Jason Chen, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine
  • Assistant Program Director, Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program


Jason I. Chen, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Assistant Program Director for the Clinical Psychology PhD Program at OHSU and a VA HSR&D Center to Improve Veteran Involvement in Care (CIVIC) Core Investigator. He 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,” (CDA 18-185; IK2HX002787). Dr. Chen’s 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. Clinically, Dr. Chen provides supervision on suicide-specific interventions and adapting evidence-based psychotherapies to acute care and non-traditional settings.

Education and training

    • B.A., 2007, Vassar College
    • M.A., 2013, University of South Florida
    • Ph.D., 2016, University of South Florida
  • Internship

    • Eastern Colorado Health Care System, Denver VA Medical Center
  • Fellowship

    • VA Health Services Research & Development Advanced Research Fellowship, VA HSR&D Center to Improve Veteran Involvement in Care (CIVIC), VA Portland Health Care System

Areas of interest

  • Suicide Risk Assessment and Management
  • Intervention and Prevention Programming Development
  • Treatment-Seeking Behaviors and Mental Health Promotion



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