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Professional Advisory Board

2017-2018 CHADD Professional Advisory Board

Craig Bruce Hackett Surman, MD, Co-chair
Dr. Surman is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.  He is the Scientific Coordinator of the Adult ADHD Research Program of the Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology at Massachusetts General Hospital. His research strives to improve the assessment and treatment of self-regulatory disorders, including ADHD, in adulthood.  He completed a residency in Psychiatry at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program in Boston, as well as a fellowship in Neuropsychiatry at the Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, also in Boston.  His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented internationally.  Dr. Surman has directed or facilitated over forty studies related to ADHD in adults. He is co-author of “FASTMINDS: How To Thrive If You Have ADHD (or think you might)” and editor of “ADHD in adults: A Practical Guide to Evaluation and Management.”

Max Wiznitzer, MD, Co-chair
Dr. Max Wiznitzer is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Medicine. He trained in pediatrics and developmental disorders at Cinicnnati Childrens Hospital and in pediatric neurology at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia. He then did a National Instutues of Health funded fellowship in disorders of higher cortical functioning in children at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY. Since 1986, he has been a pediatric neurologist at Rainbow Babies & Childrens Hospital in Cleveland, OH. He is an associate professor of pediatrics, neurology and international health at Case Western Reserve University. He has a longstanding interest in neurodevelopmental disabilities, especially attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism, and has been involved in local, state and national committees and initiatives, including autism treatment research, Ohio autism service guidelines, autism screening, and early identification of developmental disabilities. He is on the editorial board of Lancet Neurology and Journal of Child Neurology and lectures nationally and internationally about various neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Maria T. Acosta, MD
Dr. Acosta is Associatee Professor Department of Neurology and Pediatrics, George Washington University; and Clinical Director Neurofibromatosis Institute, Department of Neurology, Children's National Medical Center. FULL BIO COMING SOON

John Brady, PhD
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Andrea Chronis-Tuscano, PhD
Dr. Chronis-Tuscano's research focuses broadly on understanding early predictors of developmental outcomes for children with Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (including depression and alcohol/substance use) and developing novel treatments which target these early risk and protective factors. Much of this research has addressed issues related to maternal parenting and psychopathology (namely, maternal depression and ADHD). Dr. Chronis-Tuscano is the President-Elect of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology; Associate Editor of the Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology; Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science; Fellow of the Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies (ABCT); former Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology; Scientific Advisor to the NIMH Outreach Partnership with the State of Maryland; and a member of the CHADD Professional Advisory Board. She is the recipient of multiple NIH grants and has served on several NIH review committees relevant to developmental psychopathology and interventions.

Jeffrey S. Katz, PhD
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Ronald A. Kotkin, PhD
Dr. Kotkin is a Professor Emeritus in the department of pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine. He is the past Director of UC-Irvine's Child Development Center day treatment program for children with ADHD. Kotkin previously served as a professor of special education in charge of a graduate degree and credential program in special education. He is a licensed psychologist and was formerly a special education teacher at the elementary school level. In addition, he is a consultant to school districts in developing school-based interventions for children with attention and behavioral problems. Kotkin has published multiple articles and book chapters on school-based intervention, and coedited a book for practitioners, Therapist's Guide to Learning and Attention Disorders (with Aubrey Fine). He has recently written a parenting book with Aubrey Fine, The Parent Child Dance: Strategies for Staying One Step Ahead. He also developed the Irvine Paraprofessional Program, which was recognized by the Kentucky Federal Resource Center as a "promising practice" for intervening with students with ADHD in the general education classroom. CHADD presented Kotkin, along with Jim Swanson and Steve Simpson, with an award for the development of the most innovative program serving children with ADHD in the general education classroom. He has been a presenter at many international and national conferences, and also contributed his expertise to a major NIMH study on long-term treatment effects on children with ADHD.

Joshua M. Langberg, PhD
Dr. Langberg is a licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) where he is the director of the child/adolescent concentration in the clinical psychology program. At VCU, Dr. Langberg also directs the Promoting Adolescent School Success (PASS) research group - http://pass.vcu.edu and co-directs the VCU Center for ADHD Research, Service, and Education. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina in 2006 and completed pre-doctoral internship at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Langberg started his career at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), transitioned to VCU in 2011, and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2014. He is the author or co-author of over 80 peer-reviewed publications, developed the Homework, Organization, and Planning Skills (HOPS) intervention, and published the HOPS treatment manual and a companion guide for parents (NASP publications). He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology and has served as the PI on several grant awards from NIMH and IES. His clinical and research interests focus on improving the academic and behavioral functioning of youth with ADHD and the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices in school settings.

Steve Lee, PhD
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David J. Marks, PhD
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Desiree Weems Murray, PhD
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Roberto Olivardia, PhD
Dr. Olivardia is a Clinical Instructor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Clinical Associate at McLean Hospital. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of ADHD, specifically ADHD with comorbid disorders. He also specializes in the treatment of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and personality disorders. He is an internationally recognized expert in eating disorders and body image problems in boys and men, detailed in The Adonis Complex, a book he co-authored on the subject. He has appeared in publications such as TIME, GQ, and Rolling Stone, and has been featured on Good Morning America, EXTRA, CBS This Morning, CNN, and VH1. He has spoken on numerous radio and webinar shows and presents at many talks and conferences around the country. He is an active member for the advocacy group, Decoding Dyslexia-Massachusetts. He currently sits on the Scientific Advisory Board for ADDitude Magazine and serves on the Professional Advisory Boards for CHADD, the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) and the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders.

J. Russell Ramsay, PhD
Dr. Ramsay is co-founder and co-director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program and an associate professor of clinical psychology in psychiatry in the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He has authored four books (and is currently working on his fifth), and numerous peer-reviewed professional and scientific articles, research abstracts, as well as book chapters on issues related to adult ADHD. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Attention Disorders, and is on the Professional Advisory Boards of ADDA, CHADD, and Totally ADD, on the Board of Directors of APSARD, on the scientific advisory board of Additude Magazine, is past winner of the Szuba award for excellence in clinical teaching and research at Penn, and is in the CHADD Hall of Fame.

Russell Schachar, MD
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Margaret H. Sibley, PhD
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Mary Solanto, PhD
Dr. Solanto is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and director of the ADHD Center in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed her undergraduate education at Princeton University, and received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University at Buffalo. She subsequently completed an NIMH post-doctoral in the Department of Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Solanto’s research on the cognitive and behavioral functioning of children with ADHD, the effects of psychostimulants, and characteristics of the subtypes of ADHD has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Neurological Diseases, the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Dr. Solanto has also worked extensively with adults with ADHD. She developed a novel cognitive-behavioral intervention which targets problems of time-management and organization in adults with ADHD and was the focus of a recently completed NIMH-sponsored treatment efficacy study. The manual for therapists was published by Guilford Press (2011), titled, Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Adult ADHD: Targeting Executive Dysfunction.

Jeffrey Sprague, PhD
Dr. Sprague is a Professor of Special Education and Director of the University of Oregon Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior. His research activities encompass applied behavior analysis, positive behavior supports, behavioral response to intervention, functional behavioral assessment, school safety, youth violence prevention, and juvenile delinquency prevention. Dr. Sprague began his career as a teacher of students with low incidence cognitive disabilities, and his early career research was focused primarily in this content area. In 2008 Dr. Sprague published a book on Response to Intervention and Behavior Supports. Dr. Sprague currently directs a research grant from the National Institute in Drug Abuse to evaluate the effects of Positive Behavior Supports in middle schools.




Professional Advisory Board - Past Members

June 2001-July 2017

Ann Abramowitz, PhD
Andrew Adesman, MD
Arthur D. Anastopoulos, PhD
L. Eugene Arnold, MD, MEd
Marc S. Atkins, PhD
Rahn Bailey, MD, FAPA
Jose Bauermeister, PhD
Thomas E. Brown, PhD
U. Diane Buckingham, MD
Regina Bussing, MD
Matthew Cohen, JD
Judith A. Cook, PhD
Thomas Cummins, MD
Karl Dennis
Ricardo Eiraldi, PhD
Glen Elliott, PhD, MD
Steven W. Evans, PhD
Kate Flory, PhD
Lawrence Greenhill, MD
M. Christopher Griffith, MD
Sam Goldstein, PhD
Jeffrey Halperin, PhD
Stephen B. Hinshaw, PhD
Charles Homer, MD, MPH
Peter Jensen, MD
Lynda Katz, PhD
Mark Katz, PhD
Scott Kollins, PhD
Harold Koplewicz, MD
Nicholas Lofthouse, PhD
Theresa E. Laurie Maitland, PhD
Brooke Molina, PhD
Jack Naglieri, PhD
William Pelham, PhD
Bruce Pfeffer, MD, MPH
Linda Pfiffner, PhD
Frances A. Prevatt, PhD
Jefferson Prince, MD
Thomas Power, PhD
Patricia Quinn, MD
David Rabiner, PhD
Nancy A. Ratey, EdM, ABDA, MCC
Adelaide Robb, MD
Andrew Rowland, PhD
Ann Schulte, PhD
Margaret Semrud-Clikeman, PhD
Carl Smith, PhD
Martin Stein, MD
Karen Taylor-Crawford, MD
Hill M. Walker, PhD
Sharon R. Weiss, MEd
Timothy Wilens, MD