Laura Stevens

Research Associate

Laura is a research associate at the School of Social Work’s Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health. She is currently working on Project LAUNCH, which aims to improve early intervention strategies for promoting children’s mental health, and Texas System of Care’s Supported Employment for Transition-Age Youth. Prior to joining the team at TIEMH, Laura spent five years working as a clinician with youth involved in the criminal justice system. Her professional interests include research and practice related to child and adolescent mental health, trauma, and criminal justice involvement, as well as system improvements around these issues.


  • M.Ed., Vanderbilt University
  • B.A., Southwestern University


Hartland Plaza (HLP)


Mailing Address

The University of Texas at Austin
Steve Hicks School of Social Work
1717 W 6th Street 335
STOP R5000
Austin, TX 78703