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Leighton Durham

Research Area: Clinical Science

Leighton is a graduate student in the Vanderbilt University Clinical Science Doctoral Program. Her primary research interests include characterizing the neurobiological mechanisms underlying internalizing symptoms and their differential manifestations, as well as identifying neurobiological targets for early detection, prevention, and treatment of internalizing disorders. 

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Representative Publications

Durham, E. L., Jeong, H. J., Moore, T. M., Dupont, R. M., Cardenas-Iniguez, C., Cui, Z., Stone, F. E., Berman, M. G., Lahey, B. B., & Kaczkurkin, A. N. (2021). Association of Gray Matter Volumes with General and Specific Dimensions of Psychopathology in Children. Neuropsychopharmacology.

Jeong, H. J., Durham, E. L., Moore, T. M., Dupont, R. M., Cardenas-Iniguez, C., Micciche, E. T., Berman, M.G., Lahey, B. B., & Kaczkurkin, A. N. (2021). The Association between Latent Trauma and Brain Structure in Children. Translational Psychiatry.

Moore, T. M., Kaczkurkin, A. N., Durham, E. L., Jeong, H. J., McDowell, M. G., Dupont, R. M., Applegate, B., Tackett, J. L., Cardenas-Iniguez, C., Kardan, O., Akcelik, G. N., Stier, A., Rosenberg, M. D., Hedeker, D., Bernman, M. G., & Lahey, B. B. (2020). Criterion Validity and Relationships between Alternative Hierarchical Dimensional Models of General and Specific Psychopathology. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 129(7), 677-688.


2020, Gayle Fambrough Fellowship, Vanderbilt University

2019, Russell G. Hamilton Scholar, Vanderbilt University

2018, The Phi Beta Kappa Society, Duke University

2017, Magna Cum Laude, Duke University

2017, Graduate with Distinction in Psychology, Duke University

2017, Undergraduate Independent Study Grant, Duke University