Ph.D. Psychology- Pennsylvania State University 2020
M.S. Psychology- Pennsylvania State University 2017
B.S. Psychology- Brigham Young University 2014
Associate Director of Data Science (May 2022-present)
Lead data analyst in charge of team managing and analyzing multiyear database of longitudinal psychotherapy data from 1,000,000+ clients at 300+ college counseling centers.
• Created R packages that standardize data management, analysis, and reporting, reducing time to clean data and produce routine reports from weeks to hours.
• Built a Shiny app used by hundreds of counseling centers to better allocate mental health services and advocate for more resources.
• Generated and published industry-leading annual reports presenting trends in college student mental health.
• Produced standardized reports, allowing hundreds of counseling centers to view key metrics from their local data in comparison to national benchmarks.
Research Data Analyst (August 2018-April 2022)
The Center for Collegiate Mental Health
• Sole data analyst in charge of managing and analyzing multiyear database of longitudinal psychotherapy data.
• Converted all legacy code from SPSS to R, making data processes more efficient and reproducible.
• Built an algorithm and early warning system predicting client failure to improve during treatment – used daily by 7,000+ therapists.
• Used mixed effects modeling and machine learning methods to predict clinical outcomes such as client recovery trajectories, risk of suicide attempts, and resource utilization.
Graduate Research Assistant (August 2014-August 2018)
Pennsylvania State University
• Published 23 articles in peer reviewed academic journals.
• Collaborated with interdisciplinary teams within and outside Penn State to produce psychology research.
• Gave talks presenting research at international academic conferences.
• Managed and mentored junior graduate students and undergraduate research assistants.
Research Assistant (January 2012-August 2014)
Brigham Young University
• Analyzed the factor structure of a group psychotherapy measure using multilevel structural equation modeling, allowing for its implementation in clinical settings.
• Conducted two meta-analyses on group psychotherapy in collaboration with an international research team.
• Authored a methodological publication on performing multilevel structural equation modeling.
Software and Programming Languages: R, SQL, Git, SPSS, Tableau, SAS, Mplus, Stata
Statistical Methods: regressions, mixed effects modeling, structural equation modeling, data visualization, R Shiny application development, R package development, R Markdown
Marty Murphy Award for excellence - Penn State Psychology Department 2017
Psychotherapy Most Valuable Paper (MVP) Award 2016
- “Outcome Differences Between Individual and Group Formats When Identical and Nonidentical Treatments, Patients, and Doses Are Compared: A 25-Year Meta-Analytic Perspective”
Pennsylvania State University Clinical Psychology Graduate Scholar Award 2014
Psychology Valedictorian- Brigham Young University 2014