Melissa Amick, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Melissa Amick
150 S Huntington Avenue


Melissa Amick received her PhD from the Clinical Psychology Program in the Department of Psychology at Boston University. Her dissertation was titled Visuospatial Deficits and Parkinson’s Disease. She received a predoctoral traineeship at the Gerontology Center at Boston University. She completed an American Psychological Association approved postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Brown University.

Dr. Amick’s research interests include vision and cognition in people with Parkinson’s disease, the interaction of cognitive impairments and motor functioning in Parkinson’s disease, and the impact of visual and cognitive changes upon driving safety in neurological populations. Her research has been supported by the National Institute of Aging, National Academy of Neuropsychology Foundation, Sigma Xi, and the Clara Mayo Award from the Psychology Department at Boston University.

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System


  • Boston University, PhD
  • Sarah Lawrence College, BA


  • Published on 2/20/2022

    Bernstein JPK, Stumps A, Fortenbaugh F, Fonda JR, McGlinchey RE, Milberg WP, Fortier CB, Esterman M, Amick M, DeGutis J. Associations between changes in somatic and psychiatric symptoms and disability alterations in recent-era U.S. veterans. J Trauma Stress. 2022 Jun; 35(3):1011-1024. PMID: 35187726.

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  • Published on 11/12/2020

    Stumps A, Jagger-Rickels A, Rothlein D, Amick M, Park H, Evans T, Fortenbaugh FC, Fortier CB, Fonda JR, Lee D, Milberg W, McGlinchey R, DeGutis J, Esterman M. Connectome-based functional connectivity markers of suicide attempt. J Affect Disord. 2021 03 15; 283:430-440. PMID: 33549365.

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  • Published on 4/27/2020

    Fortenbaugh FC, Fonda JR, Fortier CB, Amick MM, Milberg WP, McGlinchey RE. The Impact of Common Psychiatric and Behavioral Comorbidities on Functional Disability Across Time and Individuals in Post-9/11 Veterans. J Trauma Stress. 2020 10; 33(5):750-761. PMID: 32339323.

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  • Published on 3/1/2018

    Amick MM, Meterko M, Fortier CB, Fonda JR, Milberg WP, McGlinchey RE. The Deployment Trauma Phenotype and Employment Status in Veterans of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2018 Mar/Apr; 33(2):E30-E40. PMID: 28422901.

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  • Published on 9/1/2017

    Liverant GI, Amick MM, Black SK, Esterman M, Wisco BE, Gibian MC, Marx BP, McGlinchey RE. Associations Among Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms, Substance Use, and Affective Attentional Processing in OEF/OIF/OND Veterans. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2017 Sep; 205(9):725-731. PMID: 28661934.

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  • Published on 5/27/2015

    Buelow MT, Amick MM, Queller S, Stout JC, Friedman JH, Grace J. Feasibility of use of probabilistic reversal learning and serial reaction time tasks in clinical trials of Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2015 Aug; 21(8):894-8. PMID: 26040709.

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  • Published on 5/9/2015

    Sadeh N, Spielberg JM, Miller MW, Milberg WP, Salat DH, Amick MM, Fortier CB, McGlinchey RE. Neurobiological indicators of disinhibition in posttraumatic stress disorder. Hum Brain Mapp. 2015 Aug; 36(8):3076-86. PMID: 25959594.

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  • Published on 1/1/2015

    Fortier CB, Amick MM, Kenna A, Milberg WP, McGlinchey RE. Correspondence of the Boston Assessment of Traumatic Brain Injury-Lifetime (BAT-L) clinical interview and the VA TBI screen. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2015 Jan-Feb; 30(1):E1-7. PMID: 24336147.

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  • Published on 5/2/2014

    Corbo V, Salat DH, Amick MM, Leritz EC, Milberg WP, McGlinchey RE. Reduced cortical thickness in veterans exposed to early life trauma. Psychiatry Res. 2014 Aug 30; 223(2):53-60. PMID: 24862391.

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  • Published on 4/25/2014

    Clark AL, Amick MM, Fortier C, Milberg WP, McGlinchey RE. Poor performance validity predicts clinical characteristics and cognitive test performance of OEF/OIF/OND Veterans in a research setting. Clin Neuropsychol. 2014; 28(5):802-25. PMID: 24766521.

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