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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), Jihe Kim (Kennesaw State University) and 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 evidence-based preventive interventions, and conducting research on the epidemiology of children with subsyndromal/subclinical symptomatology with the aim of informing policies and practices that will mitigate risk of developing a mental health disorder..