David Rabiner

Associate Dean, Trinity College, and Affiliate of the Center for Child and Family Policy

David Rabiner was named an associate dean for Trinity College in June 2013. Prior to that appointment, he served as the director of Program Evaluation Services at the Center for Child and Family Policy, the faculty advisor for the School Research Partnership Office, and the director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience.

Rabiner's work focuses on ADHD and interventions to improve academic performance in children with attention difficulties. He recently completed 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 longstanding 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.

Current projects include a longitudinal study of children with ADHD and a newly launched study to provide classroom behavior management training to elementary school teachers in two rural counties. These projects are funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the Department of Education.

Rabiner has created a website where he makes available a number of ADHD/ADD resources. Everyone is welcome to visit the site and to sign up for "Attention Research Update," a monthly e-newsletter in which Rabiner reviews new studies on ADHD/ADD that are published in leading medical and psychology journals. The website: www.helpforadd.com.

Research Interests:
ADHD, Youth Violence Prevention, Program Evaluation


Teaching Spring 2024:

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Murray, DW; Rabiner, DL; Kuhn, L; Pan, Y; Sabet, RF (2018). Investigating teacher and student effects of the Incredible Years Classroom Management Program in early elementary school.. Journal of School Psychology, 67, 119-133. [doi]  [abs]

  2. Rowland, AS; Skipper, BJ; Rabiner, DL; Qeadan, F; Campbell, RA; Naftel, AJ; Umbach, DM (2018). Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Interaction between socioeconomic status and parental history of ADHD determines prevalence.. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines, 59(3), 213-222. [doi]  [abs]

  3. Rabiner, DL; Carrig, MM; Dodge, KA (2016). Attention Problems and Academic Achievement: Do Persistent and Earlier-Emerging Problems Have More Adverse Long-Term Effects?. Journal of Attention Disorders, 20(11), 946-957. [doi]  [abs]

  4. Rabiner, DL; Godwin, J; Dodge, KA (2016). Predicting academic achievement and attainment: The contribution of early academic skills, attention difficulties, and social competence. School Psychology Review, 45(2), 250-267. [doi]  [abs]

  5. Rowland, AS; Skipper, BJ; Umbach, DM; Rabiner, DL; Campbell, RA; Naftel, AJ; Sandler, DP (2015). The Prevalence of ADHD in a Population-Based Sample.. Journal of Attention Disorders, 19(9), 741-754. [doi]  [abs]

Curriculum Vitae

David Rabiner

David Rabiner
Office: Academic Advising Center
Phone: (919) 660-5695
Fax: (919) 684-4515
E-mail:  drabiner@duke.edu  send me a message

Mailing Address:
Duke Box 90697, Durham, NC 27708-0697

Research Interests: (from Specialties)
ADHD, Youth Violence Prevention, Program Evaluation Specialties:

Youth Violence Prevention
Program Evaluation