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ADDitude’s Scientific Advisory Board

Our scientific advisors are leading clinical practitioners and researchers in the field of ADHD and related mental health conditions. Whether reviewing an article or symptom test or presenting a webinar, our advisors bring their unparalleled clinical experience, authority, and personal understanding to benefit ADDitude’s readers assuring that ADDitude’s content is evidence-based, accurate, and up-to-date.


Russell Barkley, Ph.D.Russell Barkley, Ph.D.
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC
Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., is a clinical professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has published 21 books, plus rating scales and clinical manuals. Dr. Barkley has presented more than 700 invited addresses… Click for full bio


Carol Brady, Ph.D.Carol Brady, Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Dr. Carol Brady is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Houston, Texas. She is also a specialist in school psychology and an expert in the areas of ADHD, children, families in trauma, and Tourette’s Syndrome. She received her Ph.D. from Louisiana State University and she is currently… Click for full bio


Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D.Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D.
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Brown is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine, and Associate Director of the Yale Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders. Dr. Brown was awarded by the National Attention Deficit Disorder Association and has been inducted into the CHADD Hall of Fame… Click for full bio


William Dodson, M.D.William Dodson, M.D.
Dodson ADHD Center
Greenwood Village, CO
Dr. Bill Dodson is a board-certified adult psychiatrist who has specialized in adults with ADHD for the last 23 years. He has written on how the basic research on ADHD can be applied to everyday clinical practice. Dr. Dodson is currently in private practice in Denver, Colorado, at the Dodson ADHD CenterClick for full bio


Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.
Lives in the Balance
Portland, ME
Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., is the author of the well-known books The Explosive Child and Lost at School, and the originator of a model of care emphasizing collaborative resolutions to the problems contributing to children’s behavioral challenges. He is also associate clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at… Click for full bio


Edward Hallowell, M.D.Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
The Hallowell Center
Sudbury, MA
Dr. Ned Hallowell is a practicing psychiatrist and founder of the Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health in Sudbury, Massachusetts, New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle. A former instructor of Harvard Medical School, he is the author of 20 books, including the bestsellers… Click for full bio


Stephen P. Hinshaw, Ph.D.Stephen P. Hinshaw, Ph.D.
University of California
Berkeley, CA
Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D., is professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as Department Chair from 2004-2011, and is vice chair of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. His work focuses on developmental psychopathology — peer and… Click for full bio


Peter Jaksa, Ph.D.Peter Jaksa, Ph.D.
ADD Centers of America
Chicago, IL
Peter Jaksa, Ph.D., is president and Clinical Director of ADHD Centers and former president of the National Attention Deficit Disorder Association. He is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with people with ADHD, and is an adult with ADHD himself… Click for full bio


Peter Jensen, M.D.Peter Jensen, M.D.
The REACH Institute
New York, NY
Dr. Peter Jensen is president and CEO of The REACH Institute (Resource for Advancing Children’s Health), a non-profit organization he founded in 2006 to disseminate evidence-based interventions for child and adolescent mental health. He has previously served as the head of child psychiatry at the… Click for full bio


Harold Koplewicz, M.D.Harold Koplewicz, M.D.
New York University Medical School
New York, NY
Dr. Harold Koplewicz is the founding president of the Child Mind Institute, an independent nonprofit dedicated to treating children struggling with mental health and learning disorders. He has been repeatedly recognized in America’s Top Doctors, Best Doctors in America and New York Magazine’sClick for full bio


Sandy Newmark, M.D.Sandy Newmark, M.D.
Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
University of California
San Francisco, CA
Sandy Newmark, M.D., is the head of the Pediatric Integrative Neurodevelopmental Program at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine where he specializes in the treatment of autism, ADHD, and other developmental or chronic childhood conditions. He is the author of… Click for full bio


Michele Novotni, Ph.D.Michele Novotni, Ph.D.
The Villages, FL
Dr. Michele Novotni is an internationally recognized expert in the field of ADHD. She is the former president and CEO of the national Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), an inspiring speaker, bestselling author, psychologist, coach and parent of a young adult with ADHD… Click for full bio


Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D.Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., is a clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He maintains a private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in treating ADHD, body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). He also specializes in… Click for full bio


Adoptive Families’ Editorial Advisory Board

For more than four decades Adoptive Families has provided readers with trusted perspectives from respected adoption experts and a sense of community from real-life personal stories written by adoptive parents, adoptees, birth parents, and others touched by adoption. Adoptive Families strives to provide a rich toolbox for raising self-aware children who have access to all the information they need to fully consider their race, their roots, and their adoption story as they grow up and as adults.


Jane AronsonJane Aronson, D.O.
Dr. Jane Aronson is a pediatrician specializing in adoption medicine and CEO of the Worldwide Orphans Foundation, a nonprofit organization which develops programs to improve the lives of orphans and at-risk children in their home communities. Since 2000, she has conducted medical missions to orphanages in over 14 countries… Click for full bio


Beth HallBeth Hall
Beth Hall is the co-author, with Gail Steinberg, of Inside Transracial Adoption: Strength-based, Culture-sensitizing Parenting Strategies for Inter-Country or Domestic Adoption Families That Don’t Match. Hall and Steinberg also co-founded Pact, An Adoption Alliance, which provides education… Click for full bio


Deborah GrayDeborah D. Gray, MSW, MPA
Deborah D. Gray, MSW, MPA, is a clinical social worker and author of Attaching Through Love, Hugs, and Play, Nurturing Adoptions, and Attaching in Adoption. She has spent 20 years counseling children and families, specializing in children who were adopted. She has keynoted national conferences… Click for full bio


Melissa Fay GreeneMelissa Fay Greene
Melissa Fay Greene is the author of six books of nonfiction, including Praying for Sheetrock, The Temple Bombing, and Last Man Out. Melissa’s work has been translated into 15 languages and has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Book Award nominations… Click for full bio


Lori HoldenLori Holden
Lori Holden writes from Denver at LavenderLuz.com. Her book, The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole, written with her daughter’s birth mom, is available in hardcover and e-book (and soon, paperback!) through Amazon or your favorite online… Click for full bio


Deborah JohnsonDeborah H. Johnson
Deborah H. Johnson is a Minneapolis-based social worker with more than 25 years of experience working with adoptive families and was adopted from South Korea. She is the founder of Kindred Journeys International, a heritage travel company, and a longtime columnist… Click for full bio


Regina KupeckyRegina M. Kupecky, LSW
Regina M. Kupecky, LSW, has been working with adoptive families and children for more than 35 years, and is currently a therapist at Adoption & Attachment Therapy Partners, in Broadview Heights, Ohio. She is a co-author of Parenting the Hurt Child, Adopting the Hurt Child, and… Click for full bio


Brooke RandolphBrooke Randolph, LMHC
Brooke Randolph, LMHC, is a parent, therapist, and adoption professional with 25 years of experience working with children, families, and individuals. She was a founding member of MLJ Adoptions, Inc., where she served as the VP of Social Services for seven years, and is currently a private practice… Click for full bio


Sarah SaffianSarah Saffian
Sarah Saffian, LMSW, MFA, is an author, a teacher, a writing coach, and a therapist. Her memoir, Ithaka, chronicles the experience of being an adoptee who was found by her birth family. She teaches memoir at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival and Sarah Lawrence, and independently offers… Click for full bio


Sarah SpringerSarah Springer, M.D., FAAP
Sarah Springer, M.D., FAAP, is the Medical Director of Adoption Health Services of Western Pennsylvania, a service of Kids Plus Pediatrics in Pittsburgh. She has been working in the field of adoption medicine for 20 years, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on Foster Care, Adoption, & Kinship CareClick for full bio


Peter WiernickiPeter Wiernicki, Esq.
Peter Wiernicki, Esq., is a principal in the Rockville, Maryland, law firm of Joseph, Reiner & Wiernicki, P.C. He is a member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys. He practices law in the areas of adoption, assisted reproductive technologies… Click for full bio