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Jessica Wilen, PhD

Director of Professional Standards, Office of the Dean, School of Medicine

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Jessica Wilen, PhD



Jessica Wilen, Ph.D., LCSW is an Assistant Professor at the Yale Child Study Center. She manages the Viola W. Bernard Fund for Innovation in Mental Health Care, focused on promoting health equity and access for vulnerable children and their families. Dr. Wilen also serves as the inaugural Director of Professional Standards for the School of Medicine. In this role, she is responsible for fostering a shared community vision of professionalism, overseeing processes and mechanisms for reporting and resolving professionalism concerns (including investigations, climate assessments, and 360 evaluations), and mediating faculty disputes.

Dr. Wilen previously served as the Assistant Dean of Students at Washington University in St. Louis, where she created and managed the University’s behavioral intervention team and case management services for students of concern. She was also responsible for a number of high-level initiatives focused on cultivating an inclusive climate, including leading university-wide task forces on diversity & inclusion and sexual misconduct, creating and launching a campus-wide reporting system for discriminatory harassment, and creating gender-inclusive policies. She has prior experience as an organizational consultant, psychotherapist, and mediator.

Dr. Wilen maintains a private leadership coaching and consulting practice focused on the unique needs of working parents.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Bryn Mawr College (2014)
  • MSW
    Washington University in St. Louis (2007)

Honors & Recognition

Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being2012

Departments & Organizations