Jennifer Vannest

Jennifer Vannest

Associate Professor


Bachelor's Degree, Ohio State University

Doctoral Degree, Ohio State University

Postdoctoral , University of Michigan (Psychology)

Postdoctoral, University of Rochester (Brain and Cognitive Sciences)

Research and Practice Interests

Cognitive Neuroscience of Language and Memory (using functional MRI); Cognitive Effects of Epilepsy and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Research Support

Grant: #309083 / R34DA050268 Investigators:Vannest, Jennifer 09-30-2019 -03-31-2021 National Institutes of Health 4/5 HEAL Consortium: Establishing Innovative Approaches for the HEALthy Brain and Child Development Study Role:PI $55,000.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #304765 / R21NS106631 Investigators:Vannest, Jennifer 09-01-2019 -08-31-2020 National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke MEG Connectivity-Based Mapping of Critical Language Sites in Children Undergoing Epilepsy Surgery Role:PI $12,922.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #NIDCD R21DC017393 Investigators:Boyce, Suzanne; Redle, Erin; Vannest, Jennifer 09-11-2019 -03-31-2021 National Institutes of Health Multimodal Neuroimaging Distinguishes Development and Disordered Phenotypes in Speech Sound Disorders Role:PI $188,164.00 Active Level:Federal


Peer Reviewed Publications

Vannest, Jennifer J; Karunanayaka, Prasanna R; Altaye, Mekibib; Schmithorst, Vincent J; Plante, Elena M; Eaton, Kenneth J; Rasmussen, Jerod M; Holland, Scott K (2009. )Comparison of fMRI data from passive listening and active-response story processing tasks in children.Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI, ,29 (4 ),971-6

Liu, Yinhong; Xiang, Jing; Wang, Yingying; Vannest, Jennifer J; Byars, Anna W; Rose, Douglas F (2008. )Spatial and frequency differences of neuromagnetic activities in processing concrete and abstract words.Brain topography, ,20 (3 ),123-9

McNamara, Robert K; Vannest, Jennifer J; Valentine, Christina J (2015. )Role of perinatal long-chain omega-3 fatty acids in cortical circuit maturation: Mechanisms and implications for psychopathology.World journal of psychiatry, ,5 (1 ),15-34

Horowitz-Kraus, Tzipi; Vannest, Jennifer J; Kadis, Darren; Cicchino, Nicole; Wang, Yingying Y; Holland, Scott K (2014. )Reading acceleration training changes brain circuitry in children with reading difficulties.Brain and behavior, ,4 (6 ),886-902

Horowitz-Kraus, Tzipi; Vannest, Jennifer J; Gozdas, Elveda; Holland, Scott K (2014. )Greater Utilization of Neural-Circuits Related to Executive Functions is Associated with Better Reading: A Longitudinal fMRI Study Using the Verb Generation Task.Frontiers in human neuroscience, ,8 ,447

Horowitz-Kraus, Tzipi; Vannest, Jennifer J; Holland, Scott K (2013. )Overlapping neural circuitry for narrative comprehension and proficient reading in children and adolescents.Neuropsychologia, ,51 (13 ),2651-62

Post Graduate Training and Education

PhD, Linguistics, Ohio State University, ,

Psychology, University of Michigan, ,

Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester, ,

Contact Information

Academic - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
CincinnatiĀ  Ohio, 45229
Phone: 513-636-4222