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Susan dosReis, PhD — Contributing Investigator

Susan dosReis, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, and she holds a joint appointment in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.  She is a pharmacist with training in pharmacoepidemiology and treatment evaluation.  Dr. dosReis conducts qualitative and quantitative research on psychopharmacologic treatment among children and adolescents receiving care in community-based practice settings.  Dr. dosReis’ unique contribution to this field is her use of qualitative methods to explore parental reservations about the use of psychotropic medication as a barrier to engagement in mental health treatment for their children.  Recently, she received grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute to develop and test methods for eliciting and prioritizing preferences for evidence-based interventions.  The novel methods enrich the field of children’s mental health services and will be usefully applied to assist pediatric primary care providers to better engage families and children in their care in developing treatment plans that the families will adhere to.  She has authored and co-authored numerous publications on psychotropic medication use among children and adolescents who receive mental health services in community, outpatient settings.  She is a core faculty member of the Maryland Child Mental Health Innovations Institute, where she has led outcomes research that addresses the Maryland Mental Hygiene Administration’s initiatives on best practices.  She co-directs the Research Methods Core (with Dr. Slade from the University of Maryland), participates in Research Methods Core Project 2, and serves as the Center’s expert on qualitative methods. 


Contact Information
Susan dosReis, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
220 Arch Street, 12th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: 410.706.0807
Fax: 410.706.5394