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Welcome to the MATTERS Lab! We are an interdisciplinary team collaborating with community members with the goal of Making Accessible Tech for Teens Equitably, Responsively, and Safely.

Our goal is to partner with pediatric patients—primarily teens and their families—to make digital mental health tools work better and be more accessible to them in their daily lives. In recognition of the systemic barriers that digital mental health can create, perpetuate, or exacerbate for youth in trying to access tools they need to improve their mental health and wellness, we focus on the use of community-engaged practices, Human-Centered Design and Implementation Science methodologies, and an anti-racism lens to ultimately work with and for youth in the spaces that they regularly visit (e.g., primary care, school, community).



We believe in training and investing in future researchers, clinicians, and/or helpers. The opportunities below may vary based on level of experience and training (e.g., Psychology Intern/Postdoctoral Fellow vs. Research Associate).

  • Observe, Conduct: Usability testing sessions, Clinic observations, Implementation interviews, Community Advisory Board Meetings
  • Engagement in Pediatric Primary Care
  • Clinical Opportunities in Pediatric Embedded Clinic
  • Data Analyses

Lab Director: Colleen Stiles-Shields, Ph.D., ecssatuic [dot] edu