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Human Development Graduate Group

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    Julie Schweitzer (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

    Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences UCDMC, M.I.N.D. Institute and Director, UC Davis Schools of Health Mentoring Academy
    At UCD since: 2007
    Interests: Biological, Cognitive, Family, Health & Mental Health
    Life Phases: Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, Adolescence/Emerging Adulthood, Adulthood

  • Research Interests
    Dr. Schweitzer's interests include the identification and treatment of attention-deficit/ hyperactivity (ADHD) and related disorders in children and adults using behavioral/neuropsychological and functional neuroimaging methods. Other interests include self-control and understanding the developmental trajectory of response to reward in typically developing adolescents and in ADHD. She conducts research in behavioral, cognitive and pharmacological interventions for persons with ADHD and autism across the life span. Dr. Schweitzer's goal is to apply translational research methods using a variety of basic behavioral and physiological techniques to develop novel treatment and preventative approaches to addressing attentional disorders.

    Selected Publications