Dr. Dixon is licensed clinical psychologist and Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She has a long history of work in child psychopathology, specifically the areas of depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD and learning differences in children. Currently, Dr. Dixon is the director of clinical management and community outreach for the AIR (Attention, Impulsivity & Regulation) Lab. She is responsible the the clinical and diagnostic fidelity of the AIR Lab research. She also has spent many years educating and training psychology graduate students, interns, and post-doctoral fellows as well as medical students, residents and child psychiatry fellows.
Dr. Dixon is interested in Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety, Depression and Learning Disabilities (Dyslexia) across the lifespan.
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, American University, Washington DC 1989
B.A., College of Wooster, Wooster OH 1976
Internship: Clinical Psychology, St. Elizabeths' Hospital (Northwest Family Center), Washington DC 1988-1989
California Psychology License,
American Psychological Association
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy
International Dyslexia Association
Select Recent Publications
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.
Green CT, Long DL, Gree 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.
Ruggiero KJ, McLeer SV, Dixon JF. Sexual Abuse Characteristics Associated with Survivor Psychopathology. Child Abuse & Neglect. 2000 Aug;24(7):951-64. doi:10.1016/S0145-2134(00)00144-7.
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.
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.