Brien received his Bachelor’s of Science with honors in psychology from Davidson College in 2022. At Davidson, Brien studied positive psychology and self-compassion, culminating in an honors thesis on the effects of a 90-minute single session loving-kindness meditation intervention for undergraduate wellbeing. As an RA in the Baker Lab, Brien works on a longitudinal deep phenotyping study performing clinical interviews of patients with major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and related mental illnesses. Most recently, he has begun work on a personal research project helping to implement a clinical measurements initiative at McLean and assess the clinical utility of wearable devices for monitoring sleep and activity in psychiatric inpatients. Brien intends to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology succeeding his time at McLean.
Clinical Measurement Initiative
Clinical Measurement Initiative on North Belknap 1