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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Digital Innovation Research WonderLab

WonderLab

The WonderLab at NYU Langone’s Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is a digital health initiative that brings together mental health expertise, digital technology, and data science to benefit children with mental health concerns—and all who care for them.

As a leader in bioethics and child mental health in the digital age, we create innovative tools to share information and empower children with diverse mental healthcare needs and their families.

We offer a framework for how researchers, healthcare providers, engineers, and designers can work together to develop products and tools at an academic medical center. WonderLab not only leads by example, we actively share our processes to enable others to achieve similar success.

VIDEO: Members of the WonderLab explain the team’s work.

What We Do

We build digital tools to bridge gaps in scientific knowledge and to improve access to evidence-based care. Our goal is to transform the lives of children and families, locally and globally. Our first digital tool is the When to Wonder: Picky Eating app, available for iOS and Android.

How We Do It

Our team works with NYU Langone’s Medical Center Information Technology (MCIT), NYU Langone Digital DesignLab, and outside technology partners to build beautiful, fun, and engaging digital tools for child mental health research, clinical care, and education. Our tools are evidence-based, developmentally sensitive, and scalable.

Our Team

As caretakers of some of the most vulnerable children and families, we continually work to establish best practices regarding ethics, privacy, and data security in child mental health digital innovation.

Helen L. Egger, MD
Founder and Co-Lead, WonderLab
Co-Director, Digital DesignLab
Director, Child Study Center at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone
Chair, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Timothy L. Verduin, PhD
Co-Lead, WonderLab
Director, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders Service, Child Study Center
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Devin Mann, MD
Senior Director of Informatics Innovation, NYU Langone’s MCIT
Director, Healthcare Innovation Bridging Research Informatics and Design (HiBRID) Lab
Co-Director, Digital DesignLab

Michael Mainiero
Senior Director of Digital Strategy and Innovation, NYU Langone’s MCIT
Co-Director, Digital DesignLab

Sara Chokshi, DrPH
Project Manager, Center for Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Science
Department of Population Health

Katherine E. Driscoll, MPH
Project Coordinator, WonderLab
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Dave Fu
NYU Langone’s MCIT Liaison to the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Javier Gonzalez
Technical Lead, Digital DesignLab
Department of Population Health and NYU Langone’s MCIT

August Gresens
Director of Digital Solutions
NYU Langone’s MCIT

Rachel E. Lebwohl
Director of Digital Solutions
NYU Langone’s MCIT
Product Lead, Digital DesignLab

Kyle A. Mcgregor, PhD
Pediatric Bioethicist and Data Scientist, Departments of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Population Health

Steve Robinson, MFA
Lead User Experience Designer, Digital DesignLab
Department of Population Health

Annie Short
Design Intern

Shivam Sinha
Design Intern

Cheryl R. Stein, PhD, MPH
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Chenyue Zhao, PhD
Associate Research Scientist and Epidemiologist
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Our Collaborators

Lori A. Orlando, MD
Director, Precision Medicine Program
Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine, Duke University Medical Center

Nancy Zucker, PhD
Founder and Director, Duke Center for Eating Disorders
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University Medical Center

Catherine Orr
Documentary Filmmaker and Cofounder, StoryMineMedia

Elena Rue
Documentary Filmmaker and Cofounder, StoryMineMedia

Shitesh Chandra
Delivery Principal, ThoughtWorks

Philip Peter
Developer, ThoughtWorks

Andrea Puertas, MISM
Business Analyst, ThoughtWorks

Jorge Rodriguez
Developer, ThoughtWorks

Schubert Rodriguez, MSc
Developer, ThoughtWorks

Cristian Toaquiza
Developer, ThoughtWorks

Luz Marina Unda
Technical Lead, Developer, ThoughtWorks

Carlos Valarezo, MSc
Quality Assurance, Developer, ThoughtWorks

Victoria Valverde
Developer, ThoughtWorks

Contact Us

To find out more about the WonderLab, email us at wonderlab@nyulangone.org.