Lisa M. Amaya-Jackson
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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.   

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Contact Information

  • 1121 W Chapel Hill St., Box 104426, Durham, NC 27701
  • 1121 W Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27710

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