Enola Proctor, PhD
Dr. Enola Proctor is the Frank J. Bruno Professor of Social Work Research and associate dean for faculty at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, in St. Louis, MO. She leads the NIH-funded Center for Mental Health Services Research which collaborates with its national network of research partners and local and state social service agencies to improve the quality of care to vulnerable populations and advance the scientific study of moving mental health practices from clinical knowledge to practical applications.
Her current research tests strategies to improve organizational functioning and increase the uptake and sustainability of evidence based mental health services. She directs the Dissemination and Implementation Research Core as part of Washington University’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (a CTSA grant funded through NIH/NCRR), leads an NIH funded Implementation Research Institute to provide national training to implementation researchers, and is on the Faculty Advisory Council for Washington University’s Institute for Public Health.
She was appointed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to serve on the National Advisory Mental Health Council of the National Institute of Mental Health. She has served as scientific chairperson for many NIH-supported research conferences and was editor in chief for Social Work Research.
Her awards include the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Social Work and Research in 2002, the National Association of Social Workers’ Presidential Award for Excellence in Research in 1994; the Mental Health Professional of the Year award from the St. Louis Alliance for the Mentally Ill in 1997, and numerous teaching, mentoring, and faculty awards from Washington University, including the Arthur Holly Compton Faculty Achievement Award in 2009.