Katherine L. McCurry, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Katherine McCurry is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Michigan Addiction Center in the Department of Psychiatry. Her research is centered on neurobehavioral mechanisms of emotion processing and decision-making, particularly how these processes are disrupted in psychiatric disorders and impacted by evidence-based treatments.

Areas of Interest

  • Computational psychiatry
  • Neurobehavioral predictors of prognosis and response to intervention in psychiatric disorders
  • Neurodevelopmental trajectories of risk for and resiliency against substance use disorders and the impact of trauma on these trajectories
  • Neuromodulation (particularly real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging)


  • Virginia Tech, Ph.D. – Psychology, Clinical Science Concentration 
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center, APA Accredited Predoctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology
  • Virginia Tech, M.S. - Psychology
  • Rice University, B.A. – Cognitive Sciences and Psychology

Select Publications

McCurry, K. L., Frueh, B. C., Chiu, P. H., & King-Casas, B. (2019). Opponent effects of hyperarousal and re-experiencing on affective habituation in posttraumatic stress disorder. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bpsc.2019.09.006.


Chung, D., Kadlec, K., Aimone, J. A., McCurry, K., King-Casas, B., & Chiu, P. H. (2017). Valuation in major depression is intact and stable in a non-learning environment. Scientific Reports, 7, https://doi.org/10.1038/srep44374.


Williams, W., Graham, D. P., McCurry, K., Sanders, A., Eiseman, J., Chiu, P. H., & King-Casas, B. (2014). Group psychotherapy's impact on trust in veterans with PTSD: A pilot study. Menninger Clinic Bulletin, 78(4), 335–348, https://doi.org/10.1521/bumc.2014.78.4.335.