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Chanelle Gordon, Ph.D.

Chanelle Gordon, Ph.D.


Chanelle Gordon is a Research Scientist in the Child and Family Translational Research Center. Her research focuses on behavioral interventions targeting youth with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and their families, parent-training, and the transition to adulthood.

Dr. Gordon received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of California Berkeley where her work focused on adolescence and investigating which aspects of the parent-child relationship predicted the outcome of girls with ADHD. As a NIMH T32 Predoctoral fellow, she received additional research training on identifying neuro-biological mechanisms underlying mental illness and developing interventions to address these mechanisms. This informed her dissertation, which utilized growth curve modeling to explore the developmental trajectory of executive functioning in young women with ADHD from childhood through early adulthood.  

Dr. Gordon completed her post-doctoral training at SUNY Buffalo where she coordinated a clinical trial exploring the benefits of stimulant medication on the work performance of emerging adults with ADHD (16–25 years old). She also gained additional experience in developing school-based behavioral interventions for youth with ADHD and their parents.

Her current work explores ways to help individuals with ADHD transition into adulthood—with particular focus on improving their success in the workplace. She investigates how parents can support them through this transition in developmentally appropriate ways. In addition, she collaborates with the Brain, Executive Function and Attention Research (B.E.A.R.) Lab on a project using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to explore neural signatures of ADHD in young children. Dr. Gordon is also licensed as a clinical psychologist in Iowa and Nebraska.


University of California, Davis, M.S. (2007-2009)
Child Development, Department of Human Development

University of California, San Francisco, APA (2015-2017)
Predoctoral Clinical Internship (Specialty in Clinical Assessment and Intervention), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D. (2010-2017)
Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology

State University of New York at Buffalo (2017-2019)
Post-doctoral Associate, Department of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology

Selected Publications

Gordon, C.T., Fabiano, G.A, Hulme, K.F., Sodano, S.M., Adragna, M., Lim, R.L., … & Swistek, D. (2020). Efficacy of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate for promoting occupational success in adolescents and young adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. Advanced online publication.

Huefner, J. C., Ringle, J. L., Gordon C., & Tyler. P. (2020). Impact of perception of safety on outcomes in the context of trauma. Children and Youth Services Review, 114. Advanced online publication.

Nicolia, A. C., Fabiano, G. A., & Gordon, C. T. (2020). An investigation of predictors of attendance for fathers in behavioral parent training programs for children with ADHD. Children and Youth Services Review. Advanced online publication.

Gordon, C. & Fabiano, G. (2019). The transition of youth with ADHD into the workforce: Review and future directions. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review. 22(3): 316-347.

Gordon, C. & Hinshaw, S. (2019). Developmental trajectories of executive functions in girls with and without childhood ADHD followed through emerging adulthood. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology. Advanced online publication.

Gordon, C. & Hinshaw, S. (2017). Parenting stress and youth symptoms among girls with and without ADHD. Parenting: Science and Practice.17(1): 11–29.   

Gordon, C. & Hinshaw, S. (2017). Parenting stress as a mediator between childhood ADHD and early adult female outcomes. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. 46(4):588-599