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Teresa Nesman, PhD


Dr. Nesman is an applied anthropologist and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies at the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida.  Dr. Nesman was Co-Principal Investigator for a national study examining the accessibility of mental health services for diverse children and their families that was conducted through the Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health.  She has also provided technical assistance to systems of care for their development and utilization of theory-based logic models.

Additionally, she served as coordinator for a study of collaboration among system of care stakeholders, and as facilitator for the Inter-American Consortium for Applied Research on Children and Communities.  Dr. Nesman has also served as evaluator and researcher for several community-based collaborative projects targeting Latino children and families in Tampa, Florida.  Projects have included the Latino Dropout Rate Study funded by the Children's Board of Hillsborough County, the ENLACE Hillsborough project funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the RAICES/Promotoras project funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, and the Puentes Community Action Grant funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  Dr. Nesman has contributed to numerous reports, monographs, book chapters, and presentations on the development of accessible service systems for diverse children, youth, and families.

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