Donna L. Burton, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Office: MHC 2334
Voice Mail: (813) 974–3241
Fax: (813) 974–7743
Education and History
Came to USF
B.A. Atlantic Union College, 1990
Ed.M. Harvard University, 1991
Ph.D. University of South Florida, 2013
School based Mental Health Services Integration
Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health
Translational Research in Behavioral Health
Science of implementation of evidence-based practices
Children and Families Comorbidity of Substance-related and Mental disorders
Mental Health Counselor
(Florida License # PMH1301 - provisional)
Institute for Translational Research Education in Adolescent Drug Abuse
Donna Burton, Ph.D. is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Child & Family Studies within the College of Behavioral & Community Sciences at the University of South Florida. Dr. Burton's research focuses on school based mental health services integration and child and adolescent behavioral health, generally. She is the Project Director for the Institute for Translational Research Education in Adolescent Drug Abuse, a graduate level research education program.
Dr. Burton holds a Master’s Degree in counseling psychology from Harvard University, Graduate School of Education. She obtained her doctoral degree from the USF College of Public Health.
Before earning her PhD, and a faculty position at USF, Dr. Burton spent 15 years as a practitioner and administrator in community-based behavioral health programs working with adults, children and families to address the complex issues surrounding comorbidity of substance-related and mental disorders.