Project Coordinators

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Cynthia Alvarado-Martinez | Project Coordinator

Contact: cgalvarado@berkeley.edu

Cynthia Alvarado-Martinez is a Project Coordinator for the Depression Treatment Study in Dr. Harvey’s Lab. She graduated from UC Davis in 2018 with a B.S. in Human Development as well as a B.S. in Statistics. At UC Davis, she worked as a trained, bilingual home visitor and data coordinator for the California Babies Project in Dr. Leah Hibel’s Lab. In 2017, Cynthia was an ICIS Undergraduate Summer Research Fellow and conducted a research project that studied the relationship between maternal depression and infant sleep in Mexican-origin families. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Quantitative Psychology. Cynthia has two main research interests which include (1) the statistical and research methods used in the social sciences and (2) the development of mental health problems in early childhood.

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Krista Fisher | Project Coordinator

Krista Fisher is a Project Coordinator in Dr. Harvey’s lab.  She graduated with high distinction from UC Berkeley in 2019 with a B.A. in Psychology.  While pursuing her degree, Krista worked on various projects, including a longitudinal study on girls with ADHD, and most extensively as a research assistant for the depression treatment study in the Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Clinic.  Krista wrote her honors thesis on the relationship between emotional diversity and various measures of well-being in college students.  She hopes to pursue a doctorate in clinical psychology and work toward increasing resiliency in at-risk children and adolescents. 

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Marlen Diaz | Project Coordinator

Marlen Diaz is a Project Coordinator for The Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Clinic in Dr. Harvey’s Lab. She graduated from UC Berkeley in 2018 with a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish Language & Literature with a minor in Education. At UC Berkeley, Marlen worked as a Research Assistant in the Depression Treatment Study with The Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Clinic, her primary responsibility was qualitatively coding CBT treatment videos. Prior to returning to Dr. Harvey’s Lab Marlen worked at a community mental health clinic providing short-term prevention and early intervention services to adolescents in a school setting. Her responsibilities within The Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Clinic include recruitment, phone screening, scheduling, clinical assessments, data acquisition, financial management and training of undergraduate research assistants. In the future, she hopes to pursue a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology and explore some of her research interests including mood disorders, behavioral patterns and the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments in community settings.  

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Heather Hilmoe | Project Coordinator

Contact: heatherhilmoe@berkeley.edu

Heather is a project coordinator for the Depression Treatment Study in Dr. Harvey’s Lab.  She graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Applied Psychology.   At UCSB, Heather worked as a research assistant in the Koegel Autism Center and Dr. Heejung Kim’s Cultural Psychology Lab.  During her time at the Koegel Autism Center, she completed an independent grant funded study in which parental choices were interspersed into typical interventions for their child with ASD to evaluate the effect of improved family functioning and decreased parental stress and depression on interventional outcomes.  Prior to joining the Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Lab, Heather was a project coordinator in the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital and the Stanford Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab.   Her responsibilities within the Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Clinic include recruitment, phone screening, scheduling, clinical assessments, data acquisition, financial management, and training of undergrad RAs.

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Alice Mullin | Project Coordinator

Contact: alicemullin@berkeley.edu

Alice Mullin is a Project Coordinator on the TranS-C Community Study. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Scripps College in 2017 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Media Studies. She wrote her thesis on the relationship between Instagram use, self-esteem, and state anxiety as viewed through a social comparison theory lens. She worked as an RA in Stacey Wood’s Neuropsychology of Decision-Making Lab at Scripps before joining Dr. Harvey’s lab in July 2017. She plans to pursue a Ph.D in clinical psychology and explore her research interests revolving around treatment development for anxiety and depression in adolescents.

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Vera Portnova | Project Coordinator

Vera Portnova is a Project Coordinator for The Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Clinic in Dr. Harvey’s Lab. She graduated from UC Berkeley in 2019 with a B.A. in Psychology. At UC Berkeley, Vera worked as a Research Assistant in Dr. Johnson’s CALM lab, Dr. Levenson’s Berkeley Psychophysiology Lab and Elliot Turiel’s Moral Development Psychology Lab. Her responsibilities within The Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Clinic include recruitment, phone screening, scheduling, clinical assessments, data acquisition, financial management and training of undergraduate research assistants. She hopes to pursue a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology in the future.   

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Melanie Tran | Project Coordinator

Contact: m.tran@berkeley.edu

Melanie Tran is a Project Coordinator for the Depression Treatment Study in Dr. Harvey’s Lab. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from UCLA in 2017 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in English. At UCLA, Melanie worked as a research assistant in various labs, including studies involving CBT for children with autism spectrum disorder, attention and cognition in patients with schizophrenia, and evidence-based practice sustainment in mental health for youth and their families. Within the UCLA Culture and Minority Mental Health Lab, Melanie wrote an honors thesis on therapist adaptations to evidence-based practices in community mental health settings with the mentorship of Dr. Anna Lau. She plans to pursue a doctorate in Clinical Science, and her research interests include mood disorders and the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based treatments in community settings.