Ann Abramowitz

Professor of Practice

Office: PAIS 535D

Phone: 404-712-9513

Fax: 404-727-1284


Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Department of Psychology

Emory University
36 Eagle Row

Atlanta, GA 30322


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.

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)


  • Public health issues in ADHD (with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Multi-modal treatment of ADHD
  • Neuropsychological correlates of Fragile x syndrome in children and adults


Abramowitz, A.J., O'Leary, S.G., & Rosen, L.A. (1987). Reducing off-task behavior in the classroom: A comparison of encouragement and reprimands. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 15, 153-163

Abramowitz, A.J., O'Leary, S.G., & Futtersak, M.W. (1988). A comparison of long and short reprimands in reducing off-task behavior in the classroom. Behavior Therapy, 19, 243-248.

Abramowitz, A.J., & O'Leary, S.G. (1990). Effectiveness of delayed punishment in an applied setting. Behavior Therapy, 21, 231-239.

Abramowitz, A.J., & O'Leary, S.G. (1991). Behavioral interventions for the classroom: Implications for students with ADHD. School Psychology Review, 20, 219-233.

Abramowitz, A.J., Eckstrand, D.B., & O'Leary, S.G. (1992). ADHD childrens' responses to stimulant medication and two intensities of a behavioral intervention. Behavior Modification, 16, 193-203.

Abramowitz, A.J. (1994). Classroom interventions for the disruptive behavior disorders.Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 3, 343-360

O'Toole, K., Abramowitz, A.J., Morris, R., and Dulcan, M. (1997). Effects of methylphenidate on attention and nonverbal learning in children with Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Journal of the Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Waldman, I.D., Rowe, D.C., Abramowitz, A.J., Kozel, S.T., Mohr, J.H., Sherman, S.L., Cleveland, H.H., Sanders, M.L., & Stever, C. (1998). Association and linkage of the dopamine transporter gene (DAT1) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children. American Journal of Human Genetics, 63, 1767-1776.

Waldman, I.D., Mohr, J.H., Abramowitz, A.. Sherman, S.L., Cleveland, H.H., Gard, J.M.C., Giedinghagen, L.N., Stever, C., & Rowe, D.C. (1998). The relation between childhood antisocial behavior and the dopamine transporter and D4 receptor genes: Mediation via hyperactivity-impulsivity. American Journal of Medical Genetics.

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.