Evan Rooney


  • Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-826-4866
Fax: 832-825-9599

Contact Information

6701 Fannin Street
Mark Wallace Tower, Suite D.1630.08
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Program Coordinator

Trauma and Grief Center, Texas Children's Hospital


As the Program Coordinator for the Trauma and Grief Center, I manage many of the administrative and support duties that sustain our center. These duties span across many of the grants that sponsor our work at the Trauma and Grief Center. In addition to the administrative and operational components of my position, I contribute to the research and publications produced by the Trauma and Grief Center. My research interests center on a developmental psychopathology framework for understanding the impact of trauma exposure on the development and maintenance of adolescent psychopathology. Through my research I hope to elucidate risk and protective factors that affect the relationships between trauma, depression, suicidality, and stress disorders. I enjoy working with bereaved and trauma exposed youth and emerging adults and continue to develop my clinical skills by working with the youth seen in the Trauma and Grief Clinic. 


Organization Name Role
Association for Psychological Science Member
International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies Member

Selected Publications

Hill, R. M., Rooney, E. E., Mooney, M. A., & Kaplow, J. B. (2017). Links between social support, thwarted belongingness, and suicide ideation among lesbian, gay, and bisexual college students. Journal of Family Strengths 17(2). 

Hill, R. M., Oosterhoff, B., Layne, C. M., Rooney, E. E., Yudovich, S., Pynoos, R. S., & Kaplow, J. B. (in press) Multidimensional grief therapy: An open trial of a novel intervention for bereaved children and adolescents. Journal of Child and Family Studies. DOI: 10.1007/s10826-019-01481-x

Rooney, E. E., Hill, R. M., Oosterhoff, B., & Kaplow, J. B. (in press). Violent victimization and perpetration as distinct risk factors for adolescent suicide attempts. Children’s Health Care.

Rooney, E. E., Oosterhoff, B., & Kaplow, J. B. (2019). Associations between dimensions of religiousness and psychosocial functioning among bereaved youth. Death Studies. DOI: 10.1080/07481187.2019.1578304

Kaplow, J. B., Rolon-Arroyo, B., Layne, C. M., Rooney, E. E., Oosterhoff, B., Hill, R. M., Steinberg, A. M., Lotterman, J., Gallagher, K. A. S., & Pynoos, R. S. (2019). Validation of the UCLA PTSD reaction index for DSM-5 (RI-5): A developmentally-informed assessment tool for youth. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaac.2018.10.019