Logan Cummings

Logan Cummings


FIU Clinical Science PhD Program. Mentor: Drs. McMakin & Mattfeld
B.A. in Psychology and minor in Spanish, The University of Tampa


Developmental affective neuroscience; non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI); suicide; sleep emotion regulation; sleep disturbances

Research Interests

Logan Cummings is a doctoral student in the Clinical Science and Cognitive Neuroscience programs at Florida International University. Broadly, Logan is interested studying the relationship between sleep disturbances and the development of suicidal and nonsuicidal self-injury (deliberate self-harm without the intention to die) during adolescence, and how this is related to the neurodevelopment of reward circuitry during this same developmental period. He hopes to use translational neuroscience to better inform clinicians’ ability to predict and treat these life-threatening behaviors.


Fournier, J., Jones, N., Chase, H., Cummings, L., Graur, S. & Phillips, M. (2017). Personality dysfunction in depression and individual differences in effortful emotion regulation. Biological Psychiatry, 81(10): S336–S337.

Price RB, Wallace M, Kuckertz JM, Amir N, Graur S, Cummings, L., Popa P, Carlbring P, Bar-Haim Y. (2016). Pooled patient-level meta-analysis of children and adults completing a computer-based anxiety intervention targeting attentional bias. Clinical Psychology Review, 50: 37 – 49.


Yang, J.O., Cummings, L., Graur, S., Gilchrist, D., Siegle, G., & Price, R.B. Sustained neural processing in affective regions predicts efficacy of a computer-based intervention targeting attentional patterns in transdiagnostic clinical anxiety. Poster presented at 29 th Association for Psychological Association Convention. May 2017.

Cummings, L. & Fournier, J. Linking Childhood emotional abuse to suicidal ideation in depression: Pathological beliefs and neural correlates. Poster presented at presented at Association for Cognitive Behavioral Therapies Annual Meeting. October 2016.

Cummings, L., Graur, S., Siegle, G., & Price, R.B. Pattern of neural activation discriminates between initial and sustained dimensions of threat processing. Poster presented at 28th Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention. May 2016.

Cummings, L., Graur, S., Siegle, G., & Price, R.B. Neural profile predicts the effectiveness of a computerized intervention task for transdiagnostic anxiety disorders. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Meeting. November 2015

Buzzell, G. A, Roberts, D. M., Cummings, L., Fedota, J. R., Thompson, J. C., Parasuraman, R., McDonald, C. G. Uncertainty monitoring as a mechanism for flexible cognitive control: New insights from individual differences. Poster presented at the 2015 Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting. March 2015

Cummings, L. (2014). Applying the meaning making model to homesick, first-semester college students. Southeastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, CEPO Undergraduate Poster Session. March 2015