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2018 Scholars

Jessica Magidson, PhD

Jessica Magidson, PhD


Assistant Professor in Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park

Her research focuses on the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based substance use treatment in resource-limited settings. She is currently funded by a NIDA K23 award that focuses on evaluating the effectiveness and implementation of a brief, lay counselor-delivered intervention for substance use in HIV care in South Africa. Alongside global research, she also has a funded line of research evaluating the use of peer recovery coaches to support the management of substance use disorders in primary care locally. In addition to research, Dr. Magidson has experience delivering, supervising, and training cognitive behavioral therapy interventions for substance use, depression and medication adherence. She received a Bachelors degree from Dartmouth College and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to joining the faculty at Maryland, she completed a T32 postdoctoral fellowship in Global Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and was an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School.