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Kyle J. Jennette PhD

Kyle J. Jennette
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Neurology
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
Gender Pronouns
  • he/him
Contact Information
  • kjennett [at]
  • (312) 996-0501
  • Neuropsychiatric Institute (NPI)
    912 S. Wood St.
    Department of Psychiatry (MC 913)
    Chicago IL 60612

Dr. Jennette is Clinical Neuropsychologist and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Neurology at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. 

Dr. Jennette earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Flagler College, master’s degree in Gerontology from the University of South Florida, and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. He completed his Clinical Psychology Internship at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at UI Health. 

Dr. Jennette’s clinical interests include the neuropsychological assessment of complex medical/neurologic patient populations, neurosurgery, COVID-19, solid organ transplantation, and dementia. He has established outpatient specialty clinics for adults with memory concerns and candidates for organ transplantation surgery. 

Dr. Jennette’s research is broadly focused on correlates of executive functioning and memory across the lifespan. He is particularly interested in the relationship between health behaviors (e.g., aerobic exercise, sedentary behavior, medical treatment adherence), functional connectivity in the brain, and neurocognitive functioning. He is also interested in multidisciplinary translational research, functional neuroimaging, and the psychometric/diagnostic properties and clinical utility of neuropsychological tests (e.g., performance validity tests).

  • Graduate School
    Pre-doctoral Clinical Psychology Internship, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Graduate School
    Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
  • Graduate School
    M.A., Gerontology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • Undergraduate
    B.A., Psychology; Environmental Science, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL
  • psychiatry

    Inpatient and Outpatient Neuropsychological Assessment
    Solid Organ Transplantation
    Functional Neuroimaging
    Cognitive Endophenotypes of Alzheimer’s Disease
    Mild Cognitive Impairment/Dementia
    Neuropsychiatric Disorders 
    Performance Validity Testing
    Test Development/Validation
    Health Behavior and Aerobic Fitness
    Clinical Neuropsychology Training/Teaching
    Multidisciplinary Translational Research

  • 22. Ausloos-Lozano, J. E., Bing-Canar, H., Khan, H., Singh, P. G., Wisinger, A. M., Rauch, A. A., Ogram Buckley, C. M., Petry, L. G., Jennette, K. J., Soble, J. R., & Resch, Z. J. (in press). Assessing performance validity during attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder evaluations: Cross-validation of select non-memory embedded validity indicators. Developmental Neuropsychology.

    21. Khan, H., Rauch, A. A., Obolsky, M. A., Skymba, H., Barwegen, K. C., Wisinger, A. M., Ovsiew, G. P., Jennette, K. J., Soble, J. R., & Resch, Z. J. (in press). A comparison of embedded validity indicators from the Stroop Color and Word Test among adults referred for clinical evaluation of suspected or confirmed attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Psychological Assessment.

    20. Bing-Canar, H., Phillips, M., Shields A., Ogram Buckley, C., Chang, F., Khan, H., Skymba, H., Ovsiew, G., Resch, Z., Jennette, K.J. & Soble, J. (in press) Cross-validation of multiple WAIS-IV digit span embedded performance validity indices among a large sample of Adult Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder clinical referrals

    19. Stocks, J. K., Shields, A. N., DeBoer, A. B., Cerny, B. M., Ogram Buckley, C. M., Ovsiew, G. P., Jennette, K. J., Resch, Z. J., Basurto, K. S., Song, W., Pliskin, N. H., & Soble, J. R. (in press). The impact of visual learning and memory impairment on Victoria Symptom Validity Test performance: A known-groups analysis. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult.

    18. Soble, J. R., Cerny, B. M., Ovsiew, G. P., Rhoads, T., Reynolds, T. P., Sharp, D. W., Jennette, K. J., Marceaux, J. C., O’Rourke, J. J. F., Critchfield, E. A., & Resch, Z. J. (in press). Comparing the Independent and Aggregated Accuracy of Trial 1 and the First 10-Items of the TOMM for Detecting Invalid Neuropsychological Test Performance Across Civilian and Veteran Clinical Samples. Perceptual and Motor Skills.

    17. Leib, S., Keezer, R., Cerny, B., Holbrook, L., Gallagher, V., Jennette, K.J., Ovsiew, G., Soble, J. (In Press). Distinct Latent Profiles of Working Memory and Processing Speed in Adults with ADHD. Developmental Neuropsychology.

    16. González, D., Gonzales, M., Jennette, K.J., Soble, R. & Fongang, B. (in press) Cognitive screening with functional assessment improves diagnostic accuracy and attenuates bias. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring.

    15. Keezer, R.D., Leib S., I, Scimeca L. M., Smith J. T., Holbrook L. R., Sharp D. W., Jennette K. J., Ovsiew G. P., Resch Z. J., Soble J. R. (in press) Masking Effect of High IQ on the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test in an Adult Sample with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult

    14. Abramson, D., White, D., Rhoads, T., Carter, D., Hansen, N., Resch, Z., Jennette, K.J., Ovsiew, G. & Soble, R. (in press) Cross-validating the Dot Counting Test among an Adult ADHD Clinical Sample and Analyzing the Effect of ADHD subtype and Comorbid Psychopathology. Assessment

    13. Rhoads, T., Leib, S. I., Resch, Z. J., Basurto, K. S., Castillo, L. R., Jennette, K. J., & Soble, J. R. (2021). Relative Rates of Invalidity for the Test of Memory Malingering and the Dot Counting Test Among Spanish-Speaking Patients Residing in the USA. Psychological Injury and Law.

    12. Scimeca, L. M., Holbrook, L., Rhoads, T., Cerny, B. M., Jennette, K. J., Resch, Z. J., Obolsky, M. A., Ovsiew, G. P. & Soble, J. R. (in press). Examining Conners Continuous Performance Test-3 (CPT-3) embedded performance validity indicators in an adult clinical sample referred for ADHD evaluation. Developmental Neuropsychology. 46(5), 1-13.

    11. Rhoads, T., Neale, A. C., Resch, Z. J., Cohen, C. D., Keezer, R. D., Cerny, B. M., Jennette, K.J., Ovsiew, G. P., & Soble, J. R. (in press). Psychometric Implications of Failure on One Performance Validity Test: A Cross-Validation Study to Inform Criterion Group Definition. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.

    10. Cohen, C. D., Rhoads, T., Keezer, R. D., Jennette, K.J., Williams, C. P., Hansen, N. D., Ovsiew, G. P., Resch, Z. J. & Soble, J. R. (2021; in press) All of the accuracy in half of the time: Assessing abbreviated versions of the Test of Memory Malingering in the context of verbal and visual memory impairment.

    9. Ovsiew, G., Carter, D., Rhoads, T., Resch, Z., Jennette, K.J., Soble, R. (2021; in press) Concordance between Standard and Abbreviated Administrations of the Test of Memory Malingering: Implications for Streamlining Performance Validity Assessment. Psychological Injury and Law.

    8. Jennette, K.J., Williams, C., Resch, Z., Ovsiew, G., Durkin, N., O’Rourke, J., Marceaux, J., Critchfield, E. & Soble, R. (2021). Assessment of Differential Neurocognitive Performance Based on the Number of Performance Validity Tests Failures: A Cross-Validation Study across Multiple Mixed Clinical Samples. The Clinical Neuropsychologist.

    7. Leib, S, I., Schieszler-Ockrassa, C., White, D. J., Gallaher, V. T., Carter, D. A., Basurto, K. S., Ovsiew, G. P., Resch, Z. J., Jennette, K.J., Soble, J. R. (2021) Concordance between the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) and Clinical Assessment of Attention Deficit-Adult (CAT-A) over-reporting validity scales for detecting invalid ADHD symptom reporting. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult

    6. Soble, J. R., Sharp, D. W., Carter, D. A., Jennette, K.J., Resch, Z. J., Ovsiew, G. P., & Critchfield, E. A. (2021). Cross-validation of a forced-choice validity indicator to enhance the clinical utility of the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test. Psychological Assessment.

    5. Cerny, B. M., Rhoads, T., Leib, S. I., Jennette, K.J., Basurto, K. S., Durkin, N. M., Ovsiew, G. P., Resch, Z. J. & Soble, J. R. (2021) Mean response latency indices on the Victoria Symptom Validity Test do not contribute meaningful predictive value over accuracy scores for detecting invalid performance. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult.

    4. Cerny, B. M., Resch, Z. J., Rhoads, T., Jennette, K.J., Singh, P., Ovsiew, G. P. & Soble, J. R. (2021) Examining traditional and novel validity indicators from the Medical Symptom Validity Test across levels of verbal and visual memory impairment. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 37(1), 146-159.

    3. Pedraza, O., Allen, M., Jennette, K.J., Carrasquillo, M., Crook, J., Serie, D., Pankratz, V., Palusak, R., Nguyen, T., Malphrus, K., Ma, L., Bisceglio, G., Roberts, R., Lucas, J., Ivnik, R., Smith, G., Graff-Radford, N., Petersen, R., Younkin, S. & Ertekin-Taner, N. (2014). Evaluation of memory endophenotypes for association with CLU, CR1, and PICALM variants in black and white subjects. Alzheimer's & Dementia, 10(2), 205-213.

    2. Rudd, M., Jennette, K.J., Duey, B., Selman, A., & Seron, T. (2013). The effects of increased acidity on the shell integrity and body size of c. virginica: A comparison of oyster populations in Northeast Florida. The Journal of Young Investigators, 25 (2).

    1. Pedraza, O., Allen, M., Jennette, K.J., Crook, J., Carrasquillo, M., Palusak, R., Nguyen, T., Malphrus, K., Ivnik, R., Smith, G., Knopman, D., Pankratz, S., Graff-Radford, N., Roberts, R., Petersen, R., Younkin, S. & Ertekin-Taner, N. (2011) Evaluation of cognitive endophenotypes for association with CLU, CR1 and PICALM LOAD risk genes. Alzheimer's & Dementia, 7(4), S191-S1920.

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03/29/2023 Topic to be posted soon. Upcoming Event