Publications

Peer Reviewed Manuscripts:       

Loucks, E. B., Britton, W. B., Howe, C. J., Gutman, R., Gilman, S. E., Brewer, J. A., Eaton, C. B., Buka, S. L. (2014) Associations of dispositional mindfulness with obesity and adiposity: the New England family study (under review).

Van Dam, N. T., Mole, T. B., Davis, J. H., Britton, W. B. and Brewer, J. A. “Development and Validation of the Behavioral Tendencies Questionnaire.” (under review).

Garrison, K. M. and Brewer, J. A. “Quieting the mind: meditation leads to decreased activation in self-referential nodes of the default mode network beyond general task-based deactivation.” (under review).

Schuman-Olivier, Z., Hoeppner, B., Evins, A. E., Brewer, J. A. “Finding the right match: Mindfulness training may potentiate the therapeutic effect of non-judgment of inner experience on smoking cessation. Substance Use and Misuse. Apr 2014; 49(5): 586–594. doi: 10.3109/10826084.2014.850254.

Garrison, K. M., Scheinost, D., Constable, R. T., Brewer, J. A. “Neural activity and functional connectivity of loving kindness meditation.” Brain and Behavior. May 2014, 4(3): 337–347, DOI: 10.1002/brb3.219

Brewer, J. A. Garrison, K. M., and Whitfield-Gabrieli, S. (2013) “What about the “self” is processed in the posterior cingulate cortex?” Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 7: 647.

Garrison, K. M., Santoyo, J. F., Davis, J. H., Thornhill IV, T. A., Thompson, Kerr, C. E., Brewer, J. A. (2013) “Effortless awareness: using real-time neurofeedback to probe correlates of posterior cingulate cortex activity in meditators’ self-report.” Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 7: 440.

Brewer, J. A. and Garrison, K. M. (2013) “The posterior cingulate cortex as a plausible mechanistic target of meditation: Findings from neuroimaging.” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1307: 19–27. doi: 10.1111/nyas.12246.

Garrison, K. M., Scheinost, D., Worhunsky, P. D., Elwafi, H. M., Thornhill IV, T. A., Thompson, E., Saron, C., Desbordes, G., Kober, H., Hampson, M., Gray, J. R., Constable, R. T., Papademetris, X., Brewer, J. A. (2013) “Real-time fMRI links subjective experience with brain activity during focused attention” NeuroImage 81:110-118.

Brewer, J. A., Davis, J. H., Goldstein, J. (2013) “Why is it so hard to pay attention, or is it? Mindfulness, the factors of awakening and reward-based learning.” Mindfulness 4: 75-80.

Elwafi, H. M., Witkiewitz, K., Mallik, S., Thornhill, T. A., Brewer, J. A., (2013) “Mechanisms of mindfulness training in smoking cessation: moderation of the relationship between craving and cigarette use.” Drug and Alcohol Dependence 130(1-3): 222-29.

Brewer, J. A., Elwafi, H. M., Davis, J. H. (2013) “Craving to Quit: psychological models and neurobiological mechanisms of mindfulness training as treatment for addictions.” Psychology of Addictive Behaviors 27(2): 366-79.

Libby, D. J., Worhunsky, P. D., Pilver, C. E., J. A. Brewer.  (2012) “Meditation-induced changes in high-frequency heart rate variability predict smoking outcomes.” Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 6:54.

Brewer, J. A., P. D. Worhunsky, J. R. Gray, YY Tang, J. Weber, H. Kober. (2011) “Meditation experience is associated with differences in default mode network activity and connectivity.” PNAS 108(50): 20254-9.

Brewer, J. A., S. Mallik, T. A. Babuscio, C. Nich, H. E. Johnson, C. M. Deleone, C. A. Minnix-Cotton, S. Byrne, H. Kober, A. Weinstein, K. M. Carroll, B. J. Rounsaville. (2011) “Mindfulness Training for smoking cessation: results from a randomized controlled trial.” Drug and Alcohol Dependence 119: 72-80.

Carroll, K. M., B. D. Kiluk, C. Nich, T. A. Babuscio, J.A. Brewer, M. N. Potenza, S. A. Ball, S. Martino, B. J. Rounsaville, C. W. Lejuez (2011) “Cognitive function and treatment response in a randomized clinical trial of  Computer-Based Training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.” Substance Use and Misuse 46(1): 23-34.

Brewer, J. A.,Potenza, M. N. Desai, R. A., (2010) “Differential Associations Between Problem and Pathological Gambling and Psychiatric Disorders in Individuals with and without Alcohol Abuse or Dependence.” CNS Spectrums 15 (1): 33-44.

Brewer, J. A., S. Bowen, J. T. Smith, G. A. Marlatt, M. N. Potenza, (2010) “Applying Mindfulness-Based Treatments to Co-Occurring Disorders: What Can We Learn From the Brain?” Addiction 105: 1698-1706.

Brewer, J. A., R. Sinha, J. A. Chen, R. N. Michalsen, T. A. Babuscio, C. Nich, A. Grier, K. L. Bergquist, D. L. Reis, M. N. Potenza, K. M. Carroll, B. J. Rounsaville (2009), “Mindfulness Training and Stress Reactivity in Substance Abuse: Results from A Randomized, Controlled Stage I Pilot Study.” Substance Abuse 30 (4): 306-17.

Brewer, J. A., P. D. Worhunsky, K. M. Carroll, B. J. Rounsaville, M. N. Potenza (2008) “Pre-Treatment Brain Activation During Stroop Task is Associated with Treatment Outcomes in Cocaine Dependent Patients.”  Biological Psychiatry64 (11): 998-1004.

Ghaznavi, S., M. Nakic, P. Rao, J. A. Brewer, J. Hannestad, Z. Bhagwagar (2008) “Treatment options for patients with refractory schizophrenia following clozapine-induced neutropenia.” Am. J. Psychiatry 165 (7): 813-8.

Brewer, J. A. and M. N. Potenza. (2008) “The neurobiology and genetics of impulse control disorders: Relationships to drug addictions.” Biochemical Pharmacology 75: 63-75.

Brewer, J. A., J. E. Grant, and M. N. Potenza. (2008) “The Treatment of Pathological Gambling.” Addictive Disorders and Their Treatment 7(1): 1-13.

Bhattacharyya, S., D. E. Brown, J. A.Brewer, S. K. Vogt, and L. J. Muglia. (2007) “Glucocorticoid receptor regulates Toll-like receptor-4-mediated inflammatory responses by inhibition of p38 MAP kinase.” Blood 109(10): 4313-9.

Grant, J., E., J. A. Brewer, M. N. Potenza, (2006) “Neurobiology of Substance and Behavioral Addictions.” CNS Spectrums 11(12):924-30.

Kim, H.-J., H. Zhao, H. Kitaura, S. Bhattacharyya, J. A. Brewer, L. J. Muglia, F. P. Ross and S. L. Teitelbaum (2006). "Glucocorticoids suppress bone formation via the osteoclast." J. Clinical Investigation 116(8): 2152-60.

Usuku, T., M. Nishi, M. Morimoto, J. A. Brewer, L. J. Muglia, T. Sugimoto and M. Kawata (2005). "Visualization of glucocorticoid receptor in the brain of green fluorescent protein-glucocorticoid receptor knockin mice." Neuroscience 135(4): 1119-28.

Boyle, M. P., J. A. Brewer, M. Funatsu, D. F. Wozniak, J. Z. Tsien, Y. Izumi and L. J. Muglia (2005). "Acquired deficit of forebrain glucocorticoid receptor produces depression-like changes in adrenal axis regulation and behavior." PNAS 102 (2): 473-8.

Boyle, M. P., J. A. Brewer, S. K. Vogt, D. F. Wozniak and L. J. Muglia (2004). "Genetic dissection of stress response pathways in vivo." Endocrine Research 30 (4): 859-63.

Kaplan, F., J. Comber, R. Sladek, T. J. Hudson, L. J. Muglia, T. Macrae, S. Gagnon, M. Asada, J. A. Brewer and N. B. Sweezey (2003). "The growth factor midkine is modulated by both glucocorticoid and retinoid in fetal lung development." American Journal of Respiratory Cell & Molecular Biology 28 (1): 33-41.

Brewer, J. A., B. Khor, S. K. Vogt, L. M. Muglia, H. Fujiwara, K. E. Haegele, B. P. Sleckman and L. J. Muglia (2003). "T-cell glucocorticoid receptor is required to suppress COX-2-mediated lethal immune activation." Nature Medicine9 (10): 1318-22.

Brewer, J. A., K. E. Bethin, M. L. Schaefer, L. M. Muglia, S. K. Vogt, S. C. Weninger, J. A. Majzoub and L. J. Muglia (2003). "Dissecting adrenal and behavioral responses to stress by targeted gene inactivation in mice." Stress 6 (2): 121-5.

Frank, D. U., L. K. Fotheringham, J. A. Brewer, L. J. Muglia, M. Tristani-Firouzi, M. R. Capecchi and A. M. Moon (2002). "An Fgf8 mouse mutant phenocopies human 22q11 deletion syndrome." Development 129 (19): 4591-603.

Brewer, J. A., S. K. Vogt, B. P. Sleckman, W. Swat, O. Kanagawa and L. J. Muglia (2002). "Knock-ins and conditional knockouts: in vivo analysis of glucocorticoid receptor regulation and function." Endocrine Research 28(4): 545-50.

Brewer, J. A., B. P. Sleckman, W. Swat and L. J. Muglia (2002). "Green fluorescent protein-glucocorticoid receptor knockin mice reveal dynamic receptor modulation during thymocyte development." Journal of Immunology 169 (3): 1309-18.

Brewer, J. A., O. Kanagawa, B. P. Sleckman and L. J. Muglia (2002). "Thymocyte apoptosis induced by T cell activation is mediated by glucocorticoids in vivo." Journal of Immunology 169 (4): 1837-43.

Ho, D, R. Cunningham, J. A.Brewer, N. Bian, M. Jones Jr., “Reactions of 1,2-Dehydro-o-carborane with Acetylenes.”  Synthesis and structure of a carborane analogue of benzocyclobutadiene. Inorganic Chemistry, (1995) 34: 5274-83.

Book Chapters:

Brewer, J. A., Van Dam, N. T., Davis, J. H. (2013) "Mindfulness and the Addictive Process: psychological models and neurobiological mechanisms." in Ostafin, B. D., Robinson, M. D., Meier, B. P. (Eds), Handbook of Mindfulness and Self-Regulation. New York: Springer. pp. TBA

Brewer, J. A., (2013). "Breaking the Addictive Loop." in Germer, C. K., Siegel, R. D., and Fulton, P. R. (Eds) Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, 2nd Edition, New York: Guilford Press. pp. 225-238.

Brewer, J. A., Potenza, M.N. (2009). "Substance Abuse and Dependence." in Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, Squire, L. R. (Ed) Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, Oxford: Academic Press. pp. 591-597.

Kim, H-J., H. Zhao, H. Kitaura, S. Bhattacharyya, J. A. Brewer, L. J. Muglia, F. P. Ross, S. L. Teitelbaum (2007) "Dexamethasone Suppresses Bone  Formation Via the Osteoclast." in Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Y. Choi (Ed), New York: Springer. pp. 43-464.

Brewer, J. A., J. E. Grant, M. N. Potenza, (2007).  "The Neurobiology of Pathological Gambling." in Research and Measurement Issues in Gambling Studies, Smith, G.,  Hodgins, D., Williams, R. (Eds). San Diego: Elsivier, pp.345-69.

Brewer, J. A., (1999). “Mind/Body Medicine.” in Complementary/Alternative Medicine: A Physician’s Guide, J.A. Brewer and K.Y. King (Eds), St. Louis: Washington University School of Medicine.