Lauren M Bylsma, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.
Lorraine Scott

Education & Training

University of South Florida Clinical Psychology
VA Puget Sound, Seattle DivisionClinical Psychology
University of Pittsburgh School of MedicineChild and Adolescent Psychiatry

Specialty Certifications

Licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Psychological Association
Member, Association for Psychological Science
Member, Society for Research in Psychopathology
Member, Society for Research in Child Development
Member, Society for Ambulatory Assessment
Member, Society for Psychophysiological Research

Selected Honors & Awards

NARSAD Young Investigator Award, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
McGuigan Dissertation Award, American Psychological Foundation
Nancy B. Forest & L. Michael Honaker Masters Scholarship for Research in Psychology, American Psychological Association of Graduate Students

Research Interests

Depression risk, emotional reactivity & regulation; Reward processing & stress regulation; Developmental affective neuroscience
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Bylsma, L.M., Yaroslavsky, I., Rottenberg, J. Kiss, E., Kapornai, K., Halas, K, Dochnal, R., Benak, I, Baji, I., Vetro, A. & Kovacs, M. (2016). Familiality of mood repair responses among youth with and without histories of depression. Cognition & Emotion, 30, 807-816. PMID: 25849259.
  2. Bylsma, L.M., Yaroslavsky, I., Jennings, J.R., Rottenberg, J., Baji, I., Benak, I, Dochnal, R., Halas, K, Kapornai, K., Kiss, E., Osyath, V., Varga, H., & Kovacs, M. (2015). Deficits in autonomic balance to a psychological and physical challenge in youth with a history of childhood onset depression. Biological Psychology, 110, 167-174. PMID: 26225465
  3. Bylsma, L. M., Clift, A., & Rottenberg, J. (2011). Emotional reactivity to life events in major and minor depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 120, 155-167. PMID: 21319928.
  4. Bylsma, L. M., Salomon, K., Taylor-Clift, A., Morris, B. H., and Rottenberg, J. (2014). Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia Reactivity in Current and Remitted Major Depressive Disorder. Psychosomatic Medicine, 76, 66-73. PMID: 24367127.
  5. Bylsma, L. M., Morris, B. H & Rottenberg, J. (2008). A meta-analysis of emotional reactivity in major depressive disorder. Clinical Psychology Review, 28, 676-691. PMID: 18006196.

Clinical Interests

Adult mood and anxiety disorders; Child and adolescent mood and anxiety disorders; Cognitive behavioral therapy

Education Interests

Research mentoring of undergrad/grad students; Cognitive behavioral therapy clinical supervision; Psychophysiology & ecological momentary assessment