Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, PhD

Founder | Senior Advisor

Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, PhD is a professor of clinical psychology and Director of the Global Center for Children and Families at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Her research interests include HIV/AIDS prevention with adolescents, children and family wellness, assessment and modification of children’s social skills, suicide among adolescents and homeless youths. Dr. Rotheram-Borus has spent the past 30 years developing, evaluating, and disseminating evidence-based interventions for children and families. She has directed and implemented several landmark intervention studies that have demonstrated the benefits of providing behavior change programs and support to families in risky situations. Several of these programs have received national and international recognition. She mounted and evaluated multiple interventions which have been selected and reviewed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Psychological Association (APA) as efficacious programs. She founded the Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services (CHIPTS) at UCLA in 1998 and served as its Director from 1998-2016. She currently serves as an expert advisor to the CHIPTS senior leadership team.