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Dana L. Cunningham
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Dana L. Cunningham Ph.D.

Academic Title: Clinical Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Psychiatry
Location: 737 W. Lombard St., 4th floor
Phone: (410) 706-0980

Personal History:

Dana graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology in 2004. Following the completion of her internship at the University of Maryland Medical System/ Maryland Veterans Administration Consortium, she completed a postdoc at the Center for School Mental Health. Currently, Dr. Cunningham is the Coordinator for the Prince George's School Mental Health Initiative (PGSMHI). The PGSMHI is designed to provide intensive school-based counseling and supports to students in special education.

Research Interests:

Resilience, empirically supported treatment for ethnic minority youth

Clinical Speciality:

School mental health; child and adolescent psychology


Cunningham, D., Stephan, S., Paternite, C., Schan, S., Weist, M.., Adelsheim, S., & Flaspohler, P. (October, 2007). Stakeholders' Perspectives on the Recommendations of the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health. Psychiatric Services, 58(10), 1344-1347.

Cashel, M.L., Cunningham, D., Landeros, C., Cokley, K.O., & Muhammad, G. (2003). An evaluation of sociocultural attitudes and symptoms of bulimia among diverse college groups. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 50(3), 287-296.

Cokley, K., King, A., Cunningham, D., Komarraju, M., & Muhammad, G. (2003). Ethnic differences in the measurement of academic self-concept in a sample of African American and European American college students. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 63(4), 707-722.

Cokley, K., Bernard, N., Cunningham, D., & Motoike, J. (2001). A psychometric investigation of the Academic Motivation Scale using a United States sample. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 34(2), 109-119.

Cokley, K., Miller, K., Cunningham, D.L., Motoike, J., King, A., Awad, G. (2001). Developing an instrument to assess college studentsâ?T attitudes towards pledging and hazing in Greek letter organizations. College Student Journal, 35(3), 451-456.

Cunningham, D.L., Beale, R.L., Mattis, J.S., Stovall, E.L., Morgan, L.M., White, D.L. (1998). Impact of psychosocial stressors on the mental and physical health of women: An investigation of relationship problems, economic strain, and weight concerns. Peers and Preventions: A Journal of Undergraduate Peer Helping Research, 2(1), 22-25.