Dr. Bettencourt is a faculty member in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences within the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with joint faculty appointments in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She is also the Director of Research and Evaluation for Maryland Behavioral Health Integration in Pediatric Primary Care (MD BHIPP) which is a multi-university partnership between the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Medicine, and the Salisbury University School of Social Work, whose mission is to increase access to pediatric mental health services for Maryland’s children through workforce development of pediatric primary care providers, emergency medicine providers and behavioral health providers. Dr. Bettencourt’s research focuses on identifying risk and protective factors associated with the development of disruptive behavior problems and evaluating efforts to integrate evidence-based interventions designed to prevent and treat pediatric mental health problems into early education, school, and primary care settings. Clinically, Dr. Bettencourt is a child psychologist in the Developmental Behavioral Health Program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute where she focuses on the prevention and treatment of disruptive behavior problems in children, with a particular focus on parenting interventions. Dr. Bettencourt received her Ph.D. in Clinical Child Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed her predoctoral internship training at La Rabida Children's Hospital in Chicago and went on to complete her postdoctoral fellowship in prevention science in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health within the Department of Mental Health.