Current Projects

The CLS-R-FUERTE project in Mexico. Neurodevelopmental disorders of inattention and disruptive behavior, such as Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), are among the most common youth mental health conditions across cultures. An efficacious and feasible solution to improving affected youth’s ADHD/ODD is training existing school clinicians to deliver evidence-based intervention with fidelity. Converting interventions and school clinician training programs for fully-remote delivery allows for more flexibility, accessibility, affordability, scalability, and promise for ongoing consultation than in-person options. Thus, our project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and National Institute of Health Fogarty International Center (NIH-FIC) seeks to:

Aim 1) Conduct an open-trial of the fully-remote CLS-R-FUERTE program and make iterative changes

Aim 2) Build research capacity in Mexico for scalable intervention and training programs

Aim 3) Compare the fully-remote CLS-R-FUERTE program vs. care-as-usual in an 8-school clustered Randomized Controlled Trial

For more information on the CLS-R-FUERTE project, visit:

The CLS-R-S project in the United States. Improving uptake of ADHD/ODD intervention and clinician training in schools is warranted, particularly to reach traditionally underserved groups, such as Spanish-speaking Latinx populations. ADHD and ODD prevalence is similar across cultures but Latinx youth are less likely to be identified/treated than their peers. The availability of remote ADHD/ODD intervention and school clinician training programs linguistically and culturally-adapted for Spanish speaking Latinx populations may improve the uptake of evidence-based intervention and clinician training in schools, ultimately reducing disparities. Thus, our project funded by the Hellman Fellows Family Award seeks to:

Aim 1) Adapt a digital intervention and training program into Spanish for an open-trial

Aim 2) Compare fidelity and outcomes from our digital open-trial with the existing in-person trial data

For more information on the CLS-R-S project, visit: