David Rabiner

David Rabiner

Research Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Duke University 1987


Dr. Rabiner’s work focuses on violence prevention, ADHD, and interventions to improve academic performance in children with attention difficulties. In the violence prevention area, he is currently working on the GREAT Schools and Families project, a multi-site violence prevention study for middle school students that is funded by the Centers for Disease Control. Other projects include a study of two different computerized interventions for elementary school students with attention difficulties and a study of the misuse and abuse of ADHD medications among college students. He also has long standing interests in improving the quality of care received by children with ADHD and in the relationship between children's social experience and their social cognitive functioning.


Violence prevention, ADHD, academic interventions, children with attention difficulties

Murray, Desiree W., et al. “Investigating teacher and student effects of the Incredible Years Classroom Management Program in early elementary school.Journal of School Psychology, vol. 67, Apr. 2018, pp. 119–33. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jsp.2017.10.004. Full Text

Rowland, Andrew S., et al. “Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Interaction between socioeconomic status and parental history of ADHD determines prevalence.Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines, vol. 59, no. 3, Mar. 2018, pp. 213–22. Epmc, doi:10.1111/jcpp.12775. Full Text

Rabiner, David L., et al. “Attention Problems and Academic Achievement: Do Persistent and Earlier-Emerging Problems Have More Adverse Long-Term Effects?Journal of Attention Disorders, vol. 20, no. 11, Nov. 2016, pp. 946–57. Epmc, doi:10.1177/1087054713507974. Full Text

Rabiner, D. L., et al. “Predicting academic achievement and attainment: The contribution of early academic skills, attention difficulties, and social competence.” School Psychology Review, vol. 45, no. 2, June 2016, pp. 250–67. Scopus, doi:10.17105/SPR45-2.250-267. Full Text

Rowland, Andrew S., et al. “The Prevalence of ADHD in a Population-Based Sample.Journal of Attention Disorders, vol. 19, no. 9, Sept. 2015, pp. 741–54. Epmc, doi:10.1177/1087054713513799. Full Text

Young, Andrea S., and David Rabiner. “Racial/ethnic differences in parent-reported barriers to accessing children's health services.Psychological Services, vol. 12, no. 3, Aug. 2015, pp. 267–73. Epmc, doi:10.1037/a0038701. Full Text

Rabiner, David L. “Stimulant prescription cautions: addressing misuse, diversion and malingering.Current Psychiatry Reports, vol. 15, no. 7, July 2013, p. 375. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s11920-013-0375-2. Full Text

Green, Andrea L., and David L. Rabiner. “What do we really know about ADHD in college students?Neurotherapeutics : The Journal of the American Society for Experimental Neurotherapeutics, vol. 9, no. 3, July 2012, pp. 559–68. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s13311-012-0127-8. Full Text

Murray, D. W., et al. “Teacher Management Practices for 1st Graders with Attention Problems.Journal of Attention Disorders, vol. 15, Nov. 2011, pp. 639–46.

Murray, Desiree W., et al. “Teacher management practices for first graders with attention problems.Journal of Attention Disorders, vol. 15, no. 8, Nov. 2011, pp. 638–45. Epmc, doi:10.1177/1087054710378234. Full Text


Lansford, J. E., et al. “Developmental models of aggression.” Aggression: Psychiatric Assessment and Treatment, 2003, pp. 41–60.

Selected Grants

Improving Math Ability via Primitive Number Sense Training awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2014 to 2015

Effects of Classroom Management Training on Early Learning Skills awarded by Department of Education (Senior Research Scientist). 2009 to 2013

Training in Psychological Intervention Research awarded by National Institutes of Health (Training Faculty). 2006 to 2011

A Randomized Trial of Two Promising Interventions for Students with Attention Problems awarded by Department of Education (Principal Investigator). 2005 to 2009

Non-medical Use of ADHD Medication by College Students awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2005 to 2009

Evaluation Research Study in the Area of Aggression & Interpersonal Youth Violence awarded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Principal Investigator). 1999 to 2006

Promoting Evidence-Based ADHD Treatment in the Community awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2000 to 2005

Enhancing School-Based Services for ADHD Students awarded by National Institute of Mental Health (Co-Principal Investigator). 2003 to 2004

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Enhancement of Multisite Violence Prevention Evaluation Project awarded by Centers for Disease Control (Principal Investigator). 2000 to 2003

Multi-Site Violence Prevention Project: Violence against Women awarded by Centers for Disease Control (Principal Investigator). 1999 to 2003