Jeffrey D. Burke

Associate Professor

Degree: Ph.D., 1997, University of Connecticut
Research Interests: The development of the disruptive behavior disorders


irritability and outcomes of depression and anxiety


treatment and service engagement related to disruptive behavior disorders

Research Synopsis: Dr. Burke’s interests involve understanding the etiology, developmental course and outcomes related to oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. His work includes a focus on irritability as a component of oppositional defiant disorder, which raises the risk for the development of depression and anxiety in some people. Dr. Burke also studies factors related to service engagement and treatment outcomes for the disruptive behavior disorders.
Courses: Developmental PsychopathologyMethods of Child and Family TherapyPracticum in Child Psychotherapy
Recent publications: Burke, J. D. & Loeber, R. (2015).   The effectiveness of the Stop Now and Plan (SNAP) Program for boys at risk for violence and delinquency. Prevention Science, 16, 242-53.


Burke, J. D., Mulvey E. P. & Schubert, C. A. (2015). Prevalence of mental health problems and service use over time among first-time offenders. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24, 3774-3781.


Burke, J. D. & Loeber, R. (2016). Mechanisms of behavioral and affective treatment outcomes in a cognitive behavioral intervention for boys. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 44, 179-189.

Representative Publications: Burke, J. D., Loeber, R., Lahey, B. B. & Rathouz, P. J. (2005). Developmental transitions among affective and behavioural disorders in adolescent boys. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 46, 1200-1210.


Burke, J. D., Hipwell, A. E., & Loeber, R. (2010). Dimensions of Oppositional Defiant Disorder as predictors of depression and Conduct Disorder in preadolescent girls. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 49(5), 484-492.



Burke, J. D. (2012). An affective dimension within ODD symptoms among boys: Personality and psychopathology outcomes into early adulthood. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 53 (11), 1176-1183.



Burke, J. D., Boylan, K., Rowe, R., Duku, E., Stepp, S. D., Hipwell, A. E., Waldman, I.   (2014).   Identifying the irritability dimension of ODD: Application of a general bifactor model across five large community samples of children.   Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 123, 841-851.

Professional Activities: Member, ICD-11 Field Studies Working Group on Disruptive Behaviour and Dissocial Disorders, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.


Editorial Board, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology


Consulting Editor, Journal of Abnormal Psychology


Jeffrey Burke
Contact Information
Mailing AddressUnit 1020
Office LocationBousfield 180