Meet the Team


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.

Dr. Price's CV is available here

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.

Johanna E. Hidalgo

Johanna obtained her BS in psychology from the University of Central Florida in 2019. After graduation, she worked as a program assistant at the Medical University of South Carolina, on various studies that provided treatment for mood disorders and smoking cessation using mHealth. Johanna is interested in augmenting the assessability of services for marginalized communities struggling with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and comorbid mood disorders. Specifically, by utilizing technology to disseminate and implement personalized interventions. Johanna joined CREST in 2021.

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

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.

Sophie Majerske

Sophie is majoring in Psychological Sciences and minoring Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, as well as, Nutrition and Food Sciences. After graduation, she hopes to attend graduate school to become a licensed clinical psychologist to work with the military population.In her free time, she enjoys running, drinking cold brew coffee, and playing Scrabble.

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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.

Indira Romero-Marcano

Indira is majoring in Psychological Science, as well as, minoring in Religious Studies at the University of Vermont. Along with her continuing education she is enlisted in the Vermont Air National Guard working as a health administrator for the Medical Group. Additionally, she works at an Immigration office in the state of Rhode Island, Park Immigration and Services, in which she assists with translation in English and Spanish, affidavit writing and helping individuals prepare for the US Citizenship test. She has interned with a state family court lawyer researching policies within DCYF. In her leisure she enjoys swimming, running, cooking and spending time with loved ones

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 in 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.