Leanne Tamm, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

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ADHD; ADHD subtypes; non-medication interventions; early intervention and prevention; treatment outcomes; brain-behavior relationships; gene-environment interactions; motivation


Leanne Tamm, PhD, is currently an associate professor in the Center for Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Prior to that she was an assistant professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in the Center for Advanced ADHD Research, Treatment and Education. Before that, Leanne was co-director of the CUIDAR for Attention and Learning Program, a clinical psychologist at Children's Hospital of Orange County and assistant professor of Pediatrics at the University of California.

Dr. Tamm completed her graduate training in clinical psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, her pre-doctoral psychology internship at the University of California, San Diego Consortium and her post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Tamm’s research interests focus on numerous aspects of the functioning of children with ADHD including brain-behavior relationships, executive function, efficacy of treatment with contingencies and medication, and prevention/early intervention. Currently Dr. Tamm is investigating non-medication interventions for ADHD, including attention training, and is using functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate the biological basis for the efficacy of interventions.

Education and Training

PhD: Clinical Psychology, University of Texas, Austin, TX, 2000.

Internship: University of California, San Diego, CA.

Fellowship: Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA.


View PubMed Publications


Neurophysiological Predictors of Substance Use Among Young Adults with ADHD. Subcontract Site Principal Investigator. National Institute on Drug Abuse. Aptil 2010- March 2012. #HHSN271200800009C.

Interventions for Children with Attention and Reading Disorders. Subcontract Site Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. December 2009- November 2014. # R01 HD060617.