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Elizabeth Ayer Olson, Ph.D.

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Available: 04/05/22, Expires: 06/01/23

I study alterations in decision-making and reward processing following exposure to stress and trauma. I use multimodal neuroimaging techniques (fMRI, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), resting state fMRI) and behavioral paradigms to examine mechanisms underlying stress-related changes in complex cognitive processes. My current research focuses on how changes in social reward valuation might affect social behavior in women exposed to interpersonal assault.

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  1. R01MH125852 (OLSON, ELIZABETH) Sep 20, 2021 - Jul 31, 2026
    Progressive social withdrawal in trauma-exposed older adolescents and young adults: neurocircuitry predictors
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. K23MH112873 (OLSON, ELIZABETH) Sep 14, 2017 - Aug 31, 2022
    Social Withdrawal Following Trauma Exposure: a Neuroeconomic Approach
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Sun D, Rakesh G, Clarke-Rubright EK, Haswell CC, Logue M, O'Leary EN, Cotton AS, Xie H, Dennis EL, Jahanshad N, Salminen LE, Thomopoulos SI, Rashid F, Ching CRK, Koch SBJ, Frijling JL, Nawijn L, van Zuiden M, Zhu X, Suarez-Jimenez B, Sierk A, Walter H, Manthey A, Stevens JS, Fani N, van Rooij SJH, Stein M, Bomyea J, Koerte I, Choi K, van de Werff SJA, Vermeiren RRJM, Herzog J, Lebois LAM, Baker JT, Ressler KJ, Olson EA, Straube T, Korgaonkar MS, Andrew E, Zhu Y, Li G, Ipser J, Hudson A, Peverill M, Sambrook K, Gordon E, Baugh L, Forster G, Simons R, Simons J, Magnotta V, Maron-Katz A, du Plessis S, Disner S, Davenport N, Grupe D, Nitschke J, deRoon-Cassini TA, Fitzgerald J, Krystal JH, Levy I, Olff M, Veltman DJ, Wang L, Neria Y, De Bellis MD, Jovanovic T, Daniels JK, Shenton M, van de Wee NJA, Schmahl C, Kaufman ML, Rosso IM, Sponheim SR, Hofmann DB, Bryant RA, Fercho KA, Stein DJ, Mueller SC, Phan L, McLaughlin KA, Davidson RJ, Larson C, May G, Nelson SM, Abdallah CG, Gomaa H, Etkin A, Seedat S, Harpaz-Rotem I, Liberzon I, Wang X, Thompson PM, Morey RA. Remodeling of the Cortical Structural Connectome in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Results from the ENIGMA-PGC PTSD Consortium. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2022 Mar 15. PMID: 35307575.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  2. Clausen AN, Fercho KA, Monsour M, Disner S, Salminen L, Haswell CC, Rubright EC, Watts AA, Buckley MN, Maron-Katz A, Sierk A, Manthey A, Suarez-Jimenez B, Olatunji BO, Averill CL, Hofmann D, Veltman DJ, Olson EA, Li G, Forster GL, Walter H, Fitzgerald J, Théberge J, Simons JS, Bomyea JA, Frijling JL, Krystal JH, Baker JT, Phan KL, Ressler K, Han LKM, Nawijn L, Lebois LAM, Schmaal L, Densmore M, Shenton ME, van Zuiden M, Stein M, Fani N, Simons RM, Neufeld RWJ, Lanius R, van Rooij S, Koch SBJ, Bonomo S, Jovanovic T, deRoon-Cassini T, Ely TD, Magnotta VA, He X, Abdallah CG, Etkin A, Schmahl C, Larson C, Rosso IM, Blackford JU, Stevens JS, Daniels JK, Herzog J, Kaufman ML, Olff M, Davidson RJ, Sponheim SR, Mueller SC, Straube T, Zhu X, Neria Y, Baugh LA, Cole JH, Thompson PM, Morey RA. Assessment of brain age in posttraumatic stress disorder: Findings from the ENIGMA PTSD and brain age working groups. Brain Behav. 2022 01; 12(1):e2413. PMID: 34907666.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  3. Rosso IM, Silveri MM, Olson EA, Eric Jensen J, Ren B. Regional specificity and clinical correlates of cortical GABA alterations in posttraumatic stress disorder. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2022 Apr; 47(5):1055-1062. PMID: 34675380.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  4. Wang X, Xie H, Chen T, Cotton AS, Salminen LE, Logue MW, Clarke-Rubright EK, Wall J, Dennis EL, O'Leary BM, Abdallah CG, Andrew E, Baugh LA, Bomyea J, Bruce SE, Bryant R, Choi K, Daniels JK, Davenport ND, Davidson RJ, DeBellis M, deRoon-Cassini T, Disner SG, Fani N, Fercho KA, Fitzgerald J, Forster GL, Frijling JL, Geuze E, Gomaa H, Gordon EM, Grupe D, Harpaz-Rotem I, Haswell CC, Herzog JI, Hofmann D, Hollifield M, Hosseini B, Hudson AR, Ipser J, Jahanshad N, Jovanovic T, Kaufman ML, King AP, Koch SBJ, Koerte IK, Korgaonkar MS, Krystal JH, Larson C, Lebois LAM, Levy I, Li G, Magnotta VA, Manthey A, May G, McLaughlin KA, Mueller SC, Nawijn L, Nelson SM, Neria Y, Nitschke JB, Olff M, Olson EA, Peverill M, Luan Phan K, Rashid FM, Ressler K, Rosso IM, Sambrook K, Schmahl C, Shenton ME, Sierk A, Simons JS, Simons RM, Sponheim SR, Stein MB, Stein DJ, Stevens JS, Straube T, Suarez-Jimenez B, Tamburrino M, Thomopoulos SI, van der Wee NJA, van der Werff SJA, van Erp TGM, van Rooij SJH, van Zuiden M, Varkevisser T, Veltman DJ, Vermeiren RRJM, Walter H, Wang L, Zhu Y, Zhu X, Thompson PM, Morey RA, Liberzon I. Cortical volume abnormalities in posttraumatic stress disorder: an ENIGMA-psychiatric genomics consortium PTSD workgroup mega-analysis. Mol Psychiatry. 2021 08; 26(8):4331-4343. PMID: 33288872.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Olson EA, Pizzagalli DA, Rosso IM. Social Anhedonia is Associated with Low Social Network Diversity in Trauma-Exposed Adults. J Trauma Stress. 2021 02; 34(1):241-247. PMID: 32816343.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Olson EA, Overbey TA, Ostrand CG, Pizzagalli DA, Rauch SL, Rosso IM. Childhood maltreatment experiences are associated with altered diffusion in occipito-temporal white matter pathways. Brain Behav. 2020 01; 10(1):e01485. PMID: 31773917.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Olson EA, Kaiser RH, Pizzagalli DA, Rauch SL, Rosso IM. Regional Prefrontal Resting-State Functional Connectivity in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2019 04; 4(4):390-398. PMID: 30449518.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Olson EA, Kaiser RH, Pizzagalli DA, Rauch SL, Rosso IM. Anhedonia in Trauma-Exposed Individuals: Functional Connectivity and Decision-Making Correlates. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2018 11; 3(11):959-967. PMID: 30409390.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Killgore WDS, Smith R, Olson EA, Weber M, Rauch SL, Nickerson LD. Emotional intelligence is associated with connectivity within and between resting state networks. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2017 10 01; 12(10):1624-1636. PMID: 28981827.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Webb CA, Olson EA, Killgore WDS, Pizzagalli DA, Rauch SL, Rosso IM. Rostral Anterior Cingulate Cortex Morphology Predicts Treatment Response to Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2018 03; 3(3):255-262. PMID: 29486867.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Olson EA, Cui J, Fukunaga R, Nickerson LD, Rauch SL, Rosso IM. Disruption of white matter structural integrity and connectivity in posttraumatic stress disorder: A TBSS and tractography study. Depress Anxiety. 2017 05; 34(5):437-445. PMID: 28294462.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Rosso IM, Killgore WD, Olson EA, Webb CA, Fukunaga R, Auerbach RP, Gogel H, Buchholz JL, Rauch SL. Internet-based cognitive behavior therapy for major depressive disorder: A randomized controlled trial. Depress Anxiety. 2017 03; 34(3):236-245. PMID: 28009467.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Demers LA, Olson EA, Crowley DJ, Rauch SL, Rosso IM. Dorsal Anterior Cingulate Thickness Is Related to Alexithymia in Childhood Trauma-Related PTSD. PLoS One. 2015; 10(10):e0139807. PMID: 26439117.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Rosso IM, Olson EA, Britton JC, Stewart SE, Papadimitriou G, Killgore WD, Makris N, Wilhelm S, Jenike MA, Rauch SL. Brain white matter integrity and association with age at onset in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder. Biol Mood Anxiety Disord. 2014; 4(1):13. PMID: 25540681.
    Citations: 10     
  15. Cui J, Tkachenko O, Gogel H, Kipman M, Preer LA, Weber M, Divatia SC, Demers LA, Olson EA, Buchholz JL, Bark JS, Rosso IM, Rauch SL, Killgore WD. Microstructure of frontoparietal connections predicts individual resistance to sleep deprivation. Neuroimage. 2015 Feb 01; 106:123-33. PMID: 25463450.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Olson EA, Weber M, Rauch SL, Killgore WD. Daytime Sleepiness Is Associated With Reduced Integration of Temporally Distant Outcomes on the Iowa Gambling Task. Behav Sleep Med. 2016; 14(2):200-11. PMID: 25396689.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Cui J, Olson EA, Weber M, Schwab ZJ, Rosso IM, Rauch SL, Killgore WD. Trait emotional suppression is associated with increased activation of the rostral anterior cingulate cortex in response to masked angry faces. Neuroreport. 2014 Jul 09; 25(10):771-6. PMID: 24858795.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Tkachenko O, Olson EA, Weber M, Preer LA, Gogel H, Killgore WD. Sleep difficulties are associated with increased symptoms of psychopathology. Exp Brain Res. 2014 May; 232(5):1567-74. PMID: 24496489.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Killgore WD, Olson EA, Weber M. Physical exercise habits correlate with gray matter volume of the hippocampus in healthy adult humans. Sci Rep. 2013 Dec 12; 3:3457. PMID: 24336512.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Killgore WD, Kipman M, Schwab ZJ, Tkachenko O, Preer L, Gogel H, Bark JS, Mundy EA, Olson EA, Weber M. Physical exercise and brain responses to images of high-calorie food. Neuroreport. 2013 Dec 04; 24(17):962-7. PMID: 24080950.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Menary K, Collins PF, Porter JN, Muetzel R, Olson EA, Kumar V, Steinbach M, Lim KO, Luciana M. Associations between cortical thickness and general intelligence in children, adolescents and young adults. Intelligence. 2013 Sep; 41(5):597-606. PMID: 24744452.
    Citations: 31     
  22. Schissel AM, Olson EA, Collins PF, Luciana M. Age-independent effects of pubertal status on behavioral constraint in healthy adolescents. Pers Individ Dif. 2011 Dec; 51(8):975-980. PMID: 25605982.
    Citations: 6     
  23. Schissel AM, Olson EA, Collins PF, Luciana M. . Age-independent effects of pubertal status on behavioral constraint in healthy adolescents. Pers Individ Dif. 2011; 51(8):975-980.
  24. Olson EA, Collins PF, Hooper CJ, Muetzel R, Lim KO, Luciana M. White matter integrity predicts delay discounting behavior in 9- to 23-year-olds: a diffusion tensor imaging study. J Cogn Neurosci. 2009 Jul; 21(7):1406-21. PMID: 18767918.
    Citations: 88     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Luciana M, Collins PF, Olson EA, Schissel AM. Tower of London performance in healthy adolescents: the development of planning skills and associations with self-reported inattention and impulsivity. Dev Neuropsychol. 2009; 34(4):461-75. PMID: 20183711.
    Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Olson EA, Hooper CJ, Collins P, Luciana M. Adolescents' performance on delay and probability discounting tasks: contributions of age, intelligence, executive functioning, and self-reported externalizing behavior. Pers Individ Dif. 2007 Nov; 43(7):1886-1897. PMID: 18978926.
    Citations: 74     
  27. Stone WS, Faraone SV, Seidman LJ, Olson EA, Tsuang MT. Searching for the liability to schizophrenia: concepts and methods underlying genetic high-risk studies of adolescents. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2005 Jun; 15(3):403-17. PMID: 16092907.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Olson E, Stark M, Chatterjee A. Evidence for a unimodal somatosensory attention system. Exp Brain Res. 2003 Jul; 151(1):15-23. PMID: 12739085.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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