Jones, Nev, PhD
Nev Jones is an assistant professor in the Department of Mental Health Law & Policy and faculty affiliate with the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute. She also holds an (affiliate) clinical faculty appointment with the Yale University School of Medicine’s Program for Recovery & Community Health. Dr. Jones received her Ph.D. from DePaul University in 2014, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University in medical anthropology and psychiatry.
An interdisciplinary scholar and behavioral health services researcher, Dr. Jones has lived and worked in rural Nepal and Japan, and, prior to entering graduate study in psychology, trained as a cross-cultural philosopher with a focus on social justice, equity, cross-cultural epistemology, and ethics. Following her postdoctoral fellowship, she worked in leadership positions in both state government and non-profit community mental health before joining USF in 2017. Her research has focused on the social, cultural and structural determinants of disability and recovery, youth and young adult behavioral health services, cultural/racial/ethnic disparities, peer and family support, and stakeholder involvement and leadership in behavioral health evaluation, research and policy.
- A NIDILRR-funded mixed methods project focused on the post-discharge trajectories of young adults discharged from specialized early psychosis services
- A PCORI-funded research support project with the goal of developing a national early psychosis stakeholder research involvement network;
- Mixed methods research on the public health impact of intersectional disadvantage, including poverty, incarceration, structural racism, and limited access to key social institutions including secondary and postsecondary education.
- Collaboration with Community Support Services of Addison County (CSAC) on evaluation of the adaptation and implementation of network approaches/Open Dialogue in real-world community behavioral health settings in the US
Dr. Jones’ research has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Transcultural Psychiatry, Journal of Community Psychology, Early Intervention in Psychiatry, Schizophrenia Bulletin, Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology, Lancet Psychiatry and Psychosis. She has also developed substantive SAMHSA-funded technical assistance materials for the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) including a series of toolkits on supported education and a guidance manual on youth/peer involvement in early intervention services. She has developed a series of trainings on clinical intervention and engagement with psychosis in community mental health, meaning-centered intervention, and structural competency, working with a wide range of counties and provider agencies. Dr. Jones serves on the scientific advisory committee for IEPA Early Intervention in Mental Health, on the editorial board for Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology, and as an expert advisor on multiple federal and state initiatives.
Teaching and theory interests include global mental health, the social and political forces shaping contemporary behavioral health research, shifting socio-medical explanatory frameworks and the structural mechanisms of social marginalization in the context of knowledge production.
- B.A., University of Oregon (Philosophy)
- Post-Baccalaureate Research Fellow, Nagoya University & Nanzan University Center for Religion & Culture, Nagoya, Japan
- M.A., DePaul University (Philosophy)
- M.A., DePaul University (Community Psychology)
- Ph.D., DePaul University (Community Psychology)
- Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University (Medical Anthropology)
Research & Practice Interests
- Youth & Young Adult Behavioral Health
- Psychiatric Rehabilitation/Recovery-Oriented Services
- Structural Competency and Disparities
- Organizational Culture & Cultural Change in Public Behavioral Health
- Mixed-Method/Community-Based Participatory Research
Jones, N., Godzikovskaya, J., Zhao, Z., Vasquez, A., Gilbert, A. & Davidson, L. (in press). Intersecting disadvantage: Unpacking sub-optimal outcomes within early intervention in psychosis services. Early Intervention in Psychiatry.
Rosen, C., Jones, N., Longden, E., Chase, K., Shattell, M. & Sharma, R. (2017). Exploring the intersections of trauma, structural adversity, psychosis and symptom content among a primarily African-American sample: A mixed methods analysis. Frontiers in Psychiatry.
Kalathil, J. & Jones, N. (2017). Unsettling disciplines: Madness, knowledge, research. Introduction to a special issue entitled “Critical underpinnings of service user involvement in research.” (Ed. Kalathil J and Jones N). Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology.
Jones, N. Kelly, T., Luhrmann, T. & Shattell, M. (2016). “Did I push myself over the edge?”: Complications of agency in psychosis onset and development. Psychosis, 8(4), 324-335.
Jones, N., Kelly, T. & Shattell, M. (2016). God in the brain: Experiencing psychosis in the post-secular United States. Transcultural Psychiatry, 53(4), 488-505.
Woods, A., Jones, N., Alderson-Day, B. Callard, F. & Fernyhough, C. (2015). What is it like to hear voices? Analysis of a novel phenomenological survey. Lancet Psychiatry.
Jones, N. & Kelly, T.L. (2015). Inconvenient complications.: On the heterogeneities of “madness” and their relationship to disability. In Spandler, H. & Anderson, J. (eds). Disability or distress? Mental health and the politics of disablement. London: Policy Press.
Jones, N., Brown, R., Keys, C. & Salzer, M. (2015). Beyond symptoms?: Understanding the socioecology of sense of belonging among postsecondary students with significant psychiatric disabilities. Journal of Community Psychology.
Jones, N., & Shattell, M. (2014). Beyond easy answers: Facing the entanglements of violence and psychosis. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 35(10), 809-811.
Jones, N., Harrison, J., Aguiar, R. & Munro, L. (2014). Transforming research for transformative change in mental health: Towards the future. Community Psychology and Community Mental Health: Towards Transformative Change. Ed. Geoffrey Nelson, Bret Kloos & Jose Ornelas. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Jones, N. & Corrigan, P. (2014). Understanding stigma as a social phenomena. The Stigma of Disease and Disability: Empirical Models and Implications for Change. Ed. Patrick Corrigan. Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association.
Jones, N., Corrigan, P., James, D. Parker, J. & Larson, N. (2013). Peer support, self-determination and treatment engagement: A qualitative study. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal.
Select Technical Reports and Guides
Jones, N. & Tyler, D. (2017). Online tutorial: Facilitating meaningful engagement of young people and their families in early intervention programs. National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors. Technical Assistance Material Developed for SAMHSA/CMHS under Contract Reference: HHSS283201200002I.
Jones, N., Bower, K. & Furuzawa, A. (2016). Back to school: Toolkits to support college students with early psychosis. National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors. Technical Assistance Material Developed for SAMHSA/CMHS under Contract Reference: HHSS283201200002I.
Jones, N. (2016). After Early Intervention: Approaches to Step-Down, Discharge & Continuity of Care. National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors. Technical Assistance Material Developed for SAMHSA/CMHS under Contract Reference: HHSS283201200002I.
Jones, N. (2015). Peer involvement & leadership in early intervention for psychosis: From planning to evaluation. National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors. Technical Assistance Material Developed for SAMHSA/CMHS under Contract Reference: HHSS283201200002I.