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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

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. The 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.

Comparison of Performance on ADHD Quality of Care Indicators: Practitioner Self-Report Versus Chart Review. Gordon, MK; Baum, RA; Gardner, W; Kelleher, KJ; Langberg, JM; Brinkman, WB; Epstein, JN. Journal of Attention Disorders. 2020; 24:1457-1461.

Effects of Childhood and Adult Persistent Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder on Risk of Motor Vehicle Crashes: Results From the Multimodal Treatment Study of Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Roy, A; Garner, AA; Epstein, JN; Hoza, B; Nichols, JQ; Molina, BS G; Swanson, JM; Arnold, LE; Hechtman, L. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2020; 59:952-963.

Pre-Existing Comorbid Emotional Symptoms Moderate Short-Term Methylphenidate Adverse Effects in a Randomized Trial of Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Froehlich, TE; Brinkman, WB; Peugh, JL; Piedra, AN; Vitucci, DJ; Epstein, JN. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. 2020; 30:137-147.

A novel digital intervention for actively reducing severity of paediatric ADHD (STARS-ADHD): a randomised controlled trial. Kollins, SH; DeLoss, DJ; Canadas, E; Lutz, J; Findling, RL; Keefe, RS E; Epstein, JN; Cutler, AJ; Faraone, SV. The Lancet. Digital Health. 2020; 2:e168-e178.

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Status and Sex Moderate Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Symptom Severity in Children and Adolescents: Implications for Clinical Management. Orban, SA; Epstein, JN; Carr, D; Logan, K; Gubanich, PJ; Sidol, C; Myer, GD. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. 2020; Publish Ahead of Print.

The Effects of ADHD Treatment and Reading Intervention on the Fluency and Comprehension of Children with ADHD and Word Reading Difficulties: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Denton, CA; Tamm, L; Schatschneider, C; Epstein, JN. Scientific Studies of Reading. 2020; 24:72-89.