The People of the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center
The People of the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research
Michael C. Stevens, Ph.D
Director, Clinical Neuroscience and Development Laboratory
Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center
Director, Child & Adolescent Research
Hartford Hospital/The Institute of Living
Associate Professor (Adjunct)
Department of Psychiatry
Yale University School of Medicine
Whitehall Building - Institute of Living
Hartford CT 06106
Phone: 860-545-7700, ext 7552
Who Am I?
Dr. Michael C. Stevens directs two complementary programs of research. He leads the Clinical Neuroscience and Development Laboratory (LINK), which
uses neuroscience research techniques to understand the neurobiological
substrates of psychiatric illnesses that develop in childhood and
adolescence. He also is the director of Child and Adolescent Research for
The Institute of Living at Hartford Hospital. In this role, Dr. Michael C. Stevens is
responsible for overseeing and contributing to all pediatric psychiatric
research at the Institute.
Roles and Responsibilities include:
Objectives/Interests in Neuropsychiatry:
Developmental psychopathology and clinical neuroscience,
especially disruptive behavior disorders of childhood and adolescence and
their adult sequelae.
Identifying functionally-integrated neural systems in the
brain and determining how normal and pathological development influence how
ensembles of brain regions interact to form the substrates of cognition and
Changes in neural correlates of cognitive development across
the lifespan to help refine neurobiological models of cognitive development.
- The neurobiological basis for disrupted attention and
executive-functions in psychiatric disorders.
- A study of psychostimulant medication in AD/HD adolescents and
adults using fMRI, EEG, and neuropsychological assessment.
- Neurocognitive Correlates of Disruptive Behavior Disorders, a 5-year
NIMH funded study of AD/HD and Conduct Disorder using fMRI, EEG, and
- Diffusion Tensor Imaging study of mild head injury, relationships
with post-injury cognitive and psychosocial impairment.
- A study of the effect of structured cognitive therapy for adolescent
girls with PTSD on brain function measured by fMRI.
- Neurobiological factors contributing to impulsive suicidality in
adolescents with major depressive disorders.
- Different impulsivity phenotypes in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity
Disorder, a combined fMRI and genetic inquiry.
- A study of intramuscular olanzapine in the management of acute
agitation in pediatric residential psychiatric care.
Dr. Stevens' current
Fein, D., Stevens, M.C., Dunn,
M., Waterhouse, L., Allen, M., Rapin, I., & Feinstein, C. (1999).
of pervasive developmental disorder: Clinical characteristics. Child Neuropsychology, 5(1): 1-23.
Stevens, M.C., & Fein, D.,
Waterhouse, L.H. (2000). Season of birth effects in autism. Journal of
Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 22(3): 399-407.
Stevens, M.C., Fein, D., Dunn,
M., Allen, D., Waterhouse, L. H., Feinstein, C. & Rapin, I. (2000).
Subgroups of children with autism by cluster analysis: A longitudinal
examination. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent
Psychiatry, 39(3): 346-352
Stevens, M.C. Fein, D.A. &
Markus, E. (2001). Connecticut Pictorial Learning Test: A pictorial version
of the California Verbal Learning Test. Clinical Neuropsychologist 15(1):
Stevens, M.C., Kaplan, R.F. &
Bauer, L.O. (2001). Relationship of cognitive ability to the developmental
course of antisocial behavior in substance-dependent patients. Progress in
Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry 25(8): 1523-1536.
Kaplan, R.F. & Stevens, M.C.
(2002). A review of adult Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A
neuropsychological and neuroimaging perspective. CNS Spectrums, 7(5):
Stevens, M.C., Kaplan, R.F. &
Hesselbrock, V.M. (2003). Executive cognitive functioning in the development
of antisocial personality disorder. Addictive Behaviors, 28: 285-300
Taxel, P., Stevens, M.C.,
Trahiotis, M., Zimmerman, J., & Kaplan, R.F. (2004).
The effect of
short-term estradiol therapy on cognitive function in men receiving hormonal
suppression therapy for treatment of prostate cancer. American Journal of
Geriatric Psychiatry, 52(2): 269-273.
Calhoun, V.D., Stevens, M.C.,
Pearlson, G., & Kiehl, K.A. (2004). fMRI analysis with the General Linear
Model: Removal of latency-bias by using hemodynamic derivative terms.
Neuroimage, 22: 252-257.
Kiehl, K. A., Stevens, M.C.,
Laurens, K.R., Pearlson, G.D., & ., Liddle, P.F. (2005)
reflexive processing model of neurocognitive function: supporting evidence
from a large scale (n = 100) fMRI study of an auditory oddball task. Neuroimage, 25(3): 899-915.
Calhoun, V.D., Adali, T, Stevens,
M.C., Kiehl, K.A. & Pekar, J (2005). Semi-blind ICA of fMRI: A method for
utilizing hypothesis-derived time courses in a spatial ICA analysis.
NeuroImage, 25(2): 527-38.
Kiehl, K. A., Stevens, M. C., Celone, K., Kurtz, M. & Krystal, J.H. (2005).
Abnormal hemodynamics in
schizophrenia during an auditory oddball task. Biological Psychiatry, 57(9):
Stevens, M.C., Calhoun, V.D., &
Kiehl, K.A. (2005).
Hemispheric differences in hemodynamics elicited by
auditory oddball stimuli. NeuroImage, 26(3): 782-92.
M.C., Clark, V.P., Prestwood, K. (2005).
Low-dose estradiol alters brain
activity. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 139(3): 199-217.
Mandelbaum DE, Stevens M.C.,
Rosenberg E, Wiznitzer M, Steinschneider M, Filipek P, Rapin I. (2006)
Comparison of sensory/motor performance in school-age children with autism,
developmental language disorder or low IQ. Dev Med Child Neurol.
Stevens M.C., Calhoun V.D., Kiehl
K.A. (2005). fMRI in an oddball task: Effects of target-to-target interval.
Stevens M.C. (2005).
Functional neuroimaging in child and adolescent psychiatry. Conn Med. 69(9):561-570.
Astur, R.S., St. Germain, S., Tolin, D., Ford, J., Russell, D.,
Stevens, M.C. (2006).
predicts severity of post-traumatic stress disorder. CyberPsychology &
Behavior, 9, 234-239.
Stevens, M.C., Laurens, K.R.,
Liddle, P.F. & Kiehl, K.A. (2006) The hemodynamics of oddball processing
during single-tone and two-tone target detection tasks. Int J Psychophysiol
Stevens, M.C., Kiehl, K.A.,
Pearlson, G., Calhoun V.D. (in press)
Functional neural circuits for mental
timekeeping. Human Brain Mapping.
Stevens, M. C., Kiehl, K. A., Pearlson, G. D., & Calhoun, V. D.
(2007). Functional neural networks underlying response inhibition in adolescents
and adults. Behav Brain Res, 181(1), 12-22.
Stevens, M. C., Pearlson, G. D. & Kiehl, K. A. (2007). An fMRI
Auditory Oddball Study of Combined-Subtype Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity
Disorder. Am J Psychiatr. 164, 1-13.
Stevens, M. C., Kiehl, K. A., Pearlson, G. D., & Calhoun, V. D. (2007).
Brain network dynamics during error commission. Human Brain Mapping. Published
online, Nov 2, 2007
Jafri, M., Stevens, M.C., Pearlson, G., Calhoun, V.D. (2008).
A Method for functional
network connectivity among spatially independent resting-state components in
schizophrenia. Neuroimage, 39(4), 1666-81.