Amy N. Mendenhall, PhD, MSW

Associate Professor
Associate Dean for Research
Primary office:
Twente Hall
Room 207

Amy Mendenhall’s scholarship and research focus on child and adolescent mental health, specifically serious mental illness, service utilization, mental health literacy, and the impact of mental illness on families. She has been involved with research and evaluation studies investigating perceptions of children’s mental health literacy, effectiveness of Mental Health First Aid courses, implementation of wraparound services and case management for youth, family psychoeducational intervention, service utilization of children diagnosed with bipolar disorder and nurse case management for foster youth. Her teaching areas include social work practice, social work in mental health settings, psychopathology and research methods. Dr. Mendenhall received her Master’s degree and Doctorate degree in social work from The Ohio State University, and completed post-doctoral clinical and research work in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at The Ohio State University Medical Center.

Teaching Interests

  • Social work practice
  • Mental health


Dr. Mendenhall's scholarship and research focus on children’s mental health, specifically service utilization, mental health literacy, and the impact of mental illness on children and their families.

Research Interests

  • Children's mental health
  • Mental health literacy
  • Service utilization

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