Kimberly Kendziora, PhD
American Institutes for Research
Kimberly Kendziora is trained in clinical psychology with a focus on child behavior. She has been at AIR for 22 years, where her work focuses on research and evaluation of school- and community-based student support initiatives. She has specific expertise in research on programs related to students’ social and emotional learning, behavior, mental health, and health. Her work in mental health includes leading the national implementation evaluation of Mental Health First Aid for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, as well as looking at how mental health staff collaborate with school personnel in a study for the Department of Education. She has also examined financing approaches New York City schools used to fund school mental health services at all levels of student need.