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.
Dr. Huberty is an Associate Professor at Arizona State University in the College of Health Solutions. Her research focuses on the development of novel interventions that utilize complementary approaches (e.g., physical activity, yoga, meditation) to improve mental and physical health, and leveraging partnerships with industry, non-profits, and foundations to deliver these interventions to at-risk populations nationwide.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. 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
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
Dr. Michael R. Irwin is Cousins Distinguished Professor and Vice-Chair of Research of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Distinguished Professor of Psychology in the UCLA College of Letters and Sciences, and the Director Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience.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
Dr. Jeni Green is a postdoctoral scholar, under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Huberty, in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University (ASU). In 2019 she received a PhD in Exercise and Nutritional Sciences from ASU while working as a research assistant in Dr. Huberty’s Mindful Health Lab.Read more
Megan Puzia is a research coordinator 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
Taylor Neher has over five years of experience working as a research coordinator. Her primary research interests include mental health in vulnerable populations (e.g., incarceration, younger adults, and individuals with type 1 diabetes). Taylor is currently working on her Doctorate of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.Read more
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
Calm’s mission is to make the world happier and healthier. Are you currently working on a research study or project that aligns with Calm’s research priorities? If so, we may be interested in partnering with you.
Right now, our research priorities include:
Evaluate the impact of using Calm on mental and physical health outcomes in a variety of populations. We have a particular interest in children’s and/or health disparities research
Evaluate the impact of using Calm within the healthcare system (e.g., healthcare providers, patients)
Evaluate process and outcomes measures in workplaces using Calm
Identify and evaluate the impact of integrating evidence-based behavioral strategies within the Calm app on user adherence
Conducting trials that include comprehensive multi-modal measurements beyond self-report (e.g., neurophysiological, biomarkers)
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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.