Teresa L. Kramer, Ph.D.


Professor, Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)
Chief Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, UAMS
Associate Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, UAMS

Contact Information

UAMS phone: (501) 526-8311
VA phone: (501) 257-1739
Email: KramerTeresaL@uams.edu

Research Expertise

Dr. Kramer is a clinical psychologist with specialized training in child assessment and therapy. Her research has focused on adolescent depression and substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, and mental health outcomes in treatment-seeking populations. She has expertise in forming community partnerships, conducting needs assessments, and monitoring fidelity of community practices. She currently directs a statewide program to improve care for children exposed to trauma and conducts research in this area.

Research Interests: Substance use, rural communities, PTSD, faith-based communities

Recent Publications

Conners-Burrow, N. A., Kramer T. L., Sigel, B. A., Helpenstill, K., Sievers, C. & McKelvey, L. (2013). Trauma-Informed Care Training in a Child Welfare System: Moving to the Front Line. Children and Youth Services Review, 35 (11), 1830-1835.

Fritz, R. M., Tempel, A. B., Sigel, B. A., Conners-Burrow, N. A., Worley, K. B., & Kramer, T. L. (2013). Improving the Dissemination of Evidence-Based Treatments: Facilitators and Barriers to Participating in Case Consultation. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 44(4), 225-230. doi:10.1037/a0033102

Sigel, B., Benton, A., Lynch, C., Kramer, T. L. (2013). Characteristics of 17 statewide initiatives to disseminate Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 5(4), 323-333. doi:10.1037/a0029095

Sigel, B. A., Kramer, T. L., Conners-Burrow, N. A., Worley, K. B., Church, J. K., & Mitrani, N. A. (2013). Statewide dissemination of Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Children and Youth Services Review 35(6), 1023-1029.

Pemberton, J. R., Kramer, T. L., Borrego, J., Jr., & Owen, R. R. (2013). Kids at the VA? A call for evidence-based parenting interventions for returning veterans. Psychological Services 10(2), 194-202. doi: 10.1037/a0029995

Kramer, T. L., Savary, P. E., Pyne, J. M., Kimbrell, T. A., & Jegley, S. M. (2013). Veterans’ perceptions of virtual reality to assess and treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of Cybertherapy and Rehabilitation, 16(4), 293-301. PMID: 23574368

Kramer, T. L., Sigel, B., Conners-Burrow, N. A., Savary, P., & Tempel, A. (2013). A statewide introduction of trauma-informed care in a child welfare system. Children and Youth Services Review, 35(1), 19-24.

Conners-Burrow, N. A., Tempel, A. B., Sigel, B. A., Church, J. K., Kramer, T. L., & Worley, K. B. (2012). The development of a systematic approach to mental health screening in Child Advocacy Centers. Children and Youth Services Review, 34(9), 1675-1682.

Hunt, J., Curran, G., Kramer, T., Mouden, S., Ward-Jones, S., Owen, R., & Fortney, J. (2012). Partnership for implementation of evidence-based mental health practices in rural Federally Qualified Health Centers: Theory and methods. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 6(3), 389-398.

Bell-Tolliver, L., Kramer, T. L., Small, J., & Lynch, C. (2012). Adolescent African-Americans’ reports of substance use in rural Eastern Arkansas. Journal of Ethnicity and Substance Abuse, 11(3), 199-213. PMCID: PMC3431918

Kramer, T. L., Border, T., Tripathi, S. Lynch, C., Leukefeld, C. Falck, R. S., Carlson, R. G., & Booth, B. (2012). Correlates of physical victimization in rural stimulant users. Violence & Victims, 27(1), 109-124. doi:10.1891/0886-6708.27.1.109

Kramer, T. L., & Bell-Tolliver, L. (2011). Stimulant use by young adult African Americans in a rural community: A pipeline to prison? Substance Use & Misuse, 46(6), 716-727. doi:10.3109/10826084.2010.526981

Kramer, T. L., Pyne, J. M., Kimbrell, T. A., Savary, P. E., Smith, J. L., & Jegley, S. M. (2010). Clinician perceptions of virtual reality to assess and treat returning veterans. Psychiatric Services, 61(11), 1153-1156. doi:10.1176/appi.ps.61.11.1153

Kramer, T. L., Booth, B. M., & Han, X. (2010). Two-year trajectory of stimulant use in 18-21 year old rural African Americans. Substance Abuse, 31(1), 12-23. doi:10.1080/08897070903442509

Kramer, T. L., Han, X. & Booth, B. M. (2009). Young adult, rural, African American stimulant users: Antecedents and vulnerabilities. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 8(4), 378-399. doi:10.1080/15332640903327393

Kramer, T. L., Han, X., Leukefeld, C., Booth, B. M., & Edlund, C. (2009). Childhood conduct problems and other risk factors in rural adult stimulant users. Journal of Rural Health, 25(1), 50-57. doi:10.1111/j.1748-0361.2009.00198.x

Kramer, T. L., & Burns, B. J. (2008). Implementing cognitive behavioral therapy in the real world: A case study of two mental health centers. Implementation Science, 3(14), 1-10.

Kirchner, J. E., Owen, R. R., Dockter, N., Kramer, T. L., Henderson, K., Armitage, T., & Allee, E. (2008). Equity in veterans’ mental health care: Veterans Affairs Medical Center clinics vs. community-based outpatient clinics. American Journal of Medical Quality, 23, 128-135.

Kramer, T. L., Miller, T. L., Phillips, S. D., & Robbins, J. M. (2008). Quality of mental health care for depressed adolescents. American Journal of Medical Quality, 23(2), 96-104. doi:10.1177/1062860607310919

Kirchner, J. E., Rule, C., Bennet, L. A., & Kramer, T. L. (2007). Blending education, research and service missions: The Arkansas Behavioral Health Model. Academic Medicine. 82(1), 107-112. doi:10.1097/01.ACM.0000249916.17372.e6

Kramer, T. L., Blevins, D., Miller, T. L., Phillips, M. M., Davis, V. & Burris, B. (2007). Ministers’ perceptions of depression: A model to understand and improve care. Journal of Religion and Health, 46(1), 123-139. doi:10.1007/s10943-006-9090-1

Kramer, T. L., Vuppala, A., Lamps, C., Miller, T. L., & Thrush, C. R. (2006). The interface between mental health providers, families, and schools: Parent and child attitudes about information-sharing. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 15(4), 377-392. doi:10.1007/s10826-006-9019-z

Kramer, T. L., Beaudin, C. L., & Thrush, C. R. (2005). Part 1: Evaluation and treatment of depression: Benefits for patients, providers and payers. Disease Management & Health Outcomes, 13(5), 295-306. doi:10.2165/00115677-200513050-0002

Beaudin, C. L., & Kramer, T. L. (2005). Part II: Evaluation and treatment of depression in managed care quality improvement programs for the management of depression. Disease Management & Health Outcomes, 13(5), 307-316. doi:10.2165/00115677-200513050-00003

Kramer, T. L., Phillips, S., Hargis, M. B., Miller, T. L., Burns, B. J., & Robbins, J. M. (2004). Disagreement between parent and adolescent reports of functional impairment. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 45(2), 248-59. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7610.2004.00217.x