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Gregory A. Aarons, Ph.D.
Recovery-Oriented Structures, Practices and Outcomes in CMHCs: A National Study (NIMH R01: PI: Maria Bonarrigo, Consortium PI: Aarons) (2014-2018)
KIIDS Knowing about Intervention Implementation in Detention Sites (NIDA U01: PI: Ralph DiClemente, Consortium PI: Aarons) (2013-2018)
Mixed-Methods Study of EBP Sustainment in a Statewide Service System (NIMH R01: 2012-2017)
Interagency Collaborative Teams to Scale-up Evidence Based Practice (NIMH R01: Multiple PIs: Aarons & Hurlburt) (2011-2017)
Implementation of an efficacious intervention for High Risk Women in Mexico (NIMH R01: Multiple-PIs: Aarons & Patterson) (2010-2016)
Transitional Case Management Program Evaluation (CA Department of Corrections: PI: Aarons) (2014-2016)
SafeCare+: Implementing and Evaluating Trauma-Informed, Evidence-Informed Interventions for Latino Families experiencing Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment (ACYF 90EV0422-01-00: PI: Aarons) (2013-2017)
In-Home Outreach Team Evaluation (SD County Contract/HHS: PI: Aarons) (2012-2015)
Advanced Center to Improve Pediatric Mental Health Care (NIMH P30: PI: John Landsverk, Core PI: Aarons) (2008-2013)
California Cascading Diffusion of EB Home Visitation Project (SKCP) (DHHS/ACF: PI: Charles Wilson; Subcontract PI: Aarons) (2008-2013)
Dynamic Adaptation to Implement an Evidence-Based Child Maltreatment Intervention (ADAPTS) (CDC R01: 2009-2012)
Advanced Center for Innovation in Services and Intervention Research (ACISIR) for Older People with Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses (NIMH P30: PI: Dilip Jeste, Core/Subcontract PI: Aarons) (2007-2012)
Implementation Strategy for Delivering a School-Based Mental Health Program (NIMH R21: PI: Sheryl Kataoka; Co-PI: Aarons) (2009-2011)
SafeCare San Diego: Cascading Diffusion of an Evidence-Based Child Maltreatment Intervention (CDC R18: PI: Mark Chaffin; Subcontract PI: Aarons) (2007-2011)
Mixed-Methods Study of a Statewide EBP Implementation (ORIN) (NIMH R01: 2005-2011)
Leadership Development for Evidence-Based Practice Implementation (LEAP) (NIMH R21: 2009-2010)
Evaluation of CSAT Treatment Program for Pregnant and Parenting Women (SAMHSA: 2007-2010)
Research Partnerships and Evidence-Based Treatment Uptake (NIMH R34: PI: Jacqueline Shipp; Subcontract PI: Aarons) (2005-2007)
Concept Mapping of Readiness for Evidence Based Practice (NIMH R03: 2004-2007)
SARMS Wraparound Evaluation (Mental Health Systems Inc.: 2003-06)
Organizational Factors in Youth Mental Health Services (NIMH K01: 2000-2005)
Evaluation of San Diego Family Drug Court Program (SAMHSA)
Child-Therapist and Caregiver-Therapist Alliance in Usual Care Psychotherapy (NIH/NIMH: 2008-2012)
Towards an Endophenotype for Amygdala Dysfunction (NIH/NIMH R01: 2009-2012)
Natacha Akshoomoff, Ph.D.
Autism Diagnostic and Assessment Services Project (ADAPT) (NIMH K23: 2006-2010)
Evaluation of Diagnostic and Services Practice in Autism (NIH/NIMH K23: 2004-2010)
Mary Baker-Ericzen, Ph.D.
Enhancing Driving Skills for Individuals with ASD through Group Cognitive Behavioral Intervention (National Foundation for Autism Research (NFAR) (2017-2018)
Supported Employment, Cognitive Enhancement, Social Skills Program for ASD Adults (NIMH R34: 2014-2018)
Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Driving for Individuals with ASD (Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism- Program Development Grant) (2016-2017)
Developing a New Program for Increasing "Soft Skills" for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders: College SUCCESS (Foundation for Developmental Disabilities (FDD)- Program Development Grant) (2015-2017)
Effectiveness and Implementation of a Mental Health Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders (NIMH R01: PI: Lauren Brookman-Frazee, Consortium PI: Baker-Ericzén) (2012-2017)
The Autism Impact Measure: A New Tool for Treatment Outcome Measurement (NIMH R01: PI: Micah Mazurek, Consortium PI: Baker-Ericzén) (2013-2016)
SUCCESS executive functioning and social skills program within the NFAR Technical Skills training program (National Foundation for Autism Research (NFAR)- Community Project) (2015)
Executive Functioning Enhancement Intervention for Teens/Young Adults with ASD National Foundation for Autism Research (NFAR) - Community Research Grant) (2014-2015)
Examining Parent and Family Factors in Children's Mental Health (NIMH K01: 2004-2009)
Integrated Continuum of Services (ICS) (California Endowment Collaborative grant with University of San Diego and the Exceptional Family Resource Center: 2005-2006)
Kids Included Together (KIT) (CA Dept. of Education: 2003-04)
Exceptional Family Resource Center (EFRC) (First Five Commission and Department of Education: 2002-2006)
Concepcion Barrio, Ph.D.
Culturally-Based Family Intervention for Mexican Americans (CFIMA) (NIMH R34: 2006-2009)
Exceptional Family Resource Center Evaluation (PI: Sherry Torok, Subcontract PI: Baker) (CA Dept. of Education: 2002-06)
Ethnocultural Factors in Serious Mental Illness & Community Rehabilitative Services (NIMH K01: 2000-2005)
Cultural Competence System Assessment (County of San Diego: 2002)
Lauren Brookman-Frazee, Ph.D.
Enhancing Autism Intervention in Mental Health Services (AIM) (NIMH K23: 2007-2012)
Translating Autism Intervention for Mental Health Services via Knowledge Exchange (NIMH K01: 2007-2012)
Parent Training and Parent Empowerment: Practices in Community Mental Health (Research Supplement to NIMH-funded “Practice and Research: Advancing Collaboration (PRAC)” PI: Ann Garland)
Integrating Evidence Practice in Youth Psychotherapy (Research Supplement to NIMH-funded “Practice and Research: Advancing Collaboration (PRAC)” PI: Ann Garland) (NIH/NIMH: 2004-06)
Sandra A. Brown, Ph.D.
Adolescent Neurocognitive Recovery Following Abstinence From Alcohol (NIH/NIAAA: 2007-2009)
Facilitating Adolescent Self-Change for Alcohol Problems (NIH/NIAAA R01: 2005-2010)
Adolescent Alcohol Treatment Outcome: Recovery Patterns (NIH/NIAAA R37: 2004-2009)
Integrated Intervention for Substance Abusers with Depression (Veteran’s Administration: 2004-08)
The Genetics of Adolescent Antisocial Drug Dependence (NIDA/Univ. of Colorado R01: 2000-2005) (PI: Thomas Crowley; Consortium PI: Brown)
Mark Chaffin, Ph.D.
Cascading Diffusion of an Evidence-Based Child Maltreatment Intervention (CDC R18: 2007-2011)
Research Partnerships and Evidence-Based Treatment Uptake (NIMH R34: PI: Jacqueline Shipp; Subcontract PI: Chaffin) (2005-2008)
Patricia Chamberlain, Ph.D.
Preventing Behavior & Health Problems for Foster Teens (NIH/NIDA: 2006-2011)
Cascading Dissemination of a Foster Parent Intervention (NIMH R01: 2000-2005)
Denise Chavira, Ph.D.
Feasible Delivery of CBT for Rural Latino Youth with Anxiety (NIH/NIMH R34: 2010-2013)
Improving Care for Anxiety in Pediatric Settings (NIMH K01: 2006-2011)
Home Visitation Quality Assurance Program (County of San Diego: 2001-2002)
Cynthia D. Connelly, Ph.D.
Collaborative Model Addressing Mental Health in the Perinatal Period (NIH/NIMH R01: 2008-2013)
Improving Interventions for Drug Abuse-Partner Violence (NIDA K01: 2002-2007)
Christina Corsello, Ph.D.
Determining the neurobiological effects of CNV's in humans by integrating molecular and cellular approaches with advanced imaging techniques (Simon Foundation SFARI: PI: Jonathan Sebat, Subcontract PI: Corsello)
Towards an Endophenotype for Amygdala Dysfunction (NIH/NIMH R01: PI: Ralph Adolphs; Subcontract PI: Corsello) (2009-2012)
Biomarkers of Autism at 12 months: Brain Overgrowth to Genes-Autism Center of Excellence (NIH/NIMH: 2007-2012)
Inger P. Davis, Ph.D.
Study of Permanency Planning Outcomes for Foster Children (Agency on Children, Youth and Families: 1993-94)
Study of Reunification Risks and Successes (OHDS: 1990-92)
Dimensions of Early Stress And Child Welfare Involvement (DIMENSIONS) (NIH/NICHD: 2005-2010)
Ann F. Garland, Ph.D.
System of Care Evaluation (SOCE) (County of San Diego/DHHS: 2008-2012)
Integrating Evidence and Practice of Youth Psychotherapy (NIMH R01: 2002-2007)
Practice and Research: Advancing Collaboration (PRAC) / Integrating Evidence and Practice of Youth Psychotherapy (NIMH: 2002-2007)
Measuring Outcomes for Youth Mental Health Services (NIMH K01: 1998-2003)
Adolescents' Perceptions of Mental Health Services (NIMH R03: 1996-97)
Adolescents' Satisfaction with Mental Health Services (Children's Hospital Pilot Grant Program: 1994-95)
Court-Referred Pathways to Mental Health Services (UCSD Academic Senate: 1994-95)
Helen Hayden-Wade, Ph.D.
Children's Care Connection (C3) (First 5 Commission of San Diego Healthy Development Services Initiative: 2002-2011)
Weight and Health Among African-American and Hispanic Populations (UCSD: 2004-2006)
Andrea Hazen, Ph.D.
Engaging Victims of Partner Violence in Services (NIH/NIMH K01: 2005-2010)
Evaluation of the Family Justice Center (Family Justice Center -Blue Cross prime: 2008-09)
Blue Shield Evaluation (Blue Shield grant to Chadwick Center: 2006-08)
Escondido Domestic Violence Response Team Evaluation (Center for Community Solutions: 2002-03)
Service Use and Outcomes Assessment for Partner Violence (NIMH R03: 1999-2001)
Evaluation of the Encinitas Domestic Violence Team (Contract from San Diego Department of Health Services: 1999-2001)
Evaluation of the Domestic Violence Teams (Contract from San Diego Department of Health Services: 2001-2002)
Richard Hough, Ph.D.
Acculturation, Need for and Use of Mental Health Services (POC) (NIMH Minority Investigator Research Supplement to "Patterns of Youth Mental Health Care in Public Service Systems:” Co-PIs: Richard Hough and Fernando Soriano) (1997-2001)
Patterns of Youth Mental Health Care in Public Service Systems (NIMH U01: 1996-2001)
A Tri-Ethnic Study of the Role of Culture and the Duration of Untreated Psychosis (Eli Lilly: 2003-2004)
Michael Hurlburt, Ph.D.
Advanced Center for Intervention and Services Research (NIMH P30: PI: John Landsverk, Core PI: Hurlburt) (2008-2013)
Improving Therapist Fidelity During EBP Implementation (NIMH R01: PI: Webster-Stratton, Subcontract PI: Hurlburt) (2005-2011)
Quality of Mental Health Care and Treatment Outcomes for Youth (NIMH K01: 2001-2007)
Caring for California Initiative (CCI) (Subcontract, CA State Department of Mental Health: 2000-2002)
Sigrid James, Ph.D.
Treating EBD Children in Foster Care—the Role of Residential Group Care (NIMH: 2008-2013)
Mental Health Services and Foster Care Placement Change (NIMH R03: 2001-2002)
Dilip Jeste, Ph.D.
Advanced Center for Innovation in Services and Intervention Research (ACISIR) for Older People with Schizophrenia and Other Psychosis (NIMH P30: 2007-2012) PI: Jeste
Loring Jones, Ph.D.
Evaluation of the San Diego County Juvenile Probation Choice Program (Weingard Fd and San Diego County Juvenile Probation: 1997-98)
Children and Domestic Violence (CADV): Effects on Policy and Practices for IPV on Child Placement (NIJ: 2002-2004)
Training on the Etiology/Treatment of Behavior Disorders (NIH/NIMH NRSA F31) (Sponsor: Joseph Price)
Katina M. Lambros, Ph.D.
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John A. Landsverk, Ph.D.
Chadwick Trauma Informed Systems Project (CTISP) Evaluation (DHHS/SAMHSA: PI: Charles Wilson, Subcontract PI: Landsverk) (2010-2013)
Advanced Center to Improve Pediatric Mental Health Care (ACIPMHC) (NIMH P30: 2008-2012)
Dimensions of Early Stress & Child Welfare Involvement (PI: Landsverk, OSLC subcontract from NIH/NICHD PI: Philip Fisher) (2005-2010)
Annie E. Casey Technical Report (Annie E. Casey Foundation: 2008-09)
The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC) (State of CA: 2004-09)
Effectiveness of Working Relationships Among Family Organizations and Children’s Mental Health Clinics: Follow Up to A National Survey (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: 2007-08)
Family Advocates’ Perspectives on Youth Mental Health Clinics (PIs: Landsverk & Hoagwood) (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: 2005-06)
Reaching Adolescent Pregnancy (RAP) Evaluation (OAPP/DHHS: 2002-07)
Linking Science and Practice to Improve Mental Health Care II – Evidence-based Practice in Clinical System (MacArthur Foundation)
Improving Care for Children in Child Welfare (NIMH R24: 2002-06)
Safe Schools/Healthy Students Evaluation (San Diego Unified School District with funding from DOEd/DHHS/DOJ, Evaluation Subcontract: 2001-2006)
Treatment and Services Development Center Evaluation (SAMHSA/DHHS: 2002-05)
Strategic Therapeutic Parenting Program (STP) (OCAN/DHHS: 2001-05)
Effects on Policy and Practices for IPV on Child Placement (CADV) (PI: Kelly Kelleher, Subcontract PI: Landsverk) (NIJ: 2002-04)
Adolescent Detainees and Medicaid (ADAM) (PI: Kelly Kelleher, Subcontract PI: Landsverk) (MacArthur Foundation: 2002-03)
Performance Outcomes for Data Management and Evaluation Systems (Contract from San Diego Department of Health Services: 1996-2006)
Mental Health Services Across Child Welfare Agencies (NIMH R01: 1999-2004)
Enrollment Contract Performance Evaluation for Healthy Families/Medi-Cal for Children (CA State Department of Health Services: 2000-2003)
San Diego County Heartbeat System of Care (CMHS/SAMHSA [Evaluation Contract through San Diego County Health and Human Services]: 1998-2003)
Evaluation of the San Pasqual Academy (County of San Diego: 2001-2006)
California Safe and Healthy Families (Evaluation Contract from California Department of Social Services and Stuart Foundation: 1998-2002)
San Diego Healthy Families America Clinical Trial (The California Wellness Foundation, CA State Department of Social Services, Stuart Foundations: 1995-2000)
US Air Force Family Violence Research and Evaluation (Subcontract, US Air Force Family Advocacy Prog: 1997-99)
Center for Research on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (NIMH P50: 1994-2005)
Research and Evaluation Component of the US Marine Corps/Army New Parent Support Program (Evaluation contract from US Marine Corps/US Army: 1992-99)
Early Precursors of Violent Behavior (CDC Subcontract: 1992-95)
Psychological Impact of Child Maltreatment (NCCAN: 1990-95)
Screening Impact on Services & Costs for Foster Children (NIMH R01: 1989-93)
Mental Health Screening of Foster Children (Packard Foundation: 1989-91)
Anna S. Lau, Ph.D.
Designing a Culturally and Socially Valid Intervention (NIH/NIMH K01: 2003-2008)
Laurel K. Leslie, M.D., MPH
Advancing Knowledge on Needs and Service Use for High Risk Children in Child Welfare (DHHS: 2005-07)
Improving Care for ADHD in Primary Care Pediatrics (NIMH K08: 2002-2007)
Kids Connection Program – East County (KSWB & Neighborhood Healthcare: 2003-06)
Developmental Screening and Enhancement Project (DSEP) (San Diego County's Proposition 10 Commission and San Diego County Department of Social Services: 2002-2004)
Developmental Screening and Enhancement Project (DSEP) (County of San Diego: 2002-05)
Children’s Care Connection (C-3) (First 5 Commission of San Diego: 2002-2004)
Screening and Triage for Developmental Problems in the Child Welfare System (Children's Hospital - San Diego [Healthy Communities Initiative] and San Diego County Department of Social Services: 1998-2001)
Medicaid Changes: Perceived Impact on At Risk Children (AHCPR R03: 1997-99)
Alan Litrownik, Ph.D.
Longitudinal Studies of Child Abuse and Neglect (LONGSCAN) (National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect: 1995-2011) (PI: John Landsverk 1995-98)
David Mandell, Ph.D.
Randomized Clinical Trial of the STAR program and Efficacy and Sustainability of the STAR Programs (NIMH R01: 2008-2010 and U.S. Department of Education Grant R324A080195: 2008-2012 [Stahmer])
Interstate Variation in Healthcare Utilization Among Children with ASD (NIMH R01: 2007-2012)
Kristen McCabe, Ph.D.
Cognitive Consensus in Cross-Cultural Competence (TWIST) (NIH/NIMH R01: PI: May Yeh; Consulting Investigator: McCabe) (2004-2010)
Developing Culturally Responsive Treatments for Children (NIMH K01: 2000-2005)
Mental Health Treatment Services for Latino Children (NIMH F32: 1998-2000)
Katherine Nguyen-Williams, Ph.D.
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Lawrence A. Palinkas, Ph.D.
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Joseph Price, Ph.D.
Community Implementation of KEEP: Fidelity & Generalization of Parenting Effects (NIMH R01: 2009-2015)
Program Evaluation of KEEP Foster Parent Intervention Program (San Diego County Child Welfare Services: 2013-2014)
Program Evaluation of Foster Youth and Homeless Educational Service Programs (San Diego County Office of Education Foster Youth & Homeless Education Services Program: 2013-2014)
Community Implementation of KEEP: Fidelity & Generalization of Parenting Effects (NIH/NIMH R01: 2009-2015)
Preventing Behavior & Health Problems for Foster Teens (NIH/NIDA R01: PI: Patricia Chamberlain; Subcontract PI: Price) (2006-2011)
Foster Youth Education Evaluation (FYS) (San Diego County Schools – Foster Youth Services Program: 2007-2010)
County Training Program (State of CA subcontract with County of San Diego SAY: 2005-09)
Maltreatment and Social Maladjustment (NIMH R29: 1991-96)
Effects of Maltreatment on Children's Social Development (William T. Grant Foundation: 1991-96)
Enola Proctor, Ph.D.
Center for Research to Improve Mental Health in Social Services (NIMH P30: 2004-2008)
Laura Proctor, Ph.D.
Trajectories of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adolescent Substance Abuse (NIH/NIDA K01: 2007-2012)
Scott Roesch, Ph.D.
Jacquelyn Shipp, Ph.D.
Research Partnerships and Evidence-Based Treatment Uptake (NIMH R34: 2005-2008)
Fernando Soriano, Ph.D.
Comparison of Partner Violence in Latino Communities (National Institute of Justice: 2000-2002)
Acculturation, Need for and Use of Mental Health Services (NIMH Minority Investigator Research Supplement to "Patterns of Youth Mental Health Care in Public Service Systems:” Co-PIs: Richard Hough and Soriano) (1997-2001)
Cultural Identity and Violence Prevention in Adolescents (CDC: 1998-2001)
Aubyn Stahmer, Ph.D.
Optimizing Fidelity of Empirically-Supported Behavioral Treatments for Mental Disorders (NIMH R21: Multiple-PIs: Stahmer & Jessica Suhrheinrich) (2012-2014)
Research on Infant/Toddler Mental Health: Building a Community Partnership (NIMH R21: 2009-2011)
Biomarkers of Autism at 12 months: Brain Overgrowth to Genes-Autism Center of Excellence (PI: Eric Courchesne, Subcontract PI: Stahmer) (NIMH P50: 2007-2012)
Interstate Variation in Healthcare Utilization Among Children with ASD (PI: David Mandell, Subcontract PI: Stahmer) (NIMH R01: 2007-2012)
Translating Pivotal Response Training into Classroom Environments (Dept. of Education R32: 2007-2011)
Randomized Clinical Trial of the STAR program and Efficacy and Sustainability of the STAR Programs (NIMH R01: 2008-2010 and U.S. Department of Education Grant R324A080195: 2008-2012 [PI:David Mandell, Subcontract PI: Stahmer])
Examining Practice Patterns for Children with Autism (NIMH K01: 2002-2007)
Jessica Suhrheinrich, Ph.D.
Optimizing Fidelity of Empirically-Supported Behavioral Treatments for Mental Disorders (NIMH R21: Multiple-PIs: Suhrheinrich & Aubyn Stahmer) (2012-2014)
Katherine Tsai, Ph.D.
Symptom Severity, Treatment Engagement, and Outcomes for Culturally Diverse Youth National Research Service Award (NIMH F31: 2008-2010) Sponsor: May Yeh
V. Robin Weersing, Ph.D.
Prevention of Depression: Impact on the Transition to Early Adulthood (NIH: 2009-2012)
Charles Wilson, Ph.D.
Chadwick Trauma Informed Systems Project (CTISP) Evaluation (DHHS/SAMHSA: 2010-2013)
California Cascading Diffusion of EB Home Visitation Project (SKCP) (DHHS/ACF: 2008-2013)
May Yeh, Ph.D.
Cognitive Consensus in Cross-Cultural Competence (TWIST) (NIH/NIMH R01: 2004-2010)
Race/Ethnicity in School-Based/Mental Health Services (NIMH K01: 1999-2005)
Service Delivery to Asian American Youths (NIMH F32: 1997-99)
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