Professor of psychology in psychiatry, director, Institute for Juvenile Research
Marc Atkins is professor of psychiatry and psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he is director of the Institute for Juvenile Research. He has a long-standing interest in the development of effective mental health services for children and families living in high-poverty urban communities. He is an active researcher in childhood ADHD and aggression and community mental health services for children and families.
His collaborative work with local social service agencies has led to the development of several programs in Chicago-area schools that identify children at risk for academic failure due to behavioral issues and provide family- and school-based mental health support services.
Atkins is a frequent consultant to city and state government and national organizations and has served on two national boards. He is past secretary of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science and a past-president of the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology of the American Psychological Association.
- Behavioral issues in the early school years
- Disruptive behavior disorder