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Multidisciplinary Training Program in Digital Mental Health Fellows

Kruzan, Kaylee

Kaylee Kruzan, PhD

2021 - PRESENT

Kaylee received a PhD in Communication from Cornell University. Her research focuses on how various technologies can be leveraged to support mental health, with an emphasis on designing interventions to enhance known therapeutic mechanisms (e.g., social support, emotion regulation). Her dissertation work focused on the use of a mobile peer support application among individuals who self-injure. Specifically, she examined contingencies of peer support as well as how online activity (e.g., posting, viewing content) and language use were related to self-injurious thoughts and behaviors over time. Kaylee is also interested in the use of technology in targeted prevention, particularly for suicide and depression.
Stamatis, Caitlin

Caitlin Stamatis, PhD

2021 - PRESENT

Taple, Bayley

Bayley J. Taple, PhD

2021 - PRESENT

Bayley earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her research interests comprise multidisciplinary psychosocial assessment and intervention within obstetrics and gynecology, the influence of trauma on health, and patient-reported outcomes. Dr. Taple’s work as a postdoctoral fellow focuses on technology-supported perinatal mental health care. During her graduate studies, she completed a NIDDK-funded T32 predoctoral fellowship and collaborated on a mobile app assessment for urologic chronic pelvic pain syndromes. Her dissertation examined the impact of trauma history and depression on chronic pelvic pain severity. Dr. Taple has a background in health psychology and women’s behavioral health; she completed her clinical internship at Rush University Medical Center. 
Williams, Kofoworola

Kofoworola Williams, PhD

2021 - PRESENT

Kofoworola Williams received her PhD in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Virginia Commonwealth University in May 2020. Her dissertation work utilized a concurrent, mixed-methods approach, guided by the Social Ecological Model (SEM), to examine the prevalence and correlates of mental health disorder symptoms among university-enrolled, African American men and the contextual factors that impact their mental health-related help-seeking behavior. As a postdoctoral fellow, she is interested in developing, testing and evaluating culturally and gender-appropriate technology-based interventions on social media and other similar platforms. She aims to address the social and environmental risk and protective factors associated with depression, anxiety, and suicide, as well as those factors that influence formal and informal help-seeking behaviors among underserved and hard-to-reach populations.

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