Posttraumatic stress symptoms and emotion experience in women: Emotion occurrence, intensity, and variability in the natural environment. Journal of Psychological Trauma, 7, 276-297.
  • Peirce, J., Newton, T. L., Buckley, T., & Keane, T. M. (2002). Gender and the psychophysiology of posttraumatic stress disorder. In R. Kimerling, P. Ouimette, & J. Wolfe (Eds.), Gender and PTSD (pp. 177-204). Guilford Press.
  • Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K., & Newton, T. L. (2001). Marriage and health: His and hers. Psychological Bulletin, 127, 472-503.

Courses Often Taught

  • PSYC 609 Trauma and Memory
  • PSYC 485-WR Stress and Trauma
  • PSYC 466/WGST 411 Psychology of Women
  • PSYC 385 Abnormal Psychology