Sharon Hodges, PhD, MBA
Sharon Hodges, PhD, MBA is a Research Associate Professor and Director of the Division of Training, Research, Education, and Demonstration (TREaD) in the Department of Child and Family Studies in the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences at the University of South Florida.
As a research professor and applied organizational anthropologist, Dr. Hodges has more than 15 years experience working with community coalitions in children’s mental health. Her research, training, and technical assistance efforts have focused on service system development and change, and her expertise includes qualitative and applied ethnographic field methods. She currently serves as Principal Investigator on two theory-driven evaluation projects for the National Evaluation of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program. Recent projects include serving as Principal Investigator for Case Studies of System Implementation, a five-year investigation of system of care implementation that was part of the Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health. In addition, Dr. Hodges also served as Principal Investigator for the Sustainable Infrastructure Project, an investigation of how communities can capitalize on the assets of their locally developed programs while maintaining their commitment to evidence-based best practice. Past work includes research and technical assistance on system accountability as well as on how organizational culture affects the utilization of outcome information.
In her role as director of TREaD, Dr. Hodges provides leadership and management for a multi-disciplinary faculty and staff in the development of knowledge that supports, improves, and sustains best practice in programs and systems. TREaD’s research, education, and community engagement activities are focused on multi-agency service system development for children with serious emotional disturbance (SED) and their families, the reduction of mental health disparities, and positive youth and community development.