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Portraits: June 25, 2014Roger Vilardaga (CV Linked Here) is an Assistant Professor at the Center for Addiction Science and Technology at Duke University and Affiliate Professor at Duke’s Global Digital Health Science Center and the Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington. Roger is passionate about the potential of mobile technologies for the advancement of contextual behavioral science and the development of cost-effective and higher-reaching behavioral interventions. Read more

Roger studied psychology at the Universitat de Barcelona and received his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno. In 2014 he received a 5-Year Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This Award provided training in user centered design and funded a 3-Year pilot randomized controlled trial to test the initial feasibility of the first NIH-funded smartphone app to deliver smoking cessation treatment for individuals with serious mental illness. From 2010 to 2015 he served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science.

Contact
2812 Erwin Road, Suite #403, Durham NC 27705
Office Telefone: 919-681-3441
Email: roger.vilardaga at duke.edu


javier-photo-on-11-18-16-at-1-39-pmJavier Rizo (CV Linked Here) is a Clinical Research Coordinator at Duke University, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. Previously, he worked as a Research Study Coordinator at the University of Washington, within the recently formed Behavioral Research in Technology and Engineering (BRiTE) Center. Javier manages the planning, design, and implementation of multiple research projects integrating mobile technology with behavioral health. Read more

Prior to being a full-time coordinator, Javier worked part-time in nursing as a Mental Health Specialist on the inpatient psychiatric units at Harborview Medical Center. While there, he started developing a DBT-focused clinical training and supervision program for nursing staff. He was also a Research Assistant specializing in tracking and retention of homeless participants with substance use and mental health disorders from primary care clinics at Harborview. Javier is interested in pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology. In his spare time, he likes to watch public TV, practicing the French language, and volunteer his time at political organizations that promote grassroots movements to empower citizens.

Contact
2812 Erwin Road, Suite #403, Durham NC 27705
Office Telefone: 919-681-3493
Email: javier.rizo at duke.edu


Paige picturePaige Palenski (CV Linked Here) is a Clinical Research Specialist at Duke University, department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. Before coming to Duke, she attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Linguistics. While at McGill, she worked in Debra Titone’s Language & Multilingualism Lab as an undergraduate research assistant for a year and a half. Read more

Paige also has experience working for a non-profit called Reliance Health, Inc. which aims to transition people with serious mental illness from inpatient hospital settings back into the community through the use of residential, occupational, and educational supports. This is what shaped her career goals and caused her to change her curriculum to a dual major of psychology and linguistics instead of just pursuing a linguistics degree. In the future, she plans on attending graduate school to pursue a degree in experimental or clinical psychology.

Contact
2812 Erwin Road, Suite #403, Durham NC 27705
Office Telefone: 919-613-6291
Email: paige.palenski at duke.edu