At the broadest level my work aims to improve access to and knowledge about effective and scalable mental health treatments. Much of this work has focus on leveraging technology to improve access to and accessibility of mental health services. This work is situated at the intersection of clinical psychology, human-computer interaction, and implementation science. In my research I develop, evaluate, and implement digital mental health assessments and interventions including Internet websites, mobile apps, and wearable devices. Interventions I develop draw from diverse influences including cognitive and behavioral practices and positive psychology. I also lead One Mind PsyberGuide, a project that identifies, evaluates, and disseminates information about digital mental health products in order to empower consumers to make informed choices about these resources. This project has led me to better understand how people are using a variety of technologies to better manage and improve their mental health and well-being.
I have been fortunate to have my clinical research training supported by both a fellowship (postdoctoral) and career development award from the National Institute of Mental Health. These awards are wonderful mechanisms to support your research and provide valuable experience in writing NIH grants and mentored training and career development opportunities. Several people have asked me to share these materials with them, which I have always been happy to do, but I also appreciate the many people who might be helped by such examples might not think to ask for them. So in the spirit of open science and breaking down barriers these are posted below:
F32: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship: F32 MH095345 Positive Psychology Augmentation of an Online Intervention to Prevent Depression
K08: Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award: K08 MH102336 Connecting Patients and Therapists Using a Tech-Based Treatment Support System
You can learn more about these types of awards at the NIH website: