Stacy Frazier

Stacy Frazier


  • Ph.D., 2000, Clinical Psychology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • M.A., 1999, Public Policy, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • B.A., 1993, Psychology, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

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Research Interests

Dr. Frazier directs a program of NIMH-funded research that examines mental health promotion for families living in urban poverty through capacity building in the natural, neighborhood settings that support them. She collaborates with partners in schools, parks, and mental health agencies and with colleagues in social work, organizational psychology, and school psychology to develop and test school- and out-of-school time models of community mental health practice that build on the strengths, respond to the needs, and respect the constraints of children’s service settings.

Select Publications

Frazier, S. L., Chacko, A., Van Gessel, C., O’Boyle, C., & Pelham, W. E. (in press). The summer treatment program meets the south side of Chicago: Bridging science and service in urban after-school programs. Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

Atkins, M. S. & Frazier, S. L. (in press). Expanding the toolkit or changing the paradigm: Are we ready for a public health approach to mental health? Perspectives on Psychological Science.

Lyon, A., Frazier, S. L., Mehta, T. G., & Weisbach, J. (in press). Easier said than done: Intervention sustainability in an urban after-school program. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.

Schoenwald, S. K., Garland, A. F., Chapman, J. E., Frazier, S. L., Sheidow, A. J., & Southam-Gerow, M. A. (2011). Toward the effective and efficient measurement of implementation fidelity. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 38, 32-43.

Frazier, S. L., Atkins, M. S., Olson, L. H., & Lyon, A. R. (2009). Same-sex and other-sex peer reports: Unique contributors to understanding children’s school adjustment. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 31, 152-158.

Frazier, S. L., Formoso, D., & Birman, D., & Atkins, M. S. (2008). Closing the research to practice gap: Redefining feasibility. In the Special Series: Ethical Challenges in Community-Based Research (Eds: C. Johnston & S. Woody). Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 15, 125-129.

Cappella, E., Frazier, S. L., Atkins, M. S., Schoenwald, S. K., & Glisson, C. (2008). Enhancing schools’ capacity to support children in poverty: An ecological model of school-based mental health services. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 35, 395-409.

Atkins, M., Frazier, S., Leathers, S., Graczyk, P., Talbott, E., Jakobsons, L., Adil, J., Marienez-Lora, A., Demirtas, H., Gibbons, R., Bell, C. (2008). Teacher key opinion leaders and mental health consultation in low-income urban schools. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 75, 905-908.

Frazier, S. L., Cappella, E., & Atkins, M. S. (2007). Linking mental health and after school systems for children in urban poverty. Preventing problems, promoting possibilities. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 34, 389-399.

Frazier, S. L., Adil, J. A., Atkins, M. S., Gathright, T., & Jackson, M. (2007). Can’t have one without the other: Mental health providers and community parents reducing barriers to services for families in urban poverty. Journal of Community Psychology, 35, 435-446.

Atkins, M. S., Frazier, S. L., & Cappella, E. (2006). Hybrid research models: Natural opportunities for examining mental health in context. Commentary in the Special Issue: Integrating Interventions and Services Research: Progress and Prospects (Eds. M. A. Southam-Gerow, H. L. Ringeisen, & J. T. Sherrill). Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 13, 105-108.

Atkins, M. S., Frazier, S. L., Birman, D., Adil, J. A., Jackson, M., Graczyk, P., Talbott, E., Farmer, D., Bell, C., & McKay, M. (2006). School-based mental health services for children living in high poverty urban communities. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 33,146-159.