Institute for Translational Research Education in Adolescent Drug Abuse (ITRE)

Faculty & Staff


Contact Information

For additional information please contact:

Co-Investigator, Donna Burton, 813-974-3241
Project Director, Ercilia Calcano, 813-974-8578

 

Tom Massey, PhD

Oliver Tom Massey, PhD

Multiple Principal Investigator & Evaluation Director

Dr. Massey is associate professor and co-director of the Division of Child and Family Behavioral Health in the Department of Child and Family Studies at the University of South Florida, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences. He specializes in the organization, implementation and evaluation of mental health services for adolescents in schools and the community. He has expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodology and has conducted research and evaluation projects on the delivery of mental and behavioral health services in K-12, the sustainability of mental health services, and adolescent engagement in effective services. He is the author of Evaluation Human Research Development Programs: A Practical Guide for Public Agencies and numerous publications and book chapters devoted to evaluation in the applied sector.

Bruce Lubotsky Levin, DrPH

Bruce Lubotsky Levin, DrPH

Multiple Principal Investigator & Curriculum Director

Dr. Levin is an associate professor in both the University of South Florida's Department of Child and Family Studies, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences and the Department of Community and Family Health, College of Public Health. He is head of the Graduate Studies in Behavioral Health Program. Dr. Levin currently serves as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research. He has teaching and research interests in mental health and substance abuse services delivery, behavioral health policy, mental health informatics, managed behavioral health care, and translational research. He is senior editor of Mental Health Services: A Public Health Perspective, 3rd Edition, A Public Health Perspective of Women's Mental Health, and Introduction to Public Health in Pharmacy. He is also co-author of Mental Health Informatics.

Julie Baldwin, PhD

Julie Baldwin, PhD

Director of the Center for Health Equity Research/NAU

Multiple Principal Investigator & Health Equity Director

Dr. Baldwin is a professor at Northern Arizona University's College of Health and Human Services. Her research has focused on alcohol and drug abuse prevention in youth and young adults, utilizing community-based participatory research approaches, working with underserved and/or marginalized populations (particularly Native Americans), and addressing health disparities by developing and implementing culturally competent public health interventions. As an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, she has made a life-long commitment to serving diverse communities and to advocating for health promotion programs for children, adolescents and families.

Donna Burton, PhD

Donna Burton, PhD

Co-Investigator

Dr. Burton is a research assistant professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies at the University of South Florida, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences. She earned her PhD from the Department of Community and Family Health in the USF College of Public Health. She has served in a range of positions from practitioner to clinical director and executive director for both private non-profit and public sector entities. She has provided specialized curricula to drug abuse and mental health practitioners and administrators on multiple occasions at four state-level schools of addiction studies. Dr. Burton has participated in the implementation of evidence-based practices for adolescents through federal level grant-funded mechanisms.

 Ercilia Calcano, MPH

Ercilia Calcano, MPH

Project Director

Ercilia Calcano brings 20 years of public health experience in program planning and development, community engagement, budgeting, program management and evaluation, research administration, and teaching. Her previous leadership roles brought about policy and system changes. She has worked with local coalitions to implement teen substance abuse best practices in communities and schools and has served in state and national workgroups to tackle public health priorities. She has conducted international public health programs, is bilingual, and is experienced in recruitment and implementation of programs for diverse populations. She has provided students with service-learning opportunities focused on the needs of underserved populations and root causes of health disparities.

 Lauren Julian

Lauren Julian

Research Assistant

 

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The Institute for Translational Research Education in Adolescent Drug Abuse is supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health under award number R25DA031103.