Howard Abikoff is the Pevaroff Cohn Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Director of the Institute for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders at the NYU Child Study Center, a lecturer for child and adolescent psychiatry residents and psychology postdoctoral fellows and interns, and Scientific Advisor at the NYU Summer Program for Kids.
Dr. Abikoff received his BA and MA in psychology from Brooklyn College and his PhD in psychology from Adelphi University. He completed post-graduate training in behavior therapy at the Behavior Therapy Institute.
Dr. Abikoff’s clinical research activities have spanned three interrelated areas: the development of novel treatment approaches, treatment evaluation, and the development of objective measures to quantify treatment outcome. For almost four decades, much of his work has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and has centered on treatment of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, as well as youngsters with Conduct Disorder. A number of these studies, including the MTA, PATS, and the NY/Montreal multimodal treatment studies, have been large multi-site clinical trials that have compared the efficacy of pharmacological and psychosocial treatments, alone and in combination.