Professor. Faraone is Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is also Senior Scientific Advisor to the Research Program Pediatric Psychopharmacology at the Massachusetts General Hospital. 

Prof. Faraone studies the nature and causes of mental disorders in childhood and has ongoing research in psychiatric genetics, psychopharmacology, with a current focus on machine learning approaches to these areas. An author on over 1000 journal articles, editorials, chapters and books, in 2005, ISI determined him to be the second highest cited author for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  From 2014 to 2022 he has been listed as a highly cited researcher by Thomson Reuters/Clarivate Analytics.  From 2019 to 2022, his citation metrics placed him in the top 0.01% of scientists across all fields. In 2021, expertscape indicated he was the top-rated expert in ADHD, worldwide. In 2022, he was their top-rated expert for neurodevelopmental disorders. His Web of Science lifetime H-Index as of August 2022 was 155. 

Prof. Faraone is Editor for the journal Neuropsychiatric Genetics.  He heads and He is President of the World Federation for ADHD and was a Founding Board member for the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders. In 2002, Professor Faraone was inducted into the CHADD Hall of Fame in recognition of outstanding achievement in medicine and education research on attention disorders. In 2010 he received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities from the State University of New York. In 2018 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics and in 2019 he received the Paul Hoch Award from the American Psychopathological Association.