Bethany Stennett, PhD

Biography

Dr. Stennett received her bachelor’s degree from Auburn University in 2011. She then completed her master’s degree jointly at University on North Florida and The Mayo Clinic – Jacksonville in 2013. There, her research focused on novel therapies for nicotine addiction in alcohol dependent rats. In 2018, Dr. Stennett completed her Ph.D. at the University of Florida. Her dissertation research focused on the effects of simultaneous cocaine and alcohol self-administration on striatal glutamate. In August of 2018, she joined the Center for Pain Research and Behavioral Health as a Post-Doctoral Associate. Dr. Stennett’s current research focuses around the analgesic effects of alcohol consumption in models of acute and chronic pain as well as the self-medication of pain with alcohol.

Publications

Boissoneault, J., Sevel, L., Stennett, B., Alappattu, M., Bishop, M., Robinson, M. (2020) Regional Increases in Brain Signal Variability Are Associated with Pain Intensity Reductions Following Repeated Eccentric Exercise Bouts. European Journal of Pain, 00; 1-10. DOI: 10.1002ejp.1532.

Boissoneault, J., Stennett, B., Robinson, M.E. (2020) Acute Alcohol Intake Alters Resting State Functional Connectivity of Nucleus Accumbens with Pain-related Corticolimbic Structures. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.107811

Saleh MG, Wang M, Mikkelsen M, Hui SCN, Oeltzschner G, Boissoneault J, Stennett B, Edden RAE, Porges EC. (2019) Simultaneous edited MRS of GABA, glutathione, and ethanol. NMR in Biomedicine.  https://doi.org/10.1002/nbm.4227

Stennett, B., Padovan-Hernandez, Y., Knackstedt, L. (2019) A novel rat model of cocaine and alcohol poly substance use reveals significant changes in nucleus accumbent glutamate homeostasis relative to cocaine self-administration alone. Neuropsychopharmacology. DOI: 10.1038/s41386-019-0452-2.

Stennett, B., Frankowski, J., Peris, J., Knackstedt, L. (2017). Ceftriaxone reduces alcohol intake in outbred rats while upregulating xCT in the nucleus accumbens core. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior 159: 18-23.

LaCrosse, A., Stennett, B., Knackstedt, L. (2017). Polysubstance-related disorders. In: Wetzel, A. (Ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology.Thousand Oaks, USA: SAGE Publications. 

Pati, D., Kelly, K., Stennett, B.,Frazier, J., Knackstedt, L. (2016). Alcohol self-administration increases basal glutamate in the nucleus accumbens via a mGluR5-dependent mechanism without affecting pre-synaptic release properties. European Journal of Neuroscience 44(2): 1896-1905.

Fredrickson, P., Boules, M., Stennett, B., Richelson, E. (2014). Neurotensin agonist attenuates nicotine potentiation to cocaine sensitization. Behavioral Sciences4(1):42-52.

Boules, M., Stennett, B., Muhktar, N., Zhimin, L., Cai, S., Richelson, E. (2013). Novel therapy for nicotine addiction in alcohol dependent rats. Journal of Addiction Research and Therapy4(4); 161.

Blashfield, R.K., Reynolds, S.M., Stennett, B.A. (2012). The death of histrionic personality disorder. In T.A. Widiger (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Personality Disorders. New York: Oxford University Press.