Dr. Meyers has 34 years of experience and is the current technical expert lead to SAMHSAâ€™s DSI Clinical TA Adolescent program, where she uses research- and practice-based knowledge to develop service plans and provide TA to 37 adolescent grant programs. She is best known for developing the Comprehensive Adolescent Severity Inventory (CASI), an adolescent-specific multidimensional assessment that examines adolescent functioning across 10 life areas. She is a technical expert lead for SAMHSAâ€™s Clinical Research Project, creating research tools and delivering high-impact TA to state and tribal treatment initiatives for adolescents. She previously served as senior research scientist for the Center on Families and Adolescents at the Treatment Research Institute (TRI) where she conceptualized, designed, and implemented short- and long-term mixed methods research projects and translated the findings into usable products that enhance clinical treatment.
Kathleen Meyers PhD
Technical Expert Lead
“Opiates are hitting suburban America, and that's why it's getting the attention that we need. It's a good thing that we're getting the attention, but we typically only address issues when they hit middle America. When they hit marginalized populations or disenfranchised populations, we tend to ignore them. And I'm hoping that with this epidemic we can broaden our scope in the future.”