Dr. Huang-Pollock is interested in the cognitive and neuropsychological mechanisms that contribute to the development of severe attention, learning, and disruptive behavior problems in children. Childhood Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is among the most common reasons for referral to medical, psychological, and school services, and is a significant risk factor for multiple poor outcomes, including academic underachievement and peer relationship problems. Her current research, funded by NIMH, is interested in understanding how children with attention problems acquire new skills, and the degree to which this may explain chronic problems in the acquisition and execution of routine academic and social processes in daily life. She is also interested in understanding the cognitive mechanisms that could explain why ADHD is such a potent risk factor for anxiety disorders and other mental health problems.
Visit her website for more information: https://childattention.la.psu.edu