Jenny Stewart - Faculty & Adjuncts

Jenny Stewart

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

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

  • Paulus, M. P., & Stewart, J. L. (2020). Neurobiology, clinical presentation, and treatment of methamphetamine use disorder: A review. JAMA Psychiatry, 77, 959-966. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.0246

  • Ralph-Nearman, C., Stewart, J. L., & Jones, K. (2020). The role of negative urgency in risky alcohol drinking and binge-eating in United Kingdom male and female students. Addictive Behaviors Reports, 11, 100274. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.abrep.2020.100274

  • Li, T., Wang, L., Camilleri, J. A., Chen, X., Li, S., Stewart, J. L., Jiang, Y., Eickhoff, S., & Feng, C.(2020). Mapping common grey matter volume deviation across child and adolescent psychiatric disorders. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 115, 273-284. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2020.05.015

  • Jones, E. A., Fiani, T. D, Stewart, J. L., Neil, N., & McHugh, S. D, & Fienup, D. M. (2020). Randomized controlled trial of a sibling support group: Mental health outcomes for siblings of children with autism. Autism, 24, 1468-1481. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1362361320908979

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ralph-Nearman, C., Achee, M., Lapidus, R., Filik, R.* & Stewart, J. L.* (2019). A systematic and methodological review of attentional biases in eating disorders: Food, body, and perfectionism. Brain and Behavior, 9, e01458. * = co-senior authors. https://doi.org/10.1002/brb3.1458

  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-019-01374-z

  • Burrows, K., DeVille, D., Cosgrove, K., Kuplicki, R., Tulsa 1000 Investigators, Paulus, M. P., Aupperle, R. L., Khalsa, S. K., & Stewart, J. L. (revise and resubmit, Biological Psychology). Impact of serotonergic medication on interoception in major depressive disorder.

  • White, E.J., Demuth, M.J., Nacke, M., Kirlic, N. Kuplicki, R., Spechler, P.A., McDermott, T.J., DeVille, D.C., T1000 investigators, Stewart, J.L., Lowe, J, Paulus, M.P., & Aupperle, R.L. (under review). Neural processes underlying inhibitory control in American Indian peoples is associated with reduced mental health problems.

  • Kirlic, N. Cohen, Z., & Stewart, J. L. (in press, Current Addiction Reports). Neurocircuitry of mindfulness-based interventions for substance use prevention and recovery.

  • Burrows, K.*, Figueroa-Hall, L. K.*, Kuplicki, R., Stewart, J. L., Alarbi, A. M., Ramesh, R., Savitz, J. B., Teague, T. K., Risbrough, V. B., & Paulus, M. P. (under review). Neuronally-enriched exosomal miR-27b reveals mechanism for ibuprofen-induced acute effects on reward-related brain processing. *co-first authors.

  • Spechler, P. A., Stewart, J. L., Kuplicki, R., Tulsa 1000 Investigators, & Paulus, M. P. (2020). Parsing impulsivity in individuals with mood and anxiety disorders who use cannabis. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 217, 108289. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108289

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bpsc.2019.01.003

  • Ralph-Nearman, C., Achee, M., Lapidus, R., Filik, R.* & Stewart, J. L.* (2019). A systematic and methodological review of attentional biases in eating disorders: Food, body, and perfectionism. Brain and Behavior, 9, e01458. * = co-senior authors. https://doi.org/10.1002/brb3.1458

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

  • Top 5% of Reviewers Award
  • 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