Education & Training
Selected Honors & Awards
- Molina, B. S. G., Joseph, H.M., H. L. Kipp, H.L., Lindstrom, R.A., Pedersen, S.L., Kolko, D.J., Bauer, D.J., and Subramaniam, G.A. (in press). Adolescents treated for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in pediatric primary care: Characterizing risk for stimulant diversion. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.
- Molina, B.S.G., Kipp, H.L., Joseph, H.M., Engster, S.A., Harty, S.C., Dawkins, M. Lindstrom, R.A., Bauer, D.J. & S. S. Bangalore, S.S. (2020). Stimulant diversion risk among college students treated for ADHD: Primary care provider prevention training. Academic Pediatrics, 20(1), 119-127. PMCID: PMC6899216
- Jones NP, Versace A, Lindstrom R, Wilson TK, Gnagy EM, Pelham WE Jr, Molina BSG, Ladouceur CD.(2020) Reduced activation in the pallidal-thalamic-motor pathway Is associated with deficits in reward-modulated inhibitory control in adults with a history of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2020 (Dec;5(12):1123-1133. doi: 10.1016/j.bpsc.2020.06.011. Epub 2020 Jun 30. PMID: 32830098; PMCID: PMC7726013.
- Pedersen, S.L., Walther, C.A.P., Harty, S.C., Gnagy, E.M., Pelham, W.E., Molina, B.S.G. (2016). The indirect effects of childhood ADHD on alcohol problems in adulthood through unique facets of impulsivity. Addiction, 111(9), 1582-1589.
- Howard, A.L., Molina, B S.G., Swanson, J.M., Hinshaw, S.P., Belendiuk, K.A., Harty, S.C., Arnold, L.E., Abikoff, H.B., Hechtman, L., Stehli, A., Greenhill, L.L., Newcorn, J.H., & Wigal, T. (2015). Developmental progression to early adult binge drinking and marijuana use from worsening versus stable trajectories of adolescent ADHD and delinquency. Addiction, 110(5), 784-795.
The Interaction Between Infant Negative Emotionality and Cognition Predicts ADHD-Related Behaviors in Toddlerhood
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a highly prevalent neurodevelopmental disorder. Children with ADHD followed to adulthood have been found to have lifelong impairments in educational, occupational, and interpersonal domains even if symptoms subside. ADHD is commonly identified in childhood, and affective and cognitive characteristics that are identifiable in infancy could be signals of risk for...
New Research on the Social Determinants of Risk for Alcohol Use Disorder
Pitt Psychiatry investigators have examined the social determinants of risk for alcohol use disorder among Black drinkers, who have elevated rates of alcohol-related health problems and mortality compared to White drinkers. Sarah Pedersen, PhD (Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology); Traci Kennedy, PhD (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry); Jordan Holmes, BA, (Research Project Assistant); and Brooke Molina...
Molecular Psychiatry: White Matter Abnormalities Associated with ADHD Outcomes in Adulthood
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the most common childhood neurodevelopmental disorder, is characterized by inattention and/or hyperactivity and impulsivity that are inappropriate to the developmental stage and interfere with daily life. Two of these symptoms, hyperactivity and impulsivity, tend to decline with age. However, inattention symptoms more often persist into adulthood, even among adults...
New Research on Parenting and Early Childhood Mental Health
Biological Psychiatry: Patterns of Infant Amygdala Connectivity Mediate the Impact of High Caregiver Affect on Reducing Infant Smiling: Discovery and Replication Research has shown that during a baby’s first months of life, mood disorders and emotional instability in caregivers are associated with lower positive emotionality (smiling, laughter, high pleasure) and higher negative emotionality (frequent crying...