Kaylee Kruzan, PhD

Kaylee Kruzan, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Kaylee received a PhD in Communication from Cornell University. Her research focuses on how various technologies can be leveraged to support mental health, with an emphasis on designing interventions to enhance known therapeutic mechanisms (e.g., social support, emotion regulation). Her dissertation work focused on the use of a mobile peer support application among individuals who self-injure. Specifically, she examined contingencies of peer support as well as how online activity (e.g., posting, viewing content) and language use were related to self-injurious thoughts and behaviors over time. Kaylee is also interested in the use of technology in targeted prevention, particularly for suicide and depression.