Lisa Sanetti


Expertise: implementation science, educator well-being, school-based mental health

Educational Psychology


Research Scientist

Academic Degrees:

Ph.D. Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006
M.S. Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004
B.A. Psychology, Boston College, 1999

Areas of Expertise:

Implementation Science

Educator Well-being

School-Based Mental Health

Related Websites:

Implementation Science at UConn:

Sustain Collaborative:

Social Media:

Twitter: @DrSanetti  |  @sustaincollab


Dr. Sanetti received her Ph.D. in school psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006 and joined the faculty at UConn in 2007. She has been a licensed psychologist in Connecticut since 2009, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2012, and a Licensed Behavior Analyst in Connecticut since 2018. Her primary areas of research interest involve implementation science, translation of evidence-based strategies in schools, and school-based mental health. She has authored over 90 articles, book chapters, and professional development resources. She has served as PI or co-PI on over $6.7 million of funding to support her scholarship and regularly serves as an implementation science expert on other PIs’ funded projects. Dr. Sanetti received the Lightner Witmer Early Career Award and the Thomas Oakland Mid-Career Award from the American Psychological Association for her scholarship related to implementation. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and is a member of the Society for the Study of School Psychology. Dr. Sanetti was named the 2015-2016 University of Connecticut Teaching Fellow for her high-quality graduate instruction. In a 2017 study on faculty productivity it was determined that Dr. Sanetti is in the top 20 most prolific contributors to the 5 primary journals in school psychology. Dr. Sanetti serves the field in numerous ways including having served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of School Psychology; serving on the editorial boards of  Implementation Science and Practice and School Psychology Review, and co-founding co-Chair of the Dissemination and Implementation Practice and Science Interest Group in the National Association of School Psychologists. Prior to joining the faculty at UConn, she was a behavioral consultant serving schools throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut. In this role, she provided assessment and intervention services to children with significant disabilities and/or mental health issues and their families and educators.

Lisa Sanetti
Contact Information
Curriculum Vitae Lisa-Sanetti-CV-Jan-2024-1
Mailing Address249 Glenbrook Road - Unit 3064 Storrs, CT 06269
Office LocationGentry 011B
Office HoursBy appointment