Simone Schriger, MA is a doctoral student in clinical psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a member of the Accelerating Research-to-Practice in Community Health (ARCH) Lab at the Penn Center for Mental Health, working with Dr. Rinad Beidas. Schriger is dedicated to a career focused on increasing the accessibility of mental health care in resource-limited environments domestically and internationally. As a Thomas J. Watson fellow, she studied motivations for donation of body parts and products in Malawi, South Africa, and India. As a Davis Fellow for Peace, she studied restorative justice practices in Rwanda. At Penn, Schriger works at the confluence of implementation science, global health, and mental health. She carried out her Master’s thesis at Penn on clinical supervision in community mental health agencies in Philadelphia. Her current work focuses on the role of community health workers in bridging gaps in mental health care and in increasing the sustainment and scalability of evidence-based practices in community settings. Schriger is also interested in better understanding the principles of ethical and equitable research partnerships globally and seeks to utilize her research to increase equity and social justice.
Schriger graduated as a member of Phi Beta Kappa from Bates College in 2014 and was awarded two post-graduate fellowships to carry out global research following her graduation.