College of Education and Human Development

Family Social Science

Gerald August

Pronouns: he, him, his


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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


Areas of Interest

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

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Research & Discovery

Dr. August has accumulated over 30 years of experience in prevention science research producing a body of work that includes 90+ peer-reviewed scientific articles, 8 NIH-funded research grants (R01, R34) and numerous presentations at national conferences. Currently, he serves as PI on an NIMH-funded P20 developing center grant and T-32 Prevention Science Training Grant. As PI and AC director he will be responsible for the (1) overall direction, integrity, and dissemination of CPPR research, (2) recruitment, hiring, management, and comportment of CPPR personnel, (3) supervision of CPPR operations, and (4) protection of research participants and confidentiality of data. Within the AC, he will be Manager of the Quality Assurance Division. In this capacity, Dr. August will oversee the integrative relationships across the Center Cores to ensure efficient use of resources and progress toward CPPR goals and will serve as chair of the CPPR leadership team.

One of the key roles of the CPPR Director is to represent the mission and disseminate the products of the Center outside the institution. Dr. August will be the primary liaison between the CPPR and NIDA officials, other NIDA Centers of Excellence, and collaborating institutions across the country. He will ensure that the main findings of the CPPR research are presented to as wide an audience as possible, including academic, treatment, policy, and public arenas. Dr. August will be actively engaged in numerous CPPR functions, providing key leadership, mentorship, teaching, and guidance to peers, early career scientists/junior investigators, and graduate students. Dr. August’s role as PI of the P20 CPPR and NIH T32/R01/R34’s uniquely positions him to foster collaboration, to share in the vast resources provided by these elements of the network, and importantly, to integrate key themes and methods from this Center within the larger community of drug abuse prevention scientists.

Recent News

MinnPost: Gerald August on preventing mental illness and drug abuse

Select Publications

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  1. Gewirtz, 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.