985380 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE. 68198-5380
Tara Sjuts, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation. She received her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and completed her internship and post-doctoral training at the Munroe-Meyer Institute. Dr. Sjuts conducts her clinic in the Omaha Metro area at a pediatric practice located in LaVista, NE. Dr. Sjuts’ research interests include improving the integration of behavioral health in primary care, social media and behavioral health, and suicide screening in primary care. Dr. Sjuts collaborates with the Smart Girl Society (SGS) on research and dissemination projects. The work with SGS aims to improve social media safety for children and adolescents and to increase parental awareness and involvement in their children's digital worlds. Dr. Sjuts also coordinates the Behavioral Pediatrics in Integrated Care internship program. She supervises post-doctoral fellows, APA Interns, Ph.D. students, and Masters level students in clinical settings.
Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, 2014
M.A., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, 2009
B.A., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, 2008
Research Interests and Projects
- Social Media and Behavioral Health
- Integrating pediatric behavioral health into primary care
- Integrating psychology into routine well-child visits
- Behavioral health and suicide screening in primary care
Selected Publications: (within the last 5 years)
- Valleley, Leja, Clarke, Grennan, Burt, Menousek, Chadwell, Sjuts, Gathje, Kupzyk, & Hembree. (Accepted). Promoting Earlier Access to Pediatric Behavioral Health Services with Co-Located Care. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.
- Keeler, H.J., Sjuts, T., Kosuke, K., Watanabe-Galloway, S., Mackie, P.F.E., Liu, H. (2018), Virtual mentorship network to address the rural shortage of mental health providers. American Journal of Preventative Medicine, 54(6), S290-S295.
- Coutts, M. J., Sheridan, S. M., Sjuts, T. M., & Smith, T. E. (2014). Home-school collaboration for intervention planning. In J. T. Mascolo, D. P. Flanagan & V. C. Alfonso (Eds.), Essentials of planning, selecting and tailoring interventions for the unique learner. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- Nebraska Psychological Association (NPA)
- Society for Pediatric Psychology (APA Division 54)
Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN) Ambassador Award (2015)