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Pediatric Psychologist, Research, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology

Director, Center for ADHD

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



My Biography & Research


Jeff N. Epstein, PhD, is a professor of pediatrics in Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center within the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. 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.

Clinical Interests

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Behavioral Medicine, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD, Clinical Psychology, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD

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My Education

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

Internship: Medical University of South Carolina, 1994.

My Publications

ADGRL3 (LPHN3) variants predict substance use disorder. Arcos-Burgos, M; Velez, JI; Martinez, AF; Ribases, M; Ramos-Quiroga, JA; Sanchez-Mora, C; Richarte, V; Roncero, C; Cormand, B; Fernandez-Castillo, N; et al. Translational Psychiatry. 2019; 9.

Depression and ADHD-Related Risk for Substance Use in Adolescence and Early Adulthood: Concurrent and Prospective Associations in the MTA. Howard, AL; Kennedy, TM; Macdonald, EP; Mitchell, JT; Sibley, MH; Roy, A; Arnold, LE; Epstein, JN; Hinshaw, SP; Hoza, B; et al. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 2019; 47:1903-1916.

A preliminary investigation of reaction time variability in relation to social functioning in children evaluated for ADHD. Tamm, L; Epstein, JN; Becker, SP. Child Neuropsychology. 2019; 25:885-898.

Fluid reasoning and reading difficulties among children with ADHD. Mano, QR; Mano, KE J; Guerin, JM; Gibler, RC; Becker, SP; Denton, CA; Epstein, JN; Tamm, L. Applied Neuropsychology: Child. 2019; 8:307-318.

Factors Associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Medication Use in Community Care Settings. Kamimura-Nishimura, KI; Epstein, JN; Froehlich, TE; Peugh, J; Brinkman, WB; Baum, R; Gardner, W; Langberg, JM; Lichtenstein, P; Chen, D; et al. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2019; 213:155-162.e1.

Toward Establishing a Standard Symptom Set for Assessing Sluggish Cognitive Tempo in Children: Evidence From Teacher Ratings in a Community Sample. Becker, SP; Burns, GL; Schmitt, AP; Epstein, JN; Tamm, L. Assessment. 2019; 26:1128-1141.

Managing Frustration for Children (MFC) Group Intervention for ADHD: An Open Trial of a Novel Group Intervention for Deficient Emotion Regulation. Rosen, PJ; Leaberry, KD; Slaughter, K; Fogleman, ND; Walerius, DM; Loren, RE A; Epstein, JN. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. 2019; 26:522-534.

Psychometric Validation of the Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scales-Parent Version (RCADS-P) in Children Evaluated for ADHD. Becker, SP; Schindler, DN; Luebbe, AM; Tamm, L; Epstein, JN. Assessment. 2019; 26:811-824.

Brain Imaging of the Cortex in ADHD: A Coordinated Analysis of Large-Scale Clinical and Population-Based Samples. Hoogman, M; Muetzel, R; Guimaraes, JP; Shumskaya, E; Mennes, M; Zwiers, MP; Jahanshad, N; Sudre, G; Wolfers, T; Earl, EA; et al. American Journal of Psychiatry. 2019; 176:531-542.

Shortened Sleep Duration Causes Sleepiness, Inattention, and Oppositionality in Adolescents With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Findings From a Crossover Sleep Restriction/Extension Study. Becker, SP; Epstein, JN; Tamm, L; Tilford, AA; Tischner, CM; Isaacson, PA; Simon, JO; Beebe, DW. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2019; 58:433-442.