Lauren M Bylsma, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology

Contact Details

100 N. Bellefield Avenue

Education & Training

University of South Florida Clinical Psychology
VA Puget Sound, Seattle DivisionClinical Psychology
University of Pittsburgh School of MedicineChild and Adolescent Psychiatry

Specialty Certifications

Licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology

Professional Affiliations

Member, Society for Affective Science
Member, Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Member, Society for Research in Psychopathology
Member, Society for Ambulatory Assessment
Member, Society for Psychophysiological Research
Member, FLUX: International Congress for Integrative Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Selected Honors & Awards

Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychophysiology, Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR)
NARSAD Young Investigator Award, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
McGuigan Dissertation Award, American Psychological Foundation

Research Interests

Depression risk, developmental neuroscience; Emotional reactivity & regulation, reward process; Multimodal assessment of emotion, psychophysiology
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Hamilton, J. L., Ladouceur, C. D., Silk, J. S., Franzen, P. L., & Bylsma, L. M. (2020). Higher Rates of Sleep Disturbance Among Offspring of Parents With Recurrent Depression Compared to Offspring of Nondepressed Parents. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 45(1), 1-11.
  2. Bylsma, L.M., Yaroslavsky, I., Jennings, J.R., Rottenberg, J., Baji, I., Benak, I, Dochnal, R., Halas, K, Kapornai, K., Kiss, E., Osyath, V., Varga, H., & Kovacs, M. (2015). Deficits in autonomic balance to a psychological and physical challenge in youth with a history of childhood onset depression. Biological Psychology, 110, 167-174. PMID: 26225465
  3. Bylsma, L. M., Salomon, K., Taylor-Clift, A., Morris, B. H., and Rottenberg, J. (2014). Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia Reactivity in Current and Remitted Major Depressive Disorder. Psychosomatic Medicine, 76, 66-73. PMID: 24367127.
  4. Bylsma, L. M., Clift, A., & Rottenberg, J. (2011). Emotional reactivity to life events in major and minor depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 120, 155-167. PMID: 21319928.
  5. Bylsma, L. M., Morris, B. H & Rottenberg, J. (2008). A meta-analysis of emotional reactivity in major depressive disorder. Clinical Psychology Review, 28, 676-691. PMID: 18006196.

Clinical Interests

Adult mood and anxiety disorders; Child and adolescent mood and anxiety disorders; Cognitive behavioral therapy
Selected Clinical Publications & Products
  1. Bylsma, L. M., Mauss, I. B., & Rottenberg, J. (2016). Is the Divide a Chasm? Bridging Affective Science with Clinical Practice. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 38, 42-47. PMID: 27524858.
  2. Vingerhoets, A. & Bylsma, L. (2007). Crying and health: Popular and scientific conceptions. Psychological Topics, 16, 275-296.

Education Interests

Research mentoring; Clinical supervision: cognitive behavioral therapy; Research methodology training: psychophysiology