Lauren Haack

Lauren Marie Haack, PhD currently is serving as an NRSA F-32 Postdoctrol Fellow at University of San Francisco, California (UCSF). Dr. Haack completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Spanish at Clemson University under the mentorship of Dr. Eric Muth and Dr. Thomas Britt, her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in clinical psychology at Marquette University under the mentorship of Dr. Alyson Gerdes, and her predoctoral internship in UCSF’s Clinical Psychology Training Program under the mentorship of Dr. Linda Pfiffner. Her primary research interests include culturally-appropriate assessment and treatment of childhood ADHD, functional impairment experienced by children with ADHD and their families, and mental health disparities, acculturation, and Latino mental health. Dr. Haack’s F32 project focuses on differences between Latino and non-Latino families participating in a school-home behavioral intervention for children with attention and behavior problems. Dr. Haack plans to develop cultural guidelines for improving school-home behavioral interventions with Latino families. Other current projects include examining improvements in parental functioning and parent-child interactions following a behavioral intervention for ADHD-I, improving assessment procedures for children with ADHD (including examining predictors of rater-bias in assessment of ADHD symptoms and developing measures to appropriately assess functional impairment related to ADHD across cultures), and investigating the fidelity and efficacy of school-home behavioral interventions for children with attention and behavior problems. In her spare time, Dr. Haack enjoys hiking and backpacking around northern California, exploring the countless restaurants and food trucks in San Francisco, and keeping up with her favorite Clemson and Wisconsin sports teams.

Grant Support

Active Grants

2013-present   Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows (1F32MH101971-01)

Culturally Sensitive School-Home Behavioral Program for Latino Children with ADHDRole: Principle Investigator    
Institute: National Institute of Mental Health
Date Awarded: 8/6/2013          

2013-present   National Institute of Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Program Award

Institute: National Institute of Mental Health
Program: Clinical Research-Extramural          
Date Awarded: 7/10/2013      

 Selected Publications (*mentored undergraduate authors)

Haack, L. M., & Gerdes, A. C. (accepted). Culturally appropriate assessment of functional impairment in diverse children: Validation of the ADHD-FX Scale with an at-risk, community sample. Accepted to Journal of Attention Disorders on August 29th, 2014.

Haack, L. M., Villodas, M., McBurnett, K., Hinshaw, S., & Pfiffner, L. J. (accepted). Parenting mediates symptoms and impairment in children with ADHD-inattentive type. Accepted to Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychiatry on July 25th, 2014.

Pfiffner, L. J & Haack, L. M. (in press). Behavior management for school aged children with ADHD. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America: ADHD: Non-Pharmacologic Interventions (epub ahead of print), doi:10.1016/j.chc.2014.05.014

Haack, L. M., Gerdes, A. C., Lawton, K. E., & Schneider, B. W. (2014). Understanding and measuring functional impairment in diverse children with ADHD: Development of the ADHD-FX Scale with an at-risk, community sample. Journal of Attention Disorders (epub ahead of print),doi: 1087054714527791

Haack, L. M., Gerdes, A. C., & Lawton, K. E. (2014). Conducting research with Latino families: Examination of strategies to improve recruitment, retention, and satisfaction with an at-risk and underserved population. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 23(2) 410-421, doi: 10.1007/s10826-012-9689-7

Lawton, K. E., Gerdes, A. C., Haack, L. M., & Schneider, B. W.  (2014). Acculturation, cultural values, and Latino parental beliefs about the etiology of ADHD. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 41(2), 189-204, doi: 10.1007/s10488-012-0447-3

Gerdes, A. C., Lawton, K. E., Haack, L. M., & Hurtado, G. D. (2013). Assessing ADHD in Latino families:  Evidence for moving beyond symptomatology. Journal of Attention Disorders, 17(2), 128-140, doi: 10.1177/1087054711427396

Gerdes, A. C., Lawton, K. E., Haack, L. M., & Schneider, B. W.  (2013). Latino parental help seeking for childhood ADHD. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research (2013), 1-11, doi 10.1007/s10488-013-0487-3

Schneider, B. W., Gerdes, A. C., Haack, L. M., & Lawton, K. E. (2013).  Treatment dropout in parent training interventions for families of school-aged children with ADHD.  Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 35(2), 144-169, doi: 10.1080/07317107.2013.789365

Haack, L. M., Gerdes, A. C., Cruz, B.,* & Schneider, B. W. (2012). Culturally-modified recruitment strategies for Latino families in clinical child research: A critical first step. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 21(2), 177-183, doi:10.1007/s10826-011-9460-5

Gerdes, A. C., Haack, L. M., & Schneider, B. W.  (2012). Parental functioning in families ofchildren with ADHD: Evidence for behavioral parent training and importance of clinical meaningfulness. Journal of Attention Disorders, 16 (2), 147-152. doi: 10.1177/1087054710381482

Haack, L. M., & Gerdes, A. C. (2011). Functional impairment in Latino children with ADHD: Implications for culturally-appropriate conceptualization and measurement. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 14(3), 318-328, doi: 10.1007/s10567-011-0098-z

  


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