Julie Schweitzer, Ph.D. - IDDRC Investigator

Julie Schweitzer, Ph.D.

Director, ADHD Program UC Davis MIND Institute, Co-Center Mentoring Director of the MIND Institute, Co-Director, Mentored Clinical Research Training Program – CTSC, UC Davis, Chair, Curriculum, Committee, UC Davis Schools of Health Mentoring Academy, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UC Davis School of Medicine

UC Davis MIND Institute
2825 50th Street, Room 2331
Sacramento, CA 95817 

E-mail: jschweitzer@ucdavis.edu 

Areas of Interest

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Fragile X syndrome, Autism, Substance Abuse Disorders, Attention and Learning, Lifespan


Dr. Schweitzer is the co-director of the clinical and translational core of the IDDRC, Director of the ADHD Program at UC Davis MIND Institute and co-Center Mentoring Director of the MIND Institute. Dr. Schweitzer’s research program studies attention, self-control, and reward-related processes and its development in children and adults using a variety of research tools. She has experience with a number of clinical populations including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), substance use related disorders, schizophrenia, autism and Fragile X. A primary goal of her research program is to develop a more precise understanding of decision-making in self-control situations and how development and ADHD affect decision-making during adolescence and young adulthood. Other projects include developing and testing personalized treatments in neurodevelopmental disorders.

Current IDDRC Projects

  • Identifying Markers for Treatment Response to Cognitive Training in Autism Spectrum Disorders, DOD, W81XWH-13-1-0209    
  • Developmental Changes in Neural Processes Underlying Impulsivity and ADHD. NIMH/NIH, 1R01MH091068
  • Cognitive Training for Fragile X Syndrome, Co-Principal Investigator. Principal Investigator: David Hessl. John Merck Fund

Recent Representative Publications

Xie, Y., Dixon, J.F., Yee, O.M., Zhang, J., Chen, A., DeAngelo, S., Yellowlees, P., Hendren, R., Schweitzer, J.B. (2013)  A Preliminary Study on the Effectiveness of Videoconferencing on Teaching Parent Training Skills to Parents of Children with ADHD.  Telemedicine and e-Health. PMID:23405952. 2013Feb 13.

Mazaheri, A., Fassbender, C., Coffey-Corina, S., Hartanto, T.A. Schweitzer, J.B. & Mangun, G.R. (2013). Differential Oscillatory EEG between ADHD Subtypes and Typically Developing Adolescents. Biological Psychiatry. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2013.08.023.

Fassbender, C., Houde, S, Silver-Balbus, S., Ballard, K., Kim, B., Rutledge, K.J., Dixon, J.F., Iosif, A.M., Schweitzer, J.B. & McClure, S.M.  (in press) The Decimal Effect: Behavioral and Neural Bases for a Novel Influence on Intertemporal Choice.  J of Cognitive Neuroscience.

Rose, E, Salmeron, B, Ross, T, Waltz, J, Schweitzer, JB, McClure, SM, Stein, E. (in press). Temporal Difference Error Prediction Signal Dysregulation in Cocaine Dependence.  Neuropsychopharmacology.

Rutledge, K.J., van den Bos, W., McClure, S.M., Schweitzer, J.B. Training cognition in ADHD: Current findings, borrowed concepts and future directions.  (2012) Neurotherapeutics. DOI: 10.1007/s13311-012-0134-9.