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Howard Abikoff, PhD

Pevaroff Cohn Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Institute for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders; Scientific Advisor, Summer Program for Kids
Howard Abikoff, PhD

Specialty Areas: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders; Organizational Skills Training; Oppositional Defiant Disorder. 

Howard Abikoff is the Pevaroff Cohn Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the director of  the Institute for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders, a lecturer for child and adolescent psychiatry residents and psychology interns, and scientific advisor at the NYU Summer Program for Kids. He is a member of the Faculty Board of Reviewers and the Research Compliance Oversight Committee at the NYU School of Medicine.

Dr. Abikoff's clinical research activities have spanned three interrelated areas: the development of novel treatment approaches, treatment evaluation, and the development of measures to quantify treatment outcome. For more than three decades, much of his work has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and has centered on treatment development and treatment evaluation of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), as well as youngsters with conduct disorder. His current research focuses on the development and evaluation of organizational skills training interventions for children with ADHD, and parenting interventions for parents of preschoolers with ADHD.

Dr. Abikoff received his BA and MA in psychology from Brooklyn College and his PhD in psychology from Adelphi University. He completed post-graduate training in behavior therapy at the Behavior Therapy Institute.

Prior to joining the faculty at NYU School of Medicine, Dr. Abikoff was director of research, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Schneider Children's Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Abikoff has also served as director of research at the Child Study Center.

Dr. Abikoff has served as a reviewer on NIMH panels and study sections, is on the editorial board of a number of journals, and is an ad hoc reviewer for numerous psychology, psychiatry and educational journals. He is the author of over 150 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and other professional publications. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, and one of the founding members of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology.