Travis C Evans, PhD

Instructor, Psychiatry

Travis Evans
150 S Huntington Avenue


Travis Evans is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the VA Boston Healthcare System and Massachusetts General Hospital within the Neuropsychiatry Translational Research Fellowship (NeTReF) program. He earned his Ph.D in clinical psychology at the University of Miami prior to completing his clinical internship at VA Boston. His research broadly focuses on characterizing dysregulation within neural circuits that support approach and avoidance motivational systems across internalizing and trauma-related disorders. In the BALLAB, he is currently focusing on characterizing how reward modulates neural mechanisms underlying PTSD-related deficits in sustained attention.


  • University of Miami, PhD
  • University of Miami, MS
  • University of Texas at Tyler, BS


  • Published on 8/24/2023

    DeGutis J, Agnoli S, Bernstein JPK, Jagger-Rickels A, Evans TC, Fortier CB, McGlinchey RE, Milberg WP, Esterman M. Poorer Inhibitory Control Uniquely Contributes to Greater Functional Disability in Post-9/11 Veterans. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2023 Aug 24; 38(6):944-961. PMID: 36781401.

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  • Published on 6/15/2023

    DeGutis J, Agnoli S, Gaudet CE, Stumps A, Kim S, Evans TC, Jagger-Rickels A, Milberg W, McGlinchey R, Fortier CB, Esterman M. Inhibitory control and alcohol use history predict changes in posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms. Neuropsychology. 2023 Nov; 37(8):907-922. PMID: 37326535.

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  • Published on 4/21/2023

    Jagger-Rickels A, Stumps A, Rothlein D, Evans T, Lee D, McGlinchey R, DeGutis J, Esterman M. Aberrant connectivity in the right amygdala and right middle temporal gyrus before and after a suicide attempt: Examining markers of suicide risk. J Affect Disord. 2023 Aug 15; 335:24-35. PMID: 37086805.

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  • Published on 2/4/2023

    DeGutis J, Bahierathan K, Barahona K, Lee E, Evans TC, Shin HM, Mishra M, Likitlersuang J, Wilmer JB. What is the prevalence of developmental prosopagnosia? An empirical assessment of different diagnostic cutoffs. Cortex. 2023 Apr; 161:51-64. PMID: 36905701.

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  • Published on 9/29/2022

    Fry R, Li X, Evans TC, Esterman M, Tanaka J, DeGutis J. Investigating the Influence of Autism Spectrum Traits on Face Processing Mechanisms in Developmental Prosopagnosia. J Autism Dev Disord. 2023 Dec; 53(12):4787-4808. PMID: 36173532.

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  • Published on 9/20/2022

    Evans TC, Esterman M, Britton JC. Social avoidance behavior modulates motivational responses to social reward-threat conflict signals: A preliminary fMRI study. Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci. 2023 Feb; 23(1):42-65. PMID: 36127489.

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  • Published on 8/6/2022

    Evans TC, Alonso MR, Jagger-Rickels A, Rothlein D, Zuberer A, Bernstein J, Fortier CB, Fonda JR, Villalon A, Jorge R, Milberg W, McGlinchey R, DeGutis J, Esterman M. PTSD symptomatology is selectively associated with impaired sustained attention ability and dorsal attention network synchronization. Neuroimage Clin. 2022; 36:103146. PMID: 36055063.

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  • Published on 10/2/2021

    Evans TC, DeGutis J, Rothlein D, Jagger-Rickels A, Yamashita A, Fortier CB, Fonda JR, Milberg W, McGlinchey R, Esterman M. Punishment and reward normalize error-related cognitive control in PTSD by modulating salience network activation and connectivity. Cortex. 2021 12; 145:295-314. PMID: 34775266.

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  • Published on 1/15/2021

    Evans TC, Taylor CT, Britton JC. Characterizing the time course of automatic action tendencies to affective facial expressions and its dysregulation in social anxiety disorder. J Anxiety Disord. 2021 03; 78:102363. PMID: 33524700.

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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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