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Fallon Cluxton-Keller, PhD

Faculty Associate, Johns Hopkins School of Education, Counseling and Human Development

Research Associate

Departmental Affiliation(s):

Population, Family and Reproductive Health


PhD , Texas Woman's University
MA , Southern Methodist University


As a clinician-researcher, my interests include the development of family-centered prevention strategies and brief family therapeutic interventions for underserved populations.

I am a co-investigator on two federally funded studies that focus on family support program impacts on parenting and mental health outcomes. I also conduct research on the implementation of evidence-based mental health interventions for underserved families. 

Clinical Training/Previous Employment: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Department of Psychiatry

Professional Licenses in Maryland:Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist; Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor; and Approved Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Supervisor. 


Honors and Awards

2010-2012 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, NIMH NRSA Child Mental Health Services and Service Systems Research, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

2012-2013 Fellow, NIMH Child Intervention, Prevention and Services 

2012-2013 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, AHRQ NRSA Family Health Services Research, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Family Therapy; Mental Health; Home Visiting; Attachment; Parenting; Implementation Science  

  • Eisbach S, Cluxton-Keller F, Harrison JN, Hayat M, Krall JR, & Gross D. (in press). Temper tantrums in preschoolers with Disruptive Behavior Disorder: Characteristics of tantrums in a clinic setting. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services.

  • Cluxton-Keller F, Burrell L, Crowne SS, McFarlane E, Tandon SD, Leaf PJ, & Duggan AK. (2013). Maternal relationship insecurity and depressive symptoms as moderators of home visiting impacts on child outcomes. Journal of Child and Family Studies. [Epub ahead of print]. NIHMS509140. Publ.ID: 2013-07-24_0006.

  • Tandon SD, Cluxton-Keller F, Colon L, Vega, P, & Alonso A. (2013). Improved adequacy of prenatal care and healthcare utilization among low-income Latinas receiving group prenatal care. Journal of Women’s Health. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed PMID: 24117000.

  • McFarlane E, Burrell L, Crowne SS, Cluxton-Keller F, Fuddy L, Leaf PJ, & Duggan AK. (2013). Maternal relationship security as a moderator of home visiting impacts on maternal psychosocial functioning. Prevention Science, 14(1), 25-39.

  • Harrison JN, Cluxton-Keller F, & Gross D. (2012). Antipsychotic medication prescribing trends in children and adolescents. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 26(2), 139-145.

     Harrison JN, Cluxton-Keller F, & Gross D. (2012). Pharmacology  continuing education posttest. Journal of Pediatric Health Care,  26(2), 146–148. 

    Tandon SD, Cluxton-Keller F, Leis J, Le HN, & Perry DF. (2011). A comparison of three screening tools to identify perinatal depression among low-income African American women. Journal of Affective Disorders, 136(1-2), 155-162.