Faculty

Our team of psychiatrists and psychologists are specialists in ADHD. Our faculty and staff are specially trained to recognize symptoms of ADHD in patients of all ages, and we offer expert ADHD evaluations to help diagnose this disorder. We are up-to-date on the latest treatment options, which ensures you receive the most effective treatment recommendations based on your specific needs.

 

Scott H. Kollins, PhD, MS
Clinical Psychologist; Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences;
Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience;
Director, Duke ADHD Program

Clinical Interests: Externalizing behavior problems of childhood, child psychopharmacology, pediatric and adult ADHD

Research Interests: ADHD, psychopharmacology, smoking/nicotine dependence, genetics, neuropharmacology

Education: PhD, Clinical Psychology, Auburn University (Alabama), 1997; MS, Clinical Psychology, Auburn University (Alabama), 1995

Residency: Psychology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 1996-1997

My Research Interests: My laboratory is focused on addressing a number of

health-related problems associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We are interested in why individuals with ADHD smoke cigarettes more than those without the disorder, and we are also studying the effects of secondhand smoke on early development of ADHD-related problems. We also conduct many treatment studies for new medications to manage ADHD in children, adolescents, and adults.
Publications: Scott Kollins

 

 Rachel E. Dew, MD, MHSc
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist;
Assistant Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Clinical Interests: General and child and adolescent psychiatry, mood disorders, ADHD
Research Interests: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, depression, religion and spirituality, ADHD
Education: MD, West Virginia University School of Medicine, 2000; MHSc, Clinical Research Training Program, Duke University, 2007
Residency: General Psychiatry, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (North Carolina), 2000-2003; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (North Carolina), 2003-2005
Fellowship: Religion/Health Research, Duke University, 2005-2007
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent; American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Psychiatry
Publications: Rachel Dew

 

 Naomi O. Davis, PhD
Child and Family Clinical Psychologist;
Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Clinical Interests: Evaluation and treatment services for ADHD (child, adolescent, and adult),
parent training (individual and group services), academic skills support
Education: PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Massachusetts, 2007, MA, Child Development, Tufts University (Massachusetts), 2000
Residency: Internship, Clinical Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Medicine, 2006-2007
Fellowship: Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Pediatric Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Medicine, 2007-2009

Publications: Naomi Davis

 

 

 

John T. Mitchell, Phd
Clinical Psychologist;
Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Clinical Interests: ADHD across the lifespan (with or without comorbidity), cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness training
Education: PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, 2009
Fellowship: Cognitive Behavioral Treatment, Duke University Medical Center, 2008-2009;
ADHD Program, Duke University Medical Center, 2009-2010

Publications: John Mitchell

 

 

Jessica R. Lunsford-Avery, PhD
Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Clinical Interests: Evaluation and treatment services for ADHD across the lifespan,
cognitive-behavioral therapy, parent behavior management training, academic skills training
Research Interests: Sleep disturbances, ADHD, neurocognition
Education: PhD, University of Colorado Boulder, 2014
Residency: Clinical Psychology, Duke University Medical Center, 2013-2014
Fellowship: Duke ADHD Program, Duke University Medical Center, 2014-2015
My Research Interests: My research focuses on the role of sleep disturbances in the onset and maintenance of psychiatric and behavioral disorders in childhood and adolescence. Specifically, I am interested in how sleep problems may contribute to increased psychiatric symptoms, difficulties with cognition, and reduced functioning for youth with ADHD. I hope my research will help to identify children at risk for sleep problems and psychiatric conditions and lead to developing more effective prevention and treatment strategies.
Publications: Jessica Lunsford-Avery

 

 Maggie Sweitzer, PhD
Assistant Professor in Psychiatryand Behavioral Sciences

Clinical Interests: Evaluation and treatment for ADHD (adolescent and adult) and related comorbidities, cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy
Training: PhD, Clinical and Biological/Health Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 2013
Residency: Internship, Clinical Psychology, Allegheny General Hospital, 2012-2013
Fellowship: Duke ADHD Program, Duke University Medical Center, 2013-2015
Publications: Maggie Sweitzer

 

  

 

 

Julia Schechter, PhD 

Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

 Clinical Interests: Psychodiagnostic and psychoeducational  evaluations; psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and families; parent behavior management training; academic skills training; cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for adults with ADHD and co-occurring conditions

Training: PhD, Clinical Psychology, Emory University, 2015

Residency: Internship, Clinical Psychology, Duke University Medical Center, 2014-2015

Fellowship: Duke ADHD Program, Duke University Medical Center, 2015-2016

My Research Interests: I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in empirically supported assessment and treatment of psychiatric and behavioral disorders across the lifespan. I proved a range of clinical services including psychological testing, parent behavior management training, academic skills training for youth and families impacted by ADHD and developmental disorders, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for youth and adults with a range of psychiatric conditions, including ADHD, anxiety, and mood disorders.

Publications: Julia Schechter

 

Cara Lusby, PhD

Medical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

 Clinical Interests: Assessment and treatment of children and adolescents for a variety of presenting concerns (including ADHD, learning problems, and anxiety and mood disorders) using evidence-based approaches.

Training: PhD, Clinical Psychology, Emory University, 2015

Residency/Fellowship: Internship, clinical child/pediatric psychology through the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida, 2015-2017

Publications: Cara Lusby

 

 Jessica Solis Sloan, PhD

Clinical Associate in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Clinical Interests: Treatment of emotional and behavioral issues in children, adolescents, and their families using a wide range of evidence-based treatments including, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Parent Management Training, and Trauma-Focused CBT, in a variety of contexts, including individual, group, couples, and family therapy, across multiple treatment settings.

Training: PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016

Residency: Internship, Clinical Psychology, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 2016-2017

Fellowship: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 2017

Publications: Jessica Solis Sloan