Mark A Stein, PHD, ABPP

Mark A Stein, PHD, ABPP


"I first became interested in ADHD and stimulant medications when I was a camp counselor of 12, 7-year old boys. One of my exuberant campers, would chase butterflies but would not play kickball or follow directions. One day, he seemed very different. That day, he followed the rules of the game, and even scored a run. His personality was different also, more serious and quiet , and he had no appetite for lunch. Having spent the last 30 years studying ADHD treatment effects, both positive and negative, I want to spend the next 10 learning how to sequence and deliver individualized treatments for the impairments related to ADHD and to train others who see children, adolescents, and adults in managing this commonly misunderstood disorder."
  • Biography

    Mark A. Stein, Ph.D., ABPP, is the director of PEARL Clinic/ADHD and Related Disorders Program at Seattle Childrens Hospital and an investigator at Seattle Childrens Research Institute. He is also a professor of psychiatry and behavioral science and a professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington.

    Dr. Stein currently serves as the President of the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD). He is also a member of the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology, the Society for Pediatric Research, the Society of Behavioral Pediatrics, the Society of Biological Psychiatry, the International Sleep Medicine Society, the International Society of Pharmacogenomics, and the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (ISRCAP).

    Dr. Stein received his B.A. from Bowling Green State University and his M.A. and Ph.D from Southern Illinois University. He had an internship with the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and a fellowship with the University of Chicago, Dept. Of Medicine. He has received many honors for his work, including being named a Fellow for the American Psychological Association, Division of Clinical Psychology, a Charter Fellow for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology.

    Board Certification(s)

    Clinical Psychology


    Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, IL

    Research Description

    Dr. Stein's primary research interests include ADHD and its treatment. His current work explores the question: Can you improve how kids at risk for ADHD function by treating their parents first, with either medicine or parent training and exploring the sequencing of treatments? Through this work Dr. Stein hopes to improve the prognosis for young children at risk of ADHD due to genetics, as well as early onset behavior problems. Dr. Stein also conducts clinical trials of novel treatments targeting ADHD symptoms and associated impairments, including the relationship of ADHD and its treatment to sleep problems.

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