Michael Santo Gaffrey

Michael Santo Gaffrey

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee 2009

  • M.A., San Diego State University 2004

  • B.A., University of Wisconsin at Madison 1997

Expertise

early experience, brain development, developmental psychopathology, preventive intervention, mood disorders, autism spectrum disorder

Gaffrey, MS, Tillman, R, Barch, DM, and Luby, JL. "Continuity and stability of preschool depression from childhood through adolescence and following the onset of puberty.(Accepted)" Comprehensive Psychiatry 86 (October 2018): 39-46. Full Text

Somerville, LH, Bookheimer, SY, Buckner, RL, Burgess, GC, Curtiss, SW, Dapretto, M, Elam, JS, Gaffrey, MS, Harms, MP, Hodge, C, Kandala, S, Kastman, EK, Nichols, TE, Schlaggar, BL, Smith, SM, Thomas, KM, Yacoub, E, Van Essen, DC, and Barch, DM. "The Lifespan Human Connectome Project in Development: A large-scale study of brain connectivity development in 5-21 year olds." Neuroimage 183 (August 22, 2018): 456-468. Full Text

Gaffrey, MS, Barch, DM, Bogdan, R, Farris, K, Petersen, SE, and Luby, JL. "Amygdala Reward Reactivity Mediates the Association Between Preschool Stress Response and Depression Severity." Biological Psychiatry 83.2 (January 2018): 128-136. Full Text

Gaffrey, MS, Barch, DM, and Luby, JL. "Amygdala reactivity to sad faces in preschool children: An early neural marker of persistent negative affect." Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience 17 (February 2016): 94-100. Full Text

Sylvester, CM, Hudziak, JJ, Gaffrey, MS, Barch, DM, and Luby, JL. "Stimulus-Driven Attention, Threat Bias, and Sad Bias in Youth with a History of an Anxiety Disorder or Depression." Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 44.2 (February 2016): 219-231. Full Text

Pagliaccio, D, Luby, JL, Bogdan, R, Agrawal, A, Gaffrey, MS, Belden, AC, Botteron, KN, Harms, MP, and Barch, DM. "Amygdala functional connectivity, HPA axis genetic variation, and life stress in children and relations to anxiety and emotion regulation." Journal of Abnormal Psychology 124.4 (November 2015): 817-833. Full Text

Pagliaccio, D, Luby, JL, Bogdan, R, Agrawal, A, Gaffrey, MS, Belden, AC, Botteron, KN, Harms, MP, and Barch, DM. "HPA axis genetic variation, pubertal status, and sex interact to predict amygdala and hippocampus responses to negative emotional faces in school-age children." Neuroimage 109 (April 2015): 1-11. Full Text

Luby, JL, Gaffrey, MS, Tillman, R, April, LM, and Belden, AC. "Trajectories of preschool disorders to full DSM depression at school age and early adolescence: continuity of preschool depression." The American Journal of Psychiatry 171.7 (July 2014): 768-776. Full Text

Bogdan, R, Agrawal, A, Gaffrey, MS, Tillman, R, and Luby, JL. "Serotonin transporter-linked polymorphic region (5-HTTLPR) genotype and stressful life events interact to predict preschool-onset depression: a replication and developmental extension." Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines 55.5 (May 2014): 448-457. Full Text

Pagliaccio, D, Luby, JL, Bogdan, R, Agrawal, A, Gaffrey, MS, Belden, AC, Botteron, KN, Harms, MP, and Barch, DM. "Stress-system genes and life stress predict cortisol levels and amygdala and hippocampal volumes in children." Neuropsychopharmacology : Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology 39.5 (April 2014): 1245-1253. Full Text

Pages

Gaffrey, MS, Barch, DM, and Luby, JL. "A RESTING STATE FUNCTIONAL CONNECTIVITY STUDY OF THE DEFAULT MODE NETWORK IN DEPRESSED PRESCHOOLERS." 52nd Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Psychophysiological-Research. September 19, 2012 - September 23, 2012. New Orleans, LA.: WILEY-BLACKWELL, September 1, 2012.

Selected Grants

NEURODEVELOPMENTAL TRAJECTORIES OF REWARD PROCESSING IN VERY EARLY EMERGING RISK FOR DEPRESSION awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2021