Sara Becker, PhD
Director, Alice Hamilton Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Medical Social SciencesRead Sara's Bio
Sara Becker, PhD, is the Alice Hamilton Professor of Psychiatry and the inaugural director of the Center for Dissemination & Implementation Science. Trained as a clinical psychologist, Becker conducts programmatic research integrating both dissemination and implementation science methods. To date, she has been the principal investigator or scientific lead of 10 projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, all of which have focused on increasing the uptake of effective health services in community or clinical settings. Twitter: @sjbeckerphd
Kira DiClemente-Bosco, PhD, MPH
Research Assistant Professor of Medical Social SciencesRead Kira's Bio
Kira DiClemente-Bosco, PhD, MPH, is a research assistant professor of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and serves as a senior project manager overseeing MIMIC, MIMIC2, Parent SMART and ARCH. She will assist in grant consultations, providing expertise in community-engaged approaches to implementation research. She works in the United States and in South Africa. Twitter: @KDB_PhD
Sarah Helseth, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Medical Social SciencesRead Sarah's Bio
Sarah Helseth, PhD, MS, is an assistant professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and a core Center for Dissemination & Implementation Science faculty member. She is an NIH-funded researcher and licensed clinical psychologist who develops, implements and disseminates effective behavioral and technology-based interventions for mental health and substance use. She is the principal investigator of a K23 evaluating a scalable digital health app called TECH (Teen Empowerment through Computerized Health) to address marijuana use in court-involved, non-incarcerated youth and serves as a co-investigator on Parent SMART. Twitter: @sarah_helseth
Kelli Scott, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medical Social SciencesRead Kelli's Bio
Kelli Scott, PhD, is an assistant professor of Medical Social Sciences and a core Center for Dissemination & Implementation Science faculty member. She is a clinical psychologist and implementation science methodologist focused on enhancing evidence-based practice implementation in community mental health and substance use treatment. She is principal investigator of a National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded K23 testing the implementation of measurement-based care in opioid treatment programs (the MBC2OTP Project) and serves as a co-investigator on MIMIC, MIMIC 2 and the New England ATTC. Twitter: @KelliScottPhD
Zabin Patel Syed, PhD, MPH
Postdoctoral Research FellowRead Zabin's Bio
Zabin Patel Syed, PhD, MPH, is a Center for Dissemination & Implementation Science postdoctoral research fellow. She earned her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Miami and completed her internship year at UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior in the general child track. Her research interests include evidence-based assessment methods, strategies to improve youth access to mental healthcare and improving the effectiveness of mental health services for children and families. Twitter: @zabinps
Senior Research AssistantRead Nicholas's Bio
Nick serves as a senior research assistant in the Center for Dissemination & Implementation Science for Parent SMART and Project MIMIC. He graduated from Brown University with a double concentration in biology and economics. Outside of work, Nick enjoys going on runs, spending time with friends and traveling.
Research AssistantRead Fariha's Bio
Fariha is a research assistant in the Center for Dissemination & Implementation Science for Project MIMIC. She graduated in 2021 with an MPH in health behavior from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she conducted research in a biobehavioral pain lab. In her spare time, Fariha enjoys exploring new restaurants and working out.
Mika Danyelle Hatsuko Kearns
Research Project CoordinatorRead Mika's Bio
Mika is a research project coordinator in the Center for Implementation & Dissemination Science for Parent SMART and the New England ATTC. She worked for several years as a high school mathematics teacher before joining the team. In her spare time, Mika enjoys hosting dinner parties and hiking with her dogs.
Program AssistantRead Emma's Bio
Emma is the program assistant at the Center for Dissemination & Implementation Science. She possesses extensive administrative experience in the realms of psychiatric research and sales. She is currently working toward her MS in statistics from Texas A&M. In her free time, Emma enjoys cooking up elaborate meals, going to the movies and seeing live music.
Research Project ManagerRead Miranda's Bio
Miranda is a research project manager in the Center for Dissemination & Implementation Science. Since completing her master’s in global health science and epidemiology at the University of Oxford, she has managed and conducted research focused on improving implementation of complex interventions. She enjoys hiking and creating gluten-free, whole-food desserts
Research AssistantRead Sarah's Bio
Sarah is a research assistant in the Center for Dissemination & Implementation Science for Project MIMIC. She graduated from the University of Michigan, where she served as a research assistant focusing on behavioral economic interventions for individuals with substance use disorders. In her free time, Sarah enjoys baking and playing the ukulele.
Research AssistantRead Hannah's Bio
Hannah is a research assistant on the Parent SMART study. She graduated from McGill University with an honours BA in psychology, where she studied how interventions can be effectively designed and implemented to positively impact the course of various psychopathologies. Hannah enjoys reading, playing guitar and cooking.
Research AssistantRead Clarisa's Bio
Clarisa is a research assistant at the Center for Dissemination & Implementation Science for Parent SMART. She recently completed her MA in clinical psychology at Feinberg, where she gained experience developing, evaluating and implementing digital health interventions for underserved adolescents and young adults at CBITs. Clarisa enjoys exploring the city and watching reality TV shows.
Research Project CoordinatorRead Kimberly's Bio
Kim is a research project coordinator in the Center for Dissemination & Implementation Science. She has several years of experience working on Project MIMIC, having been promoted twice to senior research assistant and then to research project coordinator. Kim enjoys spending her free time on the beach or at the gym.