John F. Curry

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Psychology and Neuroscience; Faculty Fellow of the Center for Child and Family Policy

John Curry is interested in the investigation of cognitive-behavioral interventions, alone and in combination with medication, for the treatment of adolescent major depression, substance abuse, and anxiety disorders. His research provides translation of efficacious treatments into community settings, such as brief motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy for teen and young adult substance abusers.

Curry and his team have written and tested the manuals for cognitive behavioral therapy in the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS)and are participating similarly in the Treatment of Adolescent Suicide Attempters Study (TASA).

Research Interests:

  • Adolescent Substance Abuse


  • Ph.D. Catholic University of America - 1978
  • M.A., Theology Washington Theological Union - 1983
  • M.A. Catholic University of America - 1972
  • B.A. Villanova University - 1970

Recent Publications (More Publications)

  • (2004) The Pediatric OCD Treatment Study (POTS)Team. (2004).Cognitive behavior therapy, sertraline, and their combination for children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of the American Medical Association, 292, 1969-1976. ,
  • (2004) The Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS) Team. Fluoxetine, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and their combination for adolescents with depression. Journal of the American Medical Association, 2004, 292, 807-820.

  • March, JS; Curry, JF (1998) Predicting the outcome of treatment. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 26, 39-51, [9566545], [doi], [abs]