Katy Higgins Neyland
Education2017-2019 Postdoctoral Fellow
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Advisor: Marian Tanofsky-Kraff, Ph.D.
2015-2016 Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Internship Women’s Mental Health track
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
2010-2016 Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Minor, Quantitative Psychology
Advisor: Anna M. Bardone-Cone, Ph.D.
2004-2008 B.A. in Psychology with High Distinction
University of Virginia Distinguished Majors Program
Advisor: Joseph P. Allen, Ph.D.
BiographyDr. Katy Higgins Neyland received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with a Quantitative Psychology minor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016. After graduation, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow on the Preventing Obesity in Military Communities – Adolescents study for three years at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. During this time, she administered Interpersonal Psychotherapy in a group format to adolescent military dependents at high-risk for both eating disorders and adult obesity as part of a randomized controlled trial. She currently works as an Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine at USU and serves as a Clinical Scientist at the Military Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Program. In addition to her empirical study of eating disorders over the past decade, she has worked clinically with patients with eating disorders in inpatient, outpatient, and partial hospitalization settings.
Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments
2021 - Paper selected to be presented as part of the “Best Paper” Category; 2021 Academy for Eating Disorders International Conference on Eating Disorders
2019-current - Clinical Scientist Military Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Program (MiCOR) Metis Foundation, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
2013-2015 - R01 MH095860 (PI: Anna Bardone-Cone) Diversity Supplement (Award: Higgins Neyland) National Institute of Mental Health Defining Remission and Recovery in Eating Disorders Total award: $106,665; Role: Graduate Student
2012 - Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention; National Science Foundation
2011 - Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention; National Science Foundation
2008 - Research Excellence Award; University of Virginia