Education & Training
- Stepp, S. D., Lazarus, S. A., & Byrd, A. L. (2016). A systematic review of risk factors prospectively associated with borderline personality disorder: Taking stock and moving forward. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 7(4), 316-323. PMCID: PMC5055059
- Stepp, S. D., Scott, L. N., Jones, N. P., Whalen, D. J., & Hipwell, A. E. (2016). Negative emotional reactivity as a marker of vulnerability in the development of borderline personality disorder symptoms. Development and Psychopathology, 28, 213-224. PMCID: PMC4418187
- Stepp, S. D., Whalen, D., Scott, L. N., Zalewski, M., Loeber, R., & Hipwell, A. E. (2014). Reciprocal effects of parenting and borderline personality disorder symptoms in adolescent girls. Development and Psychopathology, 20, 1-18. PMID:24443951. PMCID: PMC4103652
- Zalewski, M., Stepp, S. D., Whalen, D., Scott, L. N. (2015). A qualitative assessment of the parenting challenges and treatment needs of mothers with borderline personality disorder. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 25, 75-89. PMCID: PMC4538980
- Zalewski, M. Stepp, S. D., Scott, L. N., Whalen, D. J., Beeney, J. F., & Hipwell, A. E. (2014). Maternal borderline personality disorder symptoms and parenting of adolescent daughters. Journal of Personality Disorders, 28(4), 541-554. PMCID: PMC4114999
- Stepp, S. D., Whalen, D. J., Pilkonis, P. A., Hipwell, A. E., & Levine, M. D. (2012). Children of mothers with borderline personality disorder: Identifying parenting behaviors as potential targets for intervention. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 3, 76-91. PMCID: PMC3268672
New ETUDES Center Aims to Help PCPs Assess and Increase Engagement of Depressed and Suicidal Youth through Innovative New Technologies
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescents and has increased by at least 20% in the past decade, but depressed and suicidal youth, who are at high risk for suicide, are often not identified, and when identified, often do not go for treatment. Pediatric primary care is an ideal place to identify youth at risk for suicide. At-risk youth are much more likely to present in primary care than in...
Findings by Dr. Amy Byrd and Colleagues Find the Interaction between Monoamine Oxidase A and Early Maltreatment Puts Women at Risk for Personality Pathology via Emotional Reactivity
Research consistently demonstrates that common polymorphic variation in monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) moderates the influence of childhood maltreatment on later antisocial behavior in males, with growing evidence that the “risk” allele (high vs. low activity) differs in females. These findings underscore the need for continued research regarding this gene by environment interaction (GxE) in female samples. Moreover,...
Stephanie Stepp, PhD Promoted to Associate Professor of Psychiatry by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has promoted Stephanie Stepp, PhD to the rank of Associate Professor of Psychiatry. Dr. Stepp earned a Master?s degree and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri. She is also a graduate of the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) Psychology Internship Program and obtained additional training as a postdoctoral scholar in the...
First Time R01 Recipients Embark on New Phase of Their Careers
The receipt of a researcher's first R01 grant is an important milestone in their career as an independent scientist. Investigators in the Department of Psychiatry that transitioned from career development awards to their first R01 awards during the past year are embarking on the next phase of their academic careers and represent the diversity of research interests in the department. Susanne E. Ahmari, MD, PhD...