Maggie Taylor Davis, PhD

Assistant Professor


Dr. Davis is a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Yale Department of Psychiatry. In July 2018 she completed a T32 funded postdoctoral fellowship (Yale Neuroimaging Sciences Training Program) under the mentorship of Dr. Irina Esterlis, and transitioned to faculty status after obtaining an NIMH funded K08 award. Her research interests center on use of molecular neuroimaging methods to enhance understanding of the relationship between suicidal behavior and stress-related psychopathology. Under her K08 award, she is investigating the relationship between availability of mGluR5 (a mostly postsynaptic glutamate receptor involved in the regulation of emotion and pain experience), borderline personality disorder (BPD) symptom presentation, and suicidal behavior. Ultimately, she hopes to build of this study and similar work to craft independent lines of research investigating molecular mechanisms subserving stress-related pathology (e.g., BPD) and suicidal behavior in service of novel, targeted treatment development

Education & Training

PhD Auburn University, Clinical Psychology (2016)
MS Auburn University, Clinical Psychology (2013)
BA University of Virginia, Psychology (2006)
Postdoctoral Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Predoctoral Intern University of Michigan/ VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

Honors & Recognition

  • Early Career Investigator Travel Fellowship AwardSociety for Biological Psychiatry (2018)

  • Yale Clinical Neuroimaging Conference Poster/ Presentation AwardYale University (2017)

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Maggie Taylor Davis, PhD
Mailing Address
2 Church Street South
Suite 314

New Haven, CT 06519