Judith K Morgan, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Education & Training

  • University of Delaware, Ph.D

Research Interest Summary

Developmental Mechanisms of Risk for Affective Disorders; Multimodal imaging

Research Interests

Early developmental mechanisms of risk for affective disorders, role of dyadic parent-child interactions  in child socio-emotional development, neurobehavioral indices of reward in young children.

Representative Publications (*=Trainee)
1. Morgan JK, Eckstrand KL, Silk JS, Olino TM, Ladouceur CD, & Forbes EE. Maternal response to positive affect moderates the impact of familial risk for depression on ventral striatal response to winning reward in 6- to 8-year-old children. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, Forthcoming. 

2. *Zollman JW, Forbes EE, Cyranowski JM, *Woods BK, & Morgan JK. Mother-adolescent neural concordance in response to distress is related to greater mother-adolescent concordance of perceived adolescent anxiety. J Affect Disord Rep. 2021; 100207

3. *Woods BK, Forbes EE, Sheeber LS, Allen NB, Silk JS, Jones N, & Morgan JK. Positive affect between Close Friends: Brain-behavior associations during adolescence. Soc Neurosci. 2020, 15, 128-139

4. Morgan JK, Silk JS, *Woods BK, & Forbes EE. Differential neural responding to affective stimuli in 6- to 8-year-old children at high familial risk for depression: Associations with behavioral reward seeking. J Affect Disord. 2019; 257, 445-453. 

5. Morgan JK, Shaw DS, & Forbes EE. Maternal depression and warmth during childhood predict age 20 neural response to reward. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2014; 53, 108-117.


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