University of Hawaii Neuroscience and MRI Research Program

Research Team

Andy Stenger, Ph.D.

 

Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor

Department of Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai'i, 1356 Lusitana Street, University Tower, 7th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813

Email: stenger -AT- hawaii -DOT- edu
Phone: (808) 691-5159
Fax: (808) 691-7486

Education

1989 - B.S. Physics, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
1993 - M.S. Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
1996 - Ph.D. Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Positions and Employment

1996-1998 Research Associate in Radiology
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
1998-1999 Research Instructor in Radiology
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
1999-2002 Research Assistant Professor in Radiology
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
2002-2004 Assistant Professor in Radiology and Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
2004-2005 Associate Professor in Radiology and Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
2005-2009 Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
2009-Pres. Professor of Medicine
University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Guérin B., Setsompop K., Ye H., Poser B. A., Stenger A. V., Wald L. L. Design of parallel transmission pulses for simultaneous multislice with explicit control for peak power and local specific absorption rate. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. (Epub ahead of print) 2014 (NIHMS600992).
M. A. Koenig, J. L. Holt, T. Ernst, S. D. Buchthal, K. Nakagawa, V. A. Stenger, L. Chang. MRI Default Mode Network Connectivity is Associated with Functional Outcome After Cardiopulmonary Arrest. Neurocritical Care. Vol. 20, pp. 348-357, 2014 (PMC4136809).
W. Deng, F. E. Boada F, B. A. Poser, C. Schirda, and V. A. Stenger. Iterative projection onto convex sets for quantitative susceptibility mapping.  Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. (Epub ahead of print) 2014 (NIHMS570744).
B. Zahneisen, B. A. Poser, T. E. Ernst, V. A. Stenger. Simultaneous Multi-Slice fMRI using Spiral Trajectories. NeuroImage. Vol. 92, pp. 8-18, 2014. (PMC4008666).
R. J. Anderson, B. A. Poser, V. A. Stenger. Simultaneous Multi-Slice Spectral-Spatial Excitation for Reduced Signal Loss Artifact in BOLD fMRI. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. (Epub ahead of print) 2014 (PMC4058096).
B. Zahneisen, B. A. Poser, T. E. Ernst, V. A. Stenger. Three-Dimensional Fourier Encoding of Simultaneous Excited Slices: A Generalized Acquisition and Reconstruction Framework. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Vol. 71, pp. 2071-2081, 2014 (PMC3865111).
Poser BA, Anderson RJ, Guerin B, Setsompop K, Deng W, Mareyam A, Serano P, Wald LL, Stenger VA. SMS-pTX: Simultaneous multi-slice acquisition with parallel transmission. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Vol. 71, pp. 1416-1427, 2014 (PMC3830622).
O'Phelan K, Ernst T, Park D, Stenger A, Denny K, Green D, Chang C, Chang L. Impact of methamphetamine on regional metabolism and cerebral blood flow after traumatic brain injury. Neurocritical Care. Vol. 19, pp. 183-191, 2013 (PMC4111452).
J. Camchong, V. A. Stenger, G. Fein, Resting state synchrony in long term abstinent alcoholics with versus without comorbid drug dependence, Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Vol. 131, pp. 56-65, 2013 (PMC3759679).
J. Camchong, V. A. Stenger, G. Fein, Resting state synchrony in short-term versus long-term abstinent alcoholics. Alcoholism: Clinical Experimental Research. Vol. 37, pp. 794-803 2013 (PMC3637430).
J. Camchong, A. Stenger, G. Fein, Resting state synchrony during early alcohol abstinence can predict subsequent relapse, to be published in Cerebral Cortex (PMC3729195).
J. Camchong, A. Stenger, G. Fein, Resting state synchrony in long term abstinent alcoholics, Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research Vol. 37, pp. 75-85 2013 (PMC3493852).
B. A. Poser, M. Barth, P. Goa, W Deng, and V. A. Stenger, Single-shot EPI with Nyquist ghost compensation: Interleaved Dual-Echo with Acceleration (IDEA) EPI, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Vol. 69, pp. 37-47, 2013 (PMC3378781).
C. Yang, B. A. Poser, W. Deng, and V. A. Stenger, Spectral-Spatial Pulse Design with Spectral Decomposition, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Vol. 68, pp. 1905-1910, 2012 (PMC3355209).
C. Yang, W. Deng, and V. A. Stenger, Simple Analytical Dual-Band Spectral-Spatial RF Pulses for B1+ and Susceptibility Artifact Reduction in Gradient Echo MRI, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Vol. 66, pp. 370-6, 2011 (PMC3065027).
B. Keating, W. Deng, J. C. Roddey, N. White, A. Dale, V. A. Stenger, T. Ernst. Prospective Motion Correction for Single-Voxel 1H MR Spectroscopy, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Vol. 64, pp. 572-9, 2011 (PMC2933067).
W. Deng, C. Yang, and V. A. Stenger, Accelerated Multi-Dimensional RF Pulse Design for Parallel Transmission Using Concurrent Computation on Multiple Graphics Processing Units, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Vol. 65, pp. 363-9, 2011 (PMC3069537).
C. Yang, W. Deng, V. A. Alagappan, L. L. Wald and V. A. Stenger, Four-Dimensional Spectral-Spatial Pulses for Susceptibility Artifact and B1+ Inhomogeneity Reduction using Parallel Transmission, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Vol. 64, pp. 1-8, 2010 (PMC3040071).
W. Deng and V. A. Stenger, A Three-Dimensional Variable-Density Spiral Spatial-Spectral RF Pulse with Rotated Gradients, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Vol. 63, pp. 824-834, 2010 (PMC2714643).
Y. Qian, V. A. Stenger, F. E. Boada. Parallel Imaging with 3D TPI Trajectory: SNR and Acceleration Benefits. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Vol. 27(5) pp. 656-63, 2009 (PMID19110392).
W. Deng, V. Alagappan, L. L. Wald, F. E. Boada, and V. A. Stenger, Simultaneous z-shim technique using parallel transmitters for reduced susceptibility artifacts, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Vol. 61, pp. 255-259, 2009 (PMC2714643).
H. J. Aizenstein, M. A. Butters, L. M. Mazurkewicz, V. A. Stenger, P. J. Genaros, J. T. Becker, C. F. Reynolds 3rd, C. S. Carter. Altered Functioning of the Executive Control Circuit in Late-Life Depression: Episodic and Persistent Phenomena. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Vol. 17, pp. 30-42, 2009 (PMC2626170).
J. D. Van Horn, P. A. Bandettini, K. Cheng, G. F. Egan, V. A. Stenger, S. Strother, and A. W. Toga, New horizons for the next era of human brain imaging, cognitive, and behavioral research: pacific rim interactivity, Brain imaging and Behavior, Vol. 2, pp. 227-231, 2008 (PMID: 20169011).
S. Ursu, K. A. Clark, V. A. Stenger, C. S. Carter. Distinguishing expected negative outcomes from preparatory control in the human orbitofrontal cortex. Brain Research, Vol. 1227, pp.110-119, 2008. (PMC2679390).
S. Ursu, K. A. Clark, H. J. Aizenstein, V. A. Stenger, C. S. Carter. Conflict-related activity in the caudal anterior cingulate cortex in the absence of awareness. Biological Psychiatry, Vol. 80, pp. 279-286, 2009 (PMC2679390).
Zhang Z, Yip CY, Grissom W, Noll DC, Boada FE, Stenger VA. Reduction of transmitter B1 inhomogeneity with transmit SENSE slice-select pulses. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Vol. 57(5), pp. 842-847, 2007. (PMC3041897).
W. Grissom, C.-Y. Yip, Z. Zhang, V. A. Stenger, J. A. Fessler, and D. C. Noll. Spatial domain method for the design of RF pulses in multicoil parallel excitation. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Vol. 56(3), pp. 620-629, 2006 (PMID16894579).
V. A. Stenger, M. S. Giurgi, F. E. Boada, D. C. Noll. Excitation UNFOLD (XUNFOLD) to improve the temporal resolution of multishot tailored RF pulses. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Vol. 56(3), pp. 692-697, 2006 (PMC3050053).
S. Saekho, C.-Y. Yip, F. E. Boada, D. C. Noll, V. A. Stenger. A fast-kz tailored RF pulse for reduced B1 inhomogeneity at 3T. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Vol. 55(4), pp. 719-724, 2006 (PMC3076290).
D. Griffiths, S. Derbyshire, V. A. Stenger, and N. Resnick. Brain control of normal and overactive bladder. Journal of Urology, Vol. 174, pp. 1862-7, 2005.
K. G. Kerns, J. D. Cohen, A. W. MacDonald 3rd, M. K. Johnson, V. A. Stenger, H. J. Aizenstein, and C. S. Carter. Decreased conflict- and error-related activity in the anterior cingulate cortex in subjects with schizophrenia. American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 162, pp. 1833-9, 2005(PMID16199829).
H. J. Aizenstein, M. A. Butters, J. L. Figurski, V. A. Stenger, C. F. Reynolds 3rd, C. S. Carter. Prefrontal and striatal activation during sequence learning in geriatric depression. Biological Psychiatry, Vol. 58(4), pp. 290-296, 2005.
V. van Veen, C. B. Holroyd, J. D. Cohen, V. A. Stenger, and C. S. Carter, Errors without conflict: implications of performance monitoring theories of anterior cingulated cortex. Brain Cogn, Vol. 56, pp. 267-276, 2005.
M. H. Sohn, A, Goode, V. A. Stenger, K. J. Jung, C. S. Carter, and J. R. Anderson, An information-processing model of three cortical regions: evidence in episodic memory retrieval. Neuroimage, Vol. 25, pp. 21-33, 2005.
A.W. MacDonald, C. S. Carter, J. G. Kerns, S. Ursu, D. M. Barch, A. J. Holmes, V. A. Stenger, and J. D. Cohen, Specificity of prefrontal dysfunction and context processing deficits in schizophrenia in never-medicated patients with first-episode psychosis. American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 162, pp. 475-484, 2005.
S. Saekho, F. E. Boada, D. C. Noll, V. A. Stenger. A small tip-angle three-dimensional tailored RF pulse for reduced B1 inhomogeneity at 3T. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Vol. 53, pp. 479-484, 2005.
M. H. Sohn, A, Goode, K. R. Koedinger, V. A. Stenger, K. Fissell, C. S. Carter, and J. R. Anderson, Behavioral equivalence, but not neural equivalence-neural evidence of alternative strategies in mathematical thinking. Nat Neurosci, Vol. 7, pp. 1193-4, 2004.
B. H. Goodpaster, V. A. Stenger, F. E. Boada, T. McKolanis, D. Davis, R. Ross, D. E. Kelley. Skeletal Muscle Lipid Concentration Quantified by Magnetic Resonance Imaging. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 79, pp. 748-754, 2004.
Y. Qian, Z. Zhang, V. A. Stenger, and Y. Wang. Self-calibrated spiral SENSE. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Vol. 52, pp. 688-92, 2004.
S. W. Derbyshire, M. G. Whalley, V. A. Stenger, D. A. Oakley. Cerebral activation during hypnotically induced and imagined pain. Neuroimage, Vol. 23, pp. 392-401, 2004.
K. G. Kerns, J. D. Cohen, V. A. Stenger, and C. S. Carter. Prefrontal cortex guides context-appropriate responding during language production. Neuron, Vol. 43, pp. 283-91, 2004.
Zhu H, Buck DG, Zhang Z, Zhang H, Wang P, Stenger VA, Prince MR, Wang Y. High temporal and spatial resolution 4D MRA using spiral data sampling and sliding window reconstruction. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Vol. 52, pp. 14-8, 2004.
S. D. Forman, G. G. Dougherty, B. J. Casey, G. J. Siegle, T. S. Braver, D. M. Barch, V. A. Stenger, C. Wick-Hull, L. A. Pisarov, E. Lorensen. Opiate Addicts Lack Error-Dependent Activation of Rostral Anterior Cingulate. Biological Psychiatry, Vol. 55, pp. 531-537, 2004.
J. R. Anderson, Y. Qin, V. A. Stenger, C. S. Carter. The relationship of three cortical regions to an information-processing model. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Vol. 16, pp. 637-53, 2004 (PMID15165353).
M. R. Delgado, V. A. Stenger, J. A. Fiez, Motivation-dependent responses in the human caudate nucleus, Cerebral Cortex, Vol. 14, pp. 1022-30, 2004.
H. J. Aizenstein, K. A. Clark, M. A. Butters, J. L. Cochran, V. A. Stenger, C. C. Meltzer, C. F. Reynolds 3rd, C. S. Carter. The BOLD Hemodynamic Response in Healthy Aging. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. Vol. 16, pp. 786-93, 2004.
Y. Qin, C. S. Carter, E. M. Silk, V. A. Stenger, K. Fissell, A. Goode and J. Anderson,. The change of the brain activation patterns as children learn algebra equation solving. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A., Vol. 101, pp. 5686-5691, 2004.
K. G. Kerns, J. D. Cohen, A. W. MacDonald, R. Y. Cho, V. A. Stenger, and C. S. Carter. Anterior cingulate conflict monitoring and adjustments in control. Science, Vol. 303, pp. 1023-1026, 2004.
J. C. May, M. R. Delgado, R. E. Dahl, V. A. Stenger, N. D. Ryan, J. A. Fiez, and C. S. Carter. Event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging of reward-related brain circuitry in children and adolescents. Biological Psychiatry, Vol. 55, pp. 359-366, 2004.
H. Aizenstein, V. A. Stenger, V., J. Cochran, K. A. Clark, M. Johnson, M., R. Nebes, and C. S. Carter. Regional Brain Activation During Concurrent Implicit and Explicit Sequence Learning. Cerebral Cortex, Vol. 14, pp. 199-208, 2004.
G. K. Frank, W. H. Kaye, C. S. Carter, S. Brooks, C. May, K. Fissell, and V. A. Stenger. The evaluation of brain activity in response to taste stimuli-a pilot study and method for central taste activation as assessed by event-related fMRI. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, Vol. 131, pp. 99-105, 2003.
V. A. Stenger, F. E. Boada, and D. C. Noll, Variable Density Spiral 3D Tailored RF Pulses. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Vol. 50, pp. 1100-1106, 2003.
J. R. Anderson, Y. Qin, M.-H. Sohn, V. A. Stenger, C. S. Carter. An information-processing model of the BOLD response during symbol manipulation tasks. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, Vol. 10, pp. 241-261, 2003.
G. Siegle, S. Steinhauer, V. A. Stenger, R. O. Konecky, C. S. Carter. The concomitant use of pupil dilatation to inform the interpretation and analysis of fMRI data. NeuroImage, Vol. 20, pp. 114-124, 2003.
S. Ursu, V. A. Stenger, M. K. Shear, M. K. Jones, C. S. Carter. Overactive action monitoring in obsessive-compulsive disorder: evidence from functional magnetic resonance imaging, Psychological Science, Vol. 14, pp. 347-353, 2003.
M. R. Delgado, H. M. Locke, V. A. Stenger, J. A. Fiez, Dorsal striatum responses to reward and punishment: effects of valance and magnitude manipulations, Cognitive Affective Behavioral Neuroscience, Vol. 3, pp. 27-38, 2003.
M. H. Sohn, A, Goode, V. A. Stenger, C. S. Carter, and J. R. Anderson, Competition and representation during memory retrieval: Roles of prefrontal cortex and the posterior parietal cortex, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A., Vol. 100, pp. 7412-7417, 2003.
Y. Qin, M.-H. Sohn, J. Anderson, V. A. Stenger, A. Goode, C. S. Carter. Predicting practice effects on the BOLD response during fMRI of a symbol manipulation task. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A., Vol. 100, pp. 4951-4956, 2003.
V. A. Stenger, F. E. Boada, and D. C. Noll, Multi-Shot 3D Slice-Select Tailored RF Pulses for MRI, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Vol. 48, pp. 157-165, 2002 (PMID12111943) 
J. M. Fincham, C. S. Carter, V. van Veen, V. A. Stenger, J. R. Anderson, Neural Mechanisms of Planning: a Computational Analysis Using Event-Related fMRI, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 99, pp.3346-3351, 2002.
W. M. Perlstein, T. Elbert, V. A. Stenger, Dissociation in human prefrontal cortex of affective influences on working memory-related activity, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A., Vol. 99, pp. 1736-1741, 2002.
G. J. Siegle, S. R. Steinhauer, M. E. Thase, V. A. Stenger, C. S. Carter, Can't Shake that Feeling: Event-related fMRI Assessment of Sustained Amygdala Activity in Response to Emotional Information in Depressed Individuals. Biological Psychiatry, Vol. 51, pp. 693-707, 2002.
C. S. Carter, A. W. MacDonald, L. L. Ross, V. A. Stenger, Anterior Cingulate Cortex Activity and Impaired Self-Monitoring of Performance in Patients with Schizophrenia: an Event-Related fMRI Study, American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 158, pp. 1423-1428, 2001.
V. van Veen, J. D. Cohen, M. M. Botvinick, V. A. Stenger, C. S. Carter, Anterior Cingulate Cortex, Conflict Monitoring, and Levels of Processing, Neuroimage, Vol. 14, pp. 1302-1308, 2001.
H. Aizenstein, A. W. MacDonald, V. A. Stenger, R. D. Nebes, J. K. Larson, S. Ursu, C. S. Carter, Complementary category learning systems identified using event-related functional MRI. J. Cognitive Neuroscience, Vol. 12, pp. 977-987, 2000.
M. H. Sohn, S. Ursu, J. Anderson, V. A. Stenger, and C. S. Carter, The Role of Prefrontal Cortex and Posterior Parietal Cortex in Task Switching, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A., Vol. 97, pp. 13448-13453, 2000.
V. A. Stenger, F. E. Boada, D. C. Noll, Three-Dimensional Tailored RF Pulses for the Reduction of Susceptibility Artifacts in T2*-Weighted Functional MRI, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Vol. 44, pp. 525-531, 2000.
W. MacDonald, J. D. Cohen, V. A. Stenger, and C. S. Carter, Dissociating the role of Dorsolateral Prefrontal and Anterior Cingulate Cortex in cognitive control. Science Vol. 288, pp. 1835-1838, 2000.
C. S. Carter, A. M. MacDonald, L. L. Ross, V. A. Stenger, D. C. Noll, and J. D. Cohen, Parsing executive processes: strategic versus evaluative functions of the anterior cingulate cortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A., Vol. 97, pp. 1944-48, 2000.
V. A. Stenger, S. Peltier, F. E. Boada, D. C. Noll, 3D Spiral Cardiac/Respiratory Ordered fMRI Data Acquisition at 3 Tesla, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Vol. 41, pp. 983-991, 1999.
V. A. Stenger, D. C. Noll, and F. E. Boada, Partial k-space reconstruction for 3D gradient echo functional MRI: a comparison of phase correction methods, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Vol. 40, pp. 481-490, 1998.
C.H. Pennington, C. Hahm, V. A. Stenger, K. Gorny, C. H. Recchia, J. A. Martindale, D. R. Buffinger, and R. P. Ziebarth, Double resonance NMR probes of structural distortions in alkali fulleride superconductors, Physical Review B Rapid Communications, Vol. 54, pp. 6853-6956, 1996.
C. H. Pennington, V. A. Stenger, C. H. Recchia, C. D. Hahm, K. R. Gorny, V. A. Nandor, D. R. Buffinger, S.-M. Lee, and R. P. Ziebarth, 13C NMR hyperfine couplings, T1 anisotropy, and Korrina relations in Rb: search for effects of strong correlation, Physical Review B Rapid Communications Vol. 53, pp. R2967-R2970, 1996.
V. A. Stenger, C. H. Pennington, D. R. Buffinger, and R. P. Ziebarth, Nuclear magnetic resonance of A3C60 superconductors, Physical Review Letters, Vol. 74, pp. 1649-1652, 1995.
D.R. Buffinger, S.-M. Lee, R. P. Ziebarth, V. A. Stenger, and C. H. Pennington, Recent Advances in the Physics and Chemistry, Proceedings of the 185th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, May 22-27, pp. 452-459, 1994.
V. A. Stenger, C. H. Recchia, C. H. Pennington, D. R. Buffinger, and R. P. Ziebarth, NMR studies of alkali C60 superconductors, Journal of Superconductivity, Vol. 7, pp. 931-936, 1994.
D. R. Buffinger, R. P. Ziebarth, V. A. Stenger, C. H. Recchia, and C. H. Pennington, Rapid and efficient synthesis of alkali metal C compounds in liquid ammonia, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 115, pp. 9267-9270, 1993.
V. A. Stenger, C. H. Recchia, J. E. Vance C. H. Pennington, D. R. Buffinger, and R. P. Ziebarth, NMR measurement of superconducting-state spin susceptibility in alkali fullerides, Physical Review B Rapid Communications, Vol. 48, pp. 9942-9944, 1993.

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