About Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.


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Dr. Barkley retired as a Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center (1985-2002) and subsequently worked as a Professor of Psychiatry and Health Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (2003-2016). He is currently Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center (2016-present). After serving in the United States Air Force from 1968 to 1972, including a tour of duty in Vietnam, he obtained his Bachelor's Degree with Honors from the University of North Carolina in 1973. He received his Masters Degree in 1975 and his Ph.D. in 1977 with Honors in Clinical Psychology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He then attended the Oregon Health Sciences University for internship training in developmental, learning, and behavioral disorders of children. Thereafter, he joined the Department of Neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Milwaukee Children's Hospital where he founded the Neuropsychology Service and served as its Chief until 1985. He then moved to the University of Massachusetts Medical School (1985-2002), where he served as the Director of Psychology for more than 15 years and established the research clinics for both child and adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders. In 2003, he became a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry with the Medical University of South Carolina, where he remained until 2017 when he relocated to VCU in Richmond, VA.

 

Dr. Barkley is a Diplomate (board certified) in three specialties, Clinical Psychology (ABPP), Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN, ABPP). He is also a Fellow in the American Psychological Association. A clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner, he has published 25 books, rating scales, and clinical manuals now numbering 43 separate editions. He has also published more than 300 scientific articles and book chapters on ADHD and related disorders. He founded The ADHD Report (Guilford), a clinical newsletter in its 28th year and on which he serves as Editor. He has created seven award winning professional videos on ADHD and defiant children. Dr. Barkley has served on the editorial boards of and as a reviewer for numerous scientific journals. He was the President of the Section of Clinical Child Psychology, Division 12, of the American Psychological Association (1988)[now Division 53], and was President of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (1991).

 

He has presented more than 800 invited lectures in more than 30 countries, and appeared on nationally televised programs including 60 Minutes, the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, and many other programs. In 1994, he received the Distinguished Contribution Award from the American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology. In 1996, he was awarded the C. Anderson Aldrich Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics for his research career in child development. In 1998, he received the Award for Distinguished Contribution to Research from the Section on Clinical Child Psychology, (now Division 53) of the American Psychological Association. In 2002, he received the Dissemination Award from the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology, Division 12, of the American Psychological Association for his career long efforts to educate the public and other professionals about the science of ADHD. In 2012 he received the Distinguished Career Contribution Award from the Division of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology of the American Psychological Association. In 2017, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Professional Society for ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD), and in 2018 he also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Children and Adults with ADHD (chadd.org).

 

Grants Awarded (Total Direct Costs = $7,073,117)

  • National institute of Mental Health, Title: Drugs and the Social Behavior of Hyperactive Children.  Principal Investigator.  Amount: $84,688 direct costs over two years, 1978-80. Awarded to the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
  • Milwaukee Children's Hospital, Title: Stimulant drugs and hyperactive children.  Principal Investigator.  Amount: $3,000 for 1 year, 1977. Awarded to the Department of Child Neurology.
  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Title: Mother-child interactions in hyperactive children. Principal Investigator. Amount: $8,700 for 1 year, 1978.  Awarded to the Department of Child Neurology.
  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Title: Psychophysiological research with hyperactive children.  Principal Investigator. Amount: $4,000 for 1 year, 1978. Awarded to the Department of Child Neurology.
  • National Institute of Mental Health, Section on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. Invited literature review.  Title:  A Critical Review of Rating Scales and Checklists for Research in Child Psychopathology.  Amount: $2,450 for 2 months (June, 1984). Awarded to the Medical College if Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
  • Department of Mental Health, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, September 1986-June 1989.  Title: Development of School Mental Health Programs for Behavior Disordered Children.  Principal Investigator.  In conjunction with Worcester Public Schools. Amount: $45,000 over 3 years.  Awarded to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA.
  • National Institute of Mental Health, Title: ADD adolescents: Family conflicts and their treatment.  Principal Investigator.  Amount: $421,890 direct costs over three years (December, 1986-1989). Awarded to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA.
  • National Institute of Mental Health, Title: ADHD adolescents: Family conflicts and their treatment.  Principal Investigator.  Competing renewal for 3 years awarded October 1994 - 1997, Amount: $752,410 direct costs. Awarded to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA.
  • National Institute of Mental Health, Title: Family interactions in ADD children: 7 years later.  Principal Investigator.  Amount: $127,000 direct costs for 1 year (April 1987-1988) . Competing Renewal of $125,000 awarded for second year April 1988-1989. Awarded to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA.
  • National Institute of Mental Health, Title: The adult outcome of ADHD children: Social/parenting competence.  Principal Investigator.  Competing renewal for 5 years awarded April 1991-1996.  Amount: $479,427 direct costs.  Awarded to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA.
  • National Institute of Mental Health, Title: ADDH children: An analysis of subtypes.  Principal Investigator.  Amount: $217,337 direct costs over two years (August 1987-1989).  Awarded to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA.
  • National Institute of Mental Health, Title: Early Multi-method Intervention for Aggressive ADHD Children.  Principal Investigator. Amount: $1,549,578 direct costs over 5 years (March 1991 - 1996). Awarded to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA.
  • National Institute of Mental Health, Title: Comorbidity and ADHD Parent Training Outcome.  Co-investigator with Arthur Anastopoulos, Ph.D. (PI).  Amount: $427,401 direct costs over 3 years, Sept. 1992 - August 1995. Awarded to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA.
  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Title: Shannon Award in support of Multi-method assessment of driving skills in ADHD teens.  Principal Investigator.  Amount: $100,000 over two years (October 1994-1996).  Awarded to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA.
  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Title: Multi-method assessment of driving skills in ADHD teens.  Principal Investigator.  Amount: $264,064 (July 1995-1997).  Competing renewal awarded 1/1/01-6/30/04 for $450,000.  Awarded to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA and the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston.
  • National Institute of Mental Health, Title: The adult outcome of ADHD children: Mental & medical health. Principal Investigator.  Competing renewal for 5 years awarded April 1997-2001.  Amount: $913,315 direct costs. Awarded to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA.
  • National Institute of Mental Health, Title:  Adults with ADHD:  Comorbidities and adaptive functioning.  Principal Investigator.  Awarded for 3 years, May 1997-2000.  Amount:  $939,297 direct costs.  Awarded to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA.
  • Howard Hughes Medical Research program, small grant awards for human genetic research, $23,900 direct costs, May 1998-1999. Awarded to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA.
  • Parsons Foundation, two annual gifts for conducting research in ADHD, $35,000 direct costs (March 1998-2000). Awarded to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA.
  • Eli Lilly Co. Grant, Effects of atomoxetine on driving performance in adults with ADHD.  May 2004-2005, $99,750.  Awarded to the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston.

 

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