Rochelle F. Hanson, Ph.D. is a Professor at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Department of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina. Her area of research focuses on the dissemination and implementation of trauma-focused, evidence-based interventions. She is particularly interested in examining the process, effectiveness, and sustainability of implementation strategies that integrate multi-stakeholder participation as a vehicle for taking trauma-focused evidence based interventions to scale. She is also interested in examining feasible, pragmatic and efficient ways to assess provider fidelity to evidence-based interventions, particularly as these relate to sustainability of implementation efforts in community practice settings.
She has served as PI/Co-I on several related research and services grants funded by NIMH, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC),the Substance Abuse Mental Health and Services Administration, and the Duke Endowment. She recently completed an NIMHfunded grant to test the effectiveness of learning collaboratives as a way to build and strengthen interprofessional relationships to sustain evidence-based mental health treatment services. Dr. Hanson currently serves as a Co-Investigator and Co-Director for the Training and Technical Division of the National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center, funded by OVC and Department of Justice. She also is the Project Director for a VOCA funded grant that provides behavioral health services to crime victims seen in the pediatric primary care clinics at MUSC. Throughout her career, Dr. Hanson has been extensively involved in training and mentoring activities for psychology interns and postdoctoral fellows.