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Evelyn Stewart

Evelyn Stewart

Associate Professor, Psychiatry
Faculty of Medicine
UBC – BCMHARI
604-875-2000 ext 4725
evelyn.stewart@ubc.ca

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Description of Research Program

I am a translational clinical and genetic researcher and a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. My research primarily focuses on genetic, phenotypic, and developmental aspects of childhood neuropsychiatric disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). My clinical, teaching, and research efforts focus on the interplay and translation between genetic, developmental, clinical, and familial aspects of OCD and related neuropsychiatric conditions throughout the lifespan.

My current collaborative research focuses on developing clinical applications for genome data in OCD; investigating brain function, structure and genes in OCD; and conducting a genome-association study to genotype one million single nucleotide polymorphisms along the DNA of OCD cases and their parents or controls.

My team and I aim to build a collaborative, multidisciplinary, BC Children’s Hospital-UBC clinic and research program that focuses on the needs of children and families affected by OCD, while adopting a lifespan approach.

Research Information

Mental Illness / Substance

Anxiety disorders, Neuropsychiatric disorders, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Tourette’s disorder

Area of Research

Developmental trajectories, Genetics, Genome-wide association studies (GWAS), Neuroimaging, Translational research

Selected Publications

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Britton, JC; Rauch, SL; Rosso, IM; Killgore, WDS; Price, LM; Ragan, J; Chosak, A; Hezel, DM; Pine, DS; Leibenluft, E; Pauls, DL; Jenike, MA; Stewart, SE. Cognitive Inflexibility and Frontal-Cortical Activation in Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2010; 49(9):944-953.

Stewart SE, Beresin C, Haddad S, Egan Stack D, Fama J, Jenike MA. Predictors of Family Accommodation in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry. 2008; 20:65-70.

Stewart SE, Rosario-Campos MC, Baer L, Carter A, Brown TA, Scharf JM, Illmann C, Leckman JF, Sukhodolsky D, Katsovitch L, Rasmussen S, Goodman W, Delorme R, Leboyer M, Chabane N, Jenike MA, Geller DA, Pauls DL. Four-Factor Structure of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Symptoms in Children, Adolescents and Adults. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2008; 47(7):763-72.

Stewart SE, Platko J, Fagerness J, Birns J, Jenike E, Smoller JW, Perlis R, Leboyer M, Delorme R, Chabane N, Rauch SL, Jenike MA, Pauls DL. A Genetic Family-Based Association Study of OLIG2 in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Archives of General Psychiatry. 2007; 64(2):209-214.

Stewart SE, Geller DA, Jenike MA, Pauls D, Shaw D, Mullin B, Faraone SV.  Long Term Outcome of Pediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Meta-Analysis and Qualitative Review of the Literature. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 2004; 110(1):4-13.