Molly Lopez, PhD
Dr. Lopez is Co-Director of the South Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, Director of the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health (TIEMH), and a Research Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Lopez is a licensed clinical psychologist; her research interests include mental health services, child and adolescent service systems, the implementation of evidence-based practices, and school-based mental health. Dr. Lopez has partnered with a variety of systems to implement or evaluate the implementation of evidence-based mental health services, trauma-informed practices, suicide prevention and wraparound approaches. Dr. Lopez has led multiple NIH research and SAMHSA implementation grants, as well as state- and foundation-funded research, training, and policy initiatives. She has developed and tested psychosocial interventions, created and adapted psychological measures, and published over 25 peer-reviewed articles and over 50 evaluation or technical reports.