Academic Career Highlights

  • Twice invited presenter and design participant, “Depression Game Jam” workshop, University of Southern California (2014), Radboud University (2015)
    • Presentation title: “Prototyping Methods to find High Alignment between Game Mechanics and CBT for Teen Depression.”
  • Accepted panel, Foundations of Digital Games (FDG) 2015, Asilomar CA.
    • “Game Design Prototyping Methods To Find High Alignment Between Game Mechanics And CBT For Teen Depression For Android Devices.”
  • Invited speaker, “Youth Technology Health Live 2015”, San Francisco, April 2015.  “Methods and Findings for Engagement Studies of “Surviving Independence” Game-Based Behavior Change Intervention”
  • Invited participant, HealthFoo 2015
  • Won $250k grant to Northwest Media Inc., titled “Online Training for Foster and Primary Parents of Neglected Children”, NIH. Co-PI. Designed, developed product, completed pilot study, 2014.
  • Won $2.4M grant to Northwest Media Inc., titled “VSG”: a video game that teaches independent living skills to at-risk youth, NIH. Co-PI. Designed, developed product, completed final study, 2014
  • 2011-2012 “Lead Researcher” (PI), successful $30,000 YAWCRC “Young People and Game Developers Working Together: Modelling a Process for Video Game Design Co-Creation” link