"Many adults suffer terribly with serious mental illness, often starting when they were children. I’ve expanded my research in children’s mental health through a university-community research partnership whereby our findings are quickly applied in practice. My hope is to develop interventions for children that lead to a more satisfying adult life."
Behavioral health, serious mental illness across the life span, community-based research, community-university research partnerships
Catherine N. Dulmus, PhD, LCSW-R, is a professor, associate dean for research and director of the Buffalo Center for Social Research at the University at Buffalo School of Social Work. Her research focuses on mental health, evidence-based practice and community-university research partnerships. Her current work is an exciting collaborative project building a data warehouse to support data-informed practice across 14 rural counties in New York State to improve client outcomes.
Dulmus received her baccalaureate degree in social work from Buffalo State College in 1989, a master's degree in social work from the University at Buffalo in 1991 and a PhD degree in social welfare from the University at Buffalo in 1999. In 2014 she was elected to the National Academies of Practice and the Social Work Academy as a Distinguished Scholar & Fellow. Prior to obtaining her PhD, Dulmus's social work practice background encompassed almost a decade of experience in the fields of mental health and school social work.