Eric Murphy, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Murphy is a post -doctoral research associate in the Department of Psychiatry at the Washington University School of Medicine under the co-mentorship of Joan Luby, M.D., and Deanna Barch, Ph.D. He completed his Ph.D. in 2013 at Georgetown University, where he studied the functional connectivity of the brain during involuntary attention to emotional faces in children with ASD, as well as the typical development of this connectivity from childhood to adolescence. Dr. Murphy’s research focuses on the relationship between attention regulation and involuntary attention to emotional stimuli, and the factors that may influence the functional connectivity of brain regions underlying these skills in healthy development and in developmental disorders.