Eric Willcutt

The research in our lab centers around understanding the nosology of mental disorders across the lifespan, with a specific focus on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities, and comorbidity between ADHD, LD, and other disorders.

Our studies use multiple methods to determine the causes and consequences of these disorders. We apply behavioral and molecular genetic methods to identify genetic and environmental factors that increase susceptibility to these disorders, then use neuropsychological and functional brain imaging techniques to determine how these risk factors are expressed in the brain.

Representative Publications:

1. Willcutt EG, Pennington BF, Olson RK, DeFries JC (2007. )Understanding comorbidity: a twin study of reading disability and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. American journal of medical genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric genetics, 144(6), 709-14. | pubmed abstract |

2. Friedman NP, Haberstick BC, Willcutt EG, Miyake A, Young SE, Corley RP, Hewitt JK. (2007) Greater attention problems during childhood predict poorer executive functioning in late adolescence. Psychological science, 18(10), 893-900. | pubmed abstract |

3. Bidwell LC, Willcutt EG, DeFries JC, Pennington BF. (2007) Testing for neuropsychological endophenotypes in siblings discordant for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Biological psychiatry, 62(9), 991-8. | pubmed abstract |



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Eric Willcutt

Ph.D. 1994
University of Colorado

345 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0345

office: Muenzinger Room D313C
phone: (303) 492-3304
fax: (303) 492-2967