James Swanson

James Swanson

Contact Information

Office: AHC 1 Room 349A
Email: james.swanson@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-4147


  • Ph.D., Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • M.A., Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • B.A., Rice University, Houston, TX

Research Interests

Hospital for Sick Children

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed:
Swanson J, Baler RD, Volkow ND. Understanding the effects of stimulant medications on cognition in individuals with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: a decade of progress. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2011 Jan;36(1):207 26. Epub 2010 Sep 29. Review.

Lakes KD, Swanson JM, Riggs M. The Reliability and Validity of the English and Spanish Strengths and Weaknesses of ADHD and Normal Behavior Rating Scales in a Preschool Sample: Continuum Measures of Hyperactivity and Inattention. J Atten Disord. 2011 Aug 1. [Epub ahead of print]

Langberg JM, Molina BS, Arnold LE, Epstein JN, Altaye M, Hinshaw SP, Swanson JM, Wigal T, Hechtman L. Patterns and predictors of adolescent academic achievement and performance in a sample of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2011;40(4):519-31. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2011.581620.

Lakes KD, Vaughan E, Jones M, Burke W, Baker D, Swanson JM. Diverse Perceptions of the Informed Consent Process: Implications for the Recruitment and Participation of Diverse Communities in the National Children's Study. Am J Community Psychol. 2011 Jun 14. [Epub ahead of print]

Vaughn AJ, Epstein JN, Rausch J, Altaye M, Langberg J, Newcorn JH, Hinshaw SP, Hechtman L, Arnold LE, Swanson JM, Wigal T. Relation between outcomes on a continuous performance test and ADHD symptoms over time. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2011 Aug;39(6):853-64.

Swanson JM, Wigal TL, Volkow ND. Contrast of medical and nonmedical use of stimulant drugs, basis for the distinction, and risk of addiction: Comment on Smith and Farah (2011). Psychol Bull. 2011 Sep;137(5):742-8.

Murray-Close D, Hoza B, Hinshaw SP, Arnold LE, Swanson J, Jensen PS, Hechtman L, Wells K. Developmental processes in peer problems of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in the Multimodal Treatment Study of Children With ADHD: developmental cascades and vicious cycles. Dev Psychopathol. 2010 Nov;22(4):785-802.

Volkow ND, Wang GJ, Newcorn JH, Kollins SH, Wigal TL, Telang F, Fowler JS, Goldstein RZ, Klein N, Logan J, Wong C, Swanson JM. Motivation deficit in ADHD is associated with dysfunction of the dopamine reward pathway. Mol Psychiatry. 2010 Sep 21. [Epub ahead of print]

Langberg JM, Epstein JN, Simon JO, Loren RE, Arnold LE, Hechtman L, Hinshaw SP, Hoza B, Jensen PS, Pelham WE, Swanson JM, Wigal T. Parental Agreement on ADHD Symptom-Specific and Broadband Externalizing Ratings of Child Behavior. J Emot Behav Disord. 2010 Mar;18(1):41-50.

Swanson JM, Volkow N. Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Properties of Methylphenidate in Humans. In: Solanto MV, Arnsten AFT, Castellanos FX. eds. Stimulant Drugs and ADHD: Basic and Clinical Neuroscience. Oxford University Press. 2001:259-282.

Pliszka SR, Carlson CL, Swanson JM. ADHD with Comorbid Disorders: clinical assessment and management. New York, NY: The Guilford Press. 1999.

Swanson JM. School-based Assessments and Interventions for ADD students. Irvine, CA: K.C. Publishing. 1992.

Swanson JM, Riederer SA, Young RK. IMPS: Interactive Math Package for Statistics. Austin, TX: IM/18/8/23/74 of Project C-BE, University of Texas. 1974.

Chapters in Books:
Volkow N, Swanson JM. Basic Neuropsychopharmacology. In: Rutter M, eds. Rutter's Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 5th ed. Blackwell Publishing. 2008:212-233.

Steinhoff KW, Lerner M, Kapelinski A, Kotkin R, Wigal S, Steinberg-Epstein R, Wigal T, Swanson JM. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. In: Luby, J. eds. Handbook of Preschool Mental Health. New York, NY: Guilford Press, Inc. 2006:63-79.

Swanson JM, Hanley T, Simpson S, Davies M, Schulte A, Wells K, Hinshaw S, Abikoff H, Hechtman L, Pelham W, Hoza B, Severe J, Molina B, Odbert B, Forness S, Gresham F, Arnold LE, Wigal T, Wasdell M, Greenhill L. Evaluation of Learning Disorders in Children with a Psychiatric Disorder: An Example From the Multimodal Treatment Study for ADHD (MTA Study). In: Greenhill LL. eds. Learning Disabilities: Implications for Psychiatric Treatment. 2006;19:97-125.

Swanson JM, Volkow ND, Newcorn J, Casey BJ, Moyzis R, Grandy DK, Posner MI. Dopamine (DA) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In: Schmidt W, Reith M. eds. Dopamine and glutamate in psychiatric disorders. Totowa, NJ: The Humana Press, Inc. 2005.