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Emma Bruehlman-Senecal, Ph.D.


Research Lead / Staff

Emma integrates a human-centered design approach with rigorous mixed-methods research to develop and evaluate digital programs and products that support youth health and well-being. She accomplishes this by conducting primary (e.g. survey and interview-based) and secondary research (e.g. literature reviews), and by translating empirical evidence into concrete design recommendations.

Prior to joining Hopelab, Emma received her doctorate in Psychology from UC Berkeley, where her research focused on stress management, mental health, and well-being. Emma subsequently completed a NIMH-funded postdoc in the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare, where she tested and refined mobile tools for improving depression treatment within safety-net settings. In her free time, you’ll likely find Emma exploring the Golden State’s great outdoors with friends and family.