Reid is a Co-Founder of CheckUp & Choices and the Director and Senior Scientist of the Research Division. He oversees current research projects as well as ensuring the scientific accuracy of all product-related materials. Reid has been developing digital interventions for people with alcohol and drug problems for 25 years and has published more than 60 papers, books, and book chapters. He is a leader in his field, receiving multiple honors from his colleagues.Reid believes that helping individuals recover from substance misuse can have a significant positive impact on them, their families and their communities. This led Reid to found CheckUp & Choices, creating an avenue to disseminate evidence-based interventions to those who need them. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from Washington State University and is a Research Associate Professor in the Psychology Department of The University of New Mexico.
Aaron has spent more than 20 years in management and advisory roles for biotech, pharmaceutical, and medtech companies in the US and Europe. He has worked in the Business Strategy group at Merck & Co, in the Pharma and Medtech practice at McKinsey and Company, and then as CFO of Aker Biomarine ASA before becoming the CEO of Trygg Pharma. At Trygg, Aaron was responsible for the successful development and approval of two Omega-3 based prescription drugs. Through Trygg’s funding of Inspirion Development Sciences, he was responsible for another two FDA-approved products based on Inspirion’s innovative abuse-deterrent technology. Aaron is a founding Member of Kermes Saffron & Ebony, LLC, an active investor in transformative health technology companies. Aaron has a B.S. from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
William serves as a Project Director for CheckUp & Choices and Principal Investigator on new research projects. He’s been developing web-based interventions for alcohol and drug problems for over ten years. William is passionate about helping people cultivate their well-being, especially through technology. Through CheckUp & Choices, William hopes to significantly expand the effectiveness of both new and traditional therapies. William received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of New Mexico.
Bob played a leadership role in treatment and recovery research at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) for over two decades. During his tenure, Bob focused on expanding research initiatives to improve behavioral treatments and health services around alcohol use disorder. In addition, he has been the recipient of numerous awards and has published widely on alcohol treatment and health services research. Bob did his undergraduate work in Psychology at the University of California, Riverside and received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Claremont Graduate School. He is a licensed psychologist in the District of Columbia. Bob is deeply committed to the idea that treatment for alcohol use disorders should be accessible, attractive, effective, reasonably priced, and tailored to individual needs and preferences. Bob serves as a science advisor for CheckUp & Choices.
Linda is the President’s Distinguished Professor of Excellence at Nova Southeastern University and a motivational interviewing trainer. An internationally acclaimed researcher, author and educator in the field of addictions and behavioral-cognitive therapy, she is a past president of both the Society of Clinical Psychology of the APA and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and is currently the President-Elect of the Society of Addiction Behaviors of APA. She has published eight books, authored more than 300 articles and book chapters, and currently serves on nine editorial boards. Linda has been recognized as a leader in the field of addictions psychology through numerous professional awards including the Betty Ford award and the ABCT Lifetime Achievement Award. Linda received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California, Irvine. Linda serves as a science advisor for CheckUp & Choices.
Richard Saitz MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM, is Chair and Professor of Community Health Sciences at Boston University (BU) School of Public Health, Professor of Medicine at BU School of Medicine, and multiple principal investigator (MPI) of the BU Clinical Translational Science Institute. He is a general internist primary care physician, and an addiction medicine specialist at the Grayken Center on Addiction and the Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, at Boston Medical Center. He Chaired the Treatment and Services review committee for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, is associate editor of JAMA, and Editor in Chief of Journal of Addiction Medicine, Section Editor and sole author of key chapters in UpToDate on unhealthy substance use, editor of the ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine textbook, founding Editor Emeritus of Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, former editor of the BMJ’s Evidence-Based Medicine, and author of about 350 publications.He was President of the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA), and is President of the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE).Major awards include Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Boston Jaycees Ten Outstanding Young Leaders Award, Best Doctors in America®, AMERSA’s W. Anderson Spickard, Jr. Excellence in Mentorship Award, the R. Brinkley Smithers Distinguished Scientist Award (ASAM), and the Research Society on Alcoholism Distinguished Researcher Award.
Sheri is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of experience developing and implementing pioneering programs that produce behavior change. Sheri guided all behavioral science efforts for patients, employees, and providers during her 16-year tenure as the Director of Behavioral Science Integration at Kaiser Permanente. Earlier in her career, she worked as a scientist for the World Health Organization where she developed award-winning, global models of care for chronic conditions and published two books. Sheri has maintained a private consulting practice throughout her career and is now focused exclusively on helping organizations meet their goals through the behavioral change of patients, providers, employees, customers, and leaders. Sheri received her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico and currently serves as a scientific and implementation advisor to CheckUp & Choices.
Caroline spearheads communications initiatives for CheckUp & Choices, generating awareness about both substance misuse and CheckUp & Choices as a solution. Caroline joined the team after serving in the Bloomberg and DeBlasio administrations at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where she oversaw citywide multi-media campaigns to educate New Yorkers about alcohol and opioid use, and the many prevention, treatment and care services available. Caroline is dedicated to de-stigmatizing substance misuse so more people can come forward for resources and support. Caroline holds a MS & BFA from New York University.
Ben leads Analytics for CheckUp & Choices, tracking and quantifying the company’s progress toward its mission. Ben provides internal and external analysis that is the cornerstone of our data driven approach. He is an experienced analytical leader, as an example, he worked on the launch of Capital One’s first online acquisition and servicing product. Ben is dedicated to helping CheckUp & Choices, its partner organizations and ultimately the people struggling with substance misuse to understand what actions can have a positive impact. Ben received a BA from Harvard College.
Nancy serves as an advisor to CheckUp & Choices, focusing on Data Science and Analytics. When not working with CheckUp & Choices, Nancy leads Applied Analytics LLC, a Data Science and Analytics consulting practice. Previously, Nancy was the Vice President of Analytics and Data Science at Opower, a software company that pioneered the use of Data Science and Behavioral Science to reduce energy consumption. Prior to Opower, Nancy was the Managing Director of Analytics at the Corporate Executive Board. Nancy graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Masters of Science in Engineering Economic Systems. Nancy joined CheckUp & Choices to help people make data-driven decisions that improve their quality of life and the world around them.
Checkup and Choices LLC
Effective Date: March 26, 2019
Checkup & Choices LLC
9426 Indian School Road NE, Suite 1
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CHECKUP AND CHOICES LLC TERMS OF SERVICE
LAST UPDATED: FEBRUARY 17, 2018Checkup and Choices LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Checkup & Choices”), owns and maintains the website upon which we have placed these Terms of Service for your review (the “Site”). The Site is made available to you for your personal information and education. The program(s) presented through the Site, and the content, tools, reports, material, information or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of this Site (collectively, the “Program”) is educational and not treatment. Your access to and use of the Site and the Program (collectively, the “Services”) are subject to the following Terms of Service. Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using the Services, so that you fully understand your rights and responsibilities. By accepting these Terms of Service, either by clicking “I Accept” below or by continuing to use the Services, you agree to these Terms of Service. If you do not agree with these Terms of Service, please exit the Site and discontinue use of the Services. In the event of a medical emergency, call 911. Do not disregard or delay seeking medical advice because of content you have read or information you have received through your use of the Services. The Services are educational and are not medical advice. Neither the Services nor communications you receive through your use of the Services are monitored for medical diagnostics or emergency health care purposes. The Program is not a substitute for a full evaluation or treatment by a healthcare professional. While the information provided here is based on sound scientific research, each person is unique. The Program is an interactive version of self-help. Should you have any health care-related or mental health care-related questions, please call or see your qualified health care practitioner promptly. Always consult with local professionals, such as physicians, psychologists, psychotherapists or other qualified health care, spiritual or religious leaders, or their associate practitioners before starting on a program of personal change. Never disregard medical advice or mental health treatment or delay in seeking it because of something you have read or heard on this Site. You will not be engaging in a therapist-patient relationship in any way when you use the Services. The Services are not directly or indirectly practicing psychotherapy, nor dispensing medical or psychotherapeutic services. Nothing stated or posted through the Services is intended to be, and must not be taken to be, the practice of medicine or the provision of medical care.