John Seeley, College of Education

John Seeley, College of Education

Practice Areas: Mental Health, Behavioral Health Intervention, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Suicide Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention

John Seeley is an academic expert in emotional and behavioral disorders, school-based behavioral health intervention, suicide prevention, and substance abuse prevention. At the University of Oregon, he is a professor in the Special Education and Clinical Sciences department and a core faculty member in the Prevention Science program. John is especially interested in school-based screening, prevention, and treatment for internalizing and externalizing psychopathology. He serves as the principal investigator of a 4-year collaborative multisite study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health to evaluate adaptive treatment strategies for college students with moderate to severe suicidal ideation delivered through university counseling centers. Since 2016, John has served as an appointed member of the Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide and he directs the evaluation activities for the implementation of suicide prevention initiatives funded by the Oregon Health Authority. 

In addition to his teaching and mentoring of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, he serves as the Associate Dean for Research for the College of Education and the Associate Director for the Center on Human Development.

Contact: | 541-346-3005


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