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					                                                                                  Kerns, Suzanne E.U.
                                                                               Updated: December 2009

                                SUZANNE E.U. KERNS, PH.D.
                                        Curriculum Vitae

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences                      vm: 206.685.2766
University of Washington                                              fax: 206.685.3430
2815 Eastlake Ave East, Suite 200
Seattle, Washington 98102                                             sekerns@u.washington.edu
EDUCATION
1994-1997      B.S., Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
1998-2001      M.A., Psychology, University of South Carolina
1998-2006      Ph.D., Clinical-Community Psychology, University of South Carolina
POST-GRADUATE TRAINING
2006-2007  Senior Fellow, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Public
           Behavioral Health and Justice Policy, University of Washington School of Medicine,
           Seattle, Washington
FACULTY POSITION HELD
2009-present Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Washington,
             Seattle, Washington
2008-present Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of
             Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy, University of Washington School of
             Medicine, Seattle, Washington
2007-2008    Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division
             of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy, University of Washington School of
             Medicine, Seattle, Washington
OTHER APPOINTMENTS
2009-present Adjunct Medical Staff: Harborview Medical Center & UW Medical Center, Seattle, WA
CURRENT LICENSE TO PRACTICE
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Washington (#PY00003720)
TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES
September 2009- Course Instructor, University of Washington
December 2009   Evidence-based Practices: Parenting Interventions (Psyc543)
September 2008-    Course Co-Instructor, University of Washington
December 2008      Evidence-based Practices: Parenting Interventions (Psyc543)
                   Multidisciplinary graduate seminar hosted in UW Psychology Department. Included
                   graduate students from psychology, social work, psychiatric nursing, and special
                   education as well as fellows in psychiatry. Students were taught evidence-based
                   parenting intervention, ‘Helping the Noncompliant Child’ (McMahon & Forehand,
                   2003). Focus of seminar was on active skill acquisition and practicing delivery of
                   the intervention with instructor coaching and feedback.
March 2005-        Practicum Supervisor, University of Washington
June 2006          Psychology Independent Research (Psyc499)
                   Supervised undergraduate research practicum. Trained undergraduates in research
                   protocol, including recruitment, experimental design and intervention, and coding.




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July 2003-        Course Instructor, University of South Carolina
August 2003       Introduction to Psychology (Psyc101)
                  Didactic instruction for 26 undergraduate students. Lecture topics covered broad
                  areas of psychology and included psychological research, ethics, neuropsychology,
                  sensation and perception, child and adolescent development, issues in adulthood and
                  aging, personality, social psychology, and psychological disorders.
January 2002-     Course Instructor, University of South Carolina
July 2002         Psychology of Marriage and the Family (PsycE301)
                  Didactic instruction for two undergraduate classes. Lecture topics included family
                  diversity, research, styles of love, lifestyle alternatives, communication and conflict
                  resolution, mate selection, sexuality, pregnancy and parenting, family processes,
                  domestic violence, separation and divorce, and relationships among the elderly.

INVITED LECTURES (past 5 years only)
May 2009        University of Washington Workforce Initiative Speaker Series
                Title: Matching Evidence-Based Practices to the Problems of Children, Youth, and
                Families: Innovative Projects and Practical Strategies on How to Refer
May 2009          University of Washington School of Medicine
                  Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy Grand Rounds Series
                  Title: Project Focus: Connecting Youth in Foster Care with Evidence-based
                  Practices through Caseworker Training and Consultation
March 2009        University of Washington School of Medicine & Washington State Department of
                  Social and Health Services
                  Update on Evidence Based Practice
                  Title: Parent-mediated interventions for externalizing behavior problems
February 2008     University of Washington School of Medicine
                  Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy Grand Rounds Series
                  Title: Partnerships for Success: Strategy to enhance implementation of community
                  mental health programs
January 2008      University of Washington School of Medicine
                  Multisystemic Therapy training
                  Lecture topic: Parent-child interventions
April 2007        University of Washington School of Medicine
                  Psychology Resident Didactic Series
                  Title: Legislative issues and implementing community mental health programs for
                  children and youth
January 2006      Harborview Medical Center
                  Research methods seminar
                  Title: Pilot study of Triple P Level 2/3.
April 2005        Seattle Central Community College
                  Chemical Dependency and the Family (SHS232)
                  Title: Impact of exposure to community violence on children and adolescents.
AREAS OF RESEARCH INTERESTS (BASIC AND APPLIED)
      Parenting and Family Processes
      Evidence-Based Practices
      Community Psychology
      Children’s Mental Health Services

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PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
      Society for Prevention Research
      Society for Community Research and Action
CURRENT SUPPORT
No. UW SOC 09 Kerns (PI)                                                                02/09-9/09
SAMHSA
Yakima Valley Systems of Care; Partnerships for Success
This subcontract supports the UW Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy to provide
technical assistance and consultation to Yakima County and the Yakima Nation to engage in a strategic
planning process, implement, and evaluate multi-level impacts of evidence-based practices for children
with emotional and behavioral health needs and their families.
Role: Principle Investigator

0765-21236 Trupin (PI)                                                                    07/09-06/11
State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS);
Fit Consultation
The project goals are to implement a pilot program for post-release planning and treatment of juvenile
offenders with the co-occurring disorders of mental illness and drug/alcohol abuse or dependency.
Role: Co-Investigator
0765-25932 Trupin (PI)                                                                     07/09-06/11
State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
Evidence Based Practice Institute Children’s Mental Health Services
This project aim is to improve implementation of evidence-based and research-based practices by
providing sustained and effective training and consultation to licensed children’s mental health providers
and child serving agencies.
Role: Co-Investigator
SPECIALIZED CLINICAL & INSTRUCTIONAL TRAINING
2009   Triple P-Positive Parenting Program Levels 2-5 Training and Practitioner refresher, Pathways
       (for parents at risk of child abuse and neglect), Teen (ages 12-16)
2008   Helping the Noncompliant Child
2008   MATCH-ADC (Modular therapy for children with anxiety, depression or conduct problems)
2008   Partnerships for Success Academy training
2007   Multisystemic Therapy/ Family Integrated Transitions
2006   Parent Child Interaction Therapy
2006   Dialectical Behavior Therapy
2004   Standard Teen Triple P-Positive Parenting Program
2002   Standard Triple P-Positive Parenting Program
2001   Triple P-Positive Parenting Program Trainer Training
2000   Fred Jones Tools for Teaching Workshop
2000   Primary Care Triple P-Positive Parenting Program
LOCAL AND NATIONAL SERVICE
2006 – present Foster Care Assessment Project (FCAP), Washington State Department of Social and
               Health Services
2008 – present Child and Family Evidence-Based Practices Consortium (CF-EBPC) & State
               Implementation Network Research Group (SINERG)
2009 – present UW Psychology/Psychiatry residency grantsmanship seminar: Reviewer




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JOURNAL ACTIVITIES
 Ad Hoc Reviewer for:
    Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review
    Crime & Delinquency
    Prevention Science
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Publications in Refereed Journals
   Kerns, S.E.U., & Prinz, R.J. (2002). Critical issues in the prevention of violence related behavior
   problems. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 5, 133-160.
    Prinz, R.J., & Kerns, S.E.U. (2003). Early substance use by juvenile offenders. Child Psychiatry and
    Human Development, 33, 263-277.
    Kerns, S.E.U. & Bruns, E. (2007). Book Review: Treating and preventing adolescent mental health
    disorders. Clinical Psychology Review, 27, 676-677.
    Kerns, S.E.U., Rivers, A.M. & Enns, G.W. (2009). Partnerships for Success in Washington
    State: Supporting evidence-based programming for children’s mental health. Report on
    Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in Youth, 9, 55-62.
    Walker, S.C., Kerns, S.E.U., Lyon, A., Bruns, E.J. & Cosgrove, T.J. (in press). Impact of School-
    Based Health Center Use on Academic Outcomes. Journal of Adolescent Health.

Manuscripts Submitted to Refereed Journals
   Trupin, E.J., Kerns, S.E.U., Walker, S.C., DeRobertis, M.T. & Stewart, D. (under review, Journal of
   Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse). Family Integrated Transitions: A promising program for soon-
   to-be released incarcerated juvenile offenders.
    Kerns, S.E.U., Prinz, R.J. & Rivers, A.M. (under review, Anxiety, Stress & Coping). Influence of
    Coaching on Coping with Exposure to Community and School Violence.
Published Conference Proceedings
   Kerns, S.E., Bruns, E.J., Trupin, E.W. & Enns, G. (2009). Partnerships for Success in Washington
   State: An example of a community-based model to effectively implement evidence-based practices
   for youth. In C. Newman, J.J. Liberton, K. Kutash & R.M. Friedman (Eds.). The 22nd annual research
   conference proceedings, A system of care for children’s mental health: Expanding the research base
   (pp. 111-112). Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, Louis de la parte Florida Mental Health
   Institute, Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health.

    Dorsey, S., Kerns, S.E., Etchison, K & Trupin, E. (2009). Project Focus: Effective mental health
    practices for Washington’s foster children. In C. Newman, J.J. Liberton, K. Kutash & R.M. Friedman
    (Eds.). The 22nd annual research conference proceedings, A system of care for children’s mental
    health: Expanding the research base (p. 113). Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, Louis de la
    parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health.
Unpublished manuscripts and reports (name change occurred in 2001 from Upson to Kerns)
   Upson, S.E. (2001). Exposure to community violence, child aggressive behavior and caregiver
   support. Unpublished master’s thesis, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.
    Kerns, S.E.U., & Smith, C.M.O. (2002). Resources and barriers to successful school-based
    interventions: A process evaluation of the Positive Classroom Management program. Richland
    County School District One.
    Kerns, S.E.U. (2003). Fred Jones Tools for Teaching: A program evaluation (Report). Richland
    County School District One.

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   Kerns, S.U. (2004). Academic Outcomes Report. Richland County School District One. Available
   on-line: http://www.richlandone.org/ipda/FredJones/Academic%20Outcomes%20Report%20new.doc
   Kerns, S.E.U. (2006). Directed communication and coping with exposure to violence. Unpublished
   dissertation, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.
   Kerns, S.E.U. & Rivers, A. (2009). Partnerships for Success process evaluation (Report). University
   of Washington School of Medicine, Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy.
   Davenport, J., Kerns, S.E.U., & Rivers, A. (2009). Skokomish Tribe children’s mental health
   evidence-based practices pilot project: Process evaluation (Report). University of Washington
   School of Medicine, Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy.
   Rivers, A. & Kerns, S.E.U. (2009). Triple P evaluation and final report (Report). University of
   Washington School of Medicine, Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy.
   Kerns, S.E.U. (2009). Thurston-Mason County Multisystemic Therapy outcome evaluation: Final
   report (Report). University of Washington School of Medicine, Division of Public Behavioral Health
   and Justice Policy.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS (name change occurred in 2001 from Upson to Kerns)
   Smith, B.H., White, J., & Upson, S. (1999). Drug and alcohol use among college students with a
   childhood history of ADHD. Poster presented at Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy
   Conference, Toronto, Canada.
   Smith, B., Upson, S., & Linn, C. (1999). The seeds of college student binge drinking are sown in
   high school. Keynote address, Western New York Prevention Education Conference, Buffalo, NY.
   Smith, B., White, J., Stamper, G., & Upson, S. (2000). Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and
   binge drinking among college students. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for
   Prevention Research, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
   Upson, S., & Prinz, R.J. (2000, November). Early substance use by youthful offenders. Poster
   presented at the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy Conference, New Orleans, LA.
   Maddox, S.J., Oyeshiku, C.M., Upson, S., & Prinz, R.J. (2000, November). Collaborative evaluation
   of the Dream Team program for middle school students. Poster presented at the American Evaluation
   Association Conference, Waikiki, HI.
   Maddox, S.J., Kerns, S.E.U., Smith, C.O., & Prinz, R.J. (2002, May 30-June 1). Barriers to the
   implementation of school-based prevention programming, and potential solutions. Poster presented at
   the Society for Prevention Research, Seattle, WA.
   Kerns, S.E.U., Prinz, R.J., Dumas, J., Smith, E., & Laughlin, J. (2002, May 30-June 1). A
   longitudinal examination of the relationship and cumulative association of exposure to violence with
   childhood aggression and social competence. Poster presented at the Society for Prevention Research,
   Seattle, WA.
   Kerns, S., & Donelan, C. (2004, February). Fred Jones Tools for Teaching: Program evaluation.
   Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of South Carolina Educators for the Practical Use of Research
   (SCEPUR). Columbia, SC.
   Kerns, S.E.U., Prinz, R., Warren, M.E.W., & Smith, C.M.O. (2006, May 31-June 2). Primary Care
   Triple P initial feasibility study. Poster forum presentation for the Society for Prevention Research
   14th Annual Meeting: Applying prevention science to reduce health disparities, San Antonio, TX.




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Lee, T., Trupin, E.J., & Kerns, S.E.U. (2007, March). Family Integrated Transitions (FIT): Reducing
juvenile justice recidivism in a cost effective manner. Paper presented at 20th Annual Research
Conference A System of Care for Children’s Mental Health: Expanding the research base, Tampa,
FL.
Kerns, S.E.U. (2007, May 30-June 1). Promotion of coping with exposure to violence. Poster
presented at the Society for Prevention Research 15th Annual Meeting Advancing Science-Based
Prevention: Creating real world solutions, Washington, DC.
Kerns, S.E.U. (2007, June 19). Evidence-Based Practices: Treatment considerations for youth
exhibiting sexually aggressive behavior. Presentation at Children’s Administration, Division of
Children and Family Services, Region 6 Sexually Aggressive Youth Conference, Union, WA.
Kerns, S.E.U., Parrish, A., Trupin, E.W., & Bruns, E.J. (2008, February 11-13). From mandates to
reality: The use of a community-based model to effectively implement evidence-based practices.
Poster presented at the National Research Institute Annual Meeting, Arlington, VA.
Kerns, S.E.U., Julian, D. & Parrish, A. (2008, May 27-30). Partnerships for Success: An innovative
community-based strategy for adopting and sustaining evidence-based practices. Scientific
Roundtable presented at Society for Prevention Research 16th Annual Meeting Context & Prevention
Science, San Francisco, CA.
Sauerlender, R. & Kerns, S. (2008, June 9). Multisystemic Therapy: Reducing recidivism through
community-based intervention. Presentation at 2008 Washington State Evidence Based Expansion
Conference, Yakima, WA.
Kerns, S. (2008, October 18). Triple P Positive Parenting Program: A public health approach towards
providing effective parenting interventions. Presentation at 2008 Washington State Prevention
Summit, Yakima, WA.
Kerns, S.E., Bruns, E.J., Trupin, E.W. & Enns, G. (2009, March 2). Partnerships for Success in
Washington State: An example of a community-based model to effectively implement evidence-based
practices for youth. A system of care for children’s mental health: Expanding the research. Tampa,
FL.
Dorsey, S., Kerns, S.E., Etchison, K & Trupin, E. (2009). Project Focus: Effective mental health
practices for Washington’s foster children. A system of care for children’s mental health: Expanding
the research base. Tampa, FL.
Trupin, E.J., Kerns, S.E.U., Miller, K. & Miller, C (2009, September 10). Partnerships for Success:
A community model supporting children’s evidence-based programming: Skokomish Tribe.
Presentation at 2009 Tribal Communities Transforming Mental Health Conference, Chehalis, WA.




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