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Jennifer Suor PhD

Jennifer Suor
  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Institute for Juvenile Research
  • Department of Psychiatry
Gender Pronouns
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Contact Information
  • jesuor [at]
  • (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

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. PEACE Lab On-going
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. PEACE 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 Completed