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Leyla Stambaugh

Leyla Stambaugh

Senior Research Psychologist


PhD, Developmental Psychology, Fordham University
BS, Psychology, Duke University

Leyla Stambaugh is a developmental psychologist with expertise in behavioral health and child and family well-being. Dr. Stambaugh has led federally funded research grants and contracts focused on mental health and substance use, implementation of evidence-based practices, and treatment engagement in vulnerable populations. She serves key roles on several national surveillance studies, including the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) and the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW), advising on instrumentation and methodological issues and leading analytic tasks focused on behavioral health and relevant policy. Dr. Stambaugh also currently leads the Mental Illness Calibration Study, a substudy of NSDUH, and is the Clinical Data Collection Director for the Mental and Substance Use Disorders Prevalence Study (MDPS), in partnership with Duke University, Columbia University, and the University of Washington.

Prior to joining RTI in 2007, Dr. Stambaugh completed a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) postdoctoral fellowship in mental health systems and services research at Duke University Medical Center.

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