Current Members

Postdoctoral Fellow

Enoch Sackey

Enoch is originally from Cape Coast, Ghana, where he received his BSc in Psychology at the University of Cape Coast. After completing his national service in Ghana, he went to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) for his MPhil in Human Development. From there, he went to the University of Mississippi for his PhD in Clinical Psychology and received his Pre-doctoral Clinical Psychology Internship training at the Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston Consortium), focusing on trauma and behavioral medicine. His research interests focus on how to optimally use research to improve population outcomes and reduce service inefficiencies that pose endemic challenge to health and social care systems. He is particularly interested in the dissemination and implementation of culturally appropriate interventions aimed at serving traditionally underrepresented populations (especially children and adolescents in low-resource communities) and addressing the following topics: 1) structural inequities and reducing mental health disparities among ethno-racial minorities; 2) disseminating and implementing scalable, sustainable intervention strategies for improving mental health in underserved populations; 3) cultural adaptations of interventions; and 4) social determinants of health and wellbeing.


Graduate Students

Noah Triplett, MS (he/him/his) | Matriculated 2018

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 | Matriculated 2019

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, MS (she/her/hers/ella) | Matriculated 2020

Clara is a graduate student in child clinical psychology at the University of Washington. 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 implementation of strategies to address social risk factors. Clara received her BA in Psychology and Spanish at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. Previously, she worked at the Dissemination and Training Division of the National Center for PTSD.


Celine Lu, BA (she/her/hers) | Matriculated 2022

Celine is a graduate student in child clinical psychology at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on understanding facilitators and barriers to community mental health providers’ use of evidence-based strategies. She is also interested in leveraging research to inform mental health policies. Celine graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2019 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology, and a specialization in computing. Before joining the RISE Mental Health Lab at UW, she was a research coordinator for the Families, Emotions, Neuroscience and Development Lab at the University of Pittsburgh, under Dr. Jennifer Silk.


Priya Dahiya, BA (she/her) | Matriculated 2023

Priya is a graduate student in child clinical psychology at the University of Washington. Her research interests focus on equitable mental health service delivery for children and adolescents, with an emphasis on trauma and resilience. She is specifically interested in the implementation of cultural adaptations of trauma-focused interventions. Priya graduated with a BA in Psychology and Global Health from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2020. After graduating, she worked as a clinical research coordinator for the Program of Research on Mental Health Integration Among Underserved and Minority Populations under Dr. Christina Mangurian at the University of California, San Francisco.  


Undergraduate Research Assistants

Priyanka Ghosh Choudhuri (she/her/hers)

Priyanka is a senior majoring in Psychology and Biology (Physiology) at the University of Washington. She is interested in providing and increasing access to mental health services for adolescents, specifically for children who are neurodivergent and have different learning abilities. In the future, she plans to attend graduate school for clinical psychology and eventually have her own practice to help children and families.


Natalie Swanda (she/her/hers)

Natalie Swanda is a senior at the University of Washington pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Ancient Greek and Roman History. She is currently working with Rashed AlRasheed on a qualitative project examining Washington state community mental health clinicians’ perceptions of considering equity in youth mental health care. Natalie also interns at Seattle Children’s Research Institute in the Pediatric Pain and Sleep Innovations lab under the mentorship of Dr. Emily Law. In the future, she plans to pursue her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy. In her free time, Natalie enjoys playing her French horn in the UW concert band, biking around her hometown of Snoqualmie, WA, watching old movies, and building miniature models.


Mya Leonhard (she/her/hers)

Mya is a senior majoring in psychology at the University of Washington. She is interested in working with children and adolescents from historically marginalized backgrounds, stemming from her internship experiences. In the future, she is interested in going to graduate school to either become a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist.


Anna Fong (she/her/hers)

Anna is a junior honors’ student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Washington. She is interested in investigating implementation strategies of evidence-based therapy and advocating for accessibility and equity among children and adolescents’ mental health services. In the future, she hopes to go to graduate school for clinical psychology with the ultimate goal of promoting resilience in children’s well-being. 


Anna Testorf (she/her/hers)

Anna is currently a sophomore undergraduate at the University of Washington with a strong interest in clinical psychology, psychiatry, and research. While she is unsure of the impact she ultimately wants to make in her professional career, Anna hopes to discover the basis of mental experience and suffering, as well as learn how research can be used to create meaningful outcomes in different fields and communities.