During Residency, the RCP was helpful in jump-starting my research career in multiple ways. With a background in basic neuroscience, I was looking to shift to a more clinically-relevant field. My research mentor was particularly helpful in helping me explore options, ranging from clinical trial design to data science. The RCP structure freed up time during residency so I could experiment with different projects. Collectively, this allowed me to secure a Dupont Warren Fellowship for the coming two years.
After residency, I plan on working to make mental health less reactive and more preventative by using data from wearable technologies. I will be continuing my work with Matt Nock at Harvard's Department of Psychology, where I am attempting to define behavioral signatures that may predict self-injurious and suicidal behaviors. After residency, I will be continuing this work as a post-doc with funding from the Dupont-Warren Research Fellowship. I am also a co-founder of Valera Health, a VC-funded digital healthcare startup that leverages patients' smartphone usage patterns to better predict clinical outcomes, and I will be continuing in role as Medical Director.