Wendy Reinke

Wendy Reinke, Ph.D.

Scanlan Center for School Mental Health Advisory Board Member
Professor, University of Missouri/ Missouri Prevention Science Institute


Wendy M. Reinke, Ph.D. is a Curator’s Distinguished Professor in the School Psychology program at the University of Missouri, co-director of the Missouri Prevention Science Institute, and director of the National Center for Rural School Mental Health (NCRSMH) with special interest in advancing scholarship in the areas of the prevention of disruptive behavior problems in youth and dissemination of school and community-based evidence-based interventions. She has authored over 100 peer-reviewed journal publications, including several innovative and influential studies concerning the prevention of child disruptive behavior problems, teacher consultation, and school mental health. She has been the Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on successful grants totaling over $50 million dollars. Federal funding includes the NCRSMH (PI: Reinke, R305C190014) which is a 5-year, 10 million dollar, Research and Development Center to develop and evaluate a comprehensive approach to improving student mental health through early identification, prevention, and intervention in partnership with rural schools.