Gambling Studies Program

Rory Reid, Ph.D.

Research Psychologist


  • Research Psychologist and Adj Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
  • David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA


  • Postdoctoral – Harvard Medical School
  • Postdoctoral – UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
  • Internship – UCLA Department of Family Medicine
  • PhD – Psychology (Clinical) with a dual emphasis in neuropsychology and marriage and family therapy, Brigham Young University
  • MSW – University of Utah
  • BA – Business Information Systems, Brigham Young University

Research Interests

  • Impulse Control Disorders, including pathological gambling, hypersexual behavior, substance- related disorders
  • Neuropsychology, Neuroscience, and Neuroimaging
  • Mindfulness Intervention
  • Psychometric development of scales

Select Publications

  • Reid, R. C., Campos, M., Selochan, N., & Fong, T. W. (2018). Characteristics of treatment seeking problem gambles with adult ADHD. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.
  • Reid, R. C. & Grant, J. E. (2017). In search of a parsimonious model to explain hypersexual behavior. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46(8), 2275-2277.
  • Reid, R. C. & Meyer, M. D. (2016). Substance-use disorders in hypersexual adults. Current Addiction Reports, 3(4), 400-405.
  • Reid, R. C. (2015). How should severity be determined for the DSM-5 proposed classification of hypersexual disorder. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 4(4), 221-225.
  • Reid, R. C., Berlin, H. A., & Kingston, D. (2015). Sexual impulsivity in hypersexual men. Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports, 2, 1-8.
  • Reid, R. C., DiTirro, C., Fong, T. W. (2014). Mindfulness in patients with gambling disorders. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 14, 327-337.
  • Reid, R. C. & Kafka, M. P. (2014). Controversies about Hypersexual Disorder and the DSM–5. Current Sexual Health Reports, 6:259-264.
  • Reid, R. C. Bramen, J., Anderson, A., & Cohen, M. (2014). Mindfulness, emotional dysregulation, impulsivity, and stress proneness in a sample of hypersexual patients. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 70(4), 313-321.
  • Reid, R. C., Davtian, M., Lenartowicz, A., Torrevillas, R. M., & Fong, T. W. (2013). Perspectives on the assessment and treatment of adult ADHD in hypersexual men. Neuropsychiatry, 3(3), 295-308.
  • Reid, R. C., Carpenter, B. N., Hook, J. N., Garos, S., Manning, J. C., Gilliland, R., Cooper, E. B., McKittrick, H., Davtian, M., & Fong, T. (2012) Report of findings in a DSM-5 Field Trial for Hypersexual Disorder. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 9(11), 2868-2877.
  • Reid, R. C., McKittrick, H. L., Davtian, M., & Fong, T. (2012). Self-reported differences on measures of executive function in a patient sample of problem gamblers. International Journal of Neuroscience, 122(9), 500-505.


Dr. Rory Reid received his Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Utah and his doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Brigham Young University with a dual emphasis in Neuropsychology and Marriage and Family Therapy. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA, Dr. Reid pursued post-doctoral education and training in clinical research through Harvard Medical School’s Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program. Dr. Reid is a licensed therapist (Utah Licensure) and over the years has conducted individual, group, and couples therapy with hundreds of patients seeking help for issues related to mental health problems. Dr. Reid has expertise in treatment for hypersexual behavior, pornography problems, gambling disorders, and adult ADHD. He has received specialized training in Emotion Focused Therapy, marriage and family therapy, neuropsychological assessment, and neurofeedback. Dr. Reid is involved in academic research and mentoring students at UCLA and serves on several editorial boards for scientific journals. He has published articles and research on hypersexual behavior and pathological gambling in many notable journals and his work has been featured in press outlets such as the New York Times and TIME magazine, as well as TV specials aired on ABC, CBS, and Fox News. Dr. Reid has affiliations, associations, or memberships with various organizations in the mental health field including the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, and the National Council on Problem Gambling. Dr. Reid has trained and educated mental health professionals, industry specialists, government organizations, and lay audiences on mental health issues around the world in such places such as England, Budapest, South Africa, Holland, Singapore, Australia, Canada, Russia, the Bahamas, and throughout the United States.