Judith K Morgan, PhD

Judith K Morgan, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

University of Delaware, College of Arts & Sciences Clinical Psychology
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMCClinical Psychology

Specialty Certifications

Licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology

Professional Affiliations

Member, Society for Research on Child Development
Member, International Society for Research on Child and Adolescent Psychology

Selected Honors & Awards

NARSAD Young Investigator Award, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Fellowship Award, Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation

Research Interests

Familial risk for depression; Emotion development; Reward processing
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Morgan, J.K., Guo, C., Moses-Kolko, E.L., Phillips, M.L., Stepp, S.D., & Hipwell, A.E. (in press). Postpartum depressive symptoms moderate the link between mothers neural response to positive faces in reward and social regions and observed caregiving. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience,
  2. Morgan, J.K., Ambrosia, M., Forbes, E.E., Cyranowski, J.M., Amole, M.C., Silk, J.S., Elliott, R.D., & Swartz, H.A. (2015). Maternal response to child affect: Role of maternal depression and relationship quality. Journal of Affective Disorders, 187, 106-113.
  3. Morgan, J.K., Shaw, D.S, & Forbes, E.E. (2015). Fearfulness moderates the link between childhood social withdrawal and adolescent reward response. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10, 761-768.
  4. Morgan, J.K., Shaw, D.S., & Forbes, E.E. (2014). Maternal depression and warmth during childhood predict age 20 neural response to reward. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 53, 108-117.
  5. Morgan, J. K., Olino, T. M., McMakin, D. M., Ryan, N., & Forbes, E. E. (2013). Neural response to reward as a predictor of increases in depressive symptoms in adolescence. Neurobiology of Disease, 52, 66-74.

Clinical Interests

Cognitive behavioral therapy