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Jennifer Suor PhD

Jennifer Suor
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Department of Psychiatry
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  • jesuor [at]

Dr. Jennifer Suor is a postdoctoral fellow in the FAMLAB. Dr.  Suor completed her predoctoral psychology internship at the University of Illinois at Chicago (2018-2019). She received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Rochester, with emphasis in developmental psychopathology. Her program of research broadly focuses on elucidating the multilevel processes (e.g., family, socioeconomic, cognitive, biological) that shape self-regulation across child and adolescent development, particularly in relation to mental and health-risk behavior outcomes. This work is supported by a NICHD F32 postdoctoral fellowship. Her goal is for this work to further clarify family and biological mechanisms that can be targeted in preventive interventions for at-risk youth.

Title Description Investigator(s) Category Status
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. Families, Affective Neuroscience, and Mood Disorders (FAM) Lab On-going
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 On-going