Ayesha Chander, MRes
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington
Ayesha works as a Research Coordinator for the mHealth for Mental Health Program. She oversees the day-to-day operations of the Hearing Voices and Persecutory Ideation research studies. For these project, she leads online and community recruitment, facilitates patient engagement, and helps resolve technical and retention issues. She develops study protocols, maintains research databases, and creates government reports. Ayesha also conducts quality assurance testing, manages device inventory and billing.
Prior to working at mHealth for Mental Health, Ayesha completed her Master of Research in Clinical Psychology focusing her research on resilience among individuals along the psychotic spectrum. Ayesha has worked in multiple community mental health centers in various capacities and developed a greater understanding of, and interest in, serious mental illness through this experience. Her research interests include exploring best practices for mental health treatment, and working to reduce stigma among under-served and marginalized populations.