Jessica graduated with a MPH in Social & Behavioral Sciences from the University of Washington. She has worked in an array of positions promoting positive health outcomes and advancing social justice issues in various non-profit, health and academic settings. Over the past 10+ years, she has been involved in social and behavioral research studies on such topics as youth suicide prevention, improving HIV medication adherence in homeless populations, and reducing social isolation for LGBTQ older adults. She is particularly interested in identifying and bolstering support systems for youth at-risk for suicide in their transition from adolescence to young adulthood, and therefore is delighted to be working towards innovations in mental health services implementation in schools.
Implementation determinants and outcomes of a technology-enabled service targeting suicide risk in high schools: mixed methods study(2020)Journal of Medical Internet Research - Mental Health7(7):16338.
Rates of mental health service utilization by children and adolescents in schools and other common service settings: a systematic review and meta analysis(2020)Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research