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San Diego, CA 92161 (116A)
Dr. Stout received his bachelor’s degree in psychology and his master’s degree in clinical psychology from North Dakota State University where his research focused on cognition-emotion interactions. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He completed his APA accredited internship at the VA San Diego Healthcare System/UCSD Psychology Internship Training Program where he focused on the treatment of Veterans with PTSD and provided psychotherapy at the UCSD outpatient mental health clinic. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow in CESAMH, working with Dr. Victoria Risbrough and Dr. Alan Simmons examining the relationship between threat-learning, defensive responding, and cognitive control associated with trauma-related disorders using multimodal neuroimaging and psychophysiology.
Dr. Stout’s role in CESAMH is to investigate the neurobiological mechanisms underlying the vulnerability to, maintenance, and treatment of trauma-related disorders. He is interested in the neural and psychophysiological substrates associated with threat-learning (e.g., contextual fear learning & extinction learning), defensive responding (e.g., persistent avoidance), cognition-emotion interactions (e.g., affective modulation of working memory). Another interest is integrating multimodal neuroimaging measures to better characterize trauma-related disorders, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and traumatic brain injury (TBI). His clinical focus is on providing evidence-based treatments for Veterans with PTSD, anxiety disorders, and major depression.
- Stout, D.M., Glenn, D.E., Acheson, D.T., Spadoni, A.D., Risbrough, V.B., & Simmons, A.N., & (2018). Neural measures associated with configural threat acquisition. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 150, 99-106. doi: 10.1016/j.nlm.2018.03.012
- Stout, D.M., Acheson, D.T., Moore, T. M., Gur, R.C., Baker, D.G., Geyer, M.A., Risbrough, V.B., and the MRS Team. (2018). Individual variation in working memory is associated with fear extinction performance. Behavioural Research and Therapy, 102, 52-59. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2018.01.002
- Glenn, D.E., Risbrough, V.B., Simmons, A., N., Acheson, D.T., & Stout, D.M. (2017). The future of contextual fear learning in PTSD research: A methodological review of neuroimaging studies. Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences.
- Stout, D.M., Shackman, A.J., Pedersen, W.S., Miskovich, T., & Larson, C.L. (2017). Neural circuitry governing anxious individuals’ mis-allocation of working memory to threat. Scientific Reports, 7: 8742.
- Stout, D.M., Shackman, A.J., Johnson, J.S., & Larson, C.L. (2015). Worry is associated with impaired gating of threat from working memory. Emotion, 15, 6-11.
- Larson, C.L., Baskin-Sommers, A.R., Stout, D.M., Balderston, N.L., Schultz, D.H., Curtin, J.J., Kiehl, K.A., & Newman, J.P. (2013). The interplay of attention and emotion: Top-down attention modulates amygdala activation in psychopathy. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 13, 757-770.
- Stout, D.M., Shackman, A.J., & Larson, C.L. (2013). Failure to filter: Anxious individuals show inefficient gating of threat from working memory. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7:58.