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Rosie Shrout

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Email: shrout@purdue.edu
Office: FWLR 202 Map
Phone: 765-496-3006
Fax: 765-494-0503
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Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Science

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Pillars of Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

Social Contexts and Policy for Optimal Aging; Enhancing Biological and Physical Function in Later Life


PhD University of Nevada Reno Interdisciplinary Social Psychology 2019

Research Interests

Connections between couples’ relationships, stress, and health across adulthood and later life; dyadic coping and chronic illness management; psychoneuroimmunology and aging biomarkers; dyadic, biobehavioral, and longitudinal methods

Teaching Interests

Couple and family relationships across the life course; stress and coping; adult development and aging; health and biosocial processes; human sexuality; research and statistical methods (dyadic methods, multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling.


2023 - Purdue University Clifford B. Kinley Trust Award
2022 - Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute Kl2/K12 Early Career Investigator Award
2022 - Purdue College of Health and Human Sciences Healthy Lifestyles and Vital Longevity Research Grant (2)

Selected Publications

Shrout, M.R., Wilson, S.J., Farrell, A.K., Rice, T.M., Weiser, D.A., Novak, J.R., & Monk, J.K. (2024). Dyadic, biobehavioral, and sociocultural approaches to romantic relationships and health: Implications for research, practice, and policy. Social and Personality Psychology Compass. https://doi.org/10.1111/spc3.12943

Shrout, M. R., Weigel, D. J., & Laurenceau, J. P. (2024). Couples and concealable chronic illness: Investigating couples' communication, coping, and relational well-being over time. Journal of Family Psychology38(1), 136-148. https://doi.org/10.1037/fam0001136

Shrout, M. R., Wilson, S. J., Renna, M. E., Madison, A. A., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2023). "We've got this: " Middle-aged and older couples' satisfying relationships and we-talk promote better physiological, relational, and emotional responses to conflict. Psychosomatic Medicine, 85(2), 154-164. https://doi.org/10.1097/PSY.0000000000001162

Shrout, M. R., Black, A. E., Wilson, S. J., Renna, M. E., Madison, A. A., Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K., & Reis, H. T. (2023). How aging couples' emotional and physiological associations change across positive, supportive, and conflictual discussions: Roles of capitalization and responsive behaviors. Biological Psychology, 177, 108500. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2023.108500

Shrout, M. R., Renna, M. E., Madison, A. A., Malarkey, W.B., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2023). Marital negativity's festering wounds: The emotional, immunological, and relational toll of couples' negative communication patterns. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 149, 105989. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2022.105989

Shrout, M. R., Madison, A. A., Renna, M. E., Alfano, C. M., Povoski, S. P., Lipari, A. M., Agnese, D. Carson III, W. E., Malarkey, W. B., Bailey, M. T., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K. (2022). The gut connection: Gut leakiness as a pathway from breast cancer survivors' relationship satisfaction to inflammation across treatment. Brain,Behavior, and Immunity, 100, 145-154. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2021.11.012

Shrout, M. R. (2021). The health consequences of stress in couples: A review and new integrated Dyadic Biobehavioral Stress Model. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity - Health, 16, 100328. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbih.2021.100328

Shrout, M. R., Renna, M. E., Madison, A. A., Alfano, C. M., Povoski, S. P., Lipari, A. M., Agnese, D. M., Farrar, W. B., Carson III, W. E., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K. (2021). Breast cancer survivors' satisfying marriages predict better psychological and physical health: A longitudinal comparison of satisfied, dissatisfied, and unmarried women. Psycho-Oncology, 30(5), 699-707. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.5615

Shrout, M. R., Renna, M. E., Madison, A. A., Jaremka, L. M., Fagundes, C. P., Malarkey, W. B., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K. (2020). Cortisol slopes and conflict: A spouse's perceived stress matters. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2020.104839

Shrout, M. R., Renna, M. E., Madison, A. A., Alfano, C. M., Povoski, S. P., Lipari, A. M., Agnese, D. M., Yee, L. D., Carson III, W. E., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K. (2020). Relationship satisfaction predicts lower stress and inflammation in breast cancer survivors: A longitudinal study of within-person and between-person effects. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2020.104708

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