David F. Curtis, PhD

Dr. Curtis is a licensed psychologist who specializes in working with children and their families across primary care, outpatient, and school settings. Dr. Curtis is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Dell Medical School, and the director of the psychology training program at the Texas Child Study Center. He completed his undergraduate training in psychology at Baylor University, his masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at St. Mary’s University, and his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Houston. Dr. Curtis is a former J. William Fulbright Scholar to New Zealand and a former postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School/Children’s Hospital, Boston. Before arriving at the Texas Child Study Center, Dr. Curtis directed the pediatric primary care psychology and ADHD behavior therapy programs at Texas Children’s Hospital. His clinical and research interests focus on improving behavioral interventions for children with disruptive behavior problems, primary care based behavioral health services and physician education, and reflective practices in clinical supervision and training. Dr. Curtis is currently studying the effectiveness of a novel behavioral and technology-based interventions for children with ADHD and ODD, Physician Readiness for Integrated Care, as well as a Pediatricians’ Implementation of Universal Screening Methods for Psychosocial Concerns in Primary Care.