I received a BA in child psychology here at the University of Minnesota. I received my MS from the Illinois Institute of Technology, where I also completed my PhD, both in clinical psychology. My clinical psychology internship was at Duke University Medical Center.I am a clinical psychologist with extensive experience as a service provider, supervisor, and researcher in mental health. My work over the past 30 years has also emphasized developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative mental health programs utilizing an implementation science approach. In addition, through a University of Minnesota consulting contract, I am concurrently the Chief Clinical Scientist for Praestan Health where I guide the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative behavioral health models that are supported by digital technologies and applied in real-world practice settings. I have published peer-reviewed journal articles with many as either first or last author, and written several books about youth mental health, effective intervention methods, and evidence-based practice. With 39 publications, 1224 citations and an h-index score of 14, my research and books have been widely disseminated.
Dr. Bloomquist has accumulated many years of research experience in collaboration with a team of prevention and intervention scientists. This included (1) evaluating the short- and long-term effects of school/community/clinic-based interventions for children with behavior and emotional disorders, (2) examining predictive variables and facilitative strategies related to parents engaging in prevention programming, (3) delineating and studying methods for enhancing and measuring program implementation in real world settings, (4) examining mediators and moderators of response to prevention programming, and (5) delineating child and parenting characteristics related to behavior disorders in children. His current research is examining youth and family stress associated with adolescent depression and translating and evaluating evidence-based mental health programming for use in real world health settings.
Dr. Bloomquist provides program consultation for intensive outpatient programming services for adolescent depression. He specializes in parent and family skills training (a.k.a. behavioral family therapy) for youth with behavior-emotional problems. As an author/co-author of several books, Dr. Bloomquist has written about effective intervention methods and evidence-based practice.