VP of Clinical Development & Medical Affairs, Big Health
Dr. Carl is a clinical psychologist who specializes in the research and treatment of anxiety, depression, insomnia, and related disorders in adults. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, and has presented her research and clinical trainings at leading national and international conferences, such as the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, World Congress for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the American Psychological Association (APA). She currently serves Chair of the APA’s Division 12 Presidential Task Force for integration of technology and treatment.As the VP of Clinical Development & Medical Affairs for Big Health, Dr. Carl is responsible for developing evidence-based digital therapeutics for common mental health conditions that can be implemented within large employers and health systems. She obtained her PhD in clinical psychology from Boston University, with training in the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and the VA Health System’s National Center for Innovation to Implementation.
Dr. McClendon is the Director of Medical Affairs at Big Health. She is a Clinical Psychologist by training; her work emphasizes evidence-based practice, culturally responsive care, and mental health equity. She received her PhD in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and a BA in Psychology from Harvard University. She completed her post-doctoral training at VA Boston as an Advanced Women’s Health Fellow. Dr. McClendon studies the impact of stress on racial/ethnic disparities in health. Dr. McClendon has over a dozen peer-reviewed research articles focusing on the impact of stress on health disparities, the impact of racism and discrimination on mental health, and identifying intervention approaches that can mitigate the impact of racism and discrimination on health. Dr. McClendon has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Veterans Health Administration. She is currently completing a study of an innovative intervention that targets racism-related stress and trauma to improve health and treatment engagement among Veterans of Color. Dr. McClendon has served as the Psychology Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator for VA Boston and was a member of the Association of Psychological Clinical Science (APCS) Anti-racism task force. She was a 2020 NIH Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar.
Mike Weiner, LMSW is the Director of EY Assist, Ernst & Young’s US based Employee Assistance and Work Life program. Mike joined EY in 2015 and is a mental health clinician with nearly three decades of experience. He leads a team of clinicians who, together with a number of vendors, develop innovative programs and solutions to support the emotional wellbeing and daily life needs of EY’s people. Mike previously worked for Anthem as the Clinical Account Manager for one of their largest global EAP / behavioral health accounts. He also worked for Managed Health Network, the behavioral health division of Health Net, Inc. as the Director of Account Management. Prior to working in the Employee Assistance field, Mike assessed and counseled adults, couples and families at a public hospital and a private mental health clinic. Mike has a Master’s of Science and Social Work from Columbia University.
Founder & Host, Going Digital: Behavioral Health Tech Summit
Solome Tibebu is a behavioral health technology strategist passionate about health equity and access. Solome leads The Upswing Fund for Adolescent Mental Health, a collaborative fund seeded by Melinda Gates' Pivotal Ventures and other private family offices. Solome is also the host of the Going Digital: Behavioral Health Tech summit. Prior to consulting various stakeholders on all things behavioral health technology, Solome worked in corporate development, venture capital, behavioral health EHR software, ran a mental health tech startup, founded AnxietyInTeens.org, and has been developing healthcare startup communities since 2012. Solome is an advisor or board director to several behavioral health companies and national nonprofits.
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