Barbara Jean Burns
Professor Emeritus in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Barbara J. Burns, Ph.D., is Professor and Director of the Services Effectiveness Research Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Burns is a nationally recognized mental health services researcher. She has co-authored over 250 publications and was the lead author for the review of effective treatment for mental disorders in children and adolescents for the 1999 U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health.  She had a key role in evaluating SAMHSA-supported Systems of Care. Her research career emerged from clinical practice in an integrated health/mental health center. At the National Institute of Mental Health, she directed research focused on mental health services from primary care to tertiary care. Dr. Burns’ current primary interests are innovative community-based services and implementation of evidence-based treatment for youth and families.

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