Jennifer L. Hughes, Ph.D., is a Clinical Instructor and Staff Psychologist in the University of Los Angeles, California Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and the Associate Director of the UCLA Youth Stress and Mood Program. Dr. Hughes’ research explores the efficacy and effectiveness of psychosocial treatments for prevention and treatment of depression and suicide in youth. Dr. Hughes graduated from Baylor University in 2003, with a B.A. in Psychology and Child and Family Studies. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2010 and completed her pre-doctoral internship through the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, through two primary rotation sites: Southern Methodist University Counseling and Psychiatric Services and Children’s Medical Center Consult Liaison Psychiatry Service. During her time at UT Southwestern, Dr. Hughes worked closely with two leaders in the area of child depression, Drs. Graham Emslie and Betsy Kennard, on several landmark projects, including the Treatment of Adolescent Suicide Attempters (TASA) study, the Treatment of Adolescents with Depression study (TADS), and the Treatment of Resistant Depression in Adolescents (TORDIA) study. In addition, Dr. Hughes collaborated with Dr. Kennard to develop and test a relapse prevention intervention for youth depression. Dr. Hughes completed her postdoctoral fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Joan Asarnow at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. In collaboration with Dr. Asarnow, Dr. Hughes’ current work focuses on suicide prevention, the treatment and prevention of youth suicide, non-suicidal self-injury, and depression, and dissemination of evidence-based treatments to the community. Dr. Hughes is the recipient of a Young Investigator Grant from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to adapt and test an intervention designed to prevent future suicide attempts in adolescent suicide attempters for use with youths engaging in non-suicidal self-injurious behavior, an at-risk group for later suicide attempts.