Alinne Barrera, PhD is a California licensed clinical psychologist (PSY 22835). Her scholarly work is focused on depression prevention, intervention adaptations, and the use of technology to deliver maternal mental health resources. As a trainee, she built a strong foundation in the detection and treatment of major depression using standardized measures and evidence-based interventions. During the past 15 years Dr. Barrera has dedicated her research program to adapting and empirically testing internet and SMS versions of the Mothers and Babies Course/Curso Mamás y Bebés (MB), a prevention of postpartum depression intervention originally designed as an in-person group intervention for high risk perinatal persons.
Dr. Barrera completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley, her doctoral degree at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral NIMH-funded fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. She is an Associate Professor in the Clinical Psychology PhD Program at Palo Alto University and serves as Associate Director at the Institute for International Internet Interventions for Health (i4Health).