Lauren Brackenbury

Lauren Brackenbury

Works at:

University of Washington

Location in:

Seattle, United States of America

Lauren Brackenbury

Laurens connections

Currently

Works at:
University of Washington
Location in:
Seattle, United States of America

Lauren has worked/studied in

  • United States of America

Lauren speaks

  • French

Lauren has experience in

  • Arts
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Services - legal, PR, marketing, accounting

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Work

2013 – present

Program Coordinator

University of Washington
  • Recruitment and Admissions:
  • • Serve as the initial point of contact for applicants; advise inquirers and applicants on program and process
  • • Process applications for faculty review; coordinate communications and logistics for admissions committee; generate reports for admissions committee
  • • Help organize and staff recruiting events (e.g., Accepted Applicant Visit Day); assist accepted applicants with travel arrangements; prepare and send correspondence to applicants
  • Student and Alumni Services:
  • • Draft, update and maintain documentation of program policies and procedures, including student handbook
  • • Maintain program websites and databases
  • • Aid students with using program resources
  • • Send reminders of program expectations and due-dates
  • • Facilitate the submission of trainee appointment and termination forms
  • • Track student progress toward completion of requirements
  • • Assist with orientation, graduation, and other student events
  • • Coordinate nominations for student awards and efforts to secure funding
  • • Assist students in preparations for annual research meetings
  • • Maintain alumni mailing lists and directories
  • Federal Training Grant and Administrative Support:
  • • Solicit and compile various student progress and planning documents; disseminate documents for faculty review
  • • Coordinate the annual preliminary exam process
  • • Support program faculty and staff in preparations for meetings; take minutes at curriculum committee and other program meetings
  • • Track student attendance at conferences and training events; track submission of student and alumni manuscripts for publication
  • • Advertise the programs and courses, as requested
  • • Collect and organize information for training grants; coordinate the submission of training grant reports and proposals
  • • Provide fiscal support (manage student expense budgets, purchasing/check requests, travel reimbursements)
2011 – 2013

Research Study Coordinator

University of Washington
  • • Research:
  • 1. Develop Institutional Review Board applications for several new studies and usher them through the review process, including tracking progress, writing responses to IRB feedback, meeting with IRB representatives, revising recruitment and administration materials, and creating modifications to the protocol
  • 2. Design and develop all materials for a novel recruitment process for the PSYC Lab using multiple avenues of new media recruitment, including Facebook, Qualtrics surveys, QR codes, and short code text message keyword, in addition to flyers
  • 3. Create and revise study materials, including protocols, consent and assent forms, scripts, debriefing materials, etc.
  • 4. Write and revise grant proposals for federal funding for new studies, including conducting literature reviews to investigate core constructs of interest
  • 5. Delegate projects to Undergraduate Honors Students and oversee progress
  • 6. Administer sessions to adolescent participants, including conducting WASI evaluations
  • • Administrative:
  • 1. Work with Psychology Department administrators to set up and manage a petty cash disbursement system for our lab’s studies
  • 2. Track study development and prepare materials and notes for meetings
  • 3. Order and manage necessary lab supplies
2011 – 2012

Part-time “Big Sister” Mentor

Rosemont Treatment Center and School
  • • Meet with two adolescent girls from troubled backgrounds, one at a time, every week to talk about life issues and provide an opportunity to engage in positive, pro-social activities such as arts and crafts and board games
  • • Compose clinical progress notes to document these interactions, using the D.A.P. format (Description, Assessment, Plan)
2010 – 2011

Part-time Writing Tutor

Reed College Academic Support Services
  • • Meet with students as needed to provide assistance with the writing process (brainstorming, drafting, revising) and with writing skills (grammar, punctuation).
  • • Read, edit, and provide constructive criticism on drafts of essays and senior theses.
2009 – 2011

Part-time French Tutor

Reed College Academic Support Services
  • Meet with students as needed to provide assistance with all aspects of the language (vocabulary, grammar, usage) and with developing study skills.
2008 – 2011

Research Assistant

Reed College Adolescent Health Research Program
  • • Research on a novel method for identifying factors that lead troubled youths to relapse to substance abuse, and research on factors affecting undergraduate drinking behavior
  • 1. Recruit participants via flyers and “tabling.”
  • 2. Screen participants for eligibility using the M.I.N.I. Kid.
  • 3. Transcribe audio recordings of participant interviews.
  • 4. Enter data in Microsoft Excel.
  • 5. Code transcripts using a novel coding scheme developed by Dr. Anderson using the principles of the Social Information Processing (SIP) model.
  • 6. Interview adolescent and young adult participants in studies on alcohol and other drug use, and in an eye-tracking study on substance use.
  • 7. Use STATA to conduct descriptive and inferential statistical analyses.
2008 – 2009

Psychiatry Research Fellow

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • • Research:
  • 1. Work closely with Dr. Barzman and statisticians to analyze data and develop the Aggression Assessment (AA), an innovative tool for predicting pediatric violence on inpatient psychiatric units.
  • 2. Created a poster on the AA and presented it at the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (S.U.R.F.) Capstone Poster Symposium to specialists in the fields of pediatric medicine and nursing, and won second place out of 100+ poster entries.
  • 3. Observe interviews of participants with bipolar disorder in a study of Lithium and Quetiapine treatment for mania.
  • • Forensic:
  • 1. Communicate with victims and defendants.
  • 2. Observe administration of psychiatric evaluations of defendants for the Hamilton County Juvenile Court.
  • 3. Observed evaluations for the Juvenile Court public defender on subjects including: fitness for duty, sex offender recidivism risk, competency to stand trial, and competency to waive Miranda Rights.
  • • Clinical: observe routine clinical care including medication maintenance and symptom review, and participate in patient interviewing.
  • • General: coordinate and prepare materials for meetings.

Work

2013 – present

Program Coordinator

University of Washington
  • Recruitment and Admissions:
  • • Serve as the initial point of contact for applicants; advise inquirers and applicants on program and process
  • • Process applications for faculty review; coordinate communications and logistics for admissions committee; generate reports for admissions committee
  • • Help organize and staff recruiting events (e.g., Accepted Applicant Visit Day); assist accepted applicants with travel arrangements; prepare and send correspondence to applicants
  • Student and Alumni Services:
  • • Draft, update and maintain documentation of program policies and procedures, including student handbook
  • • Maintain program websites and databases
  • • Aid students with using program resources
  • • Send reminders of program expectations and due-dates
  • • Facilitate the submission of trainee appointment and termination forms
  • • Track student progress toward completion of requirements
  • • Assist with orientation, graduation, and other student events
  • • Coordinate nominations for student awards and efforts to secure funding
  • • Assist students in preparations for annual research meetings
  • • Maintain alumni mailing lists and directories
  • Federal Training Grant and Administrative Support:
  • • Solicit and compile various student progress and planning documents; disseminate documents for faculty review
  • • Coordinate the annual preliminary exam process
  • • Support program faculty and staff in preparations for meetings; take minutes at curriculum committee and other program meetings
  • • Track student attendance at conferences and training events; track submission of student and alumni manuscripts for publication
  • • Advertise the programs and courses, as requested
  • • Collect and organize information for training grants; coordinate the submission of training grant reports and proposals
  • • Provide fiscal support (manage student expense budgets, purchasing/check requests, travel reimbursements)
2011 – 2013

Research Study Coordinator

University of Washington
  • • Research:
  • 1. Develop Institutional Review Board applications for several new studies and usher them through the review process, including tracking progress, writing responses to IRB feedback, meeting with IRB representatives, revising recruitment and administration materials, and creating modifications to the protocol
  • 2. Design and develop all materials for a novel recruitment process for the PSYC Lab using multiple avenues of new media recruitment, including Facebook, Qualtrics surveys, QR codes, and short code text message keyword, in addition to flyers
  • 3. Create and revise study materials, including protocols, consent and assent forms, scripts, debriefing materials, etc.
  • 4. Write and revise grant proposals for federal funding for new studies, including conducting literature reviews to investigate core constructs of interest
  • 5. Delegate projects to Undergraduate Honors Students and oversee progress
  • 6. Administer sessions to adolescent participants, including conducting WASI evaluations
  • • Administrative:
  • 1. Work with Psychology Department administrators to set up and manage a petty cash disbursement system for our lab’s studies
  • 2. Track study development and prepare materials and notes for meetings
  • 3. Order and manage necessary lab supplies
2011 – 2012

Part-time “Big Sister” Mentor

Rosemont Treatment Center and School
  • • Meet with two adolescent girls from troubled backgrounds, one at a time, every week to talk about life issues and provide an opportunity to engage in positive, pro-social activities such as arts and crafts and board games
  • • Compose clinical progress notes to document these interactions, using the D.A.P. format (Description, Assessment, Plan)
2010 – 2011

Part-time Writing Tutor

Reed College Academic Support Services
  • • Meet with students as needed to provide assistance with the writing process (brainstorming, drafting, revising) and with writing skills (grammar, punctuation).
  • • Read, edit, and provide constructive criticism on drafts of essays and senior theses.
2009 – 2011

Part-time French Tutor

Reed College Academic Support Services
  • Meet with students as needed to provide assistance with all aspects of the language (vocabulary, grammar, usage) and with developing study skills.
2008 – 2011

Research Assistant

Reed College Adolescent Health Research Program
  • • Research on a novel method for identifying factors that lead troubled youths to relapse to substance abuse, and research on factors affecting undergraduate drinking behavior
  • 1. Recruit participants via flyers and “tabling.”
  • 2. Screen participants for eligibility using the M.I.N.I. Kid.
  • 3. Transcribe audio recordings of participant interviews.
  • 4. Enter data in Microsoft Excel.
  • 5. Code transcripts using a novel coding scheme developed by Dr. Anderson using the principles of the Social Information Processing (SIP) model.
  • 6. Interview adolescent and young adult participants in studies on alcohol and other drug use, and in an eye-tracking study on substance use.
  • 7. Use STATA to conduct descriptive and inferential statistical analyses.
2008 – 2009

Psychiatry Research Fellow

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • • Research:
  • 1. Work closely with Dr. Barzman and statisticians to analyze data and develop the Aggression Assessment (AA), an innovative tool for predicting pediatric violence on inpatient psychiatric units.
  • 2. Created a poster on the AA and presented it at the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (S.U.R.F.) Capstone Poster Symposium to specialists in the fields of pediatric medicine and nursing, and won second place out of 100+ poster entries.
  • 3. Observe interviews of participants with bipolar disorder in a study of Lithium and Quetiapine treatment for mania.
  • • Forensic:
  • 1. Communicate with victims and defendants.
  • 2. Observe administration of psychiatric evaluations of defendants for the Hamilton County Juvenile Court.
  • 3. Observed evaluations for the Juvenile Court public defender on subjects including: fitness for duty, sex offender recidivism risk, competency to stand trial, and competency to waive Miranda Rights.
  • • Clinical: observe routine clinical care including medication maintenance and symptom review, and participate in patient interviewing.
  • • General: coordinate and prepare materials for meetings.

Education

2007 – 2011

Reed College

Bachelor's degree
2003 – 2007

Walnut Hills High School

High School Diploma

Additional Info

Nationality:
  • American