RARC Welcomes New Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in RWJMS, Marilyn Piccirillo, PhD

Dr. Piccirillo conducts scientific research into expanding initiatives for measurement-based and person-centered care by using smartphone-based methods to improve the scope and precision of clinical assessments and treatments for those with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.

Dr. Piccirillo received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Piccirillo comes to Rutgers after most recently working as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Person-centered Etiology and Assessment Laboratory within the Department of Psychology at University of Washington. Her research uses digital technology and person-centered statistical methods to improve the way we study mental health and substance use and to better understand the needs of those recovering from trauma and those struggling with anxiety and substance use problems. In addition to her research, she is a licensed psychologist in the states of Washington and New York with nearly 10 years of clinical experience using cognitive behavioral, acceptance/mindfulness-based, and dialectical behavioral therapies to help folks manage anxiety, OCD, PTSD, SUD, and chronic suicidality or other forms of self-harm.