Beth Stormshak

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  • Title: Philip H. Knight Chair
  • Additional Title: Department Head for Counseling Psychology and Human Services
  • Phone: 541-346-2152
  • Office: 262 Hedco Education Bldg
  • Curriculum Vitae


Elizabeth Stormshak's research interests include the prevention of problem behavior in children and families, family-centered intervention, dissemination of evidenced-based practice, at-risk youth, and  interventions to promote resilience and health.


Ph.D., 1995, Pennsylvania State University
Major: Child Clinical Psychology
M.S., 1992, Pennsylvania State University
Major: Clinical Psychology
B.A., 1988, University of Washington
Major: Psychology


Dr. Stormshak is the director of the Prevention Science Institute at the University of Oregon and Department Head of the Counseling Psychology and Human Services department in the College of Education.  Dr. Stormshak's research focuses on understanding risk factors in early and middle childhood associated with the development of problem behavior in late adolescence, including substance use and delinquency. Her primary research focus includes testing the efficacy of family-centered interventions, such as the Family Check-Up, that reduce the later risk of problem behavior. She also studies the process of dissemination of evidence-based interventions into real world community settings. She has worked collaboratively with a variety of service providers, including elementary and middle schools in the state of Oregon as well as community mental health agencies.