Amy L Byrd, PhD
Education & Training
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Pitt Psychiatry Investigators Study Affective Dynamics Across Internalizing and Externalizing Dimensions of Psychopathology
Dysregulated affective dynamics (i.e., how emotions ebb and flow over time) have most often been studied among people with a given disorder compared to an unaffected control group. However, this approach has yielded inconsistent findings because many emotional states are seen across multiple psychopathologies. In fact, research has shown that psychiatric disorders are organized by evidence of internalizing (e.g...
The Services for Teens at Risk (STAR)-Center Holds Virtual 2020 Conference: “Bringing Treatment into Focus: Being Virtually Present”
The Services for Teens at Risk (STAR)-Center, established in 1986, is a nationally recognized suicide prevention program for teens and young children, part of UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital’s Child and Adolescent Services. The annual STAR-Center conference presents best-practices in clinical care incorporated into practical guidelines for educational and community settings. This year, more than 600 attendees...
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Promotes Amy Byrd, PhD, to Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce the promotion of Amy Byrd, PhD, to Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. Dr. Byrd’s primary research interest is the neurobiological processes underlying the development and persistence of reactive aggression. She focuses on adolescence, a particularly vulnerable developmental window characterized by changes in neural circuitry associated with threat and...