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Faculty Detail    
Name MERIDA M. GRANT
 
Campus Address SC 1006 Zip 0017
Phone 205-975-5873
E-mail grantmm@uab.edu
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Education
Undergraduate  Temple University      BA 
Graduate  Duke University      MA 
Graduate  Duke University      PhD 
Fellowship  Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at Pittsburgh      Postdoctoral Fellowship 

Certifications
State Board of Examiners in Psychology of the State of Alabama  2012 


Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Psychiatry   Psych - Behavioral Neurobiology Assistant Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Comprehensive Neuroscience Center Assistant Professor

Research/Clinical Interest
Title
Depression and Early Life Trauma; Mood Disorders
Description
Clinical Interests: Depression and Early Life Trauma Dr. Grantís clinical specialization is adult patients with major depression. Research Interests: Mood Disorders Dr. Grantís research is on causal and maintenance factors underlying depression. Work in my lab employs a translational approach to evaluate the relationship between stress (via sensitization mediated changes in pathways that underlie the stress response) and depression using multiple methods including, voxel-based morphometry, functional magnetic resonance imagery (fMRI), measures of peripheral physiology (e.g., skin conductance response), endocrine function, cognition and emotion.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Grant M.M., Cannistraci C., Hollon S.D., Gore J., Shelton R. Childhood trauma history differentiates amygdala response to sad faces within MDD. J Psychiatry Res 45:886-895, 2011.  21276593 
Treadway M., Grant M.M., Ding Z., Hollon S.D., Gore J., & Shelton R.C. Early adverse events, HPA activity and anterior cingulate volume in MDD. PLoS ONE, 4:e4887, 2009. doi:10371.  19325704 
Riso L.P., du Toit P.L., Dacey S., Blandino J., Pena S., Duin J., Grant M.M. & Ulmer, C. Cognitive aspects of chronic depression. J Abnorm Psychol, 112:72-80, 2003.  12653415 
Grant M.M., Thase M.E. & Sweeney J.A. Cognitive disturbance in outpatient depressed younger adults: Evidence of modest impairment. Biol Psychiatry, 50:35-43, 2001.   11457422 
Grant M.M., Stringer E., Treadway M., Hollon S., Gore J. & Shelton R. Self-regulation of emotion: Modulation via coordinated dorso-rostral cingulate activity in MDD. Neuropsychopharmacology, 31:S198-S263, 2006.