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
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

Pennoti R, Lawson G, Mautone, JA, Rosenquist R, Rubin D, Young J: Building and sustaining programs for school-based behavioral health services in K-12 schools. CHOP Policy Lab White Paper April 2022.

Cascio, C.N., Lauharatanahirun, N., Lawson, G.M., Farah, M. J., & Falk, E. B. : Parental education is associated with differential engagement of neural pathways during inhibitory control. Scientific Reports 12, 2022.

Lawson,G.M., Owens, J.S., Mandell, D.S., Tavlin, S., Rufe, S., So, A., & Power, T.J. : Barriers and Facilitators to Teachers’ Use of Behavioral Classroom Interventions. School Mental Health 2022.

Lawson, G., Mandell, D. Owens, J. S., Tavlin, S., Rufe, S., & Power, T. : Malleable Determinants of Teachers’ Use of Evidence-Based Behavioral Interventions in the Classroom. Poster presentation at the 14th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health. Virtual. December 2021.

Tavlin, S., Linn D., Power, T., & Lawson, G. : Teacher perspectives on the student-teacher relationship with students with ADHD: Perceived impact on use of positive behavioral interventions. Poster presentation at the ADHD Research and Practice Exchange of the ABCT ADHD Special Interest Group. Virtual. November 2021.

Young J, Pennotti R, Gerdes M, Lawson G, Mautone J: Exploring Innovative Research & Partnerships to Support School-based Mental Health Services. CHOP Policy Lab Blog Post October 2021.

Lawson, G: How Can Community-partnered Research Help Schools & Teachers Support Students with ADHD? CHOP Policy Lab Blog Post October 2021.

Suwak. K., Lawson, G.M., DuBois, T., & Fink, R. : Implementation outcomes from a randomized experiment of a trauma-informed PBIS model In Fink, R. (Chair), Evaluating and Implementing a Trauma-Informed PBIS Model in Philadelphia.. Oral presentation at the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness. Virtual. September 2021.

Connors, E., Lawson, G., Wheatley-Rowe, D., & Hoover, S: Exploration, preparation and implementation of standardized assessment in a multi-agency school behavioral health networ. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research 48(3), 2021.

Lawson, G., Kumar, A, Hudash, E., & Eiraldi, R. : Preparing to implement behavioral health interventions in schools: Context matters. Poster presentation at the 13th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health. Washington, DC. Dec 2020.

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Last updated: 07/25/2022
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