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Joel Nigg Ph.D.


Joel Nigg, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Vice Chair for Psychology, and Director of the Center for ADHD Research at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon.

He obtained his AB at Harvard College, MSW at The University of Michigan, and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley. He is a licensed clinical psychologist with clinical experience in multiple settings. He is a leading researcher in the area of developmental psychopathology with a focus on ADHD.

He and his teams have published some 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers in addition to numerous chapters, editorials, and commentaries; his work has been cited nearly 20,000 times in the literature. He is the author of two books on ADHD including a recent book written for parents: Getting Ahead of ADHD: What Next-Generation Science Says about Treatments that Work and How you can Make them Work for Your Child (2017, Guilford Press).

His work has been funded continuously by NIMH for over 20 years. The recipient of several awards, he has served on the editorial boards of several leading scientific journals.

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