Michael Stevens, PhD

Director, Clinical Neuroscience and Development Laboratory at Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center; Director, Child & Adolescent Research, The Institute of Living

Research Interests

Adolescent Behavior; Anxiety Disorders; Brain Mapping; Child Behavior Disorders; Child Development; Child Development Disorders, Pervasive; Depressive Disorder, Major; Electroencephalography; Impulsive Behavior; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Neural Pathways; Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders; Substance-Related Disorders; Adolescent Development

Research Organizations


Research Summary

The CNDLAB variously focuses on research of several psychiatric disorders commonly seen in pediatric groups, including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Conduct Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. To better understand how abnormalities of brain structure and function may contribute to these illnesses, the laboratory employs functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electrophysiology (event-related potential and time-frequency decomposition analyses), eye tracking techniques, neuropsychological assessment, brain structure analysis (including diffusion tensor imaging), and genetic analysis techniques. The CNDLAB also uses these techniques to study brain structure and function during typical adolescent and young adult maturation.

Extensive Research Description

Currently, Dr. Stevens is responsible for directing a clinical neuroscience research lab at the Olin NRC that uses neuroimaging (both fMRI and structural neuroimaging) and other neurobiological research techniques (EEG, genetics, neuropsychological assessment) to address cognitive and clinical neuroscience questions in childhood psychiatric disorders. Dr. Stevens’ faculty responsibilities all directly involve research, or teaching/administrative duties relevant to this research mission. Dr. Stevens’ research is broadly aimed at better understanding the neurobiological basis of many different neuropsychiatric illnesses. He is principal investigator on projects studying the genetic and neural basis of AD/HD, Conduct Disorder, adolescent depression, and traumatic brain injury, and makes active contributions to multiple other NIH-funded grants of his colleagues. Although he has varied interests in the types of psychopathology he studies, his career activities have been generally focused on understanding developmental aspects of psychopathology. His research program to date can be broadly described as study of neurobiological risk for psychiatric illness, differentiating clinically similar psychiatric disorders that arise in childhood on the neurobiological level (including identifying predictive endophenotypes for genetic association studies), and studying the interaction of neurobiological abnormalities and maturation. In particular, Dr. Stevens has made significant conceptual contributions in the past several years to understanding neural network connectivity in neurodevelopmental psychiatric illnesses and cognitive development. He is positioned to become a leader in the field of developmental cognitive neuroscience by examining trajectories of neural network development, relationships between structural and functional neural network integration, and how abnormalities in systems-level brain connectivity contribute to the pathophysiology of psychiatric illnesses.

Selected Publications

  • Pavuluri, M. N., Ellis, J. A., Wegbreit, E., Passarotti, A. M., & Stevens, M. C. (2012). Pharmacotherapy impacts functional connectivity among affective circuits during response inhibition in pediatric mania. Behavioural Brain Research, 226(2), 493-503.
  • Wegbreit, E., Ellis, J. A., Nandam, A., Fitzgerald, J. M., Passarotti, A. M., Pavuluri, M. N., & Stevens, M. C. (2011). Amygdala Functional Connectivity Predicts Pharmacotherapy Outcome in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder. Brain Connectivity, 1(5), 411-422
  • Witt ST, Lovejoy DW, Pearlson GD, Stevens MC (2010). Decreased prefrontal cortex activity in mild traumatic brain injury during performance of an auditory oddball task. Brain Imaging Behav 4(3-4): 232-247.
  • Stevens, M.C. (2009). The developmental cognitive neuroscience of functional connectivity, Brain & Cognition. 70(1):1-12
  • Stevens, M.C., Skudlarski, P., Pearlson, G.D., Calhoun, V.D. (2009) Age-related cognitive gains are mediated by the effects of white matter development on brain network integration. NeuroImage, 48: 738-746.
  • Stevens, M.C., Pearlson, G.D., Calhoun, V.D. (2009). Changes in the interaction of resting state neural networks from adolescence to adulthood. Human Brain Mapping, 30(8): 2356-2366.
  • Stevens, M. C., Kiehl, K. A., Pearlson, G. D., & Calhoun, V. D. (2009). Brain network dynamics during error commission. Hum Brain Mapp, 30(1), 24-37.
  • Stevens, M. C., Pearlson, G. D. & Kiehl, K. A. (2007). An fMRI auditory oddball study of combined-subtype Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Am J Psychiatr, 164, 1-13.
  • Stevens, M. C., Kiehl, K. A., Pearlson, G. D., & Calhoun, V. D. (2007). Functional neural networks underlying response inhibition in adolescents and adults. Behav Brain Res, 181(1), 12-22.
  • Boedhoe PS, Schmaal L, Abe Y, Ameis SH, Arnold PD, et al. Distinct Subcortical Volume Alterations in Pediatric and Adult OCD: A Worldwide Meta- and Mega-Analysis. Am J Psychiatry. 2016 Sep 9
  • Fein D, Stevens M, Dunn M, Waterhouse L, Allen M, et al. Subtypes of pervasive developmental disorder: Clinical characteristics. Child neuropsychology. 1999; 5(1):1-23
  • Stevens MC, Fein DA, Dunn M, Allen D, Waterhouse LH, et al. Subgroups of children with autism by cluster analysis: a longitudinal examination. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2000 Mar;39(3):346-52. PubMed PMID: 10714055
  • Stevens MC, Fein DH, Waterhouse LH. Season of birth effects in autism. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2000 Jun;22(3):399-407. PubMed PMID: 10855047
  • Stevens MC, Fein DA, Markus E. Connecticut Pictorial Learning Test: a pictorial version of the California Verbal Learning Test. Clin Neuropsychol. 2001 Feb;15(1):95-108. PubMed PMID: 11778582
  • Stevens MC, Kaplan RF, Bauer LO. Relationship of cognitive ability to the developmental course of antisocial behavior in substance-dependent patients. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2001 Nov;25(8):1523-36. PubMed PMID: 11642652
  • Stevens MC, Kaplan RF, Hesselbrock VM. Executive-cognitive functioning in the development of antisocial personality disorder. Addict Behav. 2003 Mar;28(2):285-300. PubMed PMID: 12573679
  • Taxel P, Stevens MC, Trahiotis M, Zimmerman J, Kaplan RF. The effect of short-term estradiol therapy on cognitive function in older men receiving hormonal suppression therapy for prostate cancer. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2004 Feb;52(2):269-73. PubMed PMID: 14728639
  • Calhoun VD, Stevens MC, Pearlson GD, Kiehl KA. fMRI analysis with the general linear model: removal of latency-induced amplitude bias by incorporation of hemodynamic derivative terms. Neuroimage. 2004 May;22(1):252-7. PubMed PMID: 15110015
  • Calhoun VD, Adali T, Stevens MC, Kiehl KA, Pekar JJ. Semi-blind ICA of fMRI: A method for utilizing hypothesis-derived time courses in a spatial ICA analysis. Neuroimage. 2005 Apr 1;25(2):527-38. PubMed PMID: 15784432
  • Kiehl KA, Stevens MC, Laurens KR, Pearlson G, Calhoun VD, et al. An adaptive reflexive processing model of neurocognitive function: supporting evidence from a large scale (n = 100) fMRI study of an auditory oddball task. Neuroimage. 2005 Apr 15;25(3):899-915. PubMed PMID: 15808990
  • Kiehl KA, Stevens MC, Celone K, Kurtz M, Krystal JH. Abnormal hemodynamics in schizophrenia during an auditory oddball task. Biol Psychiatry. 2005 May 1;57(9):1029-40. PubMed PMID: 15860344; NIHMSID: NIHMS151754; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2771438
  • Stevens MC, Calhoun VD, Kiehl KA. Hemispheric differences in hemodynamics elicited by auditory oddball stimuli. Neuroimage. 2005 Jul 1;26(3):782-92. PubMed PMID: 15955488; NIHMSID: NIHMS136926; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2759643
  • Stevens MC, Clark VP, Prestwood KM. Low-dose estradiol alters brain activity. Psychiatry Res. 2005 Aug 30;139(3):199-217. PubMed PMID: 16084069
  • Stevens MC. Functional neuroimaging in child and adolescent psychiatry. Conn Med. 2005 Oct;69(9):561-70. PubMed PMID: 16270794
  • Stevens MC, Calhoun VD, Kiehl KA. fMRI in an oddball task: effects of target-to-target interval. Psychophysiology. 2005 Nov;42(6):636-42. PubMed PMID: 16364059
  • Mandelbaum DE, Stevens M, Rosenberg E, Wiznitzer M, Steinschneider M, et al. Sensorimotor performance in school-age children with autism, developmental language disorder, or low IQ. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2006 Jan;48(1):33-9. PubMed PMID: 16359592
  • Astur RS, St Germain SA, Tolin D, Ford J, Russell D, Stevens M. Hippocampus function predicts severity of post-traumatic stress disorder. Cyberpsychol Behav. 2006 Apr;9(2):234-40. PubMed PMID: 16640486
  • Stevens MC, Laurens KR, Liddle PF, Kiehl KA. The hemodynamics of oddball processing during single-tone and two-tone target detection tasks. Int J Psychophysiol. 2006 Jun;60(3):292-303. PubMed PMID: 16213043; NIHMSID: NIHMS137528; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2766532
  • Stevens MC, Kiehl KA, Pearlson G, Calhoun VD. Functional neural circuits for mental timekeeping. Hum Brain Mapp. 2007 May;28(5):394-408. PubMed PMID: 16944489
  • Jafri MJ, Pearlson GD, Stevens M, Calhoun VD. A method for functional network connectivity among spatially independent resting-state components in schizophrenia. Neuroimage. 2008 Feb 15;39(4):1666-81. PubMed PMID: 18082428; NIHMSID: NIHMS40720; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3164840
  • Shane MS, Stevens M, Harenski CL, Kiehl KA. Neural correlates of the processing of another's mistakes: a possible underpinning for social and observational learning. Neuroimage. 2008 Aug 1;42(1):450-9. PubMed PMID: 18534868; NIHMSID: NIHMS63382; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2593145
  • Rapin I, Dunn MA, Allen DA, Stevens MC, Fein D. Subtypes of language disorders in school-age children with autism. Dev Neuropsychol. 2009;34(1):66-84. PubMed PMID: 19142767
  • Shane MS, Stevens MC, Harenski CL, Kiehl KA. Double dissociation between perspective-taking and empathic-concern as predictors of hemodynamic response to another's mistakes. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2009 Jun;4(2):111-8. PubMed PMID: 19244454; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2686223
  • Demirci O, Stevens MC, Andreasen NC, Michael A, Liu J, et al. Investigation of relationships between fMRI brain networks in the spectral domain using ICA and Granger causality reveals distinct differences between schizophrenia patients and healthy controls. Neuroimage. 2009 Jun;46(2):419-31. PubMed PMID: 19245841; NIHMSID: NIHMS99861; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2713821
  • Meda SA, Stevens MC, Potenza MN, Pittman B, Gueorguieva R, et al. Investigating the behavioral and self-report constructs of impulsivity domains using principal component analysis. Behav Pharmacol. 2009 Sep;20(5-6):390-9. PubMed PMID: 19724194; NIHMSID: NIHMS327959; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3268653
  • Meda SA, Stevens MC, Folley BS, Calhoun VD, Pearlson GD. Evidence for anomalous network connectivity during working memory encoding in schizophrenia: an ICA based analysis. PLoS One. 2009 Nov 19;4(11):e7911. PubMed PMID: 19936244; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2775682
  • Rzepecki-Smith CI, Meda SA, Calhoun VD, Stevens MC, Jafri MJ, et al. Disruptions in functional network connectivity during alcohol intoxicated driving. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2010 Mar 1;34(3):479-87. PubMed PMID: 20028354; NIHMSID: NIHMS161788; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2858246
  • Skudlarski P, Jagannathan K, Anderson K, Stevens MC, Calhoun VD, et al. Brain connectivity is not only lower but different in schizophrenia: a combined anatomical and functional approach. Biol Psychiatry. 2010 Jul 1;68(1):61-9. PubMed PMID: 20497901; NIHMSID: NIHMS193102; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2900394
  • Lejuez CW, Magidson JF, Mitchell SH, Sinha R, Stevens MC, et al. Behavioral and biological indicators of impulsivity in the development of alcohol use, problems, and disorders. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2010 Aug;34(8):1334-45. PubMed PMID: 20491733; NIHMSID: NIHMS324819; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3182265
  • Jagannathan K, Calhoun VD, Gelernter J, Stevens MC, Liu J, et al. Genetic associations of brain structural networks in schizophrenia: a preliminary study. Biol Psychiatry. 2010 Oct 1;68(7):657-66. PubMed PMID: 20691427; NIHMSID: NIHMS211358; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2990476
  • Assaf M, Jagannathan K, Calhoun VD, Miller L, Stevens MC, et al. Abnormal functional connectivity of default mode sub-networks in autism spectrum disorder patients. Neuroimage. 2010 Oct 15;53(1):247-56. PubMed PMID: 20621638; NIHMSID: NIHMS210802; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3058935
  • Meda SA, Jagannathan K, Gelernter J, Calhoun VD, Liu J, Stevens MC, Pearlson GD. A pilot multivariate parallel ICA study to investigate differential linkage between neural networks and genetic profiles in schizophrenia. Neuroimage. 2010 Nov 15;53(3):1007-15. PubMed PMID: 19944766; NIHMSID: NIHMS161905; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3968678
  • Anderson BM, Stevens MC, Meda SA, Jordan K, Calhoun VD, et al. Functional imaging of cognitive control during acute alcohol intoxication. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2011 Jan;35(1):156-65. PubMed PMID: 20958334; NIHMSID: NIHMS228121; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3005103
  • Allen EA, Erhardt EB, Damaraju E, Gruner W, Segall JM, Silva RF, Havlicek M, Rachakonda S, Fries J, Kalyanam R, Michael AM, Caprihan A, Turner JA, Eichele T, Adelsheim S, Bryan AD, Bustillo J, Clark VP, Feldstein Ewing SW, Filbey F, Ford CC, Hutchison K, Jung RE, Kiehl KA, Kodituwakku P, Komesu YM, Mayer AR, Pearlson GD, Phillips JP, Sadek JR, Stevens M, Teuscher U, Thoma RJ, Calhoun VD. A baseline for the multivariate comparison of resting-state networks. Front Syst Neurosci. 2011;5:2. PubMed PMID: 21442040; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3051178
  • Andrews MM, Meda SA, Thomas AD, Potenza MN, Krystal JH, Worhunsky P, Stevens MC, O'Malley S, Book GA, Reynolds B, Pearlson GD. Individuals family history positive for alcoholism show functional magnetic resonance imaging differences in reward sensitivity that are related to impulsivity factors. Biol Psychiatry. 2011 Apr 1;69(7):675-83. PubMed PMID: 21126735; NIHMSID: NIHMS469135; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3677031
  • Jia Z, Worhunsky PD, Carroll KM, Rounsaville BJ, Stevens MC, et al. An initial study of neural responses to monetary incentives as related to treatment outcome in cocaine dependence. Biol Psychiatry. 2011 Sep 15;70(6):553-60. PubMed PMID: 21704307; NIHMSID: NIHMS308071; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3162064
  • Passarotti AM, Ellis J, Wegbreit E, Stevens MC, Pavuluri MN. Reduced functional connectivity of prefrontal regions and amygdala within affect and working memory networks in pediatric bipolar disorder. Brain Connect. 2012;2(6):320-34. PubMed PMID: 23035965; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3621331
  • Tolin DF, Stevens MC, Nave A, Villavicencio A, Morrison S. Neural mechanisms of cognitive behavioral therapy response in hoarding disorder: a pilot study. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. 2012; 1(3):180-188
  • Wong CG, Stevens MC. The effects of stimulant medication on working memory functional connectivity in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Biol Psychiatry. 2012 Mar 1;71(5):458-66. PubMed PMID: 22209640; NIHMSID: NIHMS600842; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4120250
  • Hamm JP, Ethridge LE, Shapiro JR, Stevens MC, Boutros NN, et al. Spatiotemporal and frequency domain analysis of auditory paired stimuli processing in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder with psychosis. Psychophysiology. 2012 Apr;49(4):522-30. PubMed PMID: 22176721; NIHMSID: NIHMS341971; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3309114
  • Meda SA, Narayanan B, Liu J, Perrone-Bizzozero NI, Stevens MC, et al. A large scale multivariate parallel ICA method reveals novel imaging-genetic relationships for Alzheimer's disease in the ADNI cohort. Neuroimage. 2012 Apr 15;60(3):1608-21. PubMed PMID: 22245343; NIHMSID: NIHMS348696; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3312985
  • Balodis IM, Kober H, Worhunsky PD, Stevens MC, Pearlson GD, et al. Diminished frontostriatal activity during processing of monetary rewards and losses in pathological gambling. Biol Psychiatry. 2012 Apr 15;71(8):749-57. PubMed PMID: 22336565; NIHMSID: NIHMS357458; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3460522
  • Meda SA, Gill A, Stevens MC, Lorenzoni RP, Glahn DC, et al. Differences in resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging functional network connectivity between schizophrenia and psychotic bipolar probands and their unaffected first-degree relatives. Biol Psychiatry. 2012 May 15;71(10):881-9. PubMed PMID: 22401986; NIHMSID: NIHMS363459; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3968680
  • Stevens MC, Lovejoy D, Kim J, Oakes H, Kureshi I, et al. Multiple resting state network functional connectivity abnormalities in mild traumatic brain injury. Brain Imaging Behav. 2012 Jun;6(2):293-318. PubMed PMID: 22555821
  • Jamadar S, DeVito EE, Jiantonio RE, Meda SA, Stevens MC, et al. Memantine, an NMDA receptor antagonist, differentially influences Go/No-Go performance and fMRI activity in individuals with and without a family history of alcoholism. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2012 Jul;222(1):129-40. PubMed PMID: 22311382; NIHMSID: NIHMS467884; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3674025
  • Hyatt CJ, Haney-Caron E, Stevens MC. Cortical thickness and folding deficits in conduct-disordered adolescents. Biol Psychiatry. 2012 Aug 1;72(3):207-14. PubMed PMID: 22209639; NIHMSID: NIHMS347535; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3367056
  • Tolin DF, Stevens MC, Villavicencio AL, Norberg MM, Calhoun VD, et al. Neural mechanisms of decision making in hoarding disorder. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012 Aug;69(8):832-41. PubMed PMID: 22868937; NIHMSID: NIHMS417512; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3506167
  • Witt ST, Stevens MC. Overcoming residual interference in mental set switching: neural correlates and developmental trajectory. Neuroimage. 2012 Sep;62(3):2055-64. PubMed PMID: 22584223; NIHMSID: NIHMS378455; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3482401
  • Nave AM, Tolin DF, Stevens MC. Exposure therapy, D-cycloserine, and functional magnetic resonance imaging in patients with snake phobia: a randomized pilot study. J Clin Psychiatry. 2012 Sep;73(9):1179-86. PubMed PMID: 23059145
  • Ethridge LE, Hamm JP, Shapiro JR, Summerfelt AT, Keedy SK, Stevens MC, Pearlson G, Tamminga CA, Boutros NN, Sweeney JA, Keshavan MS, Thaker G, Clementz BA. Neural activations during auditory oddball processing discriminating schizophrenia and psychotic bipolar disorder. Biol Psychiatry. 2012 Nov 1;72(9):766-74. PubMed PMID: 22572033; NIHMSID: NIHMS376158; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3465513
  • Stevens MC, Haney-Caron E. Comparison of brain volume abnormalities between ADHD and conduct disorder in adolescence. J Psychiatry Neurosci. 2012 Nov;37(6):389-98. PubMed PMID: 22663946; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3493096
  • Balodis IM, Kober H, Worhunsky PD, Stevens MC, Pearlson GD, et al. Attending to striatal ups and downs in addictions. Biol Psychiatry. 2012 Nov 15;72(10):e25-6. PubMed PMID: 22795454; NIHMSID: NIHMS470420; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3708490
  • Cope LM, Shane MS, Segall JM, Nyalakanti PK, Stevens MC, et al. Examining the effect of psychopathic traits on gray matter volume in a community substance abuse sample. Psychiatry Res. 2012 Nov 30;204(2-3):91-100. PubMed PMID: 23217577; NIHMSID: NIHMS422744; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3536442
  • Dager AD, Anderson BM, Stevens MC, Pulido C, Rosen R, et al. Influence of alcohol use and family history of alcoholism on neural response to alcohol cues in college drinkers. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013 Jan;37 Suppl 1:E161-71. PubMed PMID: 23078363; NIHMSID: NIHMS383340; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3548054
  • Witt ST, Stevens MC. fMRI task parameters influence hemodynamic activity in regions implicated in mental set switching. Neuroimage. 2013 Jan 15;65:139-51. PubMed PMID: 23079572; NIHMSID: NIHMS414885; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3523276
  • Fein D, Barton M, Eigsti IM, Kelley E, Naigles L, Schultz RT, Stevens M, Helt M, Orinstein A, Rosenthal M, Troyb E, Tyson K. Optimal outcome in individuals with a history of autism. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2013 Feb;54(2):195-205. PubMed PMID: 23320807; NIHMSID: NIHMS424030; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3547539
  • Patel KT, Stevens MC, Pearlson GD, Winkler AM, Hawkins KA, et al. Default mode network activity and white matter integrity in healthy middle-aged ApoE4 carriers. Brain Imaging Behav. 2013 Mar;7(1):60-7. PubMed PMID: 23011382
  • Narayanan B, Stevens MC, Jiantonio RE, Krystal JH, Pearlson GD. Effects of memantine on event-related potential, oscillations, and complexity in individuals with and without family histories of alcoholism. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2013 Mar;74(2):245-57. PubMed PMID: 23384372; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3568163
  • Wegbreit E, Passarotti AM, Ellis JA, Wu M, Witowski N, Stevens MC, Pavuluri MN. Where, when, how high, and how long? The hemodynamics of emotional response in psychotropic-naïve patients with adolescent bipolar disorder. J Affect Disord. 2013 May;147(1-3):304-11. PubMed PMID: 23261134; NIHMSID: NIHMS423120; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3606663
  • Balodis IM, Kober H, Worhunsky PD, White MA, Stevens MC, et al. Monetary reward processing in obese individuals with and without binge eating disorder. Biol Psychiatry. 2013 May 1;73(9):877-86. PubMed PMID: 23462319; NIHMSID: NIHMS466498; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3686098
  • Worhunsky PD, Stevens MC, Carroll KM, Rounsaville BJ, Calhoun VD, et al. Functional brain networks associated with cognitive control, cocaine dependence, and treatment outcome. Psychol Addict Behav. 2013 Jun;27(2):477-88. PubMed PMID: 22775772; NIHMSID: NIHMS500670; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3743442
  • Skudlarski P, Schretlen DJ, Thaker GK, Stevens MC, Keshavan MS, et al. Diffusion tensor imaging white matter endophenotypes in patients with schizophrenia or psychotic bipolar disorder and their relatives. Am J Psychiatry. 2013 Aug;170(8):886-98. PubMed PMID: 23771210
  • Witt ST, Stevens MC. The role of top-down control in different phases of a sensorimotor timing task: a DCM study of adults and adolescents. Brain Imaging Behav. 2013 Sep;7(3):260-73. PubMed PMID: 23475755; NIHMSID: NIHMS454167; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3743949
  • Yang H, Lu LH, Wu M, Stevens M, Wegbreit E, et al. Time course of recovery showing initial prefrontal cortex changes at 16 weeks, extending to subcortical changes by 3 years in pediatric bipolar disorder. J Affect Disord. 2013 Sep 5;150(2):571-7. PubMed PMID: 23517886; NIHMSID: NIHMS460454; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3745513
  • Khadka S, Meda SA, Stevens MC, Glahn DC, Calhoun VD, et al. Is aberrant functional connectivity a psychosis endophenotype? A resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Biol Psychiatry. 2013 Sep 15;74(6):458-66. PubMed PMID: 23746539; NIHMSID: NIHMS492867; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3752322
  • Book GA, Anderson BM, Stevens MC, Glahn DC, Assaf M, et al. Neuroinformatics Database (NiDB)--a modular, portable database for the storage, analysis, and sharing of neuroimaging data. Neuroinformatics. 2013 Oct;11(4):495-505. PubMed PMID: 23912507; NIHMSID: NIHMS512555; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3864015
  • Ahmadi A, Pearlson GD, Meda SA, Dager A, Potenza MN, Rosen R, Austad CS, Raskin SA, Fallahi CR, Tennen H, Wood RM, Stevens MC. Influence of alcohol use on neural response to Go/No-Go task in college drinkers. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2013 Oct;38(11):2197-208. PubMed PMID: 23670589; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3773670
  • Patel KT, Stevens MC, Meda SA, Muska C, Thomas AD, et al. Robust changes in reward circuitry during reward loss in current and former cocaine users during performance of a monetary incentive delay task. Biol Psychiatry. 2013 Oct 1;74(7):529-37. PubMed PMID: 23778289; NIHMSID: NIHMS480452; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3775945
  • Xu J, Zhang S, Calhoun VD, Monterosso J, Li CS, Worhunsky PD, Stevens M, Pearlson GD, Potenza MN. Task-related concurrent but opposite modulations of overlapping functional networks as revealed by spatial ICA. Neuroimage. 2013 Oct 1;79:62-71. PubMed PMID: 23611864; NIHMSID: NIHMS471070; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3677796
  • Steele VR, Aharoni E, Munro GE, Calhoun VD, Nyalakanti P, Stevens MC, Pearlson G, Kiehl KA. A large scale (N=102) functional neuroimaging study of response inhibition in a Go/NoGo task. Behav Brain Res. 2013 Nov 1;256:529-36. PubMed PMID: 23756137; NIHMSID: NIHMS687425; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4437665
  • Haney-Caron E, Caprihan A, Stevens MC. DTI-measured white matter abnormalities in adolescents with Conduct Disorder. J Psychiatr Res. 2014 Jan;48(1):111-20. PubMed PMID: 24139595; NIHMSID: NIHMS529466; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3863548
  • Dager AD, Jamadar S, Stevens MC, Rosen R, Jiantonio-Kelly RE, et al. fMRI response during figural memory task performance in college drinkers. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2014 Jan;231(1):167-79. PubMed PMID: 23949205; NIHMSID: NIHMS516303; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3877735
  • Tolin DF, Witt ST, Stevens MC. Hoarding disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder show different patterns of neural activity during response inhibition. Psychiatry Res. 2014 Feb 28;221(2):142-8. PubMed PMID: 24389161; NIHMSID: NIHMS547896; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3946244
  • Castelluccio BC, Meda SA, Muska CE, Stevens MC, Pearlson GD. Error processing in current and former cocaine users. Brain Imaging Behav. 2014 Mar;8(1):87-96. PubMed PMID: 23949893; NIHMSID: NIHMS516331; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3925762
  • Tyson K, Kelley E, Fein D, Orinstein A, Troyb E, Barton M, Eigsti IM, Naigles L, Schultz RT, Stevens M, Helt M, Rosenthal M. Language and verbal memory in individuals with a history of autism spectrum disorders who have achieved optimal outcomes. J Autism Dev Disord. 2014 Mar;44(3):648-63. PubMed PMID: 23982487; NIHMSID: NIHMS519672; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3948218
  • Rosenfeld ES, Pearlson GD, Sweeney JA, Tamminga CA, Keshavan MS, Nonterah C, Stevens MC. Prolonged hemodynamic response during incidental facial emotion processing in inter-episode bipolar I disorder. Brain Imaging Behav. 2014 Mar;8(1):73-86. PubMed PMID: 23975275; NIHMSID: NIHMS518621; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3944373
  • Troyb E, Orinstein A, Tyson K, Helt M, Eigsti IM, Stevens M, Fein D. Academic abilities in children and adolescents with a history of autism spectrum disorders who have achieved optimal outcomes. Autism. 2014 Apr;18(3):233-43. PubMed PMID: 24096312; NIHMSID: NIHMS701183; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4481875
  • Balodis IM, Grilo CM, Kober H, Worhunsky PD, White MA, Stevens MC, Pearlson GD, Potenza MN. A pilot study linking reduced fronto-Striatal recruitment during reward processing to persistent bingeing following treatment for binge-eating disorder. Int J Eat Disord. 2014 May;47(4):376-84. PubMed PMID: 24729034; NIHMSID: NIHMS528437; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3986812
  • Orinstein AJ, Stevens MC. Brain activity in predominantly-inattentive subtype attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder during an auditory oddball attention task. Psychiatry Res. 2014 Aug 30;223(2):121-8. PubMed PMID: 24953999; NIHMSID: NIHMS603407; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4120259
  • Narayanan B, O'Neil K, Berwise C, Stevens MC, Calhoun VD, et al. Resting state electroencephalogram oscillatory abnormalities in schizophrenia and psychotic bipolar patients and their relatives from the bipolar and schizophrenia network on intermediate phenotypes study. Biol Psychiatry. 2014 Sep 15;76(6):456-65. PubMed PMID: 24439302
  • Khadka S, Narayanan B, Meda SA, Gelernter J, Han S, Sawyer B, Aslanzadeh F, Stevens MC, Hawkins KA, Anticevic A, Potenza MN, Pearlson GD. Genetic association of impulsivity in young adults: a multivariate study. Transl Psychiatry. 2014 Sep 30;4:e451. PubMed PMID: 25268255; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4199418
  • Bessette KL, Nave AM, Caprihan A, Stevens MC. White matter abnormalities in adolescents with major depressive disorder. Brain Imaging Behav. 2014 Dec;8(4):531-41. PubMed PMID: 24242685
  • Witt ST, Stevens MC. Relationship between white matter microstructure abnormalities and ADHD symptomatology in adolescents. Psychiatry Res. 2015 May 30;232(2):168-74. PubMed PMID: 25795595; NIHMSID: NIHMS669687; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4417010
  • Orinstein AJ, Suh J, Porter K, De Yoe KA, Tyson KE, Troyb E, Barton ML, Eigsti IM, Stevens MC, Fein DA. Social Function and Communication in Optimal Outcome Children and Adolescents with an Autism History on Structured Test Measures. J Autism Dev Disord. 2015 Aug;45(8):2443-63. PubMed PMID: 25758821; NIHMSID: NIHMS703584; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4515156
  • Orinstein A, Tyson KE, Suh J, Troyb E, Helt M, Rosenthal M, Barton ML, Eigsti IM, Kelley E, Naigles L, Schultz RT, Stevens MC, Fein DA. Psychiatric Symptoms in Youth with a History of Autism and Optimal Outcome. J Autism Dev Disord. 2015 Nov;45(11):3703-14. PubMed PMID: 26155764; NIHMSID: NIHMS706615; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4609588
  • Book GA, Stevens MC, Assaf M, Glahn DC, Pearlson GD. Neuroimaging data sharing on the neuroinformatics database platform. Neuroimage. 2016 Jan 1;124(Pt B):1089-92. PubMed PMID: 25888923; NIHMSID: NIHMS681850; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4608854
  • Khadka S, Pearlson GD, Calhoun VD, Liu J, Gelernter J, Bessette KL, Stevens MC. Multivariate Imaging Genetics Study of MRI Gray Matter Volume and SNPs Reveals Biological Pathways Correlated with Brain Structural Differences in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Front Psychiatry. 2016;7:128. PubMed PMID: 27504100; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4959119
  • Eigsti IM, Stevens MC, Schultz RT, Barton M, Kelley E, et al. Language comprehension and brain function in individuals with an optimal outcome from autism. Neuroimage Clin. 2016;10:182-91. PubMed PMID: 26862477; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4707189
  • Troyb E, Knoch K, Herlihy L, Stevens MC, Chen CM, et al. Restricted and Repetitive Behaviors as Predictors of Outcome in Autism Spectrum Disorders. J Autism Dev Disord. 2016 Apr;46(4):1282-96. PubMed PMID: 26676629
  • Worhunsky PD, Dager AD, Meda SA, Khadka S, Stevens MC, et al. A Preliminary Prospective Study of an Escalation in 'Maximum Daily Drinks', Fronto-Parietal Circuitry and Impulsivity-Related Domains in Young Adult Drinkers. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2016 May;41(6):1637-47. PubMed PMID: 26514582; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4832027
  • Stevens MC, Gaynor A, Bessette KL, Pearlson GD. A preliminary study of the effects of working memory training on brain function. Brain Imaging Behav. 2016 Jun;10(2):387-407. PubMed PMID: 26138580; NIHMSID: NIHMS704804; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4698365
  • Balodis IM, Kober H, Worhunsky PD, Stevens MC, Pearlson GD, et al. Neurofunctional Reward Processing Changes in Cocaine Dependence During Recovery. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2016 Jul;41(8):2112-21. PubMed PMID: 26792441; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4908642
  • Choi J, Corcoran CM, Fiszdon JM, Stevens M, Javitt DC, et al. Pupillometer-Based Neurofeedback Cognitive Training to Improve Processing Speed and Social Functioning in Individuals at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis. Psychiatr Rehabil J. 2016 Aug 25;PubMed PMID: 27560455

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Michael Stevens, PhD
Mailing Address
200 Retreat Avenue
The Institute of Living

Hartford, CT 06106

Curriculum Vitae

Clinical Neuroscience & Development Laboratory