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Class of 2016

Starlyn Hawes, PhD
Starlyn earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a health emphasis at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship at the University of Washington Medical Center-Harborview Medical Center within the Behavioral Medicine/Neuropsychology track. She completed her clinical post-doctoral fellowship at University of Washington Medical Center with specialty in Rehabilitation Psychology, with a portion of her time being spent in research. Broadly stated, her research interests lie in health disparities and health promotion. She is also interested in quality of life issues surrounding the chronic illness and disability trajectory. Her research has largely been community-based, thereby reaching populations who have traditionally been more difficult to reach/underserved, while also being at high risk. During the course of her CHAMMP research fellowship she seeks to expand her research repertoire by actively continuing to engage in clinical research with under-served populations (i.e., homeless) who are experiencing significant health challenges (i.e., alcohol use and co-morbid medical conditions) that interrupt their ability to experience good quality-of-life and wellbeing.

Class of 2015

Anna Zamora-Kapoor, PhD
Anna earned her Ph.D. and Masters in Sociology from Columbia University, and her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Barcelona. She conducted her graduate studies with three multi-year awards from the Caja Madrid Foundation, the Talentia Fellowship, and the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellowship at Columbia. Anna was also a pre-doctoral Visiting Scholar at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington and at the Université Paris 1- Panthéon Sorbonne. Her research focuses on immigration, inequality, health, and policy, and her manuscripts have appeared in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harborview, Anna is currently examining the determinants of health outcomes among medically vulnerable populations, with a focus on American Indian and Alaskan Native communities.

Nicole Torres, PhD
Nicole recently earned her PhD in anthropology from the University of Washington. Her previous research explored the ecology of violence, militarization and mental health, and immigration discourse in the borderlands of the United States (Arizona). At CHAMMP, her current work explores the discourse of harm reduction, homelessness, and the anthropology of institutions.

Jennifer Villatte, PhD
Jennifer’s research program is aimed at reducing mental health care disparities through personalized and scalable psychosocial interventions that incorporate the diverse needs and circumstances of people with mental illness. She is currently developing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy interventions aimed at resolving suicidality and helping those with mental illness and addictions lead full and productive lives. She is also interested in increasing the public health impact of psychosocial interventions through evidence-based training and implementation strategies. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Washington.

Class of 2014

·         Adam Carmel, PhD
Adam's research focuses on implementing evidence-based practices to improve outcomes for high utilizers of behavioral health services. He has a particular interest in developing models for training healthcare providers in the use of evidence-based practices. Adam previously worked with the Research, Evaluation and Quality Management team at the San Francisco Department of Public Health to implement DBT in the public behavioral health system of San Francisco. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology and completed his pre-doctoral internship at Duke University Medical Center.
 
·         Doyanne Darnell, PhD
Doyanne earned her Ph.D. in clinical and community psychology at Georgia State University, completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, American Lake Division, and is a licensed psychologist in Washington State. Her research focuses on population-based approaches to screening and intervention with victims of rape trauma seeking acute care to address post-traumatic stress disorder and related comorbidities such as depression, suicidality, and risk behaviors (e.g., substance misuse, risky sexual behaviors).
 
·         Roger Vilardaga, PhD
Roger studied psychology at the Universitat de Barcelona and received his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno. He is passionate about the potential of mobile technologies for the advancement of contextual behavioral science and the development of cost-effective and higher-reaching behavioral interventions. In 2014 he received a 5-Year Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health. This Award will provide training in user centered design and will fund a 3-Year pilot randomized controlled trial to test the initial feasibility of the first NIH-funded smartphone app to deliver smoking cessation treatment for individuals with serious mental illness. Roger is also Associate Editor of the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science and provides training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to residents at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Class of 2013

·         Marie-Celeste Condon, PhD
Marie-Celeste earned a doctorate in Social Welfare from the University of Washington School of Social Work in 2011. She used participatory action research and mixed methods to gather dissertation data about the experiences of babies and adults in a prison nursery program. In their book, Speaking of Babies: Research and Action in a Prison Nursery, she and participants explain strategies they used to study babies’, inmates’ and staffs’ experiences and discourses that help and hinder desired outcomes for incarcerated women. Marie-Celeste is currently working with stakeholders in early relational health, systems collaboration and effectiveness to develop the model, partnerships and grant proposals. 

Meghan Keough, PhD
Meghan’s research interests lie in the dissemination and implementation of empirically supported treatments for anxiety disorders. In particular, she is interested in the identification and treatment of anxious patients who present to medical settings. Meghan completed her pre-doctoral internship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School within the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Track. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Florida State University in 2011. Meghan has completed extensive training in CBT for mood and anxiety disorders and is a licensed psychologist in the state of Washington.
 

Class of 2012

Deborah Bassett, PhD
Deborah received her MA in Communication Arts from the University of West Florida in 2003 and her PhD in Communication from the University of Washington in 2009. Her research interests and expertise are in culture and communication with special emphases in ethnography of communication, social determinants of health, and health disparities in underserved communities. She is a 2012 Fellow in the Native Investigator Development Program at the Native Elder Research Center, University of Colorado Denver and University of Washington, and a 2012-2013 Visiting Scholar in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania