Jason Jones, Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Dr. Jones is a broadly trained child and adolescent development researcher with particular expertise in socioemotional development and family relationships. He has been involved in several large-scale studies of adolescent health and development. Dr. Jones has published empirical articles and reviews on a range of topics, including: parenting, attachment, adolescent substance use, adolescent mental health, psychoneuroimmunology, and developmental models of continuity and change. Working within a risk and resilience framework, his current research aims to identify risk and protective factors, at multiple levels of analysis, that can advance our understanding of the development of psychopathology and inform prevention efforts.  




Other Titles: 
Developmental Psychologist - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Research Associate – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia


B.A. – Pennsylvania State University, Schreyer Honors College – 2008
M.S. – University of Maryland, College Park – 2013 – Developmental Psychology
Ph.D. – University of Maryland, College Park – 2015 – Developmental Psychology

Selected Publications

  1. Jones, J. D., Fraley, R. C., Ehrlich, K. B., Stern, J. A., Lejuez, C. W., Shaver, P. R., & Cassidy, J. (2018).  Stability of attachment style in adolescence:  An empirical test of alternative developmental processes.  Child Development. Advance online publication.
  2. Jones, J. D., Calkins, M. E., Scott, J. C., Bach, E. C., & Gur, R. E. (2017).  Cannabis use, polysubstance use, and psychosis spectrum symptoms in a community-based sample of US youth.  Journal of Adolescent Health, 60, 653-659.
  3. Jones, J. D., Scott, J. C., Calkins, M. E., Ruparel, K., Moore, T. M., Gur, R. C., & Gur, R. E. (2017).  Correspondence between adolescent and informant reports of substance use:  Findings from the Philadelphia Neurodevelopmental Cohort.  Addictive Behaviors, 65, 13-18.
  4. Jones, J. D., Ehrlich, K. B., Brett, B. E., Gross, J. T., Mohr, J. J., Hopper, E. A., Dinh, J. V., Malanchuk, O., Peck, S. C., Brodish, A. B., Adam, E. K., Eccles, J. S., Kemeny, M. E., & Cassidy, J.  (2017).  Perceptions of parental secure base support in African American adolescents and young adults:  A preliminary study of predictive links to adult C-Reactive Protein.  Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 34, 1168-1185.
  5. Jones, J. D., Cassidy, J., & Shaver, P. R. (2015).  Parents’ self-reported attachment styles:  A review of links with parenting behaviors, emotions, and cognitions.  Personality and Social Psychology Review, 19, 44-76.