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Research Scientist

Jessica Bourdon, PhD

Dr. Bourdon is the Research Scientist within Wellbridge’s Center for Addiction Science. Her role is to support Wellbridge’s mission of connecting science and practice. She brings a three-pronged approach to this role: studying disorders of addiction, communicating about disorders of addiction as well as broader science and practice, and enacting change in the greater community. Specifically, Dr. Bourdon facilitates various implementation, evaluation, and other scientific projects, coordinates Wellbridge’s Learning Laboratory, and maintains meaningful collaborations outside of Wellbridge with experts in the field.

Dr. Bourdon’s overarching career goals are to 1) improve science communication and translational pathways between science, practice, and the wider community and 2) investigate the incorporation of psychiatric genetic information into the care of disorders of addiction.

Dr. Bourdon holds a Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University in Clinical and Translational Sciences with a concentration in Psychiatric, Behavioral, and Statistical Genetics. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis studying Translational Science in Addiction Research. Her research career began as a freshman at the University of Richmond where she obtained a B.S. in Psychology with Honors and a B.A. in Cognitive Science.

Visit Dr. Bourdon’s website to learn more about her research.