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.

Research assistants

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.

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.