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 under 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. Current projects include investigating predictors and mediators of functional impairment in children with ADHD, Predominantly Inattentive Type (ADHD-I) and their families, 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), examining rates and predictors of psychopathology in Latino youth, and investigating the fidelity and efficacy of school-home behavioral interventions in Latino and non-Latino families. 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 and Presentations (*mentored undergraduate co-authors)

Haack, L. M., Gerdes, A. C., & Lawton, K. E. (under review). Understanding and Measuring Functional Impairment in Diverse Children with ADHD: Development and Validation of the ADHD-FX Scale. Submitted for initial review on March 27th, 2013.

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., & Lawton, K. E. (2012). Conducting psychological research with Latino families: Efforts to improve recruitment, retention, and satisfaction. Journal of Child and Family Studies(2012), 1-12, doi: 10.1007/s10826-012-9689-7

Lawton, K. E., Gerdes, A. C., Haack, L. M., & Schneider, B. W.  (2012).Acculturation, cultural values, and Latino parental beliefs about the etiology of ADHD. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research (2011), 1-16, doi: 10.1007/s10488-012-0447-3    

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 of children 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

Haack, L. M., Gerdes, A. C., Schneider, B. W., & Hurtado, G. D.  (2010). Advancing our knowledge of ADHD in Latino children:  Psychometric and cultural properties of Spanish-versions of parental/family functioning measures. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 39(1), 33-43, doi: 10.1007/s10802-010-9441-y

Sisco, J. L., Haack, L. M., Britt, T. W., & Muth, E. R. (2010). The effect of parental divorce on discomfort and cardiac activity in response to public displays of affection in college females.  Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 51, 221-237. doi: 10.1080/10502551003597881


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