Meet The Team
Jeremy Chapman, MD
I'm a child & adolescent psychiatrist based at SSM Health Treffert Studios in Wisconsin. I founded PsychChild during my fellowship at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, when I realized that patients opened up to me when I asked them about video games and social media (even though I knew very little about them!).
Matthew Jandrisevits, PhD
Dr. Jandrisevits is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He practices psychotherapy at Children’s Wisconsin with youth from preschool age though young adulthood and their families, and has an interest in promoting healthy behaviors and interactions related to media use, both at home and within the therapy experience. On the PsychChild team, Dr. Jandrisevits engages in activities related to clinical quality and outcome data.
Ashvin Sood, MD
Dr. Sood is a child & adolescent psychiatrist with SSM Health Treffert Studios in Wisconsin. He specializes in the intersectionality of social media and teen's mental health. As part of the team, he oversees rotating medical students, residents, and other trainees. He is also an active member of AACAP's Media Committee, who has published numerous articles and given presentations about topics related to screen time, media, and children's mental health.
Favorite Games: Final Fantasy Seven
Lucia Cheng, MD
Dr. Cheng is a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist in private practice (Phoenix Progressive Psychiatric Services). Dr. Cheng is herself an avid video gamer and specializes in working with adult gamers. She volunteers with nonprofit organizations focused on video games and mental health, and works to educate the mental health professional community about the potential benefits of video games.
Favorite Games: Skyrim, Stardew Valley, Plants vs Zombies.
Casey Berson, MD
Dr. Berson is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist currently working as an APD and serving on the AACAP media committee. She believes that the potential for advocacy and education through PsychChild is immense and amazing.
Favorite Apps: Facebook, Instagram; the library app Libby, Netflix, and her son's daycare app.
Media Psychology Lead
Courtney Garcia, M.Ed.
Courtney is an Instructional Systems Designer and author who holds a Masters in Education with a focus on Social-Emotional Learning. She studies and writes about positive media psychology for her channel, Screen Therapy. Using her education and background as an instructional designer, she's interested in making complex positive media psychology concepts approachable. She also aims to explain how to use this information to benefit our everyday lives with media.
Favorite Apps: TikTok and Stoa (an app for daily Stoicism practice)
Favorite Games/Channels: Witcher 3, The Last of Us (I and II), Hades, Animal Crossing, and Davey Wreden's games. Favorite YouTube channels are currently Kurzgesagt and Markiplier.
Grace is a fourth-year medical student at the Medical College of Wisconsin who is applying to psychiatry residency programs and is interested in community psychiatry, addiction medicine, and psychosis.
Favorite App: Instagram
Armaan Zaré, MD
Dr. Zaré is a PGY-2 resident physician with the University of California, Riverside. Graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin! He aims to breathe new life into the field by weaving in laughter and empathy, recognizing joy as the transformative melody that retunes the music of the mind.
Favorite Show : Jujustu Kaisen
Stella E Uzoewulu
Stella is a fourth year medical student at Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL. Stella is applying to Psychiatry residency programs and is interested in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
Favorite Game: Super Smash Bros
Favorite Show: Demon Slayer
Karolina is a second year medical student at the Medical College of Wisconsin who aspires to become a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist.
Favorite Show: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Andrew is a fourth year medical student at Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL. He is currently applying to psychiatry residency programs and has special interest in psychotherapy and treatment-resistant depression.
Favorite Game: Call of Duty
Favorite Show: Succession
Alex is a fourth year medical student at Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL currently applying for psychiatry residency with a focus in child/adolescent psychiatry and neuromodulation.
Favorite Game: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Favorite Show: Six Feet Under
Wes is a fourth year medical student at Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL currently applying for psychiatry residency.
Favorite Game: Halo franchise
Jacqueline Schaefer, MD
Dr. Schaefer is a PGY-2 psychiatry resident at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center who is passionate about the power of therapy and child psychiatry. She will start her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Nationwide Children's Hospital in July 2024.
Favorite App: Twitter
Dustin Hejdak, MD
Dr. Hejdak (hey-doc) is a PGY-3 psychiatry resident at the Medical College of Wisconsin who plans to utilize his training to treat both adolescents and adults in a variety of psychiatric and multi-disciplinary settings.
Favorite Show: The Punisher
Marissa Pharel, MS
Marissa is a fourth year medical student at Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL. She is currently applying to psychiatry residency and is interested in child & adolescent psychiatry and women’s mental health through the lens of community/cultural psychiatry.
Favorite App: Instagram
Favorite Game: Just Dance (Nintendo switch)