Scott Nathan Compton

Scott Nathan Compton

Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Nevada at Reno 1998


Anxiety disorders, cognitive-behavioral therapy, children and adolescents, trichotillomania

Bushnell, GA, Gaynes, BN, Compton, SN, Dusetzina, SB, Brookhart, MA, and Stürmer, T. "Incidence of mental health hospitalizations, treated self-harm, and emergency room visits following new anxiety disorder diagnoses in privately insured U.S. children." Depression and Anxiety 36.2 (February 2019): 179-189. Full Text

Carpenter, KLH, Baranek, GT, Copeland, WE, Compton, S, Zucker, N, Dawson, G, and Egger, HL. "Sensory Over-Responsivity: An Early Risk Factor for Anxiety and Behavioral Challenges in Young Children." Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology (December 19, 2018). Full Text

Gonzalez, A, Rozenman, M, Langley, AK, Kendall, PC, Ginsburg, GS, Compton, S, Walkup, JT, Birmaher, B, Albano, AM, and Piacentini, J. "Correction to: Social Interpretation Bias in Children and Adolescents with Anxiety Disorders: Psychometric Examination of the Self-report of Ambiguous Social Situations for Youth (SASSY) Scale (Child & Youth Care Forum, (2017), 46, 3, (395-412), 10.1007/s10566-016-9381-y)." Child and Youth Care Forum 47.5 (October 1, 2018): 769-770. Full Text

Villabø, MA, Narayanan, M, Compton, SN, Kendall, PC, and Neumer, S-P. "Cognitive-behavioral therapy for youth anxiety: An effectiveness evaluation in community practice." Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 86.9 (September 2018): 751-764. Full Text

Swan, AJ, Kendall, PC, Olino, T, Ginsburg, G, Keeton, C, Compton, S, Piacentini, J, Peris, T, Sakolsky, D, Birmaher, B, and Albano, AM. "Results from the Child/Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Longitudinal Study (CAMELS): Functional outcomes." Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 86.9 (September 2018): 738-750. Full Text

Ginsburg, GS, Becker-Haimes, EM, Keeton, C, Kendall, PC, Iyengar, S, Sakolsky, D, Albano, AM, Peris, T, Compton, SN, and Piacentini, J. "Results From the Child/Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Extended Long-Term Study (CAMELS): Primary Anxiety Outcomes." Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 57.7 (July 2018): 471-480. Full Text

Kiff, CJ, Ernestus, S, Gonzalez, A, Kendall, PC, Albano, AM, Compton, SN, Birmaher, B, Ginsburg, GS, Rynn, M, Walkup, JT, McCracken, J, and Piacentini, J. "The Interplay of Familial and Individual Risk in Predicting Clinical Improvements in Pediatric Anxiety Disorders." Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology : the Official Journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53 (June 7, 2018): 1-13. Full Text

Bushnell, GA, Brookhart, MA, Gaynes, BN, Compton, SN, Dusetzina, SB, and Stürmer, T. "Examining Parental Medication Adherence as a Predictor of Child Medication Adherence in Pediatric Anxiety Disorders." Medical Care 56.6 (June 2018): 510-519. Full Text

Palitz, SA, Caporino, NE, McGuire, JF, Piacentini, J, Albano, AM, Birmaher, B, Walkup, JT, Compton, SN, Ginsburg, GS, and Kendall, PC. "Defining Treatment Response and Remission in Youth Anxiety: A Signal Detection Analysis With the Multidimensional Anxiety Scale for Children." Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 57.6 (June 2018): 418-427. Full Text

Selles, RR, Franklin, M, Sapyta, J, Compton, SN, Tommet, D, Jones, RN, Garcia, A, and Freeman, J. "Children's and Parents' Ability to Tolerate Child Distress: Impact on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Pediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder." Child Psychiatry and Human Development 49.2 (April 2018): 308-316. Full Text


Burns, BJ, Compton, SN, Egger, HL, Fanner, EMZ, and Robertson, EB. "An Annotated Bibliography of Evidence for Diagnostic-Specific Psychosocial and Psychopharmacological Interventions." Community Treatment for Youth: Evidence-Based Interventions for Severe Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. January 1, 2009. Full Text

Bushnell, GA, Dusetzina, SB, Gaynes, BN, Compton, SN, White, AD, and Stuermer, T. "Initial Prescription Medication for Children with Anxiety: Concordance with Evidence." September 2015.

Skarphedinsson, G, Weidle, B, Thomsen, PH, Compton, SN, Dahl, K, Torp, NC, Nissen, JB, Melin, KH, Hybel, K, Valderhaug, R, Wentzel-Larsen, T, and Ivarsson, T. "Continued cognitive-behavior therapy versus sertraline for children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder that were non-responders to cognitive-behavior therapy: Treatment outcome and moderator analysis." June 2015.

Selected Grants

NBI-98854 Follow up awarded by Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2020

Evaluating the impact of an emotion regulation intervention on emotion perception awarded by National Institutes of Health (Collaborator). 2018 to 2020

A Phase 2b, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled awarded by Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2019

Duke: 3/5-The Autism Biomarkers Consortium DAAC awarded by Yale University (Data Analyst). 2015 to 2019

mSMART: Mobile App based Personalized Solutions and Tools for Medication Adherence of Rx Pills awarded by Intelligent Automation Inc. (Biostatistician). 2014 to 2019

Evaluating a Novel Method of Generalizing Emotion Regulation awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2012 to 2017

5/6 Child/Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Extended Long-term Study (CAMELS) awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2010 to 2015

Statistics and Methodology in Clinical Trials awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2007 to 2013

CAMS - Professional Service To de-identify clinical trials data awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2010

Treatment of Adolescent Suicide Attempts (TASA) awarded by National Institutes of Health (Project Coordinator). 2002 to 2009