Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Research and/or Creative Works

  • Identification of phenotypes and endophenotypes for psychiatric genetic studies of childhood psychiatric disorders – specifically as related to disorders of self-regulation
  • Analytic methods of large datasets of twin and family studies using structural equation modeling, latent class modeling, and multivariate techniques
  • Cognitive neuroscientific studies of childhood psychiatric disorders using behavioral measures, eye movement monitoring, and magnetic resonance imaging


  • Basten MGJ, Tiemeier H, Althoff RR, Van de Schoot R, Jaddoe VWV, Hofman A, Hudziak JJ, Verhulst FC, van der Ende J. The stability of problem behavior across the preschool years: An empirical approach in the general population. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2015. Apr 2. PMID: 25832625.
  • Althoff RR, Crehan ET, He J-P, Burstein M, Hudziak JJ, Merikangas KR. Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder at Ages 13-18: Results from the National Comorbidity Survey - Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A). J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2016. Mar;26(2):107-113. PMID: 26771536.
  • Desjardins I, Cats-Baril W, Maruti S, Freeman K, Althoff R. Suicide Risk Assessment in Hospitals: An Expert System Based Triage Tool. J Clin Psychiatry. 2016. 77(7):e874–e882 PMID: 27314465.
  • Achenbach TM, Ivanova MY, Rescorla LA, Turner LV, Althoff RR. Internalizing/Externalizing Problems: Review and Recommendations for Clinical and Research Applications. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2016. 55(8): 647-656.
  • Schreck M, Althoff RR, Bartels M, de Geus E, Sibold J, Giummo C, Rubin DH, Hudziak JJ. Withdrawn behavior, leisure-time exercise behavior, and screen time sedentary behavior in a clinical sample of youth. J Clin Sport Psychol. 2016. 10(3): 206-221.
  • Rubin DH, Crehan ET, Althoff RR, Rettew DC, Krist E, Harder V, Walkup JT, Hudziak JJ. Temperamental characteristics of withdrawn behavior problems in children. Child Psychiatry Hum Devel. 2017 Jun;48(3):478-484. PMID: 27456111.
  • Althoff RR, Ametti M, Bertmann F. The Role of Food Insecurity in Developmental Psychopathology. Prev Med. 2016 Nov;92:106-109. PMID: 27514244.
  • Jordan P, Rescorla LA, Althoff RR, Achenbach TM. International Comparisons of the Youth Self-Report Dysregulation Profile: Latent Class Analyses in 34 Societies. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2016 Dec;55(12):1046-1053. PMID: 27871639.
  • Althoff RR (2018). Pediatric Irritability Comes of Age. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 57(3), 149-150. doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2017.12.014.
  • Novins DK, Althoff RR, Billingsley MK, Cortese S, Drury SS., Frazier JA., . . . Karnik NS. (2018). Conflict of Interest and the Journal Revisited. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 57(2), 72-73. doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2017.12.007.
  • Novins DK, Althoff RR, Billingsley MK, Cortese S, Drury SS, Frazier JA, . . . Karnik NS. (2018). Bias, the Scientific Method, and the Journal. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 57(2), 71. doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2017.12.006

To view more of Dr. Althoff's publications, please visit PubMed

Awards and Recognition

1987-1991  Edmund J. James Scholar
1991           Phi Beta Kappa
1991           Outstanding Teaching Assistant
1992           Arnold Beckman Research Assistantship (competitive award for graduate student engaged
                    in interdisciplinary research)
1998           Daniel K. Bloomfield Fellowship (for outstanding Medical Scholar)
1999           Granville A. Bennett Award (for contributions to medical education)
1999           University of Illinois Alumni Association Student Leadership Award
1999           Rute Medenis Award (for outstanding student in pediatrics)
1999           David Olkon Scholarship (for outstanding student in psychiatry/neurology)
2000           James P. Keating Outstanding Resident Award
2003           General Psychiatry Resident Travel Award, AACAP, Lilly
2003           Emory University Psychiatry Resident’s Symposium
2003           NIMH Outstanding Resident in Psychiatry Award
2007           Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow
2008           Future Leaders in Psychiatry Awardee
2008           “Excellence in Academic Teaching” Award by Psychiatry Residents
2009            Richard Todd Memorial Award Lecture in Child Psychiatry, World Congress of
                    Psychiatric Genetics
2010            Nominee, Golden Stethoscope Teaching Award, UVM College of Medicine
2011            Nominee, Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Vermont
                    Center for Teaching and Learning
2011            American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2011 Klingenstein Third
                    Generation Foundation Award for Research in Depression or Suicide.
2011            University of Vermont Medical Group Junior Researcher of the Year
2013           "Excellence in Academic Teaching" Award by Psychiatry Residents

2017            "Fellows Appreciation Award", University of Vermont (awarded by Child and Adolescent Psychioatry Fellows to one faculty member annually)


Associations and Affiliations

  • Department of Psychiatry
  • Department of Pediatrics
  • Department of Psychology
  • Neuroscience graduate program


  • 1991 B.A. Psychology, cum laude, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 1991 B.S. Biology, cum laude, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 1998 Ph.D. Neuroscience, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 1999 M.D. University of Illinois College of Medicine


Office Location:

UHC Campus, Box 364SJ 3, 1 South Prospect, Burlington, Vermont 05401, US