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 currently is developing 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.
2013-present Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) for Individual
Postdoctoral Fellows (1F32MH101971)
Culturally Sensitive School-Home Behavioral Program for Latino Children with ADHDRole: Principal 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
Peer-Reviewed Publications (*mentored junior authors)
Haack, L. M., & Gerdes, A. C. (in press). Culturally appropriate assessment of functional impairment in diverse children: Validation of the ADHD-FX Scale with an at-risk, community sample. Journal of Attention Disorders , (epub ahead of print), doi: 10.1177/1087054714553021
Haack, L. M., Villodas, M., McBurnett, K., Hinshaw, S., & Pfiffner, L. J. (in press). Parenting Mediates Symptoms and Impairment in Children with ADHD-Inattentive Type. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (epub ahead of print), doi: 10.1080/15374416.2014.958840.
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 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
Pfiffner, L. J & Haack, L. M. (in press). Nonpharmacological Treatments for Childhood ADHD and their Combination with Medication. In P. E. Nathan and J. M. Gordon (Eds.), A Guide to Treatments that Work (4th edition). NY: Oxford University Press.
Haack, L., Araujo, E.A., Capriotti, M., Beaulieu, A., McBurnett, K., & Pfiffner, L. (2015). Addressing disparities between Latinos and non-Latinos accessing a school-home collaborative behavioral treatment for ADHD. ADHD –Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders, Official Journal of the World Federation of ADHD, Volume 7, Supplement 1, S42, 5th World Congress on ADHD—from Child to Adult Disorder, Springer.
Pfiffner, L., Rooney, M., Haack, L., Kunin, N., Capriotti, M., Beaulieu, A., Plageman, M., Delucchi, K., & McBurnett, K. (2015). Efficacy of a collaborative school-home intervention for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. In Gerlach, M., Riederer, P. Rohde, L., & Warnke, A (Eds.), ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders, Official Journal of the World Federation of ADHD, Volume 7, Supplement 1, 5th World Congress on ADHD—from Child to Adult Disorder, Springer-Verlag: Vienna, Austria.