J. Faye Dixon, Ph.D. for UC Davis Health

J. Faye Dixon, Ph.D.

Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Clinical Psychology

Locations and Contact

UC Davis MIND Institute

UC Davis MIND Institute
2825 50th St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Dixon is very interested in the use of evidence-based assessment and intervention procedures. She believes in involving families in a shared-decision making process to determine treatment and referral strategies.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Dixon is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and MIND Institute. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with 30+ years of experience in clinical work and research in child psychopathology, specifically the areas of depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD and learning differences in children.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Dixon’s interests are in the development and longitudinal trajectory of ADHD, as well as its co-occurence with learning disabilities.


Clinical Psychologist
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis MIND Institute

Undergraduate School

B.A., College of Wooster, Wooster OH 1976

Other School

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, American University, Washington DC 1989


Clinical Psychology, St. Elizabeths' Hospital (Northwest Family Center), Washington DC 1988-1989

Chancellor’s Achievement Award for Diversity and Community, 2020, 2021

MCP-Hahnemann University Travel Award, 1996

Graduate Research Grant, The American University, 1985, 1986

Graduate Honor Award, Student Life Fellowship Program, The American University, 1986, 1987, 1988

Graduate Honor Award, Minority Fellowship Program, The American University, 1984, 1985, 1986

Mukherjee P, Hartanto T, Iosif AM, Dixon JF, Hinshaw SP, Pakyurek M, van den Bos W, Guyer AE, McClure SM, Schweitzer JB, Fassbender C. Neural basis of working memory in ADHD: Load versus complexity. Neuroimage Clin. 2021;30:102662. doi:10.1016/j.nicl.2021.102662. Epub 2021 Apr 3. PMID:34215140.

Kahle S, Mukherjee P, Dixon JF, Leibenluft E, Hinshaw SP, Schweitzer JB. Irritability Predicts Hyperactive/Impulsive Symptoms Across Adolescence for Females. Res Child Adolesc Psychopathol. 2021 Feb;49(2):185-196. doi:10.1007/s10802-020-00723-7. Epub 2020 Nov 27. PMID:33294965.

Xie Y, Dixon JF, Yee OM, Zhang J, Chen YA, Deangelo S, Yellowlees P, Hendren R, Schweitzer JB. A study on the effectiveness of videoconferencing on teaching parent training skills to parents of children with ADHD. Telemed J E Health. 2013 Mar;19(3):192-9. doi:10.1089/tmj.2012.0108. Epub 2013 Feb 13. PMID:23405952.

Green CT, Long DL, Green D, Iosif AM, Dixon JF, Miller MR, Fassbender C, Schweitzer JB. Will working memory training generalize to improve off-task behavior in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder? Neurotherapeutics. 2012 Jul;9(3):639-48. doi:10.1007/s13311-012-0124-y. PMID:22752960.

Ruggiero KJ, McLeer SV, Dixon JF. Sexual abuse characteristics associated with survivor psychopathology. Child Abuse Negl. 2000 Jul;24(7):951-64. doi:10.1016/s0145-2134(00)00144-7. PMID:10905419.

McLeer SV, Dixon JF, Henry D, Ruggiero K, Escovitz K, Niedda T, Scholle R. Psychopathology in non-clinically referred sexually abused children. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1998 Dec;37(12):1326-33. doi:10.1097/00004583-199812000-00017. PMID:9847506.

Bauer MN, Leenaars AA, Berman AL, Jobes DA, Dixon JF, Bibb JL. Late adulthood suicide: A life-span analysis of suicide note. Archives of Suicide Research. 1997 Jun;3:91-108. doi:10.1023/A:1009674401616.

Dixon JF, Aherns A. Stress and attributional style as predictors of self-reported depression in children. Cognitive Therapy and Research. 1992 Dec;16:623-634. doi:10.1007/BF01175403.