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New Faculty – Dr. Judith Morgan

Judith K. Morgan, PhD Appointed to Faculty

The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce that Dr. Judith Morgan has been appointed Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. 

Dr. Morgan is a graduate of the University of Alabama (B.S., Psychology, 2004) where she was selected as a McNair Scholar.  She earned her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Delaware in 2010 where she also received a Teaching Fellowship Award and a Graduate Scholars Award.  Dr. Morgan obtained additional training at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at UPMC in Pittsburgh, where she completed the Psychology Internship Program and a postdoctoral fellowship in the federally-funded Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinical Research Training program under the mentorship of Dr. Erika Forbes.

With support from a career development award from the National Institute of Mental Health, Dr. Morgan is currently pursuing a line of study into the neural and social processes of positive affect in children at risk for depression.  This research represents the next phase of Dr. Morgan’s studies focusing early differences in positive affect and reward processing in young children at biological risk for depression, and how various socialization influences interact with these neurobehavioral differences in high risk young children.  Dr. Morgan has disseminated her findings through peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals including Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Neurobiology of Disease, and Development and Psychopathology, and through presentations at several professional meetings and conferences including the International Society for Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (ISRCAP), Society for Research on Child Development, and Society for Biological Psychiatry.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Morgan to the Department!