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Donna Burton, PhD

Donna Burton, PhD

Assistant Research Professor

Phone: 813-974-3241

Office: 2437

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Research Interests:

School based mental health services integration; child and adolescent behavioral health

Donna Burton, Ph.D. is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Child & Family Studies within the College of Behavioral & Community Sciences at the University of South Florida.  Dr. Burton's research focuses on school based mental health services integration and child and adolescent behavioral health, generally.  She is the Project Director for the Institute for Translational Research in Adolescent Behavioral Health, a graduate level research education program.

Dr. Burton holds a Master’s Degree in counseling psychology from Harvard University, Graduate School of Education. She obtained her doctoral degree from the USF College of Public Health.

Before earning her PhD, and a faculty position at USF, Dr. Burton spent 15 years as a practitioner and administrator in community-based behavioral health programs working with adults, children and families to address the complex issues surrounding comorbidity of substance-related and mental disorders.