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David Rabiner, Research Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Sanford School of Public Policy and Affiliate of Center for Child and Family Policy and Associate Dean of Trinity College  

Office Location: 4 East Union Drive, Academic Advising Center Duke University, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 684-6217
Email Address: drabiner@duke.edu
Web Page: http://www.pubpol.duke.edu/centers/child/People/faculty_staff/rabiner.html

Areas of Expertise

    Education:
    Ph.D., Duke University, 1987
    A.B., Magna cum Laude, Brown University, Providence, RI, 1980

    Research Description: My current work focuses on interventions to improve academic performance in children with attention difficulties and a variety of other issues related to ADHD. I recently completed a study funded by the Department of Education of two different computerized interventions for elementary school students with attention difficulties. Another recently completed study, funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse, examined the misuse and abuse of ADHD medications among college students. I also have long standing interests in improving the quality of care received by children with ADHD and in the relationship between children's social experience and their social cognitive functioning.

    Recent Publications   (More Publications)

    1. AS Rowland, BJ Skipper, DM Umbach, DL Rabiner, RA Campbell, AJ Naftel and DP Sandler. "The Prevalence of ADHD in a Population-Based Sample.." Journal of attention disorders 19.9 (September, 2015): 741-754. [doi]  [abs]
    2. AS Young and D Rabiner. "Racial/ethnic differences in parent-reported barriers to accessing children's health services.." Psychological services 12.3 (August, 2015): 267-273. [doi]  [abs]
    3. Rabiner, D.L., Carrig, M., & Dodge, K.A.. "Attention problems and academic achievement: Do persistent and earlier-emerging problems have more adverse long-term effects?." Journal of Attention Disorders (in press). (DOI: 10.1177/1087054713507974)
    4. Multisite Violence Prevention Project. "Implementation and process effects on prevention outcomes for middle school students.." Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology (In press. DOI:10.1080/15374416.2013.8145).
    5. Green, A.L., & Rabiner, D.L.. "Prevalence and Correlates of ADHD in College Students: A Comparison of Diagnostic Methods.." Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology 3.124-132 (2013).

    Curriculum Vitae

    Highlight:
    Dr. Rabiner’s work focuses on violence prevention, ADHD, and interventions to improve academic performance in children with attention difficulties. In the violence prevention area, he is currently working on the GREAT Schools and Families project, a multi-site violence prevention study for middle school students that is funded by the Centers for Disease Control. Other projects include a study of two different computerized interventions for elementary school students with attention difficulties and a study of the misuse and abuse of ADHD medications among college students. He also has long standing interests in improving the quality of care received by children with ADHD and in the relationship between children's social experience and their social cognitive functioning.

    David Rabiner