Professor of psychiatry
Clinical Director of the Clinic for Attention-Deficit and Learning Disorders
Director of the Center for Prevention and Children’s Mental Health
As a disruptive behavioral disorders specialist, Gerald August studies attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and conduct disorder in children. Drug abuse and anti-social behavior often stem from early childhood behavioral problems, such as ADHD, and August strives to develop prevention methods to combat these issues. He currently evaluates the effectiveness of drug abuse and violence prevention programs among high-risk youth and the dissemination of these programs into community sectors of care.
Sources of Funding
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA)