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Christina Pate

Christina Pate, Senior Research Associate in WestEd’s Health & Justice Program, is a coach, trainer/facilitator, and researcher/evaluator with extensive experience in education, public health, wellness services, and service systems.

As Project Manager and Coach for the School Climate and Wellness Partnership, she supports schools and districts in building staff and student capacity to lead improvement efforts, and provides support as schools and districts engage in data-driven action-planning for student-centered school climate and wellness-related improvement efforts.

Pate has substantive experience developing professionals’ competencies as both a consultant and Adjunct Faculty/Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University, University of Missouri System, and University of Maryland System.

Pate also serves as Project Director and Technical Assistance Liaison for Project AWARE at the Now is the Time Technical Assistance Center where she supports grantees in expanding their leadership and collaboration capacity to build infrastructure and coordinate systems that improve school climate, health, and wellness. She also coaches grantees in implementation and sustainability efforts across state and local child-serving systems to increase awareness of social-emotional, behavioral, and mental health issues, and connect children with evidence-based services within a multi-tiered system of support.

Pate received a BA in psychology, MEd in counseling psychology, MA and PhD in school psychology, and provisional psychological licensure through postdoctoral clinical residency training at the University of Missouri. She was also a National Institute of Mental Health Postdoctoral Fellow in Child Mental Health Services & Service Systems Research at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an affiliate researcher with the Johns Hopkins Systems Institute (School of Engineering).