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Evidence-based research is at the foundation of CHADD's efforts to improve the lives of individuals affected by ADHD. CHADD is committed to supporting researchers who study the many facets of ADHD. Researchers often seek human subjects to participate in these studies as they learn more about ADHD's diagnosis, treatment, and its implications across the lifespan for children, adults and families.

As a service to CHADD members and the general public, CHADD is happy to provide this list for those who wish to participate in a research study. This list is not a comprehensive list of all studies. In each case, the researcher conducting the study has requested to be listed here, and the studies listed have been approved by CHADD's Professional Advisory Board.

To learn more about participating in research studies and clinical trials see The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP)'s Education Center, or FDA 101: Clinical Trials and Institutional Review Boards.

Current Research Studies (listed alphabetically by State)

Date Posted Active Until
Study Name


Online Survey
11/19/15 December 31, 2016 Prioritizing Outcomes, Needs, Expectations and Recover (PIONEER) Research Study Susan dosReis, PhD.
Various Sites
11/19/15 February 2016 Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Evening-dosed HLD200 on Post-waking, Early Morning Function in Children Aged 6 to 12 With ADHD Various Sites
Los Angeles CA 9/14/15 June 2017 Developmental Pilot Study for External Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation for ADHD Jenny Cowen, PhD
Sacramento CA 1/21/15 January 2018 Early development of ADHD and autism spectrum disorder Alesha Hill
Atlanta GA 6/25/15 July 2016 Protocol SEP360-301: A Randomized, Double-blind, Multicenter, Placebo-controlled, Parallel-group, Efficacy and Safety Study of 2 Doses of [investigational product] in Adults with ADHD Dondra Kinna
Chicago IL  8/27/15 July 13, 2016 Role of Emotions in ADHD Jamie Michael
Naperville IL  9/1/15 July 6, 2016 Safety and Efficacy Study of SHP465 in Children and Adolescents Aged 6-17 Years With ADHD Freeda Baber
Baltimore MD 3/16/15 January 1, 2016
Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Youth with Severe Mood Dysregulation - Randomized Trial Leslie Miller, MD
Bethesda MD 4/29/15 Ongoing Neuroimaging Omega-3 and Reward in Adults with ADHD (NORAA) Trial
(Recruitment Poster)
Rachel V. Gow, PhD
Bethesda MD 6/16/14 Ongoing Comparing ADHD to Bipolar Disorder in Children: Investigations of Brain Function and Irritability Ellen Leibenluft, MD
Kenneth Towbin, MD
1.866.411.1010 (TTY)
Bethesda MD 6/24/14 Ongoing A Study of Brain Function and Symptoms in Children with Severe Mood Dysregulation Ellen Leibenluft, MD
Bethesda MD 6/24/14 Ongoing Clinical Trial of Citalopram and Methylphenidate in Severe Mood Dysregulation Ellen Leibenluft, MD
College Park MD  10/21/15 December 2015 Neural and Genetic Correlates of Parenting in Mothers of Children with ADHD Maryland ADHD Program
Belmont MA  8/27/15 December 31, 2015 In Home Sensory Enrichment for Children with ADHD Martin H. Teicher
Ann Arbor MI  8/27/15 December 1, 2017 Error-related Brain Activity in Youth ADHD Yona Isaacs, B.S.
St. Charles MO  9/1/15 April 22, 2016 Safety and Efficacy Study of SHP465 in Children and Adolescents Aged 6-17 Years With ADHD
St. Charles MO  9/1/15 April 1, 2016 The efficacy of MDX 1400 mg once daily compared with placebo in the treatment of ADHD in adults
Hanover NH 9/14/15 August 31, 2016 Our Minds Our Choice: Creating and Pilot-Testing an Option Grid for the Use of Antipsychotics in Children with Disruptive Behaviors or Aggression
[recruitment flyer]
Erin Barnett, PhD
New York NY 9/14/15 July 31, 2017 Examining the Effects of Stimulants on Brain Structure and Function in ADHD
[recruitment flyer]
Elizabeth Raffanello


1/21/15 March 2018 International Collaborative ADHD Neurofeedback study (ICAN) U of N.Carolina-Asheville
1.828.333.5359 ext. 3
Ohio State University
Lehigh Valley / Delaware Valley regions PA 11/19/14 March 1, 2016 Early Intervention for Young Children with ADHD: Developing Strategies to Enhance Parent Engagement Georgia Belk

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