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Active and Recently Completed Grants



Strengthening Hearts by Addressing DisruptEd Sleep (SHADES) Mechanistic Trial (PI: Stewart) 




This mechanistic randomized controlled trial (R01 HL165115; NCT06041581) seeks to determine if our modernized collaborative care intervention for insomnia improves biological factors (systemic inflammation, autonomic dysfunction, metabolic dysregulation, and proinflammatory gene expression) thought to explain how insomnia promotes cardiovascular disease and if these improvements are due to positive changes in sleep mechanisms. 

Role: Principal Investigator 

Training the Next Generation of Social and Behavioral Physician-Scientists in ADRD: The Indiana ADRD Medical Scientist Training Program (Multi-PI: Folwer, Callahan, Herbert)




This institutional training grant (T32 AG074934) funds two MD-PhD students per year who are committed to research training in the social and behavioral sciences focused on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). 

Role: Admissions Committee Member


Treating Insomnia to Reduce Inflammation in HIV (Multi-PI: Gupta, Stewart)




This pilot randomized controlled trial (R21 MH127206NCT04721067) seeks to evaluate the effects of an internet cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) called Sleep Healthy Using The Internet (SHUTi) on biomarkers of systemic inflammation and monocyte activation in virologically-suppressed, HIV-positive adults with insomnia disorder.

Role: Principal Investigator (Multi-PI)


Longer-Term Cardiovascular and Psychiatric Consequences of SARS-CoV-2 Infection: Prevalence and Insights into Shared Mechanisms (Multi-PI: Raman, Stewart)



Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (UL1TR002529)

This pilot case-control study, funded by a 2021 Collaboration In Translational Research (CTR) award, seeks: (1) to assess whether recovered SARS-CoV-2 patients, versus controls, have elevated psychiatric symptoms,greater subclinical cardiac/vascular abnormalities, and increased biomarkers of systemic inflammation and coagulation 6-12 months post-diagnosis and (2) to examine whether inflammatory/coagulation biomarkers are positively associated with psychiatric factors and subclinical cardiac/vascular abnormalities.

Role: Principal Investigator (Multi-PI)


Alcohol-Associated Syndemic and Microbiome Evaluation and Targeted Treatment in Persons Living with HIV (PI: Chichetto)



This aims of this award (K01AA029042) are to test the hypotheses that the alcohol-associated syndemic is associated with GI dysbiosis and subsequent CVD risk and that targeted supplementation may restore GI microbiome homeostasis and reduce inflammation.

Role: Collaborator on Mentoring Team


Recently Completed:

Depression Treatment to Reduce the Excess Diabetes Risk of People with Depression and Prediabetes 

(PI: Stewart)




This pilot randomized controlled trial (R21 DK123582NCT04437485) seeks: (1) to determine the preliminary efficacy of our modernized collaborative care intervention for depression in improving the diabetes risk markers of hemoglobin A1c and insulin resistance and (2) to explore whether somatic depressive symptoms – i.e., hyperphagia (increased appetite/weight) and/or hypersomnia (increased sleep) – moderate the effect of the eIMPACT-DM intervention on diabetes risk markers.

Role: Principal Investigator

Modernized Collaborative Care to Reduce the Excess CVD Risk of Depressed Patients (PI: Stewart)




The aims of this Phase II randomized controlled trial (R01 HL122245NCT02458690) are (1) to determine whether a modernized collaborative care intervention for depression called eIMPACT reduces the excess cardiovascular disease risk of depressed primary care patients and (2) to identify the mechanisms by which this improvement may occur.

Role: Principal Investigator


HIV, Depression, and Cardiovascular Risk (Multi-PI: Gupta, Stewart, Freiberg)




The overall objective of this set of projects (R01 HL126557NCT02309372) is to examine the associations of depressive disorders and their treatment with markers of systemic inflammation, coagulation, and endothelial function in people with HIV.

Role: Principal Investigator (Multi-PI)


Influence of Immigrant Status on Providers’ Diabetes Treatment Decisions

This Indiana CTSI Predoctoral Award is funded in part by Grant # UL1TR002529 (Shekhar, PI). The awardee is Loretta Hsueh, a clinical psychology PhD mentee of Dr. Stewart. The objective of this project is to employ virtual human technology to examine the influence of patient immigrant status on primary care providers’ treatment decisions with Mexican American adults with type 2 diabetes. This award also provides training in virtual human technologies, clinical trial design and implementation, and dissemination of research to practice.

Role: Sponsor (Co-Sponsor: Mather)


Internet-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to Treat Insomnia in HIV (Multi-PI: Gupta, Stewart)


Indiana CTSI (UL1 TR001108), IUPUI Department of Psychology, IU Center for AIDS Research


The aims of this pilot randomized controlled trial are: (1) to evaluate the effect of internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia on insomnia symptom severity and global sleep quality and (2) to compare measures of frailty and cognitive functioning between those with and without clinical levels of insomnia in people with HIV.

Role: Principal Investigator (Multi-PI)


Red text represents a student working with Dr. Stewart

1.  Stewart, J.C., & France, C.R. (2001). Cardiovascular recovery from stress predicts longitudinal changes in blood pressure. Biological Psychology, 58, 105-120.

2.  France, C.R., Froese, S., & Stewart, J.C. (2002). Altered central nervous system processing of noxious stimuli contributes to decreased pain perception in individuals at risk for hypertension. Pain, 98, 101-108.

3.  Stewart, J.C., France, C.R., & Sheffield, D. (2003). Hypertension awareness and pain reports: Data from the NHANES III. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 26, 8-14.

4.  Suhr, J.A., Stewart, J.C., & France, C.R. (2004). The relationship between blood pressure and cognitive performance in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III). Psychosomatic Medicine, 66, 291-297.

5.  Stewart, J.C., Janicki, D.L., & Kamarck, T.W. (2006). Cardiovascular reactivity to and recovery from psychological challenge as predictors of 3-year change in blood pressure. Health Psychology, 25, 111-118.

6.  Stewart, J.C., France, C.R., & Suhr, J.A. (2006). The effect of cardiac cycle phase on reaction time among individuals at varying risk for hypertension. Journal of Psychophysiology, 20, 1-8


7.  Stewart, K.R., France, C.R., Rader, A.W., & Stewart, J.C. (2006). Phlebotomist interpersonal skill predicts a reduction in reactions among volunteer blood donors. Transfusion, 46, 1394-1401.

8.  Stewart, J.C., Janicki, D.L., Muldoon, M.F., Sutton-Tyrrell, K., & Kamarck, T.W. (2007). Negative emotions and 3-year progression of subclinical atherosclerosis. Archives of General Psychiatry, 64, 225-233.

9.  Stewart, J.C., Janicki-Deverts, D., Muldoon, M.F., & Kamarck, T.W. (2008). Depressive symptoms moderate the influence of hostility on serum interleukin-6 and C-reactive protein. Psychosomatic Medicine, 70, 197-204.

10.  Stewart, J.C., Rand, K.L., Muldoon, M.F., & Kamarck, T.W. (2009). A prospective evaluation of the directionality of the depression-inflammation relationship. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 23, 936-944.

11.  Stewart, J. C., Fitzgerald, G. J., & Kamarck, T. W. (2010). Hostility now, depression later? Longitudinal associations among emotional risk factors for coronary artery disease. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 39, 258-266.

12.  Stewart, J. C., Rand, K. L., Hawkins, M. A., & Stines, J. (2011). Association of the shared and unique aspects of positive and negative emotional factors with sleep quality. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 609-614.

13.  Brown, J.M., Stewart, J.C., Stump, T.E., and Callahan, C.M. (2011). Risk of coronary heart disease events over 15 years among older adults with depressive symptoms. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 19, 721-729.

14.  Hawkins, M.A.W., Stewart, J.C., Fitzgerald, G.J., and Kim, S. (2011). Combined effect of depressive symptoms and hostility on autonomic nervous system function. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 81, 317-323.

15.  Stewart, J.C., Zielke, D.J., Hawkins, M.A.W., Williams, D. R., Carnethon, M.R., Knox, S.S., & Matthews, K.A. (2012). Depressive symptom clusters and 5-year incidence of coronary artery calcification: The CARDIA Study. Circulation, 126, 410-417.

16.  Hawkins, M.A.W., & Stewart, J.C. (2012). Do negative emotional factors have independent associations with excess adiposity? Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 73, 243-250.

17.  Khambaty, T., & Stewart, J.C. (2013). Associations of depressive and anxiety disorders with periodontal disease prevalence in young adults: Analysis of 1999-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 45, 393-397.

18.  Gao, S., Hendrie, H.C., Yang, L., Stump, T.E., Stewart, J.C., Kesterson, J., Clark, D.O., & Callahan, C.M. (2013). Increase in blood pressure precedes clinical depression in elderly primary care patients. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 28, 1099-1100.

19.  Brown, L.F., Rand, K.L., Bigatti, S.M., Stewart, J.C., Theobald, D.E., Wu, J., & Kroenke, K. (2013). Longitudinal relationships between fatigue and depression in cancer patients with depression and/or pain. Health Psychology, 32, 1199-1208.

20.  Hawkins, M.A.W., Callahan, C.M., Stump, T.E., & Stewart, J.C. (2014). Depressive symptom clusters as predictors of incident coronary artery disease events: A 15-year prospective study. Psychosomatic Medicine, 76, 38-43.

21.  Stewart, J.C., Perkins, A.J., & Callahan, C.M. (2014). Effect of collaborative care for depression on risk of cardiovascular events: Data from the IMPACT randomized controlled trial. Psychosomatic Medicine, 76, 29-37.

22.  Khambaty, T., Stewart, J. C., Muldoon, M. F., & Kamarck, T. W. (2014). Depressive symptom clusters as predictors of 6-year increases in insulin resistance: Data from the Pittsburgh Healthy Heart Project. Psychosomatic Medicine, 76, 363-369.

23.  Gao, S., Hendrie, H.C., Wang, C., Stump, T.E., Stewart, J.C., Kesterson, J., Clark, D.O., & Callahan, C.M. (2014). Redefined blood pressure variability measure and its association with mortality in elderly primary care patients. Hypertension, 64, 45-52.

24.  Hickman, R.J., Khambaty, T., & Stewart, J.C. (2014). C-reactive protein is elevated in atypical but not nonatypical depression: Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2004. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 37, 621-629.


25.  Case, S.M., & Stewart, J.C. (2014). Race/ethnicity moderates the relationship between depressive symptom severity and C-reactive protein: 2005-2010 NHANES Data. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 41, 101-108.

26.  Stewart, J.C., & Rollman, B.L. (2014). Optimizing approaches to addressing depression in cardiac patients: A comment on O’Neil et al. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 48, 142-144.

27.  Hawkins, M.A.W., Miller, D.K., & Stewart, J.C. (2015). A 9-year, bidirectional prospective analysis of depressive symptoms and adiposity: The African American Health Study. Obesity, 23, 192-199.

28.  Berntson, J., Stewart, K.R., Vrany, E., Khambaty, T., & Stewart, J.C. (2015). Depressive symptoms and self-reported adherence to medical recommendations to prevent cardiovascular disease: NHANES 2005-2010. Social Science & Medicine, 138, 74-81.


29.  White, J.R., Chang, C.H., So-Armah, K.A., Stewart, J.C., Gupta, S.K., Butt, A.A., Gibert, C.A., Rimland, D., Rodriguez-Barradas, M.C., Leaf, D.A., Bedimo, R.J., Gottdiener, J.S., Kop, W.J., Gottlieb, S.S., Budoff, M.J., Khambaty, T., Tindle, H., Justice, A.C., & Freiberg, M.S. (2015). Depression and HIV infection are risk factors for incident heart failure among Veterans: Veterans Aging Cohort Study. Circulation, 132, 1630-1638.


30.  Vrany, E.A., Berntson, J.M., Khambaty, T., & Stewart, J.C. (2016). Depressive symptom clusters and insulin resistance: Race/ethnicity as a moderator in 2005-2010 NHANES Data. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 50, 1-11.

31.  Stewart, J.C. (2016). One effect size does not fit all: Is the depression-inflammation link missing in racial/ethnic minority individuals? JAMA Psychiatry, 73, 301-302.

32.  Hollingshead, N.A., Ashburn-Nardo, L., Stewart J.C., Hirsh, A.T. (2016). The pain experience of Hispanic Americans: A critical literature review and conceptual model. Journal of Pain, 17, 513-528.

33.  Stewart, J.C., Hawkins, M.A.W., Khambaty, T., Perkins, A.J., & Callahan, C.M. (2016). Depression and anxiety screens as predictors of 8-year incidence of myocardial infarction and stroke in primary care patients. Psychosomatic Medicine, 78, 593-601.

34.  Khambaty, T., Stewart, J.C., Gupta, S.K., Chang, C.H., Bedimo, R.J., Budoff, M.J., Butt, A.A., Crane, H., Gilbert, C.L., Leaf, D.A., Rimland, D., Tindle, H.A., So-Armah, K., Justice, A.C., Freiberg, M.S. (2016). Association between depressive disorders and incident acute myocardial infarction in HIV-infected adults: Veterans Aging Cohort Study. JAMA Cardiology, 1, 929-937.


35.  Hollingshead, N.A., Vrany, E.A., Stewart, J.C., Hirsh, A.T. (2016). Differences in Mexican American’s prevalence of chronic pain and co-occurring analgesic medication and substance use relative to Non-Hispanic White and Black Americans: Results from NHANES 1999-2004. Pain Medicine, 17, 1001-1009.


36.  Carroll, A.J., Auer, R., Colangelo, L.A., Carnethon, M.R., Jacobs, D.R., Stewart, J.C., Widome, R., Carr, J.J., Liu, K., & Hitsman, B.L. (2017). Association of the interaction between smoking and depressive symptom clusters with coronary artery calcification: The CARDIA study. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 13(1), 43-51.

37.  Carroll, A.J., Carnethon, M.R., Liu, K., Jacobs, D.R., Colangelo, L.A., Stewart, J.C., Carr, J.J., Widome, R., Auer, R., & Hitsman, B.L. (2017). Interaction between smoking and depressive symptoms with subclinical heart disease in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study. Health Psychology, 36(2), 101-11.


38.  Khambaty, T., Callahan, C.M., Perkins, A.J., & Stewart, J.C. (2017). Depression and anxiety screens as simultaneous predictors of 10-year incidence of diabetes among older primary care patients. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 65(2), 294-300.

39.  Polanka, B.M., Vrany, E.A., Patel, J., & Stewart, J.C. (2017). Depressive disorder sub types as predictors of incident obesity in U.S. adults: Moderation by race/ethnicity. American Journal of Epidemiology, 185(9), 734-742.


40.  Freiberg, M.S., Stewart, J.C., & Khambaty, T. (2017). The association of depression and cardiovascular disease-reply. JAMA Cardiology, 2(6), 703.

41. Berntson, J., Patel, J.S., & Stewart, J.C. (2017). Number of recent stressful life events and incident cardiovascular disease: Moderation by lifetime depressive disorder. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 99, 149-154.

42. Merlin, J.S., Westfall, A.O., Heath, S.L., Goodin, B.R., Stewart, J.C., Sorge, R.E., & Young, J. (2017). IL-1β levels are associated with chronic multisite pain in people living with HIV. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 75(4), e99-e103.

43. Case, S.M., Sawhney, M.Stewart, J.C. (2018). Atypical depression and double depression predict new-onset cardiovascular disease in U.S. Adults. Depression and Anxiety, 35(1), 10-17.

44. Hsueh, L., Vrany, E.A., Patel, J.S., Hollingshead, N.A., Hirsh, A.T., de Groot, M., & Stewart, J.C. (2018). Associations between immigrant status and pharmacological treatments for diabetes in U.S. adults. Health Psychology, 37, 61-69.

45. Vrany, E.A., Hawkins, M.A.W., Wu, W., & Stewart, J.C. (2018). Depressive symptoms and weight loss behaviors in U.S. adults. Eating Behaviors, 29, 107-113.

46. Patel, J.S., Berntson, J., Polanka, B.M., & Stewart, J.C. (2018). Cardiovascular risk factors as differential predictors of incident atypical and typical major depressive disorder in U.S. adults. Psychosomatic Medicine, 80, 508-514.

47Khambaty, T., Callahan, C. M., & Stewart, J. C. (2018). Effect of collaborative depression treatment on risk for diabetes: A 9-year follow-up of the IMPACT randomized controlled trial. PLoS One, 13, e0200248.

48. ​Polanka, B.M., Berntson, J., Vrany, E.A., & Stewart, J.C. (2018). Are Cardiovascular Risk Factors Stronger Predictors of Incident Cardiovascular Disease in U.S. Adults With Versus Without a History of Clinical Depression? Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 52, 1036-1045.

49. Hawkins, M. A. W., Vrany, E. A., Cyders, M. A., Ciciolla, L., Wells, T., & Stewart, J. C. (2018). Association between depressive symptom clusters and food attentional bias. Eating Behaviors, 31, 24-27.

50. Polanka, B.M., Kundu, S., So-Armah, K.A., Freiberg, M.S., Gupta, S.K., Bedimo, R.J., Budoff, M.J., Butt, A.A., Chang, C.H., Gottlieb, S., Marconi, V.C., Womack, J.A., & Stewart, J.C. (2019). Insomnia as an independent predictor of incident cardiovascular disease in HIV: Data from the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS). Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 81, 110-117.

51. Carroll, A.J., Huffman, M.D., Zhao, L., Jacobs D.R., Stewart, J.C., Kiefe, C., Liu, K., & Hitsman, B. (2019). Evaluating longitudinal associations between depression, smoking, and biomarkers of cardiovascular disease in The CARDIA Study. Psychosomatic Medicine, 81, 372-379.

52. So-Armah, K., Gupta, S.K., Kundu, S., Stewart, J.C., Goulet, J.L., Butt, A.A., Sico, J.J., Marconi, V.C., Crystal, S., Rodriguez-Barradas, M.C., Budoff, M., Gibert, C.L., Chang, C.H., Bedimo, R., & Freiberg, M.S. (2019). Depression and all-cause mortality risk in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected U.S. veterans: A cohort study. HIV Medicine, 20, 317-329.


53. Patel, J.S., Oh, Y., Rand, K.L., Wu, W., Kroenke, K., & Stewart, J.C. (2019). Measurement invariance of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) depression screener in U.S. adults across sex, race/ethnicity, and education level: NHANES 2005-2014. Depression and Anxiety, 36, 813-823.

54. Hsueh, L., Peña, J.M., Hirsh, A.T., de Groot, M., & Stewart, J.C. (2020). Diabetes risk perception among immigrant and racial/ethnic minority groups in the U.S. The Diabetes Educator, 260, 45, 642-651

55. Carroll, A.J., Huffman, M.D., Zhao, L., Jacobs D.R., Stewart, J.C., Kiefe, C., Brunner, W., Liu, K., & Hitsman, B. (2020). Associations between depressive symptoms, cigarette smoking, and cardiovascular health: Longitudinal results from CARDIA. Journal of Affective Disorders, 260, 583-591.

56. Shell, A.L., Hsueh, L., Vrany, E.A., Clark, D.O., Keith, N.R., Xu, H., & Stewart, J.C. (2020). Depressive symptom severity as a predictor of attendance in the HOME behavioral weight loss trial. Journal of Psychosomatic Research., 131, 1-6.

57. Stewart, J.C., Polanka, B.M., So-Armah, K.A., White, J.R., Gupta, S.K., Kundu, S., Chang, C.H., & Freiberg, M.S. (2020). Associations of Total, Cognitive/Affective, and Somatic Depressive Symptoms and Antidepressant Use with Cardiovascular Disease-Relevant Biomarkers in HIV: Veterans Aging Cohort Study. Psychosomatic Medicine, 82, 5, 461-470. 

58. Gupta, S.K., Slaven, J.E., Liu, Z., Polanka, B.M., Freiberg, M.S., & Stewart, J.C. (2020). Effects of internet cognitive-behavioral therapy on depressive symptoms and surrogates of cardiovascular risk in HIV: A pilot, randomized, controlled trial. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 7, ofaa280.

59. Chichetto, N.E., Polanka, B.M., So-Armah, K.A., Sung, M, Stewart, J.C., Koethe, J.R., Edelman,  E.J., Tindle, H.A., Freiberg, M.S. (2020). Contribution of behavioral health factors to non-AIDS-related comorbidities: An updated review. Current HIV/AIDS Reports, 17, 354-372.

60. Anastas, T.M., Miller, M.M., Hollingshead, N.A., Stewart, J.C., Rand, K.L., & Hirsh, A.T. (2020). The unique and interactive effects of patient race, patient socioeconomic status, and provider attitudes on chronic pain care decisions. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 54, 771-782.

61. Hsueh, L., Wu, W., Hirsh, A.T., de Groot, M., Mather, K.J., & Stewart, J.C. (2020). Undiagnosed diabetes among immigrant and racial/ethnic minority adults in the U.S.: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2011-2018. Annals of Epidemiology, 51, 14-19.

62. Fischer, I.C., Shanahan, M.L., Hirsh, A.T., Stewart, J.C., & Rand, K.L. (2020). The relationship between meaning in life and post-traumatic stress symptoms in US military personnel: A meta-analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders, 277, 658-670.

63. Hsueh, L., Hirsh, A.T., Maupomé, G., & Stewart, J.C. (2021). Patient-provider language concordance and health outcomes: A systematic review, evidence map, and research agenda. Medical Care Research and Review, 78, 3-23

64. Polanka, B.M., Kundu, S., So-Armah, K.A., Freiberg, M.S., Gupta, S.K., Bedimo, R.J., Budoff, M.J., Butt, A.A., Chang, C.H., Gottlieb, S., Marconi, V.C., Womack, J.A., & Stewart, J.C. (2021). The association between insomnia symptoms and measures of monocyte activation, systemic inflammation, and coagulation in HIV: Data from the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS). PLOS One, 9, e0246073.


65. Scheier, M.F., Swanson, J.D., Barlow, M.A., Greenhouse, J.B., & Tindle, H.A. for the Optimism/Pessimism Meta-Analytic Consortium.* (2021). Optimism versus pessimism as predictors of physical health: A comprehensive reanalysis of dispositional optimism research. American Psychologist, 76, 529-548.

*I am a member of this consortium

66. Sico, J.J., Kundu, S., So-Armah, K., Gupta, S.K., Chang, C.H., Butt, A.A., Gibert, C.L., Marconi, V.C., Crystal, S., Tindle, H.A., Freiberg, M.S., & Stewart, J.C. (2021). Depression as a risk factor for incident ischemic stroke among HIV-positive veterans in the Veterans Aging Cohort Study. Journal of the American Heart Association.

67. Vrany, E.A., Polanka, B.M., Hsueh, L., Hill-Briggs, F., & Stewart J.C. (2021) Race/ethnicity moderates associations between depressive symptoms and diet composition among U.S. adults. Health Psychology, 40, 513-522.


68. Procento, P.M., Rand, K.L., Stewart, J.C., & Hirsh, A.T. (2021). Pain catastrophizing mediates and moderates the link between acute pain and working memory. The Journal of Pain, 22, 981-995.


69. Shanahan, M.L., Fischer, I.C., Hirsh, A.T., Stewart, J.C., & Rand, K.L. (2021). Hope, optimism, and clinical pain: A meta-analysis. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 55, 815-832.


70. Hsueh, L., Hirsh, A.T., Zapolski, T., de Groot, M., Mather, K.J., & Stewart, J.C. (2021). Influence of patient immigrant status on physician trainee diabetes treatment decisions: A virtual patient experimental study. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 44, 662-672.


71. Shell, A.L., Oglesby, L., Um, M., Stewart, J.C., & Cyders, M.A. (2021). Negative urgency and central adiposity in a community sample: Moderated mediation by depressive symptoms and eating behaviors. Eating Behaviors, 43, 101576.


72. Shell, A.L., Jackson, R.A., Patel, J.S., Hirsh, A.T., Cyders, M.A., & Stewart, J.C. (2021). Associations of somatic depressive symptoms with food attentional bias and eating behaviors. Appetite, 167, 105593.


73. Hollingshead N.A., Vrany E.A., Hsueh L., Stewart, J.C., & Hirsh, A.T. (2022) Language use and generation status are associated with chronic pain differences in Mexican Americans. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 24, 342-350.


74. Burg, M.M., & Stewart, J.C. (2022). If not us, who? If not now, when? Paths forward in science, patient care, and training to maximize the impact of cardiovascular behavioral medicine. Health Psychology, 41, 643-650.


75. Bourgi, K., Kundu, S., Stewart, J.C., So-Armah, K., Freiberg, M., & Gupta, SK. (in press). Associations of HIV and depression with incident diabetes mellitus: Veterans Aging Cohort Study. Clinical Infectious Diseases.


76. Algashgari, E.Y., Jung, M., Voh Ah, D., Stewart, J.C., & Pressler, S.J. (in press). Perceived facilitators and barriers to treatment fidelity in computerized cognitive training interventions. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing


77. Polanka, B.M., Gupta, S.K., So-Armah, K.A., Freiberg, M.S., Zapolski, T.C.B., Hirsh, A.T., & Stewart, J.C. (in press). Examining depression as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease in people with HIV: A systematic review. Annals of Behavioral Medicine.


78. Shell, A.L., Gonzenbach, V., Sawhney, M., Crawford, C.A.,Stewart, J.C. (in press). Associations between affective traits and high-frequency heart rate variability in primary care patients with depression. Journal of Psychosomatic Research.


79. Shell, A.L., Williams, M.K., Patel, J.S., Vrany, E.A., Considine, R.V., Acton, A.J., & Stewart, J.C. (in press). Associations of somatic depressive symptoms with body mass index, systemic inflammation, and insulin resistance in primary care patients with depression. Journal of Behavioral Medicine.


80. Anastas, T.M., Stewart, J.C., Rand, K.L., Hirsh, A.T. (in press). Pain in people experiencing homelessness: A scoping review. Annals of Behavioral Medicine.


81. Eckerle, W., Koldhekar, A., Muldoon, M.F., Stewart, J.C., Kamarck, T.W. (in press). Independent associations between trait-anger, depressive symptoms and preclinical atherosclerotic progression. Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

82. Stewart, J.C., Patel, J.S, Polanka, B.M., Gao., S., Nurnberger, J.I., MacDonald, K.L., Gupta, S.K., Considine, R.V., Kovacs, R.J., Vrany, E.A., Berntson, J., Hsueh, L., Shell, A.L., Rollman, B.L., & Callahan, C.M. (in press). Effect of modernized collaborative care for depression on depressive symptoms and cardiovascular disease risk biomarkers: eIMPACT randomized controlled trial. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

83. Rogers, S.K., Ahamadeen, N., Chen, C.X., Mosher, C.E., Stewart, J.C., & Rand, K.L. (2023). Dysmenorrhea and psychological distress: A meta-analysis. Archives of Women's Mental Health.


Dr. Stewart's Honors and Awards:

2003-2006            Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grant (NIH                                                T32 HL07560), Postdoctoral Scholar in Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine Research,                                                                Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

2005                      Scholar Award, American Psychosomatic Society

2008                      Release for Research Time Award, IUPUI

2015                      School of Science Research Award for Tenured Faculty, IUPUI

2020                      Fellow, Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research

2022                      Fellow, American Psychosomatic Society

Selected Grants and Awards to People Under the Mentorship of Dr. Stewart:

2010-2012            IUPUI Urban Educators Graduate Teaching Fellowship ($30,000/year) in the GK-12 Program funded by                                    the National Science Foundation (Misty Hawkins)

2011                      Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Research Project Award (Mary Lee)

2012                      Outstanding Oral Presentation, Indiana Psychological Association (Misty Hawkins)

2012                      Award for Research in Diversity, Indiana Psychological Association (Misty Hawkins)

2012                      Citation Abstract, Society of Behavioral Medicine (Tasneem Khambaty)

2012                      Meritorious Student Abstract, Society of Behavioral Medicine (Tasneem Khambaty)

2012                      Meritorious Student Abstract, Society of Behavioral Medicine (Stephanie Case)

2013                      Young Scholar Award, American Psychosomatic Society (Tasneem Khambaty)

2013                      Young Scholar Award, American Psychosomatic Society (Stephanie Case)

2014                      Young Investigator Scholarship, Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (Tasneem                                          Khambaty)

2015                      Young Scholar Award, American Psychosomatic Society (Elizabeth Vrany)

2016                      Young Scholar Award, American Psychosomatic Society (Jessica Berntson)

2016                      Minority Initiative Award, American Psychosomatic Society (Brittanny Polanka)

2017                      Meritorious Student Abstract, Society of Behavioral Medicine (Loretta Hsueh)

2018                      Indiana CTSI Predoctoral Award (27,000/year; Loretta Hsueh)

2019                      IUPUI Elite 50 Award (Brittanny Polanka)

2019                      IUPUI Elite 50 Award (Loretta Hsueh)

2020                      Young Scholar Award, American Psychosomatic Society (Jay Patel)

2022                      IUPUI Elite 50 Award (Aubrey Shell)

2022                      LGBT Health Scholar Trainee Award, American Psychosomatic Society (Christopher Crawford)

2023                      Diversity Scholar Travel Award, American Psychosomatic Society (Michelle Williams)

2023                      Scholar Award, American Psychosomatic Society (Christopher Crawford)

2023                      Scholar Award, American Psychosomatic Society (Matthew Schuiling)

2023                      Indiana University President’s Diversity Dissertation Fellowship (Michelle Williams)

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