Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Grand Rounds: Lisa Amaya-Jackson, M.D., M.P.H.

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Rachel Upjohn Building Auditorium and 

Webcast on Zoom

Jack & Nancy Westman Lectureship

“Landscape of Trauma's Impact on Children from Brain to Policy”

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Lisa Amaya-Jackson, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Duke University School of Medicine

Lisa Amaya-Jackson, MD, MPH, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist with more than 33 years of experience in the field of child trauma treatment. She is a tenured professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center, and Co-Director of the UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, the Coordinating Center for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN).  Dr. Amaya-Jackson is a co-founder of the Center for Child & Family Health a non-profit tri-university collaboration community trauma center.  She co-founded and directed the NC Child Treatment Program until 2021.  She is known for her research in assessment and cognitive-behavioral treatment, and for her experience in effectively implementing child trauma-informed, evidence-based treatments (EBTs) in community practice. Dr. Amaya-Jackson’s research and training interests currently focus on implementation science and decision-making guidance in the use of EBTs to create a trauma-informed mental health workforce. She has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and co-edited Enhancing Early Attachments: Theory, Research, Intervention, and Policy.


Polly Y. Gipson Allen, Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Associate Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Faculty Director of Community Engagement, Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research