Melissa P. Lopez-Larson, MD


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Psychiatry - Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Divisions: Child Psychiatry

Board Certification

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry)
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)

Academic Office Information

  • University of Utah Brain Institute
    383 Colorow Road
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Lopez-Larson joined the University of Utah in the Fall of 2008. Dr. Lopez-Larson is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and received her M.D. from the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. Dr. Lopez-Larson performed her adult and child psychiatry training at Harvard Medical School training sites including Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital and Cambridge Hospital, respectively. Her focus is on brain development in healthy youths and in youths with psychiatric illness with a focus on the identification of risk factors for psychiatric illness. Specifically, she is researching the effects of development on specific brain networks believed to be involved in cognition and mood regulation in healthy children as well as in youths with bipolar disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder utilizing multimodal neuroimaging techniques.

Education History

Type School Degree
Research Fellow Cambridge Hospital, Harvard University
Research Fellow
Fellowship Cambridge Hospital, Harvard University
Residency Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University
Internship Newton Wellesley Hospital, Tuft's University
Professional Medical University of Cincinnati
Undergraduate Notre Dame College of Ohio

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Lopez-Larson MP, Rogowska J, Yurgelun-Todd D (2015). Aberrant orbitofrontal connectivity in marijuana smoking adolescents. Dev Cogn Neurosci, 2015 Dec(16), 54-62.
  2. King JB, Yurgelun-Todd D, Stoeckel A, DiMuzio JM, Lopez-Larson MP (2015). Sex differences in white matter integrity in youths with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a pilot study. Front Neurosci, 9, 232.