Janis Kupersmidt, PhD

Dr. Kupersmidt is the President and Senior Research Scientist of Innovation Research & Training (iRT), which she founded in 1999. iRT’s mission is to develop empirically validated assessment tools and intervention programs to improve the health and well-being of children, adolescents, and young adults. At iRT, Dr. Kupersmidt leads a multi-disciplinary team that has received both public and private funding on a range of topics to conduct basic and applied research, as well as provide training and technical assistance services. iRT has expertise in designing, creating, and rigorously evaluating products and services in the areas of youth mentoring, social-emotional learning, media literacy education for substance abuse prevention and reproductive health, mindfulness education, web-based assessments of emotion recognition and social information processing skills, and psychoeducational group therapy with substance abusing delinquent adolescents.