David J Kolko, PhD
Education & Training
Selected Honors & Awards
- Kolko, D. J., Campo, J. V., Kilbourne, A., Hart, J., Sakolsky, D., & Wisniewski, S. (2014). Collaborative Care Outcomes for Pediatric Behavioral Health Problems: A Cluster Randomized Trial. Pediatrics, 133(4), April, e981-992.
- Kolko, D. J., Lindhiem, O., Hat, J., & Bukstein, O.G. (2014). Evaluation of a Booster Intervention Three Years after Acute Treatment for Early-Onset Disruptive Behavior Disorders. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 42 (3), 383-398
- Kolko, D. J., Baumann, B. L.., Herschell, A. D., Hart, J., Holden, E. & Wisniewski, S. (2012). Implementation of AF-CBT by Community Practitioners Serving Child Welfare and Mental Health: A Randomized Trial. Child Maltreatment, 17 (1), 30-44. DOI 10.1177/1077559511427346
- Kolko, D. J., Campo, J. V., Kilbourne, A. & Kelleher, K. (2012). Doctor-Office Collaborative Care for Pediatric Behavior Problems: A Preliminary Clinical Trial. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 166 (3), 224-231.
- Kolko, D. J., Dorn, L. D., Bukstein, O. G., Pardini, D., Holden, E. A.., & Hart, J. D. (2009). Community vs. clinic-based modular treatment of children with early-onset ODD or CD: A clinical trial with three-year follow-up. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 37, 591-609.
- Asarnow, J., Kolko, D. J., Miranda, J., & Kazak, A. (2017). The Pediatric Patient Centered Medical Home: Innovative Models for Improving Behavioral Health. American Psychologist,72 (1), 13-27.
- Kolko, D. J., & Vernberg, E. M. (2017). Assessment and intervention with children who misuse fire: Practitioner guide. In D. Barlow (Ed.), Treatments That Work series. New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press.
- Kolko, D. J. (Ed.) (2002). Handbook on firesetting in children and youth. New York: Kluwer/Academic Press.
- Kolko, D. J., Brown, E. J., Shaver, M.E., Baumann, B. L., and Herschell, A. D. (2011). Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Session Guide. Third Edition (11-1-2011). Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
- Kolko, D. J., & Swenson, C. C. (2002). Assessing and treating physically abused children and their families: A cognitive-behavioral approach. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
- Kolko, D. J., & Foster, J. (in press). Firesetting in children and youth. In Vincent B. Van Hasselt & Michael L. Bourke (Eds.). Handbook of Behavioral Criminology: Contemporary Strategies and Issues. Springer Publishing: New York, NY
- Kolko, D. J., & Berkout, O. (2017). Child physical abuse. In S. Gold, J. Cook, & C. Dalenberg (Eds.), Handbook of Trauma Psychology (pp. 99-116), American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
- Berliner, L., & Kolko, D. J. (2016). Trauma Informed Care: A commentary and critique. Child Maltreatment, 21(2), 168-172.
- Kolko, D. J., Fitzgerald, M. & Laubach, J. (2014). Evidence-Based Practices for Working with Physically Abusive Families: Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (pp. 59-66). In R. M. Reece, R. F. Hanson, & J. Sargent (Eds). Treatment of Child Abuset: Common Ground for Mental Health, Medical and Legal Practitioners (2nd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press: Baltimore, MD.
- Kolko, D. J., Hoagwood, K., & Springgate, B. (2010). Treatment Research for Children and YouthExposed to Traumatic Events: Moving Beyond Efficacy to Amp Up Public Health Impact. GeneralHospital Psychiatry, 32, 465-476.
Pitt Psychiatry Awarded $16.2M National Institute of Mental Health Center Grant Focused on Addressing Adolescent Suicide, with Focus on Black and Hispanic Youth
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has awarded Pitt Psychiatry a Center of Excellence (P50) grant renewal for Enhancing Triage and Utilization for Depression and Emergent Suicidality (ETUDES), led by David Brent, MD (Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Epidemiology, and Clinical and Translational Science, and Endowed Chair in Suicide Studies). The Center is co-led by Bruce Rollman, MD...
David Kolko, PhD, on Monitoring & Managing Risk for Family Conflict and Coercion during COVID
Over the last eight months, the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the challenges associated with complex or harmful family interactions that can occur as many people spend more time at home, often with decreased access to community supports and services. The Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), in collaboration with the National...
David Kolko, PhD, Honored for Medical Student Research Mentorship
Congratulations to David Kolko, PhD (Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Psychology, and Clinical and Translational Science), who has received a Medical Student Research Mentoring Merit Award from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The Research Mentoring Merit Award recognizes outstanding Longitudinal Research Project mentorship of a graduating Pitt Med student and is traditionally presented at the...
Pitt Psychiatry Researchers Conduct Community Effectiveness Trial of a Novel Form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT)
This paper was published in Child Maltreatment, the official publication of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, and was recently named Child Maltreatment Article of the Year for 2018. Children who experience physical abuse or harsh physical discipline are particularly vulnerable to adverse mental health outcomes such as trauma symptoms, aggression, interpersonal problems, substance use and...