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

Mobile Health for Caregivers of Young Adults With Early Psychosis: A Survey Study Examining User Preferences.
(2021 Jul 8)
Psychiatr Serv
Buck B, Chander A, Monroe-DeVita M, Cheng SC, Stiles B, Ben-Zeev D

mHealth-Assisted Detection of Precursors to Relapse in Schizophrenia.
Front Psychiatry 12(): 642200
Buck B, Hallgren KA, Campbell AT, Choudhury T, Kane JM, Ben-Zeev D

Expanding the Reach of Research: Quantitative Evaluation of a Web-Based Approach for Remote Recruitment of People Who Hear Voices.
(2021 Jun 3)
JMIR Form Res 5(6): e23118
Buck B, Chander A, Brian RM, Wang W, Campbell AT, Ben-Zeev D

Mobile RDoC: Using Smartphones to Understand the Relationship Between Auditory Verbal Hallucinations and Need for Care.
(2020 Jan)
Schizophr Bull Open 1(1): sgaa060
Ben-Zeev D, Buck B, Chander A, Brian R, Wang W, Atkins D, Brenner CJ, Cohen T, Campbell A, Munson J

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

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