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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Full Time Faculty

Dr. Sonja Schoenwald   Sonja K. Schoenwald, Ph.D.
   Division of Global and Community Health

  843-876-1811 phone
  843-876-1808 fax


Biographical Sketch
Dr. Schoenwald received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Stanford University and her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Duke University. Her academic home at MUSC since 1993 has been the Family Services Research Center (FSRC), now the Division of Global and Community Health. She was Associate Director of the FSRC from 1994 - 2004, during which time she took the lead in the development and empirical evaluation of the clinical training and support strategies used to transport Multisystemic Therapy (MST) nationally and internationally. She is widely published in the areas of children's mental health services, implementation science, and the measurement of treatment fidelity in community practice settings. She has been Principle Investigator or co-investigator with colleagues at MUSC and other universities of research funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Drug Abuse, Annie E. Casey Foundation, and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The overarching objective of her research is to increase the availability of clinically and cost effective psychosocial interventions for youth experiencing significant clinical problems and their families. 


Clinical and/or Research Expertise
Children's Mental Health Services Research, Implementation Research, Fidelity Measurement




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