Enola K. Proctor, Center Director
Nationally recognized for her work in advancing the implementation of evidence-based practices in social service settings, Dr. Proctor
is a pioneer in the field of mental health services research.
J. Curtis McMillen, Associate Center Director
Dr. McMillen is Associate Director of the Center for Mental Health Services and Director of its Research Methods Core. His current research examines issues related to the quality of mental health services received by child welfare clients, quality improvement and assurance in mental health organizations and the service use of older youth as they leave the foster care system.
Wendy Auslander, Director, Center Research Network Development Core
work focuses on health care/health behaviors, evaluation of interventions, behavioral and family research in diabetes, HIV prevention among adolescents at risk, minority health and health promotion, family functioning, and chronic illness.
John Constantino, Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics, WU School of Medicine
has a long-standing research program involving the primary prevention of child maltreatment, which is linked to a public home visitation program supported by the State of Missouri. The program's goal is to develop a feasible and effective public health program for the prevention of child abuse and neglect. It will need to be linked to public mental health and social service systems to be most effective, and he is working on implementation of those components.
Renee Cunningham-Williams, Associate Professor, George Warren Brown School of Social Work
research centers on the comorbidity of mental health disorders, particularly those relating to behavioral addictions, risk taking, and antisocial behaviors.
Kristin Hawley, Assistant Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia
current research focus is on improving youth mental health services in community-based settings by collaborating with service providers and families.
Peter Hovmand, Director, Social System Design Lab (SSDLab), George Warren Brown School of Social Work
research focuses on how to implement and sustain innovations in human services and communities with applications in mental health, domestic violence, child welfare, health care, and natural resources.
Patricia (Trish) Kohl, Assistant Professor, George Warren Brown School of Social Work
Dr. Kohl’s reseach is informed by her clinical experience with maltreated children and their families in public and private settings. Her research focuses on the safety and mental health of children following entry into the child welfare system. Specifically, she studies how characteristics of parents within this system of care influence outcomes, and the translatability of evidence-based parent-mediated interventions into the child welfare system.
Eric Lenze, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, WU School of Medicine
areas of interest include anxiety and depression intervention in geriatrics and elderly persons' mental health during rehabilitation after a disabling medical event.
Nancy Morrow-Howell, Associate Director, Center Research Network Development Core; Ralph and Muriel Pumphrey Professor of Social Work; and Faculty Associate of the Center for Social Development at the Brown School
Professor Morrow-Howell has been on the faculty at the Brown school since 1987 and was named the Ralph and Muriel Pumphrey Professor of Social Work in 2003.
Assistant Professor Carrie Pettus-Davis has an active portfolio of research and direct practice experience focused on criminal justice and the needs of prison populations, including recently released prisoners. Her work in this area has earned her several awards including a prestigious Impact Award for conducting research of high significance.
Ramesh Raghavan, Associate Professor, George Warren Brown School of Social Work; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, WU School of Medicine
Dr. Raghavan’s research focuses on access to, and quality of, mental health services for vulnerable children, especially those in the child welfare system.
Paul Shattuck, Assistant Professor, George Warren Brown School of Social Work
Dr. Shattuck conducts innovative research that informs advocacy, policy making, and service design for people with developmental disabilities and special health care needs. Most of his current work is aimed at understanding service use and related outcomes among youth with autism as they leave high school and transition to young adulthood.
Emily Woltmann joined the Brown School in July 2011 as an assistant professor. Prior to her faculty appointment at Brown, Dr. Woltmann completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Severe Mental Illness Training and Evaluation Center (VA Ann Arbor Health Care System), the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and the VA Ann Arbor HSR&D Center for Practice Management and Outcome Research.
| Faculty Associates|
John A. Landsverk, Implementation Research Institute Associate Director
Dr. Landsverk is the Associate Director of the Implementation Research Institute. We brought him to the IRI to teach the Fellows about launching pilot work for implementation research, research methods challenges, and to facilitate the Fellows’ presentations.
| Post Doctoral Affliates|
Joseph Galanek, NIMH Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Dr. Galanek's current research agenda focuses on how clinical interactional processes such as therapeutic alliance and systems level processes such as the intersection and relationship of the mental health and criminal justice system affect treatment engagement for mentally ill individuals releasing from correctional institutions. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Ohio Department of Mental Health.
Ana Baumann, Research Associate
Dr. Baumann’s research involves reducing racial and ethnic disparities in access and utilization of services to treatment and quality of care by adapting, implementing, and disseminating evidence-based interventions for ethnic minority populations. She is also interested in international implementation and dissemination of evidence-based interventions.
Peter Doré, Center Director of Data Management, CMHSR/CAC Projects
Peter's interests include designing and developing database applications to improve the efficiency and accuracy of research data collection, he specializes in Subject Tracking/ Project Management databases and creating data entry systems.
Stacey McCrary, Project Manager
Stacey is currently the project manager for the project titled: Testing an Organizational Implementation Strategy in Children’s Mental Health.
Suchitra (Susie) Rath, Data Manager/Analyst
Susie Rath works as a Data Manager/Analyst for the Center.
Debra Robinson, Project Manager, TFCOY Project
Debra Robinson is currently the Project Manager for Preventing Conduct Disorder Among Children in the Child Welfare System (National Institute for Child Health and Human Development- 1R01HD061454-01A1).