Erica Musser

Erica Musser

Contact Info

Office: AHC-4-455
Phone: (305) 348-1034
Lab Website (Prospective Students: Read this): http:/emusse2.wix.comabc-erica-lab


  • 2013 Doctor of Philosophy: Clinical Psychology. University of Oregon: Eugene, OR
  • 2013 Pre-doctoral Internship: Clinical and Pediatric Psychology. Oregon Health & Science University: Portland, OR
  • 2008 Master of Science: Clinical Psychology. University of Oregon: Eugene, OR
  • 2004 Master of Science: Human Development. University of Rochester: Rochester, NY
  • 2003 Bachelor of Arts: Biology; Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology. University of Rochester: Rochester, NY

Research Interests

Developmental Psychopathology, Emotion- and Self-Regulatory Processes, Parenting Behavioral Processes

Selected Publications

Musser, E.D., Hawkey, E., Kachan-Liu, S.S., Steiner, R.D., Lees, P., Roullet, J.-B., Goddard, K., Nigg, J.T. (2014). Shared familial transmission of autism spectrum and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Karalunas, S.L., Fair, D., Musser, E.D., Aykes, K., Iyer, S., Nigg, J.T. (2014). Toward biologically-based nosology: ADHD subtyping using temperament dimensions. Journal of the American Medical Association: Psychiatry.

Musser, E.D., Galloway-Long, H.S., Frick, P.J., Nigg, J.T. (2013). Autonomic subtypes of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Bernstein, R.E., Musser, E.D., Ablow, J.C., Measelle, J.R., Laurent, H.K. (2013). In an idealized world: Can discrepancies across self-reported parental care and abuse experience during childhood predict infant attachment avoidance? Journal of Trauma and Dissociation.

Bernstein, R.E., Measelle, J.R., Laurent, H.K., Ablow, J.C., Musser, E.D. (2013). Sticks and stones may break my bones but words relate to adult physiology? Child abuse experience and women's sympathetic nervous system response while self-reporting trauma, Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma.

Musser, E.D., Laurent, H.K., Ablow, J.C. (2012). Neural correlates of maternal sensitivity: An fMRI study, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.

Costa Dias, T.G., Wilson, V.B., Bathula, D.R., Iyer, S., Mills, K.L., Thurlow, B.L., Stevens, C.A., Musser, E.D., Carpenter, S.D., Mitchell1, S.H. Nigg, J.T., Fair, D. A. (2012). Reward circuit connectivity relates to delay discounting in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, European Neuropsychopharmacology.

Mills, K.L., Bathula, D., Costa Dias, T.G., Fenesy, M.C., Musser, E.D., Stevens,C.A., Thurlow, B.L., Carpenter, S.D., Nagel., B.J., Nigg, J.T., Fair, D.A. (2012). Altered cortico-striatal-thalamic connectivity in relation to spatial working memory capacity in children with ADHD, Frontiers in Neuropsychiatric Imaging and Stimulation.

Musser, E. D., Backs, R.W., Schmitt, C.F., Ablow, J.C., Measelle, J.R., Nigg, J.T. (2011). Emotion regulation via the autonomic nervous system in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

Musser, E.D., Measelle, J.R., Ablow, J.C. (2011). Predicting maternal insensitivity: The effects of postnatal depression and respiratory sinus arrhythmia, Infant Mental Health Journal.

Wilson, V.B., Mitchell, S.H., Musser, E.D., Schmitt, C.F., Nigg, J.T. (2010). Delay discounting of reward in ADHD: Application in young children, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Book Chapter

Wild, K.V., Musser, E.D. (2014). The CANTAB battery to assess executive functioning. In S. Goldstein & J. Naglieri (Eds.), Handbook on Executive Functioning. New York: Guilford Press.