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Jeffery N. Epstein, PhD


  • Pediatric Psychologist, Research, Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology
  • 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.
Jeffery N. Epstein, PhD

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.

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

Internship: Medical University of South Carolina, 1994.

Interests

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Services and Specialties

Behavioral Medicine, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD

Research Areas

Clinical Psychology, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD

Publications

Predicting Help-Seeking Behaviors in Caregivers of Children Newly Diagnosed with ADHD. Tamm, L; Girio-Herrera, E; Loren, RE A; Ciesielski, HA; Narad, ME; Zoromski, AK; Epstein, JN; Cook, TE; Peugh, JL; Becker, SP. Evidence-based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. 2023; ahead-of-print:1-16.

Executive Functioning as a Predictor of Adverse Driving Outcomes in Teen Drivers With ADHD. Lynch, JD; Tamm, L; Garner, AA; Avion, AA; Fisher, DL; Kiefer, AW; Peugh, J; Simon, JO; Epstein, JN. Journal of Attention Disorders. 2023; 27:1650-1661.

Comparing the Driving Skills of Adolescents with Obstructive Sleep Apnea to Healthy Controls: The Results of a Case-Controlled Observational Study. Fidler, AL; Zhang, N; Simakajornboon, N; Epstein, JN; Kirk, S; Beebe, DW. Children. 2023; 10:1624.

Association Between Stimulant Treatment and Substance Use Through Adolescence Into Early Adulthood. Molina, BS G; Kennedy, TM; Howard, AL; Swanson, JM; Arnold, LE; Mitchell, JT; Stehli, A; Kennedy, EH; Epstein, JN; Hechtman, LT; et al. JAMA Psychiatry. 2023; 80:933-941.

Environmental predictors of children's executive functioning development. Lynch, JD; Xu, Y; Yolton, K; Khoury, JC; Chen, A; Lanphear, BP; Cecil, KM; Braun, JM; Epstein, JN. Child Neuropsychology. 2023; ahead-of-print:1-21.

Examining bidirectional associations between sleep and behavior among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Sidol, CA; Becker, SP; Peugh, JL; Lynch, JD; Ciesielski, HA; Zoromski, AK; Epstein, JN. Journal of child psychology and psychiatry advances. 2023; 3:e12157.

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 : JINS. 2023; 29:492-502.

Examining the Unified Theory of Behavior Change Constructs Among Adolescents Taking Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Medicine: A Longitudinal Study. Berset, AE; Epstein, JN; Hommel, KA; Brinkman, WB. Academic Pediatrics. 2023; 23:762-772.

ABCD_Harmonizer: An Open-source Tool for Mapping and Controlling for Scanner Induced Variance in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study. Dudley, JA; Maloney, TC; Simon, JO; Atluri, G; Karalunas, SL; Altaye, M; Epstein, JN; Tamm, L. Neuroinformatics. 2023; 21:323-337.

Neurocognition in children with cognitive disengagement syndrome: accurate but slow. Tamm, L; Epstein, JN; Orban, SA; Kofler, MJ; Peugh, JL; Becker, SP. Child Neuropsychology. 2023; ahead-of-print:1-20.

From the Blog

New Driver Training Program Keeps Teens with ADHD Safer Behind the Wheel
Mind Brain Behavior

New Driver Training Program Keeps Teens with ADHD Safer Behind the Wheel

Jeffery N. Epstein, PhD12/1/2022

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

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