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Ann AbramowitzProfessor of Practice


Dr. Abramowitz received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from SUNY at Stony Brook in 1988. Prior to that time, she worked in the field of special education as a teacher, supervisor, and school administrator, specializing in learning disabilities, behavior disorders, autism and preschool special education. She was Coordinator of Special Education for a school district before entering her training in Clinical Psychology. She directed the Center for Learning and Attention Deficit Disorders in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Emory University School of Medicine from 1989-2001.


  • Public health issues in ADHD (with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • multimodal treatment of ADHD
  • neuropsychological correlates of Fragile x syndrome in children and adults

Current Courses and Clinical Supervision

Department of Psychology:

  • Assessment I (Clinical Doctoral Program)
  • Assessment Practicum
  • Practicum: Child and Family Behavior Therapy
  • Assessment supervision

Department of Psychiatry:

  • Child and Family Behavior Therapy (Behavior Management)



Kollins, S. H., Shapiro, S.K., Newland, M.C., and Abramowitz, A.J. (1998). Discriminative and subject-rated effects of methylphenidate in children diagnosed with ADHD. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology.

Wells, K.C., Epstein, J., Hinshaw, S., Conners, C.K., Abikoff, H.B., Abramowitz, A., Arnold, L.E., Elliet, G., Greenhill, L.L., Hechtman, L., Hoza, B., Jensen, P.S., march, J.S., Pelham, W.E., Pfiffner, L., Severe, J., Swanson, J., & Vitiellow, B. (2000). Parenting and family stress treatment outcomes in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A review and empirical analysis in the MTA study. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 28 (6), 483-505.

Wells, K.C., Pelham, W.E., Kotkin, R.A., Hoza, B., Abikoff, H.B., Abramowitz, A., Arnold, L.E., Cantwell, D.P., Conners, C.K., Del Carmen, R., Elliot, G., Greenhill, L.L., Hechtman, L., Hibbs, E., Hinshaw, S.P., & Jensen, P.S. (2000). Psychosocial treatment strategies in the MTA study: Rationale, methods, and critical issues in design and implementation. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 28 (6), 483-505.

Lee, D., Abramowitz, A.J., & Nemeroff, C. (2000). Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. In Jobson, K., Stein, D., and Fawcett, J. (eds.). Treatment algorithms in clinical psychopharmacology. New York: John Wiley and Sons.

Rowland, A.S., Lesesne, C.A., & Abramowitz, A.J. (2002). The epidemiology of Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A public health view. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities: Research Reviews, 8, 162-170

Sherman, S.L., Marsteller, F., Abramowitz, A.J., Scott, E., Leslie, M., & Bregman, J. (2002). Cognitive and behavioral performance among FMR1 high repeat allele carriers surveyed from special education classes. American Journal of Medical Genetics, 114, 458-465

Abramowitz, A.J. (2003). The role of behavior therapy in ADHD. In Biederman, J. (Ed.).New ADHD treatment options for optimizing outcomes. New Jersey: Veritas.