Shari Jager-Hyman, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Jager-Hyman studies the development and implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for suicide prevention, with a particular focus on high-risk groups, including individuals on the autism spectrum. She is currently an MPI on two NIMH R21 projects and a PCORI comparative effectiveness trial, all focused on improving suicide prevention services across health care settings. She is also a Co-Investigator on the NIMH-funded Penn INSPIRE Center and other projects supported by NIMH and the VA. She served as a suicide prevention programmatic consultant for the VA Office of Research Development and has trained clinicians across the country in EBPs for suicide prevention.
Dr. Jager-Hyman received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Temple University. She completed her predoctoral clinical internship at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and her research postdoctoral fellowship at the Penn Center for the Prevention of Suicide.