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Kelly E. Rentscher PhD

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Assistant Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Psychiatry
Program: General Research and Clinical Trials

Member of the Cancer Center


Research Areas of Interest

  • Aging
  • Biomarkers
  • Cancer Survivors
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Publications (25)

  • Associating persistent self-reported cognitive decline with neurocognitive decline in older breast cancer survivors using machine learning: The Thinking and Living with Cancer study. (Van Dyk K, Ahn J, Zhou X, Zhai W, Ahles TA, Bethea TN, Carroll JE, Cohen HJ, Dilawari AA, Graham D, Jacobsen PB, Jim H, McDonald BC, Nakamura ZM, Patel SK, Rentscher KE, Saykin AJ, Small BJ, Mandelblatt JS, Root JC) J Geriatr Oncol 2022 Nov;13(8):1132-1140 PMID: 36030173 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85136472911 08/28/2022    
  • Biobehavioral Implications of Covid-19 for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Recipients. (Knight JM, Taylor MR, Rentscher KE, Henley EC, Uttley HA, Nelson AM, Turcotte LM, McAndrew NS, Amonoo HL, Mohanraj L, Kelly DL, Costanzo ES) Front Immunol 2022;13:877558 PMID: 35865530 PMCID: PMC9295749 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85134257906 07/23/2022    
  • Stress-induced biological aging: A review and guide for research priorities. (Polsky LR, Rentscher KE, Carroll JE) Brain Behav Immun 2022 May 31;104:97-109 PMID: 35661679 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85131547493 06/07/2022    
  • Chronic stress increases transcriptomic indicators of biological aging in mouse bone marrow leukocytes. (Rentscher KE, Carroll JE, Polsky LR, Lamkin DM) Brain Behav Immun Health 2022 Jul;22:100461 PMID: 35481228 PMCID: PMC9035650 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85131573288 04/29/2022       2 Citations
  • Associations between longitudinal changes in sleep disturbance and depressive and anxiety symptoms during the COVID-19 virus pandemic among older women with and without breast cancer in the thinking and living with breast cancer study. (Bethea TN, Zhai W, Zhou X, Ahles TA, Ahn J, Cohen HJ, Dilawari AA, Graham DMA, Jim HSL, McDonald BC, Nakamura ZM, Patel SK, Rentscher KE, Root J, Saykin AJ, Small BJ, Van Dyk KM, Mandelblatt JS, Carroll JE) Cancer Med 2022 Sep;11(17):3352-3363 PMID: 35315588 PMCID: PMC9110906 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85126759179 03/23/2022       1 Citation
  • Do Words Matter? Detecting Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults Using Natural Language Processing. (Badal VD, Nebeker C, Shinkawa K, Yamada Y, Rentscher KE, Kim HC, Lee EE) Front Psychiatry 2021;12:728732 PMID: 34867518 PMCID: PMC8635064 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85120534457 12/07/2021       3 Citations
  • Medical care disruptions during the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic: the experience of older breast cancer survivors. (Dilawari A, Rentscher KE, Zhai W, Zhou X, Ahles TA, Ahn J, Bethea TN, Carroll JE, Cohen HJ, Graham DA, Jim HSL, McDonald B, Nakamura ZM, Patel SK, Root JC, Small BJ, Saykin AJ, Tometich D, Van Dyk K, Mandelblatt JS, Thinking and Living with Cancer Study) Breast Cancer Res Treat 2021 Nov;190(2):287-293 PMID: 34515905 PMCID: PMC8436022 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85115252528 09/14/2021       5 Citations
  • Learning from and Leveraging Multi-Level Changes in Responses to the COVID 19 Pandemic to Facilitate Breast Cancer Prevention Efforts. (Bowen DJ, Rentscher KE, Wu A, Darien G, Haile HG, Mandelblatt J, Kavanaugh-Lynch M) Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 Jun 30;18(13) PMID: 34208878 PMCID: PMC8297333 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85108873966 07/03/2021       3 Citations
  • Loneliness and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic in older breast cancer survivors and noncancer controls. (Rentscher KE, Zhou X, Small BJ, Cohen HJ, Dilawari AA, Patel SK, Bethea TN, Van Dyk KM, Nakamura ZM, Ahn J, Zhai W, Ahles TA, Jim HSL, McDonald BC, Saykin AJ, Root JC, Graham DMA, Carroll JE, Mandelblatt JS) Cancer 2021 Oct 01;127(19):3671-3679 PMID: 34161601 PMCID: PMC8419003 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85108372778 06/24/2021       15 Citations
  • Biobehavioral Research and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: Expert Review from the Biobehavioral Research Special Interest Group of the American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy. (Kelly DL, Syrjala K, Taylor M, Rentscher KE, Hashmi S, Wood WA, Jim H, Barata A, Flynn KE, Burns LJ, Shaw BE, Petersdorf E, Yero AC, Emmrich AD, Morris KE, Costanzo ES, Knight JM) Transplant Cell Ther 2021 Sep;27(9):747-757 PMID: 34139388 PMCID: PMC8428782 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85110419978 06/18/2021       2 Citations
  • Postpartum sleep loss and accelerated epigenetic aging. (Carroll JE, Ross KM, Horvath S, Okun M, Hobel C, Rentscher KE, Coussons-Read M, Schetter CD) Sleep Health 2021 Jun;7(3):362-367 PMID: 33903077 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85106572831 04/28/2021       2 Citations
  • Medical Care Disruptions During the First Six-Months of the COVID19 Pandemic: The Experience of Older Breast Cancer Survivors. (Dilawari A, Rentscher KE, Zhai W, Zhou X, Ahles TA, Ahn J, Bethea TN, Carroll JE, Cohen HJ, Graham DA, Jim H, McDonald B, Nakamura ZM, Patel SK, Root JC, Small BJ, Saykin AJ, Tometich D, Van Dyk K, Mandelblatt JS, Thinking and Living with Cancer Study) Res Sq 2021 Apr 14 PMID: 33880464 PMCID: PMC8057243 04/22/2021    
  • Sleep Disruption, Fatigue, and Depression as Predictors of 6-Year Clinical Outcomes Following Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation. (Rentscher KE, Carroll JE, Juckett MB, Coe CL, Broman AT, Rathouz PJ, Hematti P, Costanzo ES) J Natl Cancer Inst 2021 Oct 01;113(10):1405-1414 PMID: 33693799 PMCID: PMC8633423 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85110466952 03/12/2021       3 Citations
  • Early-life stress, depressive symptoms, and inflammation: the role of social factors. (Nakamura JS, Kim ES, Rentscher KE, Bower JE, Kuhlman KR) Aging Ment Health 2022 Apr;26(4):843-851 PMID: 33502257 PMCID: PMC8313624 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85099990547 01/28/2021       2 Citations
  • Relationship closeness buffers the effects of perceived stress on transcriptomic indicators of cellular stress and biological aging marker p16INK4a. (Rentscher KE, Carroll JE, Cole SW, Repetti RL, Robles TF) Aging (Albany NY) 2020 Jul 26;12(16):16476-16490 PMID: 32712602 PMCID: PMC7485710 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85090451129 07/28/2020       4 Citations
  • Sleep disturbances and inflammatory gene expression among pregnant women: Differential responses by race. (Carroll JE, Rentscher KE, Cole SW, Luo JJ, Ramilo O, Webber S, Lamkin DM, Christian LM) Brain Behav Immun 2020 Aug;88:654-660 PMID: 32360438 PMCID: PMC7526416 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85085353273 05/04/2020       9 Citations
  • Psychosocial Stressors and Telomere Length: A Current Review of the Science. (Rentscher KE, Carroll JE, Mitchell C) Annu Rev Public Health 2020 Apr 02;41:223-245 PMID: 31900099 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85082933448 01/05/2020       48 Citations
  • Best practices for Electronically Activated Recorder (EAR) research: A practical guide to coding and processing EAR data. (Kaplan DM, Rentscher KE, Lim M, Reyes R, Keating D, Romero J, Shah A, Smith AD, York KA, Milek A, Tackman AM, Mehl MR) Behav Res Methods 2020 Aug;52(4):1538-1551 PMID: 31898289 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85077473253 01/04/2020       13 Citations
  • Communal Coping in Couples With Health Problems. (Rentscher KE) Front Psychol 2019;10:398 PMID: 30894824 PMCID: PMC6414458 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85065156637 03/22/2019       32 Citations
  • Chronic stress exposure and daily stress appraisals relate to biological aging marker p16INK4a. (Rentscher KE, Carroll JE, Repetti RL, Cole SW, Reynolds BM, Robles TF) Psychoneuroendocrinology 2019 Apr;102:139-148 PMID: 30557761 PMCID: PMC6420375 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85058417542 12/18/2018       19 Citations
  • Preliminary evidence that androgen signaling is correlated with men's everyday language. (Mascaro JS, Rentscher KE, Hackett PD, Lori A, Darcher A, Rilling JK, Mehl MR) Am J Hum Biol 2018 Jul;30(4):e23136 PMID: 29752749 PMCID: PMC6105430 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85051283939 05/13/2018       4 Citations
  • Child gender influences paternal behavior, language, and brain function. (Mascaro JS, Rentscher KE, Hackett PD, Mehl MR, Rilling JK) Behav Neurosci 2017 Jun;131(3):262-273 PMID: 28541079 PMCID: PMC5481199 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85019867118 05/26/2017       50 Citations
  • A Semantic Corpus Comparison Analysis of Couple-Focused Interventions for Problematic Alcohol Use. (Soriano EC, Rentscher KE, Rohrbaugh MJ, Mehl MR) Clin Psychol Psychother 2017 May;24(3):618-631 PMID: 27481677 PMCID: PMC5290227 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84989225526 08/03/2016       3 Citations
  • Partner Pronoun Use, Communal Coping, and Abstinence during Couple-Focused Intervention for Problematic Alcohol Use. (Rentscher KE, Soriano EC, Rohrbaugh MJ, Shoham V, Mehl MR) Fam Process 2017 Jun;56(2):348-363 PMID: 26707707 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84953410757 12/29/2015       29 Citations
  • Asymmetric partner pronoun use and demand-withdraw interaction in couples coping with health problems. (Rentscher KE, Rohrbaugh MJ, Shoham V, Mehl MR) J Fam Psychol 2013 Oct;27(5):691-701 PMID: 24098961 PMCID: PMC4017621 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84887523133 10/09/2013       25 Citations
  • Last update: 09/22/2022