Gerald August, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychology

Gerald August

Contact Info

Office Address:
Gerald August, PhD
Family Social Science
University of Minnesota
284 McNH
1985 Buford Ave
St Paul, MN 55108

Fellowship, University of Iowa (Psychiatric Genetics and Psychiatric Epidemiology), 1979-1981

Doctoral Degree, Purdue University (Developmental-Child Psychology), 1975

Post Doctoral Training, University of Colorado, 1976-79

Training, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Texas Medical Branch, 1981-82


Professional Associations

  • Society for Prevention Research
  • American Psychological Association
  • Society for Research in Child Development


Research Summary/Interests

Over the past 30 years Dr. August has published numerous papers addressing issues of diagnosis and classification, comorbidity, natural history and treatment pertaining to children and adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In recent years, he has expanded his research program to include the prevention of antisocial behavior and drug abuse, where early childhood disruptive behavior is conceptualized as a risk factor. During this period, he has developed and validated an early-age-targeted prevention program 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 Model Program’s Guide Database, and a research-based program by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Dr. August is currently principal investigator on several prevention projects, supported by NIDA and NIMH addressing issues pertaining to the transportability and dissemination of evidence-based revention program to community systems of care. He was recently awarded a Center grant from NIMH to study the adaptation of preventive interventions to fit the needs and preferences of children at risk for serious conduct problems.


Teaching Areas

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Workshops (CAPy)


Clinical Interests

Diagnosis and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder