Ricardo Eiraldi, PhD

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Ricardo B. Eiraldi, PhD, is a psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Program Director of the Behavioral Health in Urban Schools program at  Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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




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.


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.

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 and Institutional 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