NIH Fogarty Global Health
September 2016 — Present
Behavioral treatment is considered a “well established” intervention for childhood ADHD, which impacts 5-10% of children worldwide; however, Latino youth continue to experience mental health disparities related to ADHD identification and service utilization. To remedy this, community-based research focused on effective and feasible implementation of evidence-based, culturally-sensitive ADHD services in real-world settings is needed. During her Fogarty Global Health fellowship in Culiacan, Mexico, Dr. Haack will be pilot-testing a school-based behavioral intervention for children with attention and behavior problems to investigate program feasibility, acceptability, and treatment outcomes in this underserved population. This project also will help inform culturally sensitive guidelines for program implementation with the diverse and rapidly growing global population of Latino youth.