Lang's work is to strengthen children's behavioral health systems, policies, and practice to identify and advance evidence-informed solutions resulting in equitable and optimal behavioral health and well-being for children and families. His research themes include evidence-based practices, childhood trauma and trauma screening, school mental health, quality improvement, and implementation science. Lang serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the UCONN Health Center, and has served as a subject matter expert for SAMHSA and on the SAMHSA National Child Traumatic Stress Network's Steering Committee.
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Provides a comprehensive analysis of the challenges facing the children's behavioral health workforce, best practices from other states and research, and stakeholder input to provide recommendations for strengthening the workforce.
Describes how new, brief interventions for children with mental health concerns have been shown to be effective and how they can be rolled out more broadly to provide families with increased choice and also reduce burden on clinicians.
Describes how policies to improve children's behavioral health can address equity and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic through a trauma-informed approach.
Investigates the effectiveness of behavioral health treatments for children within a statewide system, focusing on the use of evidence-based treatments (EBTs). Findings show that children who receive EBTs show greater improvements with fewer disparities for children from diverse backgrounds.