Jennifer Magnabosco

Jennifer L. Magnabosco, PhD, ACC  is a DAOM Capstone Advisor and Mentor. For several years she was Yo San’s DAOM Research Professor and Curriculum Developer. Dr. Magnabosco has 25+ years of experience in the mental health, substance use and health fields. In addition to her roles at Yo San, she leads an independent consulting, coaching, and workshop training practice in Southern California. She is certified as a Life Transitions, Career & Leadership Coach, Emotional Intelligence Practitioner, and administrator of the Emotional Intelligence EQI-2.0 assessment tool. She is also a certified Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Instructor and provides trainings for the Adult, Older Adults, Youth, Higher Education and Veteran Modules. She currently serves as Mental Health Section Policy Chair-American Public Health Association; Mentor-Network for Social Work Management, and the University of Chicago Women’s Athletic Association; and reviewer for peer-reviewed journals.  

She received her PhD (in Social Policy Administration and Community Mental Health) from Columbia University; her MA (in Social Science: Human Development) and BA (in Behavioral Science) from the University of Chicago.       

     Dr. Magnabosco’s work experience includes a variety of positions in public and private sector organizations. She has taught bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral research, program evaluation, leadership, and policy courses as Adjunct Faculty, and designed curricula, for Departments of Social Work at University of Southern California (on-line MSW Program), California State University, and University of California at Los Angeles. Her research, management, and clinical roles include: Co-Principal Investigator/Co-Investigator/Projects Director-U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Implementation Practice and Research Support, and Center of Excellence/Center for the Study of Health Care Provider Behavior; Associate Director/Co-Principal Investigator-Center for the Study of Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University; Assistant Director/Co-Investigator/Projects Director- Columbia University/Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services’ Center for the Study of Social Work Practice; Management Consultant/ Principal Investigator/Leadership Coach-Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health; Los Angeles Contract Specialist/ Management Consultant-California Mental Health Services Authority; Researcher/ Evaluator-California Institute of Behavioral Health Solutions; Associate Policy Researcher-The RAND Corporation and Project Associate- MacArthur Foundation Mental Health Policy Network; Consultant-Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Best Practices Workgroup; and Staff Psychotherapist- Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, and Genesis Day School.

Dr. Magnabosco’s publications and presentations have focused on the implementation, improvement and evaluation of government and community-based human service organizations and systems; Mental Health First Aid; leadership and career development; emotional intelligence; change implementation and change management, and outcomes measurement. She is Co-Editor of the first (1997) and second (2011) editions of the National Association of Social Work (NASW) Press books, Outcomes Measurement in the Human Services: Cross-Cutting Issues and Methods.

Education & Credentials
  • Ph.D., Columbia University, Social Policy Administration
  • M.A., University of Chicago, Social Science-Human Development
  • B.A., University of Chicago, Behavioral Science
Taught Courses
  • Capstone Research
Areas of Expertise / Interests
  • Healthcare Administration/Policy
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Healthcare Systems and Organizational Change Issues
  • Evidence based practice; healthcare provider attitudes, behaviors, and delivery care practices; consumer/patient attitudes and behaviors; mental health and substance use issues; translating research to practice, policy and advocacy; outcomes/performance measurement and quality improvement; and implementation science
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