- Fellowship - Harvard University Medical School (2001-2006), Neurobiology
- Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2006-2010), Psychiatry
- Medical School - Baylor College of Medicine (1992-2000)
- Graduate School - Baylor College of Medicine (1993-1998), Neuroscience
Carrie McAdams, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Carrie McAdams is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. McAdams has been fascinated by the relationship between the mind and the brain for over 20 years. She received her BA, magna cum laude, with double majors in biochemistry and behavioral science from Rice University in 1992. She received an MD with honors and a PhD in neuroscience from Baylor College of Medicine. She completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in neurobiology at Harvard Medical School and has published extensively in the field of attention and visual neurophysiology. Dr. McAdams became interested in understanding the neuroscience of mental illness, and completed her residency in psychiatry at UT Southwestern. During her residency at UT Southwestern, Dr. McAdams received the Chairman’s Research Award for her paper on neuroimaging of social identity in eating disorders.
Her current research examines the connections between biological and psychological aspects of eating disorders using functional neuroimaging. She has focused on understanding the neurodevelopmental changes related to identity formation and social cognition. These constructs are closely related to long-term psychotherapeutic interventions in eating disorders. She has received fellowships from both the American Psychiatric Association (2010) and the Academy for Eating Disorders (2011). She received an honorable mention for the 2015 Klerman prize, for her work in deciphering the neural traits related to adolescent anorexia nervosa. Dr. McAdams’ clinical and research expertise is in eating disorders, and she works closely with both the adult Eating Disorder Program at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas and the Children's Medical Center Eating Disorder program.
- Academy for Eating Disorders (2009)
- Society for Neuroscience (1994)
- Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians (2006)
- American Psychiatric Association (2006)
- Klerman Prize Honorable Mention, Brain & Behavior Foundation 2015, Exceptional Research in Clinical Brain and Behavior Science
- American Psychiatric Association Research Colloquium Fellowship 2010, Research Training Program for Residents and Fellows
- Joanne Diamond Award, Duke University 1999, National award for excellence of neuroscience dissertation
- UTSW Psychiatry Chairman's Research Award 2010, Awarded for research conducted in residency
- AED Research Fellowship 2011, Academy of Eating Disorders Research Training Award
Who am I? How do I look? Neural differences in self-identity in anorexia nervosa.
McAdams CJ, Krawczyk DC Social cognitive and affective neuroscience 2012 Sep
Attention to both space and feature modulates neuronal responses in macaque area V4.
McAdams CJ, Maunsell JH Journal of neurophysiology 2000 Mar 83 3 1751-5
Spatial modulation of primate inferotemporal responses by eye position.
Lehky SR, Peng X, McAdams CJ, Sereno AB PloS one 2008 3 10 e3492
Neural Responses during Social and Self-Knowledge Tasks in Bulimia Nervosa.
McAdams CJ, Krawczyk DC Frontiers in psychiatry 2013 4 103
Visual response latencies of magnocellular and parvocellular LGN neurons in macaque monkeys.
Maunsell JH, Ghose GM, Assad JA, McAdams CJ, Boudreau CE, Noerager BD Visual neuroscience 1999 Jan-Feb 16 1 1-14
Neural responses to kindness and malevolence differ in illness and recovery in women with anorexia nervosa.
McAdams CJ, Lohrenz T, Montague PR Human brain mapping 2015 Sep
Severity of eating disorder symptoms related to oxytocin receptor polymorphisms in anorexia nervosa.
Acevedo SF, Valencia C, Lutter M, McAdams CJ Psychiatry research 2015 Jun
Cerebral perfusion differences in women currently with and recovered from anorexia nervosa.
Sheng M, Lu H, Liu P, Thomas BP, McAdams CJ Psychiatry research 2015 Feb
Age-related increase of resting metabolic rate in the human brain.
Peng SL, Dumas JA, Park DC, Liu P, Filbey FM, McAdams CJ, Pinkham AE, Adinoff B, Zhang R, Lu H NeuroImage 2014 May
Automatic and reproducible positioning of phase-contrast MRI for the quantification of global cerebral blood flow.
Liu P, Lu H, Filbey FM, Pinkham AE, McAdams CJ, Adinoff B, Daliparthi V, Cao Y PloS one 2014 9 5 e95721
Eating disorder predisposition is associated with ESRRA and HDAC4 mutations.
Cui H, Moore J, Ashimi SS, Mason BL, Drawbridge JN, Han S, Hing B, Matthews A, McAdams CJ, Darbro BW, Pieper AA, Waller DA, Xing C, Lutter M The Journal of clinical investigation 2013 Nov 123 11 4706-13
Impaired neural processing of social attribution in anorexia nervosa.
McAdams CJ, Krawczyk DC Psychiatry research 2011 Oct 194 1 54-63
Attention modulates the responses of simple cells in monkey primary visual cortex.
McAdams CJ, Reid RC The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience 2005 Nov 25 47 11023-33
Effects of attention on orientation-tuning functions of single neurons in macaque cortical area V4.
McAdams CJ, Maunsell JH The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience 1999 Jan 19 1 431-41
Effects of attention on the reliability of individual neurons in monkey visual cortex.
McAdams CJ, Maunsell JH Neuron 1999 Aug 23 4 765-73
- Who am I? How do I look? Neural differences in self-identity in anorexia nervosa.
- Visual Attention
- Social Cognition and Identity
- Functional Neuroimaging
- Eating Disorders