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August, Gerald, Ph.D.

PSYCH Faculty August Gerald
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Gerald August, Ph.D.
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
University of Minnesota
F256/2B West
2450 Riverside Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Director, Center for Personalized Prevention Research in Children’s Mental Health

Clinical Interests

Diagnosis and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Research Interests

Over the past 30 years Dr. August has published numerous papers
addressing issues of diagnosis and classification, comorbidity, natural history and treatment pertaining to children and adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In recent years, he has expanded his research program to include the prevention of antisocial behavior and drug abuse, where early childhood disruptive behavior is conceptualized as a risk factor. During this period, he has developed and validated an early-age-targeted prevention program that has been recognized as an exemplary drug abuse prevention program by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention’s National Registry of Effective
Prevention Programs, a model program by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Model Program’s Guide Database, and a research-based program by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Dr. August is currently principal investigator on several prevention projects, supported by NIDA and NIMH addressing issues pertaining to the transportability and dissemination of evidence-based revention program to community systems of care. He was recently awarded a Center grant from NIMH to study the adaptation of preventive interventions to fit the needs and preferences of children at risk for serious conduct problems.

Education & Training

  • Purdue University - Ph.D. (Developmental-Child Psychology) - 1975
  • University of Colorado - Post Doctoral Training - 1976-79
  • University of Iowa - Post Doctoral Fellowship in Psychiatric Genetics and Psychiatric Epidemiology - 1979-81
  • University of Texas Medical Branch - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry - 1981-82

Professional Organizations

  • Society for Prevention Research
  • American Psychological Association
  • Society for Research in Child Development


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Workshops (CAPy)


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