Scott Nathan Compton

Scott Nathan Compton

Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Education & Training

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


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

Chiappini, E. A., et al. “In-Session Involvement in Anxious Youth Receiving CBT with/without Medication.” Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, vol. 42, no. 4, Dec. 2020, pp. 615–26. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s10862-020-09810-x. Full Text

Casline, Elizabeth P., et al. “Negative Life Events as Predictors of Anxiety Outcomes: An Examination of Event Type.J Abnorm Child Psychol, Oct. 2020. Pubmed, doi:10.1007/s10802-020-00711-x. Full Text

Jensen, S., et al. “The Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale's auxiliary items: Long-term outcome.” Journal of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders, vol. 27, Oct. 2020. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.jocrd.2020.100589. Full Text

Cervin, Matti, et al. “The p Factor Consistently Predicts Long-Term Psychiatric and Functional Outcomes in Anxiety-Disordered Youth.J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, Sept. 2020. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2020.08.440. Full Text

Jensen, Sanne, et al. “Distinct trajectories of long-term symptom severity in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder during and after stepped-care treatment.J Child Psychol Psychiatry, vol. 61, no. 9, Sept. 2020, pp. 969–78. Pubmed, doi:10.1111/jcpp.13155. Full Text

Norris, Lesley A., et al. “Person-Centered Profiles Among Treatment-Seeking Children and Adolescents with Anxiety Disorders.J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol, vol. 49, no. 5, Sept. 2020, pp. 626–38. Pubmed, doi:10.1080/15374416.2019.1602839. Full Text

Pistorello, Jacqueline, et al. “A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) Versus Treatment as Usual (TAU) for Suicidal College Students.Arch Suicide Res, Apr. 2020, pp. 1–25. Pubmed, doi:10.1080/13811118.2020.1749742. Full Text

Kagan, Elana R., et al. “Antidepressant Use in a 3- to 12-Year Follow-up of Anxious Youth: Results from the CAMELS Trial.Child Psychiatry Hum Dev, Apr. 2020. Pubmed, doi:10.1007/s10578-020-00983-w. Full Text

O’Rourke, Sarah R., et al. “The Emotional and Behavioral Impact of Delivering Bad News to Virtual versus Real Standardized Patients: A Pilot Study.Teach Learn Med, vol. 32, no. 2, Apr. 2020, pp. 139–49. Pubmed, doi:10.1080/10401334.2019.1652180. Full Text

Cervin, Matti, et al. “Symptom-specific effects of cognitive-behavioral therapy, sertraline, and their combination in a large randomized controlled trial of pediatric anxiety disorders.J Child Psychol Psychiatry, vol. 61, no. 4, Apr. 2020, pp. 492–502. Pubmed, doi:10.1111/jcpp.13124. Full Text


Compton, S. N., et al. “Introduction.” Pediatric Anxiety Disorders, 2019, pp. 3–5. Scopus, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-813004-9.00001-3. Full Text

Villabø, M. A., and S. N. Compton. “Cognitive behavioral therapy.” Pediatric Anxiety Disorders, 2019, pp. 317–34. Scopus, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-813004-9.00015-3. Full Text

Burns, B. J., et al. “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, 2009. Scopus, doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134575.003.0011. Full Text

Compton, S. N., et al. Pediatric anxiety disorders. 2019, pp. 1–551. Scopus, doi:10.1016/C2016-0-04425-X. Full Text

Bushnell, Greta A., et al. “Initial Prescription Medication for Children with Anxiety: Concordance with Evidence.” Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, vol. 24, WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2015, pp. 283–84.

Selected Grants

Novel Approaches to Infant Screening for ASD in Pediatric Primary Care awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2019 to 2024

2/4 Adapting Treatments for Suicidal College Students: A Multisite Trial awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2023

Marcus Foundation Phase II MSC ASD awarded by The Marcus Foundation (Data Manager). 2019 to 2022

Duke Expanded Access Protocol Proposal for the Cord Blood Association Foundation awarded by Cord Blood Association Foundation (Data Analyst). 2020 to 2021

1/4 Adapting Treatments for Suicidal College Students: A Multisite Trial (R01MH116052 at UNR) awarded by University of Nevada, Reno (Principal Investigator). 2020 to 2021

Duke: 3/5-The Autism Biomarkers Consortium DAAC awarded by Yale University (Data Analyst). 2015 to 2020

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