MGH has been at the forefront of many scientific advances in treatments for depression.
Joey Cheung graduated from Tufts University in May 2016 with a B.S. in Psychology and International Relations. Having been interested in understanding state-level conflicts through a psychological lens, she began her academic career with a concentration in social psychology and was a Research Assistant at the Tufts Social Identity and Stigma Lab since 2012. She completed her senior honors thesis studying the role of perception bias on evaluating leadership performance of different intersectional gender-by-race demographic groups. During her junior and senior years, Joey interned as a Clinical Research Assistant at the McLean Hospital Behavior Health Partial (BHP) Hospital Program, a CBT-based research and clinical program. Under the mentorship of Dr. Courtney Beard and Dr. Thröstur Björgvinsson, she worked on a range of studies, including cognitive bias modification (CBM) for patients with depression and anxiety, sex differences in borderline personality disorder, and positive mental illness beliefs. After her time at the DCRP, Joey hopes to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology to continue her work as a researcher and to train to be a clinician.