Who We Are

The Center within the Institute for Juvenile Research (IJR) conducts research to provide mental health services for children living in low-income urban areas.

Using a public health approach to mental health the Center aims to provide interventions everywhere children live, learn & play.


  • Marc Atkins, PhD

    Director, Institute for Juvenile Research

  • Tara G. Mehta, PhD

  • Dana Rusch, PhD

  • Ané M. Maríñez-Lora, PhD