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Cope Feurer PhD

Cope Feurer
  • Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Chicago, 2022-2024
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Dr. Feurer’s research program utilizes a multiple-levels-of-analysis approach integrating behavior, physiology (e.g., respiratory sinus arrhythmia [RSA]), and neuroscience (e.g., event-related potentials [ERPs], functional magnetic resonance imaging [fMRI]) to obtain a fine-grained, mechanistic understanding of the cognitive and affective processes contributing to depression risk during adolescence within the context of stress exposure. Specifically, her research seeks to identify and understand the cognitive and affective mechanisms underlying interpersonal stress generation and depressogenic reactivity to stressful life events in youth at-risk for depression. Additionally, her research examines how multi-level indices of depression risk and affective functioning develop in response to stress exposure at both the individual (e.g., stressful life events) and community (e.g., neighborhood violence and disadvantage) levels. The ultimate goal of this work is to identify developmentally sensitive, malleable risk markers that can be used in the early identification of at-risk youth and targeted in preventative interventions to mitigate youth depression risk.

  • psychiatry

    internalizing disorders; affective neuroscience; interpersonal stress generation; stress reactivity; stress exposure; neighborhood characteristics; psychophysiology; adolescent depression

  • Feurer, C., McGeary, J.E., Brick, L.A., Knopik, V.S., Carper, M., Palmer, R.H., & Gibb, B.E. (2022). Associations between depression-relevant genetic risk and youth stress exposure: Evidence of gene-environment correlations. Journal of Psychopathology and Clinical Science, 131(5), 457-466.

    Feurer, C., Granros, M., Calentino, A.E., Suor, J.H., & Burkhouse, K.L. (2022). Risk for youth anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic: The interactive impact of financial stress and pre-pandemic electrocortical reactivity to negative self-referential stimuli. Developmental Psychobiology, 64(3), e22250.

    Feurer, C., Jimmy, J., Bhaumik, R., Duffecy, J., Medrano, G.R., Ajilore, O., Shankman, S.A., Langenecker, S.A., Craske, M.G., Phan, K.L., & Klumpp, H. (2022). Anterior cingulate cortex activation during attentional control as a transdiagnostic marker of psychotherapy response: A randomized clinical trial. Neuropsychopharmacology, 47, 1350-1357.

    ^Duttweiler, D., ^Sheena, M., Burkhouse, K., & Feurer, C. (2022). The effects of rumination on internalising symptoms in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic among mothers and their offspring: A brief report. Cognition and Emotion, 35(1), 92-99.

    *Feurer, C., *Granros, M., Calentino, A.E., Suor, J.H., Patel, K., & Burkhouse, K.L. (2021). The interplay of stress and electrocortical reactivity to reward in the prospective prediction of depression symptoms during COVID-19. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 140, 124-131.

    *Feurer, C., *Jimmy, J., Chang, F., Langenecker, S.A., Phan, K.L., Ajilore, O. & Klumpp, H. (2021). Resting state functional connectivity correlates of rumination and worry in internalizing psychopathologies. Depression and Anxiety, 38(5), 488-497.

    Feurer, C., Suor, J.H., Jimmy, J., Klumpp, H., Monk, C.S., Phan, K.L., & Burkhouse, K.L. (2021). Differences in cortical thinning across development among individuals with and without anxiety disorders. Depression and Anxiety, 38(3), 372-381.

    Feurer, C., Woody, M.L., James, K.M, Kudinova, K.Y., & Gibb, B.E. (2020). Neighborhood crime risk and resting respiratory sinus arrhythmia in middle childhood: Evidence of gender differences. Developmental Psychobiology, 62(2), 232-239.

    Feurer, C., James, K.M., Foster, C.E., & Gibb, B.E. (2020). Sustained attention and individual differences in adolescents’ mood and physiological reactivity to stress. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 48, 1325–1336.

    Feurer, C., Woody, M.L., Tsypes, A., Burkhouse, K.L., Champagne, K., & Gibb, B.E. (2018). Episodic stress and the development of overgeneral autobiographical memory to positive cues in youth. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 46(8), 1563-1571.

    Feurer, C., McGeary, J.E., Knopik, V.S., Brick, L.A., Palmer, R.H., & Gibb, B.E. (2017). HPA axis multilocus genetic profile score moderates the impact of interpersonal stress on prospective increases in depressive symptoms for offspring of depressed mothers. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 126(8), 1017-1028.

    Feurer, C., Burkhouse, K.L., Siegle, G., & Gibb, B.E. (2017). Increased pupil dilation to angry faces predicts interpersonal stress generation in offspring of depressed mothers. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58(8), 950-957.

    Feurer, C., Hammen, C.L., & Gibb, B.E. (2016). Chronic and episodic stress in children of depressed mothers. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 45(3), 270-278.

Title Description Investigator(s) Category Status
Brain-Behavioral Predictors of Interpersonal Stress Generation and Depression Risk in Adolescent Girls This project utilizes fMRI and ecological momentary assessment to examine negative affective reactivity within negative social interactions as predictors of interpersonal stress generation and depression in at-risk adolescent girls (ages 13-15). Biostatistical Research Program On-going

*System-generated list from psychiatry research website.