Amanda Collins, PhD
PhD in Clinical Psychology from Mississippi State University, 2023
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. At Mississippi State University, she worked with Dr. E Samuel Winer to investigate reward devaluation and self-referential processing in depressed individuals using network analysis and meta-analytic techniques. Dr. Collins is currently working with Dr. Nick Jacobson and is primarily interested in using intensive longitudinal data to investigate how changes in positivity appraisals and affect can predict depression and co-occurring disorders. She is also interested in developing digital interventions to target reward devaluation and reduced positive affect in depression and co-occurring disorders.
Daniel M. Mackin, PhD (Affiliated Trainee)
PhD in Clinical Psychology from Stony Brook University, 2023
Dr. Daniel M. Mackin earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Stony Brook University and completed his clinical fellowship at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in 2023. Dr. Mackin’s research examines multiple levels of analysis to study the development, course, and classification of internalizing psychopathology. During graduate school, his program of research examined how reward processing, reinforcement learning, life stress, and personality influence depressive and anxiety disorders longitudinally. As a postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Mackin is working with Dr. Nicholas C. Jacobson to apply machine learning techniques to passive sensing data from smartphones and wearable devices to better assess and predict real-time fluctuations in depressive symptoms. He is also interested in developing and implementing personalized just-in-time adaptive interventions (JITAIs). Additionally, Dr. Mackin is working towards becoming a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, kayaking, and spending time with his family and dog.
Deepika Rao, PhD, MS, BPharm
PhD in Health Services Research in Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2022
I hold a Bachelor of Pharmacy (2016) from University of Mumbai, India and a Master’s degree in Pharmacy Administration (2018) from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh. My Master’s thesis was titled ‘Community Pharmacists and Substance Use Disorders: Attitudes, Knowledge and Practices’. I received my PhD in Health Services Research in Pharmacy (2022) from UW-Madison. My doctoral dissertation involved exploring and developing a patient-centered screening and brief intervention for opioid misuse for pharmacy settings. I am particularly interested in studying the application of mixed methods and dissemination and implementation sciences, especially in the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and exploring different craft hobbies.
Cara Struble, PhD
PhD in Clinical Psychology, Wayne State University, 2021
Dr. Cara A. Struble earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Wayne State University in 2021, where she specialized in the assessment and treatment of substance use and co-occurring disorders. Dr. Struble is particularly interested in understanding cannabis use risks, behaviors, and consequences within LGBTQ+ populations. Under the primary mentorship of Dr. Alan Budney, Dr. Struble is developing a program of research investigating scalable digital technologies, adapted for LGBTQ+ populations, to improve access to evidence-based treatments for cannabis and co-occurring mental health problems. She has recently completed an internally funded pilot study aimed at recruiting and engaging LGBTQ+ cannabis consumers in research to assess interest in a mobile health intervention for cannabis and co-occurring mental health problems. Dr. Struble is also working towards becoming a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. In her spare time, Dr. Struble enjoys baking, hiking, and attending drag performances.