Current Members

Graduate students

Julie Harrison, MS
Doctoral Candidate, 7th year student on internship

Julie is a graduate student in child clinical psychology at the University of Washington (UW). Julie’s research interests include applying Organizational Behavioral theories of employee turnover and retention to support the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) 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 the (COTTAGe) at the University of Pennsylvania. Julie is now in San Diego at the University of California- San Diego Consortium/Veteran’s Affairs clinical internship.

Rosemary Meza, MS
Doctoral Candidate, 6th year student

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).

Leah Lucid, MS
Doctoral Student, 5th 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, 5th 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 ClinicNew York State Office of Mental HealthBoston VA National Center for PTSDMcLean Hospital and Asha, India.

Noah Triplett, BA
Doctoral Student, 2nd 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, 1st 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
Incoming Doctoral Student in 2020

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.

Staff

Caroline Soi, M.D., Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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.

Grace Woodard, BS
Research Coordinator

Grace graduated from University of Washington in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and received the President’s Medal. During her undergraduate career, she completed a thesis in the UW Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress on personality and behavioral risk factors for post-trauma psychopathology, and she was an intern at Seattle Children’s Hospital in the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit. She is interested in implementation of evidence-based treatments within low resource settings leading to better patient outcomes. Grace intends to pursue her Ph.D. in clinical psychology.

 

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Zhanxiang (Sean) Sun
Student Research Assistant

Sean is a recent graduate from the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington. He is a research assistant in the RISE Mental Health lab where he helps with the project BASIC. Sean has attended clinical trainings like CETA and CBT+ Advanced Trainings as part of his professional development. He is interested in the delivery of psychotherapy and hopes to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology.

 

 

 

Teresa Ngo

Student Research Assistant

Teresa is an undergraduate double majoring in Psychology and Public Health at the University of Washington. She is interested in the mental health of children living in poverty and hopes to pursue a Master’s or PhD in Global Health. Prior to joining the RISE Lab, she taught English to special needs children in Ukraine and worked in the Social Cognitive Development lab at the University of Washington.

 

 

Cristian Rivera Nales
Honors Student Research Assistant

Cristian is an undergraduate student majoring in Psychology at the University of Washington.  Cristian is currently working on an honors thesis examining the mental health outcomes of children and adolescents who were treated by a CBT+ trained clinician. After graduating, Cristian aims to pursue his Ph.D. in clinical psychology. He is interested in global mental health and assisting those from impoverished communities receive the evidence-based mental health services that they need.

 

Nichole Sams
Student Research Assistant

Nichole is an undergraduate double majoring in Psychology and Gender, Women and Sexuality at the University of Washington. She hopes to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology and is interested in researching more accessible therapy methods for oppressed populations including low socio-economic status, people of color, the LGBTQ community and women. Outside of the RISE Lab, she spends time consulting for social justice groups in her community and creating media.

 

Gabrielle Tejada Jamora
Student Research Assistant 

Gabrielle is an undergraduate student majoring in Psychology at the University of Washington. She assisted in project BASIC and presented a poster at the UW Undergraduate Research Symposium pertaining to effective implementation practices and policies in the delivery of TF-CBT in LMICs. She is interested in the delivery of mental health care to underserved populations. Gabrielle hopes to pursue a graduate degree in public health after graduation.