Dr. Jen Doty is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services. Prior to coming to the University of Oregon, Dr. Jennifer Doty was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences at the University of Florida. She was an NIMH CHIPS fellow and completed an interdisciplinary fellowship in adolescent health at the University of Minnesota through a T32 training grant in Interdisciplinary Research Training in Child and Adolescent Primary Care.
Dr. Doty’s research is built around the idea that parent-child relationships and technology are key leverage points for improving adolescent health and well-being. Her focus is the prevention of bullying and cyberbullying and the promotion of mental health. She has over thirty peer reviewed articles on these topics as well as two books and several book chapters.
As a first generation, second generation Latinx immigrant, Jen is committed to supporting first gen students from diverse backgrounds. She works with her students to identify and apply for scholarships and research opportunities. Students in her lab work on community-engaged, equity-focused projects, and she promotes opportunities for students to be involved in writing. Dr. Doty fosters an environment where she and students learn from each other. She has been a primary advisor for three PhD students and three master’s students and has served on several other graduate student committees. In addition, she has mentored several undergraduate students in McNair projects, undergraduate research scholarships, and honors theses.
Dr. Doty teaches classes in Family and Human Services and works as an affiliate faculty with the Prevention Science Institute.