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Mental Health

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Core Faculty

Catherine Bradshaw, PhD
Adjunct Professor
Research interests:  Youth violence prevention, children’s mental health, school-based prevention, implementation and type II translational research, scale-up of evidence-based programs, school climate and bullying, child and adolescent development, and disparities in health and educational outcomes.

Debra Furr-Holden PhD
Adjunct Professor
Research interests:  Drug epidemiology, the built environment, alcohol outlets, policy, health disparities, environmental assessment.

Nicholas Ialongo, PhD
Research interests: School-based prevention interventions whose long term goals are educational and occupational success and the prevention of violence, substance abuse and mental disorders.

Philip Leaf, PhD
Research interests: Involved in research and practice related to the prevention of violence, mental illness, and substance abuse through the development and dissemination of effective prevention and promotion of assets and resilience in clinical settings, families and personal relationships, schools, and communities.

Elizabeth Letourneau, PhD
Research interests: development and evaluation of primary prevention programs aimed at potential child sexual abuse victims and perpetrators, their parents, and other adults involved in providing care or services to children and adolescents; evaluation of prevention and intervention policy and practice.

O. Lee McCabe, PhD
Senior Associate
Research interests: Public health systems research; disaster-caused mental/behavioral health surge; training interventions for community resilience; competency-based psychological first aid; use of technology in translation/uptake of participatory mental health research; and pharmacotherapy of opiate addiction.

Tamar Mendelson, PhD
Associate Professor
Research interests: Mindfulness-based preventive interventions; prevention of depression and promotion of resilience among underserved youth and adolescents; prevention of postpartum depression; perinatal mental health; cultural adaptation of interventions

Elise Pas, PhD
Associate Scientist
Research interests: School-based interventions to promote positive behavioral, social, emotional, and academic outcomes; implementation, dissemination, and scale-up of evidence-based interventions and practices in schools; and teacher development as a means for improving implementation and student outcomes.

George W. Rebok, PhD
Research interests:  Life-span developmental psychology, gerontology, prevention research, cognitive neuropsychology, cognitive training and intervention, cognitive aging and health, dementia

Elizabeth Stuart, PhD
Research interests:  Statistical methods for prevention research, including missing data, causal inference, non-experimental studies, and randomized experiments.  Application areas include school-based prevention programs, drug and alcohol abuse, and autism.

Affiliated Faculty

Michelle Carlson, PhD
Associate Professor
Research interests: Older adults, cognitive health, neuropsychology, dementia prevention, and functional imaging.

Jeanine Parisi, PhD
Associate Scientist
Research interests:  Cognitive engagement, social engagement, leisure activities, cognitive interventions, activity interventions, memory, personality and aging, dementia prevention.

Adam P. Spira, PhD
Associate Professor
Research interests: sleep disorders, aging, cognitive decline, depression, anxiety, prevention of cognitive decline

Affiliated Faculty from Other Departments And Schools

Robert Findling, MD
School of Medicine

Deborah Gross, PhD
School of Nursing

Anne Duggan, ScD
School of Medicine

Anne Cash, PhD
School of Education

Tina Cheng, MD
School of Medicine