Professor, Department of Family Social Science; Executive Director of the Center for Personalized Prevention Research
Gerry’s research and clinical work specializes in the area of disruptive behavior disorders, including attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder (ADHD) and conduct disorder and drug abuse. He has developed and validated an early-age-targeted prevention program, Early Risers “Skills for Success,” that has been recognized as an exemplary drug abuse prevention program by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention’s National Registry of Effective Prevention Programs, a model program by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency, and a research-based program by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Dr. August is principal investigator on an NIMH-funded prevention center that specializes in the personalization of mental health interventions for children. He is currently working on several prevention projects supported by NIMH and NIDA that address issues pertaining to the translation of basic neuroscience research into prevention intervention models.