Jenny Stewart - Faculty & Adjuncts

Jenny Stewart

Jenny Stewart
Assistant Professor of Community Medicine
College of Health Sciences
Community Medicine
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Education

PhD – University of Illinois MA – University of Illinois BS – University of California San Diego

Bio

Dr. Stewart earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008. Her research focuses on the discovery of biomarkers of addiction, depression, and anxiety using neuroimaging tools. Her teaching focuses on providing students the skills to succeed as the next generation of neuroscientists. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Medicine at the University of Tulsa and is a Principal Investigator/Associate Director for Training and Mentoring at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research.

Research Interests

Capturing biomarkers of addiction, anxiety, and depression

Teaching Interests

Multivariate statistics, psychophysiology, clinical assessment/interviewing, neuropsychological testing, grant writing

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Jones, E. A., Fiani, T.D, Stewart, J. L., Neil, N. D, Sheikh, R. M, & Fienup, D. M. (2019). When one sibling has autism: Adjustment and sibling relationship. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 28, 1272-1282. Link: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10826-019-01374-z

  • Vila-Castelar, C., Ly, J. J., Kaplan, L., Van Dyk, K., Berger, J. T., Macina, L. O., Stewart, J. L., & Foldi, N. S. (2018). Attention measures of accuracy, variability, and fatigue detect early response to Donepezil in Alzheimer’s Disease: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot trial. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology (online publication). https://doi.org/10.1093/arclin/acy032

  • Fee, R. J., Montes, J., Stewart, J. L., & Hinton, V. J. (2018). Executive skills and academic achievement in the dystrophinopathies. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 24, 928-938. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1355617717001333

  • Stewart, J. L., & Allen, J. J. B. (2018). Resting frontal brain asymmetry is linked to future depressive symptoms in women. Biological Psychology, 136, 161-167. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2018.06.004

  • Smith, E. E., Reznick, S. J., Stewart, J. L., & Allen, J. J. B. (2017). Assessing and conceptualizing frontal EEG asymmetry: An updated primer on recording, processing, analyzing, and interpreting frontal alpha asymmetry. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 111, 98-114. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2016.11.005

  • Stewart, J. L., & May, A. C. (2016). Electrophysiology for addiction medicine: From methodology to conceptualization of reward deficits. Progress in Brain Research, 224, 67-84. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.pbr.2015.07.013

  • Sass, S. M., Heller, W., Fisher, J. E., Silton, R. L., Stewart, J. L., Crocker, L. D., Edgar, J. C., Minmaugh, K. J., & Miller, G. A. (2014). Electrophysiological evidence of the time course of attentional bias in non-patients reporting symptoms of depression with and without co-occurring anxiety. Frontiers in Personality and Social Psychology, 5, 301 (online publication). doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00301

  • Fisher, J. E., Miller, G. A., Sass, S. M., Silton, R. L., Edgar, J. C., Stewart, J. L., Zhou, J., & Heller, W. (2014). Neural correlates of suspiciousness and interactions with anxiety during emotional and neutral word processing. Frontiers in Psychology: Personality and Social Psychology, 5, 596 (online publication). doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00596

  • Stewart, J. L., Coan, J. A., Towers, D. N., & Allen, J. J. B. (2014). Resting and task-elicited prefrontal EEG alpha asymmetry in depression: Support for the capability model. Psychophysiology, 51, 446-455. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/psyp.12191

  • Velo, J. R., Stewart, J. L., Hasler, B., Towers, D. N., & Allen, J. J. B. (2012). Should it matter when we record? Time of year and time of day as factors influencing frontal EEG asymmetry. Biological Psychology, 91, 283-291. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2012.06.010

  • Spielberg, J. M., Heller, W., Silton, R. L., Stewart, J. L., & Miller, G. A. (2011). Approach and avoidance profiles distinguish dimensions of anxiety and depression. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 35, 359-371. doi: 10.1007/s10608-011-9364-0

  • Silton, R. L., Heller, W., Towers, D. N., Engels, A. S., Edgar, J. C., Spielberg, J. M., Sass, S. M., Stewart, J. L., Sutton, B. P., Banich, M. T., & Miller, G. A. (2011). Depression and anxious apprehension distinguish frontocingulate cortical activity during top-down attentional control. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 120, 272-285. doi: https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/a0023204

  • Stewart, J. L., Towers, D. N., Coan, J.A., & Allen, J. J. B. (2011). Frontal EEG asymmetry during emotional challenge differentiates individuals with and without lifetime major depressive disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 129, 167-174. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.jad.2010.08.029

  • Accortt, E. E., Stewart, J. L., Coan, J. A., Manber, R., & Allen, J. J. B. (2011). Prefrontal brain asymmetry and pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder symptomatology. Journal of Affective Disorders, 128, 178-183. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.jad.2010.07.017

  • Stewart, J. L., Towers, D. N., Coan, J. A., & Allen, J. J. B. (2011). The oft-neglected role of parietal EEG asymmetry and risk for major depressive disorder. Psychophysiology, 48, 82-95. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111%2Fj.1469-8986.2010.01035.x

  • Stewart, J. L., Silton, R. L., Sass, S. M., Fisher, J. E., Edgar, J. C., Heller, W., & Miller, G. A. (2010). Attentional bias to negative emotion as a function of approach and withdrawal anger styles: An ERP investigation. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 76, 9-18. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2010.01.008

  • Stewart, J. L., Bismark, A. W., Towers, D. N., Coan, J. A., & Allen, J. J. B. (2010). Resting frontal EEG asymmetry as an endophenotype for depression risk: Sex-specific patterns of frontal brain asymmetry. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 119, 502-512. doi: https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/a0019196

  • Bismark, A. W., Moreno, F., Stewart, J. L., Towers, D. N., Coan, J. A., Oas, J., & Allen, J. J. B. (2010). Polymorphisms of the 5HT1A allele are linked to frontal brain electrical asymmetry. Biological Psychology, 83, 153-158. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2009.12.002

  • Sass, S. M., Heller, W., Stewart, J. L., Silton, R. L., Edgar, J. C., Fisher, J. E. & Miller, G. A. (2010). Time course of attentional bias in anxiety: Emotion and gender specificity. Psychophysiology, 47, 247-259. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8986.2009.00926.x

  • Fisher, J. E., Sass, S. M., Heller, W., Silton, R. L., Edgar, J. C., Stewart, J. L., & Miller, G. A. (2010). Time course of processing emotional stimuli as a function of perceived emotional intelligence, anxiety, and depression. Emotion, 10, 486-497. doi: https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/a0018691

  • Stewart, J. L., Silton, R. L., Heller, W., Sass, S. M., & Miller, G. A. (2008). Anger style, psychopathology, and regional brain activity. Emotion, 8, 701-713. doi: https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/a0013447

  • Spielberg, J. M., Stewart, J. L., Levin, R. L., Miller, G. A., & Heller, W. (2008). Prefrontal cortex, emotion, and approach/withdrawal motivation. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2, 135-153. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-9004.2007.00064.x

  • Herrington, J. D., Mohanty, A., Koven, N. S., Fisher, J. E., Stewart, J. L., Banich, M. T., Webb, A. G., Miller, G. A., & Heller, W. (2005). Emotion-modulated performance and activity in left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. Emotion, 5, 200-207. doi: https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/1528-3542.5.2.200

  • Jones E., Fiani T., Stewart J., Neil N., McHugh S., & Fienup D. The effects of a support group on sibling mental health when one sibling has autism: Randomized controlled trial.

Book Chapters

  • Edgar, J. C., Stewart, J. L., & Miller, G. A. (2005). Digital filtering in ERP research. In T.C. Handy (Ed.), Event-related potentials: A methods handbook, MIT Press, 85-113.

Monographs

  • Silton, R. L., Heller, W., Towers, D. N., Engels, A. S., Spielberg, J. M., Edgar, J. C., Sass, S. M., Stewart, J. L., Sutton, B. P., Banich, M. T., & Miller, G. A. (2010). The time course of activity in dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and anterior cingulate cortex during top-down attentional control. Neuroimage, 50, 1292-1302. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.12.061

Journal Article Reviews

  • Stewart, J. L. (2019). A computational modeling approach supports negative reinforcement theories of addiction. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 4, 218-219. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bpsc.2019.01.003

  • Ralph-Nearman C., Achee M., Lapidus R., Stewart J., & Filik R. A systematic and methodological review of attentional biases in eating disorders: Food, body, and perfectionism.

Invited Reviewed Articles

  • Stewart, J. L. (2018). The brain feels the pain from teenage drinking: Commentary on Pfefferbaum et al. (2018). American Journal of Psychiatry, 175, 305-306. https://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/appi.ajp.2018.17121316

Professional Affiliations

  • Society for Psychophysiological Research
  • College on Problems of Drug Dependence
  • Society of Biological Psychiatry

Awards & Honors

  • Emotion Symposium Travel Award
  • University of Illinois Excellence in Teaching Award
  • fMRI Visiting Fellowship Program
  • Biological Psychology Reviewer Award
  • Ed Scheiderer Dissertation Award
  • National Institute of Drug Abuse Loan Repayment Award