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Professor Kamphaus is now focusing his research and development work on prevention of child mental health problems in schools. With some of his former students and post-doctoral trainees Drs. Erin Dowdy (University of California - Santa Barbara), Bridget Dever (Lehigh University), Tara Raines (University Denver), Jihe Kim (Kennesaw State University) Leigh Michelle Harrell-Williams (University of Memphis), and long-term colleague Dr. Christine DiStefano (University of South Carolina), he is designing and evaluating universal screening to detect children with behavioral and emotional risk, deliver group-based preventive interventions, and implement data-based prevention evaluation and continuous service improvement for children with behavioral and emotional risk.