Steve S. Lee


Ph.D.: University of California, Berkeley
Area Chair: Clinical Psychology
Primary Area: Clinical Psychology
Address: 1225 Franz Hall
Phone: (310) 794-5921

Research and Teaching Interests:

My research uses the principles and methods of developmental psychopathology to understand the origins, development, and outcomes associated with ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders. With a particular focus on longitudinal designs, we aim to: (1) identify risk factors (e.g., trait negative emotionality) for child behavior problems across multiple domains (e.g., family, peer, neuropsychological); (2) elucidate causal mechanisms underlying predictions of negative outcome; and (3) explore sex differences in conduct problems.

Representative Publications:

Stiles, K., Ebbert, A., Luthar, S. S., & Lee, S. S. (in press). When parents seek perfection: Implications for psychological functioning among upper-middle class adolescents. Journal of Child and Family Studies.

Morgan, J. E., Lee, S. S., Mahrer, N., Guardino, C., Davis, E., Shalowitz, M., Ramey, S., & Dunkel Schetter, C. (2020). Prenatal maternal C-reactive protein prospectively predicts child executive functioning at 4-6 years. Advanced online publication, Developmental Psychobiology.

Fenesy, M., Teh, S. E., & Lee, S. S. (2019). Negative parenting moderates the prospective association of ADHD symptoms and youth social problems. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 47, 1583-1597.

Tung, I., Noroña, & Lee, S. S. (2019). Childhood maltreatment affects adolescent sensitivity to parenting and close friendships in predicting growth in externalizing behavior. Development and Psychopathology, 31, 1237-1253

Ra, C., K., Cho, J., Stone, M. D., De La Cerda, J., Goldenson, N. I., Moroney, E., Tung, I., Lee, S. S., & Leventhal, A. M. (2018). High frequency digital media use and occurrence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in mid-adolescence: A longitudinal cohort study. Journal of the American Medical Association, 320, 255-263.

Brammer, W. A., Galan, C. A., Mesri, B., & Lee, S S. (2018). Parental ADHD and depression: Time-varying prediction of offspring externalizing psychopathology. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 47, S137-S149.

Tung, I., Li, J. J., Meza, J. I., Jezior, K. L., Kianmahd, J. S. V., Hentschel, P. G., O’Neil, P., & Lee, S. S. (2016). Patterns of comorbidity among girls with ADHD: A Meta-analysis of co-occurring psychopathology in girls with ADHD. JAMA Pediatrics, 138(4), e20160430