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Jessica Lee Schleider

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Associate Professor of Medical Social Sciences
Associate Professor of Psychology (by courtesy)


Areas of Focus

  • Mental health
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Digital health
  • Psychotherapy
  • Brief interventions
  • Healthcare innovation


  • Building and testing brief, barrier-free mental health supports
  • Dissemination of digital mental health treatments for youth
  • Bridging the gap between need and access to mental health care


Schleider is a clinical psychologist, intervention scientist and Founding Director of the Lab for Scalable Mental health. Her professional mission is to build, test and disseminate scalable, effective mental health solutions that bridge previously-unfillable gaps in mental health ecosystems, with a focus on single-session interventions (SSIs) for underserved youth. In support of her work in this area, she has secured over $6 million in federal, foundation and industry funding.

Schleider has been recognized via numerous national awards for research excellence and innovation, including the NIH Director's Early Independence Award. Her work has been featured in media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal and The Atlantic and she was previously chosen as one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Healthcare in 2020.

Schleider has published hundreds of articles and book chapters. She has created or co-created seven open-access, single-session mental health programs, which have reached more than 40,000 teens and adults to date. Based on these programs, Schleider and her colleagues wrote a self-help workbook, The Growth Mindset Workbook for Teens. She also co-edited the Oxford Guide to Brief and Low-Intensity Interventions for Children and Young People and wrote a nonfiction book — Little Treatments, Big Effects —about how single-session interventions can transform mental health.