Lauren Haack, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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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

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    I am a clinical 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 vulnerable youth and families worldwide.

    After my doctoral training in at Marquette University and predoctoral internship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) specializing in evidence-based psychosocial services for youth with Attention-Deficit, Hyperactivity/Impulsivity (ADHD), I received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) 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 (NIMH). This mixed-method investigation of the Collaborative Life Skills (CLS) program inspired my 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. My colleague, Dr. Eva Araujo from the Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa (UAS), and I have received funding to continue implementation and evaluation of CLS-FUERTE in six additional schools over the next three years in Culiacan, Mexico.

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    Let’s Text! Improving Engagement in Depression Services for Diverse Teens.
    UCSF Resource Allocation Program (RAP) Digital Mental Health Award Jul 1, 2019 - Jun 30, 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
    Culturally-Sensitive School-Home Behavioral Program for Latino Children with ADHD
    NIH/NIMH F32MH101971Sep 1, 2013 - Aug 31, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Lauren M. Haack, Eva A. Araujo, Kevin Delucchi, Allyson Beaulieu, Linda J. Pfiffner. The Collaborative Life Skills Program in Spanish (CLS-S): Pilot Investigation of Intervention Process, Outcomes, and Qualitative Feedback. Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. 2019 Jan 2; 4(1):18-41.
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    2. Haack LM, Meza J, Jiang Y, Araujo EA, Pfiffner L. 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. PMID: 29995290.
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    3. Haack LM, Meza J, Jiang Y, Araujo EJ, Pfiffner L. 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. PMID: 29770911.
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    4. Pfiffner LJ, Rooney ME, Jiang Y, Haack LM, Beaulieu A, McBurnett K. 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. PMID: 29588050.
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    5. Jiang Y, Haack LM, Delucchi K, Rooney M, Hinshaw SP, McBurnett K, Pfiffner LJ. 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. PMID: 29937258.
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    6. Eva Angelina Araujo, Linda Pfiffner, Lauren Marie Haack. 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.
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    7. Haack LM, Araujo EA. 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. PMID: 28929831.
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    8. Haack LM, Villodas M, McBurnett K, Hinshaw S, Pfiffner LJ. 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. PMID: 27628742.
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    9. Haack LM, Jiang Y, Delucchi K, Kaiser N, McBurnett K, Hinshaw S, Pfiffner L. Parental Cognitive Errors Mediate Parental Psychopathology and Ratings of Child Inattention. Fam Process. 2017 09; 56(3):716-733. PMID: 27663189.
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    10. Haack LM, Gonring K, Harris M, Gerdes A, Pfiffner L. 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. PMID: 27431931.
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    11. Pfiffner LJ, Rooney M, Haack L, Villodas M, Delucchi K, McBurnett K. 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. PMID: 27566117.
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    12. Haack LM, Kapke TL, Gerdes AC. 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. PMID: 27346930.
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    13. Haack LM, Villodas MT, McBurnett K, Hinshaw S, Pfiffner LJ. Parenting Mediates Symptoms and Impairment in Children With ADHD-Inattentive Type. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2016; 45(2):155-66. PMID: 25411896.
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    14. Haack LM, Gerdes AC. 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. PMID: 25300814.
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    15. Pfiffner LJ, Haack LM. Behavior management for school-aged children with ADHD. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2014 Oct; 23(4):731-46. PMID: 25220083.
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    16. Gerdes AC, Lawton KE, Haack LM, Schneider BW. Latino parental help seeking for childhood ADHD. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2014 Jul; 41(4):503-13. PMID: 23539223.
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    17. Haack LM, Gerdes AC, Lawton KE, Schneider BW. 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. PMID: 24695438.
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    18. Lawton KE, Gerdes AC, Haack LM, Schneider B. Acculturation, cultural values, and Latino parental beliefs about the etiology of ADHD. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2014 Mar; 41(2):189-204. PMID: 23224619.
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    19. Lauren M. Haack, Alyson C. Gerdes, Kathryn E. Lawton. 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.
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    20. Brian W. Schneider, Alyson C. Gerdes, Lauren M. Haack, Katie E. Lawton. 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.
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    21. Lauren M. Haack, Alyson C. Gerdes, Bethdalie Cruz, Brian W. Schneider. 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.
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    22. Gerdes AC, Lawton KE, Haack LM, Hurtado GD. Assessing ADHD in Latino families: evidence for moving beyond symptomatology. J Atten Disord. 2013 Feb; 17(2):128-40. PMID: 22100735.
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    23. Haack LM, Gerdes AC. 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. PMID: 21850435.
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    24. Haack LM, Gerdes AC, Schneider BW, Hurtado GD. 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. PMID: 20661638.
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    25. Gerdes AC, Haack LM, Schneider BW. 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. PMID: 20837977.
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