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Lisa M. Amaya-Jackson

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Psychiatry, Child & Family Mental Health & Community Psychiatry
1121 W Chapel Hill St., Box 104426, Durham, NC 27701
1121 W Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27710


Dr. Amaya-Jackson is child and adolescent psychiatrist with >30 years working in the field of child 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 Co-Director at the UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress - coordinating center for the (SAMHSA funded) 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 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 national  efforts to increase access and quality of services for children through policy, training, and clinical  strategies a o create a evidence based, trauma-informed,  mental health workforce.    

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences · 2016 - Present Psychiatry, Child & Family Mental Health & Community Psychiatry, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · 1986 M.D.