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Dr. Dvorsky's current research focuses on evidence-based program implementation strategies in schools, with a special interest in leveraging technology to improve outcomes.


Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivi, 2020
    University of California at San Francisco
  • PhD, 2018
    Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Internship Program, Clinical Child Psychology, 2018
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • MS, 2014
    Virginia Commonwealth University
  • BA, 2010
    Ohio University

National Provider ID: 1093321317


Melissa Dvorsky, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist specializing in attention, learning, behavior and ADHD in children, adolescents and emerging adults and their families. She is assistant professor in the Division of Psychology and Behavioral Health at Children's National Hospital. She is the director of research for the ADHD and Learning Differences Program.

Dr. Dvorsky’s clinical work and research are focused on helping children, adolescents and emerging adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and their families be resilient and successful. She provides and supervises assessment and psychosocial treatment services for children, adolescents and young adults with ADHD, attention, learning, behavioral, organizational and academic concerns.

She also does research on improving access to, and effectiveness of treatments for youth with ADHD in schools and communities. Her current research projects leverage technology to optimize, personalize and disseminate treatment programs for youth and families with ADHD, learning and behavior challenges. Dr. Dvorsky conducts research in the Children's National Center for Translational Research. She has multiple publications in the area of ADHD, school interventions, learning, promoting resilience and executive functioning. 

Further, she serves on the Editorial Boards for the Journal of Youth & Adolescence and the School Mental Health journal and is active in the training and mentoring of students, interns and fellows. Dr. Dvorsky regularly engages with school and community partners through educational programming and training, advocacy and research.

Research & Publications