Prof. Elizabeth Lefler

Host institution: Jagilleonian University, Institute of Psychology

Grant category: U.S. Scholar
Project: Childhood Psychopathology: ADHD and Other Mental Health Concerns

Academic year: 2016-2017
Grant start date: February 13, 2017
Grant end date: June 12, 2017

Elizabeth Lefler, PhD is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Northern Iowa, and a licensed and nationally registered clinical psychologist. Dr. Lefler has a BA in psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an MS in clinical psychology from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Lefler earned her PhD in clinical psychology from Oklahoma State University in 2009 after completing a predoctoral internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. She went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship in The Center for Management of ADHD at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

At UNI, Dr. Lefler directs the Psychological Assessment Clinic and serves on the Board for the Women’s and Gender Studies program. Dr. Lefler’s research involves the identification and assessment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in understudied populations, including adults, ethnic minority youth, and girls/women. Recent publications explore ADHD in American Indian children, ADHD prescription medication misuse in college students, and gender differences in functional impairment as related to ADHD symptomatology.

While in Poland, Dr. Lefler will teach courses on ADHD specifically, and childhood psychopathology more generally.