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Benjamin Buck, PhD

Senior Fellow, Department of Health Services, University of Washington
Advanced Fellow, VA Health Services Research and Development

Benjamin Buck, Ph.D., is an Advanced Fellow in VA Health Services Research and Development and a Senior Fellow in the Department of Health Services at the University of Washington School of Public Health. His research is focused on leveraging technologies to develop assessments and interventions based on stress-vulnerability models of psychosis, with a particular focus on paranoia and persecutory ideation.

Dr. Buck is leading the on-site activities of the VA HSR&D-funded pilot study of the FOCUS mobile intervention at the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC) at VA Puget Sound, one of the first ever mHealth trials involving individuals with schizophrenia in the VA. He is also involved in development of new digital interventions designed to engage young people with first-episode psychosis (FEP) and their families.

Prior to his fellowship at VA HSR&D and UW, Dr. Buck completed his clinical psychology internship at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, where he was awarded the APA Division 18 Outstanding VA Trainee Award. Prior to internship, he completed his undergraduate and doctoral training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Throughout his training, he has been dedicated to services for individual with serious mental illness, with experience in an inpatient state hospital, VA psychosocial rehabilitation, intensive outpatient and dual-diagnosis clinics, and in coordinated specialty care for young people with FEP.