Appointments and Awards

Academic Appointments

8/1993 – present Professor-in-residence, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, LosAngeles Director, Global Center for Children and Families, University of California, Los Angeles
1/2005 – 12/2014 Bat-Yaacov Professor of Child Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences,Director, Global Center for Children and Families. University of CA, Los Angeles
3/1984 – 7/1993 Professor of Clinical Psychology, Associate Clinical Professor of Medical   Psychology, Division of Child Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York Center, New York; Research Scientist, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York
9/1978 ‑ 6/1984 Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, California State University, Los Angeles
9/1977 ‑ 9/1978 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Ohio State University

 

 
Committee Appointments

2013-2015 Co-organizer, eKids: use of technologies for research on and with children and youth. Jacob’s Foundation.
2013 Member, the Suicide Prevention Research Prioritization Task Force, National Institute of Mental Health
2013 Summit on Shared Research Priorities, Research Frontiers in HIV, HIV-related Malignancies and TB, National Institute of Mental Health, Durban, South Africa
2013-2016 Member, Institute of Medicine – National Research Council, Forum on Promoting Children’s Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health
2013-2017 Member, National Advisory Council, National Institute of Mental Health
2010-2014 Member, President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief, Scientific Advisory Board,, Office of the U.S. AIDS Global Coordinator
2009 Member, Office of AIDS Research Panel
2007-2011 Peers for Progress, Peer Support Around the World
2007-2011 Member, National Advisory Council, National Institute of Drug Abuse
2007-2011 Advisory Board Member, Council for Training in Evidence-Based Behavioral Practice
2007 Member, Advisory Summit, X PRIZE Foundation.
2006-2013 Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Harvard University Center for AIDS Research
2006 Member, Special Panel on the Mental Health First Aid Standards Project: Suicidal Behavior, University of Melbourne, Australia.
2005-2014 Program Director, AIDS in Asia, UCLA AIDS Institute.
2005- Member, Center Director’s Working Group, National Institute of Mental Health.
2004-2005 Society for Prevention Research (Program Chair, 2005 Annual Meeting; Board Member; Abstract Chair for 2004 Annual Meeting).
2004 Member, NIMH AIDS Orphans Research Agenda Group.
2004 Co-Chair, Emerging Adulthood Group, National Institute for Drug Abuse.
2004-2009 Planning Committee, International HIV Impact Conference.
2004-2005 Member, Special Panel on Prevention, Management, and Control of Tuberlculosis; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
2002-2004 Member, American Psychological Association Ad Hoc Committee, Psychology and AIDS.
2001-2005 Board Member, Executive Committee on Planning, AIDS Project Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.
2001-2008 Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Social Development Research Group, Columbia University, New York, NY.
2001-2010 Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Center for Intervention and Prevention Research on HIV and Drug Abuse, Columbia University, New York, NY.
2001-2005 Member, Task Force, University AIDS Research Program, State of California
2000-2003 Advisory Board Member, California-Mexico AIDS Initiative Advisory Group.
1999-2005 Associate Director, UCLA AIDS Institute.
1999-2002 Advisory Board Member, World Congress on Medicine and Health, Hanover, Germany.
1999-2001 Member, Management Group for the development of the Los Angeles County Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS Services.
1999-2009 Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Center for Vulnerable Populations Research, National Institute of Nursing Research, Los Angeles, CA.
1998-2000 Co-chair, NIMH Workgroup on Processes for Changing People’s Behavior,Bethesda, MD.
1998-1999 Co-Chair, Coordinating Committee, National Conference on Early Detection, Bethesda, MD.
1998-2000 Member, University wide AIDS Research Program, AIDS Prevention Evaluation Advisory Committee, Treatment and Care Advisory Committee.
1998-2010 Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, New Haven, CT.
1997-2001 Member, Advisory Board, UCLA Center for AIDS Research.
1998-2000 Project ACCESS (Adolescents Connected to Care, Evaluation, and Special Services) Advisory Board, Adolescent HIV/AIDS Research Network (AMHARN), New York, NY.
1997-2000 National Institute of Mental Health Workgroup on Indo-U.S. Collaboration on HIV/STD Prevention, New Delhi, India.
1997-2000 Program Committee, National Conference on Women and HIV/AIDS Executive Committee, Washington, DC.
1997-1999 Member, Collaborative Group on Women and HIV/AIDS, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Services, Office on Women’s Health and Office of HIV/AIDS Policy.
1996-2001 Member, Prevention Science Working Group, Office of AIDS Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.
1996-2000 Consultant, Institute for Social Science Research, University of Puerto Rico.
1996-2009 Associate Director, AIDS Training Program, University of California, Los Angeles (Director, Oscar Grusky, Ph.D., Sociology).
1996-2005 Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Center for AIDS Intervention Research Milwaukee, WI.
1996-1998 Consultant, Israel Orbach, Ph.D., Bar-Ilan University, Israel.
1996-2001 Member, NIMH Consortium on Families and HIV and AIDS.
1995-2000 Consultant, National Archive and Analytical Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Data, National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago.
1995-1996 Member, Consortium on Technology Transfer of Innovations, National Institute of Mental Health.
1994-1997 Consultant, Larkin Street Youth Center, San Francisco, CA, providing comprehensive services to HIV+ youth, Special Projects of National Significance, Human Resources Services  Agency.
1994-1995 Member, Centers for Disease Control Review of Drug Abuse and School Health.
1993-1997 Advisory Board Member, UCLA AIDS Institute.
1993-1996 Member, Behavioral Research Methods in HIV Research Panel, National Institute of Mental Health.
1993-1994 Behavioral Methods Consortium, National Institute of Mental Health.
1992-1994 Technical Advisory Group, AIDSCAP, Family Health International.
1989-1993 Board of Directors, Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, State of New York.
1988-1993 Committee for Protection of Human Participants, American Psychological Association.
1988-1991 Planning and Executive Committees: First and Second International Conferences on HIV and Homeless Youths.
1987-1989 Committee on Ethics, Office for the Protection on Research Rights for Children, National Institutes of Health.
2003-2005 California Licensed Psychologists’ Association, Founding Fellow
2000 American Association for the Advancement of Science (1986-1987)
1992- American Public Health Association
1980- American Psychological Association, Member of Division 12 (Clinical), 18 (Psychological Study of Social Issues), and Fellow in Division 27 (Community Psychology)
1985 – Society for Research in Child Development
1984 – American Association of Orthopsychiatry, Program Committee 1984‑1988, Institute Committee, 1987-1988
1987-2000 Society for Research on Adolescents


Awards

In addition to awards for an outstanding body of work in prevention science [1990 Excellence in prevention of HIV, American Medical Association Award: HIV prevention among runaway and homeless youths], Dr. Rotheram’s initiatives include award-winning programs to train elementary school children in assertiveness and social skills (1986 Exemplary prevention model, American Psychological Association: Assertiveness training with elementary school children.) and an intervention to help hospital Emergency Room personnel prevent suicide in recent runaway youth (1986 Outstanding Mental Health Project for Children and Adolescents, New York State Office of Mental Health: Evaluation and triage of suicidal runaways. )

Also recognized as exceptional are her programs for teens: in addition to several exemplary model designations by the CDC and APA, the American Medical Association applauded Dr. Rotheram’s HIV prevention in runaways and homeless youth (1990 Excellence in prevention of HIV, American Medical Association Award: HIV prevention among runaway and homeless youths)Dr. Rotheram’s programs for HIV prevention have changed the way professionals and paraprofessionals serve at-risk populations. Nine of her interventions have been included in CDC’s Compendium of HIV Prevention Interventions with Evidence of Effectiveness. With this recognition comes the reality that her work becomes the industry gold standard for care because they represent more than 10% of the interventions encouraged through the CDC’s Diffusion of Effective Behavioral Interventions (DEBI) strategy.

While pushing to bring science to vulnerable families throughout the world, Dr. Rotheram has also been recognized for making science approachable to families in her own community (2007 Family Coaching Clinics Project—one of three winders in Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Competition for Disruptive Innovations).

Bringing change to the world of psychology and prevention also means training subsequent generations of clinicians and researchers, and Mary Jane has twice been named an outstanding mentor (2009 Outstanding Mentor Award- American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and 2006 Outstanding Research Mentor Award, University of California, Los Angeles, presented by the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences.

The list below details some of the awards that Dr. Rotheram has received during her career: 2012 CFAK Annual Meeting Senior Researcher Award –American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry https://www.aacap.org 2010 Bennett Lecturer in Prevention Science – Pennsylvania State University http://prevention.psu.edu/events/bennettlecture.html 2009 Outstanding Mentor Award– American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

This list below details some of the awards that Dr. Rotheram has received during her career:

2012 CFAK Annual Meeting Senior Researcher Award –American Academy of Child andAdolescent Psychiatry https://www.aacap.org/
2010 Bennett Lecturer in Prevention Science – Pennsylvania State University http://prevention.psu.edu/events/bennettlecture.html
2009 Outstanding Mentor Award- American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
2007 Family Coaching Clinics Project – one of three winners in Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Competition for Disruptive Innovations https://www.aacap.org
2007 Distinguished Leader in Psychology and AIDS Award, presented by the American Psychological Association Committee on Psychology and AIDS http://www.apa.org/pi/aids/copa/
2006 Outstanding Research Mentor Award, University of California, Los Angeles, presented by the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences http://www.psychiatry.ucla.edu
2005 International Collaborative Prevention Research Award, Society for Prevention Research, for outstanding contributions to the field of prevention science http://www.preventionresearch.org
2001 Exemplary prevention programs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Compendium of HIV Prevention Interventions with Evidence of Effectiveness: 1) Street Smart, 2) Teens Linked to Care, 3) Project LIGHT, 4) CLEAR, and 5) Adolescent Project Light http://www.cdc.gov
1995 Exemplary HIV/AIDS prevention program, Program Archive on Sexuality, Health, and Adolescence (PASHA), Sociometrics Corporation, Los Altos, CA http://www.socio.com/pasha.php
1990 Excellence in prevention of HIV, American Medical Association Award: HIV prevention among runaway and homeless youths http://www.ama-assn.org/ama
1986 Outstanding Mental Health Project for Children and Adolescents, New York State Office of Mental Health: Evaluation and triage of suicidal runaways http://www.omh.ny.gov
1986 Exemplary prevention model, American Psychological Association: Assertiveness training with elementary school children https://www.apa.org
1984 Fulbright Fellowship to Nigeria (declined due to political coup) http://exchanges.state.gov/us/program/fulbright-us-scholar-program
1973-1975 National Institute of Mental Health Fellow, University of Southern California http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml