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Jessica A. Jonikas MA

Jessica A. Jonikas
Designation
  • Associate Director, Center on Mental Health Services Research and Policy
Contact Information
  • 315-413-4522
  • (312) 355-4189
  • jonikas@uic.edu
  • School of Public Health / Psychiatric Institute (SPHPI)
    1601 W. Taylor St.
    SPHPI MC 912
    Chicago IL 60612
  • Room #:477
Website

Ms. Jonikas is co-investigator or program director on multiple projects to promote self-determination, recovery, and wellness among adults living with mental illnesses. For over two decades, she has been influential in preparing and mentoring the behavioral health workforce, with a special focus on research translation in public mental health settings.

  • psychiatry

    Mental health services research; wellness self-management; mental health education; public policy

  • Center on Integrated Health Care and Self-Directed Recovery, (NIDILRR, 90RT5038-01-00);

  • National Research and Training Center on Psychiatric Disability and Co-occurring Medical Conditions (NIDRR, H133B100028);

  • Multisite Study of Self-Directed Care for People with Serious Mental Illness (NIMH, R34MH101364)

  • Selected Publications

    Swarbrick, M. A., Cook, J. A., Razzano, L. A., Jonikas, J. A., Gao, N., Williams, J., & Yudof, J. (2017). Correlates of current smoking among adults served by the public mental health system. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 13(2), 82-90.

    Cook, J.A., Razzano, L., Jonikas, J.A., Swarbrick, M.A., Steigman, P.J., Hamilton, M.M. Carter, T.M., & Santos, A.B. (2016). Correlates of Co-Occurring Diabetes and Obesity among Community Mental Health Program Members with Serious Mental Illnesses. Psychiatric Services in Advance (doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.201500219).

    Ferron, J. C., Devitt, T., McHugo, G. J., Jonikas, J. A., Cook, J. A., & Brunette, M. F. (2016). Abstinence and use of community-based cessation treatment after a motivational intervention among smokers with severe mental illness. Community Mental Health Journal, 52(4), 446-456.

    Jonikas, J.A., Cook, J.A., Razzano, L.A., Steigman, P.J., Hamilton, M.M., Swarbrick, M.A., Santos, A. (2015). Associations between gender and obesity among adults with mental illnesses in a community health screening study. Community Mental Health Journal, 52(4), 406-415.

    Cook, J.A., Razzano, L.A., Swarbrick, M.A., Jonikas, J.A., Yost, C., Burke, L., Steigman, P.K., Santos, A. (2015). Health risks and changes in self-​efficacy following community health screening of adults with serious mental illnesses. PLoS ONE, 10(4): e0123552. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.012355.

    Brown, C., Goetz, J., Bledsoe, C., Cook, J.A., Jonikas, J.A. (2015). A pilot study of Nutrition and Exercise for Wellness and Recovery (NEW-R): A ​weight loss program for individuals with serious mental illness. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 38(4), 371-373.

    Razzano, L.A., Cook, J.A., Yost, C., Jonikas, J.A., Swarbrick, M.A. et al., (2014). Factors associated with co-occurring medical conditions among adults with serious mental disorders. Schizophrenia Research, 161(2-3), 458-464.

    Cook, J.A., Steigman, P.J., & Jonikas, J.A. (2014). Outcomes of programs serving mothers with psychiatric disabilities and their young children: A multi-site case file abstraction study. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 37(3), 232-241.

    Cook, J.A., Jonikas, J.A., Hamilton, M., et al. (2013). Impact of Wellness Recovery Action Planning on service utilization and need in a randomized controlled trial. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 36(4), 250–257.

    Jonikas, J.A., Copeland, M.E., Cook, J.A. et al. (2013). Improving propensity for patient self-advocacy through Wellness Recovery Action Planning: results of a randomized controlled trial. Community Mental Health Journal, 49(3), 260-269.

    Cook, J.A., Copeland, M.E., Floyd, C.B., Jonikas, J.A. et al. (2012). Impact of Wellness Recovery Action Planning on depression, anxiety, and recovery: results of a randomized controlled trial. Psychiatric Services, 63(6), 541-547.

  • Selected Training Manuals & Toolkits

    Cook, J.A., Curtis, L., Jonikas, J.A. et al., (2015). Self-directed care implementation manual: A comprehensive mental health program guide. Chicago, IL: UIC Center on Psychiatric Disability and Co-Occurring Medical Conditions.

    Jonikas, J.A. & Cook, J.A. (2015). This is your life! Creating your self-directed life plan, 2nd Edition.  UIC NRTC Self-Determination Series. Chicago, IL: UIC Center on Psychiatric Disability and Co-Occurring Medical Conditions.

    Jonikas, J.A., Cook, J., Batteiger, A. et al. (2014). Online Diabetes Education Toolkit. Chicago, IL: UIC Center on Psychiatric Disability and Co-Occurring Medical Conditions.

    Swarbrick, M., Jonikas, J.A., Yudof, J. et al. (2014). Promoting wellness for people in mental health recovery: A step-by-step guide to planning and conducting a successful health fair. Chicago, IL: UIC Center on Psychiatric Disability and Co-Occurring Medical Conditions.

    Jonikas, J.A., Carter, T.M., Razzano, L. et al. (2011). Health Passport: Your Journey to Wellness. Chicago, IL: UIC Center on Psychiatric Disability and Co-Occurring Medical Conditions.

    Jonikas, J.A., Hamilton, M., Cook, J.A. et al. (2010). Cultural competency in mental health peer-run programs and self-help groups: A tool to assess and enhance your services. Chicago, IL: UIC National Research & Training Center on Psychiatric Disability; Arlington, VA: NAMI Support, Technical Assistance, and Resources Center.

    Jonikas, J.A., Laris, A., & Cook, J.A.  (2002). Toolkit for increasing self-determination through advance crisis management in inpatient and community settings. Chicago, IL: UIC Center on Psychiatric Disability and Co-Occurring Medical Conditions.

    Laris, A., Jonikas, J.A., & Cook, J.A.  (2000). Hope for healing: Recovery and empowerment for women consumers/survivors with abuse histories. Chicago, IL: UIC Center on Psychiatric Disability and Co-Occurring Medical Conditions.