Mary L Woody, PhD
Education & Training
Selected Honors & Awards
- 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].
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Price RB & Woody ML (2021). Emotional disorders in development. In S. Della Sala (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience 2nd Edition. Chapter forthcoming.
Adriane Soehner, PhD, & Mary Woody, PhD, Honored as Association for Psychological Science Rising Stars
Many congratulations to Adriane Soehner, PhD (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry), and Mary Woody, PhD (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry), who were recently named Association for Psychological Science (APS) Rising Stars! The APS Rising Star designation is presented to outstanding APS members in the earliest stages of their research careers after completing doctoral training. Dr. Soehner examines the mechanisms...
New Research: Pupillary Response to Threat Before & After Attention Bias Modification for Transdiagnostic Anxiety Disorders
How can a better understanding of heightened attention bias to threat help the development of interventions to treat anxiety? In general, individuals with anxiety disorders give greater initial attention to perceived threats, with some maintaining negative attention bias during sustained exposure to threatening stimuli. These temporal stages of attention bias may exert unique influences on anxious vigilance...
New Study by Woody, Siegle, Price, and Colleagues Sheds Light on Why Some People Don’t Respond to a Computer-Based Intervention for Anxiety
There is a great need for better treatments for the forty million U.S. adults who experience anxiety disorders. People with anxiety disorders tend to direct their attention to threat-related, rather than neutral or positive, information in their environment. Because of this link between anxiety and attention, researchers are investigating whether attention retraining could be a viable treatment option. Indeed...
The Department of Psychiatry welcomes Camila Aponte, MD, Brian C. Thoma, PhD, and Mary Woody, PhD, to the Faculty
The Department of Psychiatry is delighted to announce that Camila Aponte, MD, Brian C. Thoma, PhD, and Mary Woody, PhD, have joined the faculty at the rank of assistant professor. Dr. Aponte earned her MD from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia. After receiving her medical degree, she completed a residency in adult psychiatry and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Cleveland...