Jeffrey D. Burke, PhD
Jeff earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Connecticut, has been with the Life History Studies group since 1998. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh, and is the principal investigator of an NIMH funded project examining parental help-seeking for the disruptive behavior disorders. He was previously the coordinator for the Developmental Trends Study. His interests are in the factors involved in the development of disruptive behavior disorders, parental cognitions regarding service use, issues of comorbidity, and the role of Oppositional Defiant Disorder in the development of affective and behavioral disorders. A recent paper of Jeff's provides further evidence regarding the role of inattention in the development of tobacco use among adolescent boys.