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Areas of Interest
B.A., Brandeis University,
of Rochester, Rochester, New York,
Major: Clinical/Community Psychology
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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.
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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.
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. 2013-2018.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health
and Human Development, Pediatric CFS in a Community-based Sample. 2013-2018.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. A prospective study of CFS following
infectious mononucleosis in college students. 12/01/2013 – 11/30/2018.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Emergent
social environments as predictors of recovery resident outcomes. 2015-2020.
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Activities and Awards
Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Health Psychology,
Member of the Editorial Board, Prevention in Human Services, 1986-1995.
Renamed Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community,
Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Community Psychology,
Member of the Editorial Board, Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 2013-present.
Member of the Editorial Board, Bulletin of the IACFS/ME,
Member of the Editorial Board, The Journal of Primary Prevention,
1983-1986. Appointed Associate Editor, 1986-2007.
Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,
Member of the Editorial Board, Special Services in the Schools,
Member of the Editorial Board, American Journal of Community Psychology,
1978-1991. Associate Editor, 1983-1987.
Member of the Editorial Board, Professional Psychology, 1978-1991.
Member of the Editorial Board, Behaviorists for Social Action,
1983-1991. Renamed Behavior and Social Issues, 1992-1994.
Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis,
Member of the Editorial Board, The CIFDS Research Letter, 1999-2010.
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, Behavior Analysis Society of Illinois, 1985-87.
National Coordinator, Division of Community Psychology of the American
Psychological Association, 1980-1983.
Editor, The Community Psychologist, 1985-1988.
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,
Member of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Coordinating Committee, 2000-2003.
Member of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee, 2006-2012.
Awarded the 2003 Dutch ME-Foundation International ME-Award for outstanding
work in the past ten years in the field of CFS.
Member of the Board of Directors, International Association for CFS/ME,
Vice President, International Association for CFS/ME, 2004-2009.
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, 2105.
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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
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Articles listed under Leonard Jason from Google Scholar
Twitter comments on Leonard Jason
Wikipedia description of Leonard A. Jason
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.
Jason, L.A., Sunnquist, M., Brown, A., Evans, M., & Newton, J.L. (2016).
Are Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue
syndrome different illnesses? A preliminary analysis. Journal of Health
Psychology, 21, 3–15. doi: 10.1177/1359105313520335.PMCID: PMC4125561
L.A., Stevens, E., & Light, J.M. (2016). The relationship of sense of
community and trust to hope. Journal of Community Psychology, 44,
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.
Jason, L.A. (2015). Ethical and diversity challenges in
ecologically sensitive systems-oriented interventions. American
Psychologist, 70, 762-775.
L. A., Sunnquist, M., Brown, A., Evans, M., Vernon, S. D., Furst, J., & Simonis,V. (2014). Examining case
definition criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome and Myalgic
Encephalomyelitis. Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health, and Behavior, 2, 40-56.
L. A., Light, J. M., Stevens, E. B., & Beers, K. (2014). Dynamic social
networks in recovery homes. American
Journal of Community Psychology, 53,
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., DiGangi, J. A., Alvarez, J., Contreras, R.,
Lopez, R., Gallardo, S., & Flores, S. (2013). Evaluating a bilingual
voluntary community-based healthcare organization. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 12, 321–338.
Jason, L. A., Mericle, A. A., Polcin, D. L., & White, W. L. (2013). The role of recovery residences in
promoting long-term addiction recovery. American
Journal of Community Psychology, 52, 406-411.
L.A. (2012). Small wins matter in advocacy movements: Giving voice to patients.
American Journal of Community Psychology,
L. A., Skendrovic, B., Furst, J., Brown, A., Weng, A., & Bronikowski, C.
(2012). Data mining: Comparing the Empiric CFS to the Canadian ME/CFS case
definition. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 68, 41-49.
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., Porter, N., Hunnell,
J., Rademaker, A., & Richman, J.
A. (2011). CFS prevalence and risk factors over time. Journal of
Health Psychology, 16, 445-456.
L. A., Evans, M., Brown, M., & Porter, N. (2010). What is fatigue:
Pathological and nonpathological fatigue.
Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2, 327-331.
L. A., & Ferrari, J. R. (2010). Oxford House recovery homes:
Characteristics and effectiveness. Psychological Services, 7, 92-102.
L. A., Pokorny, S.B., Adams, M., Nihls,
A., Kim, H. Y., & Hunt, Y. (2009). Cracking down on youth tobacco may
influence drug use. Journal of Community Psychology, 38, 1-15.
L. A., Benton, M., Johnson, A., & Valentine, L. (2008). The economic
impact of ME/CFS: Individual and societal level costs. Dynamic Medicine,
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. (2006). Benefits and challenges of generating community participation. Professional
Psychology: Research and Practice, 37(2),
L. A., Pokorny, S. B., Sanem,
J. R., & Adams, M. L. (2006). Monitoring and decreasing public smoking
among youth. Behavior Modification, 30, 681-692.
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., Corradi, K., Torres-Harding, S., Taylor, R.
R., & King, C. (2005). Chronic fatigue syndrome: The need for subtypes. Neuropsychology
Review, 15, 29-58.
Jason, L. A.,
Roberts, K., & Olson, B. D. (2005). Attitudes toward recovery homes and
residents: Does proximity make a difference. Journal of Community
Psychology, 33, 529-535.
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., & Davis, M. I. (2003-2004). Substance
abuse: The need for second-order change. International Journal of Self Help
& Self Care, 2, 91-109.
L. A., Pokorny, S. B., & Schoeny,
M. E. (2003). Evaluating the effects of enforcements and fines on youth
smoking. Critical Public Health, 13, 33-45.
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., Taylor, R. R., Kennedy, C. L., Jordan, K., Huang, C., Torres-Harding,
S., Song, S., & Johnson, D. (2002). A factor analysis of chronic fatigue
symptoms in a community-based sample. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric
Epidemiology, 37, 183-189.
L. A., Taylor, R. R., Stepanek, Z., & Plioplys, S. (2001).
Attitudes regarding chronic fatigue syndrome: The importance of a name. Journal
of Health Psychology, 6, 61-71.
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.
Jason, L. A., Taylor,
R. R., Kennedy, C. L., Song, S., Johnson, D., & Torres, S. (2000). Chronic
fatigue syndrome: Occupation, medical utilization, and subtypes in a
community based sample. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 188, 568-576.
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.
L. A. (1998). Tobacco, drug, and HIV preventive media interventions. American
Journal of Community Psychology, 26, 145-187.
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,
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., 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,
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.
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: Springer.
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 Association.
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.
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 The Lancet.
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
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
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 Syndrome”
SCRA webinar on Social
Change through Social Policy, by Ken Maton and Leonard Jason
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:
out of the Netherlands regarding a patient program called: Science to
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
The fifth webinar involves treating
and managing of ME.
The sixth webinar involves symptoms of ME and treatments.
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:
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 fatigue.
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.
Substance abuse recovery odds increase in a community
setting. Jon Cecero.
DePaul News Releases.
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
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:
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