Mary L Woody, PhD

Mary L Woody, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

Binghamton University (SUNY) Clinical Psychology
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMCClinical Psychology
University of PittsburghClinical Psychology

Specialty Certifications

Licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology

Selected Honors & Awards

Rising Star Award, Association for Psychological Science
Career Development Leadership Program Award, Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Research Interests

Mechanisms of depression & anxiety; Neurocognitive interventions; Gender-based disparities in depression
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Woody ML, Price RB, Amole MC, Hutchinson E, Allen KB, Silk JS. Using mobile eye-tracking technology to examine adolescent daughters attention to maternal affect during a conflict discussion. Dev Psychobiol. 2020 Aug 6;[Epub ahead of print].
  2. Woody ML, Vaughn-Coaxum R, Siegle GJ, Price RB. Time course of pupillary response to threat words before and after attention bias modification for transdiagnostic anxiety disorders: A randomized controlled trial. Brain Behav. 2020 Aug;10(8):e01664.
  3. Woody ML, Yang JO, Cummings L, Gilchrist D, Graur S, Siegle GJ, Price RB. Protracted amygdalar response predicts efficacy of a computer-based intervention targeting attentional patterns in transdiagnostic clinical anxiety. Transl Psychiatry. 2019;9(1):121.
  4. Woody ML, Rosen D, Allen KB, Price RB, Hutchinson E, Amole M, Silk JS. Looking for the negative: Depressive symptoms in adolescent girls are associated with sustained attention to a potentially critical judge during in vivo social evaluation. J Exp Child Psychol. 2019;179:90-102.
  5. Woody ML, Miskovic V, Owens M, James KM, Feurer C, Sosoo EE, Gibb BE. Competition effects in visual cortex between emotional distractors and a primary task in remitted depression. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2017;2(5):396-403.

Clinical Interests

Depressive disorders; Anxiety, trauma & stressor-related disorders; Prevention interventions in high-risk youth

Education Interests

Research mentorship; Supporting trainees from diverse backgrounds; Medical student & resident education
Selected Education Publications & Products
  1. Woody ML & Price RB (2021). Targeting neurodevelopmental mechanisms in emotional disorders through intervention. In S. Della Sala (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience 2nd Edition. Chapter forthcoming.
  2. Price RB & Woody ML (2021). Emotional disorders in development. In S. Della Sala (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience 2nd Edition. Chapter forthcoming.