About the Curriculum Author
Lisa Jaycox, PhD
Dr. Jaycox is a senior behavioral scientist at RAND Corporation and a clinical psychologist. She has wide-ranging clinical and research expertise in the areas of child, adolescent, and adult mental health problems with a special emphasis on reactions to trauma exposure. Prior to joining RAND, Dr. Jaycox conducted clinical trials of psychotherapy treatment and prevention programs for post-traumatic stress disorder in adult female assault survivors and also developed and evaluated a depression prevention program for school children. At RAND, her work has focused on mental health services research as well as evaluations of clinical trials, with an emphasis on dissemination of proven treatments into community settings.
Her focus on the mental health consequences of traumatic life experiences includes work related to the September 11th terrorist attacks, hurricanes Katrina and Rita, California fire storms, recovery from traumatic injuries resulting in hospitalization, evaluation work related to young children’s exposure to violence, as well as work related to deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan. Her work on the CBITS program began with intervention development with collaborators at UCLA and LAUSD, and continues today with an emphasis on national training and dissemination.