Lisa Jaycox is a senior behavioral scientist and clinical psychologist at the RAND Corporation. She has combined clinical and research expertise in the areas of child and adolescent mental health problems, including depression and reactions to violence exposure such as post-traumatic stress disorder.
Jaycox developed and evaluated a school-based prevention of depression program that proved to be effective in reducing depressive symptoms among fifth and sixth graders. She also evaluated psychosocial treatment and prevention of post-traumatic stress disorder among adult female assault survivors. Jaycox joined RAND in 1997 and has since worked on projects related to the treatment of adolescent depression in primary care settings, mental health consequences of community violence and violent injury, evaluation of adolescent substance-abuse treatment programs, use of trauma-focused therapy to improve school-based mental health services for children, impact of terrorism and natural disaster on children, and evaluation of an intimate partner violence prevention program for Latino youth. Her recent work has included a focus on the mental health impact of deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan and the systems available to support recovery, sexual assault and suicide prevention in the military, as well as evaluation of the Safe Start initiative, programs designed to improve outcomes for children exposed to violence.
Jaycox received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.
Terri Tanielian and Lisa H. Jaycox (Eds.), Invisible Wounds of War, RAND Corporation (MG-720), 2008
Lisa H. Jaycox et al., How Schools Can Help Students Recover from Traumatic Experiences: A Tool-Kit for Supporting Long-Term Recovery, RAND Corporation (TR-413), 2006
Lisa H. Jaycox et al., "Impact of a School-Based Dating Violence Prevention Program Among Latino Teens: Randomized Controlled Effectiveness Trial," Journal of Adolescent Health, 2006
J. R. Asarnow et al., "Effectiveness of a Quality Improvement Intervention for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care Clinics: A Randomized Controlled Trial," Journal of the American Medical Association, 293(3), 2005
B. D. Stein et al., "A Mental Health Intervention for Schoolchildren Exposed to Violence: A Random-ized Controlled Trial," Journal of the American Medical Association, 290(5), 2003
Lisa H. Jaycox, CBITS: Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools, Sopris West, 2003