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

Kennedy, B. V., Hanson, J. L., Buser, N. J., van den Bos, W., Rudolph, K. D., Davidson, R. J., & Pollak, S. D. (2021). Accumbofrontal tract integrity is related to early life adversity and feedback learning. Neuropsychopharmacology, 46(13), 2288-2294.

Hanson, J. L., Williams, A. V., Bangasser, D. A., & Peña, C. J. (2021). Impact of early life stress on reward circuit function and regulation. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12, 744690.

Hanson, J. L., & Nacewicz, B. M. (2021). Amygdala allostasis and early life adversity: considering excitotoxicity and inescapability in the sequelae of stress. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 250

Hanson, J. L., Albert, W. D., Skinner, A. T., Shen, S. H., Dodge, K. A., & Lansford, J. E. (2019). Resting state coupling between the amygdala and ventromedial prefrontal cortex is related to household income in childhood and indexes future psychological vulnerability to stress. Development and psychopathology, 31(3), 1053-1066.

Palacios-Barrios, E. E., & Hanson, J. L. (2019). Poverty and self-regulation: Connecting psychosocial processes, neurobiology, and the risk for psychopathology. Comprehensive psychiatry, 90, 52-64.

Hanson, J. L., van den Bos, W., Roeber, B. J., Rudolph, K. D., Davidson, R. J., & Pollak, S. D. (2017). Early adversity and learning: implications for typical and atypical behavioral development. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58(7), 770-778.

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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