Dr. Carrie McAdams is an Assistant Instructor of Psychiatry in the Physician Scientist Training Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. McAdams has been fascinated by the relationship between the mind and the brain for over 20 years. She received her BA, magna cum laude, with double majors in biochemistry and behavioral science from Rice University in 1992. She received an MD with honors and a PhD in neuroscience from Baylor College of Medicine. She completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in neurobiology at Harvard Medical School and has published extensively in the field of attention and visual neurophysiology. Dr. McAdams became interested in understanding the neuroscience of mental illness, and completed her residency in psychiatry at UT Southwestern. During her residency at UT Southwestern, Dr. McAdams served as the Head Research Track Resident and she also received the Chairman’s Research Award for her paper on neuroimaging of social identity in eating disorders. Her current research examines the connections between biological and psychological aspects of eating disorders using functional neuroimaging. She examines the developmental biology that underlies identity formation and social cognition, two constructs closely related to long-term psychotherapeutic interventions. She has received fellowships from both the American Psychiatric Association (2010) and the Academy for Eating Disorders (2011). Dr. McAdams’ clinical expertise is in outpatient psychiatry of young adults, and she is currently a staff psychiatrist for the Student Mental Health services at UT Southwestern.