Julie graduated from Georgia State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. While she was an undergrad, she gained research experience working in the Child Health and Medical Pain Lab, Violence Against Women Prevention Lab, and the Nia Project. Prior to coming to UW, she worked as a Research Coordinator for the School of Medicine and a Research Interviewer for the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Her research interests include exploring posttrauma outcomes among minority trauma survivors and examining evidence-based treatments for trauma-related disorders. She hopes to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology.
Julie Harrison, PhD
Doctorate in Child Clinical Psychology
Julie received her doctorate in child clinical psychology from the University of Washington in Summer 2020. Julie is now serving as a postdoctoral fellow at the CARES Institute, working with Dr. Esther Deblinger. Julie is broadly interested in EBP implementation readiness and sustainability and has specific interests in applying Organizational Behavioral theories to enhance implementation efforts within the public mental health system. Prior to her graduate studies at UW, Julie obtained her bachelor’s degree from Temple University, where she worked as the clinical coordinator for the (CAADC). After graduating, she worked as a research assistant at COTTAGe at the University of Pennsylvania. Julie attended her internship in San Diego at the University of California- San Diego Consortium/Veteran’s Affairs clinical internship.
Rosemary Meza, MS
Doctoral Candidate, 7th year student on internship
Rosemary is a graduate student in child clinical psychology at the University of Washington. Her research interests are focused on improving mental health outcomes for children and adolescents through the use of dissemination and implementation science in domestic and international settings. She is particularly interested in studying provider and organizational-level facilitators of effective implementation of EBPs. Rosemary has a strong interest in including community stakeholders in the research process to increase the feasibility and acceptability of implementation efforts. She received her BA from San Diego State University. After graduating, she worked as a research assistant at the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC). Rosemary is now attending her clinical internship at the University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Leah Lucid, MS
Doctoral Student, 6th year student
Leah is a graduate student in child clinical psychology at the University of Washington. Her research interests include the dissemination and implementation of EBPs in public mental health settings and low- and middle-income countries. She received her BA from Wesleyan University in 2010. After graduating, she worked with a non-profit in Kenya (SHOFCO); a residential treatment facility for adolescent girls (Germaine Lawrence); Judge Baker Children’s Center (JBCC); and the Dorsey lab at UW.
Prerna Martin, MPH, MS
Doctoral Student, 6th year student
Prerna is a graduate student in child clinical psychology at the University of Washington. Prerna’s research interests focus on improving access to mental health services for youth and families through the dissemination and implementation of EBPs in underserved communities. She is particularly interested in the delivery of community-driven interventions through task-shifting approaches. Prerna is originally from New Delhi, India. She received her BA in Social & Cognitive Neuroscience from Harvard University, and her MPH in Global Health from Boston University. Prior to coming to UW, Prerna received clinical and research training at the Columbia University Pediatric Anxiety & Mood Research Clinic, New York State Office of Mental Health, Boston VA National Center for PTSD, McLean Hospital and Asha, India.
Noah Triplett, BA
Doctoral Student, 3rd year student
Noah is a graduate student in child clinical psychology at the University of Washington. Noah’s research interests include applying dissemination and implementation science to increase access and quality of mental health care in domestic and international settings. He is particularly interested in technology-based approaches to support mental health care providers and conducting interdisciplinary research to improve health equity. Noah received his BA in Psychology and Global Health from Duke University. Prior to coming to UW, Noah worked as a research analyst in the Child and Adolescent Research and Evaluation program at RTI International.
Rashed AlRasheed, MAS
Doctoral Student, 2nd year student
Rashed is a graduate student in child clinical psychology at the University of Washington. His research interests include improving youth mental health outcomes by (1) identifying individual- and organizational-level barriers and facilitators of the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) and (2) designing and/or tailoring implementation strategies to increase the adoption of EBPs in local and global community-based settings. Rashed is originally from Kuwait. Prior to coming to UW, he received a BS in Psychology from Indiana University, Bloomington. After that, he conducted research in pediatric primary care and obtained his Master’s in Clinical Research, specializing in Implementation Science, from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
Clara Johnson, BA
Doctoral Student, 1st year student
Clara will be a graduate student in child clinical psychology at the University of Washington starting the Fall of 2020. Her research interests focus on leveraging supervisor- and provider-level implementation strategies to improve the quality of evidence-based care in low- and middle-income countries. She is specifically interested in exploring the use and measurement of fidelity-consistent adaptations to trauma-focused treatments. Clara received her BA in Psychology and Spanish at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. She currently works at the Dissemination and Training Division of the National Center for PTSD.
Caroline Soi is a Global Health Implementation Science PhD graduate from the University of Washington. An experienced global health practitioner, Caroline provided primary and emergency health care services in several hospitals in Kenya prior to completing an Msc in STI and HIV at the University College London and working with Medicin San Frontier’s (MSF) HIV programs in Zimbabwe. She then served as a Technical Advisor seconded to the Mozambique Ministry of Health national HIV and Malaria programs where she was at the core of program scale up closely accompanying health system strengthening around program management, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), health workforce and health financing. More recently she led a comprehensive national immunization program process evaluation project in Mozambique as part of her PhD studies, conducting implementation research focused on identifying determinants of health program implementation success and failure. Her aspiration is to continue to contribute knowledge to implementation science and she is currently a senior fellow on the Mozambique systems analysis and improvement approach (SAIA) and the Kenya scaling up of cognitive behavior therapy (BASIC) projects.
Undergraduate Research Assistants
Lucy is an undergraduate student pursuing a double major in Psychology and Biology at the University of Washington. She joined RISE Mental Health as an undergraduate research assistant in October of 2020. She is interested in global mental health, particularly the research and practice of improving mental health in underrepresented cultures.