Amy L Byrd, PhD
Education & Training
- Byrd AL, Vine V, Frigoletto OA, Vanwoerden S & Stepp SD. (2021). A multi-method investigation of parental responses to youth emotion: Prospective effects on emotion dysregulation and reactive aggression in daily life. Research on child and adolescent psychopathology, 1-15.
- Byrd AL, Vine V, Beeney JE, Scott LN, Jennings JR & Stepp SD. (2020). RSA reactivity to parent-child conflict as a predictor of dysregulated emotion and behavior in daily life. Psychological Medicine, 1-9.
- Byrd AL, Tung I, Manuck SD, Vine V, Horner M, Hipwell AE & Stepp SD. (2020). An interaction between early threat exposure and the oxytocin receptor in females: Disorder-specific versus general risk for psychopathology and socialemotional mediators. Development and Psychopathology, 1, 16.
- Byrd AL, Manuck SB, Hawes SW, Vebares TJ, Nimgaonkar V, Chowdari KV, Hipwell AE, Keenan K & Stepp SD. (2019) The interaction between MAOA and childhood maltreatment as a predictor of personality pathology in females: Emotional reactivity as a potential mediating mechanism. Development and Psychopathology, 1-17.
- Byrd AL, Hawes SW, Burke JD, Loeber R & Pardini DA. (2018) Boys with conduct problems and callous-unemotional traits: Neural response to reward and punishment and associations with treatment response. Developmental cognitive neuroscience, 30, 51-59.
Now in Psychological Medicine: Respiratory Sinus Arrythmia Reactivity to Parent-Child Conflict Linked to Emotion Dysregulation in Youth
Pitt Psychiatry investigators including Amy Byrd, PhD (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry), Vera Vine, PhD (postdoctoral fellow), Joseph Beeney, PhD (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry), Lori Scott, PhD (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry), J. Richard Jennings, PhD (Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Clinical and Translational Science), and Stephanie Stepp, PhD (Associate Professor of Psychiatry and...
Pitt Psychiatry Investigators Study Affective Dynamics Across Internalizing and Externalizing Dimensions of Psychopathology
Dysregulated affective dynamics (i.e., how emotions ebb and flow over time) have most often been studied among people with a given disorder compared to an unaffected control group. However, this approach has yielded inconsistent findings because many emotional states are seen across multiple psychopathologies. In fact, research has shown that psychiatric disorders are organized by evidence of internalizing (e.g...
The Services for Teens at Risk (STAR)-Center Holds Virtual 2020 Conference: “Bringing Treatment into Focus: Being Virtually Present”
The Services for Teens at Risk (STAR)-Center, established in 1986, is a nationally recognized suicide prevention program for teens and young children, part of UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital’s Child and Adolescent Services. The annual STAR-Center conference presents best-practices in clinical care incorporated into practical guidelines for educational and community settings. This year, more than 600 attendees...
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Promotes Amy Byrd, PhD, to Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce the promotion of Amy Byrd, PhD, to Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. Dr. Byrd’s primary research interest is the neurobiological processes underlying the development and persistence of reactive aggression. She focuses on adolescence, a particularly vulnerable developmental window characterized by changes in neural circuitry associated with threat and...