Jason T. Siegel is a professor of psychology in Claremont Graduate University’s Division of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences. He is the co-director of the Institute for Health Psychology & Prevention Science and the director of a research lab focused on increasing the provision of help to people with depression. Courses taught by Siegel include Research Methods, Advanced Research Methods, Motivation, Positive Health Psychology, Developing and Evaluating Health Behavior Interventions, and Survey Research Methods.
Siegel’s research focuses on the social psychology of health behavior change. He utilizes theories of persuasion, motivation, and emotion to develop approaches for maximizing the success of health campaigns and interventions. Accordingly, he has designed, implemented, and evaluated numerous efforts to increase the health and well-being of various populations. Siegel’s most common areas of investigation include organ donation, substance abuse, and depression.
He was the 2014 recipient of the Western Psychological Association Early Career Research Award, was nominated for and accepted into the Society of Experimental Social Psychology in 2015, and was named the inaugural winner of the Claremont Graduate University Presidential Research Award for outstanding contributions to new knowledge in 2018. Most recently, Siegel received the 2019 Western Psychological Association Social Responsibility Award.
Siegel has received funding from organizations such as the US Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes on Drug Abuse, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Department of Labor. Moreover, he has accepted invitations to give seminars on research methodology for organizations such as NBC/Universal, the Centers for Disease Control, and the American Evaluation Association.