C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health
Steve Ondersma, PhD, is a Clinical Psychologist and Professor at Michigan State University's Charles Stewart Mott Department of Public Health, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology. His research focuses on promoting maternal and child health and healthy birth outcomes using high-reach technology-delivered brief interventions. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 37), a former Editor of the journal Child Maltreatment, and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. He currently co-chairs the Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome subgroup of the NIH’s Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) initiative and is a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. He has led multiple NIH and CDC studies focusing on developing, validating, and implementing novel screening techniques and electronic/mobile (mHealth) interventions in healthcare settings. He is also the developer of the Computerized Intervention Authoring System (CIAS 3.0), an NIH-funded, free research resource facilitating the development of interactive and sophisticated digital interventions for any platform.
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