Megha Nagaswami

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MGH has been at the forefront of many scientific advances in treatments for depression.

Megha graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2019 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Classical Studies. During her time as an undergraduate, Megha worked as a Research Assistant at the Boundaries of Anxiety and Depression Lab, under the guidance of Dr. Ayelet Ruscio. Megha’s focus was on developing novel processing methods of electrodermal activity data collected using ecological momentary assessment. Megha completed her thesis under the advising of Dr. Melissa Hunt. Her thesis focused on conducting a novel randomized controlled trial of an ethical decision-making tool grounded in applied ethics. At Penn, Megha co-directed Active Minds Penn and co-directed the Reach A Peer Helpline, a confidential student-run helpline. After her time at the DCRP, Megha plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology, and is particularly interested in the intersection of trauma and depression in minority populations.