Emily Kline, PHD

Dr. Kline is the leader of the MILO team. She is a clinical psychologist, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, and the director of psychological services for the Wellness and Recovery After Psychosis Clinic at Boston Medical Center. She is an expert on early intervention in psychosis and the needs of families dealing with mental illness. Her research focuses on mental health care access, treatment outcomes, and family communication. Dr. Kline also enjoys writing and speaking for popular audiences about young adult development and family communication.


Bediha Ipekci, PHD

Dr. Ipekci is a post-doctoral fellow at Boston Medical Center and a MILO trainer. She completed her PhD at the University of Massachusetts Boston and her doctoral internship at Boston Medical Center’s Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology. She is an experienced practitioner and teacher of motivational interviewing. 


Jada Gibbs

Jada Gibbs is a research coordinator who has previous experience working with children with autism, conducting research regarding suicide ideation, and working with women experiencing homelessness. She now works with patients experiencing psychosis and coordinates research to inform and improve their care. On the MILO team, she coordinates the School of Hard Talks Facilitator trainings.


Heather Thibeau

Heather is the lead research assistant for MILO studies. She found her love for psychology while studying at Stonehill College in Easton, MA. She has worked in research at Bradley Hospital in Providence, RI and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Previously, she co-developed an MI intervention for adolescents at risk of developing substance related disorders. She is on the MILO team to help recruit study participants, keep in contact with those in the study, and be a resource to answer any questions you may have.


Beshaun Davis, PHD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine


Kelly English, PHD, LICSW

Deputy Commissioner of Child, Youth and Family Services, MA Department of Mental Health


Alicia Fenley, MA

PhD Candidate in Psychology, Boston University


Theresa McIntyre

Director of Family Driven Practice, Metro Boston Area, MA Department of Mental Health


Matcheri Keshavan, MD

Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center