David Rabiner, Ph.D. - Senior Research Scientist, Duke University

Background Information on David Rabiner, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist, Duke University


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I received my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Duke University in 1987 where I also completed a one year internship in child psychology at Duke University Medical Center.  From 1987-1998 I was a professor in the psychology department at the University of  North Carolina at Greensboro.  During this time, I maintained a part time private practice where I worked primarily with children diagnosed with ADHD.  In addition to this direct clinical work, I have consulted with numerous pediatricians and family physicians in NC to assist them in evaluating and treating children for ADHD and served on the Professional Advisory Board for CHADD.

I have published a number of papers on children's social development as well as the impact of attention difficulties on academic achievement in peer reviewed journals and presented my work at both national and international conferences.  Currently, I am the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University where I also conduct federally funded research on ADHD and the effectiveness of computer-based interventions for children with attention difficulties.

I started publishing ATTENTION RESEARCH UPDATE in 1997 in order to provide parents, educators, and health care professionals with a convenient and economical source to stay informed about the latest research on ADHD.  If this is an interest of yours, I'd like to invite you to sign up for a free subscription to the newsletter.

From my work with many children and parents, I am convinced that by staying well informed, parents are in a much better position to successfully advocate for their child and to promote their child's healthy development. For health care professionals and educators who work with children who have ADHD, keeping up with current research findings is equally vital.

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David Rabiner, Ph.D.
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Dept. of Psychology and Neuroscience
Duke University