Elizabeth Sargent

Elizabeth Sargent

Research Assistant

Preventive Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?
My favorite thing about my job is working with our participants. I like talking with them, learning about their lives, and finding out how our technologies can be improved or how they are already making a positive difference.

WHAT INTERESTED YOU IN JOINING CBITS?
After college, I wanted the chance to do more work pertaining to mental health and research. CBITs was particularly exciting to me because I like the idea of using technology to solve health care issues such as access to treatment.

WHAT AREAS OF RESEARCH ARE YOU MOST INTERESTED IN?
Most recently, I’ve been interested in child and adolescent mental health and delinquency. I think it would also be particularly useful to bring technology interventions into these younger, at-risk populations.

WHAT ARE YOUR CAREER GOALS / FUTURE CAREER ASPIRATIONS?
I would like to pursue a doctorate in clinical psychology. I hope to someday work in forensic psychology and conduct mental health research focusing on children and adolescents in the criminal justice system.

WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER, WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GREW UP?
I wanted to be a veterinarian for the longest time. Then I wanted to be a firefighter and a pilot for a while. I was all over the place.

WHAT DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL FOR?
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a major in psychology and a minor in criminal justice.