Sharon Hoover, PhD
Dr. Hoover is an associate professor of psychiatry as well as the co-director of the Center for School Mental Health (CSMH) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The mission of the CSMH is to “Strengthen policies and programs in school mental health to improve learning and promote success for America’s youth.” To achieve that goal, the center supports research, disseminates policy information, provides training, and works to integrate the efforts of schools, researchers, community organizations, and government organizations to improve awareness of mental health issues. Dr. Hoover is experienced in establishing empirically supported intervention in schools, and she has a particular interest in interventions targeted at youth who have experienced traumatic events. She leads and participates in a variety of state- and federally-funded research projects aimed at assessing and improving school mental health services. Dr. Hoover is a national trainer for SSET and CBITS.