Julie Schweitzer, Ph.D.

 Julie   Schweitzer, Ph.D.


  • Professor
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

ADHD and Related Disorders in Children and Adults using Behavioral/ Neuropsychological and Functional Neuroimaging Methods

Research Summary

Dr. Schweitzer's interests include the identification and treatment of attention-deficit/ hyperactivity (ADHD) and related disorders in children and adults using behavioral, neuropsychological and functional neuroimaging methods. Other interests include the use of reinforcement and learning paradigms in imaging as applied to psychopathology. Dr. Schweitzer's goal is to apply translational research methods using a variety of basic behavioral and physiological techniques to develop novel treatment and preventative approaches to addressing attentional disorders and optimal treatments based on subtypes of ADHD. Additional funded collaborative work includes projects testing the effects of prenatal drug exposure on adolescent brain function and behavior and the effects of schizophrenia on reinforcement and learning impairments via fMRI and behavior. Dr. Schweitzer is the Director of the ADHD Program at the MIND Institute at the UC Davis School of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Schweitzer is committed to the development of junior faculty and postdoctoral scholars in the implementation of translational research. She is the Associate Director of the Mentored Clinical Research Training Program within the UC Davis CTSC and on the steering committee of the Mentoring Academy for the UC Davis Schools of Health Sciences.