Scientific consultation

Starting a behavioral & mental health research study? We can help!

The BRIGHTEN Center provides consultation and training services to researchers within and outside the UCSF system – even help with thesis and dissertations – to help you put together a research proposal, train your research staff, and help you with your clinical trials. Areas of expertise are:

  • Treatment manual and fidelity measure development;
  • Psychosocial and neuroscience theories of behavior and behavioral change;
  • Cultural translation of therapies;
  • Standardized clinical assessments (e.g.: SCID);
  • Research assistant quality review;
  • Understanding the NIMH RDoC;
  • Writing grants for NIMH;
  • Running your research team;
  • Community Based Participatory Research Methods;
  • Randomized Control Trial Design;
  • Recruitment and retention methods;
  • How to do internet and mobile research NEW!

How it works:

  1. Contact Patricia Arean ( or Joaquin Anguera ( via email
  2. Please put BRIGHTEN Center Consultation in the title of your email
  3. You will hear back from us in 48 hours