Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Amy K. Roy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
Dealy Hall, 418
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458-9993
Phone: 718-817-0969

Office Hours: Mondays 1:00- 3:00pm or by appointment
PERL (Pediatric Emotion Regulation Lab)
Curriculum Vitae
portrait: Amy Roy
Education | Clinical Interests | Research | Projects | Courses | Professional Expertise | CooperationsPublicationsRecent News | Neuroscience  

Education Top
  • 1994 BA in Psychology, Princeton University
  • 1999 MA in Psychology, Temple University
  • 2003 PhD in Clinical Psychology, Temple University

Clinical Interests
Using empirically-supported techniques to treat children and adolescents with a variety of behavioral and emotional concerns with a focus on anxiety disorders and attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder.

Major Research Interests Top
  • Neural basis of emotion dysregulation in young children with severe temper outbursts
  • Neurocognitive models of pediatric anxiety disorders, particularly generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Development of emotion regulation networks in children and adolescents

Projects Top
  • "Prefrontal-Amygdala Circuitry in Young Children with Severe Emotion Dysregulation" (PI, sponsored by NIMH)
  • "Functional Connectivity of Emotion Regulation Circuits in Young Children with Extreme Temper Outbursts" (PI; sponsored by NARSAD)
  • "Cognitive basis of risk-taking over the lifespan: Psychophysics & brain imaging" (Co-Investigator; sponsored by NIA)

Courses Top
  • Introduction to Neuroscience

Further Professional Expertise/Experience/Tasks  Top
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Member
  • Society for Neuroscience, Member
  • American Psychological Association, Division 53, Member

Cooperations Top

Selected Publications Top

A listing of Dr. Roy's published works may be obtained by visiting
  • Comer, J.S., Roy, A.K., Furr, J.M., Gotimer, K., Beidas, R.S., Dugas, M.J. (2009). The Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale for Children:A Psychometric Evaluation. Psychological Assessment, 21, 402–411.
  •  Cox, C.L., Gotimer, K., Roy, A.K., Castellanos, F.X., Milham, M.P., Kelly, C. (2010). Your Resting Brain CAREs about Your Risky Behavior. PLoS ONE 5(8): e12296. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0012296.
  •  Reiss, P.T., Huang, L., Cavanaugh, J.E., Roy, A.K. (2012). Resampling-based information criteria for best-subset regression. Ann Inst Stat Math, 64, 1161–1186.
  • Roy, A.K., Gotimer, K., Kelly, A.M., Castellanos, F.X., Milham, M.P., & Ernst, M. (2011). Uncovering putative neural markers of risk avoidance. Neuropsychologia, 49, 937- 944.
  • Roy, A.K., Shehzad, Z., Margulies, D.S., Kelly, A.M.C., Uddin, L.Q., Gotimer, K., Biswal, B.B., Castellanos, F.X., & Milham, M.P. (2009). Functional connectivity of the human amygdala using resting state fMRI. NeuroImage, 45, 614- 626.
  • Roy, A.K., Vasa, R.A., Bruck, M., Mogg, K., Bradley, B.P., Sweeney, M., Bergman, R.L., McClure-Tone, E.B., Pine, D.S., & CAMS Team (2008). Attention bias towards threat in pediatric anxiety disorders. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 47, 1189- 1196.
  • Krain, A.L., Gotimer, K., Hefton, S., Ernst, M., Castellanos, F.X., Pine, D.S., & Milham, M.P. (2008). A functional magnetic resonance imaging investigation of uncertainty in adolescents with anxiety disorders. Biological Psychiatry, 63, 563- 568.
  • Krain, A.L., Hefton, S., Pine, D. S., Ernst, M., Castellanos, F.X., Klein, R.G., & Milham, M.P. (2006). An fMRI examination of developmental differences in the neural correlates of uncertainty and decision-making. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 47, 1023- 1030.
  • Krain, A.L., Wilson, A.M., Arbuckle, R., Castellanos, F.X., & Milham, M.P. (2006). Distinct neural mechanisms of risk and ambiguity: A meta-analysis of decision-making. NeuroImage, 32, 477- 484.
  • Krain, A.L., & Castellanos, F.X. (2006). Brain development and ADHD. Clinical Psychology Review, 26, 433- 444.
  • Krain, A.L., Kendall, P.C., & Power, T.J. (2005). The role of treatment acceptability in the initiation of treatment for ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 9, 425- 434.
  • Krain, A.L., Hudson, J.L., Coles, M.C., & Kendall, P.C. (2002). The case of Molly L.: Use of a family cognitive-behavioral treatment for childhood anxiety. Clinical Case Studies, 1, 271- 298.
  • Krain, A.L., & Kendall, P.C. (2000). The role of parental emotional distress in parent report of child anxiety. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 29, 328- 335.
  • Cox, C.L., Gotimer, K., Roy, A.K., Castellanos, F.X., Milham, M.P., & Kelly, C. (2010). Your resting brain CAREs about your risky behavior. PLoS One, 19, e12296.
  • Comer, J.S., Roy, A.K., Furr, J.M., Gotimer, K., Beidas, R.S., Dugas, M.J., & Kendall, P.C. (2009). The Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale for Children: A psychometric evaluation. Psychological Assessment, 21, 402- 411.
  • Di Martino, A. Shehzad, Z., Kelly, A.M.C., Roy, A.K., Gee, D.G., Uddin, L.Q., Gotimer, K., Klein, D., Castellanos, F.X., and Milham, M.P. (2009). Relationship between cingulo-insular functional connectivity and autistic traits in neurotypical adults. American Journal of Psychiatry, 166, 891- 899.
  • Shehzad, Z., Kelly, A.M.C., Reiss, P.T., Gee, D.G., Gotimer, K., Uddin, L.Q., Lee, S.H., Margulies, D.S., Roy, A.K., Biswal, B.B., Petkova, E., Castellanos, F.X., and Milham, M.P. (2009). The resting brain: Unconstrained yet reliable. Cerebral Cortex, 19, 2209-2229.
  • Stark, D., Margulies, D.S., Shehzad, Z., Reiss, P., Kelly, A.M., Uddin, L.Q., Gee, D., Roy, A.K., Banich, M., Castellanos, F.X., & Milham, M.P. (2008). Regional variation in interhemispheric coordination of intrinsic hemodynamic fluctuations. Journal of Neuroscience, 28, 13754- 13764.
  • Suveg, C., Roblek, T., Robin, J., Krain, A., Ginsburg, G., & Aschenbrand, S. (2006). Parental involvement when conductingCBT for children with anxiety disorders. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy,20, 287- 300.
  • Power, T.P., Eiraldi, R.B., Clarke, A.T., Mazzuca, L.B., & Krain, A.L. (2005). Improving mental health service utilization for children and adolescents. School Psychology Quarterly, 20, 187- 205.
  • Storch, E.A., Krain, A.L., Kovacs, A.H., & Barlas, M.E. (2003). The relationship of communication beliefs and abilities to peer victimization in elementary school children. Child Study Journal, 32, 231- 240.
  • Hudson,J.L., Krain,A.L., & Kendall, P.C. (2001). Expanding horizons: Adapting manual-based treatments for anxious children with comorbid diagnoses. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 8, 338- 346.
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