Publications

Chacko, A., Scavenius, C. (2017). Bending the curve: Community based behavioral parent training to address ADHD symptoms in the voluntary sector in Denmark. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.(paper)

Chacko, A., Bedard, A., Marks, D., Gopalan, G., Feirsen, N.*, Uderman, J.*, Chimiklis, A.*,Rajwan, E.*, Cornwell, M.*, Anderson, L., Zwilling, A.* & Ramon, M.  (2017). Sequenced neurocognitive and behavioral parent training for the treatment of ADHD in school-age children. Child Neuropsychology. (paper)

Chacko, A., Fabiano, G., Doctoroff, G. & Fortson, B. (2017). Engaging fathers in effective parenting for preschool children using shared book reading: A randomized controlled trial.  Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. (paper)

Chacko, A., Feirsen, N.*, Rajwan, E.*, Wymbs, B.T, & Wymbs, F.A. (2017). Distinguishing never-attenders, dropouts, and completers to behavioral parent training: The importance of parental cognitions. Journal of Child and Family Studies., 26, 950-960(paper)

Gopalan, G., Bornheimer, L. A., Acri, M., Winters, A., O’Brien, K., Chacko, A., & McKay, M. (2017). Multiple family group service delivery model for children with disruptive behavior disorders: Impact on caregiver stress and depressive symptoms. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. (paper)

Gopalan, G., Bornheimer, L. A., Acri, M., Winters, A., O’Brien, K., Chacko, A., & McKay, M. (2017). Multiple family group service delivery model for children with disruptive behavior disorders: Impact on caregiver stress and depressive symptoms. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. (paper)

Chacko, A., Isham, A., Cleek, A., & Mckay, M. (2016). Using mobile health technology to improve homework implementation in evidence-based parenting intervention for disruptive behavior disorders in youth. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 2, 1-11.(paper)

Chacko, A., Jensen, S., Lowry, L.S., Cornwell, M.*, Chimiklis, A.*, Chan, E. +, Lee, D.#, & Pulgarin, B.# (2016). Engagement in Behavioral Parent Training: Review of the literature and implications for practice. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 19, 204-215(paper)

Gopalan, G., Small, L., Fuss, A., Bowman, M., Jackson, J., Marcus, S., Chacko, A. (2015). Multiple Family Groups to reduce child disruptive behavior difficulties: Moderating effects of child welfare status on child outcomes. Child Abuse & Neglect, 46, 207-219(paper)

Fienup, D.M., Reyes-Giordano, K., Wolosik, K., Aghjayan, A., & Chacko, A. (2015). Brief experimental analysis of reading deficits for children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Behavior Modification, 39, 191-214(paper)

Chacko, A., Gopalan, G., Franco, L., Dean-Assael, K., Jackson, J., Marcus, S., Hoagwood, K., & McKay, M. (2015). Multiple-Family Group service delivery model for the children with disruptive behavior disorders. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 23, 67-77(paper)

Newcorn, J.H., Ivanov, I., & Chacko, A. (2015). Recent progress in psychosocial and psychopharmacological treatments for ADHD. Current Opinions in Psychiatry, 2, 14-27(book chapter) 

Chacko, A., Feirsen, N.*, Rajwan, E. *, Zwilling, A.*, Pelham, W.E., & Kapalka, G.M. (2015). Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. In G. Kalpalka (Ed), Disruptive Behavior Disorders (pp.71-98). Routledge.(book chapter)

Newcorn, JH, Ivanov, I, Chacko, A & Javdani, S. (2015). Aggression and Violence. In: M. Dulcan (ed.) Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 5th Edition (pp.603-620). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press Publishing. (book chapter)

Chacko, A., Alan, C.,Uderman, J.*, Cornwell, M.*, Anderson, L.* & Chimiklis, A. *(2015). Training parents of children with ADHD. In R. Barkley (Ed), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment (4th edition) (pp. 513-536). New York, NY: Guilford Press. (book chapter)

Fabiano, G., Schatz, N., Aloe, A., Chacko, A., & Chronis-Tuscano, A. (2015). A review of ADHD meta-analyses of behavioral treatment: Systematic synthesis and interpretation. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review(paper)

Gopalan, G., Chacko, A., Franco, L., Dean-Assael, K., Rotko, L., Marcus, S., Hoagwood, K., & McKay, M. (2015). Randomized clinical trial of Multiple Family Group service model for children with disruptive behavior disorders: Child outcomes at 6 month follow-up. Journal of Child and Family Studies(paper)

Helseth, S.A., Waschbusch, D.A., Gnagy, E.M., Onyango, A.N., Nichols-Lopez, K., Burrows-MacLean, L., Fabiano, G.A., Coles, E.K., Chacko, A., Wymbs, B.T., Walker, K.S., Wymbs, F., Garefino, A., Massetti, G.M., Robb, J., Hoffman, M.T., Pelham, W.E. (2015). Effects of behavioral and pharmacological therapies on peer reinforcement of deviancy in children with ADHD. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. (paper)

Fienup, D.M., Reyes-Giordano, K., Wolosik, K., Aghjayan, A., & Chacko, A. (2015). Brief experimental analysis of reading deficits for children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Behavior Modification.(paper)

Chacko, A., Kofler, M., & Jarrett, M. (2014). Improving outcomes for youth with ADHD: Conceptual framework for combined neurocognitive and skill-based treatment approaches. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 17, 368-384. DOI: 10.1007/s10567-014-0171-5 (paper)

Chacko, A., Gopalan, G., Franco, L., Dean-Assael, K., Jackson, J., Marcus, S., Hoagwood, K., & McKay, M. (2014). Multiple-Family Group service delivery model for the children with disruptive behavior disorders. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. DOI:10.1177/1063426614532690 (paper)

Goodwin, R.D., Hottinger, K., Pena, L., Chacko, A., Feldman, J. Wamboldt, M.Z., & Hoven, C. (2014). Asthma and mental health among youth in high risk service settings. Journal of Asthma, 51, 639-644. (paper)

Rajwan, E.*, Chacko, A., Wymbs, B.T. & Wymbs, F.A. (2014). Evaluating clinically significant change in parent and child functioning: Comparison of traditional and enhanced behavioral parent training. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 42, 1407-1412. DOI: 10.1007/s10802-014-9877-6 (paper)

Pelham, W.E., Burrows-MacLean, L., Gnagy, E.M., Fabiano, G.A., Coles, E.K., Wymbs, B.T., Chacko, A., Walker, K.S., Wymbs, F., Garefino, A., Hoffman, M.G., Waxmonsky, J.G., & Waschbusch, D.A. (2014). A dose-ranging study of behavioral and pharmacological treatment for children with ADHD. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 42, 1019-1031. (paper)

Curchak, J.T.*, Chacko, A., & Halperin, J. (2014). Sensitivity, specificity, and diagnostic utility of DSM-IV ADHD symptoms at two points in time: Preschool versus school-age. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 42, 993-1004. (paper)

Gopalan, G., Franco, L., Dean-Assael, K., McGuire-Schwartz, M., Chacko, A., & McKay, M. (2014). Statewide implementation of the 4 Rs and 2 Ss for strengthening families. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, 11, 84-96. (paper)

Chacko, A., Bedard, A., Marks, D., Feirsen, N.*, Uderman, J.*, Chimiklis, A.*, Rajwan, E.*, Cornwell, M.*, Anderson, L., Zwilling, A.* & Ramon, M. (2014). A randomized clinical trial of Cogmed Working Memory Training in school-age children with ADHD: A replication in a diverse sample using a control condition. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 55, 247-255. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12146 (paper)

Chacko, A., Uderman, J.*, & Zwilling, A.* (2013). Lessons learned in enhancing behavioral parent training for high-risk families of youth with ADHD. The ADHD Report, 6-16.(paper)

Chacko, A., Uderman, J.*, Feirsen, N.*, Bedard, A., & Marks, D. (2013). Learning and Cognitive Disorders:  Multidiscipline treatment approaches. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 22, 457-477 (paper)

Chronis-Tuscano, A.M., Chacko, A., & Barkley, R. (2013). Key Issues Relevant to the Efficacy of Behavioral Treatment for ADHD: A Response to the Sonuga-Barke et al. Meta-Analysis of Non-Pharmacological Treatments for ADHD. American Journal of Psychiatry, 170, 799. (paper)

Chacko, A., Anderson, L.*, Wymbs, B.T., & Wymbs, F.A. (2013). Parent-endorsed reasons for not completing homework in group-based behavioral parent training for high-risk families of youth with ADHD. Behaviour Change, 30, 262-272. (paper)

Chacko, A. Feirsen, N.*, Marks, D., Bedard, A.C., Uderman, J.*, & Chimiklis, A.* (2013). Cogmed working memory training for youth with ADHD: A closer examination of efficacy utilizing evidence-based criteria. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 42, 769-783. doi:10.1080/15374416.2013.787622 (paper)

Halperin, J., Marks, D.J., Bedard, A.C., Chacko, A., Curchak, J.T., Yoon, C.A., & Healey, D.M. (2013). Training executive, attention and motor skills (TEAMS): A proof-of-concept study in preschool children with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 17, 711-721. DOI: 10.1177/1087054711435681 (paper)

Chacko, A., Anderson, L.*, & Rajwan, E. * (2012). A Developmental Perspective on Behavioral Indicators of Early Onset Disruptive Behavior Disorders. In C. Thomas & K Pope (Eds). The Origins of Antisocial Behavior: A Developmental Perspective (pp. 89-114). New York: Oxford University Press. (book chapter)

Rajwan, E.*, Chacko, A., & Moeller, M.# (2012). Non-pharmacological intervention for preschool ADHD: State of the evidence and implications for practice.  Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 43, 520-526. doi: 10.1037/a0028812 (paper)

Chacko, A., Wymbs, B.T., Chimiklis, A.*, Wymbs, F.A., & Pelham, W.E. (2012). Evaluating a comprehensive strategy to improve engagement to group-based behavioral parent training for high-risk families of children with ADHD. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 40, 1351-1362. doi: 10.1007/s10802-012-9666-z (paper)

Frazier, S. L., Chacko, A., Van Gessel, C., O'Boyle, C., & Pelham, W. E. (2012). The summer treatment program meets the south side of Chicago: Bridging science and service in urban after-school programs. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 17, 86-92.(paper)

Mckay, M., Gopalan, G., Franco, L., Dean-Assael, K., Chacko, A., Jackson, J.M., & Fuss, A. (2011).  A collaboratively designed child mental health service model: Multiple Family Groups for urban children with conduct difficulties. Research on Social Work Practice, 21, 664-674.(paper)

Gopalan, G., Dean-Assael, K., Klingenstein, K., Chacko, A., & McKay, M. (2011).  Caregiver depression and youth disruptive behavior difficulties   Social Work in Mental Health. 9(1), 56-70. (paper)

Nadeem, E., Maslak, K., Chacko, A., & Hoagwood, K..E. (2010). Aligning Research and Policy on Social-Emotional and Academic Competence for Young Children. Early Education & Development, 21, 765-779. (paper)

Chacko, A., Newcorn, J., Feirsen, N.*, & Uderman, J.* (2010). Improving medication adherence in chronic pediatric health conditions: A focus on ADHD in youth. Current Pharmaceutical Design, 16, 2416-2423. (paper)

Marks, D.J., Trampush, J., & Chacko, A. (2010). Child and Adolescent ADHD. In S.H. Hunter & J. Donders (Eds)., Principles and Practice of Lifespan Developmental Neuropsychology (pp 83-96). Cambridge University Press. (paper)

Newcorn, JH, Ivanov, I, Markella, M, Schulz, K, Chacko, A and Halperin, JM (2009). Aggression. In: M. Dulcan (ed.) Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 4rd Edition (pp. 328-52). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press Publishing. (paper)

Bannon, W.M., McKay, M.M., Chacko, A., Rodriguez. J. & Cavaleri, M. (2009). Cultural pride reinforcement: A racial socialization construct protective for urban African American youth anxiety. Families in Society, 90(1), 79-86. (paper)

Chacko, A., Wakschlag, L.., Hill, C. Danis, B., & Espy, K. (2009). Viewing preschool disruptive behavior and ADHD through a developmental lens: What we know and what we need to know. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 18, 627-643. (paper)

Fabiano, G.A., Chacko, A., Pelham, W.E., Robb, J., Walker, K.S., Arnold, F., Sastry, A., Flammer, L., Keenan, J.K., Visweswaraiah, H., Shulman, S., Herbst, L., Pirvics, L. (2009). A Comparison of Behavioral Parent Training Programs for Fathers of Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Behavior Therapy, 40, 190-204. (paper)

Chacko, A., Wymbs, B.T., Arnold, F.W., Pelham, W.E., Swanger-Gagne, M., Girio, E.L., Pirvics, L., Herbst, L., Guzzo, J.L., Phillips, C., & O’Connor, B. (2009). Enhancing traditional behavioral parent training for single-mothers of children with ADHD. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 38, 206-218. (paper)

Marks, D. J., Mlodnicka, A., Bernstein, M., Chacko, A., Rose, S., & Halperin, J. M. (2009). Profiles of service utilization and associated economic morbidity in preschool children with ADHD. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 34(6), 681-689. (paper)

Waxmonsky, J., Pelham, W.E., Cummings, M.R., Gnagy, E.M., O’Connor, B., Majumdar, A., Verley, J., Hoffman, M.T., Massetti, G.M., Burrows-Maclean, L., Fabiano, G.A., Chacko, A., Arnold, F.W., Walker, K.S., Garefino, A.S., & Robb, J.A. (2008). The efficacy and tolerability of methylphenidate and behavior modification in ADHD and severe mood dysregulation. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 6, 573-588. (paper)

Chacko, A., Wymbs, B.T., Flammer-Rivera, L., Pelham, W.E., Walker, K.S., Arnold, F., Visweswaraiah, H., Swanger-Gagne, M., Girio, E., Pirvics, l., & Herbst, L., (2008). A pilot study of the feasibility and efficacy of the Strategies to Enhance Positive Parenting program for single mothers of children with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders,12 (3), 270-280.  (paper)

Fabiano, G.A., Pelham, W.E., Gnagy, E.M., Burrows-MacLean, L., Coles, E.L., Chacko, A., Wymbs, B.T., Walker, K.S., Arnold, F.W., Garefino, A., Keenan, J.K., Onyango, A., Hoffman, M.T., Massetti, G.M., & Robb, J. (2007). The single and combined effects of multiple intensities of behavior modification and methylphenidate for children with ADHD in a classroom setting. School Psychology Review, 36, 195-216. (paper)

Jensen, S.A., Fabiano, G.A., Lopez-Williams, A., & Chacko, A, (2006). The reading grade level of common measures in child and adolescent clinical psychology.  Psychological Assessment, 18, 346-352. (paper)

Williams-Lopez, A., Chacko, A., Wymbs, B.T., Onyango, A., Fabiano, G.A., Seymour, K., Chronis, A.M., Pelham, W.E., & Morris, T. (2005). Athletic performance and social behavior as predictors of peer acceptance in children diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 13, 173-180. (paper)

Pelham, W.E., Burrows-MacLean, L., Gnagy, E.M., Fabiano, G.A., Coles, E.K., Tresco, K.E., Chacko, A., Wymbs, B.T., Wienke, A.L., Walker, K.S., & Hoffman, M.T. (2005). Transdermal methylphenidate, behavioral, and combined treatment for children with ADHD. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 13, 111-126. (paper)

Coles, E.K., Pelham, W.E., Gnagy, E.M., Burrows-MacLean, L., Fabiano, G.A., Chacko, A., Wymbs, B.T., Tresco, K.T., Walker, K.S., Robb, J.A.  (2005) A controlled evaluation of behavioral treatment with children with ADHD attending a summer treatment program.  Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorder, 13, 99-112. (paper)

Chacko, A., Pelham, W.E., Gnagy, E.M., Greiner, A., Vallano, G., Bukstein, O., & Rancurello, M . (2005) Stimulant medication effects in a summer treatment program among young children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 44, 249-257. (paper)

Pelham, W.E., Chacko, A., & Wymbs, B.T. (2004).Diagnostic and assessment issues of ADHD in the young child.  In R. DelCarmen-Wiggins & A. Carter (Eds.), Handbook of infant, toddler, and preschool mental health assessment (pp. 399-420). New York: Oxford Press. (paper)

Chronis, A.M., Fabiano, G.A., Gnagy, E.M., Onyango, A.N., Pelham, W.E., William, A., Chacko, A., Wymbs, B.T., & Seymour, K.E. (2004). An evaluation of the Summer Treatment Program for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder using a treatment withdrawal design. Behavior Therapy, 35, 561 -585. (paper)

Chronis, A.M., Chacko, A., Fabiano, G.A., Wymbs, B.T., & Pelham, W.E. (2004). Enhancements to the behavioral parent training paradigm for families of children with ADHD: Review and future directions. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 7, 1-27. (paper)

Chacko, A., Fabiano, G.A., Williams, A., & Pelham, W.E. (2001). Comprehensive treatments for children with ADHD.  In B. T. Rogers, T. R. Montgomery, T. M. Locke, and P. J. Accardo (Eds.). Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: The Clinical Spectrum (Volume 5, pp. 147-174). Timonium, MD: York Press. (paper)

Williams, A., Chacko, A., Fabiano, G.A., & Pelham, W.E. (2001). Behavioral treatments for children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Primary Psychiatry, 8, 67-72. (paper)