Jessica Breland, MS, PhD is a licensed psychologist and a Core Investigator/CDA Awardee at the Center for Innovation to Implementation in the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Dr. Breland received her PhD in psychology from Rutgers and completed her clinical internship at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.
Her work focuses on using quantitative and qualitative methods to: 1) assess outcomes related to the implementation of evidenced-based treatments, especially through controlled trials in novel settings (e.g., primary care) or with novel methods (e.g., apps); 2) identify and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health; and 3) enhance care for patients with chronic conditions, such as obesity or diabetes.
Honors & Awards
Excellence Fellowship, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Department of Psychology (2008; 2010)
Fellow, Annual Summer Institute on Randomized Behavioral Clinical Trials, National Institutes of Health, Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research (2015)
Doctor of Philosophy, Rutgers University (2013)
Predoctoral Clinical Internship, Baylor College of Medicine (2013)
MS, Rutgers University (2010)
Bachelor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania (2005)
Craig Rosen, Postdoctoral Faculty Sponsor