Child and Family Behavioral Health

CFBH Faculty, Research Support and Staff

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Oliver Tom Massey, PhD

Oliver Tom Massey, PhD

Associate Professor & CFBH Co-Division Director

ITRE Multiple Principal Investigator & Evaluation Director

Research Interests:

Effective behavioral health services for youth and transition age adults, implementation science and practice, program evaluation, integration and sustainability of evidence-based practices, behavioral health services in schools, academic-community partnerships, service learning 

Cathy Sowell, MSW, LCSW

Cathy Sowell, MSW, LCSW

Assistant in Research & CFBH Co-Division Director

Research Interests:
Child, adolescent, and family mental health and wellbeing, child welfare and mental health system innovation and implementation, suicide prevention; transition age youth and young adult services; mental and physical health service integration; social justice and service equity

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Anna Abella, PhD

Assistant Research Professor

Research Interests:
Mental health services; child welfare systems; parent education; prevention and early intervention services; jail diversion programs; behavioral health equity 

Donna Burton, PhD

Donna Burton, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

ITRE Co-Investigator

Research Interests:
School based mental health services integration; child and adolescent behavioral health

Linda M. Callejas, PhD

Linda M. Callejas, PhD

Associate Research Professor

Research Interests:
Reducing the burden of inequities in communities that experience social marginalization; parents involved in child welfare systems

Ruby Joseph, MPA

Ruby Joseph, MPA

Assistant In Research

Research Interests:
Service implementation of programs that benefit minority populations and communities; issues that affect the mental, educational, and social development of children and youth

Bruce Lubotsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

Bruce Lubotsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

Associate Professor

ITRE Multiple Principal Investigator & Evaluation Director

Research Interests:
Mental health and substance abuse services delivery; behavioral health policy; mental health informatics; managed behavioral health care; translational research in adolescent behavioral health

Debra Mowery, PhD

Debra Mowery, PhD

Assistant Research Professor, CABH Program Director

Research Interests:
Children and families; behavioral health; system planning; behavior analysis; early childhood education; cultural competence and health disparities; community based research

Jessica Rice, PhD

Jessica Rice, PhD

Assistant Professor of Instruction

Research Interests:
Psychiatric hospitalization among youth; child and adolescent trauma; embedding trauma-informed care treatment practices into mental and behavioral health for young people

Roxann (McNeish) Taormina, PhD, M.S.W.

Roxann (McNeish) Taormina, PhD, MSw

Assistant Research Professor

Research Interests:
Mental Health and wellbeing among men and boys; child welfare systems change; prevention programs

Amy Vargo, PhD

Amy Vargo, PhD

 Assistant Research Professor

Research Interests:
Child welfare systems change; identification of evidence-based and promising practices within child welfare and children’s behavioral health; childhood trauma

Connie Walker-Egea, PhD, RDN, LND

Connie Walker-Egea, PhD, RDN, LND

Assistant Research Professor

Research Interests:
Development of instruments; survey research; evaluation capacity development

Svetlana Yampolskaya, PhD

Svetlana Yampolskaya, PhD

Research Professor

Research Interests:
Prevention adverse outcomes for children in the child welfare system; advanced analytical and methodological approaches


Staff

Donna Bell, M.Ed.

Donna Bell, M.Ed.

Web Content Administrator

 

Lisa Coy

Lisa Coy

Assistant Program Director

Research Interests:
Child welfare, parenting strategies for foster/adoptive parents, relative caregivers and birth parents

 

Marissa Cunningham

Marissa Cunningham

Fiscal & Business Analyst

Sandra Dwinell

Sandra Dwinell

Academic Services Administrator

Flandra Ismajli

Flandra Ismajli

Social & Behavioral Researcher

Research Interests:
Family preservations, crossover youth, substance use disorders, pediatric health.

 

Pam Menendez

Pam Menendez

Program Director

Research Interests:
Child welfare, parenting strategies for foster/adoptive parents, relative caregivers and birth parents

Lora Moustopoulos

Lora Moustopoulos

Learning & Development Facilitator

Research Interests:
Child welfare, parenting strategies for foster/adoptive parents, relative caregivers and birth parents

Cindi Shockley

Cindi Shockley

Training Support Specialist

Cassandra Thomas

Cassandra Thomas

Social & Behavioral Researcher

Research Interests:
Child welfare, parenting strategies for foster/adoptive parents, relative caregivers and birth parents

Quynh Tran

Quynh Tran

Research Support Specialist