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Debra Mowery, Ph.D.

Debra Mowery, Ph.D.






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Debra Mowery, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies within the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences at the University of South Florida Tampa. For almost 30 years, Dr. Mowery has worked as a researcher and program evaluator in multiple capacities in the area of children and family behavioral health.

Dr. Mowery’s research interests include children and families, behavioral health, behavior analysis, early childhood education, cultural competence, and health disparities, and community based research. Her interests and skill areas include quantitative and qualitative research and program evaluation, data collection and analysis, technical assistance, policy implementation, and research integrity and compliance.

Dr. Mowery is a liaison and provides technical assistance and consultation at the local, state, and national level for publically and privately funded research projects. She has also worked to help local community-based programs adopt and establish evidence based practices using logic model development and toolkits. 

Dr. Mowery is an instructor in the Department of Child and Family Studies for the Master’s Program in the Applied Behavior Analysis. She also has a courtesy appointment with the School of Social Work and teaches the undergraduate course Research and Statistics for Social Work.

Dr. Mowery is also an instructor for both graduate and undergraduate level students in multiple schools and programs throughout the department. She has a courtesy appointment with other academic departments within the university. Dr. Mowery was appointed to the role of Special Assistant to the Chair as academic liaison for the department. She is also the Institutional Review Board liaison for the department. She has published articles and book chapters in the areas of behavioral health outcomes, cultural competence and health disparities, and children’s mental health treatment and services.