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Principal Investigator

Dr. Chow is an Assistant Professor at the Center for Behavioral Health & Technology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interest includes the use of mobile technology in monitoring and alleviating distress in cancer patients.  He has particular interest in how mobile technology can be used to increase access and reach to vulnerable populations.




Dr. Cohn conducts research broadly in public health and consumer health informatics, with a particular focus on cancer. She develops programs and tools to improve the health of consumers and patients. Current research emphasizes cancer risk assessment, control and survivorship. She is an Associate Professor with specific expertise in evaluation research methods. Her applied work utilizes these methods in program development, evaluation and implementation.

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Dr. Mohr received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Arizona. He is the founder and director of the Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs). Dr. Mohr has been elected as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and of the Society for Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Mohr’s work focuses on the design and implementation of digital mental health treatments that fit into the fabric of people’s lives and can be sustainably implemented in real-world settings. His research integrates user centered design processes to incorporate stakeholder input into the creation and evaluation of digital mental health services.




Dr. Ritterband obtained his PhD in clinical psychology and doctoral minor in computer technology/science from the University of South Florida. He is a Professor and Director of the Center for Behavioral Health & Technology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia. His research interests include the development of Internet interventions for various behavioral health issues. He has National Institutes of Health funding focused on utilizing cutting edge technologies to deliver treatments, provide assessments, and collect and analyze data. Dr. Ritterband has published and given numerous talks both nationally and internationally on the use of the Internet in psychological research and clinical practice.




Dr. Shaffer is an Assistant Professor and Director of Training for the Center for Behavioral Health and Technology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and has specialized training in psychooncology and dyadic data analysis. Her research examines caregiving burden among cancer caregivers (i.e., family members or friends who provide a patient unpaid care due to the patient’s illness), with the goal to modernize and expand psychosocial care delivery to cancer caregivers through scalable and effective technology-based interventions. Dr. Shaffer received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Miami, where she received a National Cancer Institute F31 National Research Scholar Award. She completed her clinical internship with the Behavioral Medicine Service at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital and her postdoctoral training as a National Cancer Institute T32 Psychooncology Research Fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.




Dr. Showalter attended college and medical school at the University of Virginia. She then moved to Philadelphia where she completed her general surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University and her Breast Surgical Oncology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. During her time at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Showalter also completed coursework for a certificate in clinical research in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Following her surgical training Dr. Showalter returned to the University of Virginia as an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Showalter now specializes in treating breast cancer and diseases of the breast.



Project Coordinator

Cindy Orange is the lead coordinator for the NIH/NCI-funded ARCS trial. She has many years of experience with meticulous project management and process improvement. She has been a leader in setting standards for high-quality learning and developing evidenced based, researched curriculums. Her passion is delivering exceptional service with strategic planning and leading innovation. Orange's most recent work involves building and managing browser-based, metadata-driven EDC software and workflow methodology for designing clinical and translational research databases.



Research Assistant

Jessica Smith is a talented research assistant for the NIH/NCI funded ARCS trial. She is a recent psychology graduate from the University of Virginia, and has been working with UVA's SOM Center for Behavioral Health and Technology for 2 years. Over the years, she has assisted with cancer related and digital health research.



Application Developer

Gabe Heath is a develop and software engineer in the Center for Behavioral Health and Technology. Gabe earned his bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Virginia in 2011 and shortly thereafter began working for BHT. While at UVA, Gabe studied Psychometrics and found an interest in how technology could be used in psychological interventions. This interest led him to BHT where he has helped them maintain, develop, and build internet interventions.




Dr. Lattie received a PhD in clinical psychology with a specialization in health psychology from the University of Miami. Her early research was in chronic illness, focusing both on biobehavioral processes and remote delivery of care for populations with access barriers. Dr. Lattie’s current work focuses on the development and evaluation of technology-enabled mental health services for depression and anxiety delivered via mobile app or website. She is particularly interested in adapting these services to subpopulations with access barriers, and in examining the contexts, including school and healthcare settings, in which these programs can be implemented.

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