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Primary Research and Clinical Interests
Maryann Davis, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology), Director of the Implementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center, and Director of the Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is a research psychologist with a distinguished career studying transition-age youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions and co-occurring substance use disorders. Her wide-ranging research addresses three areas:
(1) helping youth complete schooling and launch their adult work lives,
(2) developing and testing interventions that are tailored to their individual and developmental needs, including youth and young adults involved with the justice system, and
(3) identifying and addressing systemic barriers to good treatment, supports, and services for them.
Her research emphasizes the involvement of youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions as partners in the design, conduct, and dissemination of this research. Dr. Davis has received substantial U.S. Federal grant funding for this work. She has collaborated extensively for over a decade with OSLC scientists, including Drs. Sheidow, McCart, Chapman, and Drazdowski.