Amy L Byrd, PhD

Amy L Byrd, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

University of Pittsburgh, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Clinical and Developmental Psychology
University of Pittsburgh, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Clinical and Developmental Psychology
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMCClinical Psychology
University of PittsburghClinical and Developmental Psychology

Research Interests

Biopsychosocial risk mechanisms for aggression; Emotional reactivity and dysregulation; Emotion socialization
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Byrd, A.L., Manuck, S.B., Hawes, S.W., Vebares, T.J., Nimgaonkar, V., Chowdari, K.V., Hipwell, A.E., Keenan, K. & Stepp, S.D. (2019) The interaction between MAOA and childhood maltreatment as a predictor of personality pathology in females: Emotional reactivity as a potential mediating mechanism. Development and Psychopathology, 1-17.
  2. Byrd A.L., Hawes S.W., Burke J.D., Loeber R., Pardini D.A. (2018) Boys with conduct problems and callous-unemotional traits: Neural response to reward and punishment and associations with treatment response. Developmental cognitive neuroscience, 30, 51-59.
  3. Byrd, A. L., Hawes, S. W. & Loeber, R. Pardini, D. A. (2018). Interpersonal callousness from childhood to adolescence: Developmental trajectories and early risk factors. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 47 (3), 467-482.
  4. Byrd, A.L. & Manuck, S. B. (2014). MAOA genotype, childhood maltreatment and antisocial behavior: A meta-analysis. Evidence for gene-environment interaction. Biological Psychiatry, 75(1), 9-17.
  5. Byrd, A.L., Loeber, R., & Pardini, D. A. (2014). Antisocial behavior, psychopathic features and abnormalities in reward and punishment processing in youth. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 17(2),125-156.

Clinical Interests

Emotion and behavioral dysregulation; Dialectical behavior therapy; Youth and families

Education Interests

Medical student & resident education; Research mentorship; Clinical training & mentorship