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Jason I. Chen, PhD – Career Development Awardee

Jason I. Chen, PhD Jason I. Chen, PhD
VA Portland Health Care System
Portland, OR 


Jason I. Chen, PhD, is a Core Investigator at the VA HSR&D Center to Improve Veteran Involvement in Care (CIVIC) and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology Program Research Faculty at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Florida in 2016 where he focused on mechanisms of suicide risk and the implementation and dissemination of suicide prevention programming. Dr. Chen completed his APA-accredited internship at the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System and a postdoctoral fellowship in health services research at CIVIC. His research interests include suicide prevention for high risk populations, community-based approaches, and help-seeking processes. Dr. Chen is currently funded by a VA HSR&D-funded Career Development Award which is focused on developing a community engagement intervention for recently psychiatrically hospitalized Veterans. Dr. Chen also serves on the OHSU Zero Suicide Initiative Committee where he provides technical support and training for OHSU staff and community partners.

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