PhD, Clinical Psychology, Northwestern University
Cohort Six Fellow

Academic Mentor
Neil Jordan
Associate Professor, Northwestern University

Policy Mentor
Neil Skene
Deputy Chief of Staff, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

Current Institutional Affiliation
Stanford University / Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Areas of Expertise

Child Welfare and Foster Care Systems, Evidence-Based/Evidence-Informed Programs, Families and Family Systems, Maternal Health, Mental Health and Well-Being, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Regression Modeling, Mixed MethodsAdolescents and Young Adults, Infants and ToddlersRacial/Ethnic Minority Groups, School-aged Children, Program Evaluation, Early Childhood Education and Initiatives, Prevention Science, Low-Income Families and Individuals


Lindsey Weil is a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her current research is conducted in partnership with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Ms. Weil's research focuses on health and well-being among youth in the child welfare system, placement stability and permanency, strengths and protective factors, and the meaningful use of trauma assessment. Prior to attending Northwestern University, Ms. Weil worked at a community-based mental health agency, providing psychological services. Additionally, she conducted research both at Stanford University and with adolescent female offenders within the juvenile justice system. Ms. Weil completed her undergraduate studies at Santa Clara University, earning a BS in Psychology. She also holds an MA in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University.