Brenda A Wiens

Brenda A Wiens, Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor

Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Business Email: wiens@phhp.ufl.edu

About Brenda A Wiens

Dr. Wiens is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in the College of Public Health and Health Professions. Dr. Wiens completed an internship in clinical child and pediatric psychology at the University of Florida, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, in 2000. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2003.

Accomplishments

University of Florida Superior Accomplishment Award (Academic Personnel)
2016 · University of Florida
Phi Beta Kappa
1995 · University of Chicago

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Psychology
Subspecialties
  • Clinical Child / Pediatric Psychology
Areas of Interest
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder in children
  • Intellectual disability
  • Language disorders in children
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder

Research Profile

Dr. Wiens is currently a Co-Investigator as part of the UF site for the NIH funded Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) project (https://abcdstudy.org/), which is the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States. Dr. Wiens has also conducted research in the areas of school mental health services and school-based programs focusing on prevention of violence, substance use, and negative youth outcomes. She has been the principal evaluator for evaluation and services contracts on several Department of Education grants awarded to the Columbia County School District, focusing on expanding counseling and prevention services for elementary school students, implementing mentoring programs for middle school youth, and implementing prevention programs to decrease youth alcohol use. Dr. Wiens also has collaborated with Jeanne Marie Stacciarini, Ph.D., in the College of Nursing on her projects related to social isolation and mental wellness for immigrant Latinos in rural areas.

Publications

2016
FBO Leaders’ Perceptions of the Psycho-social Contexts for Rural Latinos.
Issues in mental health nursing. 37(1):19-25 [DOI] 10.3109/01612840.2015.1076914. [PMID] 26818929.
2015
An individual-based rurality measure and its health application: A case study of Latino immigrants in North Florida, USA.
Social science & medicine (1982). 147:300-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.10.064. [PMID] 26615336.
2015
Domain-Specific Self-Concept in Relation to Traditional and Cyber Peer Aggression
Journal of School Violence. 14(4):405-423 [DOI] 10.1080/15388220.2014.935386.
2015
I Didn’t Ask to Come to this Country‚ĶI was a Child: The Mental Health Implications of Growing Up Undocumented.
Journal of immigrant and minority health. 17(4):1225-30 [DOI] 10.1007/s10903-014-0063-2. [PMID] 24961580.
2015
Rural Latinos’ mental wellbeing: a mixed-methods pilot study of family, environment and social isolation factors.
Community mental health journal. 51(4):404-13 [DOI] 10.1007/s10597-014-9774-z. [PMID] 25185562.
2011
CBPR: building partnerships with latinos in a rural area for a wellness approach to mental health.
Issues in mental health nursing. 32(8):486-92 [DOI] 10.3109/01612840.2011.576326. [PMID] 21767250.
2011
Review: Community-based participatory research approach to address mental health in minority populations.
Community mental health journal. 47(5):489-97 [DOI] 10.1007/s10597-010-9319-z. [PMID] 20464489.
2009
Ethnic differences in adolescent perceptions of and attitudes toward substance use.
Journal of ethnicity in substance abuse. 8(1):54-69 [DOI] 10.1080/15332640802683417. [PMID] 19266374.
2008
Family Influences On Treatment Refusal in School-Linked Mental Health Services
Journal of Child and Family Studies. 17(1):109-126 [DOI] 10.1007/s10826-007-9141-6.
2008
Implementation and Utilization Characteristics of a Rural, School-Linked Mental Health Program
Journal of Child and Family Studies. 17(1):84-97 [DOI] 10.1007/s10826-007-9148-z.
2006
Implementation of an aggressive random drug-testing policy in a rural school district: Student attitudes regarding program fairness and effectiveness.
The Journal of school health. 76(9):452-8 [PMID] 17026638.
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2006
Posttraumatic stress disorder in rural primary care: improving care for mental health following bioterrorism.
The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association. 22(1):78-82 [PMID] 16441340.
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2006
PTSD and substance use: unrecognized sequelae of bioterrorism in primary care providers.
Southern medical journal. 99(8):817-22 [PMID] 16929875.
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Grants

Apr 2020 ACTIVE
18/21 ABCD-USA CONSORTIUM: RESEARCH PROJECT SITE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA
Jul 2019 ACTIVE
FLDOH CMS HIV – COQXF – additional funding for RN & SW
Role: Project Manager
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH CHILDRENS MED SERVS via US HLTH RESOURCES AND SERV ADMN
May 2017 – Apr 2018
Columbia County – Counseling and Resources for Elementary Schools (CARES)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: COLUMBIA CNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT via US DEPT OF EDUCATION
Jul 2016 – Jun 2019
FLDOH CMS HIV – COQXF
Role: Project Manager
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH CHILDRENS MED SERVS
May 2016 – Apr 2018
Project Counseling and Resources for Elementary Schools (CARES) FY 16-17
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: COLUMBIA CNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT via US DEPT OF EDUCATION
Sep 2015 – Apr 2018
Project Counseling and Resources for Elementary Schools
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: COLUMBIA CNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT via US DEPT OF EDUCATION

Education

PhD in Psychology (Clinical)
2003 · Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Masters of Arts in Psychology (Clinical)
1997 · Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
1995 · University of Chicago

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2011-2021
CLP6476 Lifespan Psychopathology
2015-2017,2019-2021,2021
CLP6948 Advanced Practicum in Clinical Child Psychology
2009-2011,2013-2019
CLP7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2013-2016,2018
CLP6947 Practicum in Intervention
2014-2016
CLP6943 Core Practicum in Clinical Psychology
2010-2011,2015
CLP6905 Individual Work
2014-2015
CLP3911 Introduction to Clinical Research
2015
CLP7934 Special Topics In Clinical Psychology
2009,2013
CLP6971 Research for Master’s Thesis
2009-2010
CLP7979 Advanced Research

Contact Details

Emails:
Business:
wiens@phhp.ufl.edu