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Marc Atkins, PhD


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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Atkins, M. S., Shernoff, E. S., Frazier, S. L., Schoenwald, S. K., Cappella, E., Marinez-Lora, A., Lakind, D., Cua, G., Bhaumik, R., & Bhaumik, D. (in press). Re-designing community mental health services for urban children: Supporting schooling to promote mental health. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. doi: 10.1037/a0039661

Asarnow, J., Hoagwood, K., Stancin, T., Lochman, J., Hughes, J. Miranda, J., Wysoci, T., Portwood, S., Piacentini, J., Tynan, W., Atkins, M., & Kazak, A., (2015). Psychological science and innovative strategies for informing health care redesign: A policy brief. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

Atkins, M. S., Rusch, D., Mehta, T. G., & Lakind, D. (2015). Future directions for dissemination and implementation science: Aligning ecological theory and public health to close the research to practice gap. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Published online July 9, 2015. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2015.1050724

Lakind, D., Atkins, M. S., & Eddy, J. M. (2015). Youth mentoring in context: Mentor perceptions of youth, environment, and the mentor role. Children and Youth Services Review, 53, 52-60. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2015.03.007

Frazier, S., Mehta, T., Atkins, M. S, Glisson, C., Green, P., Gibbons, R., Kim, J. B., Chapman, J., Schoenwald, S., Cua, G., & Ogle, R. (2015). The social context of urban classrooms: Measuring student psychological climate. The Journal of Early Adolescence, 35 (5-6), 759-789. doi: 10.1177/0272431615570056.

Rusch, D., Frazier, S. & Atkins, M. S. (2015). Building capacity within community-based organizations: New directions for mental health promotion for Latino immigrant families in urban poverty. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 42:1, 1-5. doi: 10.1007/s10488-014-0549-1.

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

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

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