Brooke S G Molina, PhD

Brooke S G Molina, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Pediatrics

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

Arizona State University Clinical Psychology
University of PittsburghAlcohol Research Training Program

Specialty Certifications

Licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology

Current Appointments

Director, Youth and Family Research Program
Director, Clinical Research, ADHD across the Lifespan Clinic
Co-Director, Developmental Alcohol Research Training Program

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, American Psychological Association
Member, International Society for Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
Member, Research Society on Alcoholism

Selected Honors & Awards

Mentor Award, University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association
Outstanding Mentor Award, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Method to Extend Research in Time Award, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Research Interests

Causes, course, and treatment of ADHD; Alcoholism and drug abuse
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Harty, S.C., Gnagy, E.M., Pelham, W.E., & Molina, B.S.G. (2017). Anger-irritability as a mediator of ADHD risk for adolescent alcohol use and the contribution of coping skills. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58(5), 555-563.
  2. Lisdahl, K.M., Tamm, L., Epstein, J.N., Jernigan, T., Molina, B., Hinshaw, S.P., Swanson, J.M., Newman, E., Kelly, C., Bjork, J. & MTA Neuroimaging Group. (2016). The impact of ADHD persistence, recent cannabis use, and age of regular cannabis use onset on subcortical volume and cortical thickness in young adults. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 161, 135-146.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Molina, B.S.G., Walther, C.A.P., Cheong, J., Pedersen, S., Gnagy, E.M., & Pelham, W.E. (2014). Heavy alcohol use in early adulthood as a function of childhood ADHD: Developmentally-specific mediation by social impairment and delinquency. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 22 (2), 110-121

Clinical Interests


Education Interests

Research career training and development