Natasha O. Dmitrieva,
- Postdoctoral fellowship (NIA): Duke University Medical Center, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, 2011-2013
- PhD: The Pennsylvania State University, Human Development and Family Studies, 2011
- BA: University of California, Irvine, Psychology and Social Behavior, Philosophy, 2005
Dr. Dmitrieva is a developmental health psychologist with
expertise in applied statistical methodology. The long-term goal of her
research is to improve the understanding of mechanisms of chronic disease
management in middle adulthood. Dr. Dmitrieva studies this topic using distinct
approaches: (1) by investigating how momentary contexts are linked to health behaviors,
(2) by improving existing and developing novel assessments of health behaviors,
and (3) by identifying particularly vulnerable subgroups of individuals that
may benefit the most from targeted interventions. She is currently leading a
project that examines momentary stressor exposure and health behaviors in a
racially and ethnically diverse sample.
In carrying out this work, Dr. Dmitrieva has a particular
interest in utilizing innovative research methods and statistical analyses
(e.g., ecological momentary assessment, latent variable modeling) to address
rich and meaningful questions that may have been previously difficult to
answer. In her research and teaching, Dr. Dmitrieva provides a mentorship
atmosphere that encourages and challenges students to be active collaborators
Williams, M.W., Kueider, A.M., Dmitrieva, N.O., Manly, J.J.,
Pieper, C.F., Verney, S.P., Gibbons, L.E. (2016). Anxiety symptoms bias memory
assessment in older adults. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. DOI:
Merwin, R.M., Dmitrieva, N.O., Honeycutt, L.K., Moskovich, A.A.,
Lane, J.D., Zucker, N.L., Surwit, R.S., Feinglos, M., & Kuo, J.L. (2015).
Momentary predictors of intentional insulin restriction among adults with type
1 diabetes. Diabetes Care, 38, 2025-2032. DOI: 10.2337/dc15-0753.
Wolever, R.Q., Price, R., Hazelton, A.G., Dmitrieva, N.O.,
Bechard, E.M., Shaffer, J.K., & Tucci, D.L. (2015). Complementary therapies
for significant dysfunction from tinnitus: Treatment review and potential for
integrative medicine. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Dmitrieva, N.O., Fyffe, D., Mukherjee, S., Fieo, R., Zahodne,
L.B., Hamilton, J., Potter, G., Manly, J.J., Romero, H., Mungas, D., Gibbons,
L.E. (2015). Demographic characteristics do not decrease the utility of depressive
symptoms assessments: Examining the practical impact of item bias in four
heterogeneous samples of older adults. International Journal of Geriatric
Psychiatry, 30, 88-96. DOI: 10.1002/gps.4121
Fieo, R., Mukherjee, S., Dmitrieva, N.O., Fyffe, D.C., Gross,
A.L., Sanders, R.L., Romero, H.R., Potter, G.G., Manly, J.J., Mungas, D.M.,
& Gibbons, L.E. (2015). Differential item functioning due to cognitive
status does not impact depressive symptom measures in four heterogeneous
samples of older adults. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 30,
911-918. DOI: 10.1002/gps.4234
Juberg, M., Jerger, K.K., Allen, K.D., Dmitrieva, N.O., Keever, T., &
Perlman, A.I. (2015). Pilot study of massage in veterans with knee
osteoarthritis. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 21,
333-338. DOI: 10.1089/acm.2014.0254
Lee, B., Lawson, K.M., Chang, P-J., Neundorf, C., Dmitrieva,
N.O., & Almeida, D.M. (2015). Leisure-time physical activity moderates the
longitudinal associations between work-family spillover and physical health.
Journal of Leisure Research, 47, 444-466.
Merwin, R.M., Moskovich, A.A., Dmitrieva, N.O., Pieper, C.F.,
Honeycutt, L.K., Zucker, N.L., Surwit, R.S., Buhi, L. (2014). Disinhibited
eating and weight-related insulin mismanagement among individuals with Type 1
Diabetes. Appetite, 81, 123-130. DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2014.05.028
Dmitrieva, N.O., Almeida, D.M., Dmitrieva, J., Loken, E., Pieper, C.F. (2013).
A day-centered approach to modeling cortisol: Diurnal cortisol profiles and their
associations among U.S. adults. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38, 2354-2365. DOI:
Piazza, J.R., Almeida, D.M., Dmitrieva, N.O., & Klein, L.C.
(2010). Frontiers in the use of biomarkers of health in research on stress and
aging. Journals of Gerontology, Psychological Sciences, 65B, 513-525. DOI:
Dr. Dmitrieva teaches courses in developmental psychology and introductory
and advanced statistics.