I began the clinical psychology PhD program in 2014, and I work with Dr. Edward Bernat in the Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab. I graduated from Wake Forest University in 2011 with a B.A. in psychology. After graduating, I spent three years at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center working on a clinical research protocol that investigates electrophysiological indices of risk for developing PTSD after traumatic brain injury. Under the direction of Dr. Bernat, I continue to study neurobiological correlates of psychopathology. More specifically, my research involves using EEG/ERP time-frequency and fMRI measures to study brain mechanisms associated with salience and control processes and translational work assessing how these mechanisms relate to individual differences in internalizing and externalizing disorders as well as clinical interventions.

Areas of Interest

  • Clinical
  • Cognitive Neuroscience


  • BA
    Wake Forest University; Psychology, 2011
  • MS
    University of Maryland; Psychology, 2017
Adreanna Massey Watts
0126 Bio-Psyc Building
Department of Psychology
amassey1 [at] umd.edu