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Joel T. Nigg, Ph.D.

Professor
Admin Unit: SOM-Psychiatry Department
Phone: 503-418-8498
Mail Code: OP02
Programs:
Behavioral Neuroscience
Research Interests:
Developmental psychopathology and temperament; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and externalizing behavior problems; neuropsychological and cognitive mechanisms in child psychopathology; genetics and epigenetic effects in ADHD; Role of diet and nutrition » Click here for more about Dr. Nigg's research
Preceptor Rotations
Academic Term Available Winter 2014 Yes Spring 2014 Yes Fall 2015 Yes Summer 2015 Yes Fall 2014 Yes
Faculty Mentorship
Dr. Nigg might be available as a mentor for 2013-2014. Dr. Nigg might be available as a mentor for 2014-2015.
Profile

Research

  • Developmental psychopathology and temperament / personality

  • Neuropsychological and cognitive underpinnings of psychopathology

  • Behavioral and molecular genetics of personality/psychopathology

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and externalizing behavior problems 

  • Role of diet and nutrition

Dr. Nigg's research focuses on the underlying mechanisms and causes in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) across the lifespan. The focus is on physiological, neuropsychological, and neuroimaging correlates of ADHD in children. However, studies of genetics, family dynamics, personality and temperament, and environmental toxins of ADHD are also ongoing.