Graduate Studies Faculty
Joel T. Nigg, Ph.D.
Research Interests:Developmental psychopathology and temperament; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and externalizing behavior problems; neuropsychological and cognitive mechanisms in child psychopathology; genetic and epigenetic effects in ADHD; Role of diet and nutrition, role of chemical toxicants, in ADHD; developmental change in neural and psychological processes in self regulation, self control, and ADHD » Click here for more about Dr. Nigg's research » PubMed Listing
Preceptor RotationsAcademic Term Available Summer 2016 No Fall 2016 No Winter 2016 No Spring 2016 No
Faculty MentorshipDr. Nigg is not available as a mentor for 2016-2017.
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.