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Gerald August



284 McNH
1985 Buford Ave
St Paul, MN 55108

Tel: 612-626-4091

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Areas of Interest

Prevention Science
Attention and Behavior Problems
Adolescent Psychiatry
Antisocial Behavior
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Drug Abuse Prevention

Recent News

MinnPost: Gerald August on preventing mental illness and drug abuse

Personalized Mental Health Prevention and Intervention


Ph.D., Developmental-Child Psychology, Purdue University
M.S., Research Methodology, Statistics, and Measurement, Southern Connecticut State University
B.A., Biological Sciences, Central Connecticut State University

Research & Discovery

Over the past 30 years Dr. August has published numerous papers addressing issues of diagnosis and classification, comorbidity, natural history and treatment pertaining to children and adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In recent years, he has expanded his research program to include the prevention of antisocial behavior and drug abuse, where early childhood disruptive behavior is conceptualized as a risk factor. During this period, he has developed and validated an early-age-targeted prevention program that has been recognized as an exemplary drug abuse prevention program by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention’s National Registry of Effective Prevention Programs, a model program by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Model Program’s Guide Database, and a research-based program by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Dr. August is currently principal investigator on several prevention projects, supported by NIDA and NIMH addressing issues pertaining to the transportability and dissemination of evidence-based revention program to community systems of care. He was recently awarded a Center grant from NIMH to study the adaptation of preventive interventions to fit the needs and preferences of children at risk for serious conduct problems.


  1. Gewritz, A., DeGarmo, D., Lee, S.S., & August, G.J. Two-year outcomes of the Early Risers prevention trial with formerly homeless families residing in supportive housing. Journal of Family Psychology, under review.

  2. Piehler, T.F., Bloomquist, M.L., Lee, S.S., & August, G.J. Moderating effects of parental well-being on parenting efficacy outcomes by intervention delivery model of the Early Risers conduct problems prevention program. Journal of Primary Prevention, in press.

  3. August, G.J., Piehler, T.F., & Bloomquist, M.L. Being “SMART” about adolescent conduct problems prevention: Executing a SMART pilot trial in a juvenile diversion agency. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, in press.

  4. Bryer, J. Lee, S., Winters, K.C., August, G.J., & Realmuto, G.M. A longitudinal study of childhood ADHD and substance dependence disorders in early adulthood. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, in press. 

  5. Piehler, T. F., Bloomquist, M.L., August, G.J., Gewirtz, A.H., Lee, S.H., & Lee, W.  Executive functioning as a mediator of conduct problems prevention in children of Homeless families residing in temporary supportive housing: A parallel process latent growth modeling approach, under review.

  6. Hektner, J. M., August, G. J. (2014). A 10-year randomized controlled trial of the Early Risers conduct problems preventive intervention. Journal of Counseling and Consulting Psychology, 82, 355-360.

  7. Bloomquist, M.L., August, G.J., Lee, S.S. Lee, C.Y., Realmuto, G.R., & Klimes-Dougan, B. (2013). Going-to-scale with the Early Risers conduct problems prevention program: Use of a comprehensive implementation support systems to optimize fidelity, participation, and child outcomes. Evaluation and Program Planning, 38, 19-27.

  8. Bloomquist, M.L., August, G.J., Lee, S.S., Piehler, T.F., & Jensen, M. (2011). Parent Participation within community center or in-home outreach delivery models of the Early Risers conduct problems prevention program. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 21, 368-383.

  9. Winters, K.C., Lee, S., Botzet, A.M., Fahnhorst, Realmuto, G.M., & August, G.J. (2011). A Prospective examination of the association of stimulant medication history and drug abuse: Outcomes among community samples of ADHD youth. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 20(4), 314-329.

  10. Lee, S.S., August, G.J., Gewirtz, A.H., Klimes-Dougan, B., Bloomquist, M.L., & Realmuto, G.M. (2010). Identifying unmet mental health needs in children of formerly homeless mothers in a Supportive housing community sector of care. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 38, 421-432.

  11. August, G.J., Gewirtz, A., & Realmuto, G.R. (2010). Moving the field of prevention from Science to service: Integrating evidence-based preventive interventions into community practice through adapted and adaptive models. Applied and Preventive Psychology, 14, 72-85.

  12. Klimes-Dougan, B., August, G.J., Lee, C—Y, S., Realmuto, G.M., Bloomquist, M.L., Horowitz, J.L., & Eisenberg, T.L. (2009). Practitioner and site characteristics that relate to fidelity of Implementation: The Early Risers prevention program in a going-to-scale intervention trial. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 40, 467-475.      

  13. Gewirtz, A.H., DeGarmo, D.S., Plowman, E.J., August, G.J., & Realmuto, G.M. (2009). Parenting, parental mental health, and child functioning in families residing in supportive housing. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 79, 336-347.

  14. Lee, C-Y. S., Anderson, J. R., Horowitz, J.L. & August, G.J. (2009). Family income and parenting: The role of parental depression and social support. Family Relations, 58, 417-430.

  15. Bloomquist, M.L., Horowitz, J.L., August, G.J., Lee, C-Y.S., Realmuto, G.M.,& Klimes-Dougan, B. (2009). Understanding parent participation in a going-to-scale implementation trial of the Early Risers conduct problems prevention program. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 18, 710-718.