Dr. Heather Jones
806 W Franklin, rm 215
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
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 are collaborating with faculty on the medical campus to investigate ADHD symptoms and associated impairments in pregnant women as they relate to prenatal behaviors. Finally, through a VCU Center for Clinical and Translational Research grant, I am collaborating with faculty across campuses to explore the utility of brief motivational interviewing for newly-diagnosed African American families of children with ADHD.
Eddy, L. D., Jones, H. A.,Snipes, D., Karjane, N., & Svikis, D. (in press). ADHD symptoms predict functional impairment in pregnant women. Journal of Attention Disorders.
Jones, H. A., Putt, G., Rabinovitch, A. E., Hubbard, R., & Snipes, D. (2016). Parenting stress, readiness to change, and child oppositional behavior in families of clinically referred children. Journal of Child and Family Studies. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10826-016-0547-x
Jones, H. A.,Rabinovitch, A. E., Eddy, L. D., & Wilson, S. A. (2016). African American children with ADHD. In A. Breland-Noble, C. S. Al-Mateen, & N. N. Singh (Eds.), Handbook of mental health in African American youth. (pp. 287-312). New York, NY: Springer.
Jones, H. A., Rabinovitch, A., & Hubbard, R. (2015). ADHD symptoms and academic adjustment to college: The role of parenting style. Journal of Attention Disorders, 19, 251-259. doi: 10.1177/1087054712473181
Borschuk, A., Jones, H. A., Parker, K. M., & Crewe, S. (2015). Delivery of mental health services in a pediatric primary care setting: A case illustration with adolescent depression. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 3, 142-153.
- Full publication list [PDF]
- Evidence-based Psychological Treatments for Children and Adolescents, graduate level
- Clinical Practicum (supervisor for the ADHD Clinic and Pediatric Primary Care), graduate level
- Child Psychopathology, undergraduate level
- Human Services Fieldwork, undergraduate level
- Research Internship in Psychology, undergraduate level
Motivational Interviewing for Parents of Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Pediatric Primary Care: Impact on Help-Seeking Behaviors
Role: Principal Investigator
Source: Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Clinical and Translational Research
The BEST (Brothers Energized, Spirited, Talented) Project
Source: Virginia Commonwealth University Quest Innovation Fund
A Pilot Study of ADHD Symptoms and Associated Impairments in Pregnant Women
Role: Principal Investigator
Source: Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Psychology
- 2017, Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, VCU Department of Psychology
- 2016, Elizabeth Fries Young Investigator Award, VCU Institute for Women's Health
- 2016, Clinical and Translational Research Award, VCU Institute for Women's Health
- 2016, Summer Fellowship Mentor, VCU Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program
- 2012, Pediatric Research Loan Repayment Award Renewal, National Institutes of Health