New Faculty Focus: Jason Horowitz
Jason Horowitz, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Psychiatry Department
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Educational/professional background: PhD in Clinical Child Psychology (2006) from Vanderbilt University. I have actually been here in the Psychiatry Department for the last 10 years, but only joined the faculty last fall. Prior to that, I was on the faculty at the University of Minnesota.
How did you get into your field of research? I was strongly influenced by my 20 years at Camp Minikani, where I cultivated my love for working with kids.
What attracted you to UW–Madison? I am a Wisconsin native who has always loved Madison, and I have enjoyed both the professional and personal aspects of working here.
What was your first visit to campus like? I was in a stroller, so my memories are fuzzy.
Do you feel your work relates in any way to the Wisconsin Idea? I think the Wisconsin idea has to do with applying our knowledge for the benefit of our citizens. In that respect, I am hoping to apply what we have learned about clinical psychology in the service of our patients and to train the next generation of psychologists in evidence-based practices.
What’s something interesting about your area of expertise you can share that will make us sound smarter at parties? No, we do not know what you are thinking.
Hobbies/other interests: Music, books, soccer, and hanging out with my kids.