Our team brings together university faculty, developers, staff assistants, fellows, and students from a variety of fields, including behavioral science, public health, medicine, and psychology.  

We think this gives us a unique perspective when tackling most problems. 

 

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Tyler Wray, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

 

Dr. Wray joined the faculty at Brown University in 2015, and co-founded SMASH Labs with other faculty that year. His interests are in ways that technology can be used to improve sexual health across the spectrum of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.  Read more here

Mark Celio, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor (Research)

Assistant Professor (Research)

 

Dr. Celio is a clinical psychologist who joined the Brown University faculty in 2016 and helped co-found SMASH Labs. His work primarily involves studying how social and contextual factors influence the decisions people make about their sexual health. Read more here

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Erik Simpanen

Senior Research Assistant & Public Health Graduate Student

Senior Research Assistant & Public Health Graduate Student

 

Erik joined our team in 2015 after graduating from the University of Rhode Island's international engineering program with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and a B.A. in Spanish. His interests are in global and minority health, including sexual and gender minorities and immigrant populations. In 2018 Erik was accepted into the Masters in Public Health program, which he is completing part-time with a generalist concentration. His theses are looking at alcohol use norms among MSM and barriers and facilitators to PrEP adherence.

Daniel Carr

Senior Research Assistant

Senior Research Assistant

 

Daniel joined SMASH Labs in 2017 after earning his Master's degree in Health Psychology from Cardiff Metropolitan University. Daniel's areas of interest include proactive and preventative healthcare, and more widely, the use of qualitative approches in health research. In his free time, Daniel loves botany, ornithology, and all things nature! 

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Randy Dominguez

HIV Phone Test Counselor

HIV Phone Test Counselor

 

Randy joined our team after graduating from Johnson and Wales University with degrees in Counseling Psychology and Computer Programming. Randy is eager to use his Spanish communication skills effectively in our eTest study to relate to populations in the Spanish culture. Randy is passionate to promote the community's health and address its dilemmas. Enthusiasm, determination, and commitment will be incorporated on Randy's behalf into our eTest project at SMASH Labs. Randy hobbies include creative arts, reading books, and playing video games.

 
 

 

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Ashley Pérez

Public Health Graduate Student

Public Health Graduate Student

 

Ashley graduated from Brown University with an ScM in Behavioral and Social Health Sciences. Her interests are in sexual health among racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual minorities. She recently finished up her Master's degree with us, and moved on to start working on her PhD at the University of California - San Francisco! 

Elliott Liebling

Public Health Graduate Student

Public Health Graduate Student

 

Elliott joined SMASH Labs as a phone HIV test counselor in 2016, and graduated in May 2017 with his Master's in Public Health from Brown. His interests are primarily in healthcare administration. After graduating, Elliott accepted a position at RTI International. 

 

Laura Allison Woods

Public Health Graduate Student

Public Health Graduate Student

 

Laura joined our group after beginning the Master's in Public Health program at Brown in 2016. She received her bachelor's degree in Community Health & Health Education from George Mason University in 2016. Her interests are in LGBT health, HIV prevention, and intervention development.  After graduating, Laura accepted a position at Teach for America.

Alexander Aida

Undergraduate/Graduate Research Assistant

Undergraduate/Graduate Research Assistant

 

Alex is a rising senior at Brown, concentrating in public health. His interests are in health policy, service delivery, and the social impact of HIV. In his free time, you'll find Alex drinking tea, reading, or watching soccer. 

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Camila Salazar

HIV Phone Test Counselor

HIV Phone Test Counselor

 

Camila joined the SMASH Labs team in 2018 after moving to RI from Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from Brown University in 2015 with a degree in Biology. She is passionate about addressing health disparities in Latinx populations. For the eTest project, she looks forward to using her native Spanish-speaking skills to reach out to this demographic. In her free time, Camila enjoys reading new books on her Kindle.


Employment Opportunities

Interested in technology and health? Want to join our team?

We’ll post info about paid opportunities with our team here. But, we’re always looking for passionate students and volunteers with similar interests to help advance our mission and learn new things! So, if you’re interested in helping out, get in touch with us anytime! 


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