People

Lab Members

Laura Germine, PhD, Principal Investigator

Laura Germine is Director of the Laboratory for Brain and Cognitive Health Technology at McLean Hospital, Co-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.

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, Research Fellow

Lauren is a 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.

Sarah Vogel, Lab Manager

Sarah is a research assistant and lab manager in the Laboratory for Brain and Cognitive Health Technology at McLean Hospital. She earned a B.A. in Psychology and French from the University of Rochester in 2016, where she worked as a research assistant for three years. Sarah is interested in how environmental and social factors influence early brain development and cognition.

Luke Scheuer, Research Assistant

Luke Scheuer is a technical research assistant in the Laboratory for Brain and Cognitive Health Technology at McLean Hospital. 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.

Eliza Passell, Clinical Research Assistant

Eliza Passell is a research assistant in the Laboratory for Brain and Cognitive Health Technology at McLean Hospital. She is a senior at the University of Chicago, where she is majoring in Comparative Human Development. Eliza is interested in the effect of social connectedness on mental health and in how social factors effect cognitive and emotional development.

Lab Alumni

David Dodell-Feder, PhD: David was a post-doc in the lab in 2017, he is now an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Rochester in New York.  (And still a collaborator!)

Jasmine Kaduthodil: Jasmine was an undergraduate research assistant in the lab from 2017-2018. She is now a Fulbright scholar studying trauma in Nepal.

Claire Peterson: Claire Peterson was an undergraduate research assistant in the lab from 2017-2018. She is now a full-time research assistant in a lab at the University of Pennsylvania.

Olivia Nicholson : Olivia Nicholson was an undergraduate research assistant in the lab from 2017-2018. She is a now a Teach For American fellow in California.

Dana Zeng: Dana Zeng was an undergraduate research assistant in the lab from 2017-2018. She is now pursuing a Master’s degree in Biostatistics from Columbia University.

Alison Tassone: Alison Tassone was an undergraduate research assistant in the lab from 2017-2018.

Emily Wu: Emily Wu was an undergraduate research assistant in the lab from 2017-2018.