Jacquelyn L. Meyers, PhD

Jacquelyn L. Meyers, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Henri Begleiter Neurodynamics Lab
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (Psychiatric Epidemiology), Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Ph.D. (Human and Molecular Genetics), Virginia Institute of Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • B.S. (Psychology), Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Funded Research

  • K01-DA037914 (2015-2020), Meyers (PI), NIH/NIDA, Gene-Environment Interaction for Cannabis Use Disorders in Blacks and Whites in the U.S.
  • R01-AA028848 (2021-2026), Porjesz (Contact PI), Kamarajan (MPI), Meyers (MPI), and Pandey (MPI), NIH/NIAAA, Brain Function and Neurogenomic influences on AUD risk and resilience.
  • R01-AA029914 (2021-2026), Meyers (PI), Porjesz (Co-PI), NIH/NIAAA, COVID-19 pandemic stress and coping activities, polygenic and neural vulnerabilities in those at risk for Alcohol Use Disorders.
  • R01-MH128955 (2021-2026), Wilson (PI), Meyers (Co-PI), NIH/NIMH, Social connections, risk for COVID-era psychiatric and substance use disorders, and HIV control.

Selected Publications

Meyers JL, McCutchon V, Pandey AK, Kamarajan C, Subbie S, Chorlian D, Salvatore JE, Almasy L, Anokhin A, Bauer L, Bender A, Dick DM, Edenberg HJ, Hesselbrock V, Kramer J, Kuperman S, Agrawal A, Bucholz KK, Porjesz B (in press) Early Sexual Trauma Exposure and Neural Response Inhibition in Adolescence and Young Adults: Trajectories of Frontal Theta Oscillations during a Go/NoGo Task. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry.

Pandey AK, Ardekani BA, Kamarajan C, Zhang J, Chorlian DB, Byrne KN, Pandey G, Meyers JL, Kinreich S, Stimus A, Porjesz B (2018) Lower Prefrontal and Hippocampal Volume and Diffusion Tensor Imaging Differences Reflect Structural and Functional Abnormalities in Abstinent Individuals with Alcohol Use Disorder. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. PMID: 30118142.

Bucholz KK, McCutcheon VV, Agrawal A, Dick DM, Hesselbrock VM, Kramer JR, Kuperman S, Nurnberger JI, Jr., Salvatore JE, Schuckit MA, Bierut LJ, Foroud TM, Chan G, Hesselbrock M, Meyers JL, Edenberg HJ, Porjesz B (2017) Comparison of Parent, Peer, Psychiatric, and Cannabis Use Influences Across Stages of Offspring Alcohol Involvement: Evidence from the COGA Prospective Study. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 41:359-368. PMID: 28073157.


Chorlian DB, Rangaswamy M, Manz N, Meyers JL, Kang SJ, Kamarajan C, Pandey AK, Wang JC, Wetherill L, Edenberg H, Porjesz B (2016) Genetic correlates of the development of theta event related oscillations in adolescents and young adults. International Journal of Psychophysiology. PMID: 27847216.


Meyers JL, Zhang J, Wang JC, Su J, Kuo SI, Kapoor M, Wetherill L, Bertelsen S, Lai D, Salvatore JE, Kamarajan C, Chorlian D, Agrawal A, Almasy L, Bauer L, Bucholz KK, Chan G, Hesselbrock V, Koganti L, Kramer J, Kuperman S, Manz N, Pandey A, Seay M, Scott D, Taylor RE, Dick DM, Edenberg HJ, Goate A, Foroud T, Porjesz B (2017) An endophenotype approach to the genetics of alcohol dependence: a genome wide association study of fast beta EEG in families of African ancestry. Molecular Psychiatry. 22(12):1767-1775. PMID: 28070124.  


Meyers JL, Zhang J, Manz N, Rangaswamy M, Kamarajan C, Wetherill L, Chorlian DB, Kang SJ, Bauer L, Hesselbrock V, Kramer J, Kuperman S, Nurnberger JI, Jr., Tischfield J, Wang JC, Edenberg HJ, Goate A, Foroud T, Porjesz B (2016) A genome wide association study of fast beta EEG in families of European ancestry. International Journal of Psychophysiology. PMID: 28040410.  


Olfson E, Bloom J, Bertelsen S, Budde JP, Breslau N, Brooks A, Culverhouse R, Chan G, Chen LS, Chorlian D, Dick DM, Edenberg HJ, Hartz S, Hatsukami D, Hesselbrock VM, Johnson EO, Kramer JR, Kuperman S, Meyers JL, Nurnberger J, Porjesz B, Saccone NL, Schuckit MA, Stitzel J, Tischfield JA, Rice JP, Goate A, Bierut LJ (2016) CYP2A6 metabolism in the development of smoking behaviors in young adults. Addiction Biology. PMID: 28032407.


Meyers JL, Lowe SR, Eaton N, Krueger R, Grant B, Hasin D. Early Risk Factors Sensitize US Residents to Internalizing and Externalizing Disorders following Exposure to September 11th. Psychological Medicine. 2015 May 16. PMID: 26037889.  


Meyers JL, Salvatore JE, Rose RJ, Kaprio J, Dick DM. Genetic Influences on Alcohol Consumption Have Diverging Developmental Trajectories. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 2014 Nov; 38(11):2869-77. PMID: 25421521.


Meyers JL, Salling M, Almli L, Ratanatharathorn A, Uddin M, Galea G, Wildman DE, Aiello AE, Bekh Bradley B, Ressler K, Koenen KC. Frequency of Alcohol Consumption in Humans; the Role of Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors and Downstream Signaling Pathways. Translational Psychiatry, 2015 Jun 23;5:e586. PMID: 26101849.  


Meyers JL, Schmulewitz D, Elliot JE, Thompson RG, Aharonovich E, Frisch A, Weizman A, Spivak B, Grant B, Hasin D. Parental History Differentially Predicts Offspring Substance Use and Psychiatric Disorders in Distinct Subcultures in Israel. 2014. Journal on the Study of Alcohol and Drugs. 2014 Sep; 75(5):859-69. PMID: 25208204.  


Meyers JL, Schmulewitz D, Keyes KM, Wall, MM, Aharonovich E, Frisch A, Weizman A, Spivak B, Edenberg H, Gelernter J, Grant B, Hasin D. Childhood adversity moderates the effect of ADH1B on risk for alcohol-related phenotypes in Jewish Israeli drinkers. Addiction Biology. 2013 Oct 24. PMID: 24164917.  


Meyers JL, Cerda M, Galea S, Keyes KM, Aiello AE, Uddin M, Wildman DE, Koenen KC. Interaction between Polygenic Risk for Cigarette Use and Environmental Exposures in the Detroit Neighborhood Health Study. Translational Psychiatry. 2013 Aug 13; 3:e290. PMID: 23942621.  


Meyers JL, Nyman E, Loukola A, Rose RJ, Kaprio J, Dick DM. The Association between DRD2 and Genetically Informed Measures of Alcohol Use and Problems. Addiction Biology. 2013 May; 18(3):523-36. PMID: 22970887.


Meyers JL, Schmulewitz D, Aharonovich E, Waxman R, Frisch A, Weizman A, Spivak B, Edenberg H, Gelernter J, Hasin D. Alcohol metabolizing genes and alcohol-related traits in an Israeli household sample. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 2013 Nov; 37(11):1872-81. PMID: 23895337.  


Meyers JL, Dick, DM. Genetic and environmental risk factors for adolescent-onset substance use disorders. Child Adolescent Psychiatric Clinic North America. 2010 Jul; 19(3):465-77. Review. PMID: 20682215.  


Dick DM, Meyers JL, Latendresse SJ, Creemers HE, Lansford JE, Pettit GS, Bates JE, Dodge KA, Budde J, Goate A, Buitelaar JK, Ormel J, Verhulst FC, Huizink AC.CHRM2, parental monitoring, and adolescent externalizing behavior: evidence for gene-environment interaction. Psychological Science. 2011 Apr; 22(4):481-9. PMID: 21441226.


Dick DM, Meyers JL, Rose D, Kaprio J, Kendler KS. Measures of Current Alcohol Consumption and Problems: Two Independent Twin Studies Suggest A Complex Genetic Architecture. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 2011 Dec; 35(12):2152-61. PMID: 21689117.  


Dick DM, Meyers J, Aliev F, Nurnberger J Jr, Kramer J, Kuperman S, Porjesz B, Tischfield J, Edenberg HJ, Foroud T, Schuckit M, Goate A, Hesselbrock V, Bierut L. Evidence for genes on chromosome 2 contributing to alcohol dependence with conduct disorder and suicide attempts. Am J Med Genetics B Neuropsychiatric Genetics. 2010 Sep; 153 B (6):1179-88. PMID: 20468071.