Developmental Psychopathology, Conduct Problems, Comorbidity


Dr. Drabick is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Temple University. Dr. Drabick’s expertise is broadly in developmental psychopathology, and more specifically in youth externalizing problems. Her work includes such areas as risk and resilience, co-occurring psychological conditions, contextual influences, and intervention. She has published articles related to most childhood conditions, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, and depression. Dr. Drabick is particularly interested in assessment of neurodevelopmental processes that may predict treatment outcomes and using advanced statistical techniques to understand the development of co-occurring psychological conditions. Her work has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, American Psychological Foundation, and PA Department of Health.

Dr. Drabick teaches a range of foundational and upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses related to clinical and developmental psychology. She has mentored many graduate and undergraduate students, who present their work at important conferences, publish empirical and conceptual papers, procure external funding, and obtain outstanding positions in a variety of medical and university settings. Dr. Drabick is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and has also been an advisor to DSM-5 Workgroups and the APA Taskforce for children’s mental health. Dr. Drabick is a member of the National Institute of Health’s Center for Scientific Review Brain Disorders, Language, Communication, and Related Neurosciences Study Section, and on the Editorial Boards of Behavior Therapy and Research on Child and Adolescent Psychology. Dr. Drabick has served on more than 200 student defenses and has been awarded the Lindback Foundation Teaching Award, College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Teaching Award, and Excellence in Mentoring Awards by Temple University.

Curriculum Vitae


Selected Publications

  • Drabick, D.A.†, Jakubovic, R.J.*, Everett, V.S.*, Friedman, A.L.*, Emory, G.O.*, & Kalchthaler, F. B.* (2021). Conduct problems among children in low-income, urban neighborhoods: A developmental psychopathology- and RDoC-informed approach. Development and Psychopathology, 33(5), 1864-1881.
  • Lamar, M., Drabick, D.A., Boots, E.A., Agarwal, P., Emrani, S., Delano-Wood, L., Bondi, M.S., Barnes, L.L., & Libon, D.J. (2021). Latent profile analysis of cognition in a non-demented diverse cohort: A focus on modifiable cardiovascular and lifestyle factors. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 82, 1833-1846.
  • Drabick, D.A.†, Jakubovic, R.*, Myerberg, L.*, Hardeman, J.*, Nachman, S., & Gadow, K.D. (2021). Family contextual factors are differentially associated with depressive symptoms among boys and girls with Perinatally Acquired HIV. AIDS and Behavior, 25, 259-268.
  • Jakubovic, R.*, & Drabick, D.A.† (2020). Community violence exposure and youth aggression: The moderating role of working memory. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 48, 1471-1484.
  • De Los Reyes, A., Drabick, D.A., Makol, B.A.**, & Jakubovic, R.* (2020). Introduction to the Special Section: The Research Domain Criteria’s units of analysis and cross-unit correspondence in youth mental health research. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 49, 279-296.
  • Hackett, K.**, Mis, R.**, Drabick, D.A., & Giovannetti, T. (2020). Informant reporting in mild cognitive impairment: Sources of discrepancy on the Functional Activities Questionnaire. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 26, 503-514.
  • Osigwe, I.*, Gadow, K.D., Nachman, S., & Drabick, D.A.† (2020). Symptom profiles of CD and ODD among youth with perinatally-acquired HIV. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 45, 72-80.
  • Myerberg, L.*, Rabinowitz, J.A., Reynolds, M.D., & Drabick, D.A.† (2019). Does negative emotional reactivity moderate the relation between contextual cohesion and adolescent well-being? Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 48, 2179-2189. 
  • Mis, R.**, Devlin, K.N.**, Drabick, D.A.G., & Giovannetti, T. (2019). Heterogeneity of informant-reported functional performance in Mild Cognitive Impairment: A latent profile analysis of the Functional Activities Questionnaire. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 68, 1611-1624.
  • Rabinowitz, J.A.*, Osigwe, I.*, Drabick, D.A.†, Nachman, S., & Gadow, K.D. (2019). Profiles of caregiving behaviors among children and adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV. AIDS Care, 31, 737-745.
  • De Los Reyes, A., Lerner, M., Keeley, L.**, Weber, R.**, Drabick, D.A., Rabinowitz, J.A.*, & Goodman, K. (2019). Improving interpretability of subjective assessments about psychological phenomena: A review and cross-cultural meta-analysis. Review of General Psychology, 23, 293-319.
  • Rabinowitz, J.A.*, Drabick, D. A.†, Packard, J.*, & Reynolds, M. D. (2019). Do profiles of adolescent temperament differ on family processes and adult internalizing and externalizing symptoms? Journal of Child and Family Studies, 28, 457-467.
  • Price, J.*, Drabick, D.A.†, & Ridenour, T. (2019). Association with deviant peers across adolescence: Subtypes, developmental patterns, and long-term outcomes. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 48, 238-249.
  • Rabinowitz, J.*, Osigwe, I.*, Byrne, A.*, Drabick, D.A.†, & Reynolds, M.D. (2018). Father- and youth-reported family affective expression differentially predicts youth internalizing and externalizing symptoms. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 47, S264-S267.
  • Rabinowitz, J.*, & Drabick, D.A.G. (2017). Do children fare for better and for worse? Associations among child features and parenting with child competence and symptoms. Developmental Review, 45, 1-30.
  • Burgers, D.*, & Drabick, D.A.† (2016). Community violence exposure and generalized anxiety symptoms: Does executive functioning serve a moderating role among low income, urban youth? Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 44, 1543-1557.
  • Rabinowitz, J.A.*, Drabick, D.A.G.†, & Reynolds, M.D. (2016). Family conflict moderates the relation between negative mood and youth internalizing and externalizing symptoms. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25, 3574-3583.
  • Rabinowitz, J.A.*, Osigwe, I.J.*, Drabick, D.A.G.†, & Reynolds, M.D. (2016). Negative emotional reactivity moderates the relation between family cohesion and internalizing and externalizing symptoms in adolescence. Journal of Adolescence, 53, 116-126.
  • Rabinowitz, J.*, Drabick, D.A.†, Reynolds, M., Clark, D., & Olino, T. (2016). Child temperamental flexibility moderates the relation between positive parenting and adolescent adjustment. Journal of Applied Development Psychology, 43, 43-53.
  • Chen, D.*, Drabick, D.A.†, & Burgers, D*. (2015). A developmental perspective on peer rejection, deviant peer affiliation, and conduct problems among youth. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 46, 823-838.
  • De Los Reyes, A., Augenstein, T.M.**, Wang, M., Thomas S.A.**, Drabick, D.A., Burgers, D.E.*, & Rabinowitz, J.* (2015). The validity of the multi-informant approach to assessing child and adolescent mental health. Psychological Bulletin, 141, 858-900.
  • Steinberg, E.*, & Drabick, D.A.† (2015). A developmental psychopathology perspective on ADHD and comorbid conditions: The role of emotion regulation. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 46, 951-966.
  • Loth, A., Drabick, D.A., Leibenluft, E., & Hulvershorn, L. (2014). Do childhood externalizing eating disorders predict adult depression? A meta-analysis. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 42, 1103- 1113.
  • Potter, C.M.**, Drabick, D.A., & Heimberg, R.G. (2014). Panic symptom profiles in social anxiety disorder: A person-centered approach. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 56, 53-59.
  • Hampton, A.*, Drabick, D.A.†, & Steinberg, L. (2014). Does IQ moderate the relation between psychopathy and juvenile offending? Law and Human Behavior, 38, 23-33.
  • Iampietro, M.**, Giovannetti, T., Drabick, D.A., & Kessler, R.** (2012). Empirically defined patterns of executive function deficits in schizophrenia and their relation to everyday functioning: A person-centered approach. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 26, 1166-1185.
  • Drabick, D.A., & Gadow, K.D. (2012). Deconstructing oppositional defiant disorder: Clinic-based evidence for an anger/irritability phenotype. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 51, 384-393.
  • Gadow, K.D., & Drabick, D.A. (2012). Anger and irritability symptoms among youth with ODD: Cross-informant versus informant-exclusive syndromes. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 40, 1073-1085.
  • Gadow, K.D., & Drabick, D.A. (2012). Symptoms of autism and schizophrenia spectrum disorders in clinically referred youth with oppositional defiant disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33, 1157-1168.
  • Hershenberg, R.**, Drabick, D.A., & Vivian, D. (2012). How can graduate training programs bridge the clinical practice and research gap? Psychotherapy, 49, 123-134.
  • Teachman, B., Drabick, D.A., Hershenberg, R.**, Vivian, D., Wolfe, B.E., & Goldfried, M.R. (2012). Bridging the gap between clinical research and clinical practice. Psychotherapy, 49, 97-100.
  • Xie, H., Drabick, D.A., & Chen, D.* (2011). Developmental trajectories of aggression from late childhood through adolescence: Differential correlates and outcomes across gender. Aggressive Behavior, 37, 387-404.
  • Drabick, D.A.†, Bubier, J.*, Chen, D.*, Price, J.*, & Lanza, H.I.* (2011). Source-specific oppositional defiant disorder among inner-city children: Prospective prediction and moderation. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 40, 23-35.
  • Lanza, H.I.*, & Drabick, D.A.† (2011). Family routine moderates the relation between child impulsivity and oppositional defiant disorder symptoms. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 39, 83-94.
  • Drabick, D.A., & Kendall, P.C. (2010). Developmental psychopathology and the diagnosis of mental health problems among youth. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 17, 272-280.
  • Drabick, D.A., Ollendick, T.H., & Bubier, J.* (2010). Co-occurring ODD and anxiety: Shared risk processes and evidence for a dual-pathway model. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 17, 307-318.
  • Drabick, D.A., & Baugh, D. (2010). A community-based approach to preventing youth violence: What can we can learn from the playground? Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 4, 189-196.
  • Carpenter, J.*, & Drabick, D.A. (2011). Co-occurrence of linguistic and behavioral difficulties in childhood: A developmental psychopathology perspective. Early Child Development and Care, 181, 1021-1045.
  • Kendall, P.C., & Drabick, D.A. (2010). Problems for the book of problems? Diagnosing mental health disorders among youth. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 17, 265-271.
  • Bubier, J.*, & Drabick, D.A. (2009). Co-occurring anxiety and disruptive behavior disorders: The roles of anxious symptoms,reactive aggression, and shared risk processes. Clinical Psychology Review, 29, 658-669.
  • Bubier, J.*, Drabick, D.A.†, & Breiner, T.* (2009). Autonomic functioning moderates the relation between contextual factors and externalizing behaviors among inner-city children. Journal of Family Psychology, 23, 500-510.
  • Blatt-Eisengart, I.*, Drabick, D.A., Monahan, K.**, & Steinberg, L. (2009). Sex differences in the longitudinal relations among family risk factors and childhood externalizing symptoms. Developmental Psychology, 45, 491-502.
  • Drabick, D.A. (2009). Can a developmental psychopathology perspective facilitate a paradigm shift toward a mixed categorical-dimensional classification system? Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 16, 41-49.
  • Drabick, D.A., Gadow, K.D., & Loney, J. (2008). Co-occurring ODD and GAD symptom groups: Source-specific syndromes and cross-informant comorbidity. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 37, 314-326.
  • Bubier, J.*, & Drabick, D.A.† (2008). Affective decision-making and externalizing behaviors: The role of autonomic activity. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 36, 941-953.
  • Drabick, D.A., Gadow, K.D., & Loney, J. (2007). Source-specific oppositional defiant disorder: Comorbidity and risk factors in referred elementary schoolboys. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 46, 92-101.
  • Drabick, D.A., Weisberg, R.W., Paul, L., & Bubier, J.* (2007). Keeping it short and sweet: Brief, ungraded writing assignments facilitate learning. Teaching of Psychology, 34, 172-176.
  • Drabick, D.A., Beauchaine, T.P., Gadow, K.D., Carlson, G.A., & Bromet, E.J. (2006). Risk factors for conduct problems and depressive symptoms in a cohort of Ukrainian children. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology,  35, 244-252.
  • Drabick, D.A., Gadow, K.D., & Sprafkin, J. (2006). Co-occurrence of conduct disorder and depression in a clinic- based sample of boys with ADHD. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 47, 766-774.

Courses Taught


  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Child Psychopathology and Treatment
  • Capstone: Developmental Psychopathology


  • Assessment I
  • Assessment II
  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Fundamental Aspects of Social, Cognitive, and Developmental Behavior
  • Multicultural Issues in Clinical Psychology
  • Professional Issues for Psychology Careers