Rosie Shrout, PhD

Research Interests

Romantic relationships, stress, and health across adulthood and later life; dyadic coping and chronic illness management; infidelity and relationship conflict; psychoneuroimmunology, including cardiovascular, immune, and endocrine function; inflammation, gut microbiome, and aging biomarkers; dyadic, biobehavioral, and longitudinal methods

Biography  

I joined Purdue University’s Human Development and Family Studies Department in fall 2021. I earned my PhD in Interdisciplinary Social Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno and completed a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Ohio State University’s Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research. As a social-health psychologist with specialized training in psychoneuroimmunology and quantitative methods, I study how couples’ stress affects their relationships and health using dyadic, biobehavioral, and longitudinal methods. My work focuses on the underlying psychological, behavioral, and biological pathways connecting stress to people’s own and their partners’ relational and physical health across adulthood and later life.

Although relationships often provide health benefits, all couples experience stress that poses risks to partners’ relationship quality, emotional and physical well-being, and longevity. Through transdisciplinary and collaborative work, my research addresses why some couples grow stronger and healthier through hardship, while others experience relationship conflict and health problems. With an emphasis on three common and yet challenging stressors—infidelity, conflict, and chronic illness—I consider how sociodemographic and developmental-contextual factors affect how people perceive stress, use their resources, and experience relationship and health problems. My goal is to identify factors that put couples’ relationships and health at risk and to inform interventions on how couples can grow closer and stronger during turbulent times.

Several grants, fellowships, and awards have supported my work. Most notable among these honors include a prestigious Bilinski Dissertation Fellowship, the University of Nevada, Reno’s most Outstanding Graduate Student Researcher, and Ohio State University’s Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship.

In the News (selected)

Selected Publications

Full list of publications: Google Scholar , ResearchGate

*Denotes graduate student as lead author

  • 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.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbih.2021.100328 

  • Madison, A. A.*,Andridge, R.,  Shrout, M. R., Renna, M. E., Bennett, J. M., Jaremka, L. M., Fagundes, C. P, Belury, M. A., Malarkey, W. B., Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K. (in press). Chronic interpersonal stress and inflammatory reactivity predict depressive symptom increases: Two tests of the social signal transduction theory of depression.  Psychological Science. 

  • Madison, A. A.*, Epel, E. S., Andridge, R. A., Renna, M. E., Shrout, M. R., Malarkey, W. B., Blackburn, E., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K. (2021). Omega-3 supplementation and stress reactivity of cellular aging biomarkers: An ancillary substudy of a randomized, controlled trial in midlife adults. Molecular Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41380-021-01077-2

  • 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

  • Singer, J.*, Shrout, M. R., & Papa, A. (2021). Rates and psychosocial correlates of pre-loss grief in cancer and dementia family members. Journal of Health Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105321995945

  • Renna, M. E., Shrout, M. R., Madison, A. A., Jaremka, L. M., Alfano, C. M., Povoski, S. P., Lipari, A. M., Agnese, D. M., Yee, L. D., Carson III, W. E., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K. (2021). Fluctuations in depression and anxiety predict dysregulated leptin among obese breast cancer survivors. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-020-00977-6

  • Shrout, M. R., & Weigel, D. J. (2021). A two-wave study on the health and relationship consequences of experienced stigma among individuals with concealable chronic health conditions. Journal of Health Psychology, 26(6), 860-869. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105319849637

  • Madison, A. A.*, Shrout, M. R., Renna, M. E., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K. (2021). Psychological and behavioral predictors of vaccine efficacy: Considerations for COVID-19. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 16(2) 191–203 . https://doi.org/10.1177/1745691621989243

  • Renna, M. E., Peng, J., Shrout, M. R., Madison, A. A., Alfano, C. M., Povoski, S. P., Lipari, A. M., Agnese, D. M., Carson III, W. E., Malarkey, W. B., Andridge, R., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K. (2021). Childhood abuse histories contribute to steeper inflammatory trajectories across time. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 91, 541-545. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2020.11.012

  • Madison, A. A.*, Peng., M. S., Shrout, M. R., Renna, M. E., Alfano, C. M., Povoski, S. P., Lipari, A. M., Agnese, D. M., Farrar, W. B., Carson III, W. E., Malarkey, W. B. & Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K. (2021). Distress trajectories in Black and White breast cancer survivors: From diagnosis to survivorship. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 131. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2021.105288

  • Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K., Wilson, S. J., Shrout, M. R., Madison, A. A., Andridge, R., Peng, J., Malarkey, W. B., & Bailey, M. L. (2021). The gut reaction to couples’ relationship troubles: A route to gut dysbiosis through changes in depressive symptoms. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 125. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2021.105132

  • Renna, M. E., Shrout, M. R., Madison, A. A., Lustberg, M., Povoski, S. P., Agnese, D. M., Reinbolt, R. E., Wesolowski, R., Williams, N. O., Ramaswamy, B., Sadesai, S.D., Noonan, A.M., VanDeusen, J.B., Malarkey, W. B., Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K. (2021). Worry and rumination in breast cancer survivors: Perseveration worsens self-rated health. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 44, 253–259 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-020-00192-9

  • Weigel, D. J. & Shrout, M. R. (2021). Suspicious minds: The psychological, physical and behavioral consequences of suspecting a partner’s infidelity. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 38(3), 865-887. https://doi.org/10.1177/0265407520975851

  • Davis, B. A., Shrout, M. R., Evans, W. P., & Weigel, D. J. (2021). Relationships, health, and stress: Validation of a relationship sense of coherence measure. Personal Relationships, 28(1), 99-120 . https://doi.org/10.1111/pere.12358

  • Weigel, D. J. & Shrout, M. R. (2021). Relationship conflict, appraisals, and disillusionment: The moderating role of depression. Personality and Individual Differences, 171. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2020.110494

  • 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

    • Editor’s Choice Article, 2020

  • 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

  • Weigel, D. J. & Shrout, M. R. (2020). Relational turbulence and health-compromising behaviors: Integrating relational turbulence and stress theories. Personal Relationships, 27(4), 785-800 . https://doi.org/10.1111/pere.12347

  • Shrout, M. R., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K. (2020). Individual, relational, and developmental-contextual pathways linking marriage to health: Reply to Brazeua, Pfund, and Hill (2020). American Psychologist, 75(1) , 111-112. https://doi.org/10.1037/amp0000578

  • Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K., Renna, M. E., Shrout, M. R., & Madison, A. A. (2020). Stress reactivity: What pushes us higher, faster, and longer – and why it matters. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 29(5) 492–498 . https://doi.org/10.1177/0963721420949521

  • Renna, M. E., Shrout, M. R., Madison, A. A., Povoski, S. P., Lipari, A. M., Agnese, D. M., Yee, L. D., Carson III, W. E., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K. (2020). Within-person changes in breast cancer survivors’ distress predict inflammation over time. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2020.104866

  • Shrout, M. R., & Weigel, D. J. (2020). Coping with infidelity: The moderating role of self-esteem. Personality and Individual Differences, 154, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2019.109631

  • Madison, A. A.*, Belury, M. A., Andridge, R. A., Shrout, M. R., Renna, M. E., Malarkey, W. B., Bailey, M. T., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K. (2020). Afternoon distraction: A high saturated fat meal and endotoxemia impact post-meal attention in a randomized crossover trial. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 111(6), 1150–1158. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqaa085

  • Weigel, D. J., Etopio, A. L., Shrout, M. R., & Evans, W. P. (2020). Testing an integrated model of relationship self-construal in romantic relationships. Western Journal of Communication, 84(4), 499-520. https://doi.org/10.1080/10570314.2020.1739324

  • Shrout, M. R., Brown, R. D., Orbuch, T. L., & Weigel, D. J. (2019). A multidimensional examination of marital conflict and health over 16 years. Personal Relationships, 26(3), 490-506. https://doi.org/10.1111/pere.12292

    • Best Paper Award, University of Nevada, Reno Social Psychology PhD Program, 2019

  • Shrout, M. R., & Weigel, D. J. (2019). “Should I stay or should I go?” Understanding the noninvolved partner’s decision-making process following infidelity. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 36(2), 400-420 . https://doi.org/10.1177/0265407517733335

    • Best Paper Award, University of Nevada, Reno Social Psychology PhD Program, 2018

  • Trotter, P. B., Orbuch, T. L., & Shrout, M. R. (2019). Spouses’ perceptions of network interference in the early years of marriage. Interpersona: An International Journal on Personal Relationships, 13(2), 220-236. https://doi.org/10.5964/ijpr.v13i2.362

  • Shrout, M. R., & Weigel, D. J. (2018). Infidelity’s aftermath: Attributions, mental health, and health-compromising behaviors following a partner’s infidelity. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 35(8), 1067-1091 . https://doi.org/10.1177/0265407517704091

  • Shrout, M. R., Voelker, D. K., Munro, G. D., & Kubitz, K (2017). The Associations between sport participation, goal and sportspersonship orientation, and moral reasoning. Ethics & Behavior, 27(6), 502–518. https://doi.org/10.1080/10508422.2016.1233494

Technical Reports  

  • Matthews, E., Shrout, M. R., & Hammond, J. (Jan. 2016). Spine care in upstate New York. Corporate Communications, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. 

  • Hammond, J., & Shrout, M. R. (Sept. 2015). Overweight and obesity rates among upstate New York adults. Corporate Communications, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. 

  • Shrout, M. R., & Paris, M. (Sept. 2014). Vaccine-preventable diseases in upstate New York. Corporate Communications, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. 

  • Paris, M., & Shrout, M. R. (Aug. 2014). Medication adherence among upstate New York adults: A multi-billion dollar health improvement opportunity. Corporate Communications, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. 

  • Davis, S., & Shrout, M. R. (July 2014). Organ donor registration in upstate New York. Corporate Communications, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. 

  • Paris, M., & Shrout, M. R. (April 2014). Prescription drug use and medication adherence. Corporate Communications, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. 

  • Shrout, M. R., & Paris, M. (Jan. 2014). Health insurance coverage in upstate New York. Corporate Communications, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.

  Education and Training  

  • 2019-2021, Postdoctoral Scholar, Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, Ohio State University

  • 2019, PhD, Interdisciplinary Social Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno

  • 2013, MA, Experimental Psychology, Towson University

  • 2011, BA, Psychology with Honors, Summa Cum Laude, State University of New York at Potsdam

  Courses  

  • HDFS 201: Introduction to Family Processes

  Recent Selected Honors  

  • 2020, Editor’s Choice Article, Psychoneuroendocrinology

  • 2020, Young Scholar Award, American Psychosomatic Society

  • 2019, Most Outstanding Graduate Student Researcher, University of Nevada, Reno

  • 2019, 1 st Place in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition, University of Nevada, Reno

Professional Service

Editorial Board

  • 2021-present, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships

Ad Hoc Journal Reviewer

Brain, Behavior, & Immunity – Health, Ethics & Behavior, Family Relations, Frontiers in Psychology, Interpersona: An International Journal on Personal Relationships, Journal of Clinical Psychology, Journal of Health Psychology, Journal of Sex Research, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Personal Relationships, Stress & Health

Committee Member and Conference/Award Reviewer

  • American Psychosomatic Society (APS)

  • International Association for Relationship Research (IARR)

  • National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference (NCFR)

  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)

Rosie Shrout
Assistant Professor

(Pronouns: she/her/hers)

Faculty Associate:
   Center on Aging and the Life
   Course

Courtesy Appointment:
   Psychological Sciences

(PhD, University of Nevada, Reno)

Fowler Memorial House, Room 202
Purdue University
1200 West State St.
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2055

Phone: 765-496-3006
Fax: 765-494-0503
shrout@purdue.edu

Trainings:
   Safe Zone
  LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Classrooms

 

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