Luke W. Hyde

Faculty Associate, Population, Neurodevelopment, & Genetics
Associate Professor, Psychology
Luke W. Hyde


Dr. Luke Hyde is interested in understanding psychopathology and personality, particularly child psychopathology and antisocial behaviors, from a developmental psychopathology standpoint. His research focuses on mechanisms linking early risk to adolescent antisocial behavior. In particular, the role of cognitions, empathy (and callous/unemotional traits), genes (using candidate genes), and neural processes (using fMRI) as they are affected by and interact with harsh environments (e.g., rejecting parenting, dangerous neighborhoods) to increase risk for psychopathology.

Dr. Hyde's recent program of research has been merging imaging genetics techniques that aim to understand genetic and molecular contributions to neural reactivity with longitudinal developmental studies of at risk children in order to inform our understanding of the development of antisocial behavior, psychopathy, and psychopathology across the lifespan. Thus, he is interested in the role of the environment and biology as they interact over time to shape behavior.

  • Computational examination of RDoC threat and reward constructs in a representative, predominantly low-income, longitudinal sample at increased risk for internalizing disorders. (Christopher S. Monk, Luke W. Hyde, Colter M. Mitchell, Scott J. Peltier, Ivaylo D. Dinov, Sekhar Chandra Sripada, Nestor L. Lopez-Duran, Erin B. Ware, Elizabeth Duval, Kelly Marie Bakulski) 2019-2024. NIMH.
  • MSU Twins Study DNA Sequencing Pilot. (Colter M. Mitchell, Luke W. Hyde) 2017-2018.
  • Epigenetic Mediation of Adverse Social Context on Stress Response, Socioemotional Development, and Health in a Population-based Study of Minority and Low SES Children and Adolescents. (Colter M. Mitchell, Luke W. Hyde, Christopher S. Monk, Nestor L. Lopez-Duran, Erin B. Ware) 2017-2022. National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
  • Effects of poverty on affective development: A multi-level, longitudinal study. (Christopher S. Monk, Colter M. Mitchell, Luke W. Hyde, Richard D. Gonzalez, Scott J. Peltier, Nestor L. Lopez-Duran, James L. Abelson) 2014-2019. NIMH.