James Mazza
Professor of Educational Psychology


  • Behavior
  • Bullying
  • Health and wellness
  • Mental health
  • Risky behavior
  • Safety and violence
  • Social networks

James Mazza is a professor of educational psychology at the University of Washington. His work explores adolescent mental health issues, particularly internalizing disorders such as depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, exposure to violence and, especially, suicidal behavior. Mazza investigates multi-tiered systems of support that emphasize the need to provide school-based mental health services and social-emotional learning programs to all students as part of their education. His current research focuses on the development and evaluation of a social emotional regulation curriculum called Skills Training for Emotional Problem-Solving for Adolescents, designed to help middle- and high-school students learn adaptive coping strategies and decision-making abilities. A past president of the American Association of Suicidology, Mazza is also interested in cyberbullying and the impact of social media and technology on youth mental health issues.