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Multidisciplinary Training Program in Digital Mental Health Mentors

Each Multidisciplinary Training Program in Digital Mental Health fellow will have one mentor who is a mental health specialist and one who is a Human Computer Interaction (HCI) specialist. See a list of the mentors below.

Primary Mentors

Clinical Science in Mental Health (MH)

C. Hendricks Brown, PhD


Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Medical Social Sciences

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Implementation science

Robert Garofalo, MD, MPH


Chief of Adolescent Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Marginalized youth populations. including HIV+ and LGBT young people

Evan Goulding, MD, PhD


Assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Automated behavioral monitoring systems and quantitative behavioral analysis to improve the treatment and understanding of neuropsychiatric disorder

Ashley Knapp


Research Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Leveraging emerging technologies to study the vulnerability of anxiety and related psychopathology in adolescents and to develop and evaluate effective prevention programs designed to reduce the incidence of anxiety and related disorders.

Emily Lattie, PhD


Assistant professor of Medical Social Sciences and Preventive Medicine

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Digital mental health in healthcare and university settings, coaching and support models

Kathryn Macapagal, PhD


Research Associate Professor, Medical Social Sciences

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Behavioral medicine / health psychology, integrated care, sexual and gender minority populations, sexual health, people living with HIV

Emily Miller, MD MPH


Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Perinatal mental health services delivery, psychoneuroimmunology, perinatal HIV, perinatal epidemiology.

David C. Mohr, PhD


Director, Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies
Professor of Preventive Medicine, Medical Social Sciences and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Digital mental health, design and evaluation of remote and digital intervention services, personal sensing

Judith Moskowitz, PhD


Professor of Medical Social Sciences

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: The adaptive role of positive emotion regulation in processes of coping with stress

Brian Mustanski, PhD


Director, Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing
Professor of Medical Social Sciences, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Translational research that improves the health of the LGBT community

Michael Newcomb, PhD


Director, Center for Translational Health Research and Interventions advancing Equity for Sexual and Gender Minorities (THRIVE)
Associate Professor of Medical Social Sciences

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Adolescent Health, Drug Abuse, Health Disparities, HIV Infection, Mental Health, Preventive Medicine

Shiv Darius Tandon, PhD


Co-director, Center for Community Health
Associate professor of Medical Social Sciences

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Design and implementation of community-level mental health interventions, prevention of depression among perinatal women in home visitation and early childhood program

David Victorson, PhD


Associate Director, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center's Survivorship Institute
Professor of Medical Social Sciences

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Advancing the evidence base of contemplative awareness practices (mindfulness, yoga), resilience and emotion regulation in cancer patient populations and other chronic illness, as well as medical students and healthcare providers; Developing novel digital health solutions to increase self-management, engagement, and social connection

Human Computer Interaction (HCI)

Jeremy Birnholtz, PhD


Associate professor of Communication Studies

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: How people manage attention and self-presentation as they work, play and otherwise interact using social technologies

Elizabeth Gerber


Associate professor of Mechanical Engineering and Communication Studies

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Technology, design and innovation

Darren Gergle, PhD


Professor of Communication Studies
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: HCI, social computing and computer-mediated communication, focusing on applying cognitive and social psychological theories to the design, development and evaluation of novel collaboration technologies

Brent Hecht, PhD


Assistant professor of Communication Studies
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Social computing, spatial computing and their intersection

Maia Jacobs, PhD


Assistant Professor, Preventive Medicine and Computer Science

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)

Madhu Reddy, PhD, FACMI


Professor of Communication Studies and Health and Biomedical Informatics

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: HCI, Health Informatics, Digital Mental Health, user-centered design, collaborative technologies

Arron Shaw, PhD


Assistant professor of Communication Studies and Sociology

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Use of empirical and mostly quantitative methods to study collaboration, organization and participation in online communities where people engage in collective action and information sharing

Haoqi Zhang, PhD


Assistant professor of Computer Science
Breed Junior Chair of Design

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Social and crowd computing, artificial intelligence, human computer interaction, educational technologies and decision science

Secondary Mentors

Clinical Science in Mental Health (MH)

Jacqueline Gollan, PhD


Associate professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Integrating neuropsychiatry and behavioral intervention

Andrea Graham, PhD


Assistant professor of Medical Social Sciences and Preventive Medicine

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Digital mental health and eating disorders

Brian Hitsman, PhD


Associate professor of Preventive Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Treatment and persistence of tobacco use and dependence among disadvantaged and underserved adult populations, including those with behavioral health disorders

Dennis Li, PhD


Assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Development and implementation of technology-enabled sexual health promotion programs for young people, particularly sexual and gender minority youth

Suena Massey, MD


Assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Medical Social Sciences

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Substance abuse and pregnancy

Melissa Simon, MD


Director, Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) - Center for Health Equity Transformation
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology (General Obstetrics and Gynecology), Preventive Medicine, Medical Social Sciences

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Promoting health equity and eliminating health disparities among low income, medically underserved women across the lifespan

Bonnie Spring, PhD


Director, Center for Behavior and Health
Chief of Behavioral Medicine in the Department of Preventive Medicine
Professor of Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Develops and evaluates theory-based, technology-supported interventions to promote healthy change related to poor-quality diet, physical inactivity, obesity and smoking

Massey H Suena, MD


Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Medical Social Sciences

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Studies how pregnancy interacts with drug use to identify novel addiction treatment targets

Human Computer Interaction (HCI)

Andrew Berry, PhD


Assistant Professor of Medical Social Sciences

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: patient-clinician communication, honoring patients' values and health priorities, managing multiple chronic conditions, shared decision-making; patient-reported outcomes, patient-generated data; population health informatics; computer-supported cooperative work, human-centered design, co-design

Matthew Kay


Assistant Professor, Communication Studies and Computer Science

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Human–computer interaction and information visualization, specifically communicating uncertainty, usable statistics, and personal informatics

Sanjay Mehrotra, PhD


Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Optimization, with a particular interest in methods and models under data uncertainty

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