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 NARSAD Young Investigator Award from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation and multiple grants from NIMH including a K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award. 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. I was 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

mHealth for Young Adults with Early Psychosis: User Preferences and Their Relationship to Attitudes About Treatment-Seeking.
(2021 Sep 28)
J Technol Behav Sci
Buck B, Chander A, Tauscher J, Nguyen T, Monroe-DeVita M, Ben-Zeev D

Temporal Changes and Clinical Implications of Delayed Peridevice Leak Following Left Atrial Appendage Closure.
(2021 Aug 17)
JACC Clin Electrophysiol
Afzal MR, Gabriels JK, Jackson GG, Chen L, Buck B, Campbell S, Sabin DF, Goldner B, Ismail H, Liu CF, Patel A, Beldner S, Daoud EG, Hummel JD, Ellis CR

Early toxicity and clinical outcomes after chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy for lymphoma.
(2021 Aug)
J Immunother Cancer 9(8):
Brammer JE, Braunstein Z, Katapadi A, Porter K, Biersmith M, Guha A, Vasu S, Yildiz VO, Smith SA, Buck B, Haddad D, Gumina R, William BM, Penza S, Saad A, Denlinger N, Vallakati A, Baliga R, Benza R, Binkley P, Wei L, Mocarski M, Devine SM, Jaglowski S, Addison D

Mobile Health for Caregivers of Young Adults With Early Psychosis: A Survey Study Examining User Preferences.
(2021 Aug 1)
Psychiatr Serv 72(8): 955-959
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

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