Julia Schechter, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Dr.  is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in child developmental and behavioral disorders. She completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at Emory University, her pre-doctoral clinical internship at Duke University Medical Center, and her post-doctoral fellowship at the Duke ADHD Program.

Clinically, Dr. Schechter specializes in empirically supported assessment and treatment of developmental, psychiatric, and behavioral disorders. She provides a range of clinical services including psychological testing, parent behavior management training, academic skills training for youth and families impacted by ADHD and developmental disorders, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy for individuals with a range of psychiatric conditions, including ADHD, anxiety, and mood disorders.

With regards to research, Dr. Schechter’s work focuses on the role of biological and psychosocial risk factors on the development of childhood disorders. Specifically, she is interested in the interplay between maternal health behaviors and psychological distress during pregnancy on developmental, cognitive, and behavioral outcomes during early childhood. Dr. Schechter is especially interested in identifying early risk factors associated with the development of co-occurring disorders, such as ADHD and autism spectrum disorders. 

Representative Publications

Representative Publication

Schechter JC, Kollins SH.Prenatal Smoke Exposure and ADHD: Advancing the Field.Pediatrics. 2017 Feb;139(2).