B.A. (Hon.), Queen’s University, 2006
M.Sc., Queen’s University, 2009
Ph.D., Queen’s University, 2014
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My research aims to understand and quantify vulnerability to suicidal and self-injurious behavior in youth across distinct units of analysis (e.g., environmental circumstances, behavior, physiology). My ongoing projects focus on how individual differences in executive functioning, trait impulsivity, stressful life events (particularly peer rejection), reward responsiveness, and other variables may contribute to the escalation from suicidal thinking to action in adolescents and young adults.
Google Scholar Page: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=Z3E-sMMAAAAJ&hl=en
Open Science Framework (OSF) Page: https://osf.io/tm7ce/
Publications from last three years:
(Note: Supervised students are underlined)
Zheng, S., Stewart, J. G., Bagby, R. M., & Harkness, K. L. (2021). Specific early maladaptive schemas differentiate among childhood maltreatment types and their relation to proximal life events and depression severity. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy. Advance online publication. https://doi-org.proxy.queensu.ca/10.1002/cpp.2681
Alqueza, K. L., Pagliaccio, D., Durham, K., Srinivasan, A., Stewart, J. G., & Auerbach, R. P. (2021). Suicidal thoughts and behaviors among adolescent inpatients. Archives of Suicide Research. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/13811118.2021.1999874
Allison, G. O., Benau, E. M., Asbaghi, S., Pagliacco, D., *Stewart, J. G., & *Auerbach, R. P. (2021). Neurophysiological markers of negative self-referential processing differentiate adolescent suicide ideators and attempter. Biological Psychiatry: Global Open Science, 1, 16-27. *equal contributions as senior authors
Armstrong, T. A., Stewart, J. G., Dalmaijer, E. S., Rowe, M., Danielson, S., Engel, M., Bailey, B., & Morris, M. (2020). I’ve seen enough! Prolonged and repeated exposure to disgusting stimuli increases oculomotor avoidance. Emotion, Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/emo0000919
Vallati, M., Cunningham, S., Mazurka, R., Stewart, J. G., Larocque, C., Milev, R. V., Kennedy, S. H., & Harkness, K. L. (2020). Childhood maltreatment and the clinical characteristics of major depressive disorder in adolescence and adulthood. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. E-Pub ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1037/abn0000521.
Allen, K. J. D., Sammon, M. M. L., Fox, K. R., & Stewart, J. G. (2020). Emotional response inhibition: A shared neurocognitive deficit in eating disorder symptoms and nonsuicidal self-injury. Brain Sciences, 10, 104.
Stewart, J. G., Polanco-Roman, L., Duarte, C. S., & Auerbach, R. P. (2019). Cognitive processes implicated in adolescent suicidal thoughts and behaviors: Applying an RDoC framework for conceptualizing risk. Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports, 6, 188-196.
Lord, K. A., Harkness, K. L., Suvak, M. K., & Stewart, J. G. (2020). The affective dynamics of reassurance-seeking in real-time interactions. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 37, 676-694.
Zambrowicz, R., Stewart, J. G., Cosby, E., Esposito, E. C., Pridgen, B., & Auerbach, R. P. (2019). Inpatient psychiatric care outcomes for adolescents: A test of clinical and psychosocial moderators. Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 4, 357-368.
Stewart, J. G., Singleton, P., Benau, E. M., Foti, D., Allchurch, H., Kaplan, C., Aguirre, B., & Auerbach, R. P. (2019). Electrocortical reactivity to losses and rewards among female adolescents and young adults with Borderline Personality Disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 128, 610-621.
Wilson, K. M., Millner, A. J., Auerbach, R. P., Glenn, C. R., Kearns, J. C., Najmi, S., O’Connor, R. C., Stewart, J. G., & Cha, C. B. (2019). Investigating the psychometric properties of the Suicide Stroop Task. Psychological Assessment, 31, 1052-1061.
Stewart, J. G., Shields, G. S., Esposito, E. C., Cosby, E. A., Allen, N. B., Slavich, G. M., & Auerbach, R. P. (2019) Life stress and suicide in adolescents. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 47, 1707-1722.
Slavich, G. M., Stewart, J. G., Esposito, E. C., Shields, G. S., & Auerbach, R. P. (2019). The Stress and Adversity Inventory for adolescents: Associations with mental health and physical health, risky behaviors, and psychiatric diagnoses in youth seeking treatment. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 60, 998-1009.
Bouchard, K. N., Stewart, J. G., Boyer, S. C., Holden, R. R., & Pukall, C. F. (2019). Sexuality and personality correlates of willingness to participate in sex research. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 28, 26-37.
Cunningham, S., Goff, C., Bagby, R. M., Stewart, J. G., Larcoque, C., Mazurka, R., Wynne-Edwards, K. E., Strauss, J., Ravindran, A., & Harkness, K. L. (2019). Maternal- versus paternal-perpetrated maltreatment and risk for sexual and peer victimization revictimization in young women with depression. Child Abuse and Neglect, 89, 111-121.
Vegara, G. A., Stewart, J. G., Cosby, E. A., Lincoln, S. H., & Auerbach, R. P. (2019). Non-suicidal self-injury and suicide in depressed adolescents: Impact of peer victimization and bullying. Journal of Affective Disorders, 245, 744-749.
Moran, L. R., Kaplan, C., Aguirre, B., Galen, G., Stewart, J. G., Tarlow, N., & Auerbach, R. P. (2018). Treatment Effects Following Residential Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents with Borderline Personality Disorder. Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 3, 117-128.
Villegas, A. C., DuBois, C. M., Celano, C. M., Beale, E. E., Mastromauro, C. A., Stewart, J. G., Auerbach, R. P., Huffman, J. C., & Hoeppner, B. B. (2018). A longitudinal investigation of the Concise Health Risk Tracking Self-Report (CHRT-SR) in suicidal patients during and after hospitalization. Psychiatry Research, 262, 558-565.
Bondy, E., Stewart, J. G., Hajcak, G., Weinberg, A., Tarlow, N., Mittal, V. A., & Auerbach, R. P. (2018). Emotion processing in female youth: Testing the stability of the late positive potential. Psychophysiology, 5, 2977.
Stewart, J. G., Valeri, L., Esposito, E. C., & Auerbach, R. P. (2018). Peer victimization and suicidal thoughts and behaviors in depressed adolescents. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 46, 581-596.