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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 CIVIC Core Investigator, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and Assistant Program Director for the Clinical Psychology PhD Program at 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. Dr. Chen is currently funded on a 5-year, VA HSR&D Career Development Award titled, "Enhancing Social Connectedness Among Veterans at High Risk for Suicide through Community Engagement." His research lab, the Connecting Communities for Suicide Prevention Lab (CCSP), studies suicide prevention for high-risk populations, with a focus on military Veterans, community-based approaches, and help-seeking processes. 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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