Shannon Dorsey

University of Washington

Shannon Dorsey, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor in Global Health and in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Her research is on evidence-based treatments (EBTs) for children and adolescents, with a focus on implementation of EBTs domestically and globally. Her implementation science research in the U.S. has focused on implementation strategies, like training and supervision, to enhance fidelity to EBTs. Global studies focus on bridging the mental health treatment gap in low and middle income countries using task-sharing, in which lay counselors with little to no prior mental health training deliver EBT. One current NIMH-funded R01 (2017-2022) in Western Kenya examines implementation policies and practices associated with high-quality delivery of group TF-CBT for orphaned children in both the health and education sectors. Dr. Dorsey was a Co-Investigator on the initial NIMH-grant that led to the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC) and currently serves as the Social Chair for SIRC. She also regularly serves on the NIH Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health Review Group and leads a implementation science seminar in the Psychology Department. Dr. Dorsey loves the IRI network, friendships, and collaborations as well as the commitment of senior researchers and implementation experts to DI training of the next generation.