Mark Atkins, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Director of Psychology Training in Psychiatry, and Director of Research at the Institute for Juvenile Research. He is an active researcher in the areas of childhood ADHD and aggression, and community mental health services for children and families, having authored over 90 papers and chapters and over 100 conference presentations. He has been the recipient of numerous grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and private foundations, including an ongoing NIMH developing center grant to study new models for mental health services in schools and communities. He is a consultant to the Chicago Public Schools, including the primary consultant on the development of their ADHD policy manual, to the Illinois Division of Mental Health on a statewide initiative to advance evidence-based mental health practices, and to the Illinois State Board of Education on statewide guidelines for school mental health programs and practices. He has served on the executive board of the Association of Psychological Science’s Academy of Psychological Clinical Science, as treasurer and currently as secretary, and is the current President of the APA Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Division 53).