Dr. dosReis, an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, received a bachelor of science in pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island School of Pharmacy, a doctorate in pharmacoepidemiology from the University of Maryland Graduate School, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in child mental health services from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Prior to her current appointment, Dr. dosReis was on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has received several federally-funded research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for her research on psychotropic medication use among children and adolescents. She has examined disparities in psychotropic use by age, race, and foster care involvement, characterized psychotropic treatment by combined use with psychotherapy for ADHD, and use of multiple psychotropic medications, and assessed longitudinal patterns in antipsychotic treatment for adults with schizophrenia. She has developed two surveys; the ASK-ME survey, which assesses parental perceptions of stimulant treatment for their child’s ADHD, and a survey to assess pediatricians’ identification and screening of autism spectrum disorders in young children. Dr. dosReis has expertise in qualitative research methods to investigate parental perspectives of their child’s ADHD and developed a conceptual model of how parents approach mental health care for their children. She is currently investigating parents’ valued preferences for their child’s mental health treatment and the influence on adherence and service utilization.
Biography Updated on 13 August 2012