John Weisz

John Weisz – Senior Research Director (Clinical Psychology)

John Weisz, who holds a Ph.D. in Clinical and Developmental Psychology from Yale University, is Professor of Psychology at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School. Previously he has been a faculty member at Cornell University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and University of California Los Angeles. John has served as President of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (the largest professional organization of researchers and practitioners in the field) and as President of the International Society for the Study of Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (the primary scientific organization in the field). He also served as President and CEO of the Judge Baker Children’s Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. His written work includes more than 250 articles and chapters, and 9 books, focused primarily on youth problem behavior and psychotherapy. John’s research team conducts randomized effectiveness trials, developing and testing treatments, and strategies for implementing them, in clinical and educational settings, with a focus on children and adolescents. Through his treatment research and meta-analyses, John and his students and colleagues work to strengthen both the rigor and the clinical relevance of intervention science.