DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR COMMUNITY RESEARCH & PROFESSOR, COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND HEALTH
Leonard Jason is among the pre-eminent clinical-community behavioral health psychologists in the United States. He has edited or written 30 books and published over 900 articles and 100 book chapters in community psychology. In his 47-years at DePaul, he's brought in over $46 million in federal grants and helped establish DePaul's Human Services Concentration and the Community Concentration; the Master's in Community Psychology program; and the Clinical-Community and Community Doctoral Programs.
Early in my career, I wondered how I could bring a community psychology perspective to my work as a psychologist. And that is when I started thinking about prevention and policy-level interventions that focused on social justice.