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Pediatric Psychologist, Research, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology

Director, Center for ADHD

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

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"In my research, I work on developing new and innovative ways to understand, evaluate and treat ADHD. For example, my colleagues and I have developed web-based software to assist pediatricians in delivering better quality care to children with ADHD."

My Biography & Research

Biography

I am a pediatric psychologist with more than 25 years in the field. My research focuses on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other psychological disorders that originate in childhood.

I came to Cincinnati Children’s in 2005, where I have served as the director of the Center for ADHD. In my research, I work on developing new and innovative ways to understand, evaluate and treat ADHD. For example, my colleagues and I have developed web-based software to assist pediatricians in delivering better quality care to children with ADHD.

I was a co-investigator on the National Institutes of Mental Health-funded Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD (MTA), and I have published numerous empirical papers on a variety of ADHD-related topics. Much of my empirical research has concentrated on the neuropsychology of ADHD and the promotion of evidence-based ADHD care among community pediatricians.

In addition to my research, I’m an associate editor at the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, and I’m honored to have been elected to the Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) Hall of Fame.

Clinical Interests

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Behavioral Medicine, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD

Research Divisions

Clinical Psychology, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD



Blog Posts

Teens + Driving + ADHD = A Dangerous Combination

Mind Brain Behavior

Teens + Driving + ADHD = A Dangerous Combination

Jeffery N. Epstein, PhD9/4/2020

Free Tool Helps Providers Implement New ADHD Guidelines

Tools for Science

Free Tool Helps Providers Implement New ADHD Guidelines

Jeffery N. Epstein, PhD10/1/2019

My Education

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

Internship: Medical University of South Carolina, 1994.

My Publications

Unique Associations Between Specific Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms and Related Functional Impairments. Zoromski, AK; Epstein, JN; Ciesielski, HA. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 2021; 42:343-354.

Evidence for similar structural brain anomalies in youth and adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a machine learning analysis. Zhang-James, Y; Helminen, EC; Liu, J; Busatto, GF; Calvo, A; Cercignani, M; Chaim-Avancini, TM; Gabel, MC; Harrison, NA; Lazaro, L; et al. Translational Psychiatry. 2021; 11.

Comparison of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Typically Developing Children and Children with Down Syndrome. Esbensen, AJ; Epstein, JN; Vincent, LB; Kamimura-Nishimura, K; Wiley, S; Angkustsiri, K; Abbeduto, L; Fidler, D; Froehlich, TE. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 2021.

Characterizing neuroanatomic heterogeneity in people with and without ADHD based on subcortical brain volumes. Li, T; van Rooij, D; Roth Mota, N; Buitelaar, JK; Hoogman, M; Arias Vasquez, A; Franke, B; Ambrosino, S; Banaschewski, T; Bandeira, CE; et al. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines. 2021.

Analysis of structural brain asymmetries in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in 39 datasets. Postema, MC; Hoogman, M; Ambrosino, S; Asherson, P; Banaschewski, T; Bandeira, CE; Baranov, A; Bau, CH D; Baumeister, S; Baur-Streubel, R; et al. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines. 2021.

The effects of internal jugular vein compression for modulating and preserving white matter following a season of American tackle football: A prospective longitudinal evaluation of differential head impact exposure. Diekfuss, JA; Yuan, W; Barber Foss, KD; Dudley, JA; DiCesare, CA; Reddington, DL; Zhong, W; Nissen, KS; Shafer, JL; Leach, JL; et al. Journal of Neuroscience Research. 2021; 99:423-445.

Mutations in sphingolipid metabolism genes are associated with ADHD. Henriquez-Henriquez, M; Acosta, MT; Martinez, AF; Vélez, JI; Lopera, F; Pineda, D; Palacio, JD; Quiroga, T; Worgall, TS; Deckelbaum, RJ; et al. Translational Psychiatry. 2020; 10.

Assessing sluggish cognitive tempo and ADHD inattention in elementary students: Empirical differentiation, invariance across sex and grade, and measurement precision. Becker, SP; Mossing, KW; Zoromski, AK; Vaughn, AJ; Epstein, JN; Tamm, L; Burns, GL. Psychological Assessment. 2020; 32:1047-1056.

Impact of sleep restriction on affective functioning in adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Becker, SP; Tamm, L; Epstein, JN; Beebe, DW. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines. 2020; 61:1160-1168.

Subcortical Brain Volume, Regional Cortical Thickness, and Cortical Surface Area Across Disorders: Findings From the ENIGMA ADHD, ASD, and OCD Working Groups. Boedhoe, PS W; van Rooij, D; Hoogman, M; Twisk, JW R; Schmaal, L; Abe, Y; Alonso, P; Ameis, SH; Anikin, A; Anticevic, A; et al. American Journal of Psychiatry. 2020; 177:834-843.