Heather Jones, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor (tenure-track)
Co-Director, Center for ADHD Research, Education and Service
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Virginia
Ph.D. (2006), University of Maryland at College Park
Doctoral Program Affiliation
- VCU Department of African American Studies
- VCU Department of Pediatrics
- VCU Institute for Women's Health
- Center for ADHD Research, Education and Service
- Primary Care Psychology Training Collaborative
- VCU Department of Psychology
My research broadly focuses on evidence-based assessment and intervention with at-risk and vulnerable populations of children and adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), particularly those families that are difficult to engage in mental health services (e.g., ethnic minority and/or low income). Currently, my research lab is examining parenting in African American families of children with and without ADHD and how parenting in these families may differ by type of interaction (i.e., unstructured free play vs. structured homework time), socioeconomic status, child diagnostic status and parental racial identity. Additionally, we collaborate with faculty on the medical campus to investigate ADHD symptoms and impairment during pregnancy. Finally, I am funded on a grant designed to train the next generation of psychologists specializing in the delivery of mental health services via integrated primary care and am interested in investigating the child and family outcomes from this service.