Heather M Joseph, DO
Education & Training
Selected Honors & Awards
- Joseph HM, Kennedy TM, Gnagy EM, Perlman SB, Pelham WE & Molina BS. (2019) Fathers with childhood ADHD, parenting, and their young children's behavior: Offspring of the Pittsburgh ADHD Longitudinal Study (PALS). Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 50(1), 35-44.
- Joseph HM, Farmer C, Kipp H, Kolko D, Aman M, McGinley J, ... & Molina BS (2019) Attendance and engagement in parent training predict child behavioral outcomes in children pharmacologically treated for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and severe aggression. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 29(2), 90-99.
- Molina BS, Kipp HL, Joseph HM, Engster SA, Harty SC, Dawkins M, ... & Bangalore SS (2019) Stimulant diversion risk among college students treated for ADHD: Primary care provider prevention training. Academic Pediatrics, S1876-2859(18)30551-5.
- Gopalan P, Glance J, Valpey R, Joseph H & Shenai N. (2018) Development of a women's mental health curriculum and evolution to a Women's Mental Health Area of Concentration in a psychiatry residency program. Archives of Women's Mental Health, 21(1), 113-116.
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...
The Department of Psychiatry’s 20th Annual Research Day
The 20th annual Department of Psychiatry Research Day on June 9, 2022, represented a joyful reunion for more than 400 faculty members, trainees, and staff, who had not attended a large in-person event together since 2019. The morning session featured 110 posters at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. In the afternoon, attendees gathered across the street at the University...
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...