Lisa H. Jaycox

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Senior Behavioral Scientist; Director, RAND-Initiated Research
Washington Office


Ph.D. in clinical psychology, M.A. in psychology, University of Pennsylvania; B.A. in biology/psychobiology, Brown University

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Lisa Jaycox is a senior behavioral scientist, clinical psychologist, and director of RAND-Initiated Research 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 posttraumatic stress disorder as well as efforts to improve social and emotional learning.

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 posttraumatic 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, evaluation of an intimate partner violence prevention program for Latino youth, 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. Her recent research focused on school-based interventions and supports related to trauma as well as social and emotional learning. 

Jaycox received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Recent Media Appearances

Interviews: Los Angeles Times Online; The Times-Picayune, New Orleans; WAMU-FM