Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Grand Rounds: Nev Jones, Ph.D.

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Rachel Upjohn Building auditorium and 


“Structure, Equity, Meaning: Reimaging Public Mental Health Systems for Youth and Adults with SED/SMI”

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Nev Jones, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
School of Social Work
University of Pittsburgh

Nev Jones is a community-engaged mental health services researcher,  with an interdisciplinary academic background in social and political philosophy (BA, MA, postbaccalaureate fellowship), community psychology (MA, PhD) and medical anthropology (postdoc).  Prior to moving to Pitt, she was a tenure stream faculty member at the University of South Florida, and prior to that worked in policy, direct service, quality improvement and evaluation roles in the public mental health system in California.  She brings a strong disability justice and lived experience advocacy orientation to her work and was a 2017 NIDILLR Switzer Fellow, 2021 recipient of the Pioneer Award from the National Association of Peer Supporters (NAPS) and 2022 recipient of the Judi Chamberlin Joy in Advocacy award from the National Coalition on Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR). 

Current funded projects include an NIMH R01 focused on work, school and disability benefit decisions and trajectories in the early years following a first episode of psychosis, and a PCORI Engagement Award (in collaboration with Mental Health America and the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law) centered on campus mental health, including campus crisis response and support for students with significant psychiatric disabilities.