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Faraone, Stephen , PhD

Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience & Physiology, SUNY Upstate Medical University


Professor Faraone studies the nature and causes of mental disorders. An author on over 800 journal articles, editorials, chapters and books, he was the 8th highest producer of High Impact Papers in Psychiatry from 1990 to 1999 as determined by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI, Science, 2000, Vol 288, pg 959). In 2005, ISI determined him to be the 2nd highest cited author in the area of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( In 2012 he was the eighth most highly cited researcher in psychiatry and psychology for the preceding decade ( His lifetime H-Index is 155 (as of 8/14


He edits the journal Neuropsychiatric Genetics and is Deputy Editor for the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Biostatistical and Methodology Editor for the Journal of Attention Disorders. He sits on the Editorial Boards of Biological Psychiatry, and the Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry. He heads the adult ADHD education initiative at


In 2002, Dr. Faraone was inducted into the CHADD Hall of Fame in recognition of outstanding achievement in medicine and education research on attention disorders and in 2004 and 2008 he was elected to the Vice Presidency of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics. In 2008, he received the SUNY Upstate President’s Award for Excellence and Leadership in Research. In 2009 he was awarded Alumni Fellow status at the University of Iowa. In 2010 he received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities from the State University of New York. In 2014, Thomson Reuters listed him in "The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds" report for Psychology and Psychiatry.

Specialties: Clinical research in psychiatry, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), clinical trials, genetics, neurobiology, adult ADHD, diagnosis and treatment of ADHD