Center for ADHD

  • Meet the Clinical Team

    The Center for ADHD is home to specialists with a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child’s unique needs. Learn more about our faculty and staff.

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    Faculty

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    Julia S. Anixt, MD
    Pediatrician, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    513-636-4611

    julia.anixt@cchmc.org

    Julia S. Anixt, MD

    Pediatrician, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4611

    Fax: 513-636-3800

    Email: julia.anixt@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); autism spectrum disorders (ASD); learning difficulties; developmental and behavioral issues in underserved populations; developmental outcomes in children with congenital heart disease

    Research Interests

    ADHD; use of shared decision making for the treatment of challenging behavior in children with ASD; the diagnosis and management of behavioral and mental health issues in primary care settings; access to care for underserved populations

    Biography

    Julia Anixt, MD, is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician conducting clinical research on attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In particular her work focuses on improving the quality of care for ADHD diagnosis and treatment for children in underserved communities and assessing the impact of parent and youth perceptions about ADHD on treatment decisions. Her research also focuses on implementing shared decision making (SDM) in the clinical setting for families of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) contemplating the use of medication to target challenging behaviors.

    Education and Training

    BS: Haverford College, Haverford, PA, 1996.

    MD: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2001.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Yale New-Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, 2004.

    Fellowship: Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2006; Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, 2008.

    Certification: General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2004; Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2011.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Interventions for children with Attention and Reading Disorders. Co-Investigator. National Institutes of Health. Dec 2009-Nov 2014. R01 HD060617.

    Shared Decision Making to Improve Care and Outcomes for Children with Autism. Principal Investigator. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Place Outcomes Research Award. Jul 2013 - Jun 2015.

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    Stephen P. Becker, PhD
    Clinical Psychologist, Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    513-803-2066

    stephen.becker@cchmc.org

    Stephen P. Becker, PhD

    Clinical Psychologist, Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    Instructor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-2066

    Email: stephen.becker@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Research

    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

    Biography

    Stephen P. Becker, PhD, is currently a research instructor of pediatrics in the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology's Center for ADHD at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Becker completed his graduate training in clinical psychology at Miami University and his pre-doctoral psychology internship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

    Dr. Becker's research focuses on the social and academic impairments of children and adolescents with ADHD, with a particular interest in how co-occurring difficulties such as oppositional/aggressive behaviors, anxiety/depression, sluggish cognitive tempo (SCT), and sleep problems affect the functioning of youth with ADHD. He is also interested in school-based interventions for treating ADHD and related difficulties.

    Dr. Becker has authored or co-authored over 50 publications on ADHD and related topics and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Attention Disorders and the Journal of Youth and Adolescence.

    Education and Training

    BM: Taylor University, Upland, IN, 2004.

    MA: Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL, 2008.

    MA: Miami University, Oxford, OH, 2010.

    PhD: Miami University, Oxford, OH, 2014.

    Internship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2013-2014.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Phenotypic Correlates Distinguishing Sluggish Cognitive Tempo from ADHD. Principal Investigator. Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation Trustee Grant. July 2014-June 2016.

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    William B. Brinkman, MD, MEd, MSc
    Director of Research Section, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    bill.brinkman@cchmc.org

    William B. Brinkman, MD, MEd, MSc

    Director of Research Section, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Methods Expert, Evidence and Measures Team, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence

    Research Director, Cincinnati Pediatric Research Group

    Attending Physician, Hospital Medicine

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

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    Specialties

    Shared decision making; knowledge translation; family centered care; quality improvement; implementation science; attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); asthma; family/self-management of chronic conditions

    Biography

    Dr. Brinkman researches shared decision-making between patients, parents, and clinicians to promote high value care that is evidence-based and family-centered. He collaborates to develop interventions to facilitate shared decision-making across a wide-range of clinical contexts.

    Dr. Brinkman serves as director of the Research Section in the Division of General & Community Pediatrics and the research director for the Cincinnati Pediatric Research Group, a practice-based research network. He also serves as a methods expert for the James M. Anderson Center Evidence & Measures team. In this role, he is building an infrastructure to support shared decision-making throughout Cincinnati Children's.

    Education and Training

    MD: St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO, 1999.

    Residency: Pediatrics, The Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 2002.

    Chief Residency: Pediatrics, The Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, 2003.

    Fellowship: NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship, General & Community Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.

    MEd: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.

    MSc: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2002.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Medication Continuity in Children Treated for ADHD. Principal Investigator. Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award, National Institute of Mental Health. Jan 2010–Nov 2014.

    Developing New Technologies to Improve ADHD Medication Continuity. R34, National Institute of Mental Health. Apr 2014–Mar 2017.

    Shared Decision Making to Improve Care and Outcomes for Children with Autism. Co-Principal Investigator. Cincinnati Children’s Place Research Outcomes Award.  Jul 2013 – Jun 2015.

    Testing and Spread of Shared Decision Making Tools across Learning Networks. Co-Principal Investigator. Subproject on Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Cincinnati Children’s Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs). Sep 2013-Aug 2015.

    Partnering with Parents to Support Decision-Making About Hydroxyurea in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease. Co-Principal Investigator. Subproject on Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Cincinnati Children’s Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs). Sep 2013-Aug 2015.

    Evaluation of an Intervention for Improving Community-Based Pediatric ADHD Care. (PI: Epstein) Co-Investigator. National Institute of Mental Health. Aug 2010-May 2015.

    Collaborative Ohio Inquiry Networks (COIN) Research Center. (PI: Werner) Co-investigator. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Sep 2012-Aug 2017.

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    Heather A. Ciesielski, PhD
    Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, Center for ADHD

    513-636-4336

    heather.ciesielski@cchmc.org

    Heather A. Ciesielski, PhD

    Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, Center for ADHD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4336

    Email: heather.ciesielski@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Assessment and treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related issues

    Education and Training

    PhD: Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL.

    Internship: Centerstone, Inc., Bloomington, IN.

    Postdoctoral Fellowship: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.


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    Jessica E. M. Cyran, PhD
    Staff Psychologist II, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    513-636-4336

    jessica.cyran@cchmc.org

    Jessica E.M. Cyran, PhD

    Staff Psychologist II, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    Phone: 513-636-4336

    Fax: 513-636-0755

    Email: jessica.cyran@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Assessment and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and related conditions

    Education and Training

    PhD: Clinical Psychology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, 2007.

    Pre-doctoral Internship: Clinical/Child Psychology, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, 2007.

    Post-doctoral Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2008.

    Certifications: Psychology, State of Ohio, 2008-present.

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    Jeffrey N. Epstein, PhD
    Director, Center for ADHD, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    513-636-8296

    jeff.epstein@cchmc.org

    Jeff N. Epstein, PhD

    Director, Center for ADHD, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-8296

    Fax: 513-636-0755

    Email: jeff.epstein@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

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

    Internship: Medical University of South Carolina, 1994.

    Publications

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    Grants

    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.

    Tanya E. Froehlich, MD, MS, FAAP

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4611

    Fax: 513-636-4402

    Email: tanya.froehlich@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    ADHD, learning disabilities.

    Biography

    Dr. Froehlich is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician who cares for school age children with learning and behavioral issues.  Her research has a special focus on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and approaches the disorder from the vantage points of epidemiology, etiology, and treatment. She conducted a study reporting the national prevalence of ADHD in U.S. children based on DSM-IV criteria (published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine) which showed that children from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds were most likely to meet criteria for ADHD, yet least likely to receive consistent ADHD pharmacotherapy. Interested in understanding why certain children (including those with low socioeconomic status) may be more vulnerable to ADHD than others, she also studies the contribution of environmental exposures to ADHD and their public health impact. In Pediatrics, she published the first study to investigate the interactive effects of prenatal tobacco exposure and childhood lead exposure on ADHD and demonstrated that the association between poverty and ADHD is partially explained by the effects of these common environmental toxicants. She has also examined possible gene-environment interactions and found that boys with specific dopamine-related genetic variants were particularly susceptible to the adverse effects of lead exposure on ADHD-related executive functioning (published in Biological Psychiatry). Dr. Froehlich continues to research environmental influences on ADHD as a co-investigator on a National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences R01 grant which is examining the effects of pyrethroid pesticide exposure on ADHD symptoms and executive functioning.     

    Dr. Froehlich’s research agenda also addresses ADHD treatment. She is the recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health K23 Award aimed at identifying genetic and phenotypic predictors of ADHD medication response.  Recently, she authored a paper in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry showing that individuals with the dopamine receptor D4 and dopamine transporter genotypes believed to confer lower susceptibility to ADHD had greater improvement in their hyperactive-impulsive symptoms with methylphenidate treatment than those with the “high risk” genetic variants. She also coauthored a study on a novel genotyping assay for carboxylesterase 1 (CES1), the enzyme which metabolizes methylphenidate, and is currently undertaking a study on CES1 genetic variants’ effects on methylphenidate response. 

    Dr. Froehlich also enhances care for children with ADHD through teaching and other professional activities. She has served as an invited speaker providing seminars for professionals and workshops for families in international, national, and regional forums. Currently, Dr. Froehlich co-chairs the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics ADHD Special Interest Group, and coordinates ADHD-related projects and educational seminars for the Society membership in this capacity.

    Education and Training

    BA:  East Asian Studies, Columbia University, 1992.

    MD: Yale University School of Medicine, 1999.

    MS: Epidemiology, University of Cincinnati, 2007.

    Pediatric Intern:  Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 1999-2000.

    Pediatric Resident:  Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 2000-2002.

    Fellowship: Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, 2002-2005; General Pediatrics National Research Service Award Fellow, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, 2004-2007.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Medication Response in Children with Predominantly Inattentive Type ADHD.  Principal Investigator.  National Institute of Mental Health Career Development (K23).  2009-2014.
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    Phillip K. Lichtenstein, MD
    Pediatrician, General & Community Pediatrics

    phil.lichtenstein@cchmc.org

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    Phillip K. Lichtenstein, MD

    Pediatrician, General & Community Pediatrics

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    Education and Training

    MD: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, 1976.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 1983

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    Richard E. A. Loren, PhD
    Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    513-636-4336

    richard.loren@cchmc.org

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    Richard E.A. Loren, PhD

    Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    Clinical Director, Center for ADHD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4336

    Email: richard.loren@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder

    Biography

    Richard E. A. Loren, PhD, is a clinical child psychologist who has both clinical and research interests in the assessment and behavioral management of children and adolescents with attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder.

    Current areas of particular interest include group-based parent training to address common behavioral and emotional problems of school-aged children with ADHD.

    Dr. Loren joined the Cincinnati Children's Center for ADHD as clinical director in August 2006.

    Education and Training

    PhD: Kent State University, Kent, OH, Clinical Psychology, 1993.

    Predoctoral Internship: Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, West Virginia University Medical Center, Morgantown, WV 1990-1991.

    Certification: National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, Registrant #43569, 1995; Certified Health Services Provider-Psychologist (HSP-P), North Carolina Psychology Board, 1995.

    Licensure: Licensed Psychologist, State Board of Psychology of Ohio, 2006; Licensed Psychologist, North Carolina Psychology Board, 1994.

    Publications

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    Nicholas Newman, DO, MS, FAAP
    Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    513-636-4182

    nicholas.newman@cchmc.org

    Nicholas Newman, DO, MS, FAAP

    Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics

    Medical Director, Pediatric Environmental Health and Lead Clinic

    Pediatric Primary Care Center

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4182

    Email: nicholas.newman@cchmc.org

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    Biography

    Nicholas Newman, DO, MS, FAAP, is board certified in general pediatrics as well as occupational/environmental medicine.  He is interested understanding how toxicants in and around a child’s home or school can affect children's health.  He is also interested in developing approaches to prevent or mitigate these effects at an individual and at a community level. His recent research has examined the effect of traffic related air pollution exposure on neurobehavioral problems in children as well as the impact of air pollution on asthma in children.

    Education and Training

    BS: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1990.

    DO: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO, 1997.

    Rotating Internship: Horizon Health System/Henry Ford Health System, Michigan State University, Detroit, MI, 1998.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2001.

    Fellowship: Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.

    MS: University of Cincinnati, Department of Environmental Health, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2001 (renewed 2008); American Board of Preventive Medicine, 2013

    Publications

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    Grants

    Health Care Provider Training. Principal Investigator. National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF). 08/01/2012─08/31/2014.

    Great Lakes Center for Env Health at John H Stroger Hospital. Principal Investigator. Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU). 1/2012–9/30/2014.

    Reading ICARD:  Interventions for Children with Attention Deficit Disorders. Co-Investigator. National Institute of Health/NICHE.  Denton/Tamm. 4/1/2010–2/28/15.  R01HD060617–04.

    Neurobehavior and Neuroimaging Effects of Traffic Exposure in Children. Co-Investigator. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Ryan. 07/01/2012–06/30/2016. R01ES019890.

    Center for Environmental Genetics-Community Outreach and Engagement Core. Principal Investigator. National Institute for Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati. Ho. 04/01/2013-03/31/2018. P30-ES006096.                                                                           

    Environmental Exposures and their role in developmental diseases. Principal Investigator. National Institute for Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati. Haynes. 07/09/2012-06/30/2014. R21ES02116-01A1.


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    Suzanne R. Plummer, PsyD
    Staff Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, Center for ADHD

    513-636-4336

    suzanne.plummer@cchmc.org

    Suzanne R. Plummer , PsyD

    Staff Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, Center for ADHD

    Phone: 513-636-4336

    Fax: 513-636-0755

    Email: suzanne.plummer@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    ADHD; anxiety; depression; behavior disorders

    Education and Training

    Fellowship: St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute, St. Louis University School of Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2002.

    Internship: Wright State University, School of Professional Psychology, Dayton, Ohio, 2001.

    PsyD: Forest Institute, Springfield, Missouri, 2001.

    MS: Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, 1997.

    BA: Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky, 1995.

    Licensure: Ohio State Board of Psychology, 2008; Kentucky Board of Psychology, 2003; Missouri State Committee of Psychologists, 2002-2004 and 2006-2010.
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    Leanne Tamm, PhD
    Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    leanne.tamm@cchmc.org

    Leanne Tamm, PhD

    Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Fax: 513-636-0755

    Email: leanne.tamm@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

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

    Biography

    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.

    Publications

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    Grants

    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.

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    Aaron J. Vaughn, PhD
    Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    513-636-4336

    aaron.vaughn@cchmc.org

    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.