Casey Chandler, BA

Research Coordinator
(206) 616-7519
Box 354920 / Room 130D
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Casey obtained a B.A. in Cognitive Science from Berkeley and has over 3 years of experience conducting social/demographic and psychological research across a range of contexts (e.g., community, home, school). Casey’s primary interest is in the development and implementation of evidence-based practices and interventions, primarily those for school aged children and adolescents suffering from mood and anxiety disorders.

This project will use machine learning algorithms to evaluate the extent to which high school students' social media posts provide the information needed to accurately predict and manage suicide risk in real time.
The Brief Intervention Strategy for School Clinicians (BRISC) is a 4-session, evidence-based, and flexible “Tier 2” intervention tailored to high school students and designed to fit the school context. This cluster randomized efficacy trial (52 public high schools in three states) will use longitudinal data collection with students and parents; analyses of school records; implementation measures; and clinician and administrator surveys and interviews to evaluate outcomes of BRISC compared to services as usual, as well as moderators and mediators of outcomes and feasibility, acceptability, and costs of BRISC. For more information, click here.
(Training & Technical Assistance) As a key component of this mission, UW SMART has developed strategies and related infrastructure for providing training and technical assistance to state and local education agencies as well as individual school districts. The SMART Center’s “TACore” provides: 1) Training and consultation/coaching focused on developing workforce capacity (among school staff and community partners) to deliver research-based strategies, policies, and practice models relevant to the education context, 2) Technical assistance focused on building evidence-based, multi-tiered systems of school-based behavioral health, using collaborative decision-making processes guided by local data as well as research evidence, and 3) Program evaluation focused on collecting and analyzing existing (e.g., administrative datasets) and novel (e.g., surveys, focus groups) quantitative and qualitative data to determine the impact of new or existing programs, practices, and policies.
Implementation determinants and outcomes of a technology-enabled service targeting suicide risk in high schools: mixed methods study(2020)Journal of Medical Internet Research - Mental Health7(7):16338.