Julie Owens

Associate Professor

Contact Information:

Email: owensj(->AT<-)
Phone: 740-593-1074
243 Porter Hall
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701

Research Area:

Intervention Design and Outcome Evaluation

Research Interests

Dr. Julie Sarno Owens is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Co-Director of the Center for Intervention Research in Schools. Her research is focused on improving school mental health services for elementary school-aged youth with ADHD and related problems. Within this area, her studies are organized across three lines: (a) evaluation of evidence-based interventions for ADHD when integrated and sustained in schools; (b) development and refinement of interventions to enhance outcomes for youth with ADHD, and (c) evaluation of universal screening tools to enhance early identification and early intervention for youth with or at risk for ADHD. Dr. Owens also conducts studies that examine self-perceptions of competence in children with ADHD, the nature and function of the positive illusory bias, and the implications of this bias on functioning in youth with ADHD.

Dr. Owens is the Director of the Youth Experiencing Success in School (Y.E.S.S.) Program, a school-based mental health program that integrates evidence-based interventions for youth with ADHD into the school setting. The Y.E.S.S. Program, which has developed in the context of a 13-year university-community partnership, involves intervention development and evaluation, research and practical training opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students, professional development training for local educators and mental health professionals, and treatment services for youth in our local region. As such the work emerging from the Y.E.S.S. Program has implications for the research, practice, training, and policy agendas at the local and national levels.


Selected Publications


For information about Dr. Owens’ publications or research activities see her web page that is part of the Center for Intervention Research in Schools.

Recent Grants

Courses Taught

Child and Adolescent Psychology

Child Therapy, Child and Adolescent Assessment, Clinical Practicum, Seminars in School-Based Mental Health