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Faculty and Staff

Multiple Principal Investigator: Julie Baldwin, Ph.D.

Dr. Baldwin is a Professor at Northern Arizona University's College of Health and Human Services. Her research has focused on alcohol and drug abuse prevention in youth and young adults, utilizing community-based participatory research approaches, working with underserved and/or marginalized populations, and addressing health disparities by developing and implementing culturally competent public health interventions.

Multiple Principal Investigator & Curriculum Director: Bruce Lubotsky Levin, DrPH

Dr. Levin is an Associate Professor in both the Department of Child and Family Studies at the University of South Florida, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences and the Department of Community and Family Health at the University of South Florida, College of Public Health. He is Head of the Graduate Studies in Behavioral Health Program. Dr. Levin currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research. He is Senior Editor of Mental Health Services: A Public Health Perspective, 3rd Edition; A Public Health Perspective of Women’s Mental Health; and Introduction to Public Health in Pharmacy. He is also Co-Author of Mental Health Informatics.

Multiple Principal Investigator & Evaluation Director: Tom Massey, Ph.D.

Dr. Massey is Associate Professor and Director of the Policy Division in the Department of Child and Family Studies at the University of South Florida, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences. He specializes in the organization, implementation, and evaluation of mental health services for adolescents in schools and the community. He has expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodology and has conducted research and evaluation projects on the delivery of mental and behavioral health services in K-12, the sustainability of mental health services, and adolescent engagement in effective services. He is the author of Evaluation Human Research Development Programs: A Practical Guide for Public Agencies and numerous publications and book chapters devoted to evaluation in the applied sector.

Project Director: Donna Burton, Ph.D.

Dr. Burton is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies at the University of South Florida, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences. She earned her PhD from the Department of Community and Family Health in the College of Public Health. She has served in a range of positions from practitioner to Clinical Director and Executive Director for both private non-profit and public sector entities. She has provided specialized curricula to drug abuse and mental health practitioners and administrators on multiple occasions at four state-level schools of addiction studies. Dr. Burton has participated in the implementation of evidence-based practices for adolescents through federal level grant-funded mechanisms.

Assistant Project Director: Kristi James, M.Ed.

Kristi James is the Assistant Project Director for the Institute for Translational Research in Adolescent Behavioral Health. She brings to this position almost 10 years of experience working in higher education including advising students, leading teams, developing extracurricular programs, communicating effectively with stakeholders, supervising and coaching staff, planning events, forecasting and managing budgets, and coordinating complex projects. In previous positions she was responsible for academic affairs, faculty affairs, student recruitment, student advising, budgeting, admissions, course scheduling, hiring, and supervising. She is passionate about mentoring students through academic programs and providing support, guidance, and resources to help students achieve their academic goals.

Contact Information:

For additional information please contact Donna Burton or Kristi James:

Donna Burton, Project Director, at 813-974-3241 or

Kristi James, Assistant Project Director, 813-974-4916 or

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