Graduate Student, Clinical
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Jennifer Hoots (she/her) is a doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology Program. Her research interests include stress, cognition, and reward processing in substance use disorders. Current work focuses on the role of stress and temporal decision-making in problematic alcohol use. She is also pursuing clinical training in adult neuropsychology.
Advisor: Dr. Margaret "Megin" Wardle
Hoots, J. K., Webber, H. E., Nunez, C., Cooper, J. A., Lopez-Gamundi, P., Lawlor, V. M., Lane, S. D., Treadway, M. T. & Wardle, M. C. (2021). Acute drug effects differentially predict desire to take dextroamphetamine again for work and recreation. Psychopharmacology, advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00213-021-05897-6
Soder, H. E., Cooper, J. A., Lopez-Gamundi, P., Hoots, J. K., Nunez, C., Lawlor, V. M., Lane, S. D., Treadway, M. T., & Wardle, M. C. (2021). Dose-response effects of d-amphetamine on effort-based decision-making and reinforcement learning. Neuropsychopharmacology, 46(6), 1078–1085. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41386-020-0779-8
2022, Dr. David B. Henry Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, University of Illinois - Chicago
2021, Graduate Research Award, University of Illinois - Chicago
2021, Early Career Investigator Travel Award, College on Problems of Drug Dependence
B.A. Biological Sciences, Cornell University, May 2016
Concentration in Neurobiology and Behavior, Minor in Psychology
Hoots, J. K., Holden, C., Lane, S. D., Schmitz, J. M., & Wardle, M. C. (2022, June 11-15). Addiction Severity and Language-Based Temporal Perspective in Cocaine Use Disorder [Poster presentation]. Annual Meeting for the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Minneapolis, MN, United States.
Hoots, J. K. (2022, April 15). Leukodystrophies [Oral presentation]. University of Chicago Adult Neuropsychology Case Conference Series, Chicago, IL, United States.
Hoots, J. K., Yoon, J. H., Lane, S. D., Schmitz, J. M., & Wardle, M. C. (2021, June 21-24). Now or later? Depression, anhedonia, and decision-making in cocaine use disorder [Poster presentation]. Annual Meeting for the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Virtual.
Hoots, J. K., Wardle, M. C., & de Wit, H. (2019, October 19-23). Naltrexone does not alter willingness to exert effort in a monetary reward task [Poster presentation]. Annual Meeting for the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL, United States.