Lauren Haack, PhD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address401 Parnassus Ave.
San Francisco CA 94143
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

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    Clemson University, Clemson, SCB.A.05/2007Psychology & Spanish
    Marquette University, Milwaukee, WIM.S.05/2010Clinical Psychology
    Marquette University, Milwaukee, WIPhD05/2013Clinical Psychology
    UCSF, San Francisco, CAClinical Internship06/2013Clinical Psychology
    UCSF, San Francisco, CAPostdoctoral Fellowship08/2017Clinical Psychology
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2019Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    World Federation of ADHD20176th World Congress on ADHD Young Scientist Award
    ISRCAP 2017 meeting in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands2017International Society for Research on Child and Adolescent Psychology (ISRCAP) Scholarship
    UCSF2014R.E. Harris Award for Excellence in Clinical and Research Activities
    Marquette University2011  - 2012Reverend John P. Raynor, S.J. Fellowship
    Marquette University2011  - 2012Leslie G. and Cecile C. Matthews Scholarship
    Wisconsin Psychological Association2012Margaret Bernauer Psychology First Place Research Award
    Midwestern Regional Society for Psychotherapy Research 2009Midwestern Regional Society for Psychotherapy Research Conference Student Recognition Award
    American Psychological Association for Graduate Students2009Excellence in Campus Leadership Award
    Clemson University2007Faculty Scholarship Award
    Clemson University2004  - 2007 Philip Prince Alumni Presidential Scholarship
    Clemson University2004  - 2007Trustee Scholarship
    Clemson University2004  - 2007President's List
    Hellman Fellows fund2020  - 2022Hellman Family Award for Early-Career Faculty

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    Lauren M. Haack, PhD, is an associate professor and attending psychologist with research and clinical interests focused on 1) cultural influences to mental health conceptualization, assessment, and treatment, and 2) accessible and culturally appropriate evidence-based services for traditionally underserved youth and families worldwide. When not conducting clinical research and teaching, she splits her clinical time between the UCSF Hyperactivity Attention and Learning Problems (HALP) and Wavefront Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Clinics, as well as the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Portal (CAPP), providing evidence-based services, supervision, and training.

    After receiving her PhD at Marquette University and completing a predoctoral internship at UCSF specializing in evidence-based psychosocial services for youth with ADHD, Dr. Haack received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows with a project entitled “Culturally Sensitive School-Home Behavioral Program for Latino Children with ADHD” funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. This mixed-method investigation of the Collaborative Life Skills (CLS) program inspired her subsequent National Institute of Health (NIH) Fogarty Global Health fellowship pilot-testing an adapted version of CLS (CLS-FUERTE) in Culiacan, Mexico. This project represented the first known effort to implement and evaluate a behavioral school-based program to improve youth attention and behavior in Latin America. Dr. Haack’s current Hellman Fellows family award project aims to adapt an existing digital school mental health program into Spanish for Latinx youth with ADHD and ODD.

    Since being appointed UCSF faculty in 2017, Dr. Haack has been involved in numerous collaborative clinical research projects with an overarching focus on harnessing technology to improve access to and quality of evidence-based mental health care for diverse youth and families. Specifically, she collaborates on an IES/US Department of Education (DOE) funded project called: “Web-Based Professional Development for School Mental Health Providers in Evidence-Based Practices for Attention and Behavior Challenges.” to develop a web-based professional development program for school mental health providers learning and implementing a behavioral treatment for youth with attention and impulse-control difficulties, as well as a NIMH grant to develop a dHealth app to support behavioral parent training. Dr. Haack co-wrote an R34 to NIMH and a UCSF Resource Allocation Program (RAP) Digital Mental Health Award grant with co-authors (Drs. Sabrina Darrow and Adrian Aguilera) focused on improving engagement in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Depression services for diverse teens using a mobile health text message system (HealthySMS); she also collaborates on a RAP award with Dr. Darrow to investigate a text-message system adjunct to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Adolescents (DBT-A). Dr. Haack also collaborates on projects with the UCSF Juvenile Justice Behavioral Health (JJBH) team aiming to implement and evaluate gender-responsive services to girls ages 12-24 in the community and community providers serving systems-involved youth in evidence-based telehealth practices.

    Dr. Haack also has a passion for community engagement and training. Within the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Dr. Haack leads the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP) FIELD seminar focused on Forensic psychiatry, Inclusive services and Social Justice, Education settings, Literature exploration, and child Development. She also developed and provides seminars on mental health disorders and evidence-based techniques to the CAP fellows, a lecture on systems-level evidence-based psychotherapies adapted for low-resource settings and the challenges and methodological solutions to adaption efforts for the UCSF Psychiatry HEAL Fellowship in Global Mental Health (GMH) Seminar; and the UCSF Child & Adolescent Services (CAS) Multicultural Clinical Training Program's Supervision, Consultation, Conflict Management, and Professional Development for Emerging Clinical Psychologists Seminar. Externally, Dr. Haack has provided guest lectures and interviews at UC Berkeley and San Jose State. She also teaches courses on General Psychology, Cross Cultural Psychology, and Advanced Research Methods at the University of San Francisco (USF). Within the area of Global Health, Dr. Haack co-wrote and received a grant from the Innovative Learning Technology Initiative’s “Using Technology to Enhance UC Students’ Learning Experiences” with three other University of California faculty to develop and deliver a web-based course entitled "Introduction to Global Mental Health."

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    Adapting a Web-Based Professional Development for Mexican School Mental Health Providers Delivering Evidence-Based Intervention for ADHD and ODD
    NIH R21MH124066Aug 15, 2021 - Jul 31, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Adapting a Digital School Mental Health Program into Spanish for Latinx Youth with ADHD and ODD
    Hellman Family Award for Early Career Faculty Jul 1, 2020 - Jun 30, 2022
    Role: PI/Fellow
    Role Description: Mental health disorders of inattention and disruptive behavior, such as ADHD and ODD, are among the most common youth conditions worldwide. This project seeks to adapt an existing digital school mental health program into Spanish for Latinx youth with ADHD and ODD. Dr. Haack will oversee the adaptation process, as well as a pilot-test of the adapted digital intervention and training program in a 2-school open-trial, making iterative changes as indicated from observation and feedback.
    Let’s Text! Improving Engagement in Depression Services for Diverse Teens.
    UCSF Resource Allocation Program (RAP) Digital Mental Health Award Jul 1, 2019 - Dec 21, 2020
    Role: Co-PI
    Role Description: Recent applications of innovative mobile health (mHealth) tools, such as text messaging (SMS), hold promise for increasing evidence-based intervention effectiveness in diverse, depressed teens. This project aims to evaluate the effectiveness, mechanisms, and efficacy of CBT group with and without adjunct text messaging as the first-line service for depressed teens at two UCSF mental health clinics: Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospitals and Clinics and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG). Dr. Haack’s role includes initiating and supervising service implementation at the public-funded site (ZSFG) and qualitative data collection/analysis.
    Assessing & Improving Mental Health in Mexican & Mexican- American Youth via School-Home Intervention
    Research Program on Migration and Health (PIMSA) Sep 15, 2017
    Role: Co-PI
    Role Description: The purpose of this project was to extend trials of a Spanish-language school-home program to improve youth attention and behavior in eight additional elementary schools across the U.S. and Mexico. Dr. Haack’s role as Co-PI included overseeing the needs assessment (Aim 1) and service implementation/ evaluation (Aim 2), including recruitment, provider training, and fidelity monitoring. Alongside Co-PI Dr. Araujo at Universidad Autonomous de Sinaloa in Mexico, Dr. Haack’s role also consisted of data analysis, refinement of program manuals and materials, and development of scientific presentations and publications.
    School-Home Program for Mexican Children with Attention and Behavioral Concerns
    NIH Fogarty International Center (FIC) 5R25TW009343Sep 1, 2016 - Jul 30, 2017
    Role: PI/Fellow
    Role Description: Youth mental disorders are extremely prevalent in Mexico, perhaps twice as prevalent as in the United States & Canada. The school system may be a particularly accessible & sustainable system to target, especially given the relation between mental health with school engagement, as well as the possibility that existing resources could be re-allocated to evidence-based mental health service delivery. The purpose of this project was to pilot-test a school-home program to improve attention and behavior in Mexican youth: CLS-FUERTE. Dr. Haack was responsible for study design, recruitment, intervention training and fidelity monitoring, data entry and analysis, and result dissemination. The fellowship included an NIH Global Health orientation/training.
    Culturally-Sensitive School-Home Behavioral Program for Latino Children with ADHD
    NIH F32MH101971Sep 1, 2013 - Aug 31, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Role Description: The purpose of this independent postdoctoral fellowship project was to examine a Spanish-language version of a school-home program to improve attention and behavior in youth within the San Francisco Unified School District: CLS-S. The formal mentored training plan focused on increasing skills related to implementing and analyzing ADHD clinical trials, utilizing qualitative methodology to determine meaningful themes and develop culturally sensitive guidelines for diverse families in need of mental health services, expanding multicultural competence and sensitivity, and advancing independence as a clinical researcher.

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    1. VOICES: An efficacious trauma-informed, gender-responsive cannabis use intervention for justice and school-referred girls with lifetime substance use history. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2021 Jul 28; 228:108934. Tolou-Shams M, Dauria EF, Folk J, Shumway M, Marshall BDL, Rizzo CJ, Messina N, Covington S, Haack LM, Chaffee T, Brown LK. PMID: 34530316.
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    2. 42.3 DEVELOPMENT OF A WEB-BASED TRAINING PLATFORM FOR SCHOOL CLINICIANS IN EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES FOR ADHD. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 2020 Oct 1; 59(10):s331. Pfiffner PL, Dvorsky DM, Haack HL, Friedman FL, Spiess SM, Morgan MJ, Chung CS, Griest GS. .
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    3. Can School Mental Health Providers Deliver Psychosocial Treatment Improving Youth Attention and Behavior in Mexico? A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of CLS-FUERTE. J Atten Disord. 2020 Sep 30; 1087054720959698. Hanna RF, Ward TJ, Chow DS, Lagana SM, Moreira RK, Emond JC, Weintraub JL, Prince MR, Haack LM, Araujo EA, Meza J, Friedman LM, Spiess M, Alcaraz Beltrán DK, Delucchi K, Mojardín Herladez A, Pfiffner L. PMID: 32996347.
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    4. The Collaborative Life Skills Program in Spanish (CLS-S): Pilot Investigation of Intervention Process, Outcomes, and Qualitative Feedback. Evid Based Pract Child Adolesc Ment Health. 2019; 4(1):18-41. Haack LM, Araujo EJ, Delucchi K, Beaulieu A, Pfiffner L. PMID: 31938725.
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    5. Correction to: Influences to ADHD Problem Recognition: Mixed-Method Investigation and Recommendations to Reduce Disparities for Latino Youth. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2018 11; 45(6):978. Haack LM, Meza J, Jiang Y, Araujo EA, Pfiffner L. PMID: 29995290.
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    6. Influences to ADHD Problem Recognition: Mixed-Method Investigation and Recommendations to Reduce Disparities for Latino Youth. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2018 11; 45(6):958-977. Haack LM, Meza J, Jiang Y, Araujo EJ, Pfiffner L. PMID: 29770911.
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    7. Sustained Effects of Collaborative School-Home Intervention for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms and Impairment. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2018 04; 57(4):245-251. Pfiffner LJ, Rooney ME, Jiang Y, Haack LM, Beaulieu A, McBurnett K. PMID: 29588050.
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    8. Improved Parent Cognitions Relate to Immediate and Follow-Up Treatment Outcomes for Children With ADHD-Predominantly Inattentive Presentation. Behav Ther. 2018 07; 49(4):567-579. Jiang Y, Haack LM, Delucchi K, Rooney M, Hinshaw SP, McBurnett K, Pfiffner LJ. PMID: 29937258.
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    9. Emotional, Social and Cultural Experiences of Latino Children with ADHD Symptoms and their Families. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 2017 Dec 1; 26(12):3512-3524. Araujo AE, Pfiffner PL, Haack HL. .
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    10. Culturally Appropriate Assessment of Functioning in Diverse Children: Development and Preliminary Validation of the FX-II Scale in Mexico. J Atten Disord. 2019 Apr; 23(6):584-598. Haack LM, Araujo EA. PMID: 28929831.
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    11. Parenting as a Mechanism of Change in Psychosocial Treatment for Youth with ADHD, Predominantly Inattentive Presentation. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2017 Jul; 45(5):841-855. Haack LM, Villodas M, McBurnett K, Hinshaw S, Pfiffner LJ. PMID: 27628742.
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    12. Parental Cognitive Errors Mediate Parental Psychopathology and Ratings of Child Inattention. Fam Process. 2017 09; 56(3):716-733. Hanna RF, Ward TJ, Chow DS, Lagana SM, Moreira RK, Emond JC, Weintraub JL, Prince MR, Haack LM, Jiang Y, Delucchi K, Kaiser N, McBurnett K, Hinshaw S, Pfiffner L. PMID: 27663189; PMCID: PMC5365376.
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    13. Assessing Impairment in Childhood ADHD: Validation of the Parent and Teacher ADHD-FX Rating Scale in a Dual-Site Clinical Sample. J Atten Disord. 2019 Apr; 23(6):541-552. Haack LM, Gonring K, Harris M, Gerdes A, Pfiffner L. PMID: 27431931.
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    14. A Randomized Controlled Trial of a School-Implemented School-Home Intervention for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms and Impairment. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2016 09; 55(9):762-70. Pfiffner LJ, Rooney M, Haack L, Villodas M, Delucchi K, McBurnett K. PMID: 27566117.
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    15. Rates, Associations, and Predictors of Psychopathology in a Convenience Sample of School-Aged Latino Youth: Identifying Areas for Mental Health Outreach. J Child Fam Stud. 2016 Jul; 25(7):2315-2326. Haack LM, Kapke TL, Gerdes AC. PMID: 27346930.
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    16. Parenting Mediates Symptoms and Impairment in Children With ADHD-Inattentive Type. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2016; 45(2):155-66. Haack LM, Villodas MT, McBurnett K, Hinshaw S, Pfiffner LJ. PMID: 25411896.
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    17. Culturally Appropriate Assessment of Functional Impairment in Diverse Children: Validation of the ADHD-FX Scale With an At-Risk Community Sample. J Atten Disord. 2017 Sep; 21(11):913-920. Haack LM, Gerdes AC. PMID: 25300814.
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    18. Behavior management for school-aged children with ADHD. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2014 Oct; 23(4):731-46. Pfiffner LJ, Haack LM. PMID: 25220083.
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    19. Latino parental help seeking for childhood ADHD. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2014 Jul; 41(4):503-13. Gerdes AC, Lawton KE, Haack LM, Schneider BW. PMID: 23539223.
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    20. Understanding and Measuring Functional Impairment in Diverse Children With ADHD: Development of the ADHD-FX Scale With an At-Risk, Community Sample. J Atten Disord. 2016 06; 20(6):487-500. Haack LM, Gerdes AC, Lawton KE, Schneider BW. PMID: 24695438.
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    21. Acculturation, cultural values, and Latino parental beliefs about the etiology of ADHD. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2014 Mar; 41(2):189-204. Lawton KE, Gerdes AC, Haack LM, Schneider B. PMID: 23224619.
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    22. Conducting Research with Latino Families: Examination of Strategies to Improve Recruitment, Retention, and Satisfaction with an At-Risk and Underserved Population. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 2014 Feb 1; 23(2):410-421. Haack HL, Gerdes GA, Lawton LK. .
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    23. Predicting Treatment Dropout in Parent Training Interventions for Families of School-Aged Children With ADHD. Child & Family Behavior Therapy. 2013 Apr 1; 35(2):144-169. Schneider SB, Gerdes GA, Haack HL, Lawton LK. .
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    24. Culturally-Modified Recruitment Strategies for Latino Families in Clinical Child Research: A Critical First Step. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 2012 Apr 1; 21(2):177-183. Haack HL, Gerdes GA, Cruz CB, Schneider SB. .
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    25. Assessing ADHD in Latino families: evidence for moving beyond symptomatology. J Atten Disord. 2013 Feb; 17(2):128-40. Gerdes AC, Lawton KE, Haack LM, Hurtado GD. PMID: 22100735.
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    26. Functional impairment in Latino children with ADHD: implications for culturally appropriate conceptualization and measurement. Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev. 2011 Sep; 14(3):318-28. Haack LM, Gerdes AC. PMID: 21850435.
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    27. Advancing our knowledge of ADHD in Latino children: psychometric and cultural properties of Spanish-versions of parental/family functioning measures. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2011 Jan; 39(1):33-43. Haack LM, Gerdes AC, Schneider BW, Hurtado GD. PMID: 20661638.
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    28. Parental functioning in families of children with ADHD: evidence for behavioral parent training and importance of clinically meaningful change. J Atten Disord. 2012 Feb; 16(2):147-56. Gerdes AC, Haack LM, Schneider BW. PMID: 20837977.
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