Our team works closely with a group of distinguished academic researchers and clinicians who guide and review our efforts, to ensure our offerings are scientifically sound and effective.
Jennifer Huberty is the Director of Science at Calm. She spent 18+ years as a research faculty, nine of those as an Associate Professor at Arizona State University in the College of Health Solutions. She holds three affiliations; she Associate Professor and Research Scholar in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Arizona's College of Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mays Cancer Center/MD Anderson in San Antonio, Texas.Read more
Dr. Jehan Sparks is a Behavior Research Scientist at Calm. She has over ten years of experience leading academic and applied research projects, including large-scale behavior change interventions and controlled laboratory studies.Read more
Dr. Hallie Espel-Huynh is a Behavior Research Scientist at Calm and a clinical psychologist by training. Her research aims to maximize the positive impact of digital and behavioral health interventions in the community.Read more
Megan Puzia is a research analyst for Calm. She received her Masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of Utah, where she researched quantitative methods and emotional regulation in vulnerable populations.Read more
Breanna Banks is a Research Project Manager for Calm. She has over 6 years of experience working on research and evidence-based health promotion programs.Read more
The purpose of Calm’s SAB is to inform content and product development by conducting research, reviewing the scientific literature, and building partnerships with other healthcare providers and researchers.
The Scientific Advisory Board is directed by Jennifer Huberty, PhD and consists of the following members:
Dr. Linda Larkey is full professor at the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University and Professor of Medicine/Adjunct Faculty at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center.Read more
Monica L. Baskin, PhD, Professor of Preventive Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Baskin is a psychologist and behavioral scientist with research addressing minority health disparities. Her research utilizes community-engaged methods to better understand individual, family, and environmental factors associated with cancer prevention and control, and other chronic conditions.Read more
Chad Stecher, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. Dr. Stecher is a behavioral health economist and his research separately examines the decision-making processes of physicians and patients.Read more
Dr. Vranceanu is a clinical health psychologist and Director of the Integrated Brain Health Clinical and Research Program within the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is also an Associate Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School.Read more
The goal of this call is to find investigators conducting research related to Calm’s priorities and develop partnerships to advance the scientific evidence for Calm. Partnerships may include discounted or free memberships for study participants and access to participants’ app-usage data.
The proposed research must be related to the following priorities:
Calm’s Scientific Advisory Board will review applications and invite the strongest applicants to submit an official proposal.
Investigators must have:
We recommend that applicants review the published literature related to Calm and mHealth interventions to assist in the development of their proposals (i.e., adding to the science/literature).
GET IN TOUCH
Apply to do research with Calm. If we are interested in your idea, you could receive free or reduced rate memberships and access to de-identified objective user data for consenting participants.Submit Your Application
Scientific Advisory Board reviews applications monthly. Please submit your application by the 2nd Wednesday of the month and the SAB will be in touch.
When using Calm, participants report a boost in overall well-being*
84% Saw improvements in mental health
81% Reported less stress
73% Expressed higher sleep quality
*Based on a study using survey data from general Calm subscribers who used the app more than five times per week