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Jill H. Bohnenkamp, PhD, MEd

Academic Title:

Clinical Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:



737 Lombard Street, 4th Floor

Education and Training


Georgetown University, Washington, DC, Psychology


University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, Clinical and School Psychology


University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, Clinical and School Psychology


Children’s National Health System, Washington, DC, Clinical Child and Pediatric Psychology


Center for School Mental Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, School Mental Health



Dr. Jill Haak Bohnenkamp is an Assistant Professor and core faculty at the national Center for School for School Mental Health within the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Bohnenkamp has extensive experience in school mental health research, policy and clinical practice at the local, state and national levels. She works with individual school personnel, district, state and national leaders to advance high quality school mental health. Dr. Bohnenkamp builds on multiple years of direct clinical experience as a school mental health clinician in urban, suburban and rural school districts to inform her research and policy work. Her research focuses on behavioral, academic and school safety outcomes of school mental health service provision, mental health training for educators and pediatric primary care providers and ways to increase access to evidence-based mental health services for youth and families. Selected current roles include Co-Principal Investigator of a Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice funded randomized controlled trial of the impact a comprehensive emotional and behavioral health crisis response and prevention intervention on school safety and Co-Investigator on the School Health Services National Quality Initiative funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration. Dr. Bohnenkamp is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Maryland and supervises trainee research and clinical practice. 

Research/Clinical Keywords

School mental health, clinical child psychology, school psychology, mental health-education integration, mental health in pediatric primary care

Highlighted Publications

Becker, K., Bohnenkamp, J.H.., Domitrovich, C., Keperling, J., & Ialongo, N. (2014). Online Training for Teachers Delivering Evidence Based Preventive Interventions. School Mental Health 6, 4, 225-236.

Bohnenkamp, J.H., Glascoe, T., Gracey, K.A., Epstein, R.A. & Benningfield, M.M. (2015). Implementing Clinical Outcomes Assessment in Everyday School Mental Health Practice. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics 24, 2, 399-413.

Connors, E., Stephan, S., Lever, N., Ereshefsky, S., Mosby, A., & Bohnenkamp, J. (2016). A National Initiative to Advance School Mental Health Performance Measurement in the United States. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion.

Bohnenkamp, J.H., Bobo, N. & Stephan, S.H. (2015). Supporting Student Mental Health: The Role of the School Nurse in Coordinated School Mental Health Care. Psychology in the Schools, 52, 7, 714-727.

Ball, A., Iachini, A.L., Bohnenkamp, J.H., Togno, N.M., Brown, E.L., Hoffman, J.A. & George, M.W. (2016). School Mental Health Content in State In-Service K-12 Teaching Standards in the United States. Teaching and Teacher Education, 60, 312-320.

Arora, P. & Bohnenkamp, J.H. (in press). Collaborative Practices and Partnerships Across School Mental Health and Pediatric Primary Care Settings. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion.   


Grants and Contracts

10/1/16- 9/30/2018

UMB Co-Investigator

“Promoting Student Resilience” The U.S. Department of Education

Total funding: $2,374,000




UMB Co-Principal Investigator

“Promoting School Safety: A Comprehensive Emotional and Behavioral Health Model” Developing Knowledge about What Works to Keep Schools Safe Solicitation, The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice

Total funding: $2,025,187





“Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network on School-Based Health Services” Health Resources andServices Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Division ofChild, Adolescent and Family Health, Adolescent Health Branch

Total funding: $2,800,000




Research Analyst

“Maryland Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education (MD-AWARE)” Now is the Time Project AWARE State Educational Agency grant, The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services

Total funding: $1,946,291 per year




Project Director

“Baltimore City Early Childhood School Mental Health and Trauma Professional Development and Consultation” Baltimore City Public Schools

Total funding: $10,000




Principal Investigator

“Supporting Caregivers with Depression in Pediatric Primary Care”

Center for Mental Health Services in Pediatric Primary Care, Johns

Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD.

Total funding: $3,000



Principal Investigator

“Program Development of Mental Health Training Intervention for Health Providers in Schools” Center for Mental Health Services in Pediatric Primary Care, Johns Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD.

Total funding: $3,000



Research Coordinator

“National Center for Research on Early Childhood Education” Institute for Education Sciences.

Total funding: $11,016,009



Research Coordinator

“A Randomized Double-blind Parallel Placebo Controlled Study of Dopaminergic Agents in ADHD and RLS/PLMS” National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health

Total funding: $1,653,024



Research Coordinator

“Sleep Fatigue & Cognitive Correlates in Pediatric HIV” National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health

Total funding: $1,885,288



Research Coordinator

“Psychological Sequalea of Disturbed Sleep in Pediatrics” National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health

Total funding: $518,932


Links of Interest