Brooke Molina, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Psychiatry


Youth and Family Research Program

We study the course, treatment, and outcomes associated with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, as well as the onset and development of substance use and abuse in various populations. These populations include children and adolescents with ADHD, adults with ADHD, and elementary school-aged children in the community (independent of ADHD).

Director: Brooke Molina, Ph.D.

Parvale Building

200 Meyeran Ave.

Suite 400 - Fourth Floor

Contact: Carol Walker-Hundiak


Graduate Student Advisee

Kirsten McKone

Education & Training

  • PhD, Arizona State University

Research Interest Summary

Disruptive Behavior & Substance Use Disorders

Research Interests

Course, causes, and treatments of disruptive behavior (particularly ADHD) and substance use disorders.

Representative Publications

Belendiuk, K.A., Molina, B.S.G., & Donovan, J.E. (2010). Concordance of adolescent reports of friend alcohol use, smoking, and deviant behavior as predicted by quality of relationship and demographic variables. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 71, 253-257.

Molina, B.S.G., Donovan, J.E. & Belendiuk, K.A. (Accepted). (2010). Familial Loading for Alcoholism and Offspring Behavior: Mediating and Moderating Influences. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.

Molina, B., Smith, B., & Pelham, W. E. (1999). Interactive effects of ADHD and CD on early adolescent substance use. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 13, 348-358.

Molina, B., Smith, B., & Pelham, W. E. (2001). Factor structure and criterion validity of secondary school teacher ratings of ADHD and ODD. J Abnormal Child Psychology, 29(1), 71-82.

Molina, B.S.G., & Pelham, W. E., Jr., (2003). Childhood predictors of adolescent substance use in a longitudinal study of children with ADHD. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Vol 12(3)

Molina, B. S. G., Bukstein, O. G., & Lynch, K. (2002). Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Conduct Disorder symptomatology in adolescents with Alcohol Use Disorder. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, Vol. 16, pp. 161-164.

Accepting Graduate Students