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Areas of Interest
B.A., Brandeis University,
of Rochester, Rochester, New York,
Major: Clinical/Community Psychology
Instructor, Psychology Department, University of Rochester,
1973 - 1975.
Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, DePaul
University, Chicago, 1975 - 1980.
Associate Professor, Psychology Department, DePaul
University, Chicago, 1980 - 1983.
Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology, DePaul
University, Chicago, 1983 - 1987.
Professor, Psychology Department, DePaul
University, Chicago, 1984-present.
Director, Center for Community Research, DePaul University, 2001-present.
National Institute of Mental Health. Evaluating a preventive
orientation program, 1980-1981.
National Institute on Drug Abuse. Smoking cessation involving the media and
social support, 1985-1986.
National Institute of Mental Health. A preventive intervention for high risk
transfer children, 1986-1993.
National Institute on Drug Abuse. A worksite smoking cessation program,
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Worksite incentives for becoming a
Thrasher Foundation. Reducing the sale of cigarettes to minors, 1993-1995.
The Chicago Community
Trust. The Oxford House model for empowerment, 1993-1994.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Estimating rates of
CFS in a community sample, 1995-2001.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The effects of enforcement and
possession laws on youth prevalence, 1998-2001.
U.S. Department of Education, A field-initiated research project to
determine the effectiveness of a capacity-building program for individuals with
CFS, Co-Investigator, 2000-2003.
National Institute on Drug Abuse, Abstinent social support in Oxford
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, An evaluation of
the Oxford House model, 2000-2006.
of Allergy and Infectious
Diseases, Activity intervention for chronic fatigue syndrome, 2000-2007.
National Cancer Institute, The effects of laws on youth prevalence,
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Risk factors
associated with CFS and CF prognosis, 2005-2011.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and
Alcoholism, Evaluating a bilingual voluntary community-based healthcare
National Institute on Drug Abuse, Evaluating alternative
aftercare models for ex-offenders, 2007-2014.
National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, Community
participatory intervention with high-risk African-American women, 2008-2014.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human
Development, Social Ecology and the Prevention of Suicide and Aggression in
African American Youth. 2013-2019.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health
and Human Development, Pediatric CFS in a Community-based Sample. 2013-2019.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. A prospective study of CFS following infectious
mononucleosis in college students. 12/01/2013 – 11/30/2019.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Emergent
social environments as predictors of recovery resident outcomes. 2015-2020.
Activities and Awards
Editorial Board Member
Journal of Community Psychology, 1983-1986, 2007-present.
Prevention in Human Services, 1986-1995. Renamed Journal of
Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 1996-present.
Journal of Health Psychology, 2008-present.
Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health &
Past Editorial Board
Professional Psychology, 1978-1991.
American Journal of Community Psychology, 1978-1991. Associate
Behaviorists for Social Action, 1983-1991. Renamed Behavior and
Social Issues, 1992-1994.
The Journal of Primary Prevention, 1983-1986.
Appointed Associate Editor, 1986-2007.
Special Services in the Schools, 1984-2008.
Editor, The Community Psychologist, 1985-1988.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 1986-1991.
Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 1997-2008.
The CIFDS Research Letter, 1999-2010.
Bulletin of the IACFS/ME, 2007-2010.
Other Committees and Organizations
National Coordinator, Division of Community Psychology of the American
Psychological Association, 1980-1983.
President, Behavior Analysis Society of Illinois, 1985-87.
Member of the Child and Family and Prevention Subcommittee, Life Course and
Prevention Research Review Committee of the National Institute of Mental
Member of the Board of Trustees, Illinois
Self-Help Clearinghouse, 1987-1991 (Vice Chairperson, 1988, Chairperson,
President, Division of Community Psychology of the American Psychological
Mentorship Award from the Society for Community Research and Action of the
American Psychological Association, 1991.
United States Patent (Number 5,142,358), "Earn per view television
viewing regulation device," Aug. 25, 1992.
Society for Community Research and Action's 1997 Distinguished Contributions
to Theory and Research Award.
Cortelyou-Lowery Award for Excellence, 1998.
The American Psychological Association's Karl F. Heiser
Award for Advocacy, 1998.
Member of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Coordinating Committee, 2000-2003.
Member of the Board of Directors, International Association for CFS/ME,
2001-2009, 2012. Vice President, 2004-2009.
Member of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee, 2006-2012.
Dutch ME-Foundation International ME-Award for outstanding work in the past
ten years in the field of CFS, 2003.
Perpich award for distinguished service to the IACFS/ME
and the CFS/ME community, 2011.
Tom Fellows award for
outstanding contributions to the Oxford House organization, 2011.
DePaul University College of Science and Health award for Excellence in
American Psychological Association’s award for Distinguished Professional
Contributions to Applied Research, 2015.
25, Experimental Analysis of Behavior
for Psychological Science
for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
for Behavior Analysis
Association for CFS/ME
Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology
Publications (Over 800 publications)
Gesten, E. L., & Jason, L. A. (1987). Social and
community interventions. In M. R. Rosenzweig & L.
W. Porter (Eds.) Annual Review of Psychology. (pp. 427-460). Palo Alto,
CA: Annual Reviews, Inc.
L. A., McMahon, S. D., Salina, D., Hedeker, D.,
Stockton, M., Dunson, K., Kimball, P. (1995). Assessing a smoking cessation
intervention involving groups, incentives, and self-help manuals. Behavior
Therapy, 26, 393-408.
L. A., Billows, W., Schnopp-Wyatt, D., & King, C.
(1996). Reducing the illegal sales of cigarettes to minors: Analysis of
alternative enforcement schedules. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis,
L. A., Richman, J. A., Friedberg, F., Wagner, L., Taylor, R., & Jordan, K.
M. (1997). Politics, science, and the
emergence of a new disease: The case of chronic fatigue syndrome. American
Psychologist, 52, 973-983.
L. A., & Barnes, H. E. (1997). Substance abuse prevention: Beyond the
schoolyard. Applied and Preventive Psychology, 6, 211-220.
L. A. (1998). Tobacco, drug, and HIV preventive media interventions. American
Journal of Community Psychology, 26, 145-187.
L. A., Richman, J. A., Rademaker, A. W., Jordan, K.
M., Plioplys, A. V., Taylor, R. R., McCready, W., Huang,C., & Plioplys, S.
(1999). A community-based study of chronic fatigue syndrome. Archives of
Internal Medicine, 159, 2129-2137.
Jason, L. A., Taylor,
R. R., & Kennedy, B. A. (2000). Chronic fatigue syndrome,
Fibromyalgia, and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities in a community-based sample
of persons with chronic fatigue syndrome-like symptoms. Psychosomatic
Medicine, 62, 655-663.
A., Pokorny, S. B. & Schoeny,
M. E. (2003). It is premature to abandon youth access to tobacco programs. Pediatrics,
111(4 Pt 1), 920-921.
L. A., Holbert, C., Torres-Harding, S., & Taylor,
R. R. (2004). Stigma and chronic fatigue syndrome: Surveying a name
change. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 14, 222-228.
L. A., Olson, B. D., Ferrari, J. R., & Lo Sasso,
A. T. (2006). Communal housing settings enhance substance abuse recovery.
American Journal of Public Health, 96, 1727-1729.
L. A., Olson, B. D., Ferrari, J. R., Majer, J. M., Alvarez, J.,
& Stout, J. (2007). An examination of main and interactive effects of
substance abuse recovery. Addiction, 102, 1114–1121.
L. A., Unger, E.R., Dimitrakoff, J. D., Fagin, A.P.,
Houghton, M., Cook, D., Marshall Jr., G. D., Klimas,
N., & Snell, C. (2012). Minimum data elements for research reports on
CFS. Brain, Behavior and Immunity. 26. 401-406.
L.A. (2012). Small wins matter in advocacy movements: Giving voice to patients.
American Journal of Community Psychology,
L. A., Brown, M., Brown, A., Evans, M., Flores, S., Grant-Holler, E., &
Sunnquist, M. (2013). Energy Conservation/Envelope Theory interventions to help
patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health, & Behavior, 1,
L. A., Light, J. M., Stevens, E. B., & Beers, K. (2014). Dynamic social
networks in recovery homes. American
Journal of Community Psychology, 53,
Jason, L.A. (2015). Ethical and diversity challenges in
ecologically sensitive systems-oriented interventions. American
Psychologist, 70, 762-775.
Jason, L. A., Beasley, C. R., & Hunter,
B.A. (2015). Advocacy and social justice. In V. Chien
& S.M. Wolfe (Ed.). Foundations of
Community Psychology Practice. (pp. 262-289) New York: Sage.
L.A., Stevens, E., Ram, D. Miller, S.A., Beasley, C.R., & Gleason, K.,
(2016). Theories in the field of community psychology. Global Journal
of Community Psychology Practice, 7(2), 1-27.
L.A., Stevens, E., & Light, J.M. (2016). The relationship of sense of
community and trust to hope. Journal of Community Psychology, 44,
L.A., & Stevens, E. (2017). The reliability and reciprocity of a social
network measure. Alcoholism Treatment
Quarterly, 35, 317–327. PMCID:PMC6145821 doi:
Jason, L.A. (2017). To serve or not to serve: Ethical and
policy implications. American Journal of
Community Psychology, 60, 406-413.
Jason, L.A., Fox, P.A., & Gleason, K. D. (2018). The
importance of a research case definition. Fatigue:
Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 6, 52-58. doi:
L.A., & Sunnquist, M. (2018). The development of the DePaul Symptom
Questionnaire: Original, expanded, brief
and pediatric versions. Frontiers in
Pediatrics, 6:330. doi: 10.3389/fped.2018.00330
Glenwick, D. S., & Jason, L. A. (Eds.).
(1980). Behavioral community
psychology: Progress and prospects. New York, NY: Praeger.
Felner, R. D., Jason, L. A., Moritsugu,
J., & Farber, S. S. (Eds.). (1983). Preventive psychology: Theory,
research and practice. New York, NY: Pergamon.
L. A., Hess, R., Felner, R. D., & Moritsugu, J.
N. (Eds.). (1987). Prevention:
Toward a multidisciplinary approach. New York, NY: Haworth Press.
J. E., & Jason, L. A. (1988). Preventing
substance abuse among children and adolescents . New York, N.Y: Pergamon.
Tolan, P., Keys, C., Chertok, F.,
& Jason, L. (Eds.). (1990).
Researching community psychology: Issues of theories and methods. Washington,
DC: American Psychological Association.
L. A., Weine, A. M., Johnson, J. H., Warren-Sohlberg, L., Filippelli, L. A.,
Turner, E. Y., & Lardon, C. (1992). Helping transfer students: Strategies for educational and social
Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Glenwick, D. S., & Jason, L. A. (Eds.). (1993). Promoting health and mental health
with children, youth, and families. New York, NY: Springer.
Jason, L. A., Danner, K. E., & Kurasaki,
K. (Eds.). (1993). Prevention and school transitions. New York, NY:
Jason, L.A., & Hanaway, E.K.
(1997). Remote control: A sensible approach to kids, TV, and the new
electronic media. Sarasota, FL: Professional Resource Press.
Jason, L.A. (1997). Community building. Values for a
sustainable future. Westport, CT: Praeger.
Friedberg, F., &
Jason, L.A. (1998). Understanding
chronic fatigue syndrome: An empirical guide to assessment and treatment. Washington, DC: American
R.R., Friedberg, F., & Jason, L.A. (2001). A clinician's guide to controversial illnesses: Chronic fatigue
syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities. Sarasota,
Fl: Professional Resource Press.
Jason, L.A., & Glenwick, D.S.
(Eds.). (2002). Innovative strategies
for promoting health and mental health across the lifespan. New York, NY:
Jason, L.A., & Pokorny,
S.B. (Eds.). (2002). Preventing youth access to tobacco. New York,
Jason, L.A., Fennell, P., & Taylor, R.R. (Eds.). (2003). Handbook of chronic fatigue syndrome. New
York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
L.A., Keys, C.B., Suarez-Balcazar, Y., Taylor, R.R., Davis, M., Durlak, J., Isenberg, D. (Eds.). (2004). Participatory community research: Theories
and methods in action. Washington, DC: American Psychological
Jason, L.A., & Perdoux, M.
(2004). Havens: True stories of community healing. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.
Jason, L.A., Ferrari, J.R., Davis, M.I., & Olson, B.D.
(2006). Creating communities for addiction recovery: The Oxford House model.
New York, NY: Haworth.
L.A., Olson, B.D., & Foli, K. (2008). Rescued lives: The Oxford House approach to
substance abuse. New
York, NY: Haworth.
Yatanabe, Y., Evengard, B., Natelson, B.H., Jason, L.A., & Kuratsune,
H. (Eds.). (2008). Fatigue science
for human health. Tokyo, Japan: Springer.
N.S., Bothne, N., & Jason, L.A. (2008). Interconnectedness and the individual: New
research. NewYork, NY: Nova Science.
Jason, L.A., & Ferrari, J.R. (2011). Recovery from
Addictions in Communal Living Settings: The Oxford House Model. Oxford,
England: Taylor & Francis.
Jason, L.A., & Glenwick, D.S. (2012). Methodological approaches
to community-based research. Washington, DC: American Psychological
Coffin Cabrera, N.,
Jason, L.A., Jimenez Renteria, M.de.L., Bejar Nava, C., Bejar Nava, F., Cedillo Lldefonso, B., Mirairio Medina, C., & Alvarez Zuniga, M. (2012). Sindrome de Fatigue Cronica.
University Nacional Autonoma de Mexico: Estado de
Mexico, Distrito Federal.
F., Bateman, L., Bested, A., Davenport, T., Friedman, K., Gurwitt,
A., Jason, L.A., Lapp, C.W., Stevens, S.R., Underhill, R.A., & Vallings, R. (2012). Chronic
Fatigue Syndrome. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. A Primer
for Clinical Practitioners. Scottsdale, AZ: Wilshire Press Inc.
Jason, L.A. (2013). Principles
of Social Change. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Jason, L.A. & Glenwick, D.S.
(Eds.). (2016). Handbook of
Methodological Approaches to Community-Based Research: Qualitative,
Quantitative, and Mixed Methods. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Callahan, S. & Jason, L.A. (Eds.) (2016). Substance Abuse and Aftercare.
Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science.
Njoku, M. G. C., Jason, L. A.,
& Johnson, R.B. (Eds.) (2019). The
Psychology of Peace Promotion. NY: Springer.
Jason, L. A., Glantsman, O.,
O’Brien, J., & Ramian, K. (Eds.) (2019). Introduction
to Community Psychology: Becoming an Agent of Change. https://press.rebus.community/introductiontocommunitypsychology/
Most people think of psychologists in very traditional ways.
Blog. David Tuller. Trial By
Error: A Q-and-A with Leonard Jason, on Case Definition.
Scientific progress stumbles without a valid case definition.
Leonard Jason. Oxford University Press Blog
Comprehensive affordable solutions to a major health problem.
Leonard Jason. Oxford University Press Blog
Dilemmas of a broken substance abuse system. Leonard A. Jason.
Oxford University Press Blog
Virology Blog. Ronald W. Davis, Jonathan C.W. Edwards, Leonard
A. Jason, Bruce Levin, Vincent R. Racaniello, Arthur
L. Reingold. An open letter to Dr. Richard Horton and
University Press Blog. Leonard A. Jason. Patients Battle for Justice
Oxford University Press
Blog. IOM’s Effort to Dislodge Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Oxford University Press Blog. How Disease Names Can Stigmatize
Oxford University Press Blog. What is psychology’s greatest
Oxford University Press’ Blog. Diseases can stigmatize
Oxford University Press policy statement that was issued on Recovery Residences
Oxford University Press Blog: Even Small Government Incentives
Can Help Tackle: Entrenched Social Problems
Oxford University Press Blog is a reaction to a New York Times
study titled: Humane, cost-effective
systems for formerly incarcerated people
Oxford University Press Blog published this infographic on
Oxford University Press titled “the Art of Science”
SCRA policy statement on Recovery Residence
policy statement moves ‘sober homes’ toward new legitimacy” in Alcoholism Drug
Jason’s webinar for the Office of Disease Prevention NIH
webinar on Mixed Methods in Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Research
Jason’s remarks at his surprise birthday celebration
Protest in Chicago. Leonard Jason’s speech
Systems Science and Social Change. Lecture by
Leonard Jason given in community psychology class at DePaul University
CFS research and politics. Lecture by Leonard Jason given in community
National Society for ME patients’ Fall 2015 conference "The Invisible - a
conference on severe ME and CFS and the way forward", in Stockholm.
Leonard A. Jason. Defining Essential Features of ME and CFS
on Fatigue and Health
University Chili Challenge!
90.5FM. We Are The Voice
Where are the patients? The
role of community psychology in engaging patients in their own lives.
on the Case Definition at the 2014 NIH P2P Workshop titled: “Advancing the
Research on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue
SCRA webinar on Social
Change through Social Policy, by Ken Maton and
Social action: A fundamental value of community psychology
Jason live keynote on Principles of Social Change at the Miami
Funny segment on dog feces within the keynote Principles of
Social Change Biennial talk
YouTube video on
Oxford House collaboration titled: “Community Psychology: Partnerships for
YouTube video gives prospective graduate students more
information about Leonard Jason, a member of the community faculty at DePaul
YouTube introduction to the Center for Community Research
8 broadcasts out of the Netherlands regarding a patient
program called: Science to Patients
In this first webinar, Jason discusses some of his
current research with ME
In the second webinar, Jason
discusses the name and case definition
The third webinar covers
what might cause ME, the stigma associate with ME
The fourth webinar explains the difference between ME and Major Depressive Disorders
The fifth webinar involves treating
and managing of ME
The sixth webinar involves symptoms of ME and
The seventh webinar involves the need for services and social
The last webinar involves future directions for ME research
King’s White House Chronicle Television show
King interviews of Leonard Jason for ME/CFS Alert:
Monitor. Becoming a great mentor.
Magazine. Abby Pickus. The Myth of “It’s All in Your
Crisis Centers. Lily Chu, Jose Montoya and Lenny Jason, How Chronic Illness Can
Influence Suicide Risk
Megan Doherty. The hidden ME too: 100,000 people in
Illinois could suffer from debilitating disease.
Blog. David Tuller. Trial By
Error: A Q-and-A with Leonard Jason, on Case Definition.
Madison, WI radio. Jonathan Zarov. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Is Controversial To Some, And Very Real For Sufferers
Emily Sohn. When sickness interrupts science. How to
balance a long-term illness and a research career.
drug rehab group clash on South Bend sober home
proposal. Jeff Parrott. South Bend Tribune.
House Shows Promise in Maintaining Sobriety. Community Psychology. Social
Justice through Collaborative Research and Action. Leonard Jason, Carleigh
Turner with Ashley Simons-Rudolph
Chicago. Lisa Fielding. Dozens rally to bring attention to incurable disease.
Chicago Tribune. Matt Lindner. Can we really trust anyone
The Science of Life. Virginia Gewin. Fighting over
Mosaic. The Science of Life. Virginia Gewin.
How to diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome.
DePaul Distinctions. Margaret Hoag. Radical Research
The Best Treatment For Drug Addicts Is Community. CJ Arlotta. Forbes
Substance abuse recovery odds increase in a community
setting. Jon Cecero.
DePaul News Releases.
Nature. Virginia Gewin. Medical research: Subject to reflection
Rochester Review. Maya Dukmasova. “A
different type of group therapy”
Nature magazine. Sarah Reardon Chronic-Fatigue Syndrome Gets
Controversial Redefinition An HHS panel recommends changing the condition's
name to "systemic exertion intolerance disease"
New York Times. David Tuller. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Gets a
America.Aljazeera.com Natasha Sheriff Institute of Medicine calls for renaming
chronic fatigue syndrome
Em DeMarco The Brotherhood of Recovering Addicts
Times. David Tuller. Brains of People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Offer Clues
American Psychological Association’s
Monitor: Beyond Tired: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome remains misunderstood and
understudied. Psychologists are among those trying to change that
Buzzfeed. David Tuller. IACFS/ME San
Kent, England news story on the first OH in England
Portland Tribune story on OHs in Portland, Oregon
for Psychological Science
Society for Community
Research and Action