- Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
- Institute for Juvenile Research
- Department of Psychiatry
- jesuor [at] uic.edu
- (312) 355-3871
School of Public Health / Psychiatric Institute (SPHPI)
1601 W. Taylor St.
SPHPI MC 912
Chicago IL 60612
- Room #:452
Dr. Jennifer Suor, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois – Chicago. Dr. Suor is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Illinois. Dr. Suor received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rochester, with emphasis in developmental psychopathology. Dr. Suor completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois – Chicago.
Dr. Suor’s program of research broadly focuses on elucidating the multilevel processes (e.g., socioeconomic, parenting, neurocognitive, psychophysiological) that shape self-regulation and mental health outcomes across child and adolescent development. The goal of her work is to further clarify parenting and biological mechanisms that can be targeted and modified by preventive interventions in order to reduce mental health risk in children living in stressful environments.
Early life adversity; parenting; poverty; child maltreatment; affective neuroscience; event-related potentials; psychophysiology; child development; childhood psychopathology; preventive interventions
Suor JH, Granros M, Calentino AE, Phan KL, Burkhouse KL. The interplay of childhood maltreatment and maternal depression in relation to the reward positivity in youth. Dev Psychopathol. 2023 Feb;35(1):168-178. doi: 10.1017/S0954579421000857. Epub 2021 Nov 11. PubMed PMID: 36914290; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC10014903.
Suor JH, Calentino AE, Granros M, Burkhouse KL. Maternal Error-Related Negativity Relationship With Offspring Error-Related Negativity and Negative Parenting Styles: A Novel Model of Internalizing Psychopathology Risk. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2022 Apr;7(4):435-442. doi: 10.1016/j.bpsc.2021.10.007. Epub 2021 Oct 21. PubMed PMID: 34688921; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8995320.
Suor JH, Granros M, Kujawa A, Fitzgerald KD, Monk CS, Phan KL, Burkhouse KL. The moderating role of externalizing problems on the association between anxiety and the error-related negativity in youth. Dev Psychobiol. 2021 May;63(4):782-792. doi: 10.1002/dev.22023. Epub 2020 Aug 2. PubMed PMID: 32743851; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7855835.
^Feurer C, Suor JH, Jimmy J, Klumpp H, Monk CS, Phan KL, Burkhouse KL. Differences in cortical thinning across development among individuals with and without anxiety disorders. Depress Anxiety. 2021 Mar;38(3):372-381. doi: 10.1002/da.23096. Epub 2020 Oct 1. PubMed PMID: 33001526; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7920900.
Suor JH, Jimmy J, Monk CS, Phan KL, Burkhouse KL. Parsing differences in amygdala volume among individuals with and without social and generalized anxiety disorders across the lifespan. J Psychiatr Res. 2020 Sep;128:83-89. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2020.05.027. Epub 2020 May 30. PubMed PMID: 32544774; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7483375.
Suor JH, Sturge-Apple ML, Davies PT, Jones-Gordils HR. The interplay between parenting and temperament in associations with children's executive function. J Fam Psychol. 2019 Oct;33(7):841-850. doi: 10.1037/fam0000558. Epub 2019 Jul 22. PubMed PMID: 31328944; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6776672.
Suor JH, Sturge-Apple ML, Jones-Gordils HR. Parsing profiles of temperamental reactivity and differential routes to delay of gratification: A person-based approach. Dev Psychopathol. 2019 Feb;31(1):341-360. doi: 10.1017/S0954579417001894. Epub 2018 Mar 1. PubMed PMID: 29493483; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6119548.
Suor JH, Sturge-Apple ML, Davies PT, Cicchetti D. A life history approach to delineating how harsh environments and hawk temperament traits differentially shape children's problem-solving skills. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2017 Aug;58(8):902-909. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12718. Epub 2017 Mar 22. PubMed PMID: 28326540; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5513763.
Sturge-Apple ML, Suor JH, Davies PT, Cicchetti D, Skibo MA, Rogosch FA. Vagal Tone and Children's Delay of Gratification: Differential Sensitivity in Resource-Poor and Resource-Rich Environments. Psychol Sci. 2016 Jun;27(6):885-93. doi: 10.1177/0956797616640269. Epub 2016 Apr 26. PubMed PMID: 27117276; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4980149.
Sturge-Apple ML, Suor JH, Skibo MA. Maternal child-centered attributions and harsh discipline: the moderating role of maternal working memory across socioeconomic contexts. J Fam Psychol. 2014 Oct;28(5):645-54. doi: 10.1037/fam0000023. Epub 2014 Sep 15. PubMed PMID: 25221969; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4318501.
|Early Life Adversity and Neurobiological Pathways to Mental Health Outcomes in Early Childhood||The goal of this project is to use a novel multiple levels of analysis approach to explicate if brain-behavioral indicators of EF and biomarkers of inflammation mediate relations between early life adversity (ELA; poverty, trauma, harsh caregiving, family stress) and early childhood mental health problems, and evaluate specificity in etiologic pathways.||
|Improving Brain-Behavior Markers of Preschool Executive Function through a Group-Based Parenting Intervention for Low-Income Families||This project is conducting a mechanistic randomized clinical trial to determine whether neural-behavioral indices of childhood EF (EEG, behavior survey) is an experimental therapeutic target through which parent participation in the Chicago Parent Program decreases disruptive behavior problems in preschool-age children living in urban poverty.||
|Pathways Linking Maternal Depression to Mental and Physical Health Outcomes among Offspring during Early Childhood||This pilot study explores brain-behavioral mechanisms through which maternal depression eventuates in psychopathology and poor physical health among offspring during early childhood (ages 5 to 6).||
||Families, Affective Neuroscience, and Mood Disorders (FAM) Lab||On-going|
|Predicting and Preventing High-Risk Adolescent Behavior||The goal of this project is to delineate whether enhanced reward positivity (RewP) ERP component, an indicator of heightened sensitivity to reward feedback, predicts increased risky sexual behavior (RSB) over an 18-month follow-up period in a sample of 80 adolescent girls (ages 12-16); half of the sample have mothers with histories of major depression.||
||Families, Affective Neuroscience, and Mood Disorders (FAM) Lab||Completed|
|11/03/2022||13th Annual Research Extravaganza Poster Winners|
|11/12/2019||Dr. Burkhouse Dr. Burkhouse (with Co-I’s Dr. Suor, Dr. Stange, Dr. Van Voorhees, and Dr. Caskey) received a CCTS Pilot Grant Award||Center for Clinical & Translational Sciences|