Lab Members

Laura Germine, PhD, Principal Investigator

Laura Germine is Director of the Laboratory for Brain and Cognitive Health Technology at McLean Hospital, Technical Director of the Institute for Technology in Psychiatry, and Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.  She earned a B.A. in Neurobiology 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 consulting 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.

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, Lab Manager

Luke Scheuer is a lab manager 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.

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