Katherine J. Lazear
Katherine Lazear is the Coordinator, Human Services with CFS and a principle investigator with the Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health. Ms. Lazear has consulted with and provided technical assistance to numerous states, local communities and internationally on system of care reform. Much of Ms. Lazear's research and evaluation activities have focused on mixed methods design, including case study methodologies utilized in the evaluation of community systems of care for children's mental health. Projects include the Child and Family Experience of the Mental Health System study, the SSI Family Impact Study, and the MACRO Family Experience Study of the CMHS grant communties. In addition, Ms. Lazear was the Project Director for the Leadership Initiative adn the Florida Youth Suicide report to the Legislature.
Ms. Lazear also served as the Coordinator for the Institute's Cultural Competence Plan and Research Interest Group and Institute representative to the University of South Florida's Diversity 2000 Strategic Initiative. Ms. Lazear received her BA from Fairfield University, Connecticut, and her MA from the University of South Florida, Tampa.