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Steve S. Lee
Ph. D.,
University of California, Berkeley
Primary Area:
Clinical Psychology
1225 Franz Hall
(310) 794-5921
Research and Teaching Interests:

My research uses the principles/methods of developmental psychopathology to understand the etiology of ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders, particularly within the context of longitudinal designs. This work has 3 principle components: (1) Testing gene-environment correlations and interactions for child conduct problems and negative maternal parenting behavior; (2) Identifying predictors of persistence and desistance of child conduct problems, exploring sex differences in antisocial behavior, and developing clinically significant measures of child outcome; and (3) Using translational research strategies to identify strong phenotypes that are impaired across multiple forms of psychopathology.

Representative Publications:

Fenesy, M., & Lee, S. S. (in press). Association of ADHD and executive functioning with childhood depression. Journal of Attention Disorders

Moroney, E., Tung, I., Brammer, W. A., Peris, T. S., & Lee, S. S. (2017). Externalizing outcomes of youth with and without ADHD: Time-varying prediction by parental ADHD and mediated effects. J. Abnormal Child Psychology, 45, 457-470. 

Morgan, J. E., Loo, S. K., & Lee, S. S. (epub ahead of print). Neurocognitive functioning mediates the prospective association of birth weight with youth ADHD symptoms. J. Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. 

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. Pediatrics, 138

Tung, I., & Lee, S. S. (epub ahead of print). Latent trajectories of adolescent antisocial behavior: 5-HTTLR genotype influences sensitivity to perceived parental support. Development and Psychopathology.

McKenzie, M. E., & Lee, S. S. (2015). Cognitive ability and psychopathic traits: Independent and interactive associations with youth conduct problems. J. Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 761-771.

Lee, S. S., & Humphreys, K. L. (2014). Interactive association of dopamine receptor (DRD4) genotype and ADHD on alcohol expectancies in children. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 22, 100-109.

Humphreys, K. L., Katz, S. J., Lee, S. S., Hammen, C. L., Brennan, P. A., & Najma, J. M. (2013). The association of ADHD and depression: mediation by peer problems and parent-child difficulties in two complementary samples. J Abnormal Psychology, 122, 854-867.

Lee, S. S., Humphreys, K. L., Flory, K., Liu, R., & Glass, K. (2011). Prospective association of childhood ADHD and substance use and abuse/dependence: A meta-analytic review. Clinical Psychology Review, 31, 328-341.

Li, J. J., & Lee, S. S. (2010). Latent class analysis of antisocial behavior: Interaction of serotonin transporter genotype and maltreatment. J Abnormal Child Psychology, 38, 789-801.