Kristin L. Dean

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Adjunct Researcher
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Ph.D. in clinical psychology, Alliant International University


Kristin L. Dean is an adjunct researcher at the RAND Corporation. She is interested in professional education, behavioral medicine, and the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based interventions in community settings, particularly trauma-focused treatments for children and youth. Dean earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Alliant International University and completed her postdoctoral training at the University of Florida. She is board certified in clinical psychology.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine; Director, University of Tennessee Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody

Selected Publications

B. A. Wiens, S. C. Haden, K. L. Dean, & J. A. Sivinski, "Impact of Peer Aggression and Victimization on Substance Use in Rural Adolescents," Journal of School Violence, 9, 2010

K. L. Dean et al., "School-Based Disaster Mental Health Services: Clinical, Policy, and Community Challenges," Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 39(1), 2008

K. L. Dean et al., "Acceptability of Asking Parents about Their Traumatized Children’s Symptoms," Psychiatric Services, 55, 2004

M. R. Moser, K. Dean, J. Todd, J. Ebert, A. J. Pumariega, "A Systems-building Model for Children and Youth in State Custody," Adolescent Psychiatry, 4, 2015

K. L. Dean, et al. "Trauma-Informed Care," in Tennessee Department of Health and Human Services, Best Practice Guidelines for Children and Youth, Tennessee Department of Health and Human Services, 2013

L. H. Jaycox, A. K. Langley, & K. L. Dean, Support for Students Exposed to Trauma (SSET) Program: Group Leader Training Manual, RAND (TR-675), 2009

S. Hoover, H. Sapere, E. Nadeem, J. Lang, K. L. Dean, P. Vona, "Statewide Implementation of an Evidence-based Intervention for Trauma in Schools," School Psychology Quarterly, 33(1), 2017