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Jessica Harrison, M.S.

Project Coordinator

Department of Psychiatry,

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Biographical Sketch

Jessica is a Project Coordinator on a longitudinal study on impulsivity in adolescents with family histories of substance abuse.

Prior to working at the NRLC, she worked as a Research Assistant in the Culture and Contemplation in Education Lab at Portland State University. Research included studies on the development of self-regulation in children and adolescents, as well as on mental health and well-being in teachers. On these studies, Jessica carried out tasks related to collecting survey, behavioral, observational and physiological data. She was also project coordinator for the Empowering K through Third Grade Teachers Study, examining the impact of mindfulness-based programs on students and teachers.

Research Interests

  • Risk and Resilience in Adolescent Development


Year Degree Major Institution
2014 M.S. Applied Psychology Portland State University, Portland, OR
2009 B.A Psychology University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN


  • Hiking
  • Rock climbing
  • Reading
  • The San Antonio Spurs