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Lauren Haack

Adjunct Faculty

Part-Time Faculty
Kalmanovitz Hall G55


Lauren Marie Haack, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist whose work focuses on cultural influences to mental health conceptualization, assessment, and treatment, and accessible and culturally appropriate evidence-based services for vulnerable youth and families. In addition to teaching courses at USF since 2013, She serves as Assistant Professor and Attending Psychologist in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Weill Institute for Neurosciences. She is a member of the International Society for Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (ISRCAP), the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), the American Psychological Association (APA), and Psi Chi Honors Society.

After completing her doctoral training in at Marquette University and predoctoral internship at UCSF, specializing in evidence-based psychosocial services for youth with Attention-Deficit, Hyperactivity/Impulsivity (ADHD), she received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows with a project entitled “Culturally Sensitive School-Home Behavioral Program for Latino Children with ADHD” funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). This mixed-method investigation of the Collaborative Life Skills (CLS) program inspired her most recent research endeavor: a National Institute of Health (NIH) Fogarty Global Health fellowship to pilot-test an adapted version CLS (CLS-FUERTE) in Culiacan, Mexico. This project represented the first known effort to implement and evaluate a behavioral school-based program for attention and impulse control in Latin America. Professor Haack and her colleague, Prof. Eva Araujo from the Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa (UAS), have received funding to continue implementation and evaluation of Spanish-language CLS services in ten additional schools across Culiacan, Mexico and San Francisco, California between 2017-2020.

Prof. Haack has received numerous awards, including the R.E. Harris Award for Excellence in Clinical and Research Activities from the UCSF Clinical Psychology Training Program (CPTP), the Reverend John P. Raynor, S.J. Fellowship and Leslie G. & Cecile C. Matthews Scholarship from Marquette University, the Margaret Bernauer Research Award from the Wisconsin Psychological Association (WPA), and the Excellence in Campus Leadership Award from the American Psychological Association for Graduate Students (APAGS). Most recently, her work adapting, implementing, and evaluating school-home behavioral services for Latino youth of Spanish-speaking families were recognized with an ISRCAP Scholarship and a World ADHD Congress Young Scientist Award in 2017.

Research Areas

  • ADHD


  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Marquette University
  • MS, Clinical Psychology, Marquette University
  • BA, Psychology, Clemson University

Awards & Distinctions

  • 6th World Congress on ADHD Young Scientist Award, World Federation of ADHD (2017)

  • International Society for Research on Child and Adolescent Psychology (ISRCAP) Scholarship (2017)

  • R.E. Harris Award for Excellence in Clinical And Research Activities, UCSF Clinical Psychology Training Program (CPTP) (2014)

  • Reverend John P. Raynor, S.J. Fellowship, Marquette University (2011)

  • Leslie G. and Cecile C. Matthews Scholarship, Marquette University (2011)

  • Margaret Bernauer Research Award, Wisconsin Psychological Association (WPA) (2009, 2012)

  • Graduate School Travel Award, Marquette University (2011)

  • Helen Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Travel Fund (2011)

  • Excellence in Campus Leadership Award, American Psychological Association for Graduate Students (APAGS) (2009)

  • Faculty Scholarship Award, Clemson University (2007)

  • Philip Prince Alumni Presidential Scholarship, Clemson University Trustee Scholarship, Clemson University (2004-07)

Selected Publications