William E. Pelham, Jr.

William E. Pelham, Jr.

Contact Information

Office: AHC 1 Room 248B
Email: wpelham@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-3002

Education

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
  • B.A., Psychology, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Research Interests

William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph. D., ABPP, is the Director of the Center for Children and Families (CCF) at FIU, an interdisciplinary center with faculty and student involvement from the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry. In addition, he is the chairperson of the Department of Psychology. Dr. Pelham studies ADHD in children and adolescents. His interests include treatment development and evaluation, including behavioral treatments, pharmacotherapy, and the combination of the two. Most recently the treatment research has focused on dosing and sequencing in behavioral, pharmacological, and combined interventions. In addition, Dr. Pelham studies the outcomes in adolescence and adulthood of ADHD children, focusing on multiple domains including substance use.

He has conducted much of this research through his Summer Treatment Program (STP) for children with ADHD, which has been recognized as by the American Psychological Association (APA), CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD), and SAMHSA as a model program, and is widely recognized as the state-of-the-art in treatment for ADHD. His STP has also been employed in multiple clinical trials at the NIMH, NIDA, and SAMHSA.

Dr. Pelham has authored or co-authored more than 350 professional papers dealing with ADHD and its treatment, both psychosocial and pharmacological. Dr. Pelham is a fellow of the APA and the American Psychological Society, and past President of the Society of Child Clinical and Adolescent Psychology, the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, and the Professional Group for Attention Deficit and Related Disorders.

He founded and directs the biennial Niagara in Miami Conference on Evidence Based Treatments for Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health Problems. He has been PI or Co-PI on more than 20 RO1 research grants from federal agencies (NIMH, NIAAA, NIDA, NINDS, NICHD, IES), and a like number from foundations and pharmaceutical companies. His laboratory is in the third percentile of all funded NIH labs in total funding over the past quarter century, and is 15th among 1600 clinical psychology laboratories in number of publications over the past 5 years. He has mentored numerous trainees to FIRST, K, and NRSA awards. He is currently funded by NIMH, NIAAA, NIDA, NINDS, IES, and industry. He has served as a consultant/advisor on ADHD and related topics to numerous federal agencies (NIMH, NIAAA, NIDA, IOM, OMAR, and the CDC) and organizations (AAP, AACAP, APA, CHADD) and pharmaceutical companies (Alza, Shire, Noven, Celltech, Abbott).

Publications:

Pelham, W.E, Gnagy, E.M., Greiner, A.R., Waschbusch, D.A., Fabiano, G.A., & Burrows-MacLean, L. (2010). Summer Treatment Programs for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. In, A.E. Kazdin, & J.R. Weisz (Eds.), Evidence-Based Psychotherapies for Children and Adolescents (2nd Ed.). New York: The Guilford Press.

Langberg, J.M., Arnold, L.E., Flowers, A.M., Epstein, J.N., Altaye, M., Hinshaw, S.P., Swanson, J.M., Kotkin, R., Simpson, S., Molina, B.S.G., Jensen, P.S., Abikoff, H., Pelham, W.E., Vitiello, B., Wells, K.C., & Hechtman, L. (2010). Parent-reported homework problems in the MTA study: Evidence for sustained improvement with behavioral treatment. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 39(2), 220-233.

Hoza, B., Murray-Close, D., Arnold, L.E., Hinshaw, S.P., Hechtman, L., & MTA Cooperative Group. (2010). Time-dependent changes in positively biased self-perceptions of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a developmental psychopathology perspective. Development and Psychopathology, 22(2), 375-390.

Sibley, M.H., Pelham, W.E., Molina, B.S.G., Waschbusch, D.A., Gnagy, E., Babinski, D.E. et al. (2010). Inconsistent Self-Report of Delinquency by Adolescents and Young Adults with ADHD. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 38, 645-656.

Chronis-Tuscano, A., Molina, B.S.G., Pelham, W.E., Applegate, B., Dahlke, A., Overmyer, M., & Lahey, B.B. (2010). Very early predictors of adolescent depression and suicide attempts in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Archives of General Psychiatry, 67(10),1044-1051

Wymbs, B. T. & Pelham, W. E. (2010). Child effects on communication between parents of youth with and without ADHD. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 119, 366-375.

Yamashita Y., Mukasa A., Honda Y., Anai C., Kunisaki C., Koutaki J., Motoyama S., Miura N., Sugimoto A., Ohya T., Nakashima M., Nagamitsu S., Gnagy E.M., Greiner A.R., Pelham W.E., Matsuishi T. (2010). Short-term Effect of American Summer Treatment Program for Japanese Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Brain Development, 32(2):115-22.

Pariseau, M.E., Fabiano, G.A., Massetti, G.M., Hart, K.C., & Pelham, W.E. (2010). Extended time on academic assignments: Does increased time lead to increased productivity for children with ADHD? School Psychology Quarterly, 25, 236-248.

Fabiano, G.A., Vujnovic, R., Pelham, W.E., Waschbusch, D.A., Massetti, G.M., Yu, J., Pariseau, M.E., Naylor, J., Robins, M.L., Carnefix, T., Greiner, A.R., Volker, M. (2010). Enhancing the effectiveness of special education programming for children with ADHD using a daily report card. School Psychology Review, 39, 219-239.

Ashare, R.L., Hawk, L.W., Jr., Shiels, K., Rhodes, J.D., Pelham, W.E., Jr., Waxmonsky, J.G. (2010). Methylphenidate enhances prepulse inhibition during processing of task-relevant stimuli in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Psychophysiology, 47, 838-845.

Lee, S.S., Chronis-Tuscano, A., Keenan, K., Pelham, W.E., Loney, J., Van Hulle, C.A., Cook, E.H., & Lahey, B. B. (2010). Association of Maternal Dopamine Transporter Genotype with Negative Parenting: Evidence for Gene x Environment Interaction with Child Disruptive Behavior. Molecular Psychiatry. 15, 548-558

Coles, E.K., Pelham, W.E., & Gnagy, E.M. (2010). Parental attributions for success in managing the behavior of children with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders. 14(2), 138-46.

Waxmonsky, J.G., Waschbusch, D.A., Pelham, W.E., Draganac-Cardona, L., Rotella, B., & Ryan, L. (2010). Effects of Atomexetine with and without behavior modification on the school and home functioning of children with ADHD. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 71(11), 1535-51.

Langberg, J.M., Epstein, J.N., Simon, J.O., Loren, R.E.A., Arnold, L.E., Hechtman, L., Hinshaw, S.P., Hoza, B., Pelham, W.E., Jensen, P.S., Swanson, J.M., & Wigal, T. (2010). Parental agreement on ADHD symptom-specific and broadband externalizing ratings of child behavior. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 18(1), 41-50.

Sibley, M.H., Pelham, W.E., Molina, B.S.G., Gnagy, E.M., Waschbusch, D.A., Biswas, A. et al. (2011). The delinquency outcomes of boys with ADHD with and without comorbidity. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 39, 21-32.

Pelham W.E., Waxmonsky J., Schentag C., Ballow C., Panahon C.J., Gnagy E.M., Hoffman M.T., Burrows-MacLean L., Meichenbaum D.L., Forehand G.L., Fabiano G.A., Tresco K.E., Lopez-Williams A., Coles E.K., González M.A. (2011). Efficacy of a Methylphenidate Transdermal System Versus t.i.d. Methylphenidate in a Laboratory Setting. Journal of Attention Disorders. 15(1):28-35.

Haas, S., Waschbusch, D.A., Pelham, W.E., King, S., Andrade, B.T., & Carrey, N. (2011). Treatment response in children with conduct problems and callous-unemotional traits. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 39(4), 541-552. doi: 10.1007/s10802-010-9480-4.

Babinski, D.E., Pelham, W.E., Molina, B.S.G., Gnagy, E.M., Waschbusch, D.A., MacLean, M.G., Wymbs, B.T., Sibley, M.H., Biswas, A., Robb, J.A., & Karch, K.M. (2011). Young adult outcomes of childhood ADHD in females. Journal of Attention Disorders, 15, 204-211.

Fabiano, G.A., Hulme, K., Linke, S.M., Nelson-Tuttle, C., Pariseau, M.E., Gangloff, B., Lewis, K., Pelham, W.E., Waschbusch, D.A., Waxmonsky, J., Gormley, M., Gera, S., & Buck, M.M. (2011). The Supporting A Teen’s Effective Entry to the Roadway (STEER) Program: Feasibility and Preliminary Support for a Psychosocial Intervention for Teenage Drivers with ADHD. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 18, 267-280.

Hart, K.C., Massetti, G.M., Fabiano, G.A., Pariseau, M.E., & Pelham, W.E. (2011). Impact of Group Size on Classroom On-Task Behavior and Work Productivity in Children with ADHD. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 19, 55-64.

Kent, K.M., Pelham, W.E., Molina, B.S.G., Sibley, M.H., Waschbusch, D.A., et al. (2011). The academic experience of high school males with ADHD. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 39, 451-462. DOI 10.1007/s10802-010-9472-4.

Lahey, B.B., Rathouz, P.J., Lee, S.S., Chronis-Tuscano, A.M., Loney, J., Pelham, W.E., Waldman, I.D., & Cook, E.H., (2011). Interactions between early parenting and a dopamine transporter polymorphism in predicting future conduct disorder symptoms. Journal of Abnomal Psychology, 120, 33-45.

Waxmonsky J., Waschbusch D., Akkinusi O., Pelham W. (2011). A comparison of atomoxetine administered as once vs. twice daily dosing on the school and home functioning of children with ADHD. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology.21(1), 21-32.

Robb, J.A., Sibley, M.H., Pelham, W.E., Foster, E.M., Molina, B.S.G., Gnagy, E.M. et al., (2011). The Estimated Annual Cost of ADHD to the U.S. Education System. School Mental Health, 3, 169-177.

Waschbusch, D.A., Cunningham, C.E., Pelham, W.E., Rimas, H.L., Greiner, A.R., Gnagy, E.M., Waxmonsky, J., Fabiano, G.A., Robb, J.A., Burrows-Maclean, L., Scime, M., Hoffman, M.T. (2011). A discrete choice conjoint experiment to evaluate parent preferences for treatment of young, medication naive children with ADHD. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 40(4), 546-561.

Pelham, W.E., Waschbusch, D.A., Hoza, B., Gnagy, E.M., Greiner, A.R., Sams, S.E., Vallano, G., Majumdar, A., & Carter, R.E. (2011). Music and video movies as distractors for boys with ADHD in the classroom: Comparison with controls, individual differences, and medication effects. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 39(8), 1085-1098.

Sibley, M.H. Pelham, W.E., Evans, S.W., Gnagy, E.M., Ross, J.M., & Greiner, A.R. (2011). Evaluation of a Summer Treatment Program for Adolescents with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 18, 530-544.

Babinski, D.E., Pelham, W.E., Molina, B.S.G., Waschbusch, D.A., Gnagy, E.M., Yu, J., Sibley, M.H., & Biswas, A. (2011). Women with ADHD: Comparisons by gender and diagnostic group. Journal of Psychopathology & Behavioral Assessment, 33, 420-429.

Wymbs, B.T., Molina, B.S.G., Pelham, W.E., Cheong, J., Gnagy, E.M., Belendiuk, K.A., Walther, C.A.P., Babinski, D.E., & Waschbusch, D.A. (2012). Risk of intimate partner violence among young adult males with childhood ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders. 16(5), 373-383. NIHMSID #242391 doi: 10.1177/1087054710389987.

Frazier, S. L., Chacko, A., Van Gessel, C., O’Boyle, C., & Pelham, W. E. (2012). The summer treatment program meets the south side of Chicago: Bridging science and service in urban after-school programs. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 17, 86-92.

Sibley, M.H., Pelham, W.E., Molina, B.S.G., Gnagy, E.M., Waschbusch, D.A., Garefino, A., Kuriyan, A.B., Babinski, D.E., & Karch, K.M. (2012). Diagnosing ADHD in Adolescence. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80, 139-150.

Waschbusch, D. A., Fabiano, G. A., & Pelham, W. E. (2012). Evidence-based practice in child and adolescent disorders. In P. Sturmey, & M. Hersen (Eds.). Handbook of evidence-based practice in clinical psychology (Vol. 1). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2

Pelham, W.E. (2012). Overmedicating America’s Children: Medication and Alternatives to Treating ADHD. In N.A. Cummings, & W. O’Donohue (Eds.). Restoring Psychotherapy as the First Line Intervention in Behavioral Care, 9, 297-325.

Sibley, M.H., Pelham, W.E., Mazur, A.N., Ross, J.M., & Biswas, A. (2012). The Effect of Video-Feedback on the Social Behavior of an Adolescent with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 16(7), 579-588.

Sibley, M.H., Smith, B.H., Evans, S.W., Pelham, W.E., & Gnagy, E.M. (2012). Treatment response to an intensive summer treatment program for adolescents with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 16(6), 443-448.

Fabiano, G.A., Pelham, W.E., Cunningham, C.E., Yu, J., Gangloff, B., Buck, M., Linke, S., Gormley, M. Gera, S. (2012) A waitlist-controlled trial of behavioral parent training for fathers fo children with ADHD. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 41(3), 337-345.

Walther, C.A.P., Cheong, J., Molina, B.S.G., Pelham, W.E., Wymbs, B.T., Belendiuk, K.A., & Pedersen, S.L. (2012) Substance use and delinquency among adolescents with childhood ADHD: The protective role of parenting. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 26(3), 585-598.

Strand, M.T., Hawk, L.W., Jr., Bubnik, M., Shiels, K., Pelham, W.E., Jr. (2012) Improving working memory in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: the separate and combined effects of incentives and stimulant medication. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 40(7), 1193-1207.

Chacko, A., Wymbs, B.T., Chimiklis, A., Wymbs, F.A., Pelham, W.E. (2012) Evaluating a Comprehensive Strategy to Improve Engagement to Group-based Behavioral Parent Training for High-risk Families of Children with ADHD. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 40(8), 1351-1362.

Fabiano, G. A., Vujnovic, R. K., Waschbusch, D. A., Yu, J., Mashtare, T., Pariseau, M. E., Pelham, W. E., Parham, B. R., Smalls, K. J. (2012). A comparison of workshop training versus intensive, experiential training for improving behavior support skills in early educators. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 28(2), 450-460

Waxmonsky, J.G., Wymbs, F.A., Pariseau, M.E., Belin, P.J., Waschbusch, D.A., Babocsai, L., Fabiano, G.A., Akinnusi, O.O., Haak, J.L., Pelham, W.E. (2012) A Novel Group Therapy for Children with ADHD and Severe Mood Dyregulation. Journal of Attention Disorders. 2012 Feb 28. [Epub ahead of print]

Kuriyan, A.B., Pelham, W.E., Molina, B.S.G., Daniel, W.A., Gnagy, E.M., M.H., Babinski, D.E., Walther, C.A.P., Cheong, J., Yu, J., & Kent, K.M. (2012) Young Adult Education and Vocational Outcomes of children diagnosed with ADHD. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 2012 Jul 3. [Epub ahead of print]

Sibley, M.H., Pelham, W.E., Molina, B.S.G., Gnagy, E.M., Waxmonsky, J.G., Waschbusch, D.A., et al. (2012). When Diagnosing ADHD in Young Adults Emphasize Informant Reports, DSM Items, and Impairment. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80(6):1052-1061.

Molina, B.S.G., Pelham, W.E., Cheong, J., Marshall, M.P., Gnagy, E.M., Currant, P.J. (2012) Childhood ADHD and Growth in Adolescent Alcohol Use: The Roles of Functional Impairments, ADHD Symptom Persistence, and Parental Knowledge. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 121(4):922-935.

Nahum-Shani, I., Qian, M., Almirall, D., Pelham, W.E., Gnagy, B., Fabiano, G.A., Waxmonsky, J.G., Yu, J., Murphy, S.A. Experimental Design and Primary Data Analysis Methods for Comparing Adaptive Interventions. Psychological Methods. 2012 Oct 1. [Epub ahead of print]

Nahum-Shani, I., Qian, M., Almirall, D., Pelham, W.E., Gnagy, B., Fabiano, G.A., Waxmonsky, J.G., Yu, J., Murphy, S.A. Q-Learning: A Data Analysis Method for Constructing Adaptive Interventions. Psychological Methods. 2012 Oct 1. [Epub ahead of print]

Sibley, M.H., Waxmonsky, J.G., Pelham, W.E., & Robb, J.A.. DSM-V: Implications of changes for the field of ADHD. Journal of Learning Disabilities. 2012 Nov 5. [Epub ahead of print]

Babinski, D.E., Pelham, W.E., Molina, B.S., Gnagy, E.M., Waschbusch, D.A., Wymbs, B.T., Sibley, M.H., Derefinko, K.J., Kuriyan, A.B. Maternal ADHD, Parenting, and Psychopathology Among Mothers of Adolescents with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders. 2012 Nov 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Vujnovic, R.K., Fabiano, G.A., Waschbusch, D.A., Pelham, W.E., Greiner, A., Gera, S., Linke, S., Gormley, M., & Buck, M. (2012) (In press). Preliminary Psychometric Properties of an Observation System to Assess Teachers’ Use of Effective Behavior Support Strategies in Preschool Classrooms. Education and Treatment of Children.

Gamble, S.A., Chronis-Tuscano, A.M., Roberts, J.E., Ciesla, J.A., Pelham, W.E. (2012) (In press). Self-esteem reactivity among mothers of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): The moderating role of depression history. Cognitive Therapy and Research.

Wymbs, B.T., Molina, B.S.G., Belendiuk, K.A., Pedersen, S.L., Walther, C.A.P., Cheong, J., McGinley, J.S., Marshal, M.P., Gnagy, E.M., Pelham, W.E. (2012) (In press) Motorsports Involvement among Adolescents and Young Adults with Childhood ADHD. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

Molina B.S.G, Hinshaw, S.P., Arnold, L.E., Swanson, J.M., Pelham, W.E., Hechtman, L., Hoza, B., Epstein, J.N., Wigal, T., Abikoff, H.B., Greenhill, L.L., Jensen, P.S., Wells, K.C., Vitiello, B., Gibbons, R.D., Howard, A., Houck, P.R., Hur, K., Lu, B., Marcus. S & MTA Cooperative Group. (2013). Adolescent substance use in the MTA as a function of childhood ADHD, random assignment to childhood treatments, and subsequent medication. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 52(3), 250-263.

Pelham, W.E., Meichenbaum, D., Smith, B., Sibley, M.H., Gnagy, E., & Bukstein, O. (2013). The Effect of MPH on Parent-Directed Conflict Behavior in Adolescents with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders. 2013 Mar 29. [Epub ahead of print]

Sibley, M.H., Ross, J.M., Gnagy, E.M., Dixon, L., Conn, B., & Pelham, W.E. (2013). An Intensive Summer Treatment Program for ADHD Reduces Parent-Adolescent Conflict. Journal of Psychopathology & Behavioral Assessment,35, 10-19.

Babinski, D.E., Sibley, M.H., Ross, J.M., & Pelham, W.E. (2013). The effects of single versus mixed gender treatment for adolescent girls with ADHD. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 42, 243-250.

Sibley, M.H., Waxmonsky, J.G., Robb, J.A., & Pelham, W.E., (2013). Implications of changes for the field: ADHD. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 46, 34-42.

Sibley, M.H., Pelham, W.E., Derefinko, K.D., Kuriyan, A.B., Sanchez, F., & Graziano, P.A. (in press). A Pilot Trial of Supporting Teens' Academic Needs Daily (STAND): A parent-adolescent collaborative intervention for ADHD. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment.

Kuriyan, A.B., Pelham, W.E., Molina, B.S.G., Daniel, W.A., Gnagy, E.M., Sibley, M.H., et al. (in press). Young adult educational and vocational outcomes of children diagnosed with ADHD. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

Babinski, D.E., Pelham, W.E., Molina, B.S.G., Gnagy, E.M., Waschbusch, D.A., Wymbs, B.T., Sibley, M.H., & Kuriyan, A.B. (in press). Maternal ADHD, parenting, and psychopathology among mothers of adolescents with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders.

Pelham, W.E., Smith, B.H., Evans, S.W., Bukstein, O., Gnagy, E.M., Greiner, A.R., & Sibley, M.H. (in press). The effectiveness of short and long-acting stimulant medications for adolescents with ADHD in a naturalistic secondary school setting. Journal of Attention Disorders.

Mikami, A.Y., Hoza, B., Hinshaw, S.P., Arnold, L.E., Hechtman, L., & Pelham, W.E. (in press). Cross-situational correspondence of sociometric nominations among children with ADHD. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.

Babinski, D.E., Pelham, W.E., & Waxmonsky, J.G. ( in press ). Cognitive behavioral therapy for pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder complicated by stigma: a case study. Clinical Case Studies.

Babinski, Waxmonsky, J.G., & Pelham, W.E. (under review). Treating parents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: the effects of behavioral parent training and acute medication treatment on parent-child interactions. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

Miller, N. V., Haas, S. M., Waschbusch, D. A., Willoughby, M. T., Helseth, S. A., Crum, K. I., Coles, E. K., & Pelham, W. E. (in press). Behavior therapy and callous-unemotional traits: Effects of a pilot study examining modified behavioral contingencies on child behavior. Behavior Therapy.

Sibley, M.H., Pelham, W.E., Molina, B.S.G., Coxe, S., Kipp, H., Gnagy, E.M., Meinzer, M., Ross, J.M., & Lahey, B.B. (in press). The Role of Early Childhood ADHD and Subsequent CD in the Initiation and Escalation of Adolescent Cigarette, Alcohol, and Marijuana Use. Journal of Abnormal Psychology.