Brittany Merrill

Assistant Professor

Center for Children and Families

Office: 4600 Main Street, Suite 101, Buffalo NY 14226

Phone: 716-359-5773


Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Merrill’s program of research aims to improve the reach, developmental sustainability, and long-term effectiveness of behavioral treatment for childhood attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Her published work spans many topics regarding childhood ADHD including psychopathology, comorbidity, longitudinal outcomes, and evidence-based treatment. She is specifically interested in supporting parents and families via examining parenting behavior and parent stress, tailoring treatments to target key impairments such as academics, and leveraging technology to improve the reach and effectiveness of behavioral treatments. Dr. Merrill’s current work examines parent/child interaction patterns using mobile sensing data and leverages this data to develop personalized, adaptive treatments for children and families.

Research Areas

  • Childhood ADHD
  • Technology-delivered treatment
  • Behavioral treatment
  • Stimulant medication


  • PhD in Clinical Science of Child and Adolescent Psychology, Florida International University, Miami, FL.
  • Clinical Psychology Predoctoral Internship, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
  • MS in Clinical Science of Child and Adolescent Psychology, Florida International University, Miami FL.
  • BS in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, DePaul University, Chicago, IL.


Selected Publications

Merrill, B. M., Raiker, J. S., Mattfeld, A. T., Macphee, F. L., Ramos, M. C., Zhao, X., Altszuler, A. R., Schooler, J. W., Coxe, S., Gnagy, E. M., Greiner, A. R., Coles, E. K., & Pelham Jr., W. E. (2022). Mind wandering among children with ADHD: experimental manipulations across laboratory and naturalistic settings. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology.

Merrill, B. M., Morrow, A. S., Sarver, D., Sandridge, S., & Lim, C. S. (2021). Prevalence and correlates of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in a diverse, treatment-seeking pediatric overweight/obesity sample. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 42(6), 433-441.

Merrill, B. M., Molina, B. S. G., Coxe, S., Gnagy, E. M., Altszuler, A. R., Macphee, F. L., Morrow, A. S. Trucco, E. M., & Pelham Jr., W. E. (2020). Functional outcomes of young adults with childhood ADHD: a latent profile analysis. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 1-14.