GPE Grants-at-a-Glance (2002-2013)

The Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) Program is the only federal program dedicated solely to psychology education and training. Since its establishment in 2002, grants have been awarded to these APA-accredited doctoral, internship and postdoctoral programs in support of preparing psychology students to bring integrated mental health care to underserved populations.

*Indicates current grantee

Alabama

University of Alabama
Program director: Forrest R. Scogin, PhD
3 year Gero grant: 2003-2006
Populations served: Elderly — emphasis on older African-Americans and rural areas

Arkansas

*University of Arkansas
Program director: Ana J. Bridges, PhD
3 year grant: 2010-2013
Populations served: Underserved Hispanics/Latinos, rural poor, adults and children

California

*Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Program director: Sara Sherer, PhD
3 year grant: 2010-2013
Populations served: Hispanic and Korean children with special health care needs

The Regents of the University Of California
Program director: Eric Granholm, PhD
1 year grant: 2003-2004
Populations served: Underserved/children and adolescents, adults with mental disabilities

University Of Southern California/Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles 
Program director: Bradley O. Hudson, PsyD
1 year grant: 2002-2003
3 year grant: 2004-2007
Populations served: Underserved Latino children

VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Program director: Antonette M. Zeiss, PhD
3 year grant: 2003-2007
Populations served: Elderly and chronically ill or disabled

The Wright Institute
Program director: Gilbert Newman, PhD
3 year grant: 2007-2010
Populations served: Underserved children, adolescents and older adults

Colorado

Colorado State University
Program director: Tammi Vacha-Haase, PhD
1 year grant: 2003-2004
Populations served: Elderly

Denver Health and Hospital Authority
Program director: Gerald A. Carpenter, PsyD
1 year grant: 2003-2004
Populations served: Underserved, ethnically diverse, largely Hispanic population

*University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Program director: Daniel L. Segal, PhD
3 year grant: 2010-2013
Populations served: Older adults 
 
University of Colorado at Denver
Program director: Deborah Seymour, PhD
3 year grant: 2007-2010
Populations served: Hispanic and Native Indians

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Program director: Hal C. Lewis, PhD
1 year grant: 2003-2004
3 year grant: 2004-2007
Populations served: Native Indians, developmentally disabled, Medicare/Medicaid recipients, prisoners, abused children and the deaf 

Connecticut

The Village for Families & Children, Inc.
Program director: Anne E. Pidana, PhD
1 year grant: 2003-2004
Populations served: Minority/low-income children and families, victims of sexual abuse

Yale University
Program director: Sara Sparrow, PhD
1 year grant: 2002-2003  

Program director: Laurie Cardona Wolenski, PhD 
3 year grant: 2004-2007 

Program director: Michele Goyette-Ewing, PhD 
3 year grant: 2007-2010 
Populations served: Underserved children exposed to violence, HIV, serious psychiatric illness, developmental disabilities, school-related problems and physical illness

Delaware

Alfred I. DuPont Institute/Hospital for Children
Program director: William Tynan Jr., PhD
1 year grant: 2002-2003
3 year grant: 2004-2007
3 year grant: 2007-2010
Populations served: African-American, Hispanic, underserved children

*Alfred I. DuPont Institute/Hospital for Children/NCC-D
Program director: Jennifer Shroff Pendley, PhD
3 year grant: 2010-2013
Populations served: African-American and Hispanic, Medicaid-eligible children

Delaware State Department Of Services for Children
Program director: Andrea P. Stern, PhD
1 year grant: 2003-2004
Populations served: Underserved, low income, ethnically diverse children and families

*The Nemours Foundation
Program director: Jennifer Shroff Pendley, PhD 
3 year grant: 2013-2016
Populations served: Underserved, older adults suffering from chronic illness 

District of Columbia

Howard University
Program director: Linda Berg-Cross, PhD
1 year grant: 2002-2003  
3 year grant: 2004-2007

Program director: Domincus So, PhD 
3 year grant: 2007-2010 
Populations served: African-American, urban underserved areas

Florida

Florida Institute of Technology
Program director: Philip D. Farber, PhD
1 year grant: 2003-2004
Populations served: African-American children 

Louis De La Parte Florida Mental Health Institute
Program director: Richard B. Weinberg, PhD
1 year grant extended: 2002–2004
Populations served: Underserved African-American children

University of Florida Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Program director: Russell M. Bauer, PhD
1 year grant: 2002-2003
3 year grant: 2004-2007
Populations served: Underserved rural areas

University of South Florida
Program director: Victor Molinari, PhD
3 year Gero grant: 2003-2006
Populations served: Bio-psycho-social needs of elderly

Georgia

*Georgia State University Research Foundation
Program director: Lindsey Cohen, PhD
3 year grant: 2010-2013
Populations served: African-American children

*Medical College of Georgia
Program director: Paul Alexander Mabe, PhD
1 year grant: 2002-2003
3 year grant: 2004-2007
3 year grant: 2007-2010
3 year grant: 2010-2013
Populations served: Underserved women, children and families, HIV/AIDS

Illinois

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Program director: L. Gladys Croom, PsyD
1 year grant: 2003-2004
Populations served: Underserved children, mostly Mexican-American

Finch University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School
Program director: Catherine Campbell, PhD
3 year grant: 2004-2007
Populations served: Disadvantaged, poor, immigrants, welfare enrollees, homeless

*La Rabida Children's Hospital
Program director: Cathy M. Mavrolas, PhD
1 year grant: 2003-2004
3 year grant: 2004-2007
3 year grant: 2013-2016
Populations served: Minority children suffering from chronic illness, disabled, abused   

*Northwestern University
Program director: Mark Reinecke, PhD
3 year grant: 2013-2016
Populations served: LGBT 

The University of Chicago
Program director: Maureen Ann Lacy, PhD
3 year grant: 2007-2010
Populations served: African-American, urban underserved areas

University of Illinois at Chicago
Program director: Susan Labott, PhD, ABPP
1 year grant extended: 2002–2004
3 year Gero grant: 2003-2006
Populations served: Elderly

Kansas

University of Kansas Medical Center
Program director: Glenn Veenstra, PhD
1 year grant: 2003-2004
Populations served: Underserved minorities, adolescents, chronically ill and the elderly

Kentucky

University of Louisville Research Foundation
Program director: Janet Woodruff-Borden, PhD
1 year grant: 2002
3 year grant: 2004-2007
Populations served: Minorities, victims of trauma

Maryland

Kennedy Krieger Children’s Hospital, Inc.
Program director: Sung W. Kahng, PhD
1 year grant: 2003-2004
Populations served: Underserved children

*University of Maryland
Program director: Nancy Lever, PhD
3 year grant: 2013-2016
Populations served: Children and youth, military families 

Massachusetts

Boston College
Program director: Elizabeth Sparks, PhD
1 year grant: 2003-2004
Populations served: Low-income children and families

Boston Medical Center
Program director: Kermit A. Crawford, PhD
3 year grant: 2004-2007
3 year grant: 2010-2013
Populations served: Children/adolescents infected or affected by HIV/AIDS

Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VAMC
Program director: Charles E. Drebing, PhD
1 year grant: 2003-2004
Populations served: Underserved veterans

*University of Massachusetts Medical School
Program director: F. Alexander Blount, EdD
3 year grant: 2010-2013
Populations served: Underserved and vulnerable

University of Massachusetts Medical School
Program director: John P. Terry, PhD
1 year grant: 2003-2004
Populations served: Underserved with mental illness

Michigan

Central Michigan University
Program director: George Ronan, PhD
1 year grant extended: 2002–2004
Populations served: Diverse, with underserved needs

*Henry Ford Health System
Program director: Philip Lanzisera, PhD
3 year grant: 2013-2016
Populations served: Unemployed 

*Wayne State University
Program director: Lori Lackman-Zeman, PhD
3 year grant: 2010-2013
Populations served: Underserved or affected by HIV/AIDS

Missouri

Saint Louis University
Program director: Terri Weaver
1 year grant: 2002-2003
3 year grant: 2004-2007
3 year grant: 2007-2010
Populations served: African-American, urban, women and children affected by intimate partner violence

University Of Missouri-Columbia
Program director: George R. “Brick” Johnstone, PhD, ABPP
1 year grant: 2003-2004
3 year grant: 2004-2007
Populations served: Underserved with disabilities

Nebraska

*Board of Regents/University of Nebraska
Program director: Joseph Evans, PhD
3 year grant: 2004-2007
3 year grant: 2007-2010
3 year grant: 2010-2013
3 year grant: 2013-2016
Populations served: Rural, underserved children, adolescents and families 

Nevada

*University of Nevada-Reno
Program director: Victoria Follette, PhD
3 year grant: 2013-2016
Populations served: LGBT, HIV 

New Hampshire

Riverbend Community Mental Health Inc.
Program director: William Bessent Gunn Jr., PhD
1 year grant: 2003-2004
Populations served: Underserved families and the chronically ill

New Jersey

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Program director: Leon A. Hyer, EdD, ABPP
3 year Gero grant: 2003-2006
Populations served: Underserved elderly

New Mexico

*New Mexico State University
Program director: Eve Adams, PhD
3 year grant: 2004-2007
3 year grant: 2007-2010
3 year grant: 2010-2013
Populations served: Underserved, multicultural underserved populations — U.S.-Mexico Border

New York

Interfaith Medical Center
Program director: Janet S. Weisberg, PhD
1 year grant: 2003-2004
Populations served: Economically disadvantaged

Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services
Program director: Leonard Pilaro, PhD
1 year grant: 2003-2004
Populations served: Children and youth

Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus
Program director: Robert Keisner, PhD
1 year grant: 2003-2004
Populations served: Underserved mentally ill, developmentally disabled, and victims of domestic violence

Lutheran Medical Center
Program director: Carmen Rivera, PhD
3 year grant: 2007-2010
Populations served: African-American and Hispanic

*University of Rochester Medical Center
Program director: Linda Alpert-Gillis, PhD
3 year grant: 2007-2010
3 year grant: 2004-2007
3 year grant: 2010-2013
3 year grant: 2013-2016
Populations served: Underserved children and adolescents 

Yeshiva University
Program director: Richard A Zweig, PhD
1 year grant: 2002-2003
3 year Gero grant: 2003-2006
Populations served: Diverse and socio-economically disadvantaged elderly, impoverished children and youth

North Carolina

*University of North Carolina — Greensboro
Program director: Susan Phillips Keane, PhD
1 year grant, extended: 2002-2004
3 year grant: 2007-2010
3 year grant: 2013-2013
3 year grant: 2013-2016
Populations served: Native Americans 

North Dakota

*University of North Dakota 
Program director: Cindy Juntunen, PhD
3 year grant: 2013-2016
Populations served: Rural 

Oklahoma

*Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa, Inc.
Program director: Stephen Forest Shoemaker, PhD
1 year grant: 2010-2011 

Program director: Steven Albernathy, PhD
3 year grant: 2013-2016 
Populations served: Underserved Native Americans 

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Program director: Barbara Bonner, PhD
3 year grant: 2007-2010
Populations served: Underserved children, abused infants and children

Pennsylvania

Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania
Program director: Thomas J. Power, PhD
1 year grant: 2002-2003
3 year grant: 2004-2007
3 year grant: 2007-2010
Populations served: Children

*Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 
Program director: Paul Robbins, PhD 
3 year grant: 2013-2016 
Populations served: Urban children and youth

Geisinger Health System
Program director: Paul W. Kettlewell, PhD
1 year grant: 2003-2004
Populations served: Underserved children in rural areas 

Temple University Health Sciences Center
Program director: Christopher J. Combs, PhD
1 year grant: 2003-2004
Populations served: Underserved with persistent to chronic mental illness

South Carolina

*Medical University of South Carolina Charleston/Consortium Clinical Psychology Internship Program 
Program director: Dean G. Kilpatrick, PhD
1 year grant: 2002-2003
3 year grant: 2004-2007
3 year grant: 2013-2016
Populations served: Medically ill, victims of domestic abuse 

South Dakota

VA Black Hills Health Care System
Program director: Michael Fellner, PhD
3 year Gero grant: 2003-2006
Populations served: Elderly Native Americans

Tennessee

*Cherokee Health Systems
Program director: Parinda Khatri, PhD
3 year grant: 2007-2010
3 year grant: 2010-2013
Populations served: Underserved, indigent, culturally diverse

Texas

Texas Tech University
Program director: Gary D. Fireman, PhD
1 year grant: 2002-2003
3 year grant: 2004-2007
Populations served: Ethnic minorities, low-SES patients and abused children

*University of Texas-Austin
Program director: Cindy Carlson, PhD
3 year grant: 2010-2013
3 year grant: 2013-2016
Populations served: Underserved children and families 

University of Texas Medical Branch
Program director: Jeff M. Baker, PhD
1 year grant extended: 2002–2004
Populations served: At risk populations, underrepresented minority, disadvantaged backgrounds

Virginia

*Eastern Virginia Medical School
Program director: Robert P. Archer, PhD 
1 year grant extended: 2002–2004 

Program director: Barbara Ann Cubic 
3 year grant: 2007-2010 
3 year grant: 2010-2013
Populations served: African-Americans, elderly, children with attention deficits

*Virginia Commonwealth University
Program director: Bruce D. Rybarczyk, PhD
3 year grant: 2010-2013
3 year grant: 2013-2016
Populations served: Underserved children and adults 

Washington

*University of Washington 
Program director: Jeffrey J. Sherman, PhD 
3 year grant: 2010-2013 
3 year grant: 2013-2016 
Populations served: Underserved, affected by HIV/AIDS, children and women 

West Virginia

Marshall University
Program director: Marianna Foot-Linz, PhD
3 year grant: 2007-2010
Populations served: Rural areas