Dr. Chronis-Tuscano's research focuses broadly on understanding early predictors of developmental outcomes for children with Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (including depression and alcohol/substance use) and developing novel treatments which target these early risk and protective factors. Much of this research has addressed issues related to maternal parenting and psychopathology (namely, maternal depression and ADHD). A secondary line of research, conducted in collaboration with faculty in Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, aims to examine the trajectory of young children displaying early behavioral inhibition, including the development of psychopathology, and to intervene by targeting key moderators of outcome (e.g., parenting and social relationships).
Recent projects include: (1) the development and evaluation of an integrated parenting training – emotion coaching program for young children with ADHD; (2) a SMART Trial to examine sequencing of stimulant medication and behavioral parent training for mothers with ADHD; (3) a large-scale trial of a parent-child intervention for families of inhibited preschool-aged children; and (4) the development and evaluation of a brief motivational interviewing – behavioral activation program for college students with ADHD engaging in problem drinking.
Dr. Chronis-Tuscano is the President-Elect of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology; Associate Editor of the Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology; Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science; Fellow of the Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies (ABCT); former Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology; Scientific Advisor to the NIMH Outreach Partnership with the State of Maryland; and a member of the CHADD Professional Advisory Board. She is the recipient of multiple NIH grants and has served on several NIH review committees relevant to developmental psychopathology and interventions. Dr. Chronis-Tuscano currently serves as ADVANCE Professor for the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences (BSOS): https://www.advance.umd.edu/.
Dr. Chronis-Tuscano will unfortunately not be able to recruit a new doctoral student to begin in Fall 2019.
Areas of Interest
- ADHD across the lifespan
- parenting and parental psychopathology
- intervention development
- behavioral inhibition
- developmental psychopathology
- alcohol/substance use
PhD2002 State University of New York at Buffalo
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