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
Atkins, M., Graczyk, P., Frazier, S., Leathers, S., Talbott, E., Adil, J., Marinez-Lora, A., Jakobsons, L., Bell, C., Demirtas, H., & Gibbons, R. (in press). Teacher key opinion leaders and mental health consultation in urban low-income schools. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.
Cappella, E., Frazier, S., Atkins, M., Schoenwald, S., & Glisson, C. (2008). Enhancing schools' capacity to support children in poverty: An ecological model of school-based mental health services. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 35, 395-409.
Neal, JW, Shernoff, ES, Frazier, S.L, Stachowicz, E, Frangos, U, & Atkins, MS (2008). Change from within: Engaging teacher key opinion leaders in the diffusion of interventions in urban schools. The Community Psychologist, 41:2, 53-57.
Atkins, M. (2008). The meaning of mental health (and other lessons learned). In S. P. Hinshaw (Ed.). Breaking the silence: Mental health professionals disclose their personal and family experiences of mental illness (pp. 17-189). New York: Oxford.
Atkins, M., Neal, J. W., Letendre, J., & Gamm, S. (2008). Development of the Chicago Public School's ADHD policy manual: From community to university and back. In S. Evans, Z. Serpell, & M. Weist (Eds.), Advances in School-Based Mental Health, Volume 2 (3-1 to 3-16). Kingston, NJ: Civic Research Institute, Inc.
Frazier, S., Formoso, D., Birman, D., & Atkins, M. (2008). Building collaborations to bridge research and practice: Redefining feasibility. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 15, 125-129).
Frazier, S., Abdul-Adil, J., Atkins, M., Gathright, T., & Jackson, M. (2007). Can't have one without the other: Mental health providers and community parents reducing barriers to services for families in urban poverty. Journal of Community Psychology, 35, 435-446.
Frazier, S., Cappella, E., & Atkins, M. (2007). After school programs for children in urban poverty: Preventing problems and promoting opportunities. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 34, 389-399.
Atkins, M., Frazier, S., & Cappella, E. (2006). Hybrid research models: Natural opportunities to examine mental health in context. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 13, 105-108.
IJR Faculty Member
Marc Atkins, PhD
Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
Director of Psychology Training
Dr. Atkins has had a long-standing interest in the development of effective mental health services for children and families living in low-income communities. He is an active researcher in the areas of childhood ADHD and aggression, and a leading researcher on the development of school-based mental health services in urban high-poverty communities. He is a consultant to the Chicago Public Schools, the Illinois Department of Mental Health, and the New York City Board of Education. He was a member of the NIMH Services Research Review Committee from 1999 to 2001, and chair of the committee from 2001 to 2003.
School-based mental health services for children in urban poverty; models for effective community mental health services; dissemination of evidence-based practices
- Center for the Study of School and Community Mental Health Services for Children in Urban Poverty