Faculty

Jessica Lunsford-Avery

Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry, Child & Family Mental Health & Developmental Neuroscience
School of Medicine

2608 Erwin Road Suite 300, Durham, NC 27705

2608 Erwin Road, Suite 300, Durham, NC 27705

(919) 681-0035 jessica.r.avery@duke.edu

I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in empirically supported evaluation and treatment of psychiatric and behavioral disorders across the lifespan. I offer a range of psychological interventions including parent behavior management training and academic skills training for youth and families impacted by ADHD and developmental disorders, as well as cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) for adults with a range of psychiatric conditions, including ADHD, mood disorders and anxiety.


Education & Training

Ph.D. 2014

University of Colorado at Boulder

Grants

Sleep Dysfunction and Neurocognitive Outcomes in Adolescent ADHD

National Institutes of Health

Behavioral and genetic mechanisms of smoking risk in individuals with ADHD

National Institutes of Health

Publications

Eveningness diurnal preference associated with poorer socioemotional cognition and social functioning among healthy adolescents and young adults.

PMID 30406688
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Editorial Perspective: Delayed circadian rhythm phase: a cause of late-onset attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder among adolescents?

PMID 30176050
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Validation of the Sleep Regularity Index in Older Adults and Associations with Cardiometabolic Risk.

PMID 30242174
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Sluggish Cognitive Tempo in Adults Referred for an ADHD Evaluation: A Psychometric Analysis of Self- and Collateral Report.

PMID 30024295
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SLEEPING AT HOME: FEASIBILITY AND TOLERABILITY OF AMBULATORY POLYSOMNOGRAPHY FOR USE WITH ADOLESCENTS WITH ATTENTION-DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER

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Self-reported sleep disturbances associated with procedural learning impairment in adolescents at ultra-high risk for psychosis.

PMID 28318840
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Adolescents at clinical-high risk for psychosis: Circadian rhythm disturbances predict worsened prognosis at 1-year follow-up.

PMID 28169087
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Sleep disturbances in adolescents with ADHD: A systematic review and framework for future research.

PMID 27969004
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Actigraphic-measured sleep disturbance predicts increased positive symptoms in adolescents at ultra high-risk for psychosis: A longitudinal study.

PMID 25818627
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Cerebellar networks in individuals at ultra high-risk of psychosis: impact on postural sway and symptom severity.

PMID 24464473
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Orbitofrontal cortex volume and intrinsic religiosity in non-clinical psychosis.

PMID 24746701
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Striatal abnormalities and spontaneous dyskinesias in non-clinical psychosis.

PMID 24156901
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Sleep dysfunction and thalamic abnormalities in adolescents at ultra high-risk for psychosis.

PMID 24094679
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Physical activity level and medial temporal health in youth at ultra high-risk for psychosis.

PMID 24364613
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Sleep dysfunction prior to the onset of schizophrenia: A review and neurodevelopmental diathesis-stress conceptualization

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Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis dysfunction in non-clinical psychosis.

PMID 23332683
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Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis dysfunction in non-clinical psychosis.

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Emotion recognition and social/role dysfunction in non-clinical psychosis.

PMID 23182437
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Sleep impairment, mood symptoms, and psychosocial functioning in adolescent bipolar disorder.

PMID 22884306
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BDNF Val66Met and spontaneous dyskinesias in non-clinical psychosis.

PMID 22766130
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Amygdala activation during emotion processing of neutral faces in children with severe mood dysregulation versus ADHD or bipolar disorder.

PMID 19917597
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Practitioner review: the assessment of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents.

PMID 19309325
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