The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Stacie Warren

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Clinical psychology, psychopathology, executive function, emotion regulation, cognitive and affective neuroscience; cognitive training

Curriculum Vitae


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-3818
Office: GR_4.804
Campus Mail Code: GR41


Dr. Stacie Warren’s interdisciplinary program of research investigates processes, mechanisms, and psychosocial contexts involved in the development and course of psychopathology, particularly anxiety and depression across childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. As a lifespan neuropsychologist with affective neuroscience expertise, Dr. Warren’s research delineates how cognitive processes (e.g., executive function, attention, cognitive control), emotional factors (e.g., positive and negative affect), and how different dimensions of adversity (e.g., poverty, environmental or interpersonal trauma, family conflict, attachment, uncertainty) contribute to emotion dysregulation and psychopathology. She uses converging evidence from behavior (e.g., neuropsychological testing, laboratory performance tasks), clinical interviews, self- and informant-report measures, noninvasive systems neuroscience (fMRI, rsfMRI), and computational modeling. As a clinical scientist, a long-term goal of her research is to integrate basic science research with prevention and clinical intervention. To this end, some of her recent work focuses on identifying transdiagnostic processes to distinguish specific features of anxiety and mood symptoms, their developmental trajectories, the behaviors they generate, and their impact on treatment response. Dr. Warren completed her undergraduate training at California State University, Long Beach, and received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. She completed her pre-doctoral clinical psychology internship and neuropsychology residency at St. Louis VA Health Care System.

Recent and Selected Representative Publications

Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals (* denotes advisee)

Liu*, K., Droncheff, B., & Warren, S. L. (2022). Predictive utility of symptom measures in classifying anxiety and depression: A machine-learning approach. Psychiatry Research, 312.

Thompson*, R. C., Montena*, A. L., Liu*, K., Watson*, J., & Warren, S. L. (2022). Associations of family distress, family income, and acculturation on pediatric cognitive performance using the NIH Toolbox: Implications for clinical and research settings. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 37(4), 798-813.

Geller*, W. N., Liu*, K. & Warren, S. L. (2021). Specificity of anhedonic alterations in resting-state network connectivity and structure: A transdiagnostic approach. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 317, 111349.

Cai, W., Warren, S. L., Duberg, K., Pennington, B., Hinshaw, S., & Menon, V. (2021). Latent brain state dynamics distinguish behavioral variability, impaired decision-making, and inattention. Molecular Psychiatry, 1-14.

Warren, S. L., Heller, W., & Miller, G. A. (2021). The structure of executive dysfunction in depression and anxiety. Journal of Affective Disorders, 279, 208-216.

Warren, S. L., Zhang, Y., Duberg, K., Mistry, P., Cai, W., Quin, S., Bostan, S. N., Padmanabhan, A., Carrion, V. G., & Menon, V. (2020). Anxiety and stress alter decision-making dynamics and causal amygdala-dorsolateral prefrontal cortex interactions during emotion regulation in children. Biological Psychiatry, 88(7), 576-586.