Faculty

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Amy S. Lu / Principal Investigator and Associate Professor, PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill / studies the persuasive mechanism of media and communication technologies and their health behavioral and psychological applications. She is also interested in narratives and virtual media characters in animation and video games and their potential health application. E: a dot lu AT northeastern dot edu


Research Staff

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Jillian Darris-O'Connor / Volunteer / is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in behavioral Neuroscience at Northeastern University on the pre-medical track, and she is hoping to one day become a neurosurgeon. She is fascinated to the brain, and anything related to it. Outside of her studies, Jillian enjoys running, playing video games, and spending time with her corgi named Willow. E: darrisoconnor dot j AT northeastern dot edu
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Shiveshchandra Gupta / Research Assistant / is currently pursuing a Master's in Regulatory Affairs at Northeastern University. He brings a strong healthcare background with an MBBS and MD in Pharmacology, including clinical trial experience. His expertise and interests revolve around patient care, medico-marketing, and drug development regulation. He enjoys hiking, exploring new destinations, and fostering new connections. E: gupta dot shive AT northeastern dot edu
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Sierra Marie Hall / Volunteer / is currently pursuing postgraduate research with the Health Technology Lab. She has a Public Health background, and has focused her MPH and ALM on Global Health with experience in multinational clinical trials. She is interested in oncology, socio-behavioral health, entertainment-education, and the impact of video games on mental health. In her free time, Sierra enjoys knitting, trying new foods, and playing video games. E: smhall AT g dot harvard dot edu
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Chloe Lee / Research Assistant / is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s in Biochemistry and a minor in Behavioral Neuroscience at Northeastern University on the pre-medical track hoping to become an orthopedic surgeon. She is interested in pediatrics, orthopedics, stem cell research, and the relationship between video game technology and the aging brain. Outside of her studies, she enjoys rock climbing, music, and many types of art like painting and pottery. E: lee dot chlo AT northeastern dot edu
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Bhagyashree Parkar / Research Assistant / is presently working towards her master’s degree in Regulatory Affairs at Northeastern University. She holds a degree in pharmacy and is deeply passionate about medical advancements, participating in research studies, engaging with the community, providing counseling, and fostering meaningful relationships. Besides her academic pursuits, she indulges in her hobbies, including sketching, listening to music, and exploring new destinations during her free time. E: parkar dot b AT northeastern dot edu
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There may be more part-time RA positions available soon. Stay tuned!


Current Collaborators

Tom Baranowski, PhD Baylor College of Medicine
Tiago Barreira, PhD Syracuse University
Melanie Green, PhD University at Buffalo
Amy Fleischman, MD, MMSc Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Susanne Jaeggi, PhD Northeastern University
Art Kramer, PhD Northeastern University
I-Min Lee, ScD Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Sarah Lessard, PhD Joslin Diabetes Center / Harvard Medical School
Lynne Levitsky, MD Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Arlen Moller, PhD Illinois Institute of Technology
Farzad Noubary, PhD Northeastern University
Aaron Seitz, PhD, PhD Northeastern University
Dagmar Sternad, PhD Northeastern University
Deborah Thompson, PhD USDA-ARS / Baylor College of Medicine
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Alumni (UR=Undergraduate RA/GR=Graduate RA/PD=Postdoc: Next position)

Pulkit Manchanda (GR: PUMA) 2022 Mie Hashimoto (GR: T1D Exchange) 2017-8
Caio Victor Sousa (PD: AP@Loyola Marymount U) 2019-22 Sarah Hazlitt (UR) 2018
Alexandra Monashefsky (UR: BWH/HMS) 2021-22 Michael Williams (GR: Rapid7) 2018
Aleksandra Baran (UR: MGH/HMS) 2020-22 Miranda Prasad (UR: Intuit) 2017-8
Emma McGarrity (UR) 2020-22 Hannah Doolittle (GR: Cape Cod Hospital) 2017-8
Neha Swaminathan (UR) 2020-22 Vivian Cheng (UR) 2017-8
Rashmi Borah (GR: Aleon Pharma) 2021-22 Andrés Hoyos-Céspedes (GR) 2016-8
Grace Novoa (UR) 2021-22 Jessica Peck (GR) 2016-7
Kelly Lee (UR) 2019-22 Adam Michalowski (UR: Medullan) 2016-7
Harshita Menon (GR: IBM) 2021-22 Harley Edge (UR) 2016-7
Apoorva Manjunath (GR: Amazon) 2019-22 Borna Fatehi (GR) 2016-7
Dar Alon (UR: MS@Harvard SPH) 2019-21 Molly Lenane (GR) 2017
Ethan Weiss (UR) 2021 Nicholas DePina (UR) 2017
Victoria Pelarski (UR: MSPH@JHU) 2018-21 Lola Akingbade (UR: MedSchl@UChi) 2017
Kexing He (UR: MA@NYU) 2020 Haomu Chen (UR) 2017
Kyung Jin Sun (GR: Bristol Myers Squibb) 2019-20 Tom Culman (UR) 2017
Romina Cabrera-Perez (UR) 2019-20 Lin Qi (UR: MA@USC) 2016-7
Cindy Zhao (UR) 2019-20 Malcolm Matheson (UR: BCH/HMS) 2016-7
Aika Misawa (GR) 2019-20 Elise Krims (UR: Harvard) 2016
Sabrina Zhou (UR) 2019-20 Ha Eun Yang (UR) 2016
Austin Fernandez (UR: MA@Vanderbilt) 2017-20 Taylor Murphy (UR: Starry) 2014-6
Kelsey Newhook (GR) 2019 Grace Morris (GR: U Connecticut) 2015
Divyavijay Sahay (GR: Google) 2018-9 Kevin Cannon (UR: Paidia) 2014-5
Nicolas Raymond (UR: BIDMC/HMS) 2019 Neal Foley (UR) 2014-5
Jungyun Hwang (PD: Stanford) 2016-9 John Thomas Hinchen (UR: Flex) 2014-5
Gabriel García Combs Morris (UR) 2019 Jessical Kim (UR) 2014
Julia Fanelli (UR) 2019 Joseph Alden Moore (UR: Flex) 2014
Jasmine Chee (GR: BCYF) 2018-9 Andrew He (UR: Horizon Pharma) 2014
Samantha Gutiérrez-Arango (UR: MIT Media Lab) 2017-9 Alexander James Baker (UR) 2013-4
Menwon Krua (UR) 2018 Mitchell Robert Perkins (UR) 2013-4
Zachary Woessner (UR: PhD@MSU) 2016-8 Peter Karalis (UR: MedSchl@UIC) 2013-4
Heloisa Alves (PD: UMASS-D) 2017-8 Wayne Xun (UR: CS@Northwestern) 2013-4
Samantha Dube (UR) 2018 Adrianna Rodriguez (UR: Telemundo) 2013-4