Courtney Zulauf-McCurdy, PhD

My clinical work and research focuses on decreasing mental health disparities in early childhood by improving the implementation of preventative interventions in low-resourced community settings. I am a pediatric psychologist in the Pediatric Clinic at Harborview. In my interactions with children and their families, I seek to take a strength-based approach to identify and bolster ways that they are resilient in the face of systems designed to work against them. In my research, I am particularly interested in partnering with early childhood centers, primary care clinics, and the parents of young Black and Latinx children to improve the delivery of early childhood preventive care.


Institute of Education Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Washington
Residency, Children's Hopsital of Philadelphia
Graduate School, University of Illinois at Chicago

Department Affiliations

Other Affiliations

Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development- Seattle Children’s Hospital

Program for Enhancement of Attention, Regulation and Learning (PEARL) Clinic – Seattle Children’s Hospital

Recent Publications

Where does physical activity fit into preschool postpandemic? A qualitative exploration with parents, teachers and administrators.
(2024 May 7)
BMJ Open 14(5): e084702
Zulauf-McCurdy C, Tessema B, Tang R, Almeida S, Tandon PS

Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses: Safety and Efficacy of Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Pediatric Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
(2023 May 1)
J Dev Behav Pediatr 44(4): e322-e332
Zulauf-McCurdy CA, LaCount PA, Shelton CR, Morrow AS, Zhao XA, Russell D, Sibley MH, Arnold LE

Non-pharmacological interventions for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents.
(2023 Jun)
Lancet Child Adolesc Health 7(6): 415-428
Sibley MH, Bruton AM, Zhao X, Johnstone JM, Mitchell J, Hatsu I, Arnold LE, Basu HH, Levy L, Vyas P, Macphee F, Gonzalez ES, Kelley M, Jusko ML, Bolden CR, Zulauf-McCurdy C, Manzano M, Torres G

Latina Mothers of Young Children With Special Needs: Personal Narratives Capturing the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
(2023 Feb)
Topics Early Child Spec Educ 42(4): 302-314
Luna A, Zulauf-McCurdy CA, Harbin S, Fettig A

Mediators of psychosocial treatment for adolescent ADHD.
(2022 Jul)
J Consult Clin Psychol 90(7): 545-558
Sibley MH, Coxe SJ, Zulauf-McCurdy C, Zhao X

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