Faculty Experts

Jonathan Singer

School of Social Work


Contact: jsinger1@LUC.edu

Expertise In

  • Adolescent Mental Health

Jonathan B. Singer, PhD, LCSW, focuses on youth suicide prevention with a strong focus on the mental health of marginalized populations, technology integration in social work, and innovative approaches to social work education. He applies a journalistic lens to his research and works with several youth advisory boards including Jed Foundation, Suicide Prevention Resource Center, and 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Singer can discuss youth suicide, ethics, and technology. His scholarship has developed frameworks for school-based suicide prevention, explored the impact of media reporting on high-profile suicide deaths, investigated the use of AI language learning models, podcasting as a tool for social scholarship, and harnessing technology for social good. He hosts the award-winning Social Work Podcast, where he discusses important topics related to social work practice and education.  


Focus Areas

  • Suicidology and suicide prevention 
  • School mental health 
  • Community mental health 
  • Family therapy  
  • Media reporting on suicide