Kymberly Young, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara Street

Education & Training

Psychology: Behavior, Cognition, Neuroscience, American University
Clinical Neuroscience, Laureate Institute for Brain Research

Professional Affiliations

Member, Society of Biological Psychiatry
Member, Organization for Human Brain Mapping

Selected Honors & Awards

The Laurel E. Zaks Memorial Research Award,
Donald J. Nash Memorial Outstanding Oral Presentation Award, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Southwestern and Rocky Mountain Division

Research Interests

Real-time fMRI neurofeedback; Autobiographical memory; Neural correlates of mood disorders
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Compere L, Siegle GJ & Young KD. Importance of test-retest reliability for promoting fMRI based screening and interventions in major depressive disorder. (2021) Translational Psychiatry 11(1):387
  2. Sorger, B., Scharnowski, F., Linden, DEJ., Hampson, M., Young, KD.(2019). Control freaks: Towards optimal selection of control conditions for fMRI neurofeedback studies. NeuroImage 186:256-265.
  3. Young, KD, Siegle, GJ., Zotev, V., Phillips, R., Misaki, M., Yuan, H., Drevets, WC., Bodurka, J. (2017). Randomized clinical trial of real-time fMRI amygdala neurofeedback for major depressive disorder: Effects on symptoms and autobiographical memory recall. American Journal of Psychiatry. Apr 14. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2017.16060637.
  4. Young, KD., Misaki, M., Harmer, CJ., Victor, T., Zotev, V., Phillips, R., Siegle, GJ., Drevets, WC., Bodurka, J. (2017). Real-Time fMRI Amygdala Neurofeedback Changes Positive Information Processing in Major Depressive Disorder. Biological Psychiatry. Mar 28. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2017.03.013.
  5. Young, KD., Siegle, G., Bodurka, K., Drevets, WC. (2016) Amygdala activity during autobiographical memory recall in depressed and vulnerable individuals; Association with symptom severity and autobiographical overgenerality. American Journal of Psychiatry 173:78-89.

Clinical Interests

Major depressive disorder onset/recovery

Education Interests

Research mentorship; Medical student education; Graduate student education