Heather Jones, Ph.D.
I received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and Spanish from Temple University in 2013. After graduating, I spent two years at Temple University as the project manager for a study exploring the biopsychological and sociocultural factors associated with the development of Intermittent Explosive Disorder in youth. I began the clinical program at VCU in the fall of 2015. My research interests include risk and protective factors for African American youth. My master's thesis focused on barriers to therapy for African American caregivers of youth with ADHD. Clinically, I am interested in improving mental health care for low income, African American youth, and specifically treating depression in African American youth.
- 2017, Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award in Social Sciences, Business and Education, VCU Graduate School
- Wilson awarded for outstanding thesis
- Allen and team win grant for Building Legacies Around Cultural Knowledge (B.L.A.C.K.) project