Joyce Dorado, Ph.D., is the Co-Founder and Director of UCSF Healthy Environments and Response to Trauma in Schools (HEARTS), a program that aims to promote school success for children and adolescents who have experienced complex trauma. HEARTS has been awarded a 2013 Excellence in Partnership Award from the University Community Partnership Council for its strong collaboration with San Francisco Unified School District. Dr. Dorado is also the Director of Clinical Research and Evaluation, an Associate Clinical Professor at Child and Adolescent Services (CAS), Department of Psychiatry, UCSF-San Francisco General Hospital, and the former Co-Director of Clinical Training for the CAS Multicultural Clinical Training Program.
Dr. Dorado earned her B.A. in Psychology at Stanford University, and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Michigan. Her clinical service and research has focused on a public health approach to addressing complex trauma in schools, child victim/witness testimony, family violence, and psychological trauma in children, youth and families from under-resourced urban communities. She has been invited to speak about how to address trauma in schools at numerous events including the California Statewide Summit for Keeping Kids in School and Out of Court, has presented at national and international conferences, and has published her work in a number of books and journals.