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Maggie Taylor Davis, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

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Maggie Taylor Davis, PhD



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. Dr. Davis is also completing a study examining in vivo kappa opioid receptor availability in BPD, and its relationship to history of 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, PTSD, eating disordered behavior) and suicidal behavior in service of novel, targeted treatment development

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (2018)
  • Predoctoral Intern
    University of Michigan/ VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (2016)
  • PhD
    Auburn University, Clinical Psychology (2016)
  • MS
    Auburn University, Clinical Psychology (2013)
  • BA
    University of Virginia, Psychology (2006)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Patterson Trust Mentored Research AwardRobert Leet and Clara Guthrie Patterson Trust2021
Loan Repayment Award (Clinical Research)NIMH2019
Early Career Investigator Travel Fellowship AwardSociety for Biological Psychiatry2019
Yale Clinical Neuroimaging Conference Poster/ Presentation AwardYale University2017

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