Journal Articles


Casey, J.L., Cservenka, A. (2020). Effects of frequent marijuana use on risky decision-making in young adult college students. Addictive Behaviors Reports, 11:110253.

Cavalli, J.M., Cservenka, A. (2020). Chronic marijuana use, inhibitory control, and processing speed in young adult college students. Cannabis, 3(1): 19-30.

Lahanas, S., Cservenka, A. (2019). Frequent marijuana use and cognitive flexibility in young adult college students. Journal of Drug and Alcohol Research, 8:236075.

Cservenka, A., Lahanas, S., Dotson-Bossert, J. (2018). Marijuana use and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis functioning in humans. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9:472.

Cservenka, A., Brumback, T. (2017). The burden of binge and heavy drinking on the brain: Effects on adolescent and young adult neural structure and function. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:1111.

Cservenka, A., Courtney, K.E., Ghahremani, D.G., Hutchison, K.E., Ray, L.A. (2017). Development, initial testing, and challenges of an ecologically valid reward prediction error fMRI task for alcoholism. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 52(5): 617-624.

Lim, A.C., Cservenka, A., Ray, L.A. (2017). Effects of alcohol dependence severity on neural correlates of delay discounting. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 52(4): 506-515.

Squeglia, L.M., Cservenka, A. (2017). Adolescence and drug use vulnerability: Findings from neuroimaging.  Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 13: 164-170.

Cservenka, A., Ray, L.A. (2017). Self-reported attentional and motor impulsivity are related to age at first methamphetamine use. Addictive Behaviors, 65: 7-12.

Bullock, K., Cservenka, A., Ray, L.A. (2017). Severity of alcohol dependence is negatively related to hypothalamic and prefrontal cortical gray matter density in heavy drinking smokers. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 43(3): 281-290.

Alarcón, G., Cservenka, A., Nagel, B.J. (2017). Adolescent neural response to reward is related to participant sex and task motivation. Brain and Cognition, 111: 51-62.

Cservenka, A., Yardley, M.M., Ray, L.A. (2017). Pharmacogenetics of alcoholism treatment: Implications of ethnic diversity. The American Journal on Addictions, 26(5): 516-525.

Jones, S.A., Cservenka, A., Nagel, B.J. (2016). Binge drinking impacts dorsal striatal response during decision making in adolescents. Neuroimage, 129: 378-388.

Cservenka, A. (2016). Neurobiological phenotypes associated with a family history of alcoholism. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 158: 8-21.

Cservenka, A., Jones, S.A., Nagel, B.J. (2015). Reduced cerebellar activity during reward processing in adolescent binge drinkers. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 16: 110-120.

Cservenka, A., Stein, H., Wilson, A.C., Nagel, B.J. (2015). Neurobiological phenotypes of familial chronic pain in adolescence: a pilot fMRI study. Journal of Pain, 16(9): 913-925.

Cservenka, A., Stroup, M.L., Etkin, A., Nagel, B.J. (2015). The effect of age, sex, and hormones on emotional conflict-related brain response during adolescence. Brain and Cognition, 99: 135-150.

Alarcón, G., Cservenka, A., Rudolph, M., Fair, D.A., Nagel, B.J. (2015). Developmental sex differences in resting state functional connectivity of amygdala sub-regions. Neuroimage, 115: 235-244.

Cservenka, A., Alarcón, G., Jones, S., Nagel, B.J. (2015). Advances in Human Neuroconnectivity Research. Special Section: Technologies for Translational Research. In Issue on Translational Research: Alcohol Research: Current Reviews. A National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Publication. 37(1): 89-95.

Cservenka, A., Gillespie, A., Michael, P.G., Nagel, B.J. (2015). Family history density of alcoholism relates to left nucleus accumbens volume in adolescent girls. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 76(1): 47-56.

Peraza, J., Cservenka, A., Herting, M.M., Nagel, B.J.(2015).Atypical parietal lobe activity to subliminal faces in youth with a family history of alcoholism. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 41(2): 139-145.

Alarcón, G., Cservenka, A., Fair, D.A., Nagel, B.J. (2014). Sex differences in the neural substrates of spatial working memory during adolescence are not mediated by endogenous testosterone. Brain Research, 1593: 40-54.

Cservenka, A., Fair, D.A., Nagel, B.J. (2014). Emotional processing and brain activity in youth at high risk for alcoholism. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 38(7): 1912-1923.

Cservenka, A., Casimo, K., Fair, D.A., Nagel, B.J. (2014). Resting state functional connectivity of the nucleus accumbens in youth with a family history of alcoholism. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 221(3): 210-219.

Mackiewicz Seghete, K., Cservenka, A., Herting, M.M., Nagel, B.J. (2013). Alterations in spatial working memory specific and task general brain regions in substance-naïve youth with a family history of alcoholism. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 37(3): 390-398.

Cservenka, A., Herting M.M., Mackiewicz Seghete, K.L., Hudson, K.A., Nagel, B.J. (2013). High and low sensation seeking adolescents show distinct patterns of brain activity during reward processing. Neuroimage, 66: 184-193.

Cservenka, A., Herting, M.M., Nagel, B.J. (2012). Atypical frontal lobe activity during verbal working memory in youth with a family history of alcoholism. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 123(1-3): 98-104.

Cservenka, A., Nagel, B.J. (2012). Risky decision-making: An fMRI study of youth at high risk for alcoholism. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 36(4): 604-615.

Cservenka, A., Spangler, E., Cote, D., Ryabinin A.E. (2010). Postnatal developmental profile of urocortin 1 and cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript in the perioculomotor region of C57BL/6J mice. Brain Research, 1319: 33-43.

Book Chapters


Cservenka, A., Nagel, B.J. (2016). Neuroscience of Alcohol for Addiction Medicine: Neurobiological Targets for Prevention and Intervention in Adolescents. In H. Ekhtiari & M. Paulus (Eds.), Progress in Brain Research (First Edit, Vol. 223, pp. 215-235). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Cservenka, A., Nguyen, T., Tapert, S.F., Nagel, B.J. (2015). Approaching Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Through Neuroscience, In S.W. Feldstein Ewing, K. Witkiewitz, & F.M. Filbey (Eds.), Neuroimaging and Psychosocial Addiction Treatment: An Integrative Guide for Researchers and Clinicians. Houndmills, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Cservenka, A., Nagel, B.J. (2015). Neurocognitive Functioning Among Adolescent Drug Users, In S.J. Wilson (Ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Cognitive Neuroscience and Addiction. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Nagel, B.J., Herting, M.M., Cservenka, A. (2012). Working Memory and Addictive Behavior, In T. P. Alloway & R. G. Alloway (Eds.), Working Memory: The Connected Intelligence. Frontiers of Cognitive Psychology Series. East Sussex, UK: Psychology Press.

Book Reviews


Cservenka, A. (2018). [Review of book Born to Be Wild: Why Teens Take Risks, and How We Can Help Keep Them Safe, by Jess P. Shatkin]. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 57(7): 528-530.