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Tara Gill, Ph.D.


Tara Gill joined the Center for Childhood Resilience in 2014. She has over 15 years of experience in outpatient, community, hospital, and school-based mental health. Her work centers on community and school partnerships, family engagement, and child advocacy, with particular focus on addressing diversity and African American and Latino mental health. Her commitment to serving children from marginalized communities and trauma-saturated backgrounds has guided her career to include advocacy, child welfare, policy, and community engagement.

Dr. Gill’s clinical work focuses on addressing childhood trauma, externalizing and internalizing behaviors, and at-risk youth in diverse urban settings. She is a member of the Steering Committee for the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) with Northwestern University, and an Assistant Professor at the Feinberg School of Medicine.

Dr. Gill holds Bachelor of Science from Jackson State University and a master’s degree and PhD in clinical psychology (child track) from DePaul University. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at the University of Chicago/LaRabida Children’s Hospital and a postdoctoral fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in child and adolescent behavioral health.

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