The purpose of the School Mental Health Collaborative (SMHC) is to conduct research that informs policy and practice related to the promotion of social-emotional and behavioral success of all students. SMHC scholars generate tools, resources, and guidance that help educators and parents promote the mental health of children and adolescents. 


Dr. Eklund Interview on School Mental Health in Wisconsin (March 9, 2020)
The Daily Cardinal interviewed Dr. Katie Eklund, SMHC North Co-Director, on issues related to school mental health service delivery in Wisconsin schools. Specific attention was given to challenges associated with limited funding and shortage of mental health professionals. See the article here.

Release of a Implementation Guide for Universal Screening (November 4, 2019)

We’re excited to co-sponsor the release of “Best Practices in Universal Screening for Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Outcomes: An Implementation Guide.” Find more information about the guidance document here.

Position Announcement: Postdoctoral Research Associate (June 4, 2019)

We’re hiring! The Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison is offering a two-year, full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate position. The position is for two SMHC projects funded by grants from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), both of which pertain to Tier 2 social-emotional and behavioral intervention. See the job posting here.



SMHC North

Stephen Kilgus, Ph.D.

Katie Eklund, Ph.D.

Andy Garbacz, Ph.D.

SMHC South

Nathaniel von der Embse, Ph.D., NCSP

Shannon Suldo, Ph.D.

Evan Dart, Ph.D., BCBA-D