A photo of Jeff Epstein.

Jeffery N. Epstein, PhD


  • Pediatric Psychologist, Research, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology
  • Director, Center for ADHD
  • Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
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.

About

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.

Publications

Paths to postsecondary education enrollment among adolescents with and without childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): A longitudinal analysis of symptom and academic trajectories. Di Lonardo Burr, SM; LeFevre, JA; Arnold, LE; Epstein, JN; Hinshaw, SP; Molina, BS G; Hechtman, L; Hoza, B; Jensen, PS; Vitiello, B; et al. Child Development. 2022; 93:e563-e580.

Examining reaction time variability on the stop-signal task in the ABCD study. Epstein, JN; Karalunas, SL; Tamm, L; Dudley, JA; Lynch, JD; Altaye, M; Simon, JO; Maloney, TC; Atluri, G. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 2022; 1-11.

Virtual Ontogeny of Cortical Growth Preceding Mental Illness. Patel, Y; Shin, J; Abé, C; Agartz, I; Alloza, C; Alnæs, D; Ambrogi, S; Antonucci, LA; Arango, C; Arolt, V; et al. Biological Psychiatry. 2022; 92:299-313.

Predictors of Stimulant Medication Continuity in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Kamimura-Nishimura, K; Brinkman, W; Epstein, J; Zhang, Y; Altaye, M; Froehlich, T. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 2022; 43:311-319.

"My mom calls it Annaland ": A Qualitative Study of Phenomenology, Daily Life Impacts, and Treatment Considerations of Sluggish Cognitive Tempo. Becker, SP; Fredrick, JW; Foster, JA; Yeaman, KM; Epstein, JN; Froehlich, TE; Mitchell, JT. Journal of Attention Disorders. 2022; 26:915-931.

Co-occurring medical and behavioural conditions in children with Down syndrome with or without ADHD symptom presentation. Esbensen, AJ; Vincent, LB; Epstein, JN; Kamimura-Nishimura, K; Wiley, S; Angkustsiri, K; Abbeduto, L; Fidler, D; Anixt, JS; Froehlich, TE. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 2022; 66:282-296.

Randomized Behavioral Sleep Clinical Trial to Improve Outcomes in Children With Down Syndrome. Esbensen, AJ; Hoffman, EK; Beebe, DW; Byars, K; Carle, AC; Epstein, JN; Johnson, C. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. 2022; 127:149-164.

The Effects of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms on the Association between Head Impacts and Post-Season Neurocognitive and Behavioral Outcomes. Lynch, JD; Narad, ME; Diekfuss, JA; Avedesian, J; Zuleger, TM; Peugh, J; Myer, GD; Epstein, JN. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 2022; 1-11.

Consortium neuroscience of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder: The ENIGMA adventure. Hoogman, M; van Rooij, D; Klein, M; Boedhoe, P; Ilioska, I; Li, T; Patel, Y; Postema, MC; Zhang-James, Y; Anagnostou, E; et al. Human Brain Mapping. 2022; 43:37-55.

Reproducibility in the absence of selective reporting: An illustration from large-scale brain asymmetry research. Francks, C; Kong, XZ; Mathias, SR; Guadalupe, T; Abé, C; Agartz, I; Akudjedu, TN; Aleman, A; Alhusaini, S; Allen, NB; et al. Human Brain Mapping. 2022; 43:244-254.

From the Blog


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

Patient Ratings and Comments

All patient satisfaction ratings and comments are submitted by actual patients and verified by a leading independent patient satisfaction company, NRC Health. Patient identities are withheld to ensure confidentiality and privacy. Only those providers whose satisfaction surveys are administered through Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center are displayed. Click here to learn more about our survey