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 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. B., & Villarin, K. Cognitive behavioral interventions for children with ADHD. International Encyclopedia of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, In Press.   


    Eiraldi, R, Power, T, & Nezu, C. M. Patterns of comorbidity  associated with subtypes of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder among 6- to 12- year old children.  Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 1997; 36:503-514. 

    Power, T. J., Andrews, T. J., Eiraldi, R. B., Doherty, B. J., Ikeda, M. J., DuPaul, G. J., Landau, S.  Evaluating ADHD using multiple informants: The incremental utility of combining teacher with parent reports.  Psychological Assessment. 1998; 10:250-260. 

    Power, T., Doherty, B., Panichelli-Mindel, Karustis, J. L., Eiraldi, R. B., Anastopolous, A., & DuPaul, G.: The clinical utility of the ADHD Rating Scale-IV.  Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment. 1998; 20:57-81. 

    Eiraldi, R., Power, T. J., Karustis, J. L., & Goldstein, S.: Assessing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and comorbid disorders in children: The Child Behavior Checklist and the Devereux Scales of Mental Disorders. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology. 2000; 29:3-16.    

    Karustis, J. L., Power, T. J., Rescorla, L. A., Eiraldi, R. B., & Gallagher, P. R.  Anxiety and depression in children with ADHD: Unique associations with academic and social functioning. Journal of Attention Disorders. 2000; 4:133-149. 

    Eiraldi, R. B., & Power, T. J.: Culturally-responsive, biopsychosocial intervention for ADHD and related problems. Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. 2001; 8:181-189. 

    Habboushe, D. F., Daniel, S., Karustis, J. L., Leff, S. S., Costigan, T. E., Goldstein, S. G., Eiraldi, R., Power, T. J. : A family-school homework intervention program for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. 2001; 8. 

    Power, T. J., Costigan, T. E., Leff, S. S., Eiraldi, R. B., & Landau, S.  Assessing ADHD across settings: Contributions of behavioral assessment to categorical decision making.  Journal of Clinical Child Psychology. 2001; 30:399-412.   

    Eiraldi, R. B., & Blom-Hoffman, J. Standardization of assessment procedures for ADHD. Contemporary Psychology. 2002; 47:623-626.  

    Posters and Presentations

    Eiraldi, R., Woodin, M., Costigan, T., Leff, S., Rudnicki, S., & Power, T.: Assessing comorbidity in children with ADHD; The BASC. (Presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, 1998).

    Eiraldi, R., Nguyen, J., Costigan, T., Leff, S., Karustis, J., Power, T.: Sex differences in DSM-IV ADHD subtypes. (Presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, 1998).

    Karustis, J., Habboushe, D., Leff, S., Eiraldi, R., & Power, T.: From clinic to school: Adapting a homework intervention program for ADHD to school settings. (Presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Las Vegas, 1999).

    Eiraldi, R., Mazzuca, L., & Keleher, J.: School-based prevention program for Hispanic and African American children with externalizing behavior problems. (Presented at the National Conference on Hispanic/Latino Pediatric Behavioral Health Care, University of North Texas, Denton, 1999).

    Mazzuca, L., Eiraldi, R., & Keleher, J.: School-based intervention for children of ethnic/cultural minorities with externalizing behavior problems. (Presented at the Association for the Advancement of Behavioral Therapy Annual Convention, Toronto, 1999).

    Power, T., Costigan, T., Leff, S., & Eiraldi, R. Diagnosing ADHD: Contributions of behavioral assessment. In P. Harrison (Chair), Research and practice in rating scale assessment of ADHD, social/antisocial behavior, adaptive behavior, and child psychopathology. (Presented at the annual conference of the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, 2000)

    Leff, S., Costigan, T., Eiraldi, R., & Power, T.: An examination of children's aggressive behaviors and social skills as a function of ADHD subtype and gender. (Presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Minneapolis, 2001)

    Eiraldi, R., Mazzuca, L., Di Pinto, M., Uribe, M., Appleton, C., & Angelo, L.: Ethnic differences in the social validity of treatments for ADHD. (Presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, 2001)

    Werba, B., Power, T., Gill, J, & Eiraldi, R. Patterns of Homework problems in children with ADHD. (Presented at the annual conference of the National Association of School Psychologists, Toronto, 2003)


  • 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)