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Research Activities

Our division is committed to the collaborative integration of research into the child and adolescent mental health services delivered in our clinics, in our community and in the field of mental health service delivery as a whole. Our aim is to conduct research that enhances practice, training and knowledge development in a manner that is sensitive to the needs of clients, family members and practitioners.

Our division's major areas of focus are a reflection of its individual faculty’s research interests, while also being responsive to its clinical and education mission. Major areas of investigation are listed below.

  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychopharmacologic approaches to treating ADHD
  • Predictors of and effects of multiple medication regimens
  • Antipsychotic side effects
  • Mental health in schools
  • Promoting evidence-based practice
  • Advancing quality assessment and improvement
  • Addressing problems related to trauma and violence exposure
  • Juvenile justice
  • Treatment effectiveness and services research
  • Development and diffusion of the Evidence Base for children’s mental health
  • Public mental health systems
  • Contextual factors in child development and services delivery
  • Quality improvement/outcomes service effectiveness
  • Bridging the research and practice gap
  • Service coordination and systems of care/community partnerships
  • Long-term outcomes of service recipients
  • Neuroimaging
  • Assessment and treatment of psychopathology
  • Approaches to assessment and treatment
    -- Telepsychiatry
  • Specific disorders and topic areas
    -- ADHD
    -- Asperger’s Disorder
    -- Exposure to trauma
  • Early childhood
  • Early childhood mental health services delivery
  • Parenting stress and parenting behavior
  • Effects of the preschool environment on child development
  • Development of social competence
  • Strengths-based approaches
  • Mentoring developing researchers

We encourage you to visit our faculty members' profiles to learn more about the specific research interests and scholarly production of division faculty.