Millions of teens suffer from depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses. Suicide is now the #2 cause of death for teens in the US, and not enough has been done to improve access to effective treatments.
Limbix is passionate about delivering mental health treatment to young people who need it the most, when they need it the most. Our team is uniquely suited to develop prescription digital therapeutics, as we understand the value of pairing clinical expertise with technological innovation. Our diverse team of clinicians, product designers, researchers, and engineers are all focused on one thing: improving the lives of teens through accessible mental health treatment.
Ben is an experienced entrepreneur who started Tapjoy and Karma Science before founding Limbix. Ben has also worked as an Engineering Manager, Engineer, or Product Manager at Google, Microsoft, and Facebook. He has a B.S.E. in Computer Engineering and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He is married with two children and claims to have a killer game of disc golf.
Judy is the CTO at Limbix. Previously she worked as an engineer at Oculus, Facebook, Karma Science, Tripit, Microsoft, and Palm. Judy has a BS in computer science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She loves photography and cooking.
Jeffrey I. Gold is the first Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) for Limbix. Jeffrey received his BA at UC Santa Barbara and his PhD from The California School of Professional Psychology - Alameda. Jeffrey completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder at the Boston VAMC, and a clinical postdoctoral clinician-scientist fellowship at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland in the Departments of Psychiatry an Hematology/Oncology. For the past 20 years Jeffrey has worked at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. Jeffrey has worked with children and adolescents for over 30 years. He is the proud father of 3 amazing kids and an Afican sulcata tortoise named "MR. Biggles." Jeffrey loves to travel, being in nature (the beach), cooking, eating, and listening to live music.
Jessica is a cognitive neuroscientist who leads research at Limbix. She has a B.S in Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology from Emory University, an M.A. and Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from Duke University, and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in translational psychology at UCLA. Her favorite things are putting food into her face, finding new music to listen to, and talking about learning to play the accordion.
Elise is a program manager at Limbix. She received her BA and MA from Stanford University, where she studied the psychological and behavioral effects of virtual reality on empathy. She previously worked in the Virtual Human Interaction Lab at Stanford, where she designed immersive, educational experiences to increase pro-social attitudes and behaviors. Outside of Limbix, Elise runs a youth field hockey club program, coaching young women ages 8-21.
Gabe is a product manager who specializes in building products that improve people's health and wellbeing. Gabe has a background in psychology, growth marketing, and design, and he brings empathy and a scientific approach to product development. He received a BS in Psychology from the University of Melbourne.
Aarthi is a Research Director at Limbix with a B.S. in Cognitive Science from Carnegie Mellon University and a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Aarthi completed two post doctoral fellowships before working as a Scientific Research Director in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. She loves the ocean, travel, trashy television shows, and animals.
Inger is a global quality and regulatory expert in the areas of software, Mobile MedicalApps, cybersecurity and data privacy. She has over 25 years of industry experience both advising and working with successful start-up companies from their initialization through to IPO. Inger spends most of her spare time with her family, cooking, and traveling. She is always searching for the latest in XBox gaming but still enjoys traditional Dungeons and Dragons. She plays softball, golfs every summer and is an avid hot yoga enthusiast, at least during the winter months!
Josh is a software engineer at Limbix. He holds a BS and MS in computer science from Vanderbilt University, with coursework and research focusing on virtual reality. Outside of work, Josh is an avid ice hockey fan and a wildly unsuccessful singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
Xin is a product designer at Limbix. She is passionate about creating products that have emotional connections with people. Xin is a licensed therapist in the state of California and obtained her MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from University of Rochester. She also loves hotpot and enjoys sleuthing for house plants on weekends.
Matthew is a software engineer at Limbix living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He graduated with B.S. in Computer Science from UNC Chapel Hill and has spent his early career focusing on Healthcare Technology UnitedHealth/Optum and now Limbix. Outside of work Matthew enjoys trying restaurants in Minneapolis, attending concerts, walking/hiking, and catching up on current events.
Melanie is an associate product manager at Limbix. She received her BS from Duke University, where she studied Computer Science and Psychology. Before joining Limbix, she worked as a software engineer at Google and LinkedIn, and conducted research in behavioral economics at the Duke USDA-BECR center. Outside of Limbix, Mel loves to ski, play tennis, bike around the hilly streets of San Francisco, and photography.
Katie is a content strategist at Limbix committed to creating inclusive design solutions that reduce societal barriers and stigma experienced by those living with mental illness, chronic illness, and disability. She previously worked in elementary school classrooms, adapting curriculum to accommodate students with disabilities, and studied psychology and human development at the University of California, San Diego. Her home is a constant rotation of foster animals and paint colors.
Brandon is a Clinical UX Researcher at Limbix. He received a BA and Masters from UC Berkeley, researching ethical and efficacious ways to utilize technologies' affordances to tackle social science issues. Go Bears! Before Limbix, he worked as a UX Researcher at Curology and was a Researcher in various academic labs at Cal. His favorite things are spending time with his two kiddos, reading, exercising, playing the guitar, and eating copious amounts of Ferrero Rocher chocolates.
Janel is the Clinical Research Administrator at Limbix. She has a B.S. in Biology from Harding University, a M.S. in Biology from TWU, and a M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies from UTHSCA. She has an extensive background in clinical research ranging from protocol development, study recruitment and maintenance, through study closure. Outside of Limbix, she loves reading, cooking, and spending time with her family.
Lauren is a research coordinator at Limbix. She received her BS in Psychology and previously worked in research focused on visual supports and their ability to help facilitate the daily lives of adults with developmental disabilities. Outside of Limbix, Lauren loves spending time in the sun, traveling, and being around her close family and friends.
Vera is a Research Coordinator at Limbix with a B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology and a B.A in Psychology from UC Berkeley. Her previous research experience involved assessing cardiovascular measures as indicators of anxiety and depression disorders and fMRI measures to study cognitive and behavioral components in consumer behavior. In her free time, Vera enjoys working on art and illustrations and watching and discussing film and tv.
Ian is a clinical research coordinator at Limbix. He received his BA in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University and has previously conducted research exploring mobile phones, virtual reality and other screen media in health and human development. Prior to joining Limbix, Ian researched applications of virtual reality to facilitate communication and daily life skills with autistic individuals. Outside of work, he enjoys outdoor activities like hiking and camping, cooking for friends and family, and the occasional round of golf.
Emily is a Clinical Research Coordinator at Limbix. She received her B.A. in Psychology and Cognitive Science from the University of Virginia, and she is pursuing an M.S. in Clinical Psychology. Her previous research experiences include understanding and treating anxiety using easily-accessible, evidence-based interventions. Outside of Limbix, Emily enjoys trail running in the woods with her dog, practicing yoga, and testing out new recipes on her friends and family.
Phoebe is a Clinical Research Coordinator at Limbix. She graduated from Stanford with a B.A. in Psychology. Her previous research experience involves assisting intensive sleep studies at Brigham and Women’s hospital and looking into the mind and body interaction at Stanford. She enjoys running, road biking, having picnics with friends and going back to the UK to see family!