About CHDI

Jason Lang, Ph.D.

Jason Lang, Ph.D. Vice President for Mental Health Initiatives
jalang@uchc.edu | 860-679-1550

Jason M. Lang joined CHDI in 2007 and was promoted to Vice President of Mental Health Initiatives in 2017. He leads CHDI’s mental health initiatives including in the areas of evidence-based practices (EBPs), trauma informed care, school and community programs, and policy and system development.


Jason is a nationally recognized expert who has published and presented about child trauma, evidence-based practices, and implementation science.  Since joining CHDI in 2007 as a Program Associate, he has also held positions as Associate Director and Director of Dissemination and Implementation. 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 developing partnerships with state agencies, researchers, and community providers to test, implement and evaluate innovative strategies for disseminating and sustaining EBPs, including MATCH-ADTC, TF-CBT, CBITS, and ARC.  He is Principal Investigator of the Early Childhood Trauma Collaborative, funded by SAMHSA as part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), and he serves on the NCTSN Steering Committee. Jason is also Co-Principal Investigator for the Connecticut Collaborative on Effective Practices for Trauma (CONCEPT), funded by the Administration for Children and Families to improve trauma-informed care for children in Connecticut’s child welfare system. 

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