Lab Members

Laura Germine, PhD, Principal Investigator

Laura Germine is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Laboratory for Brain and Cognitive Health Technology at McLean Hospital. She is also Technical Director of the McLean Institute for Technology in Psychiatry. She earned a B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley in 2004, a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychopathology from Harvard University in 2012, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Psychiatric Genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Germine’s research is oriented around understanding cognitive functioning in health and disease, as well as building technology for studying cognition and behavior using the web and mobile devices. She created one of the first online neuropsychological laboratories in 2005, which later became TestMyBrain.org.

Liz Grinspoon, PhD, Data Scientist

Liz Grinspoon is the Data Scientist for the Laboratory for Brain and Cognitive Health Technology at McLean Hospital. She earned her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Manufacturing Engineering from Boston University. Her Ph.D. research involved mathematical modeling, stochastic optimization, and simulation applied to manufacturing systems with significant setup times. Dr. Grinspoon has worked at a number of software companies including Oracle, i2 Technologies (acquired by JDA), Blue Agave Software (acquired by i2 Technologies), Dell, having a variety of roles and responsibilities including software engineering, technical consulting, and software system architecting.

Paolo Martini, PhD, Research Engineer

Paolo Martini is a visual psychophysicist and software engineer who serves as a staff scientist and developer for TestMyBrain.org. He is interested in the measurement of human cognition and behavior using the web and mobile devices.  He has a PhD from Harvard University.

Lauren Rutter, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Lauren is a postdoctoral research fellow currently examining how various aspects of cognition predict the development and maintenance of psychopathology using web-based assessment. She recently completed her internship in clinical psychology at McLean Hospital. She received her Ph.D. from Boston University. Research interests include assessment and classification of anxiety and mood disorders, cognitive processing biases and social cognition, temperament/personality vulnerabilities and psychopathology, and transdiagnostic treatments.

Roger Strong, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Roger is a postdoctoral research fellow using web-based assessment to investigate how physical and mental health conditions impact cognition, mood, and behavior. He received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Harvard University. Roger’s research interests include understanding attentional processing (the process of prioritizing important information), as well as using simulation techniques to optimize experimental design.

Jack Turban, MD MHS, Postdoctoral Researcher; Resident Physician in Adult-Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital & McLean Hospital

Jack Turban is a resident physician in adult, child, and adolescent psychiatry at The Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital (Harvard Medical School). He completed his B.A. in neuroscience from Harvard College and his M.D. and M.H.S. degrees from Yale School of Medicine, where he was an HHMI medical research fellow. Dr. Turban’s research focuses on LGBT mental health including the determinants of mental health among transgender youth and the relationships between social media use, psychopathology, and compulsive sexual behaviors.

Yi Yi Lu, Research Program Coordinator

Yi Yi Lu is a Research Program Coordinator. She graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in Psychology. She has a background in research, clinical work, and non-profits. Her research interests include the development of mobile/web technologies for psychology research, the relationship between cognition and mental health, and health and wellness.

Eliza Passell, Technical Research Assistant

Eliza Passell is a technical research assistant and junior analyst. She graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in Comparative Human Development in 2018. Her research interests include the effect of social connectedness on mental health outcomes, the effects of trauma on cognition, mental health, and personality, and the role of technology in psychological research.

Luke Scheuer, Junior Developer

Luke Scheuer is a research assistant and junior developer. He earned a B.A. in Biochemistry and Mathematics from Bowdoin College in 2017. Luke is interested in medical applications of computerized testing of human cognition and behavior.

Luna An, Lab Assistant

Luna An is an undergraduate student at Wellesley College, studying Neuroscience and Political Science. She’s interested in learning about human behavior through a larger scale such as through the perspectives of governments, as well as on the microscopic and biological level of the individual.

Ally Kim, Lab Assistant


Ally is a Research Assistant for the BaCH Tech Lab. She is currently studying Neuroscience at Wellesley College, with a particular interest in the intersection of psychiatry, data science, and biological models of disease. She is currently examining the implications of data visualization on categorical models of psychiatric diagnoses.

Emilia Pozo, Lab Assistant

Emilia Pozo is a research assistant for the BaCH Tech Lab. She is an undergraduate student at Brandeis University majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Business. Her research interests include cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, and overall learning more about how brains function and malfunction. She believes there is so much about the brain that we still don’t know about, which means there is an even greater amount of innovative research to be done.

Ella Wahlestedt, Business Development Summer Student

Ella is a business development summer student for the BaCH Tech Lab. She is currently studying business administration at Babson College, with a particular focus on entrepreneurship and business analytics. She is deeply interested in the intersection of neuroscience, technology, and entrepreneurship to better understand the brain and create applications to help treat psychological illnesses.

Lab Alumni

Delores Nwokeafor-Laz returned to Wellesley College.

Eliza Huang returned to Northeastern University.

Sarah Vogel went to NYU for graduate school.

Niels Wright returned to college at Bowdoin.

Jasmine Kaduthodil went to Nepal as a Fulbright scholar.

Dana Zeng went to Columbia for graduate school.

Claire Peterson graduated from Northeastern University.

Oliva Nicholson graduated from Tufts University.

Alison Tassone graduated from Brandeis University.

Emily Wu graduated from Brandeis University.

David Dodell-Feder, PhD went to the University of Rochester as Assistant Professor of Psychology