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Kimberly Hoagwood

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Kimberly Hoagwood, Ph.D. is Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry with Columbia University and Director of Research on Child and Adolescent Services for the Office of Mental Health in the State of New York. She directs a number of research projects, which include a 9-site evidence-based trauma treatment program being deployed in 31 schools and clinics in New York City, and a randomized trial of the effectiveness of a parent-driven empowerment project, in collaboration with the Mental Health Association of New York City. 

In addition to her academic appointment, Dr. Hoagwood directs the Bureau on Youth Services Research for the State of New York’s Office of Mental Health.  There she is responsible for all of the research and evaluation programs on youth and family services, with a particular focus on the implementation of evidence-based practices for children, youth and families for the State. Prior to coming to New York, Dr. Hoagwood was the Associate Director of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Research within the Office of the Director at the National Institute of Mental Health.  Dr. Hoagwood was also Chief of the Child and Adolescent Services Research Program at NIMH for ten years.  Prior to her appointment at NIMH, she was Research Program Director and State School Psychology Consultant with the Texas Education Agency in Austin, supervising a statewide, multi-disciplinary program of research on community-based mental health and educational services for children with serious emotional, behavioral, and developmental disorders.  She also held academic appointments at the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Maryland. 

Dr. Hoagwood has received numerous grants and awards, including the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Contribution Award and the Outstanding Scholar in Education award from the University of Maryland. Among her many publications are articles and books examining the efficacy and effectiveness of child and adolescent services; evidence-based practices and their implementation in children’s service systems; national psychotropic medication practices; research ethics; and genetic epistemology in the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.  Dr. Hoagwood earned her doctorate in School Psychology in 1987 from the University of Maryland, and practiced clinically for 9 years.