Stephen Schueller, Ph.D — Executive Director
Dr. Schueller is an Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a faculty member of Northwestern’s Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs). After receiving his bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of California, Riverside he obtained his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. 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. He has conducted this work in diverse settings and populations including widely-available internet and mobile interventions, clinical treatment settings, schools, and homeless populations. He is interested in the role of user-centered design in the creation of behavioral interventional technologies and implications of design principles to the continued deployment, iteration, and evaluation of such tools. 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 an active member of several professional communities involved in the development, dissemination, and evaluation of behavioral intervention technologies including the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions on which he serves on the Board of Directors and as the treasurer and the Technology and Behavior Special Interest Group at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. He was recognized in the 2016 Class of Rising Stars by the Association for Psychological Science and received the Robert E. Harris Memorial Award from the University of California, San Francisco upon completion of the Clinical Psychology Training Program.
Martha Neary – Project Coordinator
Martha Neary is the PsyberGuide Project Coordinator, based at Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. 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.
Kristen O’Loughlin — PsyberGuide Correspondent
Kristen is currently working towards her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Throughout her MA program, she is working as a research assistant for the Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs). Prior to her current role, Kristen received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Washington in 2015. She then worked for two years as a research coordinator at the University of Washington on a clinical trial examining the comparative efficacy of psychotherapy vs psychopharmacological treatment for depression in a chronically ill population.
Diana M. Steakley-Freeman –PsyberGuide Correspondent, Systems & Web Developer
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 access to evidence-based tools that help manage symptoms of disease, disorder, and/or 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, as an adjunct Analyst for the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research at Cornell University, and served as a McHenry Graduate fellow in Quantitative Psychology. She has also served as the webmaster for The International Society for the Study of Self-Injury since 2013.
Diana uses her backgrounds in quantitative methodology, web design, software development, and clinical assessment to support Psyberguide at the Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies at Northwestern University.
Stephen Cognetta — PsyberGuide Correspondent
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 at https://stephencognetta.com/
Victoria Pickering – Project Consultant
Victoria provides technical and project management support for PsyberGuide. In addition to her technological background, her background in psychology (M.A. in Developmental Psychology, University of Michigan, Ed.M. Harvard) helps translate between theory, research, and technological products in the mental health area.