Jillian Hardee, Ph.D.

Michigan Neuroscience Institute Affiliate
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

2901D Rachel Upjohn Building
Ann Arbor MI 48105



Dr. Hardee is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry as well as a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology. She has extensive experience with neuroimaging, primarily functional magnetic resonance imaging. Her research investigates the neurobiological and behavioral comorbidities of risk for substance use disorders in both adolescents and young adults, as well as sex differences in the neural circuitry associated with risk for substance use and problem alcohol use.  Dr. Hardee is also interested in developmental brain changes that are hypothesized to play in a central role in changes in alcohol consumption during the mid-20s, as most individuals will naturally mature out of heavy alcohol use while some will persist or escalate in their drinking. 

Areas of Interest

  • Neural sex differences in the risk for substance abuse
  • Functional neuroimaging
  • Inhibitory control
  • Emotion processing
  • Maturing out


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, George Mason University
  • Ph.D., Neuroscience, West Virginia University
  • B.S., Biology, West Virginia University

Published Articles or Reviews

    • Lichenstein SD, Manco N, Cope LM, Egbo L, Garrison KA, Hardee JE, Hillmer AT, Reeder K, Stern E, Worhunsky P, Yip SW. Systematic review of structural and functional neuroimaging studies of adolescent cannabis use: Evidence from 88 studies and 7,768 participants. Neuropsychopharmacology. 47(5):1000-1028.
    • Hardee JE, Phaneuf C, Cope LM, Zucker RA, Gearhardt AN, Heitzeg MM (2020). Neural correlates of inhibitory control in youth with symptoms of food addiction. Appetite.148:104578. 
    • Hardee JE, Cope LM, Martz ME, Heitzeg MM (2018). Review of neurobiological influences on externalizing and internalizing pathways to alcohol use disorder. Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports. 5(4):249–262. 
    • Hardee JE, Cope LM, Soules M, Steinberg D, Zubieta J-K, Zucker RA, Welsh RC, Nichols TE, Heitzeg MM (2017). Sex differences in the development of emotion circuitry in adolescents at risk for substance abuse: A longitudinal fMRI study. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. 12(6):965–75. 

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