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

Phosphorylation of Cardiac Sodium Channel at Ser571 Anticipates Manifestations of the Aging Myopathy.
(2024 Apr 19)
Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol
Pizzo E, Cervantes DO, Ketkar H, Ripa V, Nassal DM, Buck B, Parambath SP, Di Stefano V, Singh K, Thompson CI, Mohler PJ, Hund TJ, Jacobson JT, Jain S, Rota M

Developing the Workforce of the Digital Future: mHealth Competency and Fidelity Measurement in Community-Based Care.
(2024)
J Technol Behav Sci 9(1): 35-45
Kopelovich SL, Buck BE, Tauscher J, Lyon AR, Ben-Zeev D

Restoring Trust for People With Psychosis Through Psychotherapy.
(2024 Apr 1)
J Nerv Ment Dis 212(4): 228-234
Ridenour JM, Hamm JA, Wiesepape CN, Buck B

Identifying mechanisms of persecutory ideation maintenance with smartphone technology: Examining threat importance, certainty, rumination, and behavior change.
(2024 Mar)
Psychiatry Res 333(): 115751
Buck B, Tauscher JS, Whiting E, Wang W, Campbell AT, Ben-Zeev D

User-Centered Development of Bolster, an mHealth Intervention for Early Psychosis Caregivers: Needs Assessment, Prototyping, and Field Trial.
(2023 Nov 30)
JMIR Ment Health 10(): e50522
Buck B, Wingerson M, Whiting E, Snyder J, Monroe-DeVita M, Ben-Zeev D

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