Lauren Haack, PhD

Associate Clinical Professor
+1 415 502-8060

Dr. Haack, director of the STRIVE lab and associate professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (DPBS), received her PhD at Marquette University and completed a predoctoral internship at UCSF specializing in evidence-based psychosocial services for youth with ADHD. Dr. Haack subsequently received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows with a project entitled “Culturally Sensitive School-Home Behavioral Program for Latino Children with ADHD” funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). This mixed-method investigation of the Collaborative Life Skills (CLS) program inspired her subsequent National Institute of Health Fogarty International Center (NIH-FIC) Global Health fellowship pilot-testing an adapted version of CLS (CLS-FUERTE) in Mexico. This project represented the first known effort to implement and evaluate a behavioral school-based program to improve youth attention and behavior in Latin America. Dr. Haack has received numerous awards, including the Hellman Family Award for Early-Career Faculty, the Distinguished Early Career Alumni Award from the Clemson University Psychology Department, the R.E. Harris Award for Excellence in Clinical and Research Activities from the UCSF Clinical Psychology Training Program, the Reverend John P. Raynor S.J. Fellowship and Leslie G. and Cecile C. Matthews Scholarship from Marquette University. Her work adapting, implementing, and evaluating school-home ADHD behavioral services for Latinx youth of Spanish-speaking families was recognized with an International Society for Research on Child and Adolescent Psychology Scholarship and a World ADHD Congress Young Scientist Award in 2017.  


Editorial: Disparities in mental health.

Frontiers in Psychiatry

Mohsen Merati, Hamidreza Komaki, Farnam Mohebi, Hannaneh Kabir, Lauren M. Haack

Implementation of a Multi-Site Digitally-Enhanced School Clinician Training and ADHD/ODD Intervention Program in Mexico: Randomized Controlled Trial of CLS-R-FUERTE.

Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science

Lauren M. Haack, Linda J. Pfiffner, Sabrina M. Darrow, Jasmine Lai, Dulce Karely Alcaraz-Beltrán, Jassiel Ulises Martínez-Beltrán, Elva Moreno-Candil, Korinthya Delgado-García, María Fernanda Arriaga-Guerrero, Dulce Maria Ledesma-Saldaña, Maria Elena Urquídez-Valdez, Eva Angelina Araujo

Enhancing accessibility and scalability of school-based programs to improve youth attention and behavior: Open feasibility trial of the remote CLS-R-FUERTE program in Mexico.

School psychology (Washington, D.C.)

Haack LM, Pfiffner LJ, Darrow SM, Lai J, Alcaraz Beltrán DK, Beltrán JUM, Moreno Candil E, Delgado García K, Arriaga Guerrero MF, Ledesma Saldaña DM, Urquídez Valdez ME, Araujo EA

Feasibility and Acceptability of Augmenting Therapy for Youth with Automated Text Messaging During COVID-19.

Evidence-based practice in child and adolescent mental health

Sabrina M. Darrow, Manon Ironside, Courtney C. Armstrong, Kate Travis, Adrian Aguilera, Lauren M. Haack

Let’s Text! Piloting the HealthySMS Text Messaging System Adjunct to Adolescent Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the Context of COVID-19 (Preprint).

JMIR Mental Health

Lauren M. Haack, Courtney C. Armstrong, Kate Travis, Adrian Aguilera, Sabrina M. Darrow

Academic Competence, Organizational Skills, and Treatment Response Among Bilingual and Monolingual Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Translational Issues in Psychological Science

Aya I. Williams, Lauren M. Haack, Elizabeth Hawkey, Sara Chung, Jennifer Ly, Linda J. Pfiffner

Promising Effects of Socioemotional Skills Training in Bilingual Children With Attention and Behavioral Concerns.

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Aya Williams, Ashley Chung-Fat-Yim, Viorica Marian, Linda Pfiffner, Lauren Haack

Development of a Web-Based Training Platform for School Clinicians in Evidence-Based Practices for ADHD.

School mental health

Pfiffner LJ, Dvorsky MR, Friedman LM, Haack LM, Chung S, Charalel JM, Hawkey E, Spiess M

Gender Differences in National Institutes of Health Grant Submissions Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Journal of women's health (2002)

Roubinov D, Haack LM, Folk JB, Rotenstein L, Accurso EC, Dahiya P, Ponce AN, Nava V, Maldonado Y, Linos E, Mangurian C

Improving Adherence to Behavioral Parent Training for ADHD Using Digital Health Tools.

Journal of psychiatry and brain science

Pfiffner LJ, Dvorsky MR, Hawkey EJ, Chung S, Haack LM, Owens EB

Peer Mentorship: An Underrecognized Tool to Faculty Success.

Academic psychiatry : the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry

Roubinov DS, Accurso EC, Folk JB, Haack LM

VOICES: An efficacious trauma-informed, gender-responsive cannabis use intervention for justice and school-referred girls with lifetime substance use history.

Drug and Alcohol Dependence

Tolou-Shams M, Dauria EF, Folk J, Shumway M, Marshall BDL, Rizzo CJ, Messina N, Covington S, Haack LM, Chaffee T, Brown LK


Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Linda J. Pfiffner, Melissa R. Dvorsky, Lauren M. Haack, Lauren Friedman, Madeline I. Spiess, Julia Morgan, Sara Chung, Sarah Griest

Can School Mental Health Providers Deliver Psychosocial Treatment Improving Youth Attention and Behavior in Mexico? A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of CLS-FUERTE.

Journal of attention disorders

Haack LM, Araujo EA, Meza J, Friedman LM, Spiess M, Alcaraz Beltrán DK, Delucchi K, Mojardín Herladez A, Pfiffner L

The Collaborative Life Skills Program in Spanish (CLS-S): Pilot Investigation of Intervention Process, Outcomes, and Qualitative Feedback.

Evidence-based practice in child and adolescent mental health

Haack LM, Araujo EJ, Delucchi K, Beaulieu A, Pfiffner L

Influences to ADHD Problem Recognition: Mixed-Method Investigation and Recommendations to Reduce Disparities for Latino Youth.

Administration and policy in mental health

Haack LM, Meza J, Jiang Y, Araujo EJ, Pfiffner L

Sustained Effects of Collaborative School-Home Intervention for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms and Impairment.

Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Pfiffner LJ, Rooney ME, Jiang Y, Haack LM, Beaulieu A, McBurnett K

Improved Parent Cognitions Relate to Immediate and Follow-Up Treatment Outcomes for Children With ADHD-Predominantly Inattentive Presentation.

Behavior therapy

Jiang Y, Haack LM, Delucchi K, Rooney M, Hinshaw SP, McBurnett K, Pfiffner LJ

Emotional, Social and Cultural Experiences of Latino Children with ADHD Symptoms and their Families.

Journal of Child and Family Studies

Eva Angelina Araujo, Linda Pfiffner, Lauren Marie Haack

Parenting as a Mechanism of Change in Psychosocial Treatment for Youth with ADHD, Predominantly Inattentive Presentation.

Journal of abnormal child psychology

Haack LM, Villodas M, McBurnett K, Hinshaw S, Pfiffner LJ

Parental Cognitive Errors Mediate Parental Psychopathology and Ratings of Child Inattention.

Family process

Haack LM, Jiang Y, Delucchi K, Kaiser N, McBurnett K, Hinshaw S, Pfiffner L

A Randomized Controlled Trial of a School-Implemented School-Home Intervention for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms and Impairment.

Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Pfiffner LJ, Rooney M, Haack L, Villodas M, Delucchi K, McBurnett K

Parenting Mediates Symptoms and Impairment in Children With ADHD-Inattentive Type.

Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53

Haack LM, Villodas MT, McBurnett K, Hinshaw S, Pfiffner LJ

Behavior management for school-aged children with ADHD.

Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America

Pfiffner LJ, Haack LM

Latino parental help seeking for childhood ADHD.

Administration and policy in mental health

Gerdes AC, Lawton KE, Haack LM, Schneider BW

Acculturation, cultural values, and Latino parental beliefs about the etiology of ADHD.

Administration and policy in mental health

Lawton KE, Gerdes AC, Haack LM, Schneider B

Predicting Treatment Dropout in Parent Training Interventions for Families of School-Aged Children With ADHD.

Child & Family Behavior Therapy

Brian W. Schneider, Alyson C. Gerdes, Lauren M. Haack, Katie E. Lawton

Culturally-Modified Recruitment Strategies for Latino Families in Clinical Child Research: A Critical First Step.

Journal of Child and Family Studies

Lauren M. Haack, Alyson C. Gerdes, Bethdalie Cruz, Brian W. Schneider

Assessing ADHD in Latino families: evidence for moving beyond symptomatology.

Journal of attention disorders

Gerdes AC, Lawton KE, Haack LM, Hurtado GD