Jennifer Collins-Lakner, PhD, LMFT

Program Evaluation Specialist
Center for Evidence-Based Practices
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Jennifer Collins-Lakner, PhD, LMFT, is a program evaluation specialist at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University, where she manages and conducts analyses for fidelity reviews and other evaluation projects of the Center and its Ohio Coordinating Center of Excellence initiatives.

Dr. Collins-Lakner brings to her work experience in research and practice. Before joining the Center, she was as a research associate at The Ohio State University Department of Human Development & Family Science. There, she contributed to all phases of grant life-cycles through her work on four clinical trials funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse. She also designed an original research study, conducted statistical analyses of her data, and developed an expertise in advanced statistical modeling. At Ohio State, she also worked as a clinical therapist and doctoral supervisor for the Couple & Family Therapy Clinic.

Dr. Collins-Lakner has authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed articles, which have been published in Social Work Research in the Addictions, The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, and the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, among others. She earned a Master of Arts in Psychology (with a specialization in children, families, and cultures) from The Catholic University of America and a PhD in Human Development & Family Science from The Ohio State University. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Psychological Association, and the Ohio Psychological Association.