Ricardo Eiraldi, PhD

Ricardo B. Eiraldi, PhD, is a psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and assistant program director of the Center for Management of ADHD at CHOP.

Areas of Expertise: Assessment and treatment of ADHD, Implementation of mental health evidence-based practices in non-traditional settings, School mental health, Children and adolescents with ADHD
Locations: Specialty Care, Market Street
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training


    Children's Seashore House, Philadelphia, PA

    Undergraduate Degree

    BA in Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

    Graduate Degree

    PhD - Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Assistant Program Director, Center for Management of ADHD

    Program Director, Behavioral Health in Urban Schools Program

    Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

    Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Research Interests

    ADHD in Latino children
    Improving diagnostic accuracy of ADHD

  • Publications


    Power, T., & Eiraldi, R.  Using interviews and rating scales to assess ADHD and related problems. In: M. Mercugliano, T. Power, & N. Blum. The practical guide to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder for clinicians. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., Inc., 1998:53-70.

    Power, T. J., & Eiraldi, R. B. Educational and psychiatric classification systems. In:  E. S. Shapiro & T. Kratochwill (Eds.). Behavioral assessment in schools. Second Edition: Theory, Research, and clinical foundations. New York: Guilford; 2000:464-488.



    Eiraldi R, Wolk CB, Locke J, Beidas R. Clearing Hurdles: The Challenges of Implementation of Mental Health Evidence-Based Practices in Under-resourced Schools. Adv Sch Ment Health Promot. 2015;8(3):124-145.


    Marshall SA, Evans SW, Eiraldi RB, Becker SP, Power TJ. Social and academic impairment in youth with ADHD, predominately inattentive type and sluggish cognitive tempo. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2014 Jan;42(1):77-90. doi: 10.1007/s10802-013-9758-4.

    Eiraldi R, McCurdy B, Khanna M, Mautone J, Jawad AF, Power T, Cidav Z, Cacia J, Sugai G. A cluster randomized trial to evaluate external support for the implementation of positive behavioral interventions and supports by school personnel. Implement Sci. 2014 Jan 15;9:12. doi: 10.1186/1748-5908-9-12.

  • Awards and Honors

    2013 - Awarded competitive two-week course, Translational Health Disparities: Integrating Principles of Science, Practice and Policy in Health Disparities Research, by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial positions

    2005-2014, Editorial Board, Journal of Attention Disorders


    BMC Health Services
    The Spanish Journal of Psychology
    Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
    Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
    European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
    Journal of Family Psychology
    Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
    Archives of General Psychiatry
    Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
    Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
    School Psychology Review

    Academic committees

    2008-present, Scientific Review Committee, Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics
    2005-present, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Education Committee
    1996-present, Member, Training Advisory Committee, Department of Psychology