About CHDI

Jason Lang, PhD

Jason Lang, PhD Chief Program Officer
jalang@uchc.edu | 860-679-1550

Jason M. Lang serves as CHDI’s Chief Program Officer, where he leads CHDI’s work to advance solutions that result in equitable and optimal behavioral health and well-being for children, youth, and families. He is responsible for staff and programs across CHDI’s areas of expertise, including evidence-based practices (EBPs), trauma-informed care, comprehensive school mental health, quality improvement and measurement-based care, and policy and system development. Jason is a nationally recognized expert on child trauma, evidence-based practices, and implementation science and has published and presented extensively on these topics.


Jason joined CHDI in 2007 and held positions as Program Associate, Associate Director, Director of Dissemination and Implementation, and Vice President for Mental Health Initiatives. His work has encompassed child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, law enforcement, education, pediatric primary care, and family advocacy organizations to improve children’s behavioral health services and create sustainable system improvements. A specific focus has been on enhancing CHDI's role as an intermediary organization to develop partnerships with state agencies, researchers, and community providers to test, implement and evaluate innovative strategies for disseminating and sustaining EBPs and other system improvements. He has been Principal Investigator of the Early Childhood Trauma Collaborative and ScreenTIME, funded by SAMHSA as part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), and previously served on the NCTSN Steering Committee. 

Jason is a licensed clinical psychologist who also holds appointments as an Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at UCONN Health and at the Child Study Center in the Yale School of Medicine. Prior to joining CHDI, Jason completed his pre- and post-doctoral fellowships specializing in child traumatic stress at the Yale Child Study Center. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UCLA in 2005, and is a graduate of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Breakthrough Series College and The NIH-sponsored Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH).  

A list of publications is available at:  https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jason_Lang2