Research Assistant Professor


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  • B.A. Grinnell College, 1997
  • M.A. University of Vermont, 2008
  • Ph.D. University of Vermont, 2012

Research and/or Creative Works

My research focuses on identifying factors that have the potential to mitigate maladaptive outcomes for children and adolescents, especially those with elevated symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. My interests include investigating physical activity as a tool to promote positive academic, behavioral, and social outcomes. My current work examines the impact of our Kiddie CATs on the Move physical activity curriculum on school readiness outcomes (e.g., disruptive behaviors; behavioral impairment; development in social-emotional, physical, language, cognitive, literacy, and mathematics domains) for young children living in poverty.


  • Hoza, B., Shoulberg, E. K., Tompkins, C. L., Martin, C. P., Krasner, A., Dennis, M., Meyer, L. E. Cook, H. (in press). Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and processing speed: Predicting adaptive change in ADHD levels and related impairments in preschoolers. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
  • Tompkins, C. L., Shoulberg, E. K., Meyer, L. E., Martin, C.P., Dennis, M., Krasner, A., & Hoza, B. (2019). Distinct methods for assessing compliance with a physical activity guideline in preschools. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 16(10), 902-907.
  • Martin, C. P., Peisch, V., Shoulberg, E. K., Kaiser, N., & Hoza, B. (2019). Does a social self-perceptual bias mask internalizing symptoms in children with attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder? Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 60(6), 630-637.
  • Brassell, A. A, Shoulberg, E. K., Pontifex, M. B., Smith, A. L., Delli Paoli, A. G., & Hoza, B. (2017). Aerobic fitness and inhibition in young children: Moderating roles of ADHD status and age. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 46(5), 646-652.
  • Hoza, B., Martin, C. P., Pirog, A., & Shoulberg, E. K. (2016). Using physical activity to manage ADHD symptoms: The state of the evidence. Current Psychiatry Reports, 18: 113.
  • LaVigne, T., Hoza, B., Smith, A. L., Shoulberg, E. K., & Bukowski, W. (2016). Associations between physical fitness and children’s psychological well-being. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 10(1), 32-47.
  • Hoza, B., Smith, A. L., Shoulberg, E. K., Linnea, K. S., Dorsch, T. E., Blazo, J. A., Alerding, C. M., & McCabe, G. P. (2015). A randomized trial examining the effects of aerobic physical activity on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms in young children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43(4), 655-667.
  • Smith, A. L., Hoza, B., Linnea, K., McQuade, J. D., Tomb, M., Vaughn, A. J., Shoulberg, E. K., Hook, H. (2013). Pilot physical activity intervention reduces severity of ADHD symptoms in young children. Journal of Attention Disorders, 17(1), 70 – 82.