Gwendolyn M Lawson, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Roberts Building, 8291
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
2716 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Education:
B.A. (Human Biology)
Stanford University, 2009.
M.A. (Psychology)
University of Pennsylvania, 2012.
Ph.D. (Psychology)
University of Pennsylvania, 2017.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

I am a licensed clinical psychologist, with clinical expertise in assessment and intervention for youth externalizing disorders as well as youth anxiety disorders, and strong experience in working on multidisciplinary teams.

Description of Research Expertise

I have research expertise and interest in the areas of school mental health and implementation science.

Selected Publications

Lawson, G., Fink, R., Suwak, K., Spillane, M., & Gray, A.: What happens after the efficacy trial ends? Sustainment of intervention use. Oral presentation accepted at the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness. Event cancelled. March 2020.

Nuske, H. J., Pellecchia, M., Lushin, V., Rump, K., Seidman, M., Ouellette, R. R., Cooney, D., Maddox, B., Lawson, G. M., Song, A., Reisinger, E. M., & Mandell, D: Do student characteristics affect teachers’ decisions to use 1:1 instruction? Poster Presentation at the Biennial Conference of the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC). Seattle, Washington Sept 2019.

Lawson, G. M., McKenzie, M. E., Becker, K. D., Selby, L., & Hoover, S: The common elements of evidence-based social emotional learning programs. Prevention Science 20(4): 457-467, 2019.

Locke, J., Lawson, G. M., Beidas, R. S., Aarons, G. A., Xie, M., Lyon, A. R., Stahmer, a., Seidman, M., Frederick, L., Oh, C., Spaulding, C., Dorsey, S. & Mandell, D. S. : Individual and organizational factors that affect implementation of evidence-based practices for children with autism in public schools: a cross-sectional observational study. Implementation Science 14(1), 2019 Notes: Online only.

Nuske, H. J., Pellecchia, M., Lushin, V., Rump, K., Seidman, M., Ouellette, R. R., Cooney, D., Maddox, B., Lawson, G. M., Song, A., Reisinger, E. M., & Mandell, D. S: Do student characteristics affect teachers’ decisions to use 1:1 instruction? Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 49(7): 2864-2872, 2019.

Mandell, D, Pellecchia, M, Lawson G, Williams, N, Beidas, R: A randomized trial of deimplementation in response to new technology: The TeachTown study. Oral presentation at the 11th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health. Washington, DC Dec 2018.

Last, B., Lawson, G.M., Breiner, K., Steinberg, L., & Farah, M. : Childhood socioeconomic status and executive function in childhood and beyond. PLoS ONE 13(8): e020296, 2018 Notes: Online only.

Lawson, G. M., Hook, C. J., & Farah, M. J: A meta-analysis of the relationship between socioeconomic status and executive function performance among children. Developmental Science 21(2), 2018.

Locke, J., Pellecchia, M., Fishman, J., Lawson, G., Xie, M., & Mandell, D. S. : The use of psychological and organizational theories to predict implementation of evidence-based practices in school settings. Oral Presentation at 10th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health. Arlington, VA Dec 2017.

Nissley-Tsiopinis, J., Lawson, G. M., Mautone, J. A., Bansal, P., Sheehan, A., & Power, T. J: Goal attainment to measure patient centered response to evidence-based intervention in urban primary care. Oral Presentation at meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. San Diego, CA. Nov 2017.

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