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, Trauma


Lindsey Weil, PhD, is completing her Postdoctoral studies at Stanford University / Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. She received her PhD from the Clinical Psychology program at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. 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, Dr. 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. Dr. 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.