Graduate School
University of Texas Health Sci (2017), Public Health

Research Interest

  • Dr. Hughes serves as the Head of the Risk and Resilience Network in the UT Southwestern Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care (Director: Madhukar Trivedi, MD). Broadly, Dr. Hughes' research explores the efficacy and effectiveness of psychosocial treatments for building resilience, the prevention and treatment of youth depression, and addressing suicide in youth.


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

The Youth Aware of Mental Health Intervention: Impact on Help Seeking, Mental Health Knowledge, and Stigma in U.S. Adolescents.
Lindow JC, Hughes JL, South C, Minhajuddin A, Gutierrez L, Bannister E, Trivedi MH, Byerly MJ, J Adolesc Health 2020 Feb
The Adolescent Resilience Questionnaire: Validation of a Shortened Version in U.S. Youths.
Anderson JR, Killian M, Hughes JL, Rush AJ, Trivedi MH, Front Psychol 2020 11 606373


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Pediatric Mood Disorders. In The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Mood Disorders

Emslie, G.J., Mayes, T.M., Kennard, B.D., & Hughes, J.L. (2006). Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Publishing Inc.

Honors & Awards

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Young Investigator Award
    "Self Harm and Suicide Attempt Risk: Evaluation of an Intervention for Youths with Self Harm Behavior" (2012-2014)
  • Child Intervention, Prevention, and Services (CHIPS) Fellowship, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Co-recipient of Carmen Miller Michael Award
    UT Southwestern Psychology departmental award given to a student who has demonstrated excellence in scholarship and service (2010)
  • Integrated Study Center in Mood Disorders Fellowship, Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior at University of California, Los Angeles
  • Recipient of UT Southwestern Graduate School Ida M. Green Award
    UT Southwestern Graduate School award given to female scientist for outstanding commitment to the well-being of fellow graduates, research excellence, and exceptional community service activities (2009)
  • Selected as Level 1 Participant, Summer Research Institute in Suicide Prevention, an NIMH-funded program at the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Dallas Psychological Association (2015)
  • American Association of Suicidology (2014)
  • American Psychological Association - Division 53 Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (2012)
  • American Psychological Association (2006)
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) (2006)