Jennifer Felder, Ph.D
Jennifer N. Felder, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral fellow in the UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative and the Psychology and Medicine training program. Dr. Felder completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at University of Colorado Boulder, and her clinical internship at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Felder is passionate about improving the mental health and well-being of pregnant and postpartum women by developing effective treatments and increasing access to care. Her previous research has examined online and in-person mindfulness programs to prevent depression in pregnancy.
Elissa Epel, Ph.D
Aric Prather, PhD
Alison Hartman, BA
Alison Hartman, B.A., is the Project Director for the REST Study. In 2015, Alison earned her bachelor's degree in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. Her research interests are in maternal mental health and women's reproductive health.
Angad is a sophomore at UC Berkeley currently pursuing a degree in psychology. He is specifically interested in how changing mind and behavior can contribute to better overall health. In his free time, Angad enjoys hiking, cooking, and music. After graduation he hopes to continue his education and pursue a career in the medical field.
Andrea Donis is a 4th year student at UC Berkeley pursuing a B.A in Social Welfare. Her research interests include understanding mental health disparities across different communities. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology where she can look into these interests more deeply, and eventually incorporate them in her work as a clinician.
Joaleen Johnson is currently pursuing her Master’s degree as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at UCSF. She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from UC Berkeley in 2013. Since graduating, she has worked as a project coordinator at the Palo Alto VA on a study examining how sleep impacts cannabis use in Veterans and was a clinical interviewer for a study evaluating the efficacy of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Veterans with psychosis on the inpatient unit at the VA. Joaleen plans on pursuing a PhD upon completion of her Masters in nursing. Her research interests are focused on sleep as a transdiagnostic mechanism and area for intervention in the promotion of mental health across mental illness.
Karina Dauven is a recent graduate of the University of San Francisco with a bachelor's degree in Psychology-Neuroscience. Her research interests include how sleep impacts one ability to cope with stress and overall mental health.