Philip J. Leaf, PhD
Dr. Leaf's current research focuses on effectiveness, dissemination, and practice research and the factors that facilitate or inhibit the adoption of effective preventive or clinical practices for children and adolescents. Particular emphasis is placed on identifying opportunities outside of psychiatric settings for reducing the incidence, prevalence, and disability associated with common mental disorders.
- Director, Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence
- Professor, Joint Appointment, Division of Education, Johns Hopkins University
- PhD, 1978, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Sociology
- Bradshaw C. P., Koth C. W., Thornton L. A., & Leaf P. J. (2009). Altering school climate through school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports: Findings from a group-randomized effectiveness trial. Prevention Science, 10(2), 100-15.
- Sturant, E. A., Azur, M., Frangakis, C., & Leaf, P. (2009). Multiple imputation with large data sets: a case study of the Children's Mental Health Initiative. American Journal of Epidemiology, 19(9), 1133-39.
- Bradshaw, C. P., Koth, C. W., Bevans, K, B.; Ialongo, N., & Leaf, P. J. (2008). The impact of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) on the organizational health of elementary schools. School Psychology Quarterly, 23(4), 462-473.
- Miech R., Azur M., Dusablon T., Jowers K., Goldstein A. B., Stuart E. A., Walrath C., & Leaf P. J. (2008). The potential to reduce mental health disparities through the comprehensive community mental health services for children and their families program. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 35(3), 253-64.
- Ybarra M. L., Diener-West M., Markow D., Leaf P. J., Hamburger M., & Boxer P. (2008). Linkages between internet and other media violence with seriously violent behavior by youth. Pediatrics, 122(5), 929-37.