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Natalie Rosen

Assistant Professor


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Department of Psychology and Neuroscience , Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Email: Natalie.Rosen@dal.ca
Phone: (902) 494-4044
Fax: (902) 494-6585
Mailing Address: 
Dalhousie University Life Sciences Centre 1355 Oxford Street PO Box 15000 Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Clinical psychology
  • Health psychology
  • Human sexuality
  • Pain


BA/BSc (Queen’s University)
PhD (McGill University)
Post-Doctoral (Université de Montréal)

Research Interests

Dr. Rosen’s research interests involve genital and pelvic pain in women, which leads to disruptions in all aspects of sexual functioning. She is also interested in sexual problems during pregnancy and postpartum. She is especially interested in how aspects of the romantic relationship interact with and affect these conditions. Her work is interdisciplinary and her goal is to inform the development of better treatment options for affected women and couples.

Selected Publications

  • Impett, E., Muise, A., & Rosen, N. O. (in press). Is it good to be giving in the bedroom? A prosocial perspective on sexual health and well-being in romantic relationships. Current Sexual Health Reports.
  • Boerner, K. & Rosen, N. O. (2015). Pain acceptance in couples with provoked vestibulodynia. The Journal of Sexual Medicine. DOI: 10.1111/jsm.12889
  • Rosen, N. O., Sadikaj, G. & Bergeron, S. (2015). Within-person variability in relationship satisfaction moderates pain estimation among couples with vulvodynia. Pain. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000101
  • Rosen, N. O., Muise, A., Bergeron, S., Baxter, ML., & Delisle, I. (2015). Daily associations between partner responses and sexual and relationship satisfaction in couples coping with provoked vestibulodynia. The Journal of Sexual Medicine. DOI: 10.1111/jsm.12840.
  • Glowacka, M., Rosen, N. O., Chorney, J., Snelgrove-Clarke, E., & George, R. (2014) Predictors and prevalence of genito-pelvic pain in pregnancy and postpartum: The prospective impact of fear avoidance. Journal of Sexual Medicine. DOI: 10.1111/jsm.12675
  • Corsini-Munt, S. Bergeron, S., Rosen, N. O., Mayrand, M.H., & Delisle, I. (2014). Feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of a novel cognitive-behavioral couple therapy for provoked vestibulodynia: A pilot study. Journal of Sexual Medicine. DOI: 10.1111/jsm.12646
  • Rosen, N. O., Rancourt, K., Bergeron, S., & Corsini-Munt, S. (2013). Not just the “woman’s problem”: the role of relationship processes in genital pain. Current Sexual Health Reports. DOI 10.1007/s11930-013-0006-2.

Awards and Honours

  • President’s New Researcher Award from the Canadian Psychological Association (2014)
  • Award of Excellence Team (External) with Drs. Ron George, Jill Chorney, Erna Snelgrove-Clarke from the Department of Anesthesia, Pain Management, and Perioperative Medicine, Dalhousie University  (2014)
  • Best Poster Award – Awarded from the 1st World Congress on Abdominal and Pelvic Pain (2013)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Bisby Prize (2010)


PSYO 3225: Health Psychology
PSYO 4120: Topics in Clinical Psychology (Human Sexuality)
PSYO 6204: Psychological Interventions: A lifespan perspective