Background: Ph.D. Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, expected 2021; M.A, Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 2017; A.B. Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2015; Clinical Research Assistant, McLean Hospital (Belmont, MA)
Why use data science to study psychology? Data science allows us to take psychology out of the lab and into the real world. Observing how people are regulating their emotions throughout their daily lives gives us a much better idea of what they're actually doing, rather than just asking them once in the lab.
But it also yields a huge amount of complex data. Tools from data science help us to find meaningful patterns in all that data, which can give us better insight into what types of dysfunctions contribute to mental illness.
Research Interests: Reinforcement learning processes in mood and anxiety disorders, emotion regulation, cognitive bias modification, mental illness stigma, eHealth.