Nance Roy, Ed.D

Nance Roy

Chief Clinical Officer of the Jed Foundation


Dr. Roy serves as the Chief Clinical Office of the Jed Foundation and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry. She has over 20 years of experience as a psychologist working in college mental health. She served as the Assistant Dean of Health and Wellness at Sarah Lawrence College and most recently was the Associate Dean of Health and Wellness at Rhode Island School of Design. Earlier in her career she served as Director of Health and Counseling at Sarah Lawrence. She is a senior advisor for the National College Depression Partnership and publications have focused on effective strategies for treatment and management of at-risk students on college campuses. She has been actively involved in college strategic planning initiatives focusing on a holistic approach to education, crisis management and a public health model for delivery of care on college campuses. Through her work with The Jed Foundation, Dr Roy has worked on mental health initiatives with the former Surgeon General, the Higher Education Mental Health Alliance, the Department of Defense, The Veteran’s Administration, the Clinton Health Matters Initiative and college and university systems across the country.

She earned a BS degree from the University of Rhode Island, an MS from the University of North Carolina and an Ed.D. from Harvard University.

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