Susan W. White, Ph.D., ABPP
Doddridge Saxon Chairholder in Clinical Psychology
Director, Center for the Prevention of Youth Behavior Problems
Dr. Susan White is the Director of the Center for the Prevention of Youth Behavior Problems at UA, and the Doddridge Saxon Chairholder in Clinical Psychology.
Her research in developmental psychopathology primarily addresses treatment of transdiagnostic processes underlying neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder. She has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and research foundations.
John Lochman, Ph.D., ABAPP
Director Emeritus, Center for the Prevention of Youth Behavior Problems
Dr. John Lochman is a retired Professor and former Doddridge Saxon Chairholder in Clinical Psychology at UA. He was the founding Director of the Center for Prevention of Youth Behavior Problems, and is currently the Interim Director of the Alabama Life Research Institute. He also is an Adjunct Professor at the Duke University Medical Center.
His continuous federal research funding over the past 35 years, and his over 400 publications, have primarily addressed contextual social-cognitive risk factors and intervention research for children with social behavior problems. The school-based and community-based prevention programs he has co-developed and evaluated (Coping Power Program, the Anger Coping Program and Fast Track Program) use cognitive-behavioral, social problem-solving and social skill training approaches with children, and behavioral parent training with parents, and have become recognized as evidence-based programs. Dr. Lochman has been involved in research examining how Coping Power can be adapted for different populations, can be disseminated into real-world settings, and integrated with different treatment components to potentially enhance the intervention effects.
Nicole Powell, Ph.D.
Associate Director; Research Scientist
Nicole Powell holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Child Psychology from the University of Alabama and a Master’s in Public Health degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (Maternal and Child Health specialization).
Her research interests include factors involved in promoting healthy emotional, social, and behavioral development in children. She enjoys spending time with her family and making feeble attempts at running and crossword puzzles.
Bradley White, Ph.D.
Dr. Bradley White is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at UA and a core faculty member in the Center for the Prevention of Youth Behavior Problems. He is a licensed psychologist and holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Florida State University.
Dr. White specializes in developmental psychopathology and clinical science, focusing on the development, impacts, prevention, and treatment of disruptive behavior problems and the promotion of prosocial behavior in community, clinical, and forensic contexts. He is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook on Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology, Consulting Editor of the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and also serves on committees across several professional organizations, including the Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.