Joseph Raiker

Joseph Raiker
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

- Clinical Internship, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

  • M.S., Clinical Psychology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
  • B.S., Psychology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Research Interests

Dr. Raiker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Director of the Program for Attention, Learning, and Memory (PALM) at Florida International University (FIU). His program of research focuses broadly on understanding neurocognitive dysfunction (e.g., working memory, information processing) in individuals with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Specifically, he is interested in the extent to which deficits in these processes are associated with the symptoms (e.g., inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity) and functional outcomes (e.g., learning problems) experienced by individuals with the disorder. Currently, he is examining the interaction of multiple dysfunctional cognitive processes and what implications these deficits have for assessment and intervention strategies. Additionally, he is interested in incorporating additional levels of analysis (e.g., neuroimaging) to increase our understanding of the disorder.

Select Publications

Raiker, J.S., Freeman, A.J., Perez-Algorta, G., Frazier, T.W., Findling, R.L., & Youngstrom, E.A. (in press). Accuracy of Achenbach Scales in the Screening of ADHD in a Community Mental Health Clinic. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Sibley, M.H., Campez, M., & Raiker, J.S. (in press). Reexamining ADHD-related self-reporting problems using polynomial regression. Assessment.

Raiker, J.S., Friedman, L.M., Orban, S.A., Kofler, M.J., Sarver, D.E., & Rapport, M.D. (in press). Phonological working memory deficits in ADHD revisited: The role of lower-level information processing deficits in impaired working memory performance. Journal of Attention Disorders.

Friedman, L.M., Rapport, M.D., Raiker, J.S., Orban, S.A., & Eckrich, S.J. (2016). Reading Comprehension Deficits in Children with ADHD: The Mediating Roles of Working Memory and Orthographic Conversion. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

May, A.C., Raiker, J.S., Elkin, T.D., Palermo, T.M., Karlson, C. (2015). Internalizing symptoms mediate the relationship between sleep disordered breathing and pain symptoms in a pediatric hematology/oncology sample. Children’s Health Care.

Sarver, D.E., Rapport, M.D., Kofler, M.J., Raiker, J.S., Friedman, L.M., (2015). Hyperactivity in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): Impairing deficit or compensatory behavior. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 1219-1232.

Raiker, J.S., Manning, E.M., Herrington, B., May, A.C., Haynes, S., Graves, P.E., & Karlson, C.W. (2015). Brief neurocognitive screening in youth with brain tumors: A preliminary investigation of the Lebby-Asbell Neurocognitive Screening Examination (LANSE). Brain Injury, 29, 1192- 1198.

Schaumberg, K., Vinci, C., Raiker, J.S., Mota, N., Jackson, M., Whalen, D., Schumacher, J.A., & Coffey, S.F. (2015). Applying the Acquired Preparedness Model to a Substance Dependent Sample with PTSD: The Moderating Effects of PTSD-Related Alcohol Expectancies. Addictive Behaviors, 41, 41-45.

Raiker, J.S., Greening, L., Stoppelbein, L., Becker, S.P., Fite, P.J., & Luebee, A.M. (2015). Mediating Effect of Psychopathy on the Risk of Social Problems Among Children with ADHD Versus Sluggish Cognitive Tempo Symptoms. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 46, 523-532.

Kofler, M.J., Alderson, R.M., Raiker, J.S., Bolden, J., Sarver, D.E., & Rapport, M.D. (2014). Working memory and intraindividual variability as neurocognitive indicators in ADHD: Examining competing model predictions. Neuropsychology, 28, 459-471.

Kofler, M.J, Rapport, M.D., Sarver, D.E., Raiker, J.S., Orban, S.A., Friedman, L., & Kolomeyer, E. (2013). Reaction time variability in ADHD: A meta-analytic review of 319 studies. Clinical Psychology Review, 33, 795-811.

Bolden, J., Rapport, M.D., Raiker, J.S., Sarver, D.E., & Kofler, M.J. (2012). Understanding phonological memory deficits in boys with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): Dissociation of short-term storage and articulatory rehearsal processes. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 40, 999-1011.

Raiker, J.S., Rapport, M.D., Kofler, M.J., & Sarver, D.E. (2012). Objectively measured impulsivity and ADHD: Testing competing predictions from the working memory and behavioral inhibition models of ADHD. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 40, 699-713.

Sarver, D.E., Rapport, M.D., Kofler, M.J., Scanlan, S.W., Raiker, J.S., Altro, T.A., & Bolden, J. (2011). Attention problems, phonological short-term memory, and visuospatial short-term memory: Differential effects on near- and long-term scholastic achievement. Learning and Individual Differences, 22, 8-19.

Kofler, M.J., Rapport, M.D., Bolden, J., Sarver, D.E., & Raiker, J.S. (2011). Working memory deficits and social problems in children with ADHD. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 39, 805-817.

Kofler, M.J., Rapport, M.D., Bolden, J. Sarver, D.E., & Raiker, J.S. (2010). ADHD and working memory: The impact of central executive deficits and exceeding storage/rehearsal capacity on observed inattentive behavior. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 38, 149-161.

Rapport, M.D., Bolden, J., Kofler, M.J., Sarver, D.E., & Raiker, J.S., & Alderson, R.M. (2009). Hyperactivity in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A ubiquitous core deficit or a byproduct of central executive processing deficits? Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 37, 521-534.

Rapport, M.D., Kofler, M.J., Coiro, M.M., Raiker, J.S., Sarver, D.E., & Alderson, R.M. (2008). Unexpected effects of methylphenidate in ADHD reflect decreases in core/secondary symptoms and physical complaints common to all children. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 18, 237-247.