Meet the Team


Dr. Matthew Price

My research focuses on creating innovative strategies to expand the reach of clinical care for victims of traumatic events and those suffering from anxiety disorders. To achieve this goal, my lab uses a translational framework in which we first identify fundamental mechanisms of treatment response for evidence-based interventions. These findings are then used to develop and evaluate novel interventions delivered through widely available technologies (e.g. mobile devices, remote sensors, websites).

You can learn more about Dr. Price's work through Google Scholar.

Follow Dr. Price on Twitter: @Dr_Matt_P

Graduate Students

Zoe Brier

Zoe obtained her BS in psychology from the University of Michigan in 2015. After graduation, she worked as a research assistant at the Bradley/Hasbro Children’s Research Center in Providence, Rhode Island on multiple studies following teens after discharge from hospital settings using mobile technology. Zoe is interested in short in long term outcomes following traumatic experiences, and mobile technology as an assessment and intervention tool. Zoe joined CREST in 2017.

Alison Legrand

Ally graduated from UI-Chicago in 2014. After, she worked as a research technician at the Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders at Boston University aiding in CODA project. She is interested in how technology can be used to better understand behavioral and neurological changes following a traumatic event to help inform PTSD intervention, particularly in cases of sexual assault and intimate partner violence. Ally joined CREST in 2016.

Research assistants

Annabel Diestel

Annabel is a senior double majoring in Neuroscience and Dance at the University of Vermont. She is currently in the process of creating an Honors thesis project related to anxiety disorders. Her experience includes working in patient care as a Mental Health Specialist at Fuller Behavioral Hospital, and providing peer mentoring services at the UVM Career Center for the STEM interest group. Annabel is interested in pursuing a career in the mental health field, and hopes to study further after graduating from UVM.

Julia Kim

Julia is majoring in psychology and minoring in film. She is working on her Honors Thesis regarding the effects of social support and gratitude on specific traumas related to sexual assault. She plans on furthering her education in graduate school and becoming a licensed clinical psychologist.

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Lily Marino

Lily is majoring in Neuroscience and a minor in Emergency Medical Services at the University of Vermont. She is currently the co-president of the UVM Neuroscience Club and works as a supplemental instructor for the UVM Tutoring Center. She hopes to pursue further education relating trauma, neuroscience, and medicine as she works on becoming an EMT, and plans to study at graduate or medical school once she graduates. She also enjoys writing for various publications around campus.

Erin O'Donnell

Erin (she/her) is majoring in Neuroscience with a minor in Health and Society. She is interested in studying the body's physiological response to trauma, as well as building an understanding of the biological basis for certain neurological disorders. Erin hopes to attend graduate school after UVM, to pursue a career in healthcare. In her free time, she enjoys skiing and playing for the UVM Women's Rugby team.

Lucy Wing

Lucy is majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Emergency Medical Services. After graduation, she is hoping to pursue further education in medicine and neuroscience. She is the community chair for Volunteers in Action on campus, and is part of the UVM Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team. She loves skiing, running, and hiking.

Community Partners

Marguerite Dibble is the CEO of GameTheory, a development studio based on Burlington that is focused on brining fun into the world. She has led the development of a number of games, apps, and healthcare solutions. All of these products use the behavioral principles underlying engagement and motivation. GameTheory has partnered with CREST on several projects, including the NIH funded Connecting Cultures to Technology. Check out Marguerite's Ted Talk on the principles of game development.