Emily Hersch

Emily is an incoming 1st-year graduate student at UMass Boston’s Clinical Psychology Doctoral program. Emily completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at Emory University. After graduation, she worked as a lab coordinator at Columbia University and conducted research for a technology startup developing mobile parenting applications. Emily then completed her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where she worked as a research assistant at the Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies. Emily’s research interests lie at the intersection of psychology, human computer interaction, and implementation science. She is passionate about increasing the accessibility of mental health services for vulnerable youth and families through the development, evaluation, and implementation of online interventions. She is particularly interested in examining how supportive accountability can increase youth’s engagement with online mental health tools.