Brooke Molina, PhD

  • Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology & Pediatrics
  • Director, Youth and Family Research Program

Brooke S. G. Molina, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh, Director of the Youth and Family Research Program, and Director of Clinical Research at the ADHD Across the Lifespan Clinic.  She is also a licensed clinical psychologist.  Dr. Molina researches the etiology, course, and treatment of alcohol and drug abuse and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  Her research program, federally funded for over two decades, includes longitudinal studies of children and adolescents followed into adulthood, neuroimaging studies of brain structure and function in relation to long-term symptom course, treatment studies of behavioral and pharmacologic approaches, and development of primary-care based strategies for management of ADHD.

Dr. Molina is an active mentor including Co-Directorship of the Career and Research Development (CARD) seminar for postdoctoral fellows and Co-Director of the Developmental Alcohol Research Training (DART) T32 program.  She is a member of several peer-reviewed journal editorial boards and reviewed extensively for the NIH and other national and international grant-funding agencies.  Dr. Molina earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Kent State University, Master of Arts and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Arizona State University, and she trained as a postdoctoral scholar in the University of Pittsburgh Alcohol Research Training Program before joining the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh.

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