Holly Poore , Ph.D.

Holly Poore smiling

Postdoctoral Fellow

B.A. Psychology, University of Kentucky, 2014
M.A. Clinical Psychology, Emory University, 2017
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Emory University, 2021
Research Interests
Keywords: externalizing psychopathology; personality-psychopathology relationships; gene-environment interplay; classification of psychopathology 


My research focuses on the development, hierarchical structure, and etiology of externalizing disorders (e.g., ADHD, alcohol use and misuse, conduct problems) and related traits (e.g, personality, aggression), particularly those that arise in childhood and adolescence. I am especially interested in exploring shared phenotypic and etiological variance among and between externalizing disorders and traits as well as the developmental, genetic, and environmental mechanisms by which these relationships arise.


Twitter: @HollyPoore2


Selected Publications:
Waldman*, I.D., Poore*, H.E., Luningham*, J. M., & Yang, J. (2020). Testing Structural Models of Psychopathology at the Genomic Level. World Psychiatry, 19(3), 350-359. *denotes shared first authorship
Poore, H.E., Watts, A.L., Lilienfeld, S.O., & Waldman, I.D. (2020). Construct validity of youth psychopathic traits as assessed by the Antisocial Process Screening Device. Psychological assessment32(6), 527.
Poore, H.E., & Waldman, I.D. (2020). The Association of Oxytocin Receptor Gene (OXTR) Polymorphisms with Antisocial Behavior: A Meta-analysis. Behavior genetics, 1-13.
Watts, A.L., Poore, H.E., Lilienfeld, S.O., & Waldman, I.D. (2019). Riskier Tests of the Validity of the Bifactor Model of Psychopathology. Clinical Psychological Science, 7(6), 1285-1303.
Watts, A.L., Poore, H.E., Lilienfeld, S.O., & Waldman, I.D. (2019). Clarifying the Associations between Big Five Personality Domains and Higher-Order Psychopathology Dimensions in Youth. Journal of Research in Personality, 82, 103884.
Waldman, I.D., Poore, H.E., van Hulle, C., Rathouz, P., & Lahey., B. B. (2016). External validity of a hierarchical dimensional model of child and adolescent psychopathology: Tests using confirmatory factor analyses and multivariate behavior genetic analyses. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 125(8), 1053-1066.