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PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Dr. Nicholas C. Jacobson, PhD

 

 

 

 

 

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Data Science and Psychiatry, Center for Technology and Behavioral Health, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College

Digital Phenotyping; Digital Mental Health; Anxiety and Depression

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Nick Jacobson is an assistant professor in the departments of Biomedical Data Science and Psychiatry within the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health in the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. He directs the AI and Mental Health: Innovation in Technology Guided Healthcare (AIM HIGH) Laboratory.

Dr. Jacobson researches the use of technology to enhance both the assessment and treatment of anxiety and depression. His work has focused on (1) enhancing precision assessment of anxiety and depression using intensive longitudinal data, (2) conducting multimethod assessment utilizing passive sensor data from smartphones and wearable devices, and (3) providing scalable, personalized technology-based treatments utilizing smartphones. He has a strong interest in creating personalized just-in-time adaptive interventions and the quantitative tools that make this work possible. To date, Dr. Jacobson’s smartphone applications which assess and treat anxiety and depression have been downloaded and installed by more than 50,000 people in over 100 countries. Dr. Jacobson is the principal investigator of an R01 Awarded from the National Institute of Mental Health studying the use of personalized deep learning models to predict rapid changes in major depressive disorder symptoms using passive sensor data from smartphones and wearable devices.

Additionally, Dr. Jacobson has a strong quantitative background in analyzing intensive longitudinal data. In his work, he employs many different types of analyses including structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling, time-series techniques, dynamical systems modeling, and machine learning. He created a novel modeling technique, entitled the Differential Time-Varying Effect Model (DTVEM), which allows researchers to discover and model optimal lag times in intensive longitudinal data. He recently developed an anxiety and depression monitoring application entitled Mood Triggers which helps users to learn the triggers of their anxiety and depression in their daily lives. He also created an statistical package (written in R) called the Differential Time-Varying Effect Model (DTVEM) which is used to explore optimal time lags in intensive longitudinal data.

 

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS


Dr. Amanda Collins, PhD

Dr. Amanda Collins is a T32 postdoctoral research fellow in the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health at Dartmouth College. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Mississippi State University and completed her predoctoral clinical internship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

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Dr. Daniel Mackin, PhD

Dr. Daniel Mackin is a postdoctoral fellow at the Artificial Intelligence and Mental Health Lab at Dartmouth College in the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health. He completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Stony Brook University, where he worked with Dr. Dan Klein to examine the role of reward processing and reinforcement learning deficits in depressive disorders across development.

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Dr. Michael V. Heinz, MD

Dr. Michael V. Heinz is a postdoctoral fellow at the Artificial Intelligence and Mental Health Lab at the Dartmouth College Center for Technology and Behavioral Health. Under the primary mentorship of Dr. Nicholas C. Jacobson, Dr. Heinz is interested in the development of scalable, digital technologies toward assessment and treatment of mental health disorders.

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RESEARCH SCIENTIST


Lisa Oh, MS

Lisa Oh is a Research Scientist at the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (CTBH). She received her MS in Computer Science from Dartmouth College.

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RESEARCH COORDINATOR & ASSISTANTS


Ahhyun Lee

Ahhyun is a research assistant for the Sensing Schizophrenia Study in the Jacobson Lab. She received her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Data Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Dr. Tess Z Griffin, PhD, MEd

Tess is a research coordinator for the Tracking Depression Study in the Jacobson Lab. She received her PhD in Bioinformatics from the University of Georgia (UGA).

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PHD STUDENTS


Damien Lekkas, MS

Damien is a data scientist in training with a formal education in anthropology, biology, and bioinformatics, working on his PhD in Quantitative Biomedical Sciences at Dartmouth.

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Emily Kline, MA

Emily is a psychology intern in the Department of Psychiatry at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and is in the final year of her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Montclair State University.

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Hannah Dorris

Hannah Dorris is a PhD student in the Quantitative Biomedical Sciences Program at Dartmouth College. Hannah hails from Colorado and received her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at Pomona College.

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Sukriti Ghosh

Sukriti Ghosh is a PhD student in the Quantitative Biomedical Sciences (QBS) program. Sukriti graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) with a Bachelors in Bioengineering and a minor in Neuroscience in 2018.

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MASTERS STUDENTS


Max Portnoy

Max is an MPH student at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. He received his undergraduate degree in Human Development at Cornell University.

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Yinzhou Wang

Yinzhou is a QBS master student at Dartmouth. His research interests is in health dialogue, cultural adaptation for digital interventions, and multimodal chatbots.

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VISITING SCHOLARS & ROTATION STUDENTS


Kejin Wu

Kejin is currently a master's student in statistics at University of California San Diego (UCSD).

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Oluwafunke Kolawole

Oluwafunke Kolawole is a Doctor of Medicine candidate at the City University of New York School of Medicine in New York.

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UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHERS


Abi Jewett

Abi is a ’22 from Vermont and majored in Government and Studio Art.

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Abigail Salzhauer

Abigail is a ’24 from New York City, NY majoring in Psychology and Education.

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Adaobi Amanna

Ada is a '23 from Minerva University studying Biochemistry and Computational Science.

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Alexander Ye

Alex is a '25 from Greenwich, CT majoring in Computer Science.

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Alyssia Salas

Alyssia is a '26 at Dartmouth majoring in Engineering modified with Computer Science.

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Anastasia Bryan

Anastasia is a '24 at Dartmouth majoring in Neuroscience on the Pre-Med track.

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Atziri Enriquez

Atziri Enriquez is a '26 from Tucson, Arizona majoring in Engineering modified with Computer Science.

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Avijit Singh

Avijit is a ’26 from Atlanta, GA majoring in Anthropology on the Pre-Health track.

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Brianna Trudeau

Bri is a ’23 at Dartmouth majoring in Psychology and Human Centered Design.

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Caroline Hall

Caroline is a ’24 from New Providence, NJ majoring in Computer Science.

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Caroline York

Caroline York is a '25 from Atlanta, GA, majoring in Classics, minoring in Global Health, and on the Pre-Med track.

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Ceyhun Olcan

Ceyhun is a '27 at Dartmouth majoring in Biomedical Engineering and on the Pre-Med track.

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Chae Lee

Chae is '26 from South Korea majoring in Quantitative Social Science and Economics on the Pre-Med track.

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Dawson Haddox

Dawson is a '25 from Hurricane, WV, majoring in Psychology and Quantitative Social Science.

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DJ Matusz

DJ is a ‘25 at Dartmouth majoring in Computer Science modified with Math.

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Eda Naz Gokdemir

Eda is a '25 from Istanbul, Turkey majoring in Psychology and minoring in English literature and Global Health.

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Ella Gates

Ella Gates is a ’24 from Brooklyn, NY majoring in computer science and minoring in linguistics.

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Enoc Garza

Enoc is a '25 from Los Angeles, CA majoring in Psychology and Music.

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Franklin Ruan

Franklin is a '24 from San Francisco, CA majoring in Computer Science.

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Ganza Belise Aloysie Isingizwe

Ganza is a ‘26 from Rwanda majoring in Data Science.

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Haily Nguyen

Haily Nguyen is a '25 from Vietnam majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Human-centered Design.

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Haley Banta

Haley is a '25 at Dartmouth majoring in Psychology, Sociology, and English.

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Janelle Annor

Janelle is a '24 from Virginia majoring in Neuroscience.

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Jenny Oh

Jenny is a '25 at Dartmouth majoring in Comparative Literature.

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Jessica Meikle

Jessica is a ’23 from Norman, OK majoring in Psychology and Native American and Indigenous Studies.

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Jonathan Cartwright

Jonathan is a '24 from Dallas, TX, majoring in Psychology.

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Julia Lee

Julia is a '24 from Falmouth, ME pursuing a double major in Psychology and Studio Art, with a minor in Music.

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Kaitlyn Romanger

Kaitlyn is a '24 from the Bronx, NY majoring in Psychology and Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies.

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Karim Khalil

Karim is a '24 from Dubai majoring in Quantitative Social Sciences.

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Lindsey Geer

Lindsey is a '25 from Atlanta, GA majoring in Psychology minoring in Education and English.

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Mingyue Zha

Mingyue is a '27 from Shanghai, China majoring in Neuroscience on the Pre-Med track.

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Ore James

Ore James is a '25 from Texas majoring in Film & Media Studies and Computer Science.

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Rina Matsumura

Rina is a ‘23 from Japan and India majoring in Psychology on the Pre-Med track.

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Stephen Adjei

Stephen is a ’25 from Baton Rouge, LA majoring in Biomedical Engineering on the Pre-Med track.

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Sukanya Bhattacharya

Sukanya is a '24 at Dartmouth interested in helping others lead healthier lives.

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Tianwen Chen

Tianwen is a '25 at Dartmouth majoring in Computer Science.

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Victor Moreno

Victor is a ‘25 from Springfield, MA majoring in Psychology.

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ALUMNI: POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS


Dr. Felix Kortmann, PhD, MSc

Dr. Felix Kortmann is a PostDoc Fellow at the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (CTBH) with a background in Systems Engineering and Information Systems.

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Dr. Robert J. Klein, PhD

Dr. Robert J. Klein is an NIH T-32 postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (CTBH), and received his PhD in Social and Health Psychology from North Dakota State University.

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ALUMNI: STAFF


Dr. Will Hasslett, PhD

Research Scientist

Dr. William Haslett is a Research Scientist in the Biomedical Data Science department at Geisel Medical School, and received his PhD in Health Services Research from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

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Natalie Thomas

Research Assistant

Natalie graduated from Bates College with a BS in Psychology and a minor in Chemistry, and is interested in pursuing a career in mental health.

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ALUMNI: PHD STUDENTS


Dr. Matthew Nemesure, PhD

Matthew Nemesure is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Quantitative Biomedical Sciences department at the Geisel School of Medicine.

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George Price

George is a Ph.D. student in the Quantitative Biomedical Sciences program at Dartmouth College.

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ALUMNI: RESIDENTS


Dr. Arnav Pondicherry, MD

Arnav Pondicherry is currently a fourth-year psychiatry resident at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and a graduate research scientist at the Jacobson Lab.

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ALUMNI: MASTERS STUDENTS


Sam Morton

Sam Morton is a computer science master's student interested in the applications of computational techniques and machine learning to the medical field.

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Yong Zhao

Yong Zhao graduated from UC Santa Barbara with B.S. in Biological Sciences, and is currently a graduate student in the master of science program in Quantitative Biomedical Science with Health Data Science concentration.

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Jason Kim

Jason Kim is a graduate student in the MS Health Data Science program with interests in web-scraping, natural language processing, and computer vision.

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Joseph Gyorda

Joseph (Joe) is a current Master’s student in the Department of Quantitative Biomedical Sciences with a concentration in Health Data Science at Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine.

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Lili (Oliver) Liu

Oliver Liu has an interest in biomedical data science stemming from a general desire to do public good while applying computational and statistical approaches.

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ALUMNI: VISITING SCHOLARS


Emily Bau

Emily graduated from Columbia University in 2018 with a B.S. in computer science and has been working as a software engineer for the past two years.

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Alex DaSilva

Alex completed his BS in Psychology at Iowa State University, and is currently a graduate student in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. 

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ALUMNI: UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHERS


Alexandra Limb

Alexandra is an undergraduate from Westchester County, NY majoring in English on the Pre-Dental track.

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Amelie Perrier

Amélie is a ’23 from Houston, TX majoring in Neuroscience.

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Andy Xu

Andy is a ’26 from Cupertino, CA majoring in Computer Science.

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Aneesh Patnaik

Aneesh is a ‘25 from the San Francisco Bay Area, CA majoring in Computer Science.

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Anna St Jean

Anna is a '25 at Dartmouth majoring in Mathematical Data Science and Psychology.

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Areej Sayeed

Areej is an undergraduate from the University of Connecticut majoring in Physiology and Neurobiology.

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Arun Guruswamy

Arun is a '25 from Long Island, NY majoring in Computer Engineering.

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Boseong Kim

Boseong is a '26 from Singapore majoring in Computer Science.

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Brendan Keane

Brendan is a '23 at Dartmouth majoring in Engineering and Human Centered Design.

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Brendon Feng

Brandon is an undergraduate at Dartmouth majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics.

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Brian Wang

Brian is a '23 from the San Francisco Bay Area, CA majoring in Computer Science and Philosophy.

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Cammy Lee

Cammy is a '22 from Colorado majoring in Psychology and Spanish.

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Cecelia Monnin

 Cecelia is a '22 from Charlotte, NC majoring in Environmental and Energy Engineering.

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Chloe Park

Chloe is a ’24 from outside of Boston majoring in Biochemistry and Spanish.

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Daniel Amoateng

Daniel is a '25 at Dartmouth majoring in Biomedical Engineering.

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Daniel Shen

Daniel is a ’23 at Dartmouth majoring in Biology and Computer Science.

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Darley Sackitey

Darley is an undergraduate at Dartmouth interested in human-centered design.

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Eliza Crocker

Eliza is a ’23 from New Rochelle, NY. At Dartmouth majoring in Computer Science.

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Ellie Rodgers

Ellie is a '26 at Dartmouth majoring in Neuroscience on the Pre-Med track.

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Emily Appenzeller

Emily is a ’22 from Hudson Valley, NY majoring in Psychology.

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Genevieve Schaefer

Genevieve Schaefer is a '26 from Nashville, TN majoring in Government and Anthropology.

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Guhui Zhang

Guhui is a ’22 from Shanghai, China majoring in Linguistics and Mathematical Data Science.

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Helen Young

Helen is a ’25 from Houston, Texas majoring in Neuroscience.

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Henry Jin

Henry Jin is a '23 from Vancouver, Canada majoring in Government on the Pre-Med track.

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Ikeoluwa Abioye

Ike is a '23 from Nigeria majoring in Engineering.

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Isabel Hillman

Isabel is a '23 from New York City, NY majoring in Psychology and Studio Art.

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Ivy Mayende

Ivy is a '25 from Mombasa, Kenya interested in software engineering and psychology.

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Jack Keane

Jack is a '22 at Dartmouth majoring in Computer Science.

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Jason Chen

Jason Chen is a ’23 from the Bay Area majoring in Computer Science and Economics.

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Jason McFadden

Jason is a '22 from Washington, D.C. majoring in Quantitative Social Science.

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Jenny Song

Jenny is a '23 from South Korea interested in mathematics and human-centered design.

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Jimena Fuertes

Jimena is an undergraduate from Spain majoring in Neuroscience.

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Julia Shen

Julia is a '23 from Ann Arbor, MI majoring in Biology.

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Julian Chitu

Julian is a '24 from Columbus, OH majoring in Computer Science.

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Kevin Zhou

Kevin Zhou is a ’22 at Dartmouth majoring in Computer Science.

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Kiernan Gunn

Kiernan is an undergraduate at Dartmouth majoring in Psychology and Global Health.

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Lekha Pattim

Lekha is a '25 from Dallas, TX majoring in Computer Science and Human-Centered Design.

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Lizzie Hernandez

Lizzie is an undergraduate at Dartmouth majoring in Mathematics and Computer Science.

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Maria Paz Espin

Maria is a ’23 from Chicago majoring in Psychology.

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Meredith Thomas

Meredith is a '25 at Dartmouth majoring in Anthropology and Environmental Studies.

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Mia Seiner

Mia is an undergraduate at Dartmouth majoring in Cognitive Science.

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Michael Mauricio

Mikey is a '24 at Dartmouth majoring in Computer Science.

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MK Song

MK is a '21 from Seoul, South Korea majoring in Psychology.

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Mubarak Idoko

Mubarak is a '23 from Jos, Nigeria majoring in Engineering.

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Nhi Nguyen

Nhi is a ‘23 from Dallas, Texas majoring in Neuroscience.

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Nick Sugiaro

Nicholas is an undergraduate from San Diego, CA majoring in Biomedical Engineering and English.

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Olivia Marquis

Olivia is an undergraduate at Dartmouth interested in developing new mental health resources and treatments.

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Piper Stacey

Piper is a '23 from San Francisco, CA, majoring in Computer Science modified with Biology.

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Rachel Quist

Rachel is a '22 from Saint Peter, MN interested in the intersection of new media and mental health.

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Rachita Batra

Rachita is an undergraduate at McGill University, from Delhi, India, majoring in Psychology.

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Raphael Huang

Raphael is an undergraduate at Dartmouth majoring in Economics.

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Ravin Anderson

Ravin is a '24 from South Florida majoring in Computer Science and Mathematical Data Science.

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Russ Rapaport

Russ is a ’22 from Newton, MA majoring in Engineering and Economics.

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Ryan Wu

Ryan is a '23 from Lexington, MA majoring in Computer Science.

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Sarah Grace Williams

Sarah is a ’25 from North Brunswick, NJ majoring in Anthropology and Psychology.

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Sarnika Ali

Sarnika is a ‘26 is from Seattle majoring in Neuroscience and Computer Science.

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Sofia Jayaswal

Sofia is a '25 from Portland, OR majoring in Computer Science.

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Thomas Lingard

Thomas is a '22 at Dartmouth majoring in Engineering Sciences.

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Veronica Abreu

Veronica is an undergraduate from Iowa City, IA interested in pathology, psychiatry, and public health.

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Victor Sanni

Victor is a '24 at Dartmouth majoring in Computer Science.

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Vivian Tran

Vivian is a '22 from Falls Church, VA majoring in Computer Science.

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William Chen

William is a '22 at Dartmouth majoring in Computer Science and Quantitative Social Science.

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Zoe Wortzman

Zoe is a '22 from the Bay Area, CA.

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