Lisa Weyandt

  • Psychology Professor, Director Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program
  • Department of Psychology; Clinical Psychology
  • Phone: 401.874.2087
  • Email: lisaweyandt@uri.edu
  • Office Location: Chafee 414
  • Accepting Students: Not at this time

Biography

PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Weyandt will not be accepting new graduate students for the 2024-2025 academic year. 

Dr. Weyandt’s teaching interests include physiological psychology at the undergraduate and graduate level, and clinical neuroscience in the undergraduate neuroscience program.

Research

Dr. Weyandt’s research interests include the study of pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children and young adults, misuse of prescription stimulant medication, clinical neuroscience, and the study of executive functions in clinical and nonclinical populations.

Dr. Weyandt was instrumental in bringing Congressman Patrick Kennedy (pictured right) to campus to help launch the new Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program at URI.

Mankodiya, K., Weyandt, L., Solanki, D., “Mindgame: An interactive puzzle game with wearables and AI to monitor the effect of medication on ADHD symptoms”. URI Office of Research Development – Proposal Development Program. Co-Principal Investigator. Project Period: 7/2024-6/2024 ($29, 818)

Pétursdóttir, A.L., Gudmundsdottir, G., and Weyandt, L., “Assessing the effects of classroom management on teacher and student functioning in Iceland”. Iceland Research Fund. Consultant. Project Period: 4/2024 to 4/25. 22,000,000 ISK (~$160,000)

Education

  • Ph.D., School Psychology, dissertation focus area
  • Neuropsychology, University of Rhode Island 1990

Selected Publications

(Note: student co-authors appear in bold type)

Peer-refereed Journal Articles:

Marraccini, M.E., Brick, L.A., Weyandt, L.L., Francis, A., Clarkin, C., & Fang, Y. (2019). Effects of Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors on Sexual Risk Taking Through Emotional Control. Journal of Affective Disorders. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2019.01.041

Weyandt, L. L., White, T. L., Gudmundsdottir, B. G., Nitenson, A. Z., Rathkey, E. S., De Leon, K. A., & Bjorn, S. A. (2018). Neurocognitive, Autonomic, and Mood Effects of Adderall: A Pilot Study of Healthy College Students. Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland)6(3), 58. doi:10.3390/pharmacy6030058

Marraccini, M.E., Brick, L.A., Weyandt, L.L., Francis, A., Clarkin, C., & Fang, Y. (2019). Effects of Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors on Sexual Risk Taking Through Emotional Control. Journal of Affective Disorders. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2019.01.041

Killion, B.E., & Weyandt, L.L. (2018). Brain structure in childhood maltreatment-related PTSD across the lifespan: A systematic review. Applied Neuropsychology: Child23, doi: 10.1080/21622965.2018.1515076

Arthur D. Anastopoulos, George J. DuPaul, Lisa L. Weyandt, Erin Morrissey-Kane, Jennifer L. Sommer, Laura Hennis Rhoads, Kevin R. Murphy, Matthew J. Gormley & Bergljot Gyda Gudmundsdottir (2018) Rates and Patterns of Comorbidity Among First-Year College Students With ADHD, Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 47:2, 236-247, DOI: 10.1080/15374416.2015.1105137

Cancilliere MK, Yusufov M, Weyandt L. (2018). Effect of co-occurring marijuana use and anxiety of brain structure and functioning: A systematic review of adolescent studies.  Journal of Adolescence, 65, 177-188. DOI: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2018.03.013.

Marraccini, M. E., Weyandt, L. L., Gudmundsdottir, B. G., Oster, D. R., & McCallum, A. (2017). Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: Clinical considerations for women. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 62, 684-695. DOI0.1111/jmwh.12671.

Spillane, N.S.,Weyandt, L., Oster, D. & Treloar, H. (2017) Social contextual risk factors for stimulant use among adolescent American Indians. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.06.032.

Munro, B., Weyandt, L., Marraccini, M.E., & Oster, D.R. (2017). The relationship between nonmedical use of prescription stimulants, executive functioning, and academic outcomes. Addictive Behaviors, 65, 250-257. DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.08.023

Munro, B. A., Weyandt, L. L., Hall, L. E., Oster, D. R., Gudmundsdottir, B. G., & Kuhar, B. G. (2017). Physiological substrates of executive functioning: A systematic review of the literature. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. DOI: 10.1007/s12402-017-0226-9.

Gaudet, C.E. & Weyandt, L.L. (2017). Immediate Post-Concussion and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT): A systematic review of the prevalence and assessment of invalid performance. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 31, 43-58. DOI: 10.1080/13854046.2016.1220622.

Weyandt, L. L., Oster, D. O., Marraccini, M. E., Gudmundsdottir, B. G., Munro, B. A., Zavras, B. M., & Kuhar, B. (2014). Pharmacological interventions for adolescents and adults with ADHD: stimulant and nonstimulant medications and misuse of prescription stimulants. Psychology Research and Behavior Management, 2014(7), 223-249.

Verdi, G., Weyandt, L. L., & Zavras, B. M. (2014). Non-medical prescription stimulant use in graduate students: Relationship with academic self-efficacy and psychological variables. Journal of Attention Disorders. doi: 10.1177/1087054714529816

Weyandt, L. L., Marraccini, M. E., Gudmundsdottir, B. G., Zavras, B. M., Turcotte, K. D., Munro, B. A., & Amoroso, A. J. (2013). Misuse of prescription stimulants among college students: A review of the literature and implications for morphological and cognitive effects on brain functioning. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 21(5), 385-407.

Weyandt, L.L., DuPaul, G.J., Verdi, G., Rossi, J.S., Swentosky, A.J., Vilardo, B.S., O’Dell, S.M., & Carson, K.M. (2013).  The performance of college students with ADHD: Neuropsychological, academic, and psychosocial functioning. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 35(4), 421-435.

Dussault, C., and Weyandt, L.L. (2013) An Examination of Prescription Stimulant Misuse and Psychological Variables among Sorority and Fraternity College Populations. Journal of Attention Disorders, 17(2), 87-97.

Weyandt, L. L., Swentosky, A. J., & Gudmundsdottir, B. G. (2013). Neuroimaging and ADHD: fMRI, PET, DTI findings, and methodological limitations. Developmental Neuropsychology,38(4), 211-225.

DuPaul, G.J., Weyandt, L.L., Rossi, J.S., Vilardo, B.A., O’Dell, S.M., Carson, K.M., Verdi, G., & Swentosky, A. (2012). Double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study of the efficacy and safety of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate in college students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Attention Disorders, 16(3), 202-220.

Weyandt, L.L. & DuPaul, G.J. (2012). Introduction to the special series on college students with ADHD: Psychosocial issues, comorbidity, and treatment. Journal of Attention Disorders, 16(3), 199-201.

DuPaul, G.J., Weyandt, L.L. & Janisus, G. (2011). ADHD in the classroom: Effective intervention strategies. Theory into Practice, 50(1), 35-42.

Willis, W. G., Weyandt, L. L., Lubiner, A. G., & Schubart, C. D. (2011). Neurofeedback as a treatment for Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A systematic review of evidence for practice. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 27(3), 201-227.

Batzle, C., Weyandt, L.L., Janusis, G.M., & Devietti, T. (2010). Potential impact of ADHD with stimulant medication label on teacher expectations. Journal of Attention Disorders. Journal of Attention Disorders, 14(2), 157-166.

Janusis, G.M., & Weyandt, L.L. (2010). An exploratory study of substance use and misuse among college students with and without ADHD and other disabilities. Journal of Attention Disorders, 14(3), 205-215.

Schepman, Weyandt, Schlect, & Swentosky (2010). The relationship between ADHD symptomology and decision-making strategies. Journal of Attention Disorders, 16(1), 3-12.

Weyandt, L., Fulton, K., Schepman, S., Verdi, G., & Wilson, K. (2009). Assessment of teacher and school psychologist knowledge of ADHD. Psychology in the Schools, 46(10), 951-961.

Weyandt, L.L., Janusis, G., Wilson, K.G., Verdi, G., Paquin, G., Lopes, J., Varejao, M., & Dussault, C. (2009). Nonmedical prescription stimulant use among a sample of college students: Relationship with psychological variables. Journal of Attention Disorders, 13(3), 284-296.

DuPaul, G.J., & Weyandt, L.L., O’Dell, S.M., & Varejao, M., (2009). College with ADHD: Current status and future directions. Journal of Attention Disorders, 13(3), 234-250.

DuPaul, G.J., & Weyandt, L. L.(2009). Introduction to special series on college students with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 13(3), 232-233.

Weyandt, L.L. (2009). Executive functions and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The ADHD Report, 17 (6), 1-7.

Weyandt, L.L. & DuPaul, G.J. (2008). ADHD in college students: Developmental findings. Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 14(4), 311-319.

Vance, T. & Weyandt, L. (2008). Professor perceptions of college students with ADHD. Journal of American College Health, 57(3), 9-23.

Weyandt, L.L. & DuPaul, G.J. (2006). ADHD in College Students: A review of the literature. Journal of Attention Disorders, 10(1), 9-19.

Book Chapters

Weyandt, L.L. & Swentosky, A. (2013). The Neuropsychology of ADHD. In C.A. Noggle & R.S. Dean (Eds.). The Neuropsychology of Psychopathology. Springer Publishing Company: New York

Books
Weyandt, L.L. (2018). Clinical neuroscience: Foundations of psychological disorders and neurodegenerative disease. PA: Taylor & Francis Group.

Weyandt, L. and DuPaul, G. (2013). ADHD in College Students: Current Issues and future directions. NY: Springer Publishers.

Weyandt, L. (2006). The physiological bases of cognitive and behavioral disorders. Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates. Mahwah: NJ.

Weyandt, L. (2007). An ADHD Primer (2nd Ed.) Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates. Mahwah: NJ.

Grants

  • Mankodiya, K., Weyandt, L., Solanki, D., “Mindgame: An interactive puzzle game with wearables and AI to monitor the effect of medication on ADHD symptoms”. URI Office of Research Development - Proposal Development Program. Co-
    Principal Investigator. Project Period: 7/2024-6/2025 ($29, 818)

  • Pétursdóttir, A.L., Gudmundsdottir, G., and Weyandt, L., “Assessing the effects of classroom management on teacher and student functioning in Iceland”. Iceland Research Fund. Consultant. Project Period: 4/2024 to 4/2025. 22,000,000 ISK
    (~$160,000)

  • PI, National Institutes of Health: Five-year, $3 million grant for Trajectories Related to ADHD in College (TRAC Project).  Press Release 

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Professor of Research, CWU, 2004-2005
  • The 2009 MHS Keith Conners JAD Award for Scholarly Excellence in ADHD Research
  • Department of Psychology Distinguished Achievements and Contributions to Research Award, 2011
  • Faculty Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences for Advanced Career Faculty, 2012

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