Laura Murray, PhD

Laura Murray, PhD

Harvard Medical School Title
  • Research Fellow in Psychiatry


Laura Murray, PhD, completed her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan and her clinical psychology internship at Alpert Medical School at Brown University. Her research examines the role of reward processing in the development and persistence of externalizing psychopathology (e.g., antisocial behavior, psychopathy, substance use). Her dissertation investigated the relationships between components of antisocial behavior (e.g., callous-unemotional traits, delinquency, and disinhibition) and dysfunctional neural response to reward and punishment in youth at risk for antisocial behavior.

Dr. Murray is currently on a NIDA T32 Fellowship in Brain Imaging and Drug Abuse at McLean, where she is using multimodal neuroimaging techniques (e.g., connectivity and task-related brain activity) to investigate the roles of reward processing and executive functioning in the development of problematic substance use and co-occurring internalizing and externalizing psychopathology.

Education & Training

  • 2011 BA in Psychology, Harvard University
  • 2015 MS in Clinical Psychology, University of Michigan
  • 2019 PhD in Clinical Psychology, University of Michigan
  • 2018-2019 Pre-Doctoral Clinical Internship, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University


Phone: 617.855.3692
Office Address: Belmont campus - McLean Imaging Center, Room 106