Benjamin Buck, PhD

Personal Statement

My research is focused on (1) developing innovative mHealth assessments and interventions for schizophrenia-spectrum disorders and cross-diagnostic persecutory ideation, as well as (2) “engagement mHealth,” or the development of mobile health interventions that increase the likelihood that underserved populations present to and receive evidence-based treatment, with a particular focus on young adults at risk for psychosis and their families. My research is supported by a 2019 NARSAD Young Investigator Award from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. Prior to my faculty position at UW, I was an Advanced Fellow in VA Health Services Research and Development and the Department of Health Services at UW. I completed my clinical psychology internship at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, where I was awarded the APA Division 18 Outstanding VA Trainee Award. Prior to internship, I completed my undergraduate and doctoral training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Throughout my training, I have been dedicated to services for individual with serious mental illness, with experience in an inpatient state hospital, VA psychosocial rehabilitation, intensive outpatient and dual-diagnosis clinics, and in coordinated specialty care for young people with early psychosis. In addition to my program of research and clinical work, I am committed to clinical supervision and training. I currently lead the development of one of the first clinical training sequences designed for frontline clinicians integrating mHealth into community mental health. He has been recognized as a clinical trainer, including the first-ever graduate student to win UNC’s David Galinsky Award, an honor recognizing excellence in clinical supervision that had previously only ever been won by faculty. I am currently active in providing supervision in CBT to third-year psychiatry residents at UW.

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Recent Publications

Incidence and Risk Factors for Early Explantation of Subcutaneous Cardiac Rhythm Monitors.
(2020 Dec)
JACC Clin Electrophysiol 6(14): 1858-1860
Afzal MR, Casmer A, Buck B, Houmsse M, Daoud EG, Kalbfleisch SJ, Augostini RS, Weiss R, Hummel JD, Okabe T

Assessing the relationship between routine and schizophrenia symptoms with passively sensed measures of behavioral stability.
(2020 Nov 23)
NPJ Schizophr 6(1): 35
He-Yueya J, Buck B, Campbell A, Choudhury T, Kane JM, Ben-Zeev D, Althoff T

Incidence of pacing-induced cardiomyopathy in pacemaker-dependent patients is lower with leadless pacemakers compared to transvenous pacemakers.
(2021 Feb)
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 32(2): 477-483
Sanchez R, Nadkarni A, Buck B, Daoud G, Koppert T, Okabe T, Houmsse M, Weiss R, Augostini R, Hummel JD, Kalbfleisch S, Daoud EG, Afzal MR

Extreme Obesity is Associated with Low Success Rate of Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation.
(2020 Apr-May)
J Atr Fibrillation 12(6): 2242
Okabe T, Buck B, A Hayes S, T Harfi T, R Afzal M, Tyler J, Houmsse M, J Kalbfleisch S, Weiss R, D Hummel J, S Augostini R, G Daoud E

Implantable Loop Recorder Insertion Angle Is Not Associated With Sensed R-Wave Amplitude.
(2020 Sep)
JACC Clin Electrophysiol 6(9): 1185-1186
Korada SKC, Buck B, Koppert T, Eid F, Baia K, McKenna C, Ferguson K, Loessin B, Afzal MR, Okabe T

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