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Stephen Schueller, Ph.D

Executive Director

Assistant Professor of Psychological Science, University of California at Irvine

Dr. Schueller is an Assistant Professor of Psychological Science at the University of California, Irvine and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, Riverside, and his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco as part of the Public Service and Minority Cluster at San Francisco General Hospital and as a member of the Internet World Health Research Center. His research focuses on increasing the accessibility and availability of mental health resources through the use of technology. This includes the development, evaluation, and implementation of web- and mobile-based interventions mostly in the area of depression treatment and prevention. He has pursued this research with funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Jacobs Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Schueller is a fellow in the NIMH-funded Implementation Research Institute (IRI) at the George Washington University in St. Louis. He has received Rising Star Awards from the Association for Psychological Science and the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions.

Martha Neary

Project Manager

University of California, Irvine

Martha Neary is the PsyberGuide Project Manager, based at University of California, Irvine. Martha received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University College Dublin and her Master’s degree in Atypical Child Development from Queen’s University, Belfast. Prior to joining the PsyberGuide team, Martha worked as the project manager of a NIMH-funded study exploring mental health, mood and behavior in infants and toddlers. Before moving from Ireland to Chicago in 2015, Martha worked as a Research Analyst with the Growing Up in Ireland Study, a longitudinal cohort study of over 20,000 children in Ireland.  She has also worked on a study exploring health utilization experiences of young people with ADHD, and in a more practical capacity with preschool children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and in student support services. Martha’s broad and varied research interests include healthcare disparities among minority populations, the integration of technology into mental health interventions, and early education, particularly in the areas of health and sexuality.

Diana M. Steakley-Freeman

Systems & Web Developer

Northwestern University, Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies

Diana earned her Bachelors with Honors in Psychology from Illinois State University in 2015, where she managed multiple independent research projects on the cognitive and quantitative indicators of depression, suicidality, and self-injurious behavior. Her primary research interests lie at the intersection of cognition, emotion, and technology; she is ultimately interested in developing web-based applications, interfaces, and programs that provide people with accessible, evidence-based tools to manage symptoms of disease, disorder, and dysregulation. Prior to joining the Psyberguide Team, Diana worked as a research project coordinator in the University of Chicago Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, an adjunct Analyst for the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research at Cornell University, and served as a McHenry Graduate fellow in Quantitative Psychology at Illinois State. Diana uses her backgrounds in quantitative methodology, web design, software development, and mental health/crisis intervention to support Psyberguide at the Center for Behavioral Intervention Technology at Northwestern University.

Stephen Cognetta

Project Consultant

Independent; Former Product Manager, Google

Stephen graduated from Princeton University with Highest Honors in Computer Science. After graduation, he worked at Google as an Associate Product Manager for two years. In the meantime, he was a volunteer Suicide Hotline Counselor at San Francisco Suicide Prevention. He is now taking time off to explore his interest in the intersection of mental health and technology, by lending his product experience and computer programming skills to amplify efforts at PsyberGuide. Stephen contributes to PsyberGuide as an app reviewer, offering product management expertise, and implementing machine learning techniques to improve the PsyberGuide pipeline. Stephen blogs frequently on his website.

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