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Nataria Tennille Joseph

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Social Science Division, Seaver College
AC 242

Biography

Nataria Joseph is an assistant professor of psychology. She received her PhD in clinical psychology (with health psychology and quantitative psychology minors) from the University of California-Los Angeles. Her research interests focus on socioeconomic adversity, daily life socioemotional stressors, and resilience factors that influence health behaviors and cardiovascular health markers such as ambulatory blood pressure. Her teaching focuses on research methods, health psychology, and aging.

Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine Research, University of Pittsburgh
  • PhD, Clinical Psychology (with Health Psychology and Quantitative Psychology Minors), University of California, Los Angeles, 2011
  • MA, Clinical Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 2006
  • BS, Psychology, Louisiana State University, 2004, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Farmer, M.M., Stanislawski, M.A., Plomondon, M., Bean-Maybeny, B., Joseph, N.T., Thompson, L.E., Zuchowski, J.L., Daugherty, S.L., & Ho, M. (2017). Sex differences in one-year outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention in the Veterans Health Administration. Journal of Women's Health, 26(10), 1062-1068. https://doi.org/10.1089/jwh.2016.6057
  • Loeb, T.B., Joseph, N.T., Wyatt, G.E., Zang, M., Chin, D., Thames, A., & Aswad, Y.(2017). Predictors of somatic symptom severity: the role of cumulative history of trauma and adversity in a diverse community sample. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. epub ahead of print, Nov 2017. doi:10.1037/tra0000334.
  • Joseph, N.T., Muldoon, M.F., Manuck, S.B., Matthews, K.A., & Kamarck, T.W. (2016). The role of occupational status in the association between job strain and ambulatory blood pressure during working and nonworking days. Psychosomatic Medicine, 78(8), 940-949.
  • Joseph, N.T., Kamarck, T.W., Muldoon, M.F., & Manuck, S.B. (2014). Daily marital interaction quality and carotid artery intima medial thickness in healthy middle aged adults. Psychosomatic Medicine, 76(5), 347-354.
  • Joseph, N.T., Matthews, K.A., & Myers, H.F. (2014). Conceptualizing health consequences of Hurricane Katrina from the perspective of socioeconomic status decline. Health Psychology, 33(2), 139-146.
  • Delany-Brumsey, A., Joseph, N.T., Myers, H.F., Ullman, J.B., & Wyatt, G.E. (2013). Modeling the relationship between trauma and psychological distress among HIV-positive and HIV-negative women. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 5(1), 69-76.
  • Joseph, N.T., Myers, H.F., Schettino, J., Olmos, N.T., Lesser, I.M., & Poland, R.E. (2011). Support and undermining in interpersonal relationships are associated with treatment response to a trial of antidepressant medication. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 74, 240-254.
  • Schettino, J.R., Olmos, N.T., Myers, H.F., Joseph, N.T., Poland, R.E., & Lesser, I.M. (2011). Religiosity and treatment response to antidepressant medication: a prospective multi-site clinical trial. Mental Health, Religion, and Culture, 14, 805-818.
  • Lesser, I.M., Myers, H.F., Lin., K., Mira, C.B., Joseph, N.T., Olmos, N.T., Schettino, J., & Poland, R.E. (2010). Ethnic differences in antidepressant response: a prospective multi-site clinical trial. Depression and Anxiety, 27, 56-62.
  • Seaver Fellow in Social Science (2017-2018)
  • Selected Scholar, NIH-NHLBI CVD Program to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (2016-2017)
  • American Psychosomatic Society Young Scholar Award (January 2013)
  • American Psychosomatic Society Minority Initiative Award (January 2012)
  • Evelyn Troup and William Hobson Dissertation Year Fellowship
  • Mary Murphy Graduate Scholarship
  • Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship: Predoctoral
  • Eugene Cota Robles Fellowship
  • National Achievement Award Scholarship

De los Santos, T., Amaro, L.M., & Joseph, N.T. (2017, May). Emotion, social support, and social comparison in online mommy platforms: a content analysis. Paper presented at the International Communication Association conference, San Diego, CA.

Joseph, N.T., Peterson, L.M., Kamarck, T.W., & Thurston, R. C. (2017, March). EMA-assessed momentary positive racial identification and ambulatory blood pressure in African American young adults. Poster presented at the 75th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Seville, Spain.

Joseph, N.T., Rose, D.E., Bean-Mayberry, B.A., Farmer, M.M., & Washington, D.L. (2014, July). Emotional difficulties, perceived weight loss barriers, and exercise in overweight or obese women veterans. Poster presented at the 2014 National Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) Conference on Partnerships for Research and Care of Women Veterans: Building the Evidence Base for Clinical and Policy Action, Arlington, VA.

Joseph, N.T., Kamarck, T.W., Manuck, S.B., Muldoon, M.F., & Sutton-Tyrrell, K.C. (2013, March). Quality of daily spousal interactions explains the association between marital cohesion and carotid atherosclerosis. Paper presented at the 71st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Miami, FL.

Joseph, N.T., & Matthews, K.A. (2013, March). Parental unemployment status is associated with adolescent cardiometabolic biomarkers. Citation poster presented at the 71st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Miami, FL.

Joseph, N.T., Kamarck, T.W., Manuck, S.B., Matthews, K.A., Bajaj, A., Hall, M., Muldoon, M.F., Sutton-Tyrrell, K.C., Wong, P.M., Wood, A., & Bender, J. (2013, March). Sleep efficiency by actigraphy is associated with carotid intima-media thickness in late middle adulthood. Poster presented at the 71st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Miami, FL.

Bajaj, A., Kamarck, T.W., Joseph, N.T., Manuck, S.B., Muldoon, M.F., & Sutton-Tyrrell, K.C. (2013, March). Negative affect in daily life is correlated with carotid atherosclerosis. Citation poster presented at the 71st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Miami, FL.

Joseph, N.T., Muldoon, M.F., Manuck, S.B., Matthews, K.A., & Kamarck, T.W. (2012, April). Low occupational status workers more vulnerable to the effect of job strain on ambulatory blood pressure at work and at home. Poster presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.

Joseph, N.T., Matthews, K.A., & Myers, H.F. (2012, March). Acute lowering of socioeconomic status as a result of Hurricane Katrina is associated with later poor health among African-Americans. Poster presented at the 70th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Athens, Greece.

Joseph, N.T. (2011, May). On the validity and quantitative measurement of the perceived stress endurance construct. Poster presented at the 23rd Annual Association for Psychological Science Convention, General subject area, Washington, DC.

Joseph, N.T., & Myers, H.M. (2011, April). Hurricane Katrina-associated stress, trauma, and coping predict subjective health ratings in survivors over 4 years after Hurricane Katrina. Poster presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Psychological and Person Factors in Health and Behavior Change track, Washington, DC.

Delany-Brumsey, A., Joseph, N.T., Zhang, M., & Myers, H.F. (2010, May). Racial discrimination, trauma burden, and posttraumatic stress disorder severity in minority women. Poster presented at the 2010 Association for Psychological Science (APS) Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

Joseph, N., Myers, H.F., & Wyatt, G.E. (2007, May). Effects of chronic stress on depression and CD4 in HIV. Poster presented at the 2007 Western Psychological Association Convention, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Joseph, N., & Myers, H.F. (2006, October). The longitudinal effects of chronic stress burden on psychological and biological outcomes of HIV Seropositive Women: Is there hope through the ways they cope? Poster presented at the 2006 Conference of Ford Fellows, Washington, DC.

  • Principal Investigator; National Institute of Health (NIH)- Academic Research Enhancement Award. "A New Approach to Understanding Daily Life Mechanisms Explaining the Role of Social Status Stressors in Blood Pressure Disparities"; Award Period - 09/2018 - Present
  • Co-Principal Investigator, with Priscilla MacRae, and Janet Trammell, PhD; Seaver Research Council Grant (SRC). Pepperdine University Dean's Office.
  • [Multiple Semesters] Co-Principal Investigator, with Lauren M. Amaro, PhD and Theresa M. de los Santos, PhD; Cross-Disciplinary/Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research (CDIUR) Grant. Pepperdine University Dean's Office.
  • [Multiple Semesters] Co-Principal Investigator, with undergraduate student researchers; Academic Year Undergraduate Research Initiative (AYURI). Pepperdine University Dean's Office.
  • Co-Principal Investigator, with Laurel M. Peterson, PhD; Center on Race and Social Problems Grant, University of Pittsburgh.
  • Principal Investigator, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Grant-in-Aid
  • Principal Investigator, UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC) Research Grant

Topics

  • Socioeconomic adversity and health
  • Social interaction stress and health
  • Stress and resilience

Courses

  • Research Methods
  • Health Psychology
  • Adult Development & Aging