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Department of Preventive Medicine
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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)

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

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

Mary Kwasny, ScD


Professor of Preventive Medicine

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Biostatistics

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

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

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

Human Computer Interaction (HCI)

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

Anne Marie Piper, PhD


Associate professor of Communication Studies, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Communication Sciences and Disorders

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Natural user interfaces to support communication, social interaction and learning for people across the lifespan

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

Secondary 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

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

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

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

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

Justin D. Smith, PhD


Assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Preventive Medicine

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Implementation and prevention science

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

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

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

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

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