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Gwendolyn M Lawson

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Research Psychologist, 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.
Post-Graduate Training
Psychology Intern, VA Maryland Health Care System /University of Maryland School of Medicine (School Mental Health Track), Baltimore, MD, 2016-2017.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2017-2019.
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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lawson, G. M., Moore, T., Okamura, K., Becker-Haimes, E.M., & Beidas, R. : Knowledge of Evidence-Based Services Questionnaire: Development and validation of a short form. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research 47, 2020.

Pellecchia, M., Beidas, R., Lawson, G., Williams, N., Seidman, M., Kimberly, J., Cannuscio, C.,& Mandell, D.: Does implementing a new intervention disrupt use of existing evidence-based Autism interventions. Autism 27(7), 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.

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