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Samantha Margherio (Kempker)

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Clinical Psychology


Dr. Steven Evans


M. A. Clinical Psychology Sam Houston State University

B. A. Psychology Missouri University of Science & Technology

Research Interests

  • Intervention development and evaluation for adolescents with externalizing difficulties and/or substance use problems
  • Cost-effectiveness analyses
  • Assessment of youth psychopathology

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Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F31)
Title: Long-term Effects of a Training Intervention for Adolescents with ADHD on Alcohol Use
Funding Agency: NIAAA
Date: 5/2021 - 7/2022
John F. Cady Named Fellowship
Title: Long-term Effects of a Training Intervention for Adolescents with ADHD on Alcohol Use
Date: 8/2020 - 5/2021

Select Peer-Reviewed Publications

*denotes undergraduate student mentee

Evans, S. W., Allan, D., Xiang, J., Margherio, S. M., Owens, J. S., & Langberg, J. (2021). Organization interventions as a mechanism of change for grades in the Challenging Horizons Program. Journal of School Psychology.

Margherio, S. M., Evans, S. W., Monopoli, W. J., & Langberg, J. M. (2021). Cost-effectiveness of a training intervention for adolescents with ADHD. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2021.1875323

Margherio, S. M., Capps, R. E., Monopoli, W. J., Evans, S.W., *Hernandez-Rodriguez, M., Owens, J. S., & DuPaul, G. J. (2021). Romantic relationships and sexual behavior among adolescents with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1087054720914371

Wymbs, F. A., Wymbs, B., Margherio, S. M., & *Burd, K. (2021). The effects of high intensity versus low intensity exercise on academic productivity, mood, and behavior among youth with and without ADHD. Journal of Child & Family Studies, 30, 460-473. doi:10.1007/s10826-020-01880-5

Margherio, S. M. (2021). Ethical dilemmas related to the mentoring triad in psychology. Ethics & Behavior, 31 (2). 102-118. doi: 10.1080/10508422.2019.1707677

Owens, J., Margherio, S. M., Lee, M., Evans, S., Coles, E., Mixon, C., & Crowley, M. (2020). Cost-effectiveness of consultation for a daily report card intervention: Comparing online and in-person implementation supports. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10474412.2020.1759428

Margherio, S. M., *Brickner, M. A., Evans, S. W., Owens, J. S., DuPaul, G. J., & Allan, N. P. (2020). The role of emotion regulation in alcohol use in adolescents with ADHD. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 34, 772–782. doi: 10.1037/adb0000582

*Delgadillo, A. Wymbs, F. A., Margherio, S. M., & Egan, T. E. (2020). Using conjoint analysis to predict teachers’ preferences for intervention intensity. School Mental Health, 12, 743-756. doi: 10.1007/s12310-020-09385-8

Margherio, S. M., Evans, S. W., & Owens, J. S. (2019). Universal screening in middle and high schools: Who falls through the cracks? School Psychology Quarterly, 34, 591–602. doi:10.1037/spq0000337

Monopoli, J. W., Margherio, S. M., Xiang, J., Evans, S. W., *Brickner, M. A., & Langberg, J. M. (2019). Risk and protective factors for peer victimization in adolescents with ADHD. Journal of School Violence, 19, 234-247. doi: 10.1080/15388220.2019.1660181

Book Chapters

Owens, J. S., Hustus, C., Everly, E., Evans, S. W., & Margherio, S. M. (in press). Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Evidence-based assessment and treatment for children and adolescents. In E. Storch (Ed.), Comprehensive clinical psychology, second edition- Children & adolescents: Clinical formulation & treatment. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier.

Owens, J. S., Evans, S. W., & Margherio, S. M. (2020). Assessment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In E. A. Youngstrom, M. J. Prinstein, E. J. Mash, & R. A. Barkley (Eds.), Assessment of childhood disorders, fifth edition. New York City, NY: Guilford Press.