Katie Lawton

Katie Lawton graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009 with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Spanish, and she began her graduate studies at Marquette University in the fall of 2009. Her research interests include externalizing disorders of childhood, as well as multicultural psychology. Katie completed her master’s thesis examining cultural influences of Latino parental etiological beliefs regarding ADHD and received her M.S. from Marquette University in 2011.  She defended her dissertation in the fall of 2014, which examined intergenerational acculturation differences and Latino family mental health.  She is currently completing her predoctoral internship at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.



Gerdes, A. C., Kapke, T. L., Lawton K. E., Grace, M., & Hurtado, G. D. (revision under review). Culturally adapting parent training for Latino youth with ADHD: Development and pilot. Revision submitted to Journal of Latina/o Psychology on August 21, 2014.

Lawton, K. E., Kapke, T. L., & Gerdes, A. C. (revision under review). Understanding parental locus of control in Latino parents: Examination of cultural influences and help-seeking intentions for childhood ADHD. Revision submitted to Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology on June 5, 2014.

Lawton, K. E., & Gerdes, A. C. (2014). Acculturation and Latino adolescent mental health: Integration of individual, environmental, and family influences. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10567-014-0168-0

Haack, L. H., 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. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1177/1087054714527791

Lawton, K. E., Gerdes, A. C., Haack, L. M., & Schneider, B. (2014). Acculturation, cultural values, and Latino parental etiological beliefs about ADHD. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 41, 189-204.

Haack, L. H., Gerdes, A. C., & Lawton, K. E. (2014). Conducting psychological research with Latino children: Strategies to improve recruitment, retention, and satisfaction with an at-risk and underserved population. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 23, 410-421.

Gerdes, A. C., Lawton, K. E., Haack, L. M., & Schneider, B. W.  (2014).  Latino parental help seeking for childhood ADHD.  Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 41, 503-513. 

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

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



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