Kymberly Young, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara Street

Education & Training

American University Psychology: Behavior, Cognition, Neuroscience
Laureate Institute for Brain ResearchClinical Neuroscience

Professional Affiliations

Member, Society of Biological Psychiatry
Member, Organization for Human Brain Mapping

Selected Honors & Awards

Donald J. Nash Memorial Outstanding Oral Presentation Award, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Southwestern and Rocky Mountain Division

Research Interests

Real-time fMRI neurofeedback; Autobiographical memory; Neural correlates of mood disorders
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Sorger, B., Scharnowski, F., Linden, DEJ., Hampson, M., Young, KD.(2019). Control freaks: Towards optimal selection of control conditions for fMRI neurofeedback studies. NeuroImage 186:256-265.
  2. Young, KD, Siegle, GJ., Zotev, V., Phillips, R., Misaki, M., Yuan, H., Drevets, WC., Bodurka, J. (2017). Randomized clinical trial of real-time fMRI amygdala neurofeedback for major depressive disorder: Effects on symptoms and autobiographical memory recall. American Journal of Psychiatry. Apr 14. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2017.16060637.
  3. Young, KD., Misaki, M., Harmer, CJ., Victor, T., Zotev, V., Phillips, R., Siegle, GJ., Drevets, WC., Bodurka, J. (2017). Real-Time fMRI Amygdala Neurofeedback Changes Positive Information Processing in Major Depressive Disorder. Biological Psychiatry. Mar 28. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2017.03.013.
  4. Young, KD., Siegle, G., Bodurka, K., Drevets, WC. (2016) Amygdala activity during autobiographical memory recall in depressed and vulnerable individuals; Association with symptom severity and autobiographical overgenerality. American Journal of Psychiatry 173:78-89.
  5. Young, KD., Drevets, WC., Dantzer, R., Teague, KT., Bodurka, J., Savitz, JS. (2016). Kynurenine Pathway Metabolites are Associated with Hippocampal Activity during Autobiographical Memory Recall in Patients with Depression. Brain Behavior and Immunity 56:335-342.

Clinical Interests

Major depressive disorder onset/recovery

Education Interests

Research mentorship; Medical student education; Graduate student education