Alex Sturm, M.A. is a graduate student researcher for the Treatment Studies for ADHD, Irritability, and Mood Disorders research group. Alex graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences in 2008. Currently, Alex is a 5th year PhD student at UCLA in Human Development and Psychology, where she obtained her Masters of Arts in Education in 2013. Alex’s research focuses on combining her dual interests in mental health treatment approaches for children and adolescence and statistics. Currently, she is using item response theory to explore treatment differences between several pharmacotherapies for ADHD. Alex is also involved with the thinkSMART program at UCLA as a group facilitator, co-author of the thinkSMART manual (in prep), and involved in thinkSMART program development.