Jason Van Allen is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Texas Tech University. His research is broadly focused on the psychological and physical health of children, adolescents, and families, with an emphasis on the scientific inquiry of health behaviors and health behavior change. Specifically, his research program has a variety of current targets:
Jason Van Allen completed his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Kansas, where he obtained a Ph.D. in Clinical Child Psychology in 2013. He also recently completed his internship training in Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in the pediatric psychology and child health literature, and has worked as a researcher and interventionist for weight-management interventions targeted at preschoolers, school-aged children, and adolescents.
Jason Van Allen has served in a variety of leadership roles, including as a member of the Student Advisery Board of the Society of Pediatric Psychology, and as the President of the Students of the International Positive Psychology Association.
He has also won a variety of professional awards, including the Marion and Donald Routh Student Research Grant from Division 54 of APA, The American Psychological Association Division 42 Travel Award, the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Leadership Travel Award, as well as the Brown Kirschman Award for Research Excellence and the Pioneer Classes Dissertation Award from the University of Kansas Clinical Child Psychology Program.