University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Psychiatry (M/C 747)
Institute for Juvenile Research
1747 W. Roosevelt Road, Rm. 155
Chicago, IL 60608

Office Phone: (312) 413-1048
Office Fax: (312) 413-0214

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Hoagwood, K. E., Atkins, M. S., & Ialongo, N. (in press). Unpacking the black box of implementation: The next generation for policy, research, and practice. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.

Starin, A. C., Atkins, M. S., Whermann, K. C., Mehta, T., Hesson-McGinnis, M. S., Marinez-Lora, A., McConnaghey, M., & Mehlinger, R. (in press). Moving science into a state child and adolescent mental health system: Illinois’ evidence informed practice initiative. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

Atkins, M. S., Strauman, T. J., Cyranowski, J. M., & Kolden, G. G. (2014). Reconceptualizing internship training within the evolving clinical science training model. Clinical Psychological Science, 2, 46-57.doi: 10.1177/2167702613501308

Mehta, T. G., Atkins, M. S., & Frazier, S. L. (2013). The organizational health of urban elementary schools. School Mental Health. Online doi: 10.1007/s12310-012-9099-4

Atkins, M. S. & Lakind, D. (2013). Usual care for clinicians, unusual care for their clients: Rearranging priorities for children’s mental health services. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 40:1, 48-51.

Frazier, S. L., Mehta, T. G., Atkins, M. S., Hur, K., & Rusch. D. (2013). Not just a walk in the park: Efficacy to effectiveness for after school programs in communities of concentrated urban poverty. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 40:5, 406-418. doi: 10.1007/s10488-012-0432-x

Leffler, J. M., Jackson, Y., West, A., McCarty, C., & Atkins, M. (2012).Training in evidenced based practice across the professional continuum. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 44:1, 20-28. doi: 10.1037/a0029241

Cappella, E., Hamre, B., Kim, H. Y., Henry, D., Frazier, S., Atkins, M., & Schoenwald, S. (2012). Teacher consultation and coaching within mental health practice: Classroom and child effects in urban elementary schools. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80, 597-610.

Shernoff, E. S., Atkins, M. S., Frazier, S. L., Marinez-Lora, A., & Jakobsons, L. (2011). Teachers supporting teachers in urban schools: What iterative research designs can teach us. School Psychology Review, 40, 465-485.

Atkins, M. S., & Frazier S. L. (2011). Expanding the toolkit or changing the paradigm: Are we ready for a public health approach to mental health? Perspectives on Psychological Science, 6, 483-487.

Marc Atkins, PhD

Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry

Director, Institute for Juvenile Research

Director, Dissemination and Implentation Research and Policy Program, UIC CCTS Community Engaged Research Core

Dr. Atkins has a long-standing interest in the development of effective mental health services for children and families living in high poverty urban communities, and is an active researcher in the areas of childhood ADHD and aggression, and community mental health services for children and families. He is a frequent consultant to national and international organizations and currently serves on two national boards, as Secretary of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science, and as Past-President of the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (APA Division 53).


School-based mental health services for children in urban poverty; models for effective community mental health services; dissemination of evidence-based practices