Lisa Saldana

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Senior Research Scientist


Saldana, Lisa

Lisa Saldana is a Senior Scientist at Oregon Social Learning Center, with a research emphasis in evidence-based practice in public serving systems. Her clinical and research emphasis involves addressing the needs of families involved in the child welfare system. A clinical psychologist by training, she is an implementation scientist focused on the development, evaluation, and implementation of prevention-focused EBPs. Lisa is the developer of the FAIR- Families Actively Improving Relationships model, an integrative treatment for parental opioid and/or methamphetamine abuse and child neglect. FAIR recently has been recognized by the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse. She also is the developer of the Rsupervisor implementation strategy for the child welfare workforce, an evidence-based approach to improve the culture and climate of child welfare systems, with a focus on infusing the use of evidence-based strategies in all interactions with families. Finally, Lisa is the primary developer of the Stages of Implementation Completion (SIC) and Cost of Implementing New Strategies (COINS) measures of implementation process, milestones, and resource use. The SIC and COINS tools have been used to track over 1,900 implementations of different behavioral and physical healthcare programs worldwide. Lisa has been the principal or co-investigator on multiple federally funded grants, and has served as a mentor to many junior investigators with an interest in implementation science and evidence-based practice in public service systems.