Department Faculty Forensic Psychology
Dr. Jamie Wernsman obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at DePaul University in 2009, and has been an Illinois licensed clinical psychologist since 2010. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship with the Isaac Ray Center at Cermak Health Services of Cook County Jail and her pre-doctoral internship in the forensic track at New York University/Bellevue Hospital Center where she provided forensic assessments including fitness evaluations and risk assessments. She also served as Director of the Acute Psychiatric Unit at the Cook County Jail from 2010 to 2012 where she developed programming for seriously mentally ill offenders. Dr. Wernsman’s areas of interest include mass incarceration, disproportionate minority contact, as well as the criminalization of LGBT populations and persons with mental illness.