Kimberly E. Hoagwood, Ph.D.

New York University School of Medicine

Kimberly Eaton Hoagwood, Ph.D., is Cathy and Stephen Graham Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She holds a joint position with the Division of Children, Youth and Families at the New York State Office of Mental Health.  Before coming to New York, she was Associate Director for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Research with the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and oversaw the entire portfolio of research on children and adolescents, spanning basic to applied studies. In 2000 she served as Scientific Editor for the Office of the Surgeon General’s National Action Agenda on Children’s Mental Health with Dr. David Satcher. Dr. Hoagwood is Co-PI of a NIMH-funded ALACRITY Research Center on Implementation and Dissemination of Evidence-Based Practices among States, known as IDEAS ( This work builds on two prior NIMH-funded centers, as well as numerous other federal grants and state contracts, that concentrate on improving children’s mental health services in state systems.  Her specific research interests focus on parent and caregiver activation in children’s health services, quality measurement in children’s behavioral health, and improving state policies that affect child and family services through the use of scientific evidence.