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Amy Roy

Associate Professor of Psychology
Curriculum Vitae


Rose Hill Campus: Dealy Hall, Room 418
Phone: 718-817-0969

Pediatric Emotion Regulation Lab


  • 1994 BA with honors in Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • 1999 MA in Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2003 PhD in Clinical Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (APA Approved)
    Dissertation: The role of parent and child perceptions of readiness for change, problem severity, and treatment acceptability in the pursuit of treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Major Research Interests

Using multiple biological and behavioral methods to examine the neurocognitive bases of behavioral and emotional concerns in children and adolescents, with a focus on ADHD and anxiety disorders.

  • 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


  • Introduction to Neuroscience

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Member
  • Society for Neuroscience, Member
  • American Psychological Association, Division 53, Member


Recent Publications

  • Roy, A.K., Benson, B.E., Degnan, K.A., Perez-Edgar, K., Pine, D.S., Fox, N.A., Ernst, M. (2014). Alterations in amygdala functional connectivity reflect early temperament. Biological Psychology, 103, 248- 254.

  • Roy, A.K., Lopes, V., & Klein, R.G. (2014). Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD): A new diagnostic approach to chronic irritability in youth. American Journal of Psychiatry, 171, 918- 924.

  • Hulvershorn, L., Mennes, M., Castellanos, F.X., Di Martino, A., Milham, M.P., Hummer, T.A., & Roy, A.K. (2014). Abnormal amygdala functional connectivity associated with emotional ability in children with Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 53, 351- 361.

  • Roy, A.K., Klein, R.G., Angelosante, A., Bar-Haim, Y., Leibenluft, E., Hulvershorn, L., Dixon, E., Dodds, A., & Spindel, C. (2013). Clinical features of young children referred for impairing temper outbursts. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 23, 588- 596.

  • Roy, A.K., Fudge, J.L., Kelly, C., Perry, J.S.A., Daniele, T., Carlisi, C., Benson, B., Castellanos, F.X., Milham, M.P., Pine, D.S., & Ernst, M. (2013). Intrinsic functional connectivity of amygdala-based networks in adolescent generalized anxiety disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 52, 290- 299.

  • Tymula, A., Belmaker, L.A.R., Roy, A.K., Ruderman, L., Manson, K., Glimcher, P.W., & Levy, I. (2012). Adolescents? risk-taking behavior is driven by tolerance to ambiguity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109, 17135- 17140.

  • Shurick, A.A., Hamilton, J.R., Harris, L.T., Roy, A.K., Gross, J.J., & Phelps, E.A. (2012). Durable effects of cognitive restructuring on conditioned fear. Emotion, 12, 1393- 1397.
    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.