Faculty Feature: Dr. Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling

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Dr. Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling, or Dr. L-R for short, is no stranger to academia. Dr. L-R has been dedicated to research, teaching, and clinical-community capacity building for three decades. Across that time, she has amassed over 175 publications and given more than 250 invited talks, presentations, and workshops in local, regional, and international venues including the World Health Organization. Now that Dr. L-R is here in the Department of Psychological Science, she shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, Dr. L-R discussed the appeal of joining a University that is active and thriving, yet still has room to grow and develop. UNC Charlotte is, in her words, “a University for builders.” Dr. L-R’s life-long research interests include intimate partner violence, stalking, and adolescent suicide prone behavior. Dr. L-R’s most recent research focuses on building capacity for integrated care in community settings serving under-resourced and disadvantaged populations. She strives to implement, evaluate, and help educate others who are providing evidence-based and resiliency-enhancing interventions.

In the decade before arriving at UNC Charlotte, Dr. L-R was the PI or listed consultant for nearly $10 million in grants from sources such as the Department of Justice, the National Academy of Sciences, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Dr. L-R has continued attracting funding here in UNC Charlotte. Before starting workin August, in collaboration with Dr. Amy Peterman, Dr. L-R helped obtain the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program grant, totaling approximately 900,000. The funding from the BHWET Program is being used for graduate training here at UNC Charlotte. Students are being supported to expand integrated care while building capacity to provide substance use disorder services, tele-health, and trauma-informed care across their practicum settings. Dr. L-R is also part of several other recently funded projects at UNC-Charlotte, including a Data Science Initiative Seed Grant with Samira Shaikh, Sara Levin, Douglas Markant, Victoria Scott, and Shi Chen and an IGNITE award with Ryan Kilmer and others from the Social Aspects of Health Initiative (SAHI).

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  • Brown University: Psychology, Sc.B.
  • University of Oregon: Clinical Psychology, M.A., Ph.D.
  • APA internship – Palo Alto VA and Stanford Medical Center
  • NIMH post-doctoral fellow – Stony Brook University