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Meet The Team!

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS


Colin Depp, Ph.D.  

Principal Investigator
Co-Director of the Cognitive Dynamics Lab

Dr. Coiln Depp is a professor in residence and a clinical staff psychologist at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in UC San Diego. As a practicing psychologist, Dr. Depp mentors and clinically supervises residents, fellows, graduate students, and interns. He is also the Director of Research Education and Training at the Clinical and Translational Research Institute at the University of California, San Diego and mentors clinical scientists in multiple training programs. Dr. Depp's research focuses on technology-based longitudinal assessment and real-time interventions in mental health- particularly in serious mental illnesses. His other projects deliver multi-component behavioral interventions and incorporate use of technology to assess and modify physical activity, aging-in-place, sleep and outcomes. Dr. Depp's involvement in research and as a clinical scientist has led him to collaborate with clinicians, engineers, and bioinformaticians as well as create training opportunities in entrepreneurship in medical devices.


Raeanne Moore, Ph.D.  

Principal Investigator
Co-Director of the Cognitive Dynamics Lab
Dr. Raeanne Moore is a Clinical Psychologist, with a Neuropsychology emphasis. Additionally, Dr. Moore is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She researches the use of digital health technologies to improve the assessment of cognitive functioning, as well as machine learning and AI to identify digital biomarkers predictive of cognitive decline. She has developed gamified, smartphone-based mobile cognitive tests to enable cognitive testing "in the wild." Dr. Moore works with many clinical populations (e.g., people with bipolar disorder; schizophrenia; HIV/AIDS, mild cognitive impairment, and Parkinson’s disease). She also sits on the board of UCSD’s Mental Health Technology Center (MHTech).

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LAB PERSONNEL


Emma Parrish, B.S. 

Graduate Student
emparris@ucsd.edu

Emma is a first year student in the San Diego State University/University of California San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. She received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Northeastern University in 2017. Before starting graduate school, Emma worked as a research assistant at Harvard Medical School's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with youth at clinical high risk for psychosis. Emma's research interests lie in real-time interventions and assessments through technology for people with serious mental illness, with a focus on functioning and cognition. She is also interested in the ethics of digital mental health interventions. In her spare time, Emma enjoys rock climbing, being outdoors, and cooking. 


Snigdha Kamarsu, B.S. 

Project Coordinator

Snigdha Kamarsu received her Bachelors of Science in Cognitive Neuroscience with a minor in Biology from the University of California, Irvine in 2015. Snigdha has been working in the areas of intervention and cognition research as a lab manager for the past 5 years. Her research interests lie in telemental health, cognitive remediation, and understanding the mechanisms of psychopathology. Snigdha plans to apply her knowledge from cognitive science to implement new diagnostic assessments as a future clinical psychologist. When not at work in the lab, Snigdha enjoys reading, exploring new places, and learning new recipes.

 

Tess Filip, B.A.

Project Coordinator

Tess Filip graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from the University of Michigan in 2015. Since then she has gained a broader understanding of treatment modalities in the mental health field by working both as a case manager and as a research coordinator in a clinical pharmaceutical trial setting. Her interests lie in social cognition in severe mental illness, particularly schizophrenia. She hopes to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology to work as a practicing clinical psychologist as well as design and implement her own research studies. She enjoys exploring new restaurants, dancing, and learning Korean.


Rosa T. Gutierrez, B.A.

Research Associate II

Rosa T. Gutierrez graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration from UAG-Mexico  and has certifications in Psychology, Social Work, and as a Community Health Worker. She possesses a comprehensive knowledge of multicultural settings with intergenerational adults and has worked with ethnically diverse groups from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Rosa's training has led her to identify the barriers and facilitation in implementing cognitive behavioral interventions for populations with serious mental illness. Outside of the lab, Rosa is a community leader who organizes with resident community leaders to improve quality of life of others while strengthening her grassroots leadership.  


Mayra Cano, B.S.

Project Coordinator
mjcano@health.ucsd.edu

Mayra Cano received her Bachelors of Science in both Public Health and Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego in 2015. Since then, Mayra has utilized the applications of public health by working as a research coordinator in community based clinical projects. Her interests in mental health lie in bridging research innovations in social cognition in severe mental illness with practical primary care implementations. She hopes to pursue a graduate nursing degree, as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, to help better address acute mental health needs. In her spare time, Mayra can be found running, traveling, and trying out new podcasts. 

UNDERGRADUATES

Avery Quynh

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Avery is an undergraduate student in UCSD with a double major in Human Biology and Psychology with a Specialization in Clinical Psychology. Avery is interested in learning more about mental health and researching techniques to help those with mental health diagnoses. She hopes to continue on to medical school to pursue a career in psychiatry. 

Audrey Berardi

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Audrey is an undergraduate student in UCSD with a major in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience. 

Elizabeth Peek
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Elizabeth is an undergraduate student in UCSD with a major in Cognitive Science with a Specialization in Neuroscience and a minor in Bioethics. 


ALUMNI
  • Jennifer Villa - Jennifer has worked with Dr. Depp for 4 years on projects involving individuals with Schizophrenia and on topics such as suicidality and social cognition. Jennifer is now attending University of Montana's Clinical Psychology PhD program.