Research and Clinical Interest:
Trauma and Resilience; Mental Health and Disaster/Crisis Response
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Lifespan)
Research & Scholarship:
Principal Investigator: PREPARE (Providing Support, Reaching Educators, Parents/Students, and Restoring community with Effective interventions). Grant supported statewide trainings/consultations for mental health crisis response to disaster/crisis impacting the school system. Tennessee Dept of Education, Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools. Initial funding $120,000 for the first 18 months and $30,000/year for 7 years.
Co-Investigator: Integration of Mental Health in Schools. A state infrastructure building grant supporting development/adoption of state guidelines for mental health by the State Board of Education and development of teams and infrastucture building statewide. Tennessee Department of Education. Office of Coordinated School Health. $300,000 for 18 months.