Judith K Morgan, PhD
Education & Training
Selected Honors & Awards
- Morgan JK, Silk JS, Woods BK & Forbes EE. (2019). Differential neural responding to affective stimuli in 6- to 8-year old children at high familial risk for depression: Associations with behavioral reward seeking. Journal of Affective Disorders, 257, 445-453.
- Morgan JK, Guo C, Moses-Kolko EL, Phillips ML, Stepp SD & Hipwell AE. (2017). Postpartum depressive symptoms moderate the link between mothers neural response to positive faces in reward and social regions and observed caregiving. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12, 1605-1611.
- Morgan JK, Ambrosia M, Forbes EE, Cyranowski JM, Amole MC, Silk JS, Elliott RD & Swartz HA. (2015). Maternal response to child affect: Role of maternal depression and relationship quality. Journal of Affective Disorders, 187, 106-113.
- Morgan JK, Shaw DS & Forbes EE. (2014). Maternal depression and warmth during childhood predict age 20 neural response to reward. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 53, 108-117.
- Morgan JK, Olino TM, McMakin DM, Ryan N & Forbes EE. (2013). Neural response to reward as a predictor of increases in depressive symptoms in adolescence. Neurobiology of Disease, 52, 66-74.
Now in The American Journal of Psychiatry: Neural Reward Circuitry & Psychotherapy in Youths with Anxiety Disorders
In a recent American Journal of Psychiatry study, Pitt Psychiatry investigators examined the association between function in the brain’s reward circuitry and response to psychotherapy in youths with anxiety disorders. Recent research has indicated the importance of reward in the pathophysiology and treatment of anxiety, suggesting the potential involvement of reward circuitry in treatment response. The team of...
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Promotes Judith Morgan, PhD, to Associate Professor of Psychiatry
We are pleased to announce that Judith Morgan, PhD, has been promoted to Associate Professor of Psychiatry by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. After completing a clinical psychology internship at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, Dr. Morgan undertook a postdoctoral fellowship in affective neuroscience in the Department of Psychiatry under the mentorship of Erika Forbes, PhD. Dr. Morgan’s research...
Now in Journal of Affective Disorders: Neural Response to Positive Stimuli in Young Children with Familial Risk for Depression
Children of parents with depression, when compared with their peers, are at increased risk to experience depression or other psychiatric illnesses. However, the neural mechanisms that contribute to the development of psychiatric illness in the offspring of affected parents is not well understood. Existing research has demonstrated that children at high risk for depression, compared with their peers, have...
Department Faculty Members and Student Researcher Receive ACNP Travel Awards
The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) selected three faculty members (Drs. Jay Fournier, Danella Hafeman and Judith Morgan) and a Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) student (Dr. Wonjae Chung) in the Department of Psychiatry to receive travel awards. ACNP annually selects distinguished young scientists in the field of neuropsychopharmacology to receive these awards, which offer an opportunity...