David F. Curtis, PhD


  • Texas Medical Center



Phone: 832-822-3700
Fax: (832) 825-4164

Contact Information

6701 Fannin
Suite 1630
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Psychology

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Children's Hospital Boston fellowship Clinical Fellow in Psychology 2005
The Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology internship Clinical Psychology 2005
University of Houston postgraduate education Doctor of Philosophy 2003
University of Auckland postgraduate education Doctor of Philosophy 2002
St. Mary's University professional education PSY - Marriage and Family Ther 1997
Baylor University professional education B.A. Psychology 1993


Dr. Curtis' main clinical and research interests include ADHD intervention and community-based primary care delivery of behavioral health services. Dr. Curtis leads the Family Skills Training for ADHD-Related Symptoms (Family STARS) and Pediatric ADHD Intervention Research (PAIRS) intervention studies examining innovative practices in behavioral therapy. Extending upon these interests, he has examined how empirically supported behavioral interventions can be translated for use in community pediatric clinic and public school settings. As Program Coordinator for the Pediatric Primary Care Psychology Program, he has also conducted program evaluation studies in community-based primary care clinics examining non-traditional models of behavioral health services delivery. His primary goals for research are to improve the effectiveness and accessibility of behavioral health services for children and families affected by ADHD, disruptive behavior problems, and other pediatric/child clinical conditions.


Organization Name Role
American Psychological Association Member - Divisions 16, 53 and 54
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Member
Texas Psychological Association Member

Selected Publications

Curtis, D. F., Chapman, S., Dempsey, J. & Mire, S. (in press). Do ADHD-related classroom behaviors change in response to clinic-based behavior therapy? Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.