Julia Morgan, M.A., is a fifth-year doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at UCLA. She received her B.A. in 2010 from Emory University, where she conducted research with Dr. Sherryl Goodman at the Emory Child Study Center. She then worked as a research coordinator in psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, before joining the program at UCLA in 2013. Broadly, Julia is interested in elucidating causal mechanisms underlying the development of ADHD and related neurodevelopmental disorders in order to inform prevention and intervention efforts. To this end, she is currently examining neurocognitive mediators of prenatal and genetic/genomic influences on youth ADHD symptoms.
In addition to her research activities, Julia is an advanced graduate student therapist at the UCLA Psychology Clinic, where she provides individual dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to adults with severe mental illness. Previously, she was a psychology practicum student at the UCLA Child and Adult Neurodevelopmental (CAN) Clinic, where she conducted neuropsychological and clinical assessments as well as provided evidence-based treatment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and related neurodevelopmental conditions.