Dr. Jessica L. Schleider (she/her/hers) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program at Stony Brook University (SUNY). She also serves as a Faculty Affiliate at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and was an Academic Consultant to the World Bank's Education Global Practice.
Dr. Schleider completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Harvard University in 2018, along with an APA-accredited Doctoral Internship in Clinical and Community Psychology at Yale School of Medicine. She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Swarthmore College in 2012. Her research on brief, scalable interventions for youth depression and anxiety has been recognized via numerous awards, including a 2019 NIH Director's Early Independence Award; the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies' 2019 President's New Researcher Award; and the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology's 2021 Abidin Early Career Award. Her work has been featured in the Atlantic, Vox, and U.S. News & World Report, among others. In 2020, she was chosen as one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Healthcare.
Dr. Schleider has published >70 scientific articles and book chapters. She has created or co-created five open-access, single-session mental health programs, which have served >7,000 teens and adults to date. Based on these programs, Dr. Schleider wrote a self-help workbook, The Growth Mindset Workbook for Teens (New Harbinger). She is also co-editor of a forthcoming handbook for therapists, Low-Intensity Evidence-Based Interventions for Children and Young People (Oxford University Press) and is writing a nonfiction book (Little, Brown Book Group) on how brief interventions and meaningful moments can transform mental health.
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