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Research Team 

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Chalise Carlson, M.A.

Study Coordinator 

Chalise Carlson is the Study Coordinator/Research Assistant across all the studies in the Gould Lab. Chalise received her M.A. in Research and Experimental Psychology from San José State University.  Chalise has experience in researching the topics of depression, anxiety, geriatric use of technology, attention, multi-tasking, memory, sleep, and wakefulness.  Her current role includes operations research for an ongoing nationwide grant to assist rural veteran's with receiving mental healthcare, recruiting and enrolling participants in the Lab's ongoing studies, performing data analysis, preparing literature and materials, designing procedures and materials for use in the lab and interacting with all the Gould Lab patients and participants.

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Marika Blair Humber, PhD
Study Manager 

Marika Blair Humber is a research health science specialist in the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center at VA Palo Alto Health Care System. She is project manager and qualitative analyst for the evaluation of a virtual geriatric psychiatry consultation service adapted in multiple VISNs, led by Dr. Gould. She graduated from Palo Alto University with a PhD in Clinical Psychology and completed a health service psychology internship at the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System – Biloxi. She then completed a two-year VA Advanced Fellowship in Health Services Research & Development at VAPAHCS and Stanford Health Policy, as well as the Elizabeth Dole Center of Excellence for Veteran and Caregiver Research fellowship. Her work has focused on cultural variations in family caregiving and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on caregivers. In her spare time, Blair enjoys boba and chases after her energetic toddler.

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