Associate Professor of Child Psychology in the Child Study Center; Vice Chair for Ambulatory Services; Clinical Faculty Affairs, Child Study Center; Director, Psychology Training; Clinical Director of Outpatient Services, Child Study Center
Outpatient Services Research
We are interested in improving outpatient mental health services for children and adolescents – including the ways in which youth and families access services, the tools used to support assessment, and the types of treatment interventions provided – with a goal of improving the overall effectiveness of services provided. Our work focuses on multiple aspects of treatment in a diverse, community-based setting.
Working within an active clinical setting allows us to understand the structures, challenges, and opportunities available to other service providers both locally and nation-wide. Furthermore, while research has begun to shift, many existing clinical measures and interventions were primarily developed in research settings that are both less diverse and often highly controlled. It is critical that we understand how these tools and interventions work for all families and across a variety of clinical contexts.
Our group has expanded the knowledge-base by validating several commonly used measures of behavioral health symptoms within a diverse sample of participants. In addition, we continue to explore implementation of evidence-based treatment models with the support of local partners, and continually work to develop processes and structures to support and enhance our ability to provide mental health services in an efficient and effective manner.
Our Outpatient Services Research Team works closely with other research groups at the Child Study Center to facilitate enrollment in studies to examine more specific treatment interventions. We have also worked with state partners on short-term data collection projects to support validation of new measures for community settings.
IRB Study Title(s)
Medical Services Provider
Associate Research Scientist and Lead of Clinical Operations in the Child Study Center; Vice Chair of Clinical Operations, Child Study Center
Albert J. Solnit Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of PediatricsResearch Interests
- Adolescent Psychiatry
- Child Psychiatry
Collaborating Yale Faculty
Associate Professor Child Study Center
Associate Professor, Child Study Center; Director Program for Anxiety Disorders, Child Study CenterResearch Interests
- Avoidance Learning
- Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms
- Mental Disorders
- Child Psychiatry
- Hypothalamo-Hypophyseal System
- Psychiatry and Psychology
Professor in the Child Study CenterResearch Interests
- Autistic Disorder
- Behavior Therapy
- Tourette Syndrome
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders