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JESSICA M. LIPSCHITZ, PHD
Principal Investigator

Jessica is a behavioral scientist focused on implementation of and engagement with digital health platforms. Her work focuses on personalization of technology-based platforms, use of factorial experimental designs to understand and improve engagement, and applying mixed-methods approaches to guide implementation of digital health platforms in routine medical settings. She also has a program of research focused on use of digital phenotyping to inform precision medicine across a range of brain health concerns including bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and migraine.

Jessica received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rhode Island. Prior to her role at BWH, she completed a specialized fellowship in implementation science at the Boston VA’s Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR). Dr. Lipschitz is active in initiatives to form stronger partnerships between academia and industry and in reviewing journal articles in the digital health space.

RACHEL VAN BOXTEL, BS
Research Assistant

Rachel received her BS in Neuroscience from Boston College. She is involved in all studies at the Lipschitz Lab, with a specific interest in longitudinal clinical outcomes across a variety of brain-related illnesses. As an undergraduate, she spent several years as a cognitive neuroscience research assistant examining age-related effects of cognition through behavioral and fMRI research approaches. Her clinical interests in anxiety and its comorbidities, specifically eating disorders, have informed her plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology.

JULIA POTTER, BA
Research Assistant

Julia graduated from Dartmouth College in 2020 with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Environmental Studies. At the Lipschitz Lab, she helps with the Qualitative COVID study while also working in the Burdick Lab. At Dartmouth, Julia worked as an undergraduate research assistant in the Computational Social Affective Neuroscience Laboratory and completed her thesis on behavioral mechanisms underlying interpersonal expectancy effects in clinical settings. Her clinical interests include how stress and adversity influence neurological, cognitive, and psychological development and confer susceptibility to mental illness. Julia plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology.

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