Jonathan Comer

Jonathan Comer

Dr. Comer is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, and is Director of the Mental Health Interventions and Technology (MINT) Program, an interdisciplinary clinical research laboratory devoted to expanding the quality, scope and accessibility of mental health care for youth. His program of research examines four areas of overlapping inquiry: (1) The assessment, phenomenology, and course of child anxiety disorders; (2) the development and evaluation of evidence-based treatments for childhood psychopathology, with particular focus on the development of innovative methods to reduce systematic barriers to effective mental health care in the community; (3) national patterns and trends in the utilization of mental health services and quality of care; and (4) the psychological impact of disasters and terrorism on youth. His work has received current and past funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF), APA Division 53 (Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology), the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA), the Mental Health Initiative (MINT), and the Charles H. Hood Foundation. Dr. Comer’s work has been recognized through the receipt of several early career awards, including the President’s New Research Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), the Early Career Award from the ABCT Anxiety Disorders Special Interest Group, and he was named one of 2013’s “Rising Stars” by the Association for Psychological Science (APS).

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