University of Maryland
Dr. Jessica Magidson is an Assistant Professor in Psychology at University of Maryland, College Park. Her research focuses on evaluating the implementation of task-shared behavioral interventions for substance use and HIV medication adherence in under-served settings in the US and sub-Saharan Africa. She is currently funded by a NIDA K23 award that utilizes a hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial to evaluate a peer-delivered substance use and HIV medication adherence intervention in HIV care in Cape Town, South Africa. She also has a funded line of research evaluating the role of peer recovery coaches to support the management of substance use disorders in primary care and community settings in the US. Before joining the faculty at University of Maryland in January 2018, she was an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and Staff Psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from University of Maryland, College Park, completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship in Behavioral Medicine at MGH/Harvard and an NIMH T32 postdoctoral fellowship in Global Psychiatry at MGH/Harvard.