Dr. Atkins is Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and Director of the Institute for Juvenile Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also directs the Dissemination and Implementation Research and Policy Program for UIC’s Center for Clinical and Translational Research. He is a recipient of numerous grants from the NIMH and private foundations in the areas of childhood ADHD and aggression and community mental health services for children and families living in high poverty urban communities. His work has examined new models for mental health practice in urban communities to address long-standing disparities in mental health care. He is a frequent consultant to the Chicago Public Schools, as well as the Illinois Division of Mental Health and the Illinois State Board of Education and the Chicago Department of Health, on guidelines for school and community based mental health programs and practices. He has served on the executive committee of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science of the Association for Psychological Science and is Past-President of the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Division 53) of the American Psychological Association. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. In 2015 he was the recipient of the Career Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Dissemination and Implementation Science Special Interest Group.