Melissa Dvorsky, PhD

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SchoolSchool of Medicine
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San Francisco CA 94143
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

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    Ohio University, Athens, OHBA06/2010Psychology
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VAMS05/2014Clinical Psychology
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VAPhD08/2018Clinical Psychology
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OHInternship07/2018Clinical Psychology

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    Leveraging Technology to Promote Skill Utilization and Enhance Treatment Outcomes in Young Adolescents with ADHD
    NIH K23MH122839Jul 1, 2020 - Nov 15, 2024
    Role: Principal Investigator
    A Digital Health Solution for Improving Parent Adherence to Behavioral Treatment for ADHD
    UCSF RAP: Pilot for Established Investigators in Basic and Clinical/Translational Sciences Jul 1, 2019 - Dec 1, 2020
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Development of a Mobile App for an Executive Functioning Intervention for Adolescents with ADHD
    UCSF RAP: Pilot for Junior Investigators in Basic and Clinical/Translational Sciences May 31, 2019 - Jun 1, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Prospective examination of psychological trauma among adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Psychol Trauma. 2022 Jul 21. Lewis J, Jayakumar S, Breaux R, Dvorsky MR, Langberg JM, Becker SP. PMID: 35862087.
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    2. Longitudinal Change in Adolescent Depression and Anxiety Symptoms from before to during the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Res Adolesc. 2022 Jul 07. Barendse MEA, Flannery J, Cavanagh C, Aristizabal M, Becker SP, Berger E, Breaux R, Campione-Barr N, Church JA, Crone EA, Dahl RE, Dennis-Tiwary TA, Dvorsky MR, Dziura SL, van de Groep S, Ho TC, Killoren SE, Langberg JM, Larguinho TL, Magis-Weinberg L, Michalska KJ, Mullins JL, Nadel H, Porter BM, Prinstein MJ, Redcay E, Rose AJ, Rote WM, Roy AK, Sweijen SW, Telzer EH, Teresi GI, Thomas AG, Pfeifer JH. PMID: 35799311; PMCID: PMC9349954.
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    3. Adolescents with ADHD are at increased risk for COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. J Psychiatr Res. 2022 Aug; 152:25-30. Dvorsky MR, Breaux R, Langberg JM, Becker SP. PMID: 35714550; PMCID: PMC9179933.
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    4. A preliminary examination of key strategies, challenges, and benefits of remote learning expressed by parents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sch Psychol. 2022 Mar; 37(2):147-159. Roy AK, Breaux R, Sciberras E, Patel P, Ferrara E, Shroff DM, Cash AR, Dvorsky MR, Langberg JM, Quach J, Melvin G, Jackson A, Becker SP. PMID: 35266770.
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    5. COVID-19 Resulted in Lower Grades for Male High School Students and Students With ADHD. J Atten Disord. 2022 May; 26(7):1011-1017. Breaux R, Dunn NC, Langberg JM, Cusick CN, Dvorsky MR, Becker SP. PMID: 34696611; PMCID: PMC8943475.
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    6. Coping with COVID-19: Longitudinal Impact of the Pandemic on Adjustment and Links with Coping for Adolescents with and without ADHD. Res Child Adolesc Psychopathol. 2022 05; 50(5):605-619. Dvorsky MR, Breaux R, Cusick CN, Fredrick JW, Green C, Steinberg A, Langberg JM, Sciberras E, Becker SP. PMID: 34618271; PMCID: PMC8496139.
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    7. Prospective examination of adolescent sleep patterns and behaviors before and during COVID-19. Sleep. 2021 08 13; 44(8). Becker SP, Dvorsky MR, Breaux R, Cusick CN, Taylor KP, Langberg JM. PMID: 33631014; PMCID: PMC7928571.
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    8. An Individual Participant Data Meta-analysis: Behavioral Treatments for Children and Adolescents With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2022 02; 61(2):144-158. Groenman AP, Hornstra R, Hoekstra PJ, Steenhuis L, Aghebati A, Boyer BE, Buitelaar JK, Chronis-Tuscano A, Daley D, Dehkordian P, Dvorsky M, Franke N, DuPaul GJ, Gershy N, Harvey E, Hennig T, Herbert S, Langberg J, Mautone JA, Mikami AY, Pfiffner LJ, Power TJ, Reijneveld SA, Schramm SA, Schweitzer JB, Sibley MH, Sonuga-Barke E, Thompson C, Thompson M, Webster-Stratton C, Xie Y, Luman M, van der Oord S, van den Hoofdakker BJ, Prof. Dr. van den Hoofdakker share last authorship and contributed equally to this work.. PMID: 33932495.
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    9. Trajectories of Response to Treatments in Children with ADHD and Word Reading Difficulties. Res Child Adolesc Psychopathol. 2021 08; 49(8):1015-1030. Dvorsky M, Tamm L, Denton CA, Epstein JN, Schatschneider C. PMID: 33772416.
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    10. An RCT of a CBT Intervention for Emerging Adults with ADHD Attending College: Functional Outcomes. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2021 Nov-Dec; 50(6):844-857. Eddy LD, Anastopoulos AD, Dvorsky MR, Silvia PJ, Labban JD, Langberg JM. PMID: 33617367.
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    11. Prospective impact of COVID-19 on mental health functioning in adolescents with and without ADHD: protective role of emotion regulation abilities. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2021 09; 62(9):1132-1139. Breaux R, Dvorsky MR, Marsh NP, Green CD, Cash AR, Shroff DM, Buchen N, Langberg JM, Becker SP. PMID: 33543486; PMCID: PMC8014657.
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    12. Preschool Neuropsychological Predictors of School-aged Sluggish Cognitive Tempo and Inattentive Behaviors. Res Child Adolesc Psychopathol. 2021 02; 49(2):197-210. Becker SP, Dvorsky MR, Tamm L, Willoughby MT. PMID: 33369703; PMCID: PMC7855990.
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    13. Integrating Tobacco Prevention Skills into an Evidence-Based Intervention for Adolescents with ADHD: Results from a Pilot Efficacy Randomized Controlled Trial. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2020 11; 48(11):1439-1453. Corona R, Dvorsky MR, Romo S, Parks AM, Bourchtein E, Smith ZR, Avila M, Langberg J. PMID: 32778992; PMCID: PMC7565255.
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    14. Do Parents' ADHD Symptoms Affect Treatment for their Children? The Impact of Parental ADHD on Adherence to Behavioral Parent Training for Childhood ADHD. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2020 11; 48(11):1425-1437. Friedman LM, Dvorsky MR, McBurnett K, Pfiffner LJ. PMID: 32813210; PMCID: PMC7567125.
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    15. Patterns of Parental Adherence and the Association to Child and Parenting Outcomes Following a Multicomponent School-Home Intervention for Youth With ADHD. Behav Ther. 2021 05; 52(3):745-760. Dvorsky MR, Friedman LM, Spiess M, Pfiffner LJ. PMID: 33990247; PMCID: PMC8124088.
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    16. Remote Learning During COVID-19: Examining School Practices, Service Continuation, and Difficulties for Adolescents With and Without Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. J Adolesc Health. 2020 12; 67(6):769-777. Becker SP, Breaux R, Cusick CN, Dvorsky MR, Marsh NP, Sciberras E, Langberg JM. PMID: 33069580; PMCID: PMC7740109.
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    17. Co-Occurring Psychopathology Moderates Social Skills Improvement in a Randomized Controlled Trial of a Collaborative School-Home Intervention for Children with ADHD. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2022 Jul-Aug; 51(4):543-555. Morgan JE, Dvorsky MR, Meza JI, Schumacher LT, Pfiffner LJ. PMID: 32930610; PMCID: PMC7956906.
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    18. Finding ordinary magic in extraordinary times: child and adolescent resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2021 Nov; 30(11):1829-1831. Dvorsky MR, Breaux R, Becker SP. PMID: 32613259; PMCID: PMC7327857.
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    19. Outcomes of School-Home Intervention for Attention and Behavior Problems: Teacher Adherence Matters. School Ment Health. 2020 Dec; 12(4):703-715. Meza JI, Friedman LM, Dvorsky MR, Kass P, Chabbra D, Pfiffner LJ. PMID: 34589157; PMCID: PMC8475494.
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    20. The Impact of Social Determinants of Health on the Efficacy of School-Based Interventions for Adolescents with ADHD. School Ment Health. 2020 Sep; 12(3):580-594. Green CD, Dvorsky MR, Langberg JM, Jones HA, Floyd AL. PMID: 34093886; PMCID: PMC8174022.
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    21. Testing the Longitudinal Structure and Change in Sluggish Cognitive Tempo and Inattentive Behaviors From Early Through Middle Childhood. Assessment. 2021 03; 28(2):380-394. Dvorsky MR, Becker SP, Tamm L, Willoughby MT. PMID: 31680544; PMCID: PMC7238955.
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    22. Learning Disorder Confers Setting-Specific Treatment Resistance for Children with ADHD, Predominantly Inattentive Presentation. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2020 Nov-Dec; 49(6):854-867. Friedman LM, McBurnett K, Dvorsky MR, Hinshaw SP, Pfiffner LJ. PMID: 31433688; PMCID: PMC7032997.
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    23. Initial Examination of the Bidirectional Associations between Sluggish Cognitive Tempo and Internalizing Symptoms in Children. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2021 Mar-Apr; 50(2):258-266. Becker SP, Webb KL, Dvorsky MR. PMID: 31251086; PMCID: PMC6934933.
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    24. Cigarette and e-cigarette use and social perceptions over the transition to college: The role of ADHD symptoms. Psychol Addict Behav. 2019 May; 33(3):318-330. Dvorsky MR, Langberg JM. PMID: 30869922; PMCID: PMC6483890.
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    25. Factor Structure and Criterion Validity of the Five Cs Model of Positive Youth Development in a Multi-University Sample of College Students. J Youth Adolesc. 2019 Mar; 48(3):537-553. Dvorsky MR, Kofler MJ, Burns GL, Luebbe AM, Garner AA, Jarrett MA, Soto EF, Becker SP. PMID: 30298222; PMCID: PMC6391208.
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    26. Ethical considerations for assessing parent mental health during child assessment services. Ethics & Behavior. 2018; 1-14. Molitor, SJ, & Dvorsky, MR. View Publication.
    27. Ethical Considerations for Assessing Parent Mental Health during Child Assessment Services. Ethics Behav. 2019; 29(2):87-100. Molitor SJ, Dvorsky MR. PMID: 34168418; PMCID: PMC8220894.
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    28. Trajectories of Global Self-Worth in Adolescents with ADHD: Associations with Academic, Emotional, and Social Outcomes. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2019 Sep-Oct; 48(5):765-780. Dvorsky MR, Langberg JM, Becker SP, Evans SW. PMID: 29714502; PMCID: PMC6287970.
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    29. Predictors and Trajectories of Response to the Homework, Organization, and Planning Skills (HOPS) Intervention for Adolescents With ADHD. Behav Ther. 2019 01; 50(1):140-154. Breaux RP, Langberg JM, Molitor SJ, Dvorsky MR, Bourchtein E, Smith ZR, Green CD. PMID: 30661554.
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    30. Predictors and trajectories of response to the Homework, Organization, and Planning Skills (HOPS) intervention for adolescents with ADHD. 2018. Breaux, RP., Langberg, JM, Molitor, SJ, Dvorsky, MR, Bourchtein, E., Smith, ZR, & Green, C. View Publication.
    31. Sleep problems and suicidal behaviors in college students. J Psychiatr Res. 2018 04; 99:122-128. Becker SP, Dvorsky MR, Holdaway AS, Luebbe AM. PMID: 29448236; PMCID: PMC5962276.
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    32. Overcoming the research-to-practice gap: A randomized trial with two brief homework and organization interventions for students with ADHD as implemented by school mental health providers. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2018 01; 86(1):39-55. Langberg JM, Dvorsky MR, Molitor SJ, Bourchtein E, Eddy LD, Smith ZR, Oddo LE, Eadeh HM. PMID: 29172596.
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    33. Factor structure and predictive validity of a homework motivation measure for use with middle school students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Sch Psychol Q. 2018 Sep; 33(3):390-398. Langberg JM, Smith ZR, Dvorsky MR, Molitor SJ, Bourchtein E, Eddy LD, Eadeh HM, Oddo LE. PMID: 28857587.
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    34. Prevalence, Patterns, and Predictors of Sleep Problems and Daytime Sleepiness in Young Adolescents With ADHD. J Atten Disord. 2020 02; 24(4):509-523. Langberg JM, Molitor SJ, Oddo LE, Eadeh HM, Dvorsky MR, Becker SP. PMID: 28162039.
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    35. Evaluating the Factor Validity of the Children's Organizational Skills Scale in Youth with ADHD. School Ment Health. 2017 Jun; 9(2):143-156. Molitor SJ, Langberg JM, Evans SW, Dvorsky MR, Bourchtein E, Eddy LD, Smith ZR, Oddo LE. PMID: 28983327; PMCID: PMC5624737.
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    36. A Review of Factors that Promote Resilience in Youth with ADHD and ADHD Symptoms. Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev. 2016 12; 19(4):368-391. Dvorsky MR, Langberg JM. PMID: 27747466.
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    37. The Protective Effects of Social Factors on the Academic Functioning of Adolescents With ADHD. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2018 Sep-Oct; 47(5):713-726. Dvorsky MR, Langberg JM, Evans SW, Becker SP. PMID: 26954373; PMCID: PMC6135242.
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    38. Clinical Utility and Predictive Validity of Parent and College Student Symptom Ratings in Predicting an ADHD Diagnosis. J Clin Psychol. 2016 Apr; 72(4):401-18. Dvorsky MR, Langberg JM, Molitor SJ, Bourchtein E. PMID: 26919681.
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    39. Writing abilities longitudinally predict academic outcomes of adolescents with ADHD. Sch Psychol Q. 2016 09; 31(3):393-404. Molitor SJ, Langberg JM, Bourchtein E, Eddy LD, Dvorsky MR, Evans SW. PMID: 26783650; PMCID: PMC5134247.
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    40. Longitudinal evaluation of the importance of homework assignment completion for the academic performance of middle school students with ADHD. J Sch Psychol. 2016 Apr; 55:27-38. Langberg JM, Dvorsky MR, Molitor SJ, Bourchtein E, Eddy LD, Smith Z, Schultz BK, Evans SW. PMID: 26931065; PMCID: PMC5134299.
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    41. Longitudinal Evaluation of the Cognitive-Behavioral Model of ADHD in a Sample of College Students With ADHD. J Atten Disord. 2018 02; 22(4):323-333. Eddy LD, Dvorsky MR, Molitor SJ, Bourchtein E, Smith Z, Oddo LE, Eadeh HM, Langberg JM. PMID: 26637840.
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    42. Alcohol use longitudinally predicts adjustment and impairment in college students with ADHD: The role of executive functions. Psychol Addict Behav. 2015 Jun; 29(2):444-54. Langberg JM, Dvorsky MR, Kipperman KL, Molitor SJ, Eddy LD. PMID: 25347020.
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    43. Predicting Impairment in College Students With ADHD: The Role of Executive Functions. J Atten Disord. 2019 11 01; 23(13):1624-1636. Dvorsky MR, Langberg JM. PMID: 25234039.
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    44. Mental health screening in kindergarten youth: a multistudy examination of the concurrent and diagnostic validity of the Impairment Rating Scale. Psychol Assess. 2015 Mar; 27(1):215-227. Girio-Herrera E, Dvorsky MR, Owens JS. PMID: 25222431.
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    45. School Maladjustment and External Locus of Control Predict the Daytime Sleepiness of College Students With ADHD. J Atten Disord. 2016 Sep; 20(9):792-801. Langberg JM, Dvorsky MR, Becker SP, Molitor SJ. PMID: 24756174.
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    46. Are sluggish cognitive tempo and daytime sleepiness distinct constructs? Psychol Assess. 2014 Jun; 26(2):586-97. Langberg JM, Becker SP, Dvorsky MR, Luebbe AM. PMID: 24611789.
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    47. The association between sluggish cognitive tempo and academic functioning in youth with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2014 Jan; 42(1):91-103. Langberg JM, Becker SP, Dvorsky MR. PMID: 23359145.
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    48. The impact of daytime sleepiness on the school performance of college students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): a prospective longitudinal study. J Sleep Res. 2014 Jun; 23(3):318-25. Langberg JM, Dvorsky MR, Becker SP, Molitor SJ. PMID: 24372786.
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    49. What specific facets of executive function are associated with academic functioning in youth with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder? J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2013 Oct; 41(7):1145-59. Langberg JM, Dvorsky MR, Evans SW. PMID: 23640285; PMCID: PMC3758442.
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    50. Sluggish cognitive tempo is associated with academic functioning and internalizing symptoms in college students with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. J Clin Psychol. 2014 Apr; 70(4):388-403. Becker SP, Langberg JM, Luebbe AM, Dvorsky MR, Flannery AJ. PMID: 24114716.
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    51. Clinical implications of daytime sleepiness for the academic performance of middle school-aged adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. J Sleep Res. 2013 Oct; 22(5):542-8. Langberg JM, Dvorsky MR, Marshall S, Evans SW. PMID: 23509927; PMCID: PMC3690160.
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    52. THE CRITICAL ROLE OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY IN THE SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT. Psychol Sch. 2013 Mar; 50(3):245-258. Splett JW, Fowler J, Weist MD, McDaniel H, Dvorsky M. PMID: 30774154; PMCID: PMC6374037.
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