Heather Jones Recognized for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Pediatric Psychology

Heather Jones, associate professor of psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University, has received the 2024 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity by the Society of Pediatric Psychology, a division of the American Psychological Association.

The award is presented annually to a pediatric psychologist who has made significant contributions to promoting diversity in research, practice, and policy within their field. Dr. Jones was recognized for her research and work centering around Black children and their families, maternal mental health, and educating future health service psychologists.

At Virginia Commonwealth University, Dr. Jones serves as co-director of the VCU Primary Care Psychology Training Collaborative, which provides training for graduate students and pro bono mental health services to the local community. She is also the director of the child and adolescent concentration within the clinical psychology program.

Dr. Jones is a graduate of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where she majored in psychology. She holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Maryland.

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