Jamie L. Hanson, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Psychology

Graduate Student Advisee:

  • Debbie Bitran
  • Isabella Kahhale
  • Esther Palacios-Barrios


Education & Training

  • PhD, University of Wisconsin--Madison

Research Interest Summary

Reward & Decision Making; Development & Psychopathology; Stress & Emotion

Research Interests

Representative Publications

Hanson JL, Albert D, Iselin AR, Carr̩ JM, Dodge KA, & Hariri AR. (2016). Cumulative stress in childhood is associated with blunted reward-related brain activity in adulthood. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11(3):405-412.

Hanson JL, Hariri AR, & Williamson DE. (2015). Blunted ventral striatum development in adolescence reflects emotional neglect and predicts depressive symptoms. Biological Psychiatry, 78(9):598-605.

Hanson JL, Nacewicz BM, Sutterer MJ, Cayo AA, Schaefer SM, Rudolph KD, Shirtcliff EA, Pollak SD, & Davidson RJ. (2015). Behavior problems after early life stress: Contributions of the hippocampus and amygdala. Biological Psychiatry, 77(4):314-23.

Hanson JL, Hair N, Shen DG, Shi F, Gilmore JH, Wolfe BL, & Pollak SD. (2013) Family poverty affects the rate of human infant brain growth. PLoS ONE, 8(12): e80954.

Hanson JL, Chandra A, Wolfe BL, & Pollak SD (2011). Association between income and the hippocampus. PLoS ONE, 6(5): e18712.

Hanson JL, Chung MK, Avants BB, Shirtcliff EA, Gee JC, Davidson RJ, & Pollak SD. (2010). Early stress is associated with alterations in the orbitofrontal cortex: a tensor-based morphometry investigation of brain structure and behavioral risk. Journal of Neuroscience, 30(22), 7466-7472.

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