Mónica Pérez Jolles is a health service and implementation scientist. She is an assistant professor at the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, University of Southern California. Dr. Pérez Jolles received in 2014 a PhD degree in Health Policy and Management from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She is the recipient of two leading fellowships funded by NIMH - The CHIPS (Child Intervention, Prevention, and Services) Training Institute, and the Implementation Research Institute or IRI (R25 MH08091606). Her research focuses on bringing together scientists from various backgrounds to support Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in their efforts to implement and evaluate complex interventions; particularly family-centered and trauma-informed care. Dr. Perez Jolles leads a 2021-2023 NIMH-funded project developing and testing a strategy designed to support the implementation of the California state’s ACEs Aware policy in FQHC clinics. This 2020 policy promotes pediatric screenings for adverse childhood experiences during primary care visits.

Dr. Pérez Jolles is a 2021 AcademyHealth Diversity Scholar.