Joan Luby, MD


Research Topics

  • Early emotional development
  • Affective disorders
  • Affective neuroscience

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Publications on brain development, law, and policy

Associations of observed performance monitoring during preschool with obsessive-compulsive disorder and anterior cingulate cortex volume over 12 years

Kirsten E Gilbert, Margot E Barclay, Rebecca Tillman, Deanna M Barch, Joan L Luby. JAMA PsychiatryVolume 75, Issue 9, September 2018, Pages 940-948.

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Parent-Child Psychotherapy Targeting Emotion Development for Early Childhood Depression

Joan L Luby, Deanna M Barch, Diana Whalen, Rebecca Tillman, Kenneth E Freedland. The American Journal of Psychiatry, published online June 20, 2018.

Amygdala Reward Reactivity Mediates the Association Between Preschool Stress Response and Depression Severity

Michael S Gaffrey, Deanna M Barch, Ryan Bogdan, Katrina Farris, Steven E Petersen, Joan L Luby. Biological Psychiatry, Volume 83, Issue 2, 15 January 2018, Pages 128-136

Early Childhood Adverse Experiences, Inferior Frontal Gyrus Connectivity, and the Trajectory of Externalizing Psychopathology

Deanna M. Barch, Andy C. Belden, Rebecca Tillman,  Diana Whalen, Joan L. LubyJournal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry,Volume 57, Issue 3, March 2018, Pages 183-190

Association Between Early Life Adversity and Risk for Poor Emotional and Physical Health in Adolescence: A Putative Mechanistic Neurodevelopmental Pathway

Joan L. Luby, Deanna Barch, Diana Whalen, Rebecca Tillman, Andy Belden. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Dec 1;171(12):1168-1175.

Variation in common preschool sleep problems as an early predictor for depression and anxiety symptom severity across time

Diana J. Whalen, Kirsten E. Gilbert, Deanna M. BarchJoan L. Luby, Andy C. Belden: J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2017 Feb;58(2):151-159. Epub 2016 Sep 12.