Biographies

Aaron J. Vaughn, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

Center for ADHD

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-4336

Email: aaron.vaughn@cchmc.org

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Specialties

Assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with ADHD; organization / academic skills

Biography

Aaron Vaughn, PhD, is an assistant professor of pediatrics in Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He earned his MS in clinical psychology from Purdue University, a doctorate in clinical psychology from University of Vermont and completed a clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Vaughn specializes in the assessment and behavioral management of children and adolescents with attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder and related conditions.

Research interests include the assessment and treatment of ADHD including better understanding of the social, academic, and behavioral impairments exhibited by children and adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) from a developmental psychopathology perspective. Dr. Vaughn’s research is targeted in applying what is learned toward increasing the effectiveness of evidence-based treatments for children and adolescents with ADHD. 

In particular, Dr. Vaughn’s research is concentrated around:

  • improving the academic performance of children and adolescents with ADHD
  • mechanisms of self-concept in children and adolescents with ADHD
  • peer relationship problems of children and adolescents with ADHD
  • evidence-based assessment and treatment of childhood ADHD

Education and Training

BA: Cedarville University.

MS: Clinical Psychology, Purdue University.

PhD: Clinical Psychology, University of Vermont.

Predoctoral Internship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2008-2009.

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2009-2011.

Publications

Grants

2/2 Multisite Study of School Based Treatment Approaches for ADHD Adolescents. Co-Investigator (Principal Investigator, Langberg). National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). July 2009-June 2014. R01.

Evaluation of an Intervention for Improving Community-Based Pediatric ADHD Care. Co-Investigator (Principal Investigator, Epstein). National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). July 2010-June 2015. R01.

Reading ICARD: Interventions for Children with Attention and Reading Disorders. Co-Investigator (Principal Investigator, Denton). NICHD. R01.

Disseminating a Model Intervention to Promote Improved ADHD Care in the Community. Co-Investigator (Principal Investigator, Epstein). National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). July 2010-June 2015. R21.