Jeffrey Halperin


Title Distinguished Professor, Department Chair  halperin
Area Developmental Psychopathology/ Neuropsychology
Ph.D. Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York, 1979
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Professional Activities:

Memberships in Professional Organizations:
American Psychological Association (Fellow)
American Psychopathological Association (Fellow)
International Neuropsychological Society
International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
New York Academy of Sciences
Society of Sigma Xi

Editorial Boards:
Journal of Abnormal Psychology
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology

Member, National Institutes of Health; Childhood Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities (CPDD) Study Section; 7/1/11 – 6/30/15.

Honors and Awards:

William T. Grant Foundation Faculty Scholar’s Award, 1989
Queens College Presidential Research Award, 1994
Distinguished Professorship, City University of New York, 2006
Visiting Erskine Fellowship, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2008
Education Update, Distinguished Leader in Special Education Award, 2009
Outstanding Postdoctoral Mentor Award, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2009
Kings of Queens Award, for outstanding service to the Borough of Queens, NYC, 2011

Research Interests:

For the past three decades my lab has been conducting research focusing on neuropsychiatric disorders that emerge during childhood and often persist throughout the lifespan. Through the integration of clinical, neuropsychological and neurobiological approaches within the context of longitudinal designs that follow children over many years, we strive to elucidate factors that influence the behavioral trajectories and psychiatric outcomes of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related behavioral problems. We have examined an array of family and environmental factors that influence outcome, and have employed neuroimaging procedures to examine differences in brain function between children whose symptoms and maladaptive behaviors do and do not persist into adulthood. Most recently, we have been working on the development of novel non-medication interventions for preschool children at risk for developing ADHD with the hope of preventing or diminishing the severity of later behavioral and cognitive difficulties.

Selected Publications:

Halperin JM, Bedard ACV, Curchack-Lichtin JT. (2012). Preventive interventions for ADHD: A neurodevelopmental perspective. Neurotherapeutics. 9(3):531-41.

Halperin JM, Marks DJ, Bedard ACV, Chacko A, Curchack JT, Yoon CA, Healey DM. (2012). Training Executive, Attention and Motor Skills (TEAMS): A Proof-of-Concept Study in Preschool Children with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders.

Schulz KP, Fan J, Bédard ACV, Clerkin SM, Ivanov I, Tang CY, Halperin JM, Newcorn JH. (2012). Common and Unique Therapeutic Mechanisms of Stimulant and Non-Stimulant Treatments for ADHD. Archives of General Psychiatry, 69(9):952-61.

Nomura Y, Marks DJ, Grossman B, Yoon M, Loudon H, Stone J, Halperin JM. (2012). Exposure to gestational diabetes and low SES: Effects on neurocognitive development and risk of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in offspring. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. 166(4):337-43.

Healey DM, Marks DJ, Halperin JM. (2011). Examining the interplay among negative emotionality, cognitive functioning, and ADHD symptom severity. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 17(3), 502-510.

Halperin JM, Healey DM. (2011). The Influences of Environmental Enrichment, Cognitive Enhancement, and Physical Exercise on Brain Development: Can we Alter the Developmental Trajectory of ADHD? Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. 35; 621-634.

Sonuga-Barke EJS, Halperin JM (2010). Developmental phenotypes and causal pathways in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: Potential targets for early intervention? Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 51: 368 – 389.

Clerkin SM, Schulz KP, Halperin JM, Newcorn JH, Ivanov I, Tang CY, Fan J. (2009). Guanfacine Potentiated the Activation of Prefrontal Cortex Evoked by Warning Signals. Biological Psychiatry, 66(4):307-12.

Halperin JM, Healey DM. (2011). The Influences of Environmental Enrichment, Cognitive Enhancement, and Physical Exercise on Brain Development: Can we Alter the Developmental Trajectory of ADHD? Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. 35; 621-634.

Halperin JM, Trampush TW, Miller CJ, Marks DJ, Newcorn, JH. (2008). Neuropsychological Outcome in Adolescents/Young Adults with Childhood ADHD: Profiles of Persisters, Remitters and Controls. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 49(9):958-66.

Flory JD, Newcorn JH, Miller C, Harty S. Halperin, JM. (2007). Low CNS serotonergic function in children with ADHD predicts emergence of Antisocial Personality Disorder. British Journal of Psychiatry. 190: 410 – 414.