Thank you to our Review Panel

On behalf of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and New Venture Fund, we want to extend a huge thank you to our Review Panel for lending their valuable time and considerable expertise to review the many thoughtful and impressive proposals received during open submissions.

The Review Panel scored the full set of submissions against the Challenge criteria to determine which submissions advanced to the judges. Thank you all for contributing to the Challenge and furthering our understanding of mood and how it relates to our daily lives, health, and well-being!

Mood Challenge Review Panelists

  • Stephen Agboola, PhD, Associate Director, Research & Analytics, Partners Healthcare and Instructor, Harvard Medical School
  • Julia Bernstein, VP, Strategy and Development, Beacon Health
  • Marc Brackett, PhD, Director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Research Scientist, Department of Psychology, Yale University
  • Michelle Burns, PhD, Assistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
  • Yu-Feng Yvonne Chan, PhD, Research Faculty and Director of Digital Health and Personalized Medicine, Mount Sinai
  • Beenish Chaudhry, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications, University of Notre Dame
  • Tracy Costigan, Senior Program Officer, Research, Evaluation and Learning, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Catherine Daus, PhD, Professor, School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, Southern Illinois University
  • Steve Downs, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Eric Hekler, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, Arizona State University
  • Kostadin Kushlev, PhD, Research Associate, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia
  • Megan Ranney, PhD, Emergency Physician and Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine and Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University
  • Donna Spruijt-Metz, PhD, Director, USC mHealth Collaboratory and Associate Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California
  • Glenn Stone, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Social Work, Ball State University
  • Paul Tarini, Senior Program Officer, Pioneer Portfolio, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Michele Tugade, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Vassar College
  • Paul Wicks, PhD, Vice President of Innovation, PatientsLikeMe
  • Additional experts in mood, research, and technology