Lisa Amaya-Jackson, MD, MPH, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist with more than 25 years of experience in the field of child trauma treatment. She is a tenured professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center, an associate director of the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, and the director of Duke Psychiatry’s Evidence-based Practice Implementation Center. Dr. Amaya-Jackson is a co-founder of CCFH and Director Emeritus of the NC Child Treatment Program. She is known for her research in assessment and cognitive-behavioral treatment, and for her experience in effectively implementing child trauma-informed, evidence-based treatments (EBTs) in community practice. Dr. Amaya-Jackson’s research and training interests currently focus on implementation science and decision-making guidance in the use of EBTs to create a trauma-informed mental health workforce. She has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and co-edited Enhancing Early Attachments: Theory, Research, Intervention, and Policy.
Areas of Focus: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 12 Core Concepts of Childhood Trauma, trauma screening and assessment, trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), implementation science, trauma-specific evidence-based treatments