Amy L Byrd, PhD

Amy L Byrd, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

Clinical and Developmental Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Clinical and Developmental Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Clinical Psychology, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
Clinical and Developmental Psychology, University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests

Biopsychosocial risk mechanisms for aggression; Emotion and behavior dysregulation; Emotion socialization
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Byrd AL, Vine V, Frigoletto OA, Vanwoerden S & Stepp SD. (2021). A multi-method investigation of parental responses to youth emotion: Prospective effects on emotion dysregulation and reactive aggression in daily life. Research on child and adolescent psychopathology, 1-15.
  2. Byrd AL, Vine V, Beeney JE, Scott LN, Jennings JR & Stepp SD. (2020). RSA reactivity to parent-child conflict as a predictor of dysregulated emotion and behavior in daily life. Psychological Medicine, 1-9.
  3. Byrd AL, Tung I, Manuck SD, Vine V, Horner M, Hipwell AE & Stepp SD. (2020). An interaction between early threat exposure and the oxytocin receptor in females: Disorder-specific versus general risk for psychopathology and socialemotional mediators. Development and Psychopathology, 1, 16.
  4. Byrd AL, Manuck SB, Hawes SW, Vebares TJ, Nimgaonkar V, Chowdari KV, Hipwell AE, Keenan K & Stepp SD. (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.
  5. Byrd AL, Hawes SW, Burke JD, Loeber R & Pardini DA. (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.

Clinical Interests

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

Education Interests

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