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Lisa M. Amaya-Jackson, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Division: 
Child & Family Mental Health & Developmental Neuroscience
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Office: 1121 W Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC 1121 W Chapel Hill St., Box 104426, Durham, NC 27701

Dr. Amaya-Jackson is child and adolescent psychiatrist with >25 years working in the field of children's exposure to trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, and bringing effective treatments to community providers and service systems.  She is tenured Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine.  Currently she is Associate Director at the UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress - coordinating center for (SAMHSA funded) the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and is Director of Duke Psychiatry’s Evidence-based Practice Implementation Center. She is a co-founder of the Center for Child & Family Health, in Durham, N.C. - a tri-university collaboration that provides specialty services and training curriculum for community children exposed to trauma & Co-Directs its NC Child Treatment Program, a comprehensive, public mental health initiative training clinicians to deliver trauma EBTs across the state. Known for her research in assessment, cognitive-behavioral treatment, and effective implementation of child trauma-informed, evidence-based interventions into community practice,  Dr. Amaya-Jackson’s research and training interests currently center on training and decision-making guidance on the use of EBTs to create a trauma-informed mental health workforce.   

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 1986

Publications

Powell, Byron J., Sheila V. Patel, Amber D. Haley, Emily R. Haines, Kathleen E. Knocke, Shira Chandler, Colleen Cary Katz, et al. “Determinants of Implementing Evidence-Based Trauma-Focused Interventions for Children and Youth: A Systematic Review.” Adm Policy Ment Health 47, no. 5 (September 2020): 705–19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10488-019-01003-3.

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Putnam, Frank W., Lisa Amaya-Jackson, Karen T. Putnam, and Ernestine C. Briggs. “Synergistic adversities and behavioral problems in traumatized children and adolescents.” Child Abuse Negl 106 (August 2020): 104492. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2020.104492.

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Chase, R. M., K. A. Carmody, M. Lent, R. Murphy, L. Amaya-Jackson, E. Wray, G. S. Ake, et al. “Disseminating parent-child interaction therapy through the learning collaborative model on the adoption and implementation of an evidence-based treatment.” Children and Youth Services Review 101 (June 1, 2019): 131–41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.03.043.

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Fairbank, John A., Ernestine C. Briggs, Robert C. Lee, Nida H. Corry, Jacqueline C. Pflieger, Ellen T. Gerrity, Lisa M. Amaya-Jackson, Valerie A. Stander, and Robert A. Murphy. “Mental Health of Children of Deployed and Nondeployed US Military Service Members: The Millennium Cohort Family Study.” J Dev Behav Pediatr 39, no. 9 (December 2018): 683–92. https://doi.org/10.1097/DBP.0000000000000606.

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Amaya-Jackson, Lisa, Dana Hagele, John Sideris, Donna Potter, Ernestine C. Briggs, Leila Keen, Robert A. Murphy, et al. “Pilot to policy: statewide dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatment for traumatized youth.” Bmc Health Serv Res 18, no. 1 (July 28, 2018): 589. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3395-0.

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Dorsey, Shannon, Katie A. McLaughlin, Suzanne E. U. Kerns, Julie P. Harrison, Hilary K. Lambert, Ernestine C. Briggs, Julia Revillion Cox, and Lisa Amaya-Jackson. “Evidence Base Update for Psychosocial Treatments for Children and Adolescents Exposed to Traumatic Events.” J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 46, no. 3 (May 2017): 303–30. https://doi.org/10.1080/15374416.2016.1220309.

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Sege, Robert D., Lisa Amaya-Jackson, and Lisa AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect, Council on Foster Care, Adoption, and Kinship Care; AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY Committee on Child Maltreatment and Violence; NATIONAL CENTER FOR CHILD TRAUMATIC STRESS. “Clinical Considerations Related to the Behavioral Manifestations of Child Maltreatment.” Pediatrics 139, no. 4 (April 2017). https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2017-0100.

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Murphy, Robert A., Holli E. Sink, George S. Ake, Karen Appleyard Carmody, Lisa M. Amaya-Jackson, and Ernestine C. Briggs. “Predictors of treatment completion in a sample of youth who have experienced physical or sexual trauma.” J Interpers Violence 29, no. 1 (January 2014): 3–19. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260513504495.

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Layne, Christopher M., Virginia Strand, Marciana Popescu, Julie B. Kaplow, Robert Abramovitz, Margaret Stuber, Lisa Amaya-Jackson, Leslie Ross, and Robert S. Pynoos. “Using the core curriculum on childhood trauma to strengthen clinical knowledge in evidence-based practitioners.” J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 43, no. 2 (2014): 286–300. https://doi.org/10.1080/15374416.2013.865192.

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DeRosa, R. R., L. Amaya-Jackson, and C. M. Layne. “From rifts to riffs: Evidence-based principles to guide critical thinking about next-generation child trauma treatments and training.” Training and Education in Professional Psychology 7, no. 3 (August 1, 2013): 195–204. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0033086.

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