Evelyn Polk Green
Associate Members Kristin Hawley
Dr. Chorpita is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He previously served as the Clinical Director of Child and Adolescent Mental Health for the State of Hawaii Department of Health. Since 1999, Dr. Chorpita has chaired the Department of Health’s Evidence Based Services Committee, which has reviewed thousands of studies of child mental health treatments to establish evidence-based practice guidelines and performance standards for the state of Hawaii. Dr. Chorpita continues to actively research intervention, supervision, and dissemination at the University of Hawaii, where he was recently awarded the University’s Medal for Excellence in Research. He has published over 75 scientific articles and book chapters on childhood anxiety, evidence based practices, and related topics, and has held grants from the Hawaii Department of Education, Hawaii Department of Health, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He recently published a treatment manual with Guilford Press entitled Modular Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Childhood Anxiety Disorders.
Dr. Glisson is University Distinguished Research Professor and Director of the University of Tennessee Children’s Mental Health Services Research Center (CMHSRC). He received his doctorate in social work from Washington University St. Louis and has directed interdisciplinary, NIMH-funded research continuously since founding the CMHSRC almost two decades years ago. CMHSRC research teams include faculty from several universities in medicine, clinical psychology, industrial organizational psychology, economics, biostatistics, and social work. In addition to funding from NIMH, the CMHSRC has received funding from NIDA, SAMHSA, Health Resources Services Administration, Child and Maternal Health, Administration for Children and Families, Casey Family Program, Silberman Fund, Tennessee State Government, and other agencies. The research conducted by the CMHSRC focuses on children and families at risk of behavioral and mental health problems, and targets services provided by child welfare, juvenile justice, and mental health systems. Dr. Glisson’s research links a variety of service system characteristics to service quality and outcomes using organizational research methods and much of his recent work focuses on organizational culture and climate. His current research is devoted to developing and testing organizational intervention strategies for improving service system effectiveness.
Immediate Past President
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Evelyn Polk Green is the Immediate Past President of the CHADD National Board of Directors. She is the mother of two sons, one of whom is diagnosed with AD/HD – Inattentive type. Her current focus is on improving mental health services, especially for children, in urban, poor and minority communities.
Ms. Green is a member of the AACAP Pediatric Psychopharmacology Initiative and serves as a consultant to the NIMH on the Preschool AD/HD Treatment Study. She frequently represents the family perspective of children’s mental health issues, addressing topics such as cultural competency, parenting a child with specials needs and the importance of teamwork in the management of childhood mental disorders.
Ms. Green is the recipient of the 2000 CHADD “E” award for demonstrating the “Essence of Volunteerism”. In 2003, the CHADD Board of Directors established a Resource Center on AD/HD Minority Issues in Ms. Green’s name.
She is employed as an administrator in the Chicago Public Schools Office of Early Childhood Education. Ms. Green holds bachelor and masters degrees from National Louis University in early childhood education, leadership and advocacy and a masters degree in educational administration and supervision from Northern Illinois University.
Kristin Hawley received her undergraduate psychology degree summa cum laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She received her masters and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of California-Los Angeles. She is currently the Kaplan Postdoctoral Fellow in the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center, a NIMH-funded services and intervention research center in San Diego, California. Her research is focused on advancing knowledge of specific therapy processes that promote or hinder positive outcomes for children and families in community-based mental health settings, and encouraging the application of this empirical knowledge to clinical practice. She has worked extensively with the American Psychological Association Division of Clinical Psychology and Division of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology committees on evidence-based practice, developing procedures for evidence review and evaluation, and for dissemination of promising evidence-based practices to clinicians.
Dr. Hoagwood is Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry with Columbia University and Director of Research on Child, Adolescent and Family Services for the Office of Mental Health in the State of New York. In this capacity, she directs all research programs on youth and family service effectiveness, outcomes, and implementation of evidence-based practices for New York State. Formerly she served as Associate Director of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Research within the Office of the Director at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Dr. Hoagwood was also Chief of the Child and Adolescent Services Research Program at NIMH for ten years. Prior to her appointment at NIMH, she was Research Program Director and State School Psychology Consultant with the Texas Education Agency, supervising a statewide, multi-disciplinary program of research on community-based mental health and educational services for children with emotional, behavioral, and developmental disorders. Dr. Hoagwood earned her doctorate in School Psychology in 1987, and practiced clinically for 9 years. She has held academic appointments at the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Maryland. She has received numerous grants and awards, including the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Contribution Award and the Outstanding Scholar in Education award from the University of Maryland. Among her many publications are articles and books examining the effectiveness of child and adolescent services; implementation of evidence-based practices in children’s service systems; parent empowerment; family-based services; research ethics; and genetic epistemology in the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Dr. Jensen is the Director of the Center for the Advancement of Children’s Mental Health -- Putting Science to Work, and Ruane Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Before coming to Columbia University, Dr. Jensen was the Associate Director of Child and Adolescent Research at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). While at NIMH Dr. Jensen served as the lead NIMH investigator on the six-site NIMH and Department of Education-funded study of Multimodal Treatment of ADHD (the MTA Study), and also as an investigator on other NIMH multi-site studies.
Dr. Jensen received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and his medical degree from George Washington University Medical School. He did his general and child psychiatric residency training at the University of California, San Francisco and the Letterman Army Medical Center. Dr. Jensen is the author of many scientific articles and book chapters, has co-edited or authored a dozen books concerning children’s mental health issues, and serves on a number of editorial boards. Dr. Jensen’s current research focuses on translating scientifically validated assessment and intervention methods into “real-world” settings, testing optimal tools and strategies to assist providers, parents, and teachers in applying evidence-based approaches to child mental health problems.
Professor of Pediatrics
Columbus Children’s Research Institute, Ohio State University
Dr. Kelleher received an M.D. (summa) in 1984 from Ohio State University’s College of Medicine and did his Pediatric Residency at Northwestern University and Children’s Memorial Hospital of Chicago. In 1988 he received an M.P.H. (honors) in Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Hygiene and Public Health and was an Epidemiology Staff Fellow at the Institutes of Mental Health in Bethesda.
Dr. Kelleher’s earlier academic appointments include: Assistant Clinical Professor in Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Associate Director of the Center for Research and Evaluation and Director of the Child Working Group of the Rural Center for Mental Health Care Research at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and Staunton Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Schools of Medicine and Public Health.
He has published and spoken widely on multidimensional adaptive testing for mental health problems in primary care, assessments and Medicaid-managed care for children in foster care, primary care referral of children with psychosocial problems, functional limitations of school-aged children seen in primary care, clinicians’ use of standardized tools to address children’s psychosocial problems, and mental health, education, child welfare, and juvenile justice service use.
His current research interests are in primary care mental health services, rural alcohol use and alcohol services. Currently he has research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health on mental health services across child welfare agencies and patient ecology, adherence and treatment effectiveness.
Dr. Landsverk has a doctorate in sociology and currently is professor in the School of Social Work at San Diego State University and Director of the NIMH funded “Child and Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC)” at Children’s Hospital – San Diego. In addition, he is principal Investigator on the NIMH R01 “Mental Health Services Across Child Welfare Agencies” and the NIMH R24 “Improving Care for Children in Child Welfare. These studies focus primarily on mental health service delivery to children and adolescents involved in public service systems. Dr. Landsverk has published widely in this area, especially mental health service delivery to children and adolescents involved in the child welfare sector. Dr. Landsverk’s activities in the area of improvement of care, and dissemination and implementation of evidence based interventions include participation in “Cascading Dissemination of a Foster Parent Intervention” (NIMH funded R01 with Patti Chamberlain of the Oregon Social Learning Center as Principal Investigator), and “Caring for California Initiative” (consortium of four California centers to improve public mental health care for children with ADHD, conduct disorder, or major depression. In addition, Dr. Landsverk is sponsor on several K01 and K08 awards focusing on quality care improvement of public mental health services, addressing conduct disorder, ADHD, and autism.
Stephen Mayberg, Ph.D, has been Director of the California Department of Mental Health since February 1993. Since then, he has embarked on an ambitious agenda that includes major initiatives to reform the mental health system. These reforms reflect changes based on programmatic research and program outcomes and accountability. Dr. Mayberg received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Minnesota. He completed his internship at the University of California, Davis, and has worked for the California mental health system since that time. During his public service career, he has been an advocate for interagency programming and planning. In June 2002, Dr. Mayberg was appointed to the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health. Dr. Mayberg’s primary interest has always been as a clinician, and throughout his career he has continued to provide clinical services.
Lawrence A. Palinkas is a professor and Vice Chief in the Division of Family Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. He is also Director of the UCSD Immigrant/Refugee Health Studies Program and a professor of the UCSD/San Diego State University Joint Doctoral Programs in Clinical Psychology and Public Health. Dr. Palinkas received his B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California, San Diego. He also completed a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship in Epidemiology at the Naval Health Research Center. A medical anthropologist, his primary areas of expertise lie within the fields of behavioral medicine with a focus on psychiatric epidemiology and psychoneuroendocrinology, and in cross-cultural medicine with a focus on cultural epidemiology, ethnopsychiatry, and health services research. His current research includes an examination of social, psychological and environmental influences on behavior and performance in extreme environments (Antarctica, long-duration space missions), Latino health status and health services utilization, U.S. – Mexico border health issues, and community-oriented primary care and prevention for immigrants and refugee populations.
Larry has been engaged in child mental health services issues as both a practitioner (working part-time at a residential treatment center for adolescent boys in the late 1970s) and a researcher. He was the Principal Investigator of Project PALS, a NIDA-funded Research Demonstration Project designed to evaluate the use of social networking restructuring and social skills training in treating and preventing drug use in female adolescents. More recently, he was the principal investigator of the NIMH/CDC-funded East County Ethnographic Study. The latter involved the use of Rapid Assessment Procedures in the evaluation of the mental health impacts of the school shootings that occurred at Santana and Granite Hills High Schools in March, 2001. As a member of the CAIRN project, Dr. Palinkas will be engaged in the use of Rapid Assessment Procedures to conduct ethnographic studies of child welfare agencies with the intention of identifying and evaluating models of research/community agency collaboration, assessing resources and barriers to dissemination and implementation of E-BPMI, and developing a heuristic model of cultural exchange.
Sonja K. Schoenwald, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Associate Director of the Family Services Research Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Stanford University and her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Duke University. Her graduate training focused on the etiology and treatment of antisocial behavior in children and adolescents. Her current research focuses on the development, empirical validation, and dissemination of clinically and cost-effective mental health services for youth with complex clinical problems and their families. Dr. Schoenwald has taken leadership role in developing the clinical training and consultation protocols used to transport Multisystemic Therapy (MST) to communities throughout the United States and in several other countries and in the development of research to investigate the transportability and dissemination of evidence-based practices for children and families. She is Principal Investigator of a 41-site NIMH-funded study of the transportability of MST and of an Annie E. Casey Foundation funded randomized trial of an MST-Based Continnum of Care in Philadelphia, and consultant to investigators and government groups pursuing the implementation and evaluation of evidence-based mental health practices in usual care settings.
Principal Investigator and Network Director
John Weisz is President and CEO of the Judge Baker Children’s Center, and Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. Previously, he was Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the University of California at Los Angeles, where he served for a term as Director of the Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology and Director of the Psychology Clinic. He grew up in Mississippi and received his BA from Mississippi College. After serving as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya, he studied at Yale University, where he received a Ph.D. in clinical and developmental psychology. Before his appointment at UCLA, he was a faculty member at Cornell University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has served as President of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (the largest professional organization of researchers and practitioners in the field) and as President of the International Society for the Study of Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (the primary scientific organization in the field). His written work includes books and articles focused primarily on youth problem behavior and disorders, cultural factors in development and dysfunction, and psychotherapy for children and adolescents. His most recent books are Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents: Evidence-Based Treatments and Case Examples, published in 2004 by Cambridge University Press; Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (Co-Authors Bruce Chorpita and John Weisz), published in 2009 by PracticeWise, LLC; and Evidence-Based Psychotherapies for Children and Adolescents (Co-Editors John Weisz and Alan Kazdin), published in 2010 by Guilford Press. He and his wife Jenny, a child advocate attorney, have four children.
Dr. Southam-Gerow is an assistant professor in the psychology department at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and is the co-director of the VCU Anxiety Clinic, a program in the Center for Psychological Services and Development on the Monroe Park Campus of VCU. Dr. Southam-Gerow’s research focuses on the dissemination of evidence-based treatments (EBTs) for mental health problems in children and adolescents. He is currently working on an NIMH-funded project designed to adapt EBTs for anxiety and depression in a large public community mental health clinic in central Virginia through the application of a partnership model. Dr. Southam-Gerow also conducts research on emotion processes (e.g., emotion regulation, emotion understanding) in children and adolescents and how these relate to child psychopathology. Dr. Southam-Gerow is the author of dozens of scholarly papers and is on multiple journal review boards. He also serves on the board of Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Division 53 of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Southam-Gerow is also the incoming president of the board of the Richmond chapter of Agoraphobics Building Independent Lives (ABIL), a national non-profit organization offering services and information to individuals with anxiety disorders.
Jeanne Miranda, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA. She is a mental health services researcher who has focused her work on providing mental health care to low-income and minority communities. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University of Kansas and completed post-doctoral training at University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Miranda's major research contributions have been in evaluating the impact of mental health care for ethnic minority communities. She conducted a trial of treatment of depression in impoverished minority patients at San Francisco General Hospital. Traditional care for depression was contrasted with traditional care supplemented by case management. Case management offered additional benefits for Latino patients but were not beneficial for African American and white participants. She has also studied the impact of care for depression in low-income, minority women screened through county entitlement programs. This study found that short term care for depression is effective for impoverished women, but outreach is necessary to engage these women in care. Dr. Miranda is an investigator in three UCLA centers focusing on improving disparities in health care for ethnic minorities. She directs community cores and an innovative research core focusing on translating lifestyle interventions (diet and exercise) for low-income and minority communities. She was the Senior Scientific Editor of Mental Health: Culture, Race and Ethnicity, A Supplement to Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General, published August 2001.
Ann F. Garland, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, Deputy Director of the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC), and Supervising Psychologist at Rady Children's Hospital, Out-patient Psychiatry Clinic. Dr. Garland is principal investigator of an NIMH-funded study designed to characterize usual care psychotherapy practices for children with disruptive behavior problems in community-based out-patient treatment settings, examining the extent to which usual care is consistent and inconsistent with evidence-based elements of care. This study is being conducted in partnership with a team of community-based clinicians and follow-up studies are being developed by this research-practice partnership. Dr. Garland's previous research has addressed factors influencing mental health service utilization for children in foster care, race/ethnic disparities in service use, adolescent suicide prevention, and clinicians' use of evidence-based practices. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical and Community Psychology from Yale University.