Eugene Emory

Professor of Psychology

Office: PAIS 499

Phone: 404-727-7455

Fax: 404-727-0372


Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Department of Psychology

36 Eagle Row
Emory University

Atlanta, GA 30322

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Dr. Emory received his Ph.D. in 1978 from University of Florida.


  • PSYC 210: Adult Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 313: Neuropsychology & Developmental Disabilities
  • PSYC 385R: Psychology and the Courts
  • PSYC 385R: Psychology & Law: Mental Health and Mental Issues
  • PSYC 750: Clinical Supervision
  • PSYC 770: Psychology of Stereotype, Prejudice, Discrimination

Professional Activities

Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology, Emory University

Board Member, Behavioral, Cognitive and Sensory Sciences, National Academy of Sciences 1998-present

Board of Directors: Family and Community Alliance (formerly Women’s Christian Alliance) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2000-present

Committee Member on Introducing Behavioral and Social Sciences Into Medical School Curricula, Institute of Medicine (National Academy of Sciences) 2002-2004.


Primary Research Interest:
Prenatal brain, behavior, and cognition.Perinatal stress and HPA activation, maternal psychopathology (schizophrenia and depression) and fetal development, Fetal Brain Imaging and neuro-cognitive development.

Secondary Research Interest:
Maternal psychopathology in expectant women, depression in welfare mothers, and effects of out-of-home and foster care on child psychological development.

Clinical and Applied Interest:
Clinical and Neuropsychological evaluation, expert psychological testimony, obstetric malpractice litigation. Therapeutic orientation is cognitive-behavioral in culturally relevant context. Diversity of experience and training in clinical psychological research.

Current Projects

Relationship of prenatal teratogens (caffeine, nicotine, psychotropic medication) on fetal neurobehavioral profiles. Computer based models for categorizing and analyzing fetal neurobehavioral profiles, fetal learning and memory.

Recent Theses and dissertations supervised:
  • John Dieter, Ph. D. 1999
  • Marlyene Israelian, Ph.D. 1998
  • Dawn Peoples, Ph.D. 1997
Recent Theses and dissertations supervised:
  • Kim Bard, Ph.D. 1997-1999
  • B. Denise Raynor, M.D. 1997-1999


Emory, E. K., Raynor, B. D., & Fiano, K. (1997). Gender differences in fetal cerebral blood flow and heart rate. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 176(1), 175. (abstract)

Emory, E. K. & *Israelian, M. (1998). Biobehavioral Development in Prenatal Life. Proceedings of Advancing Research on Developmental Plasticity, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.

Emory, E.K., & *Isrealian, M.K. (1998) Behavioral Profiles Related to Stress Reactivity and Ethnic Variation. In Proceedings of Advancing Research on Developmental Plasticity, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.

*Feng, T. I., Raynor, B. D., *Fiano., Graham, D. & Emory, E. K. (1997). Doppler velocimetry of the fetal Circle of Willis: A longitudinal study. Journal of Maternal-Fetal Investigation.

*Chen, S. & Emory, E. K. (1998). Clinical psychology in Asia: A Taiwanese perspective. In M. Hersen & A. Bellack (Eds.), Comprehensive Clinical Psychology. Elsevier Science 343-347.

Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, (1998) Psychological Science, 9, 79-91.

Emory,E., Patillo, R., Archibold, E., Bayorh, M. & Sung, R. (1999). Neurobehavioral effects of low-level lead exposure in human neonates. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 188, S2-S11.

Raynor, B.D. Parthasarathy, S. & Emory, E.K, (2000) Umbilical Cord VCAM and Labor. Journal of Maternal-Fetal Investigation, 9, 291-293.

J. Snarey, & E.Emory (2001)  Adoptive Fathers, In Encyclopedia of Parenting, pp 22-27.

*Dieter J. & E. Emory, (2002) Supplemental Stimulation for Preterm Infants. In L Rich Ed. Massage Therapy, Harcourt Health Sciences, London pp. 135-164

Dieter, J., Field, T., Hernandez-Reif, M., Emory, E., Redzepi, M. (2003). Stable Preterm Infants Gain More Weight and Sleep Less after Five Days of Massage Therapy. Journal of Pediatic Psychology, 403-411.

Emory, E., Ansari, Z., Patillo, R., Archibold, E., Chevalier, J. (2003). Maternal Blood Lead Effects on Infant Intelligence at 7 Months of Age. New Scientific Developments , American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 188: S26-32.

Alvarez, J. & Emory, E.  (2006)  Executive Function and the Frontal Lobes: A Meta Analytic Review, Neuropsychology Review, 16, (1): 17-42.

Emory, E., Dieter, J. (2006) Maternal Depression and Psychotropic Medication Effects on the Human Fetus, Annals of the New York Academy of Science, 10:1196:12-15.

Carr, J., Emory, E., Johnson, S. et al., (2007) Integrating Behavioral and Social Science in the Medical School Curriculum:  Opportunities & Challenges for Psychology. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 14:33-39.

Dieter, J., Emory, E., Cederberg, K., Ansari, Z., Field, T., Hernandez, R. (2008).  Maternal Depression and Anxiety Effects on the Human Fetus: Preliminary Findings and Clinical Implications.  Infant Mental Health Journal, 21:2, 29-504.

Emory, E.K. (2010). A Womb with a View: Ultrasound for Evaluation of Fetal Neurobehavioral Development, Infant Behavior & Child Development, 19:119-124.