Amy Lansing

Title(s)Assistant Adjunct Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolHealth Sciences
vCardDownload vCard

    Collapse Overview 
    Collapse Overview


    Dr. Amy E. Lansing holds a Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, with specializations in both Neuropsychology and Forensic Psychology/Epidemiology. She has advanced training in Developmental Trauma and Behavioral Neurology and completed Post-doctoral Fellowships in Pediatric Neuropsychology (Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego and UCSD) and Adult through Geriatric Neuropsychology (VA San Diego Healthcare System and UCSD).

    Research Interests

    Dr. Lansing is the director of the Cognitive and Neurobehavioral Studies in Aggression, Coping, Trauma and Stress (CNS-Acts) research program at UCSD. Her National Institute of Child and Human Development funded interdisciplinary research program is dedicated to understanding the neurobehavioral underpinnings of high-risk behaviors and functional impairment in underserved and vulnerable populations, such as juvenile delinquents and maltreated youth. This program integrates neuroscience technologies (neuroimaging, genetics), cognitive rehabilitation, mental health services (treatment for trauma spectrum and drug/alcohol disorders; interventions for violence and impulsivity reduction), neuropsychology, criminology, social justice and public policy issues (e.g., health disparities, HIV/STD risk). Her research at CNS-Acts examines both the neurobehavioral profiles associated with trauma and the treatment of trauma and its impact on cognition in a variety of populations (e.g., active duty military; individuals with trauma, substance abuse, cognitive deficits and/or head injuries; maltreated youth; adolescent delinquents). To complement and enhance the interdisciplinary aspects of her research program, Dr. Lansing is also an adjunct professor in the Sociology Department, Division of Criminology, at San Diego State University and has strong collaborative ties within the SDSU system. Additional support for this research program comes from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and Department of Defense.

    Clinical Information

    Dr. Lansing is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides direct mental health and cognitive rehabilitation service delivery to incarcerated youth in San Diego County as well as active duty military at Camp Pendleton. She is on her second judicial appointment as one of commissioners on the San Diego County Juvenile Justice Commission where her work focuses on improving the programing available to, and conditions of, secure and non-secure facilities as well as the academic issues, cognitive deficits and unmet mental health needs of youth who are Wards of the Juvenile Court (Child Welfare and Delinquency). She is the only non-Probation Department committee member of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) committee in San Diego County. She facilitates compliance to Federal Standards in locked placements for youth, providing information about gold standard assessments; culturally sensitive staff training; and detecting maltreatment between inmates or between officers and inmates. Dr. Lansing is also a founding member and on the board of directors for Humane Smarts, a non-profit organization that seeks to enrich the minds of young people in San Diego County through a variety of community engagement (e.g., inner city gardening), artistic (e.g., inner city art walls) and academic (internet-based learning and scholastic tools) experiences. She has been an Independent Evaluator for the Board of Prison Terms in California, conducting Mentally Disordered Offender evaluations to determine if identified adult inmates are required to receive mental health treatment as a condition of parole according to Penal Code Sections 2960 et. Seq. (“MDO Law”). Dr. Lansing was awarded the CANCER inCYTES Scholar Spotlight Award specifically for her contribution to public health and social justice.

    Collapse Research 
    Collapse Research Activities and Funding
    Testing a Comorbid PTSD &Substance/Alcohol Use Intervention in Delinquent Girls
    NIH/NICHD R01HD066161Aug 20, 2010 - Jul 31, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Neural Mechanisms Subserving Deficits in High-Risk Youth
    NIH/NICHD K01HD051112Sep 15, 2006 - Aug 31, 2013
    Role: Principal Investigator (Partnering, multi-site)

    Collapse ORNG Applications 
    Collapse Featured Publications
    Collapse In The News

    Collapse Bibliographic 
    Collapse Publications
    Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Researchers can login to make corrections and additions, or contact us for help.
    List All   |   Timeline
    1. Lansing AE, Plante WY, Beck AN, Ellenberg M. Loss and Grief Among Persistently Delinquent Youth: The Contribution of Adversity Indicators and Psychopathy-Spectrum Traits to Broadband Internalizing and Externalizing Psychopathology. J Child Adolesc Trauma. 2018 Sep; 11(3):375-389. PMID: 30344839.
      View in: PubMed
    2. Lansing, A.E., Plante, W., Beck., A, & Ellenberg, M. .Loss and grief among persistently delinquent youth: The contribution of adversity indicators and psychopathy-spectrum traits to broadband internalizing and externalizing psychopathology. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma. 2018; 1-12.
    3. Lansing AE, Plante WY, Fennema-Notestine C, Golshan S, Beck AN. Psychotic-spectrum symptoms, cumulative adversity exposure and substance use among high-risk girls. Early Interv Psychiatry. 2018 02; 12(1):74-86. PMID: 29282872.
      View in: PubMed
    4. Lansing AE, Plante WY, Golshan S, Fenemma-Notestine C, Thuret S. Emotion regulation mediates the relationship between verbal learning and internalizing, trauma-related and externalizing symptoms among early-onset, persistently delinquent adolescents. Learn Individ Differ. 2019 Feb; 70:201-215. PMID: 31130798.
      View in: PubMed
    5. Lansing, A.E., Plante, W. Y., Fennema-Notestine, C., Thuret, S.Emotion regulation mediates the relationship between verbal learning and internalizing, trauma-related and externalizing symptoms among early-onset, persistently delinquent adolescents. Learning and Individual Differences. 2017.
    6. Lansing AE, Plante WY, Beck AN. Assessing stress-related treatment needs among girls at risk for poor functional outcomes: The impact of cumulative adversity, criterion traumas, and non-criterion events. J Anxiety Disord. 2017 May; 48:36-44. PMID: 27745922.
      View in: PubMed
    7. Lansing AE, Virk A, Notestine R, Plante WY, Fennema-Notestine C. Cumulative trauma, adversity and grief symptoms associated with fronto-temporal regions in life-course persistent delinquent boys. Psychiatry Res Neuroimaging. 2016 Aug 30; 254:92-102. PMID: 27388804.
      View in: PubMed
    8. Houck CD, Barker DH, Hadley W, Brown LK, Lansing A, Almy B, Hancock E. The 1-year impact of an emotion regulation intervention on early adolescent health risk behaviors. Health Psychol. 2016 Sep; 35(9):1036-45. PMID: 27175579.
      View in: PubMed
    9. Lansing AE, Washburn JJ, Abram KM, Thomas UC, Welty LJ, Teplin LA. Cognitive and academic functioning of juvenile detainees: implications for correctional populations and public health. J Correct Health Care. 2014 Jan; 20(1):18-30. PMID: 24352405; PMCID: PMC4292927.
    10. Zhang SX, Roberts RE, Lansing AE. Treatment or else: coerced treatment for drug-involved California parolees. Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol. 2013 Jul; 57(7):766-91. PMID: 22436733.
      View in: PubMed
    11. Gray MJ, Schorr Y, Nash W, Lebowitz L, Amidon A, Lansing A, Maglione M, Lang AJ, Litz BT. Adaptive disclosure: an open trial of a novel exposure-based intervention for service members with combat-related psychological stress injuries. Behav Ther. 2012 Jun; 43(2):407-15. PMID: 22440075.
      View in: PubMed
    12. Yang TT, Simmons AN, Matthews SC, Tapert SF, Frank GK, Max JE, Bischoff-Grethe A, Lansing AE, Brown G, Strigo IA, Wu J, Paulus MP. Adolescents with major depression demonstrate increased amygdala activation. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2010 Jan; 49(1):42-51. PMID: 20215925; PMCID: PMC2935523.
    13. Kalkut EL, Han SD, Lansing AE, Holdnack JA, Delis DC. Development of set-shifting ability from late childhood through early adulthood. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2009 Sep; 24(6):565-74. PMID: 19679594.
      View in: PubMed
    14. Ances BM, Liang CL, Leontiev O, Perthen JE, Fleisher AS, Lansing AE, Buxton RB. Effects of aging on cerebral blood flow, oxygen metabolism, and blood oxygenation level dependent responses to visual stimulation. Hum Brain Mapp. 2009 Apr; 30(4):1120-32. PMID: 18465743; PMCID: PMC2810490.
    15. Yang TT, Simmons AN, Matthews SC, Tapert SF, Frank GK, Bischoff-Grethe A, Lansing AE, Wu J, Brown GG, Paulus MP. Depressed adolescents demonstrate greater subgenual anterior cingulate activity. Neuroreport. 2009 Mar 04; 20(4):440-4. PMID: 19218875; PMCID: PMC2672880.
    16. Yang TT, Simmons AN, Matthews SC, Tapert SF, Frank GK, Bischoff-Grethe A, Lansing AE, Wu J, Paulus MP. Adolescent subgenual anterior cingulate activity is related to harm avoidance. Neuroreport. 2009 Jan 07; 20(1):19-23. PMID: 19034055; PMCID: PMC2852645.
    17. Ances BM, Leontiev O, Perthen JE, Liang C, Lansing AE, Buxton RB. Regional differences in the coupling of cerebral blood flow and oxygen metabolism changes in response to activation: implications for BOLD-fMRI. Neuroimage. 2008 Feb 15; 39(4):1510-21. PMID: 18164629; PMCID: PMC2819080.
    18. Perthen JE, Lansing AE, Liau J, Liu TT, Buxton RB. Caffeine-induced uncoupling of cerebral blood flow and oxygen metabolism: a calibrated BOLD fMRI study. Neuroimage. 2008 Mar 01; 40(1):237-47. PMID: 18191583; PMCID: PMC2716699.
    19. Delis, D, Lansing, AE, Houston, W, Wetter, S, Han, D, Jacobson, M., Holdnack, J, & Kramer, J. .Creativity Lost: Importance of testing higher-level executive functions in school-age children and adolescents. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. 2007; 25(1):29-40.
    20. Wetter SR, Delis DC, Houston WS, Jacobson MW, Lansing A, Cobell K, Salmon DP, Bondi MW. Heterogeneity in verbal memory: a marker of preclinical Alzheimer's disease? Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn. 2006 Sep-Dec; 13(3-4):503-15. PMID: 16887786.
      View in: PubMed
    21. Wetter SR, Delis DC, Houston WS, Jacobson MW, Lansing A, Cobell K, Salmon DP, Bondi MW. Deficits in inhibition and flexibility are associated with the APOE-E4 allele in nondemented older adults. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2005 Nov; 27(8):943-52. PMID: 16207619.
      View in: PubMed
    22. Jacobson MW, Delis DC, Lansing A, Houston W, Olsen R, Wetter S, Bondi MW, Salmon DP. Asymmetries in global-local processing ability in elderly people with the apolipoprotein e-epsilon4 allele. Neuropsychology. 2005 Nov; 19(6):822-9. PMID: 16351358.
      View in: PubMed
    23. Houston WS, Delis DC, Lansing A, Jacobson MW, Cobell KR, Salmon DP, Bondi MW. Executive function asymmetry in older adults genetically at-risk for Alzheimer's disease: verbal versus design fluency. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2005 Nov; 11(7):863-70. PMID: 16519265.
      View in: PubMed
    24. Lansing AE, Max JE, Delis DC, Fox PT, Lancaster J, Manes FF, Schatz A. Verbal learning and memory after childhood stroke. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2004 Sep; 10(5):742-52. PMID: 15327721.
      View in: PubMed
    25. Max JE, Lansing AE, Koele SL, Castillo CS, Bokura H, Schachar R, Collings N, Williams KE. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents following traumatic brain injury. Dev Neuropsychol. 2004; 25(1-2):159-77. PMID: 14984333.
      View in: PubMed
    26. Max JE, Mathews K, Manes FF, Robertson BA, Fox PT, Lancaster JL, Lansing AE, Schatz A, Collings N. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and neurocognitive correlates after childhood stroke. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2003 Sep; 9(6):815-29. PMID: 14632240.
      View in: PubMed
    27. McCabe KM, Lansing AE, Garland A, Hough R. Gender differences in psychopathology, functional impairment, and familial risk factors among adjudicated delinquents. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2002 Jul; 41(7):860-7. PMID: 12108812.
      View in: PubMed
    28. Max JE, Fox PT, Lancaster JL, Kochunov P, Mathews K, Manes FF, Robertson BA, Arndt S, Robin DA, Lansing AE. Putamen lesions and the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity symptomatology. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2002 May; 41(5):563-71. PMID: 12014789.
      View in: PubMed
    29. Max JE, Mathews K, Lansing AE, Robertson BA, Fox PT, Lancaster JL, Manes FF, Smith J. Psychiatric disorders after childhood stroke. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2002 May; 41(5):555-62. PMID: 12014788.
      View in: PubMed
    30. Max JE, Robertson BA, Lansing AE. The phenomenology of personality change due to traumatic brain injury in children and adolescents. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2001; 13(2):161-70. PMID: 11449023.
      View in: PubMed
    31. Lansing AE, Ivnik RJ, Cullum CM, Randolph C. An empirically derived short form of the Boston naming test. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 1999 Aug; 14(6):481-7. PMID: 14590575.
      View in: PubMed
    32. Randolph C, Lansing AE, Ivnik RJ, Cullum CM, Hermann BP. Determinants of confrontation naming performance. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 1999 Aug; 14(6):489-96. PMID: 14590576.
      View in: PubMed
    33. Lansing AE, Lyons JS, Martens LC, O'Mahoney MT, Miller SI, Obolsky A. The treatment of dangerous patients in managed care. Psychiatric hospital utilization and outcome. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 1997 Mar; 19(2):112-8. PMID: 9097065.
      View in: PubMed