Meet Our Directors

Our exceptional directors have cultivated a productive, effective, and innovative team of experts who are all committed to understanding and treating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Jeffrey Newcorn, MD
Medical Director of the Division of ADHD, Learning Disabilities and Related Disorders, System Director of Pediatric Psychopharmacology; Associate Professor Psychiatry and Pediatrics

Dr.  Newcorn is highly regarded for his work focusing on ADHD across the lifespan, aggression in children and adolescents, descriptive psychopathology of child and adolescent disorders, and child and adolescent psychopharmacology. His research and writing span both clinical and translational topics. He has been the primary investigator on a Research Infrastructure Network funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to understand the neurobiology of ADHD. He is the principal investigator or co-investigator on several NIMH-funded grants examining the clinical presentation, neurobiological basis, and treatment of ADHD.

Dr. Newcorn was a member of the steering committee for the MIMH-funded multicenter study Multimodal Treatment of Children with ADHD (MTA). He is a past member of the DSM-IV advisory committees on child and adolescent disorders and disruptive behavior disorders.

A nationally recognized educator, Dr. Newcorn is an editorial board member of several leading child psychiatry and psychology journals. He directs an active clinical trials program and has studied many of the newer pharmacology options for ADHD. He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on these and related subjects. Dr. Newcorn’s recent research utilizes data from clinical, neuropsychological, pharmacogenetic, and fMRI measures to explore clinical and neurobiological bases of differential response to ADHD treatment—with an over-riding goal of ultimately being able to match treatments to individual patient needs.

Ami Norris-Brilliant, PhD
Clinical Director, Pediatric Neuropsychology and the Divison of ADHD, Learning Disabilities and Related Disorders; Assistant Professor Psychiatry

Dr. Norris-Brilliant is a New York State licensed clinical psychologist. She has worked with children, adults, families, educators, and hospitals to better understand the cognitive strengths and weakness of patients, along with corresponding effects on academic achievement or workplace functioning. Dr. Norris-Brilliant has extensive experience assessing both children and adults. In her role as adjunct professor, she has taught psychology and educational psychology. As an author, she has devoted her published works to neuropsychological assessment and ADHD.