Leanne Tamm, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist, Research, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology

Center for ADHD

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Fax 513-636-0755

Email leanne.tamm@cchmc.org




ADHD; ADHD subtypes; non-medication interventions; early intervention and prevention; treatment outcomes; brain-behavior relationships; gene-environment interactions; motivation

Leanne Tamm, PhD, is currently an associate professor in the Center for Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center within the UC Department of Pediatrics.

Prior to that she was an assistant professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in the Center for Advanced ADHD Research, Treatment and Education. Before that, Leanne was co-director of the CUIDAR for Attention and Learning Program, a clinical psychologist at Children's Hospital of Orange County and assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of California.

Dr. Tamm completed her graduate training in clinical psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, her pre-doctoral psychology internship at the University of California, San Diego Consortium and her post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Tamm’s research interests focus on numerous aspects of the functioning of children with ADHD including brain-behavior relationships, executive function, efficacy of treatment with contingencies and medication, and prevention/early intervention. Currently Dr. Tamm is investigating non-medication interventions for ADHD, including attention training, and is using functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate the biological basis for the efficacy of interventions.

PhD: Clinical Psychology, University of Texas, Austin, TX, 2000.

Internship: University of California, San Diego, CA.

Fellowship: Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA.

View PubMed Publications

Tamm L, Hughes C, Ames L, Pickering J, Silver CH, Stavinoha P, Castillo CL, Rintelmann J, Moore J, Foxwell A, Bolanos SG, Hines T, Nakonezny PA, Emslie G. Attention training for school-aged children with ADHD: results of an open trial. J Atten Disord. 2010 Jul;14(1):86-94.

Lakes, KD, Kettler, RJ, Schmidt, J, Haynes, M, Feeney-Kettler, K, Swanson, JM, & Tamm, L. The CUIDAR Early Intervention Parent Training Program for Preschoolers at Risk for Behavioral Disorders: An Innovative Practice for Reducing Disparities in Access to Service. Journal of Early Intervention. 2009;31:167-78.

Tamm L, Carlson CL. Task demands interact with the single and combined effects of medication and contingencies on children with ADHD. J Atten Disord. 2007 May;10(4):372-80.

Tamm L, Menon V, Reiss AL. Parietal attentional system aberrations during target detection in adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: event-related fMRI evidence. Am J Psychiatry. 2006 Jun;163(6):1033-43.

Tamm L, Swanson JM, Lerner MA, Childress C, Patterson B, Lakes KD, Nguyen A, Kudo M, Altamirano W, Miller J, Santoyo R, Camarero-Morse V, Watkins JM, Simpson S, Waffarn F, Cunningham C. Intervention for preschoolers at risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): service before diagnosis. Clin Neurosci Res. 2005;5:247-253.

Book Chapters

Tamm L.  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. In New Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, L.R. Squire (Ed.). Oxford: Academic Press, 2009.

Tamm L, McCandliss BD, Liang A, Wigal TL, Posner, MI, Swanson, JM. Can attention itself be trained? Attention training for children at risk for ADHD. In Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Concepts, Controversies, New Directions, Medical Psychiatry Series. Vol. 37. New York: Informa Healthcare, 2007.