Meghan McDevitt-Murphy, Ph.D.

Greetings! I am a Professor in the Department of Psychology at The University of Memphis and I currently serve as Director of Clinical Training (DCT) for the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program.

I have been at The University of Memphis since 2006, and during my time here I have conducted research on trauma and its effects in a variety of populations. Much of my recent work has focused on military veterans, particularly those struggling with PTSD and/or substance misuse following deployment.

I have recently become interested in applying the theoretical framework of behavioral economics to understanding PTSD.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have about my research or lab projects!

Recent Publications

McDevitt-Murphy, M. E., Luciano*, M. T., & Zakarian*, R. J. (in press). Use of ecological momentary assessment and intervention in treatment with adults. Focus: The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry.

Acuff*, S. F., Luciano*, M.T., Soltis*, K. E., Joyner*, K. J., McDevitt-Murphy, M. E.,& Murphy, J. G. (in press). Access to environmental reward mediates the association between posttraumatic stress symptoms and alcohol problems and craving. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology.

Luciano*, M. T., McDevitt-Murphy, M. E., Acuff*, S. F., Bellet*, B. W., Tripp*, J. C., & Murphy, J. G. (2018). Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms improve after an integrated brief alcohol intervention for OEF/OIF/OND veterans. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy. Advanced online publication. doi:10.1037/tra0000378


BA from Rutgers University

PhD from Auburn University

Clinical Internship at Brown University Clinical Psychology Consortium

Postdoctoral Fellowship at Brown University (NIH T32)