Jennifer L. Hughes, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the UCLA Semel Neuropsychiatric Institute. 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. She 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.