John Landsverk, PhD
Trained in sociology (doctoral) as well as psychiatric epidemiology and mental health services research (post-doctoral), Dr. Landsverk’s research career has focused on mental health care for children involved in the child welfare system and also research on implementation of evidence based interventions in the child mental health and child welfare service sectors. For 25 years, he held a faculty position in the School of Social Work at San Diego State University while developing and directing the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) at Children’s Hospital in San Diego. Within CASRC, he led three NIMH funded research centers as well as multiple R01 studies and an R24 Child and Adolescent Interdisciplinary Research Network. Currently, he is a Research Scientist at the Oregon Social Learning Center, a Senior Scholar at the Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis, and Senior Research Professor at the School of Social Work, University of Southern California. Dr. Landsverk and colleagues have published widely on findings from the national child welfare study, National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) and also on methods issues in dissemination and implementation research. He has mentored extensively early career investigators through sponsorship of many K01 awardees and also through two NIMH funded R25 training programs, namely, the Child Health Intervention, Prevention and Services program (CHIPS) housed in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh and the Implementation Research Institute (IRI) at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Landsverk has chaired multiple standing panels at the NIMH and also chaired the five person Braam Oversight Panel in the State of Washington for nine years that was formed from a mediated settlement to a class action suit involving the child welfare and mental health systems.