Jennifer Knight, MD

Jennifer Knight, MD

Assistant Professor

(414) 955-8900

Dr. Knight completed her undergraduate training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her medical training at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She completed her residency training in a combined Internal Medicine and Psychiatry program at Rush University in Chicago, and is double board certified in both specialties. She also completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in psychoneuroimmunology at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Dr. Knight’s research interests involve investigating the physiologic and immunologic effects that account for the relationship between psychosocial factors and clinical outcomes in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. Clinically, she is the Medical Director of the Psycho-Oncology Program at Froedtert and MCW and specializes in general and psycho-oncology psychosomatic medicine consultation. She sees patients at the MCW Cancer Center and at Froedtert Hospital. She is on faculty at the Neuroscience Research Center and is also a Clinical Member of the MCW Cancer Center in the Transplantation Biology and Immunotherapy Research Program.

Selected publications:


  • Knight JM, Avery EF, Janssen I, Powell LH: Cortisol and depressive symptoms in a population-based cohort of midlife women. Psychosomatic Medicine 2010; 72:855-861.
  • Knight JM. Physiological and neurobiological aspects of stress and their relevance for residency training. Academic Psychiatry 2013; 37:1-5.
  • Gallegos A, Hoerger M, Talbot N, Krasner M, Knight JM, Moynihan JA, Duberstein P. Toward identifying the effects of specific components of mindfulness-based stress reduction on biological and emotional outcomes among older adults. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 2013; 19(10): 787-792.
  • Knight JM, Lyness, JL, Sahler OJZ, Liesveld JL, Moynihan JA: Psychosocial factors and stem cell transplantation: potential biobehavioral pathways. Psychoneuroendocrinology 2013; 38(11): 2383-2393.
  • Knight JM, Moynihan JA, Lyness JM, Xia X, Tu Messing S, Hunter BC, Huang, LS, Oliva R, Gaisser D, Liesveld JL, Sahler OJZ: Peri-transplant psychosocial factors and neutrophil recovery following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. PLOS One 2014; 9(6): e99778.