Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology

Mary McNamara

B.A. Human Biology, Stanford University

Mary McNamara



depression; attention bias; translational research


Mary (Molly) graduated with honors from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology. While at Stanford, she worked in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Lab on research investigating the use of interpretation bias training with adolescents, as well as how parenting styles might affect neural development in teens with varying levels of suicidal ideation. After graduation, Molly worked as a project coordinator in the Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Clinic at UC Berkeley on a clinical trial examining an intervention supporting patient memory for treatment.

Molly joined the Mood Disorders Laboratory as a doctoral student in 2018. She is broadly interested in intra- and inter-individual differences in depressive episodes, and the ways translational research can help identify and influence treatment targets. She is also interested in the role attentional and cognitive biases play in the maintenance of depression.

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