Brooke T. McLaughlin, MD MPH

Research interests

My career has integrated interests in medicine, research, and entrepreneurship with a current focus on optimization of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) care in the pediatric outpatient setting.  As a member of the founding team for two biotech start-ups and as a trained pediatrician, I am devoted to implementing medical best practice combined with innovative opportunities to deliver novel, high impact interventions where kids are seen most (the pediatric clinic and school). 

My fellowship research, under the guidance of Dr. Susanne Tanski, is focused on the design and study of a novel educational, motivational and strengths-based tool for parents of children with newly diagnosed ADHD.  Utilizing a user-centered design approach, we will study family and physician experience and perception of the tool to inform revisions and, subsequently, study the impact of the tool on parent and child engagement in treatment, knowledge, confidence, and experience of care.  The overarching goal is to support parents in becoming confident and optimistic leaders of their child’s multi-disciplinary care team while allowing children to learn more about their unique ADHD minds in a framework that inspires strength and hope. 

In my free time, I love to ski, run and be outside with my family. I am learning to play the violin and continue to play piano and write music whenever possible.


McLaughlin BT, Filiano JJ. Pediatric Brain Death.  Pediatrics in Review 2021 Mar; 42(3): 161-163.

Payne KK, Mine JA, Eskiocak U, Schmidt M, McLaughlin BT, Gabrilovich D, Conejo-Garcia J.  BTN3A1 Governs Antitumor Responses by Coordinating αβ and γδ T Cells. Science 2020 Aug 21: 369(6506) 942-949.