Jeff N. Epstein, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist, Research, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology

Director, Center for ADHD

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-8296

Fax 513-636-0755


Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Jeff Epstein, PhD, is a professor of pediatrics in Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from State University of New York at Stony Brook and completed a clinical internship at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Dr. Epstein is a licensed psychologist whose research and clinical work focus on the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD and other psychological disorders originating in childhood.

He is a co-investigator on the Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD (MTA). Dr. Epstein has published numerous empirical papers on a variety of ADHD-related topics. Much of his empirical research has concentrated on the neuropsychology of ADHD, and the promotion of evidence-based ADHD care among community pediatricians.

PhD: State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1994.

Internship: Medical University of South Carolina, 1994.

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Epstein JN. How can the internet help improve community-based pediatric ADHD care? Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics. 2012;12, 501-503.

Becker SP, Langberg JM, Vaughn AJ, Epstein JN. Clinical utility of the Vanderbilt ADHD Diagnostic Parent Rating Scale comorbidity screening scales. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 2012;33, 221-228.

Shiels K, Tamm L, Epstein JN. Deficient post-error slowing in children with ADHD is limited to the inattentive subtype. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 2012;18, 1-6.

Froehlich TE, Epstein JN, Nick TG, Melguizo-Castro MS, Stein MA, Brinkman WB, Graham AJ,  Langberg JM, Kahn RS. Pharmacogenetic predictors of methylphenidate dose-response in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2011;50, 1129-1139.

Brinkman WB, Hartl J, Rawe L, Britto MT, Epstein JN. Physicians’ shared decision making behaviors in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder care. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. 2011;165, 1013-1019.

Vaughn A, Epstein J, Rausch J, Altaye M, Langberg J, Newcorn J, Hinshaw S, Hechtman L, Arnold LE, Swanson J, Wigal T. Relations between neuropsychological functioning and ADHD symptomatology over time. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 2011;39, 853-864

Epstein JN, Langberg JM, Rosen PJ, Graham A, Narad ME, Antonini TN, Brinkman WB, Froehlich T, Simon JO, Altaye M. Evidence for higher reaction time variability for children with ADHD on a range of cognitive tasks including reward and event rate manipulations. Neuropsychology. 2011;25, 427-441.

Epstein JN, Langberg JM, Lichtenstein PK, Kolb R, Altaye M, Simon JO. Use of a web portal to improve community-based pediatric ADHD care: A cluster randomized trial. Pediatrics. 2011;128, e1201-e1208.

Langberg JM, Molina BSG, Arnold LE, Epstein JN, Altaye M, Hinshaw SP, Swanson JM, Wigal T, Hechtman L. Patterns and predictors of adolescent academic achievement and performance in a sample of children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. 2011;40, 1-13.

Epstein JN, Brinkman WB, Froehlich T, Langberg JM, Narad ME, Antonini TN, Shiels K, Simon JO, Altaye M. Effects of stimulant medication, incentives, and event rate on reaction time variability in children with ADHD. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2011;36, 1060-1072.

Medication Continuity in Children Treated for ADHD. Primary Mentor. Jan 2010-Dec 2014. #K23 MH083027.

Reading ICARD: Interventions for Children with Attention and Reading Disorders. Co-investigator. Dec 2009-Nov 2014. #R01 HD060617.

Effects of Adolescent Sleep Restriction on Neural and Neurobehavioral Functioning. Co-investigator. Jul 2009-Jun 2014. #R01HL092149.

Evaluation of an Intervention for Improving Community-Based Pediatric ADHD Care. Principal Investigator. Jul 2010–Jun 2015. #R01 MH083665-01. 

Examining the Biological Basis of ADHD. Principal Investigator. Jul 2010-Jun 2015. #K24 MH064478-06A2.

2/2 Multisite Study of School Based Treatment Approaches for ADHD Adolescents. Co-investigator. Jul 2009-Jun 2014. #1R01MH082865-01.