Donna Burton, Ph.D.
Donna Burton, Ph.D. is Assistant Research Professor, as part of the Research Faculty Pathway Grant, which is offered through the USF Office of Research & Innovation and the USF Faculty Senate Research Council and aimed at increasing the research and innovation enterprise within the USF System. Dr.. Burton will focus on school based mental health services and how to ensure effective interventions are adapted and integrated at the school level.
Dr. Burton holds a Master’s Degree in counseling psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She obtained her doctoral degree from the USF College of Public Health. Her dissertation research involved implementation of evidence-based drug abuse prevention programs in schools.
Before deciding to pursue her PhD degree, Dr. Burton spent 15 years as a practitioner and administrator, first in a residential setting working with adults with substance abuse and mental disorders, and later with adolescents, where her main interests are now focused.