Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Goals / Mission

Our mission is to provide high quality information to clinicians and health system administrators about how to improve mental health outcomes for children and adolescents.

Research Priorities

The Child & Adolescent Mental Health Group is working on a variety of high priority and high impact issues including: suicide risk prediction and prevention, improving services for children with autism spectrum disorders, and navigation programs to increase access and utilization of mental health care.


Robert Penfold, PhD

Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

1730 Minor Ave. Suite 1600

Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206-287-2232