Jonathan Purtle is a policy dissemination and implementation researcher who focusses on issues related to mental health and health equity. His research adopts, adapts, and integrates theories and methods from the social sciences to understand how scientific evidence can be most effectively communicated to policymakers and translated into practice.
Jonathan is Principal Investigator a study, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, that is testing the effects of strategic frames about toxic stress on public and policymaker support for child development policies and stigma towards children and families. He is also currently the Principal Investigator of a R21 from the National Institute of Mental Health that is exploring strategies to improve how mental health evidence is communicated to state policymakers. He is also leading a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded project that is examining activities to reduce health inequities in US cities and counties.
Jonathan received his DrPH in Health Management & Policy from the Dornsife School of Public Health and holds a master’s degree in sociology from the De Universiteit van Amsterdam and an MPH from Drexel. His research has been published in journals such as Implementation Science, Annals of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, American Journal of Public Health, Psychiatric Services, and Social Science & Medicine.