Additional Titles & Roles
- Director, Early Emotional Development Program
- Co-PI NIMH Post doctoral training program in developmental affective neuroscience
Education & Training
- Fellowship: Child Psychiatry: Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1990
- Residency: Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1988
- MD: Wayne State University School, Detroit, MI, 1985
- AB: Brown University, Providence, RI, 1981
- Member Scientific Council/ Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, 2018
- NIMH Board of Scientific Counselors, 2015
- AACAP Irving R. Philips Award for Prevention, 2015
- Washington University School of Medicine Faculty Achievement Award, 2015
- Mentor and Executive Committee Member NIMH Child Intervention Prevention and Services (CHIPS) Multi-site Research Training Institute, 2014
- Lifetime Achievement Award in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (University of Missouri), 2014
Areas of Clinical Interest
Mood disorders in preschool children: diagnosis and treatment, Developmental Psychopathology, Neurobiological correlates of preschool depression. Early experience and neurodevelopment. Sensitive periods. Novel parent-child interaction therapy for preschool mood disorders, Infant/Preschool Psychiatry
– Studies of early onset depression, validators, clinical characteristics, biological markers and alterations in brain structure and function related to early onset depression and other early experiences
– Psychotherapeutic treatments for early onset depression focusing on emotion development
– Studies of early experience and brain development
– Effects of poverty on brain development
– Novel treatments for early onset depression
– Sensitive periods in emotion development and therapeutic response.
- Luby, JL, Belden, AC, Harms, MP, Tillman, R, Barch, DM. Preschool is a sensitive period for the influence of maternal support on the trajectory of hippocampal development. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016. PMID: 27114522; PMCID: PMC4878487.
Read publication »Preschool is a sensitive period for the influence of maternal support on the trajectory of hippocampal development.
- Luby JL, Tillman R, Barch DM. Association of the Timing of Adverse Life Experiences and Caregiver Support in Childhood with Regionally Specific Brain Development in Adolescents. 2019 JAMA Open.
- Luby JL, Barch DM, Whalen DJ, Tillman R, Freeland K. A Randomized Controlled Trial of Parent-Child Psychotherapy Targeting Emotion Development for Early Childhood Depression. The American Journal of Psychiatry. 2018. PMID: 29921144.
Read publication »A Randomized Controlled Trial of Parent-Child Psychotherapy Targeting Emotion Development for Early Childhood Depression.
- Barch DM, Whalen DJ, Gilbert K, Kappenman E, Hajcak G, Luby JL. Neural indicators of anhedonia: Predictors and mechanisms of treatment change in a randomized clinical trial in early childhood depression. Biological Psychiatry. 2019; 85(10): 863-871.
- Luby JL, Gilbert K, Whalen D, Tillman R, Barch DM. The differential contribution of the components of parent child interaction therapy emotion development for treatment of preschool depression. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2019.
Read publication »Neural Indicators of Anhedonia: Predictors and Mechanisms of Treatment Change in a Randomized Clinical Trial in Early Childhood Depression.
- Luby JL, Whalen DJ, Tillman R, Barch DM. Clinical and Psychosocial Characteristics of Young Children with Suicidal Ideation, Behaviors and Non-Suicidal Self-Injurious Behaviors. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2019 58(1): 117-127. PMID: 30577927; PMCID: PMC6550290.
Funded Research Projects
Metcalfe Award for Investigation of the Developmental Precursors of Mental Disorders
Co-P.I. (with Deanna M. Barch Ph.D.)
Developmental Neuroscience and Child Psychopathology
A Randomized Controlled Trial of PCIT-ED for Preschool Depression
P.I. (with Deanna Barch, Ph.D.)
Neuroimaging in Early Onset Depression: Longitudinal Assessment of Brain Changes
Co-I. (John Constantino, M.D. and Bradley L Schlaggar, M.D., PhD P.I’s)
Washington University Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center
5 U54 HD087011-02
Co-P.I. (with Barbara Warner, M.D., and Christopher Smyser, M.D.)
Early Life Adversity, Biological Embedding, and Risk for Developmental Precursors of Mental Disorders
1 R01 MH113883-01
Co-P.I. (with Barbara Warner, M.D.)
The Gut Microbial Contribution to Systemic Inflammation and Moderating Role of Psychosocial Stress
Children’s Discovery Institute Interdisciplinary Research Initiative Grant
Co-P.I. (with Deanna Barch, Ph.D.)
The Developmental Psychopathology of Suicidal Ideations and Cognitions in Childhood