I am a mixed-methods researcher focused on the design and evaluation of digital mental health technologies. Currently, I'm a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and the Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs) in Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. I am also core faculty in NU's Center for Human-Computer Interaction + Design (HCI+D).
My research aims to leverage ubiquitous technologies to design theory-informed, accessible, and scalable digital mental health interventions (DMHI) to improve mental health outcomes for young people who are not treatment-engaged and who are under-represented in traditional treatment settings. I have a primary interest in working clinically with, and designing for, adolescents and young adults with a history of self-injurious thoughts and behaviors.
I received a PhD in Communication from Cornell University, a Master of Social Work from The Ohio State University and an MA in Communication from University of Illinois at Chicago.